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“Birth of a Family” in National Film Board of Canada

The current National Film Board of Canada subjects featured include World War II, hockey, vignettes, cultural diversity, land claims and rights, and endangered species. These are just some examples of the many forms of media and subject matter found on the NFB website, with topics relevant globally.

Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary by director Tasha Hubbard.

Removed from their young mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous “Sixties Scoop”, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or to live in foster care. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, bringing laughter with it, and their family begins to take shape.

Why I Loved It: This feel-good film pulls at your heartstrings in all the right ways. A group of siblings who had been separated for over 50 years had the opportunity to reconnect and begin to build their family. One moment that was particularly touching was when all four siblings gathered around a portrait of their mother who passed away, but in the words of Betty Ann, “she’s here with us, and she’s just so happy,” or their laughter as they tried to fit everyone into a selfie. This film draws you into the siblings’ lives and reunion, making me reflect on my family relationships with increased gratitude.

By Sophia Wolf

Archbishop Ireland Library, Charles J. Keffer Library, Libraries, Media/Music Collections, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Science

Docuseek2 Streaming Video

As winter in Minnesota drags on, many of us are hoping for warmth and sun. If you’re looking to explore exotic lands without leaving the comfort of your dorm, the video streaming service Docuseek2 is a great place to start. Travel the world and the see people and cultures from around the globe through documentaries on art & architecture, anthropology & archaeology, cultural & ethnic studies, environment, geography, social studies, and world regions. Ranging from quick informational videos that are only a few minutes long to feature-length documentary films,  Docuseek2 has a great variety of documentary and social issues films.


As winter in Minnesota drags on, many of us are hoping for warmth and sun. If you’re looking to explore exotic lands without leaving the comfort of your dorm, the video streaming service Docuseek2 is a great place to start. Travel the world and the see people and cultures from around the globe through documentaries on art & architecture, anthropology & archaeology, cultural & ethnic studies, environment, geography, social studies, and world regions. Ranging from quick informational videos that are only a few minutes long to feature-length documentary films,  Docuseek2 has a great variety of documentary and social issues films.

By Sophia Wolf

Archbishop Ireland Library, Charles J. Keffer Library, Database Highlights & Trials, Libraries, Media/Music Collections, New Materials, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Digitalia Films Library

The UST Libraries is pleased to announce the new subscription to Digitalia Films Library (video streaming database). The database with more than 900 titles, is a multilingual, multi-national collection of movies and documentaries from Spain, France, other European countries, North America (Classic) and Latin America (especially Mexico, Cuba, Argentina and Brazil). Among the subjects included in the documentaries are archeology, history, nature, arts, and more. The entire collection is available via any computer on campus or from your home computer.
Note: To activate the English subtitles please click under the CC icons

If you have questions about this streaming film collection or any other video or music streaming collection, please feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Meléndez, Media/Music Resources Librarian at cbadillame@stthomas.edu

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Streaming Video Issues (Academic Video Online Database)

We are sorry to report that we are having issues with the database for streaming videos Academic Video Online. We are working on the problem.

If you are experiencing issues such as the links don’t work; the link takes you to the database site and give you the preview only, or tells you that the school does not have access to the video try these tips in the meantime:

If you get a link that looks like this: https://search.alexanderstreet.com/view/work/2439138 and does not work add ezproxy.stthomas.edu, change the periods for dashes and rearrange the order to look like this: https://search-alexanderstreet-com.ezproxy.stthomas.edu/view/work/2439138

Feel free to contact Cindy Badilla-Melendez, Media and Music Librarian, cbadillame@stthomas.edu for help.

 

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Database Criterion on Demand

Unfortunately, due to reasons out of the Library’s control, we won’t have access to the Database Criterion on Demand. If you were using links for any of the movies from the database, those won’t work anymore. Please if you are a faculty member and you were planning to use one of those titles please contact the Media/Music Librarian, Cindy Badilla-Melendez, so an alternative can be arranged. cbadillame@stthomas.edu

In the other hand, we will be having access to more than 26,000 documentaries and movies from Kanopy as of April 1.

In May we will have access to 200 movies from Swank Motion Pictures (Digital Campus Collection).

 

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New Libraries website launches

You may have noticed by now that our new Libraries website launched last night. We’ve moved our web content into a template that incorporates the University’s new web styles.  The look and feel is quite different, but the structure of the site is largely the same, so most of the features you’re used to seeing are roughly in the same place.

