Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Union Health & Benefits Fair

On Tuesday many of us from the library participated in the Health & Benefits Fair that took place in the Grant Center. Paul Sorrell did a great job of making signs, creating a display and a brilliant short film that was projected onto the display board. The film, highlighting the libraries benefits and the staff who work in the library, repeated throughout the fair. In addition at our booth we gave away pens, highlighters, mints, book markers, clips and carabiners. On the display we highlighted some services that The Summar Library can offer to the Union University community. Here are just a few things that might interest you.

Research Your Family History:
If you are like me then you might want to know a bit more about your family and ancestors. What is your ethnic heritage? How did your great grandfather come to the United States and what happened to him? You can use many of our databases free of charge and even get help from our archivist, Jenny Lowery, to research your family history and answer many of these questions. This is something that many people are willing to pay for but it is available through The Summar Library without charge.

A growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture including 25,000 family and local histories, the entire U.S. Federal Census, and PERSI™.

This collection of more than 4,000 databases and 1.5 billion names includes census, vital, church, court, immigration, and other records. You must be on Union's campus to access it.

The student yearbook of Southwestern Baptist University (1904-1906) and Union University (1908-2000). From 1904-1924 the yearbook was published every other year. It was published annually beginning in 1924 except for 1944 and 1945 when no yearbook was produced.
Get more Health Information:

You can use our databases to get health information for you or a loved one. If you need more information about something that you learned through your health care provider then you can use our databases or come see a librarian to get find out more.

Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only. 

Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center?. All in a single, easy-to-use database, The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only. Integrates the full text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books.   

Natural Standard provides high quality, evidence-based information on dietary supplements (including herbs, vitamins, and minerals), functional foods, diets, complementary practices (modalities), exercises, and medical conditions. Clients include, but are not limited to: corporations, manufacturers, retail pharmacies, hospitals, universities, organizations and private professional practices.

Recreation in the Library:

Recreational Reading
Just as you enter the library on the left and right are little round shelves with many works of popular fiction. Taking a vacation and want to check some books out or just looking for a good book to read over the weekend? Then stop by the library.
We have a growing collection of Audio Books  available through Net Library that you can download in MPD format and add to your iPod or MP3 player. These titles include works by CS Lewis, Henri Nouwen and Charles Spurgeon.

Music CDs
We have a collection of music discs and books on CD in the library. They are in the room with the DVDs and if you ask at the front desk then they can show you the CD collection and you can browse. I just checked out a James Joyce Novel to listen to in my car.

Movies on DVD
In the same area of the library where we keep the CD collection are the DVDs. You can ask for the DVD collection at the front desk of the library. We have many popular titles that you can check out over the weekend. I often check out films, including former Oscar winners, and movies like Toy Story, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, or HBO's series Band of Brothers. You should definitely visit our popular films collection.

Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 46,000 CDs with more than 653,000 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month. 

Thank You! to everyone who came out and participated in the Health and Benefits Fair. It was nice to see everyone.

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