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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Maltby Scholarship Winner


Congratulations to Cody Byers, recipient of the 2nd annual Dr. Albert E. Maltby Award.  Cody is a Junior, majoring in English and Professional Studies.  She has been working for Bailey Library in the Reference/IMC areas for two years.  Well done, Cody, and we at Bailey Library wish you continued academic success at SRU.


Winning Word Search

Emily Sivak is the winner of the National Women's History Month word search contest.  Emily's winning entry was pulled the first week in April and she was presented with a gift card from the SGA Book Store.  Congrats, Emily.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Not My Life
 
 
Thanks to everyone who came to Bailey Library's human trafficking awareness event to see the 2 showings of the film, Not My Life, on January 30. Attendance for both exceeded our expectations. Special thanks to our host, Jane Smith, for making us aware of this problem all around us, and whose dedication to this cause is inspiring.
We learned that human trafficking is everywhere.  Statistics show in the U.S. there have been cases reported in all 50 states.  Victims of modern slavery can be children or adults, U.S. citizens or foreign nationals, male or female.  It is a world-wide problem that must be stopped.
All of us are touched by modern slavery every day--the food we eat, the products we buy and the consumer items we use on a daily basis probably were produced or touched by those held in involuntary servitude. 
Take a stand.  Right here.  Right now.  Today.  Visit http://slaveryfootprint.org/ to see how your consumer choices impact global slavery.  Then contact Dr. Cindy LaCom (cindy.lacom@sru.edu) to express your interest in joining an on-campus organization to raise awareness and combat child labor, sexual exploitation of women and children, involuntary servitude, and other forms of human trafficking. 
Let's make a difference.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Like a good scare?

 



If you are looking for a good scary read for the Halloween season, who better than author Stephen King to scare the pants off you?  His new book, Doctor Sleep, picks up with the life of Dan Torrence (from The Shining).  Now middle-aged, Dan has been drifting around for decades trying to shake his father's legacy of despair, alchoholism, and violence. He settles in at a job at a nursing home where he uses his shining power to comfort the dying in their last moments.  Then, he meets ups with 12-year old, Abra Stone, whose spectacular gift (the brightest shining ever seen) draws him into her life and awakens his own demons.  An epic battle of good and evil results and he finds himself fighting for Abra's very life and soul!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Congratulations, Kayla


Kayla Reckner, a Public Health major, is the recipient of Bailey Library's Healthfest prize.  Her name was pulled from 73 total entries.  Congratulations, Kayla.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

JamRock Rocks Library!


As entertainment for the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Research Services Center held September 25, JamRock performed a hiphop number.  Front row: Emily King, London Parris, Caitlin Paul Back row: Kendra Jones, President Cheryl Norton, Katie Marchese. Thanks, girls, for a great performance!

President Norton hosts Grand Opening of Research Services Center




On September 25, President Cheryl Norton and Phil Tramdack cut the ribbon signifying the official opening of Bailey Library's newly renovated Research Services Center.  Upgrades to the Center include energy efficient lighting, flexible study areas, carpeting, digital displays, smart boards, lower shelving units, and new furniture. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

No computers available? Check out a Laptop!


Did you know Bailey Library has nearly 80 laptops available for use in the building, and soon that number will jump to 107?  Newly located in the Research Services Center, the laptops lending service point is in room 122 (formerly the disabilities office).  Any student can stop by and check one out with a valid SRU ID.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Welcome Back SRU Students!

If you haven't already seen this display, check it out in the stairwell.  All the leaves, pumpkins, and chair were made from weeded library books.