4.24.14 Throwback Thursday

April 24th, 2014 by eburket @ 10:22 am

Cooper Library bridge

Date for this photo is unknown, but probably late 70s or early 80s.

It’s so interesting that no one has a backpack.

Studying for the GRE?

April 24th, 2014 by eburket @ 9:23 am

GRE study guides are popular, and our print guides are often checked out. You can check availability for them in our library catalog. Try a keyword search for “gre study guides.”

You can find some practice tests and reviews of the GRE at Learning Express, one of our databases. You can find it on the Where Can I Find? page. Click on Graduate School Admissions Exams.

You’ll also find career and other college information on this guide.

Remember if you need help, please Ask A Librarian!

4.23.14 Daily Photo

April 23rd, 2014 by eburket @ 10:55 am


See more photos on our Flickr page.

CAPS Stressbuster Event 10am-Noon

April 23rd, 2014 by eburket @ 10:43 am

CAPS is holding a stressbuster event outside Cooper Library from 10am until noon.

Come blow bubbles, eat some food, play some games (there’s hopscotch!) and best of all, pet a dog!

4.22.14 Daily Photo

April 22nd, 2014 by eburket @ 10:26 am

Prime exam studying real estate.

3 Minute Limit-Intellectual Property Day Event

April 22nd, 2014 by eburket @ 9:19 am

3 Minute Limit eventCome explore the complexities of intellectual property rights and learn ways that you can expand your access to multimedia resources.

Join us for 3 Minute Limit. This open house style event will be held tomorrow, April 23rd from 1:00pm – 2:00pm and repeating from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.

The structure will be informal and multimedia-centric, but will also contain a series of brief three minute discussions led by Librarians Jan Comfort and Andrew Wesolek on topics ranging from patents and trademarks in the motion-picture industry to copyright basics, openly available resources, and the “fair use” of copyright-protected materials.

You can tweet your questions in real time to @librarian4ip or @AndrewWesolek and be sure to use the #worldipday.

We’ll be displaying #worldipday tweets on the digital signage in the lobby.

4.21.14 Daily Photo

April 21st, 2014 by eburket @ 11:47 am

World Intellectual Property Day book display

World Intellectual Property Day Display

April 21st, 2014 by eburket @ 8:54 am

wip dayWorld Intellectual Property Day was established to raise awareness of the ways in which copyright, designs, patents, and trademarks influence daily life. It is an annual celebration of creativity as well as a celebration of the contributions of creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe.

This year, the theme of World Intellectual Property Day is: Movies – a Global Passion. Cooper Library will celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with a presentation titled ‘3 Minute Limit: Brief Talks on Intellectual Property Rights and Multimedia,’ to be held in the Brown Room on Wednesday, April 23rd at 1pm and 2pm.

With this in mind, a display of items has been set up on top of the TAPS bookshelf on the west side of Cooper Library’s 4th floor; the content of the display ranges from copyright and intellectual property to modern film and cinematic history. The display will remain up throughout the rest of April and as always, every item on display is available for checkout at the Circulation Desk in Cooper Library.

–Maggie Smith

4.16.14 Daily Photo

April 16th, 2014 by eburket @ 10:30 am

Research consultation in Learning Commons West, with coffee, of course.

Book Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

April 16th, 2014 by eburket @ 9:40 am

Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Philadelphia: Quirk Books, 2011.

Popular Reading, PS3618.I3985M57 2011.

“I’m Jacob, I wanted to say. I’ve been looking for you. But my jaw had come unhinged, and all I could do was stare.” – page 121

missperegrineJacob Portman grew up listening to his grandfather tell stories: stories about a Welsh island, stories about the monsters that chased him to the island, and stories about a group of peculiar children he met when he arrived. Jacob has always loved his grandfather’s stories – because of them, he yearns for adventure – but as he grows older, Jacob realizes the stories cannot possibly be true. With mingled anger and regret, Jacob stops believing.

But when Jacob finds his grandfather, dying, out in the woods, he also sees something unexplainable lurking nearby and it is something only he can see. Jacob begins to think that his grandfather’s stories may have been true after all. Hoping to learn more about his grandfather and to make sense of his grandfather’s cryptic dying words, Jacob travels to the island at the center of his childhood. On the island, Jacob may finally get to have adventures of his own.

Ransom Riggs’ New York Times best seller, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is a haunting mixture of fantasy and realism. Using authentic found photographs, Riggs weaves a world in which children can be invisible and float through the air; they can create fire out of nothing and grow vegetation at will. It is a world where monsters exist in the shadows but threaten to soon abandon the dark. Riggs creates a strange setting that serves as a foundation for an inventive narrative peppered with historical fact – it is a setting wherein readers will experience both the familiar and the fresh.

Review by Maggie Mason Smith, MLIS