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Database Spotlight: Docuseek2


This month the Music & Media Collections is spotlighting Docuseek2. This online streaming service is available to all UST students and staff with the use of their log-in information.

Docuseek2 hosts documentaries on a wide variety of topics from renowned distributors like Bullfrog Films and Icarus Films. Many of these documentaries have made their way around the film festival circuit and can be useful to provoke classroom discussion.

On the website, you can browse by new releases or by subjects like addiction, indigenous studies, and the environment. While most of the films are from the United States and Canada, the breadth of topics covered by the database makes it an invaluable resource and many of the films deal heavily with contemporary social issues in our region.

AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock
Filmed during the 2016-2017 protests at Standing Rock, this documentary is a collaboration between three indigenous filmmakers that covers the beginning of protests at Standing Rock to the current status of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Women in Blue
This documentary, filmed from 2017 to 2020, follows Minneapolis police chief Janeé Harteau and other women within the police department. As Harteau works to reform the department from the inside, the documentary focuses on her efforts to promote more women within the force as they are statistically less likely to use force than their male counterparts.

 

By Jayde Hoppe

 

Media/Music Collections, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Native American Heritage Month!

November is Native American Heritage Month! Celebrate by watching these documentaries to learn more about the history of Native Americans and current problems they face in America today.

American Indian Homelands powerfully highlights efforts to redress more than a century’s worth of legal and political moves undermining Indian land ownership and sovereignty, going back to the 1887 General Allotment Act; the national fight to recover lost lands is being led by the Twin Cities-based Indian Tenure Land Foundation.

Kind Hearted Woman follows Robin Charboneau, a magnetic 31-year-old Oglala Sioux woman living on the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota. In sharing her story, this documentary will portray the realities of what it means to be a contemporary Native American woman living in two worlds. This two part documentary follows Robin for three years as she struggles to raise her two children, further her education, and heal herself from the wounds of sexual abuse she suffered as a child.

Kind Hearted Woman (Part 2)

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. Renewed attention to this missing chapter in the history of American music led to the publishing of Brian Wright-McLeod’s The Encyclopedia of Native Music, an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and eventually this documentary.

We Shall Remain: America Through Native Eyes (E77 .W47 2009 DVD) tells the story of when Europeans encountered the Native people when coming to North America. Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture using all avenues available, including military, legal, and political action, diplomacy, and supplication of the spiritual realm. From the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. Spanning almost four hundred years, these documentaries tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, presenting Native history as an integral part of the American story.

Find these documentaries and more including DVDs available for check out at the Music & Media Collections in room 104A at the OSF Library.

 

By Nicole Wanttie

News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

RefWorks Workshops

Organizing Your Research! Citing Your Sources in Various Styles: APA, AMA, ASA, CAS, MLA, and more!

Learn about RefWorks, the software program that

  • saves you time,
  • lessens frustration, and
  • makes your paper look professional.

You can even insert citations (in-text citations) while you’re writing (really typing) your paper. Then you can push a button and your references list/works cited will print with those articles you’ve already cited!

If you mistakenly use the “wrong” citation style, push a button and change all the citations AND your references to the right one!

Avoid panic. Avoid headaches.

Librarians at the University of Saint Thomas welcome you to a comfortable, hands-on workshop designed to ease your work.

Workshops will be held in-person during Convo hour on:

  • Oct. 7 12-1pm, OSF Library Room 208
  • Oct. 28 6-7 pm, Zoom (link provided after registration)
  • Nov. 11 12-1pm, OSF Library Room 208

If you can’t make these dates, times, or the location, let us know. We’re always up for more.

Please register here.

Any questions can be directed to Karen Brunner (brun4952@stthomas.edu).

News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Welcome Week at the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library

Welcome back!

We’re so excited to see people back on campus and to welcome you all back to the library.

Join us Sept. 7 – 10 for Welcome Week in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library. Stop by the Welcome Desk in the front entryway of the library (there will be balloons) to say hi.

What is happening during Welcome Week?

Tuesday, September 7:

  • Get a tour of the library
    1:00 and 3:00 pm, meet by the welcome desk.

All week:

  • Free coffee in the morning! While supplies last
  • Library Scavenger Hunt, pick up a scavenger hunt page. Return your completed page by Friday and be entered to win our prize. Feel free to work with friends!
  • Have questions about the library? Ask us!
  • Pick up hand-outs and other fun treats!

A student gets assistance at the Tech and Research Help Desk in the O'Shaughnessy Frey Library Center in St. Paul.
News & Events

Student jobs in the library fall 2021: Peer Research Assistant, Web Developer, and Marketing and Communications

The library is anything but quiet when it comes to assisting others! Therefore, the St. Thomas Libraries is looking for students motivated to enhance and provide access to our services and resources for the St. Thomas community.

We are currently hiring students to fill research assistant, web developer, and marketing and communications positions. Apply via the St. Thomas Human Resources Student Employment website.

Library Peer Research Assistant

Are you the type of person who loves tracking things down on the internet? Do you like hearing about a wide range of research topics and helping to figure out what information is out there? If so, this would be a great job for you.

View posting for Library Peer Research Assistant

Web Application Development Student Assistant

Are you a computer science student? Do you want to work on front and back-end web development using JavaScript, CSS, Node.js, and Amazon Web Services? Library Digital Services is seeking student applicants who understand the basics of web design but want to bring their skills to the next level with cloud-based web applications.

View posting for Library Web Application Developer

Marketing and Communications Student Assistant

Create digital marketing campaigns just like this one! We got your attention, now help us get the word out! Spread the word about library services and events by being a Marketing and Communications Student Assistant for the St. Thomas Libraries. Create graphics, digital posters, videos, blog posts, and more.

View posting for Library Marketing and Communications

A desk with a coffee mug, pencils, and deign mock-ups of a website
News & Events

Provide feedback on new My Library site

Help design your personalized library experience!

Over the summer the St. Thomas Libraries has been hard at work developing an online, self-service page to bring together various aspects of a student’s library account such as library loans, fees, and resources specific to enrolled courses.

You can help by providing feedback! We need input from students on design improvements, usefulness, and suggestions on what tools and features to add next.

Get a sneak peek and check out screenshots from the new site and fill out a short 5-minute survey to help shape the future of your online library experience.

Take the survey now

CLICsearch, News & Events

Requesting and Account Services in CLICsearch Unavailable From June 7 to July 7

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The libraries are moving to a new consortium (MnPALS) and a new library system this summer. This means that from June 7 – July 7 some of the online library functions will be unavailable. You will not be able to check your account (starting June 14th) or place requests online through CLICsearch (starting June 7th), however books can still be checked out and electronic resources like eBooks and streaming media can still be found and accessed. Starting July 7, CLICsearch will become “LibrarySearch” and you will be able to access your library account and request items online.

Specific changes are below:

  • Can I check out physical items from the library during this time?
    Yes! You will be able to find and check out books from the library.
  • What if I have books that are due during this time?
    Due dates will be extended during this period. If you want to renew your items, this service will be available again after July 7.
  • Can I place a hold on library materials?
    Yes, you can place a hold on St. Thomas Libraries materials, but you will need to call the Circulation Desk to do this.
  • Can I check my account online during this time to see what I have checked out and when it’s due?
    No.
  • Can I request items from other schools?
    Yes, you will need to use ILLiad to do this.
  • What about access to electronic materials during this time?
    Yes, access should continue during this period. On July 7, CLICsearch will become LibrarySearch and there will be a period of around one week during which search results for electronic materials will be incomplete.

Questions? Contact Greg Argo at gargo@stthomas.edu.