Tuesday, September 30, 2008

BLACKBOARD Access through My.Edinboro starts October 3rd.

Please note, that starting on October 3rd, your access to Blackboard will be through my.Edinboro.

is your personalized portal to information and applications from one secure, centralized location. You will find a link on the Edinboro home page, or simply type my.edinboro.edu and check it out!

Friday, September 26, 2008

New Praxis II Content Knowledge Practice Test Available

Praxis II: Content Knowledge Practice Tests Now Available
Achieving a passing score on one or more components of the ETS's Praxis II®: Subject
Assessments is often a requirement for teacher certification or licensure in the majority of states.

The Subject Assessments' Content Knowledge tests measure a prospective teacher's thinking skills as well as the knowledge of the specific subjects he or she plans on teaching.
LearningExpress now offers essential practice for three of the most widely taken Content Knowledge tests: Early Childhood: Content Knowledge, Elementary Education: Content Knowledge, and Middle School: Content Knowledge. The purpose of these tests is to ensure that a prospective educator is qualified to teach, and the goal of the LearningExpress Praxis II: Content Knowledge Practice Tests is to ensure that teachers pass!

We offer two full online practice exams per content area that duplicate the format, content, timing, and scoring of the official Content Knowledge Practice Test. All come with instant online scoring and detailed answer explanations

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Spoons, Spoons and more Spoons -- Library Exhibit

Coming into the library, just past the gate, is a display case full of SPOONS. The spoons are from the collection of Marjorie Netzler, the mother of Ms Dana Kelly, the Baron-Forness Library Secretary. There are round spoons, oblong spoons, decorated spoons, John Deer spoons, mussel shell shaped spoons and, well just you come and see. Among the spoons are books, From hand to mouth, or, How we invented knives, forks, spoons, and chopsticks, & the table manners to go with them by James Cross Giblin, Six silver spoons with pictures by Robert Quackenbush and Eight centuries of European knives, forks, and spoons : an art collection by Klaus Marquardt. The books were chosen by Dr. Andrea Wyman, Curriculum Materials Librarian.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Library Display -- Honoring Hispanic Culture

Honoring Hispanic Culture: Members of the Latino Student organization of EUP have set up a display of items reflecting their proud heritage. Included are musical instruments, currencies, books, and informational materials. Location: 2nd floor .

Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

U.S. Surgeon General: Antonia Coello Novello, 1990–1993. She was also the first woman ever to hold the position.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dare to Look at a Banned Book Quiz

Baron-Forness Library's First Ever Dare to Look at a Banned Book Quiz. Click Here to retrieve the Quiz, print it out and deposit it in the Banned books Quiz Box at the Circulation Desk. You could win the book ends here holding up Gray's Anatomy and the Bible, both banned books.

Contest Winner will be E-mailed on October 30th.

Semester break and holiday hours

Listed below are our hours of operation over the semester break and Christmas / New Year holidays:

  • Mon. 12/15 - Fri. 12/19 8am-4:30pm

  • Sat. 12/20 - Sun. 12/21 Closed

  • Mon. 12/22 - Tues. 12/23 8am-4:30pm

  • Wed. 12/24 - Sun. 1/4 CLOSED

  • Mon. 1/5 - Fri. 1/9 - 8am-4:30pm

  • Sat. 1/10 - Sun. 1/11 - CLOSED

Resume normal hours on Monday, 1/12

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Library Archives Display "From Conception to Adulthood: The Development of Edinboro University"

From Conception to Adulthood: The Development of Edinboro University is the new display from the Edinboro University Archives. The display is on the 7th Floor of the Library. It was developed by University Archivist and Reference Librarian David Obringer. Pictures and artifacts from the past take you from the founding of the University as the Edinboro Academy in 1856 to the present with Jeremy Brown, Ph.D. as president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania..

Monday, September 1, 2008

Books We are Reading -- September 2008

  • "Armitage's native plants for North American gardens" by Allan Armitage
  • "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal" by Christopher Moore
  • "A Trumpet Around the Corner: The story of New Orleans Jazz" by Samuel Charters
  • "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Schaffer
  • "Ilf and Petrov's American road trip : the 1935 travelogue of two Soviet writers" by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov
  • "Slam" by Nick Hornby
  • "American Wife" by Curtis Sittenfeld.
  • "You’ve been warned : a novel" by James Patterson and Howard Roughan