The Library Channel

  1. In this Library Minute Anali gives you the scoop on our exhibits covering everything from art, photography, theater, history, archeology, TV and movie memorabilia. We bring in special traveling exhibits and feature works and artifacts from departments throughout ASU. No discipline is left behind! We even display rare items from private faculty collections. It’s like having a gallery in the library and it’s free!

    We’re a library after all and we’ve got lots of great stuff!

    Get some culture, see something new… go see a library exhibit!

    Just click on the exhibits tag and stay up to date on our latest exhibitions.

    Exhibit locations:
    The Vault Gallery – Downtown Phoenix campus specializes in art from local artists
    Hayden Library – Exhibits in the Rotunda, the Labriola Center, and on the Fourth Floor Luhr’s Gallery
    Noble Library – Specializing in science, technology and engineering
    Music Library – Features special collections, musical productions, or private collections loaned by faculty
    Fletcher Library – @ the West campus features an assortment of art, sculpture and artifacts
    Polytechnic Library – Local and regional art

    The Library Minute hosted by Anali Perry and produced by Matthew Harp and Jennifer Duvernay

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  2. Have a paper to write but don't know where to start? Try Library One Search! Using one simple search box, you can look for most library resources including millions of books, journals, full text articles, sound recordings, videos and maps owned by the ASU Libraries.

    In this Library Minute, Anali introduces how Library One Search provides one place to search for topics that span multiple disciplines, instead of hunting down specific research databases. This gives you more time to work on your assignment! Use the Library One Search from the libraries home page or wherever you go. It is part of the mobile library site, My ASU, Library Subject and Course Guides, and the ASU Libraries Toolbar. Library One Search, research made easy.

    The Library Minute is hosted by Anali Perry

    Try Library One Search from these resources:
    (Full features require ASU affiliation)

    About Library One Search:

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  3. Do you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Blackberry or other mobile device? You can now use them to access the ASU Libraries wherever you go. In the latest the Library Minute we learn about the new mobile version of the ASU Libraries web site. Reserve a book, check computer availability, or get directions to one of our locations no matter where you are, all from
    Features of the mobile site include:

    1. Mobile specific hours and staff directory displays
    2. Search the catalog, Library One Search, LibGuides, and Google Scholar
    3. Save, email or text catalog records from within the mobile catalog
    4. Mobile specific Google maps and directions to our libraries
    5. Ask a Librarian contact information
    6. Library computer availability (refreshed every 5 minutes!)
    7. Mobilized Library Channel (news and multimedia) content

    Wait – there’s more! More library related mobile sites that is:
    RefMobile (RefWorks’ mobile site):


    Medline Plus:

    IEEE Xplore:
    * WorldCat:
    * Google Books:
    * MD Consult: (after creating a personal account on regular site)
    * Encyclopedia Britannica:

    Mobile Apps:

    Naxos Music Library:

    Scopus Alerts;

    American Chemical Society Journals:

    AiP iResearch:




    Social Science Research Network:

    Do you know of other handy mobile web sites? Tell us in the comments below.

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  4. The Library Channel is pleased to present the fifth installment of the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community. Recorded on March 25, 2010, in this lecture Dr. Peterson Zah discusses the history of Native American education, Navajo education, and his involvement recruiting Native American students to attend college.

    “Education may not solve everything, but it will certainly solve many, many things that we face as Indian People, Indigenous People .” – Dr. Peterson Zah

    Former President of the Navajo Nation, Dr. Peterson Zah is widely known and respected among American Indian Nations. Zah is a distinguished alumnus of Arizona State University, having received an honorary doctorate in 2005. A member of the Navajo Nation from Low Mountain, Arizona, Zah is a co-founder of the DNA People’s Legal Services Program. He is the last chairman of the Navajo Tribal Council and the first elected President of the Navajo Nation. He currently serves as a Special Advisor to the ASU President on American Indian Affairs, working to develop strategic alliances between Arizona State University and Tribes. These partnerships encourage Tribes to utilize university resources and expertise to advance their communities in areas such as community development, strategic planning, finance, law, construction, and education

    The lecture series is sponsored by the Heard Museum and Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute; American Indian Studies Program; Department of English; Faculty of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies; Indian Legal Program in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; Labriola National American Indian Data Center and the ASU Libraries; and Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation.

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  5. Audio Slide Show from Podcast

    A single teacher in a four room school house started the nation’s largest public university? Take a trip back 125 years to 1885 and the founding of ASU as a tiny normal school. University Archivist Rob Spindler and Curatorial/Museum Specialist Karrie Porter Brace discuss the Fall 2010 Hayden Library exhibit TNS 125 ASU on the anniversary of the university's founding as the Territorial

    You'll learn about the founding fathers of ASU such as Charles Trumbull Hayden, John Armstrong, James McClintock, and George Wilson. Discover the boundaries of the original twenty acre campus shown on a hand drawn plat map. See the courses taken and the grades achieved by students in 1896. Karrie and Rob reveal where the first unofficial student dormitory stands, how Old Main was on the cutting edge of technology in the Old West, and how ASU began it’s 125 year journey to become the New American University.

    The exhibit TNS 125 ASU runs through December 2010.

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