Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Live and Unplugged

Take a break from studying and join us at the Cannon Memorial Library on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm for a night of acoustic music with “Live and Unplugged” , courtesy of Jeu Productions.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Green Rabbit Press Reading @ the Cannon Memorial Library

Selected readings from Saint Leo University authors—March 26

The Department of English, Fine Arts, and Humanities and Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library are hosting a debut of two new chapbooks published by Green Rabbit Press: Love in the Shape of a Warzone by Iraq War veteran and Saint Leo graduate Brooke King; and The Companion of Joy, by Saint Leo creative writing faculty member and founding editor of YellowJacket Press, Gianna Russo.

The authors will be reading selections from their books on Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in Cannon Memorial Library at University Campus. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate these new publications by Saint Leo University’s ever growing literary press.

For more information, contact Gianna Russo at (352) 588-8282 or gianna.russo@saintleo.edu.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Upcoming Blockbusters in Our Library!

Did you know that over 40 books will be adapted and released for the big screen this year? Did you also know that our library carries 10 titles of the biggest must-see films of the year? Leisure reading is a great stress reliever, particularly since a new schedule of classes is about to commence! Located on the second floor of the library, these books are a must read before being seen on the big screen. For the novels we do not carry, our Interlibrary Loan department will order a book for you. There are no excuses not to know the story before you see the film! Happy reading!

In Our Library

Therese Raquin
The Maze Runner
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
The Hobbit
A Book of Common Prayer
Far From the Madding Crowd
A Walk in the Woods

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ebook Collections!

As most of the collection at the Cannon Memorial Library is now virtual, we thought there should be a spotlight on our two largest collections, Ebrary and EBSCO’s EBook Collection.

Ebrary is an all-subject collection which now contains over 78,000 ebook titles, many of which can be downloaded to multiple devices, including Android or iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch! First install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer (free online) and soon you can download an entire document as an e-book.

EBSCO’s EBook Collection contains full text digital versions of books (over 80,000) the library has purchased for your use. Please be aware that if you opt to download ebooks, you must create a personal EBSCO account to do so, also requiring Adobe® Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher for offline viewing. All support information can be found on the EBSCO support page.

As always, titles also can be found through our library homepage’s quick search option. If troubles arise, please contact a librarian at the reference desk at (352)588.8477, or try our new reference system, LibAnswers

Friday, January 24, 2014

New Titles to the Library Collection!

Did you know that the library here at Saint Leo University receives new books for our collection almost weekly? Currently we have some on display across from the reference desk which will be available for circulation at the beginning of February. Stop by and take a look! If you are not on our physical campus, check out the titles below and make your requests!

The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology -  Mary McClintock Fulkerson; Sheila Briggs

The Global Vatican:
An inside look at the Catholic church, world politics, and the extraordinary relationship between the United States and the Holy See - Francis Rooney

Government versus Markets: The Changing Economic Role of the State -
Vito Tanzi

Churchill and The King: The Wartime Alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI -
Kenneth Weisbrode

A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disaster -
Scott Reynolds Nelson

Joseph Epstein

El Salvador: Monografia -
Roque Dalton

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Samuel L. Clemens-
Jerome Loving

Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood, and Social Networks in the Old South-
V Lynn Kennedy

Churchill’s Bomb: How the United States overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race -
Graham Farmelo

America Latina Hoy: ?Reforma o Revolucion? -
Germán Rodas Chaves; Roberto Regalado Álvarez

Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II -
Lynne Olson

How Music Works -
David Byrne

Handbook of Latinos and Education, Theory, Research, and Practice -
Enrique G Murillo

The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See That Others Miss -
Ron Adner

Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in its Darkest, Finest Hour -
Lynne Olson

Shakespeare in America -
Alden T Vaughan; Virginia Mason Vaughan
Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia - Nicholas D Kristof; Sheryl WuDunn

Why Niebuhr Matters -
Charles C Lemert

Fighting Foreclosure: The Blaisdell Case, the Contract Clause, and the Great Depression -
John A Fliter; Derek S Hoff

Monday, January 13, 2014

LibAnswers is Here!

Welcome to a New Year and new semester at Saint Leo University! To better assist our patrons’ reference needs, we have implemented a new system: LibAnswers!
Library users can type questions into a LibAnswers box to search a knowledge base of FAQs. These FAQs are uploaded from questions received and answered by SLU librarians, as well as from questions and answers that librarians generate and upload. 
If a satisfactory answer to a question does not appear in the FAQs, library users have the option to submit the question as an email through the LibAnswers question box form. 
Librarians are still available for assistance at the reference desk, by telephone, or through email, but head over to our library page and give LibAnswers a try! The link to LibAnswers can be found on the main library page in a tab next to “Access LibGuides” or at saintleo.libanswers.com.

Wishing you success with the upcoming classes!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The SLU Film Society presents: Pacific Rim

The SLU Film Society presents:

Pacific Rim (2013)
When: Monday, October 21, 6:30 p.m.
Where: TECO Hall
What: Pacific Rim (2013, 131 minutes, PG-13)
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, and Ron Pearlman

In the humble estimation of the Film Society, Pacific Rim has no redeeming social value whatsoever. However, it is a rare and always interesting event when someone like del Toro, one of the world’s most highly skilled directors (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), chooses to make a summer action movie.
Pacific Rim follows the exploits of a group of human robot fighter specialists who must stop the threat presented by the emergence of monsters of the Godzilla/Gamera/Mothera variety. These monsters are bent on destroying Southeast Asia and then, presumably, the world. The result is pure film. This is a movie that makes us very happy.

The film will be shown in English with Spanish subtitles.

Join us for the film, discussion, and light refreshments. For further information, contact Donald Pharr (8280), Carol Ann Moon (8261), or Marcela Van Olphen (8370). We look forward to seeing you there!