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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

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Librarian Interviews: Linda Galloway

April 28, 2016 by | Meet the Librarians

Last summer I conducted a series of interviews with all the student workers around the Leatherby Libraries. These interviews helped inform the community about all the different areas of the library and all the services we have! Now, we’re doing the same with all our hard-working librarians. Linda Galloway, our new health science librarian, was kind enough to

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White Boards Introduced to Library’s First Floor

April 26, 2016 by | Resources

The Leatherby Libraries have introduced two new moveable whiteboards into the study spaces on the first floor, located on the 1 st floor between the Reference Desk and Serials. They are available for use on a first come, first served basis – there is no need to ask the Circulation or Reference desks for permission

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Display Honoring Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary

April 23, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

Today marks the 400th year since the death of English playwright William Shakespeare. In honor of this anniversary, the Leatherby Libraries presents two new display cases in the first floor lobby highlighting his historic career as well as some fun novelties, curated by our Performing Arts Librarian, Taylor Greene. All of these books were found in the

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Librarian Interviews: Cotton Coslett

April 21, 2016 by | Meet the Librarians

Last summer I conducted a series of interviews  with all the student workers around the Leatherby Libraries. These interviews helped inform the community about all the different areas of the library and all the services we have! Now, we’re doing the same with all our hard-working librarians. Cotton Coslett, one of our new reference librarians, was kind enough

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New Library Display in Honor of Earth Day

April 19, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

This April will mark the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. Founded in 1970, Earth Day recognizes April 22nd  as a day to support the environment and recognize ways humans can heal the world they live in. This particular Earth Day is also important because it marks the day the Paris Agreement is open for signatures.

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Latest library exhibit celebrates the 10th anniversary of Arabic Studies at Chapman Exhibit highlights Arabic resources and fabled Egyptian actor Omar Sharif

April 6, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

The Leatherby Libraries has partnered with the Arabic Studies cluster at Chapman University to create an exhibit highlighting the actor Omar Sharif. Omar Sharif was a celebrated Egyptian actor who passed away last year, remembered for his roles in Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and Funny Girl . In his life time, Sharif was

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Celebrating Pride Month at the Leatherby Libraries

April 4, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

The Leatherby Libraries are celebrating Campus Pride Month through a new display case in the lobby! Highlighting novels that cover the LGBTQ community and decorated with flags for the different communities, the new display honors the community at Chapman. This year’s case includes a rainbow pride flag, as well as several other less well-known flags. these

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