Library Program: “Long View from the Front Range: A Century of Avifaunal Change in Colorado”


Jameson F. Chace, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Biology & Biomedical Sciences
February 27, 4:00pm
McKillop Library

Drawing from field notebooks, museum collections, published and unpublished field studies, and volumes of notes and records from amateur bird watchers, Chace will share his sabbatical research in which he documented a century of bird population and community change in Boulder County, Colorado from 1894 to 2010.  He will look at how the needs of a growing human population, change in landscape and conservation efforts have impacted the avifaunal community during this time period.


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“Tech Bytes” Technology Series – Feb. 11 – March 25



Feb. 11 – Connect and Collaborate: Study Room 204 Technology Demonstration
Study room 204 has been equipped with a 60” wall-mount flat screen TV display, Cable TV access, touch screen control panel, dedicated PC with wireless keyboard/mouse and webcam, conference-style seating and connections for various devices and laptops for projection on the big screen. Come see a demonstration of how you can use the room to collaborate on projects in-person and remotely via Skype. Presenter: Lori Barile, Learning Commons Librarian

Feb. 18 – Classroom Technology: What’s New, What’s Not – From a Little, to a Lot
Take a look at some innovations happening in classroom technology around campus and at other institutions. Anything from low-tech classrooms, to classrooms built for collaboration on a high technology scale. See how new ideas are breaking down the traditional classroom set-up. Presenter: Brian McDonnell, Director of User Support Services

Feb. 25 – Just Pin It: Collecting and Organizing Digital Information Visually with Pinterest
Wondering what all the hype is about Pinterest? If you prefer pictures over a list of hyperlinks in your browser favorites; if you are planning an event or project (i.e. wedding, vacation, house remodel); if you are actively engaged in a hobby (cooking, running, you name it); or if you just like to collect and share good ideas you find on the internet–Pinterest is for you. Come learn how to set up your own boards and collect all the great stuff you find on the internet. Presenter: Annette Torrey, Director of Center for Teaching & Learning

March 4 – Discover the Benefits of E-books
Many sources of free e-books for academic and recreational use are available from McKillop Library, Rhode Island’s public libraries, and other sources such as Project Gutenberg. Discover the value of searchable full-text online books, and how e-books can improve your research process. Learn how you can download and read e-books on your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device. Presenter: Ingrid Levin, Research & Instruction Librarian


March 18 – Print, Scan, Copy!
Learn all that our Ricoh Multifunction machines have to offer. We will cover printing in black and white as well as color, double-sided (duplex) printing, scan-to-email or USB or memory card, selecting alternate paper sizes and connecting a laptop to print wirelessly. Presenter: Lisa Kenyon, Special Programs Librarian

March 25 – Search like A Google Ninja
Are you like most and don’t look beyond the first five results in your search? Learn how to use today’s Google environment to sort and filter search results in ways that reveal compelling new sources, even without formulating complex queries. Presenter: Olga Verbeek, Associate Director, Collections and Research Services

Questions? Contact Lori Barile, Learning Commons Librarian, at [email protected] or x2237

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Library Display: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964


Library Displays: 1st Floor Foyer & Book Display Case–“50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964”


This month, McKillop Library celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with a display of books chronicling the long-ranging effects of the law and a foyer display of historical materials related to the law’s passing. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin. It signaled the end of “Jim Crow” laws and the concept of “separate but equal.” It also put the full weight of the federal government behind ending violence and the culture of fear in the Jim Crow South.

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Displays and blog content created by Dawn Emsellem, Research & Instruction Librarian

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