2007 – Fall Semester

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 Fall Semester 2007

Library Director Dr. Rosie Albritton welcomes the audience and reviews the accomplishments the John B. Coleman library has attained during the past year.
Library Director Dr. Rosie Albritton welcomes the audience and reviews the accomplishments the John B. Coleman library has attained during the past year.LIBRARY ADVISORY COUNCIL FALL 2007 MEETING The Library Advisory Committee met in room 108 of the John B. Coleman Library Thursday November 15 to provide a chance for faculty liaisons to meet their librarian counterparts, to hear the vision and agenda Library Director Dr. Rosie Albritton has for the upcoming year, and to hear about two specific developments impacting the academic services provided by the Library. Electronic Services Librarian Karl Henson and Distance Services Librarian E. Jean Brumfield spoke about the new electronic reserve system for faculty and students. This new process will allow for 24/7 online access to reserve reading material. Steve Shaw, Head of Reference and Information Services and Reference Librarian Kimberly Gay introduced the newest database and online journal connection: SAGE Online Journals. This database contains over 400 titles in Medicine, Social Sciences, Juvenile Justice and Business. Handouts and PowerPoint presentations are available for viewing on the new electronic reserves system at
http://pvamu.docutek.com/
  David McGee is a Houston based artist What Makes A Creative Mind Tick? Artist, David McGee Knows. David McGee is a Houston based artist who works in various mediums, and has shown in galleries both nationally and internationally. His paintings illustrate provocative questions that interest him and give insight into the contradictions and compromises that accompany the activities of daily life: the stereotypes, the myths and the perceived truths. McGee is inspired by historical literature and work reflects that there is a balance struck between the past and the present through the citing of historical precedents for contemporary cultural images. He is a former Prairie View Panther and student of Dr. Clarence Talley. Mr. McGee spoke at the John B. Coleman Library on November 7, 2007 about his work, the source of his ideas and stories of his experiences as a full-time practicing fine artist.

Dwayne Qualls (Class of 2009) collects his printouts. Dwayne was one of the first to use the new printer and computers.
The John B. Coleman library now has a new high-speed self-service printer New First Floor Printer and Computers The John B. Coleman library now has a new high-speed self-service printer located directly across from the Circulation Desk. This printer replaces two older retired printers which have provided millions of printed pages to students over the past five years.  New faster public computers have also been installed on the first floor of the Library. Each user will now need to login to authenticate themselves with the Prairie View network. This means the user will be able to edit and save and print documents from their shared drive.
 
From the Gee’s Bend Quilt collection.
From the Gee’s Bend Quilt collection.
Photo: Courtesy of AT&T
AT&T Gee's Bend Quilters Spoken-Word Tour - Prairie View A&M University-- Prairie View A&M University’s John B. Coleman Library welcomed the AT&T Gee’s Bend Quilters Spoken-Word Tour to campus on Oct. 16.  The tour was on “The Hill” for a one-day performanceAT&T Gee’s Bend Quilters Spoken-Word Tour – Prairie View A&M University Prairie View A&M University’s John B. Coleman Library welcomed the AT&T Gee’s Bend Quilters Spoken-Word Tour to campus on Oct. 16.  The tour was on “The Hill” for a one-day performance
  2007 BANNED BOOKS WEEK @ JOHN B. COLEMAN LIBRARY 2007 BANNED BOOKS WEEK @ JOHN B. COLEMAN LIBRARY
 “Ahoy! Treasure Your Freedom to Read and Get Hooked on a Banned Book”
September 29 to October 6, 2007 The John B. Coleman Library at Prairie View A&M University is celebrating Banned Books Week. Please visit the Library and enjoy the following special activities:Check out a banned book; get a free “I read banned books” button and a “Read Banned Books” bookmark; write the name of banned book you have read on the giant Banned Books Week banner located in the lobby of the library; view displays of banned books in the front lobby display cases; and receive more detailed information on this annual library celebration conducted by the American Library Association.  Banned Books Week is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, the annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. Banned Books Week (BBW) celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. For additional information on Banned Books Week, check out the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week website  This year the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week theme is “Ahoy! Treasure Your Freedom to Read and Get Hooked on a Banned Book”
 

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