eBook Textbooks!

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Library staff working with the Bookstore and the Disability Programs and Resource Center have created a web page listing the Fall 2015 textbooks that are available as free eBooks in the Library. Most of these eBooks can be used by multiple students at the same time.

Check the list of titles to see if any textbooks required for your classes are available as free eBooks in the Library.

We hope the number of eBook Textbooks will grow quickly in future semesters, as both students and faculty become aware of the increasing number of eBooks available through the Library.

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Library Retrieval System Downtime Thurs. Aug. 6th, 9AM – 1PM

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Between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6th, you will not be able to submit requests to retrieve books and other items from the Library Retrieval System. This downtime is necessary to test a planned server migration. It’s possible that requesting may be available sooner, depending on how long the test takes. We will schedule a similar period of downtime to do the actual server migration. Please plan ahead and request any items you need from the Library Retrieval System prior to 9:00 a.m. or after 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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60 Years of Leonard Library as a Federal Depository Library

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The J. Paul Leonard Library is celebrating its 60th year as a selective Federal Depository Library! Since 1955, we have been serving the university and the 12th Congressional district. The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by the Printing Act of 1895 as a cooperative program between the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and designated public and private libraries. Currently, there are 1150 FDLP libraries nationwide whose mission is to provide free public access to Federal Government information. Government information is published on every subject imaginable, from art to zoology, in multiple formats (electronic, print, posters, maps). Our collection also includes San Francisco City and County, State of California, and international documents.
This exhibit is a collaboration of
Government Publications and Historic Collections
at the J. Paul Leonard Library.

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eBook Textbooks!

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Library staff working with the Bookstore and the Disability Programs and Resource Center have created a web page listing the Summer 2015 textbooks that are available as free eBooks in the Library. Most of these eBooks can be used by multiple students at the same time.

Check the list of titles to see if any textbooks required for your classes are available as free eBooks in the Library.

We hope the number of eBook Textbooks will grow quickly in future semesters, as both students and faculty become aware of the increasing number of eBooks available through the Library.

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Photo Exhibit: Labor Landmarks of San Francisco

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Dual Views explores the hidden historic labor landscape of San Francisco:  Depression-era waterfront battles between striking longshoremen and police, iconic labor temples amongst soaring office towers, a former dynamite factory in idyllic Glen Canyon, and more. San Francisco State University alumni Wendy Crittenden and Tom Griscom drew upon the Labor Archives and Research Center’s San Francisco Labor Landmarks Guide Book to identify sites and then roamed the city’s streets seeking traces of its restive past.

The dramatic images in Dual Views underscore the city’s ever-changing landscape. Wendy Crittenden searched “for relics of past, observing the transition of place. We struggle to keep place, but place is always in flux.” San Francisco was once a gritty working port before it became the current tourist destination and home to trendy shops and upscale restaurants.  As Tom Griscom notes “in the end, what we choose to preserve, what we choose to repurpose, and what we choose to forget is a testament to what we value as a society.”

Crittenden and Griscom’s contrasting styles form a fresh vision of the city and add a new perspective on the tradition of landscape photography. “The images bring the viewer to each place as a stranger, each can assume and deduce his/her own imagined memory of it,” says Crittenden while Griscom argues  “This is not a documentary based on certain historical events or specific moments in time; rather, my goal is to show how these places comment on the evolution of a city itself.”

The opening reception on April 2nd will feature remarks by the photographers about their work and a talk by noted San Francisco labor historian Robert Cherny.

 

Dual Views
Labor Landmarks of San Francisco

Photography by Wendy Crittenden & Tom Griscom
A Labor Archives & Research Center Exhibition

Exhibit Opening April 2, 2015 |  5:00pm to 7:00pm

Exhibition Dates: March 19 – August 7, 2015

Featuring Remarks by the Artists and
Professor Emeritus Robert Cherny

Labor Archives and Research Center
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue, 4th Floor

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