News around the Library
Acadia Students are raising awareness with Anti-Slavery activities this week.
Today organizers are creating awareness by filling a shipping container with students to represent the reality of human trafficking. Join them in front of the BAC / Library entrance until 5:00 pm and be part of this incredible movement, as they raise awareness and funds towards rescue missions. For each goal they reach they will "free a slave". This event is being broadcast live on their website and all over the world. Please share with all your friends and family throughout the day! Let's break the silence and raise awareness.
November 22, 2013
World War One 1914-1918
Sergeant Philip Sydney Beals
World War Two 1939-1945
Sergeant Observer John Marshall Armstrong
Korean War 1952-1955
Lieutenant Cyril W. Harriott
November 5, 2013
Happy Halloween from the library ghouls
October 31, 2013
Is Seminary House Really Haunted?
Some people think so! There is a story of a young woman, believed to be Constance Hagan, who became pregnant out of wedlock during the school term. Unable to cope with societal pressures in an age of strick moral codes, she took her own life by hanging in the back stairwell.
Here are some links to various stories of a haunted Seminary House:
Excerpts from William Parquet's research (Student project investigating Seminary House)
October 31, 2013
The Vaughan Memorial Library is please to announce 45-minute hands-on beginner and advanced RefWorks Workshops.
October 28, 2013
They love the Library!
The Acadia Library had special visitors on Homecoming Weekend. Ryan Murphy and Shawna Stone arrived after their marriage at the Chapel for a photo shoot in the stacks! Both Acadia Alumni share a love of the library as well as for each other. All the best to the happy couple!
October 24, 2013
Authors @ Acadia presents:
Poets Carmelita McGrath & Lynn Davies
Carmelita McGrath’s ESCAPE VELOCITY culls overlooked fragments from our domestic lives and ferries them on unpredictable journeys. From the elegiac, to the playful, to the meditative, McGrath effortlessly shifts from a natural refinement to a near breathless elegance.
In HOW THE GODS POUR TEA, Davies’s powerful imagination blends observation and fancy, passion and playfulness, producing strikingly fresh metaphors. Squirrels paddle away on twig-rafts; giant horses take to the sky. Some poems give simple weight to the details of everyday life; others evoke an imaginative world inhabited by giant beavers, elf-thugs, and the great caw-dragon. http://www.gooselane.com
October 8, 2013
Databases affected by the US Federal Government shutdown
A few databases at Acadia have been affected by the shutdown of the US Federal Government.
AGRICOLA and the free version of the ERIC website are not available. You can search ERIC in ProQuest, but links to full text documents on the ERIC website will not work.
PubMed is available but are being minimally maintained.
Below is a more complete list of databases and government sites affected by the shutdown:
- Agricola: down
- Bureau of Economic Analysis: down
- Bureau of Justice Statistics: available
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: limited
- Census (and FedStats): down
- Data.gov: down
- EDGAR: available
- ERIC: down
- fdSys: limited
- Federal Election Commission: limited
- Library of Congress: limited (thomas.gov and beta.congress.gov available)
- MedlinePlus: limited
- National Archives and Records Administration: limited
- NCJRS: available
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency: limited
- Pubmed: limited
- RegInfo: available
October 4, 2013
October is Mi'kmaq History Month
October 1, 2013
One Book Nova Scotia announces FAUNA as its 2013 selection!
We have two copies on reserve in the library!
September 10, 2013
Stay tuned on September 10th!
What will be the 2013 Book Selection?
Stay tuned to the One Book website. The big reveal is September 10th!
September 6, 2013