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Did You Know You Could Study Here? Little-known study locations in the Leatherby Libraries

May 6, 2016 by | Resources

With finals fast approaching, study spaces around campus are in high demand. According to a recent Panther article, students are always on the hunt for quiet study spaces where they can work in peace. The Leatherby Libraries has around 800 chairs, and has plans to continue to add more. (Of course, during the finals period, those seats are open 24 hours a day!)

Digital Commons April Update: Altmetrics and Music Programs

April 28, 2016 by | Resources

Things are going very well for Chapman University Digital Commons. Here we will highlight a few new features and collections from April 2016. New feature: Altmetric Badges This month, Altmetric badges were added for to our journal article series. What are altmetrics?  As the name suggests, they are alternative metrics to traditional citation counts, meant

New Staff Book: The Craft of Librarian Instruction

April 1, 2016 by | News

Two of our very own librarians here at the Leatherby Libraries have published a new instructional book for library instruction, incorporating acting techniques and presentational skills. The Craft of Librarian Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence  by Julie Artman, Jeff Sundquist, and Douglas R. Dechow. We are so proud of Julie

Chapman University Digital Commons celebrates 100,000 downloads! Digital Commons shares the scholarship of the Chapman community with the world

March 29, 2016 by | Resources

Chapman University Digital Commons is continuing to soar to new heights, and the month of March has been momentous. Increased Usage and Content In March, we uploaded our 10,000th file to Chapman University Digital Commons. Perhaps more excitingly, works from Digital Commons have now been downloaded over 100,000 times by users from over 190 countries!

Magic, Witchcraft, and Prophecies . . . Antiquarian-Style New Exhibit in the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library

March 10, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

400 Years of Mysticism: Selections from the Merle Bobzien Collection is one of the newest displays housed in the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library in Leatherby Libraries. This collection of sixteenth through nineteenth century books explores the topics of magic, sorcery, prophecies, witchcraft, apparitions, spirits, astrology, and physiognomy. Curated by Merle Bobzien, a private Southern California

Calling All Bookworms! Leatherby Libraries announces the Book Collection Contest Enter to win a cash prize by showcasing your book collection

February 16, 2016 by | News

Take a look at your bookshelves. Do you see a group of books on a theme? Whether it’s about scholarly monographs or sci-fi novels, collections of poetry or collections of comics, any book collection is welcome in the Leatherby Libraries’ annual Book Collection Contest. The John and Margaret Class Student Book Collection Contest was established by Margaret Class

Enter to win this year’s Kevin and Tam Ross Leatherby Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize Cash prizes awarded to students who make good use of library resources in their research

February 15, 2016 by | News

Are you hard at work on your thesis or spending long hours in the lab? Here’s one way you could get recognized for your many hours of study – enter to win the annual Leatherby Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize. The Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize recognizes excellent research and effective use of library resources

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