Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rinderpest Eradication - World Veterinarian Year

The library's May exhibit, the first rotating display, will feature the Rinderpest and its eradication. The eradication was declared April 14, 2011 in the Republic of Mali, and then on various dates in other countries. This is the first disease ever declared completely eradicated in the history of the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) history.

Rinderpest is a panzoonotic disease that has regularly devastated buffalo and cattle herds in Asia and Europe and has occasionally caused havoc in North Africa. For information on the Global Rinderpest Eradication Programme and the disease itself please visit the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Animal Production and Health Division website.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

EndNote & Cite While You Write

Are you using EndNote to manage your citations? If you aren't you probably should. EndNote is one example of bibliographic management software. Software that allows you to gather and save article citations.

EndNote allows you to manually enter, import, or upload citations from research into one central library. From this library you will be able format the citations into one of many available citation styles, i.e. APA, AMA, Vancouver, to name a few. Once you have gathered and organized your citations you will then be able to write your paper and insert these citations into a MS Word document using the EndNote add-on called Cite While You Write (CWYW).

CWYW resides in MS Word and allows the author to choose citations from an EndNote library and insert those citation into the body of the document, in the chosen citation style. At the same time it also creates your references page, also in correct citation format. These two tools can make inserting your citations and writing your paper much easier.

To download EndNote please visit the library's download page. For EndNote training watch the library's workshop guide or contact the reference and outreach department to schedule a training session.

2011 is World Veterinary Year

This is the year that veterinarians around the world are called upon to promote their profession and educate the community on what veterinarians do and can do not only for our animal friends but for mankind as a whole. Veterinarians have been treating animal and and by extension humankind for over 250 years, from the original “horse doctors” to the modern day small animal cardiologists; the veterinary field has grown and specialized.

Locally the Pumerantz Library is teaming up with Western University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to provide displays on the history of not only the field of veterinary medicine in general but also the College, faculty and deans. The Library will have one featured display showcasing the history of veterinary medicine as wells as the history of WesternU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. We will also have smaller display that will feature a different rotating topic.

To stay current with World Veterinary Year events at the library watch this blog, check out our Facebook page or stop by the Pumerantz Library often to see what’s currently being featured. For more information on the World Veterinary Year organization please visit the Vet 2011 site.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Undercover Boss - Higher Ed (library edition)

It seems that the May 1 season finale of Undercover Boss on CBS will feature the Chancellor of UC Riverside. Chancellor White will go "undercover" as an assistant chemistry professor, track coach, tour guide and a library worker. Here is an article about his experience from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

While I normally don't post recommendations to watch a television program, this one seems worthy. Keep and eye out for it and share your thoughts here after it airs.

Monday, April 4, 2011

National Library Week 2011

Celebrate National Library Week
April 10 – 16

Libraries are places for new beginnings. Whether you are getting your first library card, learning new skills, or starting your research, the library is the place where your story begins. This National Library Week, join our nation’s libraries and librarians and create your own story @ your library.

The Pumerantz Library would like to help you accomplish this by providing ways to enhance your learning and help you to create your future.

We have several programs available during National Library Week.

To register for any of these programs click on the link provided or visit the Pumerantz Library Workshop guide and register there.

Academic and special libraries help millions of Americans begin the next chapter in their lives every day. Celebrate today by visiting the Pumerantz Library - in person or online and create your own story @ your library.