Archive for April, 2009

Library hours, Summer 2009

April 20, 2009

The Library’s summer hours begin Saturday, May 2nd.

Dayton Memorial Library

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Colorado Springs Library

  • Monday – Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday – Sunday: Closed

The Library will be closed for the following holidays:

  • Monday, May 25th – Memorial Day
  • Friday, July 3rd – Observation of Independence Day
  • Saturday, July 4th – Independence Day

The Ask Us! Chat with a Librarian service is also closed on Memorial Day and Independence Day.

DML extended hours for finals week

April 20, 2009

The Dayton Memorial Library will be open the following hours during finals week:

  • Sunday, April 26th: 12:30 p.m. -3:00 a.m.
  • Monday, April 27th – Thursday, April 30th: 6:00 a.m. -3:00 a.m.
  • Friday, May 1st: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Summer hours begin Saturday, May 2nd.

Facts From the Stacks

April 15, 2009

Facts From the Stacks is a monthly newsletter from the Access Services department. If you’re interested in subscribing, contact Chris Steele at csteele@regis.edu to be added to the distribution list.

Open access digitized books available through Prospector

April 13, 2009

Library users in Colorado now have access to tens of thousands of additional open-access digitized books and serials through the Prospector Library Catalog. The digitized items originate from the University of Michigan, a partner in the Google Books digitization project and a member of a consortium of libraries called Hathi Trust. Last year the University of Michigan made available bibliographic records for many of the out-of-copyright titles that Google digitized from its collections. The University then made available online files for each of the digitized works.

The bibliographic records were acquired and enhanced by librarians at the Auraria Library in Denver. After the records were loaded into the Auraria Library online catalog, they were uploaded to Prospector. Now library patrons from across Colorado have access to the online books via the Prospector catalog. Although it appears that Auraria is the sole owner, any user may connect to these online resources by clicking on the electronic link.

There are over 105,000 digitized books and serials freely available in this initial phase of the project. They cover a broad range of topics in the humanities and sciences and are in many different languages. They represent the rich collections found at the University of Michigan and complement local collections held in Colorado libraries. Moreover, the books are “open-access,” which means they are in the public domain either because they were published before 1923 or because they are a government publication and therefore not copyrighted.

To see an example of these resources, perform a keyword search in the Prospector union catalog that includes the words Hathi Trust.

For more information contact the Dayton Memorial Library reference desk: 303 458-4031.

Provost response to bias motivated incident

April 8, 2009

Originally posted by Allan Service, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, on InSite on Friday, April 3rd.

An art display in Dayton Memorial Library was defaced with the writing of derogatory terms directed at the artwork and the artist.

Earlier this week an art display in Dayton Memorial Library was defaced with the writing of derogatory terms directed at the artwork and the artist. Such behavior based on homophobia, transphobia or any other form of bias is not only a violation of Colorado Hate Crime statutes (18-9-121) but is also a Bias Motivated Incident prohibited by university standards of conduct in the Student Handbook (pg. 37). These acts of misconduct remind us of the important role of the university library and the freedoms it represents. Acts of disrespect and discrimination which inhibit this function, no matter how subtle are not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

Within the Jesuit tradition, respect for self and others is critical. A learning community that embraces a diversity of ideas benefits all of its members. The library often is at the center of providing diverse perspectives and artistic and intellectual ideas. Defacing property in the library diminishes the importance of this as a place of learning. Furthermore, these acts of disrespect create an unpleasant environment for those who use the library and utilize its services. Incidents of intolerance and disrespect within the library are thoroughly investigated and individuals who behave disrespectfully will be held responsible for their actions according to University policies and procedures.

Regis University and Dayton Memorial Library policies and practice are based on our Jesuit mission of maintaining a campus climate in which the civil rights and dignity of every individual are recognized and respected. We will continue to make Dayton Memorial Library a safe and welcoming place of discovery and learning for all persons of our community.

Anyone with information about this or any other incidents of bias motivated behavior is asked to contact the Office of Campus Safety (303-458-4122) or the Office of Diversity (303-964-5304). Your report will remain anonymous.

Library hours

April 1, 2009

The library hours are:

Dayton Memorial Library

  • Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Colorado Springs branch library

  • Monday – Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday – Sunday, Closed
  • Colorado Springs library users – if you need additional assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at the Dayton Memorial Library. The chat with a librarian service is available 24/7.

    Summer hours begin on Saturday, May 2nd.