Visitors to the Kennedy Library website can use the library’s internal search engine to dig through unabridged files. Library staffers suggest picking a topic and spending a few hours putting the pieces together yourself. American Libraries recommends visiting these interactive exhibits and historic archives to jump-start your journey.
Civil Rights Timeline: This interactive exhibit draws from 230 primary sources, including paper, film, and audio files, to explore milestones in the civil rights movement.
World on the Brink—JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis: The 13-day standoff between the US and the Soviet Union comes to life in this exhibit that gives a day-by-day account of the crisis. Listen to secretly recorded meetings with the president, review formerly classified documents, and much more.
We Choose the Moon: Blast off virtually with the crew of Apollo 11 in the historic 1969 moon landing. This computer-animated tour of the flight features historic audio and video footage of the launch and Kennedy’s call to action.
The President’s Desk: This virtual tour allows visitors to sit at the president’s desk, read his daily calendar, look at his personal photographs, and listen to his phone calls
JFK50: The library’s award-winning site uses a graphic novel–style approach to educate visitors about historical events from JFK’s presidency, from the Bay of Pigs to the moon landing to his work in the civil rights movement.
Enjoy performance art in Rod Library. Students will perform original works using their bodies and props. Attend for a few minutes or experience the full hour of thought-provoking exhibits. Coordinated by FPAC.
The Rod Library has purchased webcast materials from Academic Impressions about Copyright and Faculty Rights. The programs feature Kevin Smith and Steven McDonald and are designed to teach faculty and staff how to apply copyright laws appropriately in the classroom, research, and scholarship. The two CD sets cover Session 1: Faculty use of Copyright and Session 2: Faculty Ownership of Copyright. They are located in the stacks at KF 2995 S55 2012 v.1 & v.2.
You asked for it, we made it happen! Many of you requested access to your "R" drives while working on projects in the library. Now you can! All public workstations will require you to authenticate with your CATID and passphrase. Once you have logged in you will be able to create a profile on the screen and save files to your University "R" drive.
Effective July 22 you will begin to see a "Request" button when you are in the library catalog. Use this feature to place a hold on items already checked out, or to request an available item be held for you. Some materials, such as items from the Youth Collection, may not be requestable.
Requests for available items will be available within 24 hours Monday-Friday. You will receive an email notice when your item is ready for pickup.
Our new Interlibrary Loan system (ILLIAD) is up and running as of 6-13-13. You will need to authenticate to gain access. Once you are in you will be able to submit, view and track your orders more efficiently.