May 6, 2013
Where did the semester go? Finals week is here already. The VC/UHV Library is a great place to study or work on final projects. We have a lot of quiet space and study rooms you can use. The VC/UHV Librarians are also here to help you with any last minute research assistance you need – stop by the library, call us at 361-570-4166, email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or use our chat service.
During finals week and the interim period (that time where we are still open but there are no classes taking place), the VC/UHV Library is adjusting its hours. We will be open the following:
- Monday, May 6 – 7:45 AM – 10:00 PM
- Tuesday, May 7 - 7:45 AM – 10:00 PM
- Wednesday, May 8 - 7:45 AM – 10:00 PM
- Thursday, May 9 - 7:45 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday, May 10 - 7:45 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday, May 11 – Closed
- Sunday, May 12 – Closed
- Monday, May 13 – Friday, May 17 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday, May 18 – Closed
- Sunday, May 19 – Closed
- Monday, May 20 – Friday, May 24 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday, May 25 – Closed
- Sunday, May 26 – Closed
- Monday, May 27 – Closed
- Tuesday, May 28 – Friday, May 31 - 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday, June 1 – Closed
- Sunday, June 2 – Closed
May 2, 2013
Declared by Presidential Proclamation, May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This month is the time to spread the word about the benefits of regular physical activity. Becoming active has benefits for people of all ages. You can make small changes like taking a walk after dinner. Some of the benefits include:
- Children & adolescents - Physical activity can improve muscular fitness and bone and heart health.
- Adults - Physical activity can lower risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.
- Older Adults - Physical activity can lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive functioning (like judgment and learning).
Some key tips from the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are:
- Children & adolescents – Engage in 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity per day. Physical activity should include aerobic exercise, muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening.
- Adults – Avoid inactivity. For substantial health benefits, participate in at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) per week of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) of a vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity. Adults should also do muscle-strengthening activities a minimum of 2 days
- Older Adults – Be physically active for 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or as physically active as abilities and conditions allow.
If you are interested in learning more about physical fitness or eating healthy, stop by the 1st floor of the VC/UHV Library and check out our book display. We are highlighting items from our collection to promote National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Some titles include:
- Mayo Clinic Fitness for Everybody
- Walking: A Complete Guide to the Complete Exercise
- Low-Calorie Cookbook: More than 200 Delicious Recipes for Healthy Eating
- 100 Questions & Answers about Managing Your Cholesterol
- Diabetes & Heart: Healthy Cookbook
Also, you can find out more from these government resources:
April 5, 2013
The VC/UHV Librarians are always looking for ways to improve our services to students and faculty. One of the ways we do this is by creating online LibGuides (short for library guides) and recently, we’ve added some to our collection.
Finding a Basal Reader - This research guide will teach you about finding basal readers at the VC/UHV Library. Basal readers are “a series of books designed to teach children to read.”
Women’s History – Our subject guide will help you find materials in the Library collection related to women’s history. We have links to find newspapers, journal articles, print books, eBooks, videos and more.
Keeping Current – Faculty members will find this guide especially useful. It provides information on various services and technologies that can help you keep up-to-date with the literature in your academic discipline.
If you have a suggestion for an online LibGuide, please email the VC/UHV Librarians at email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you.
March 8, 2013
International Women’s Day (March 8) is celebrated by women’s organizations and groups around the world. The day is about celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future. According to the United Nations (1997), “International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men.”
International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s. The first National Women’s Day was observed in the United States on 28 February 1909 in accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. Copenhagen was the site of the second International Conference of Working Women in 1910. During that conference, Clara Zetkin proposed the idea that every country should celebrate a Women’s Day on the same day so women could press for their demands. The proposal was unanimously approved and the result was International Women’s Day that was celebrated for the first time in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.
Since its creation, International Women’s Day has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. Around the world, women campaign for pay equality, a larger presence in business or politics, better education and healthcare, and to stop violence against women. It is a day to inspire women and celebrate their achievements – large and small. The United Nations commemorates March 8 as International Women’s Day and in many countries, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.
In honor of International Women’s Day, check out these resources at the VC/UHV Library:
- Texas Through Women’s Eyes by Judith McArthur
- The Political Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Sue Davis
- The Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft
- The Blackwell Guide to Feminist Philosophy
- The British Women’s Suffrage Campaign, 1866-1928 by Harold Smith
- Women’s Suffrage by Jeff Hill
- American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women’s History and Culture in the United States
- Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women
- African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
- Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion by Jean Baker
International Women’s Day. (2013). About. Retrieved from http://www.internationalwomensday.com/about.asp.
United Nations. (1997). International Women’s Day. Retrieved from http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/women/womday97.htm.
March 7, 2013
Can you believe Spring Break is already here? This semester is going so quickly. Before you know it…finals week will be here.
We hope that your enjoy your much needed break from school. Although classes are not in session, the VC/UHV Library will be open with limited hours. We’ll be here to help you if you want to get a jump on your research projects, check out one of our leisure reading books or maybe get a movie or two to watch.
During Spring Break, the VC/UHV Library will be open the following hours:
- Saturday, March 9 – Sunday March 10 — Closed
- Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15 — Open 8:00AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 17 — Closed
- Monday, March 18 — Normal semester hours resume