Archive for August, 2012

DML Fall Hours

August 18, 2012

Library hours, Fall 2012

Fall/Spring Hours:

Regular hours for the Fall terms resume on Monday, August 20, 2012.

Sunday 12:30 p.m. – midnight

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – midnight

Friday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The library and the Ask Us! chat with a librarian service will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays (December 25th and January 1st). On December 24th and December 31st, the service closes at 2:00 p.m. (MST).

Extended hours for finals week and winter break hours are also posted.

Dayton Memorial Library to close during Presidential inaugural event

August 10, 2012

To enable library personnel to participate fully in celebrating the inauguration of John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., as the 24th President of Regis University, Dayton Memorial Library, on the Lowell Campus, will be closed from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25th.

Access to all online resources will remain available, including article databases, the library catalog, Prospector, Interlibrary Loan, and chat with a librarian.

For more information and updates, please visit the Regis University Library website or contact Access Services (303 458-4030, circdesk@regis.edu) or Reference Services (303 458-4031, 800-388-2366 x4031, library@regis.edu).

Prospector downtime Aug. 10th

August 10, 2012

The Prospector catalog will be unavailable on Friday, August 10th from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (MST) due to some configuration changes on the Alliance network infrastructure.

Archives closed until August 14th

August 1, 2012

The Archives will be closed Wednesday, August 1st – Monday, August 13th. The Archives will reopen Tuesday, August 14th at 7:30 a.m.

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964

August 1, 2012

This exhibition has ended; please see more recent blog entries for information on current exhibitions.

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Regis University is hosting Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942 – 1964. This exhibition explores the bracero program, the largest guest worker program in American history. Between 1942 and 1964, millions of Mexican nationals came to the U.S. on short-term labor contracts, which offered them much-needed work and economic opportunity. Small farmers, large growers, and farm associations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, and 23 other states hired Mexican braceros to provide manpower during peak harvest and cultivation times. By the time the program was canceled in 1964, an estimated 4.6 million contracts had been awarded. Their dramatic story reveals an important but overlooked chapter in our nation’s history – which remains highly relevant today.

Organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (NMAH) and circulated by SITES, this bilingual exhibition consists of 15 freestanding, illustrated banners. The exhibition combines recent scholarship, powerful photographs from the Smithsonian’s collection, and audio excerpts from oral histories contributed by former contract workers.

The exhibition will be on display in the Dayton Memorial Library from August 18th through October 28th.

Lumen downtime on August 4th

August 1, 2012

Lumen, the library’s online catalog, will be unavailable starting at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 4th, due to server maintenance. We expect the server to be back online by 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 5th. You may use the Prospector catalog to locate Regis materials during this downtime.