Archive for October, 2009

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

With Halloween just two days away now is the time to come to the library to check out some of the many classic tales and novels we have to offer. Here is a short list of some of the books you will find in our collection:

Edgar Allan Poe –  Be sure to check out the story Fall of the House of Usher

The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe (PS2601 .H3 1965)

Complete poems and stories of Edgar Allen Poe (PS2601 .Q5)

Washington Irving – The author of perhaps one of the most famous Halloween story.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Juv. PZ7.I68 Le 1966)

HP Lovecraft – The author/creator of the Necronomicon and Cthulhu.

Tales (PS3523.O833 A6 2005)

Mary Shelley – We have a few copies of Shelley’s classic novel.

Frankenstein (PR5397.F73 S54 1999), (PR5397.F73 H86 1996) & (PR5397 .F7 1961)

Bram Stoker – What Halloween themed list would be complete without Dracula?

Dracula (PR6037.T617 D7 1997), (PR6037.T617 D7 1992) & (PR6037.T617 D7 2008b)

You can also find other ghostly tales in short story collections from authors such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and Ambrose Bierce.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

“The Archives Behind the Scenes,” hosted by College Archivist Jane Subramanian on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Crumb Library, room 234. For more details click here.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

In celebration of National Chemistry Week, Oct 19-24, the American Chemical Society is offering free access to the ACS Symposium Series; peer-reviewed books in all areas of chemistry.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

As of October 18th the Crumb Library is open extended hours. Thanks to a deal struck with the SGA the library will remain open until 1am Sundays through
Wednesdays until December 16th. So grab your books, laptops and some coffee and settle in! If you have any questions or need research assistance just ask, we are here to help.

**For full hours of operation click here

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

President Barack Obama has declared October to be National Information Literacy Awareness Month. His proclamation states: “I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the important role information plays in our daily lives, and appreciate the need for a greater understanding of its impact.” Read his proclamation here

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

A recent story has identified “10 sites that take online government to the next level.” These are  sites run by agencies of government at various levels. Take a look at these exemplary efforts:

  1. FDsys: the new Federal Digital System. This is the flagship site of the Government Printing Office. It’s growing collection includes many vital documents from Congress and the executive.
  2. Access to machine-readable data sets generated by agencies of the government.  A related site is, which provides data on contracts and grants.
  3.  This intranet site “brings speed and connectivity to the field of software development.”  It is accessible to Dept. of Defense personnel and supporting contractors.
  4.  This “best new innovative product” helps travelers plan their trips within the San Francisco public transit system
  5.  The State Department website keeps track of the work and travels of the Secretary of State, and employs social networking technology to gather input from the public.
  6. The redesigned official website for the state of Utah gets kudos for it’s aesthetics and functionality.
  7.  A one-stop source for science data from the feds. Do a single search of 38 data sources — or about 200 million documents.
  8.  Do most of your post office errands online; and get all the postal regulations.  A related site is:
  9.  Great content on over 800 topics; and see the related site
  10.  This site centralizes expertise on best practices in web design.  In addition to policies and regulations, it offers advice and training.