Come Visit the World War I centennial on the third floor of the John Vaughan Library
"On June 28, 1914, a Bosnian-Serb student named Gavrilo Princip killed Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, the duchess. It was the shot-heard-round-the-world, unleashing a series of events that by August 1914 embroiled Europe in war. That deadly summer unfolded 100 years ago, and the world truly was never the same.
Civilization was soon engaged in a horrific conflict marred by mechanized warfare previously unimaginable: tanks, subs, battleships, air power, machine guns with names like “the Devil’s paint brush,” and legions of poison gas—the largest-scale use of chemical weapons in history.
Winding through all the agony were rotten, death-strewn trenches, an incomprehensible maze of thousands of miles of freezing, disease-ridden, and rat-infested tunnels where men subsisted below the earth. They rose from this hell only to be fed into a worse one—no man’s land, a dénouement with the human meat-grinder.
It was World War I, the “Great War.”" -- By Paul Kengor Fox News
U.S. The Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2013 reflects a range of themes and consists of the following titles:
“Captain Underpants” (series), by Dav Pilkey. Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
“The Bluest Eye,” by Toni Morrison Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie.| Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
“Fifty Shades of Grey,” by E. L. James. Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
“The Hunger Games,” by Suzanne Collins Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
“A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl,” by Tanya Lee Stone Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
“Looking for Alaska,” by John Green. Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
“Bless Me Ultima,” by Rudolfo Anaya Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
“Bone” (series), by Jeff Smith Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence
Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, American Library Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of American Publishers; Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Freedom to Read Foundation, National Association of College Stores, National Coalition Against Censorship, National Council of Teachers of English, PEN American Center, People For the American Way and Project Censored. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
Librarians in our nation’s 120,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day. If a librarian has made a difference in your life, now is the chance to tell your story.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of librarians in public, school, college, community college and university libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.
Nominations will be open until September 12.
Up to 10 librarians in public, school and college, community college and university libraries will be selected to win $5,000 and will be honored at a ceremony and reception in New York, hosted by The New York Times. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award-winner’s library. Winners will be announced in December 2014.
Each nominee must be a librarian with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the ALA in library and information studies or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Nominees must be currently working in the United States in a public library, a library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or at an accredited K-12 school.
The award is supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times.
It is administered by The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, and The Campaign for America’s Libraries, ALA’s public awareness campaign about the value of libraries and librarians.
John Vaughan Library in Tahlequah announces expanded hours for finals week and the week before finals.
Finals expanded hours start April 27th at 2:00 p.m. and end on May 9th at 5:00 p.m.
That means the John Vaughan Library in Tahlequah will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until finals end.
We will have popcorn on M W F from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and T Th from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. We will have coffee available the whole time. There will be graffiti tables, coloring sheets, games and play-doh.
Come get your study on @JVL.
Watch for book give-aways on Facebook and Twitter.
Lives change @ your library: celebrate National Library Week April 13-19
This week, the NSU
Libraries join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in
celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries,
librarians and library workers.
Libraries today are
more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their
communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places
where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places
where everyone in the community
can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the
community and address local issues.
We are celebrating
National Library Week with a few social media activities:
Tweet or Facebook us a
selfie of you and your poster about “How the Library has changed your life”Pick up a laminated word bubble at either
circulation desk, write your message and snap a picture.Post it to @NSULibrary on Twitter or
NSULibraries on Facebook.Use the hash
tag #LivesChange or #NLW14 to join the wider community of library supporters.
Watch for book give-aways
during the week on Twitter, be the first to respond.
Check-in on Foursquare
and get some library bling.