We now move on to “reskinning” many of the associated web applications you’ve likely used in the past: Research & Course Guides, the Get It and Journals A-Z pages, EZ Proxy login, Interlibrary Loan, and some others.  This will take a few days, and you may notice some minor hiccups as the systems are changed. If you run into difficulties getting pages to appear or function properly, try the following:

  • refresh your browser window
  • wait a few minutes and try again
  • contact us via Ask A Librarian

Sorry in advance for any inconvenience you may experience during this transition period. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 2-5018 or jpheintz@stthomas.edu.

John Heintz
Associate Director for Digital Initiatives

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Faculty Feature: Display Student Research in the Library!

Did you make it to Inquiry at UST this year?  It always includes such an impressive amount of research, and I can only imagine how you as faculty members must be proud of what your students have accomplished.

We at UST Libraries share your pride, and we are always willing to share the research itIMG_0222self, too!

We have several options to help ensure that students’ work can be shared with the larger UST community for longer than the typical 90-minute presentation window:

  1. OSF Library Rotunda: We have several easels on which we keep a rotating display of student posters – to catch the interest of everyone who seems to swing by this hub of Tommie activity. We’d be happy to add yours to the list!
  2. OSF Reference Area: The lower shelving in the OSF reference area is also a great place to display projects – it generates a lot of attention from people at Coffee Bene! We look forward every year to the amazing feats of the Physics 101 roller coasters. Does your class produce anything similar?
  3. Digital Display Monitors: If a physical poster is not available, monitors at both OSF and Keffer Libraries can display PDF versions.

Sound intriguing?  Contact Laura Hansen  to arrange a time to get your student’s work its time in the UST Libraries limelight!

Charles J. Keffer Library, Services

Busy Morning at Keffer

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Although these pictures were taken near the end of class, today was the day that approximately twenty EDUC 370 (Language Development, Literacy and Literature) students visited Keffer Library this semester for their first exposure to the Hubbs Children’s Literature collection.  The Children’s Literature Research Guide is available for any students and visitors to explore the resources of this collection.

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National Library Week 2015!

ALA_NLW2015_336x280Since 1958, the American Library Association has chosen a week in April to celebration National Library Week. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

National Library Week is April 12-18th this year, and the national theme is “Endless Possibilities @ Your Library.” UST Libraries will be celebrating from April 13-17th and have come up with a variety of programs and events throughout the week. We are excited to share it all with you!

Check out the schedule below or view our National Library Week website to learn more!

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Special Events:

Monday, 4/13
OSF Booksale Grand Opening – 12:00pm in the OSF Leather Room

Tuesday, 4/14
Storytime for All Ages – 10-11:00 am in the OSF Reference Room (by Coffee Bene)
in conjunction with the UST Child Development Center & National Week of the Young Child

Thursday, 4/16
Caden10485847_285589934969998_4889919847079693104_nza (women’s a cappela group) – 12:00pm in the OSF Rotunda

Friday, 4/17
Katrina Vandenberg Poetry Reading – 7-8:30pm in the Great Hall
in conjunction with the Sacred Arts Festival, cosponsored by the English Department

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Ongoing Events:

Booksales:

OSF Booksale
Noon-6pm, OSF Leather Room
4/13-17

Theology Used Booksale & Silent Auction
8am-10pm, Ireland Library
4/13-16, & 12noon on 4/17

Daily Trivia
Questions will be posted Monday-Thursday on the UST National Library Week website

6th Annual Food Drive
Back again for 2015, join with the rest of the UST community to donate non-perishable food items. Donations will go to the Emergency Food Shelf at the Saint Paul Area Council of Churches.

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Take a break from your studies and design your very own Library Post (Catalog) Card. We’re sure your mother would love to hear from you and tape your latest creation to the family fridge!

What have Libraries made Possible for You?
Join the community discussion of this year’s National Library Week theme on the OSF Rotunda whiteboard, Twitter, Flickr, and other social media sites (viewable on our website, as well)

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A Tale About Award Winners

On Monday, February 2, youth services librarians and children’s literature enthusiasts will be anxious to hear the announcements of the major award winners for 2014.  Among the awards to be announced will be the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, Coretta Scott King awards, Michael L. Printz award, and a number of others.  Authors and illustrators will be congratulated; and writers, reviewers, and bloggers will be predicting that the winners will “NEVER go out of print”.

Well, here’s the other side of the story.  On January 28, Keffer Library added the last Newbery Medal winner that was missing from our collection.  Daniel Boone, the 1940 winner has been out of print for many years.  UST library staff have been watching for a used copy to become available, and finally one did! So let’s hear a cheer for the good news, and give a thanks to library acquisition staff for their work to find and acquire this rare book.

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