Thursday, April 3, 2014

JFK University Celebration of Scholarship Call for Submissions

Celebration of Scholarship 2014

Call for Submissions 

It's time to celebrate your work at the eighth annual Celebration of Scholarship! Each year, JFK University honors faculty, students, alumni and staff who have made a scholarly, creative, or service contribution in their field. Our eighth annual Celebration of Scholarship will be held on Wednesday, May 21st. We'll honor selected JFK University community members at a dessert reception with a certificate of recognition. Additionally, the list of contributions will be available at the celebration and on the JFK University Libraries website. Works owned by the Libraries will be on display at the Robert M. Fisher Library. Help us continue the tradition of recognizing JFK University scholarship by submitting your work!

For consideration: Submissions published, presented, or shown between January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013 will be considered for recognition. Submissions honored at last year's event will not be eligible. Evidence of your work should be provided as an APA citation including links where applicable. All citations are verified and reviewed by the Celebration of Scholarship committee. 

Submission form: Fill out the online submission form today! Submissions are being accepted through May 2, 2014.

Types of work recognized: Works representing a scholarly, creative, or service contribution will be considered. Examples include journal or edited newsletter and magazine articles; books or book chapters, including selected works and creative contributions such as poetry or artwork; conference presentations, posters, panels or workshops; curated and juried art exhibits, including artwork, exhibition guides, and digital objects created as part of exhibits; works and performances; projects supported by grant or endowment funding; creation of or contributions to online publications, blogs or websites; awards or recognition from professional associations or other bodies for contributions to your field; and more!
Questions and comments? Please contact Laraine Hilgers at

APA Citation Help

Get help with APA: Remember to use the most current style guide: The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is now in its 6th edition. Additionally, an in depth update has been published for use with electronic resources.

For a quick review of common citation types, see our handy citation guide. Additionally, you may visit the JFK University Libraries or Academic Support Center websites, or contact a reference librarian at your branch library.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Law School student and Law Library employee Matthew Taxman's Animal Legal Defense Fund efforts garners local and national attention

Contra Costa Times article features Matthew Taxman's Animal Legal Defense Fund efforts

Congratulations Matthew!

"The new course of action at JFK coincides with law student Matthew Taxman's launching a student ALDF chapter that was honored for its animal advocacy efforts last fall at the annual Animal Law Conference, co-presented by ALDF and the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School that has been around since 2008."
Please read the full article on the Contra Costa Times website.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Yay! Technical Difficulties Resolved!

Thanks for your patience

Our Library System technical difficulties have been resolved, and you now have full access to your personal library accounts.

All University Libraries checkout systems are fully operational, and we look forward to helping you meet your research goals!

Please contact us at anytime via our Ask A Librarian web page.

Ooops! We're experiencing technical difficulties--please be patient as we work to fix them.

We're experiencing technical difficulties


Dear JFK University community,

Our Library website and system is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We are working to correct the problem now, and will keep you updated. The problem emerged last night, across all JFK University Libraries.

In the mean time, you may have difficulty logging in to your account to renew books, or otherwise check the status of your personal library account. Additionally, when you visit the library to check out a book, we are completing some tasks manually.

Please be patient as we work to resolve the issue. We will keep you updated as to our progress.

Thank you,

Stephanie Roach

Thursday, February 27, 2014

JFKU's 2nd Annual Day of the Book features Librarians Stephanie Roach & Jason Dezember

John F. Kennedy University Liberal Studies Program

2nd Annual Day of the Book - REVISED SCHEDULE AS OF 3/8/2014

What: An exploration of authorship, publishing, and the book in the 21st century
Where: John F. Kennedy University, 100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA
When: Saturday March 8, 2014 | 10 am - 4pm


Morning Session 1

Write your non-fiction book / Catherine Bramkamp (S116); Storytelling basics / Beth Barany (S112);  Writing home / Deema K. Shehabi (S224)The social cause diet: Filling up with satisfying acts of service / Gail Johnston (S108)

Morning Session 2

How to become self-published / Marcus Evans (S112); Writing historical fantasy with four quadrant living / Linda McCabe (S116)The future of the book in a networked world / Jason Dezember & Stephanie Roach (S108)

Lunch and keynote

Beyond words: 200 years of illustrated diaries / Susan Snyder, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley (S209)

Afternoon Session 1

What makes a bestseller / Ezra Barany (S116); Writing your spirit: The marriage of authenticity and artfulness / Charles Burack (S112)Behind the mask: Writing the sociopathic personality / Robbie Sommers Bryant (S224)Alternative spirituality / T. Thorn CoyleAnne HillM. Macha NightmareVictoria Slind-Flor (S108)

Afternoon Session 2

The four powers of writing / T. Thorn Coyle (S112)Romancing today / Sharon Hamilton (S116); Choose your destiny / Steven Kiefel (S224); Authors and writers connecting to the community / Contra Costa County Librarians (S108)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

More than 20,000 new ebook titles for Winter 2014!

ebrary Academic Complete Collection

The John F. Kennedy University Learning Resource Center ebook collection now features more than 130,000 titles, thanks to our subscription to ebrary's Academic Complete Collection, made possible by our partnership with the National University Library System. The Academic Complete Collection currently has nearly 110,000 titles--more than 20,000 of which were added during January 2014. 

This collection features ebook titles in every discipline from business to psychology to religion to science and technology, and supports all of JFK University's programs.

How to access ebooks at JFK University

In order to access ebooks at JFK University, you will be prompted for your University ID#. You can search the Library Catalog (Select Material type: Online) or One Search (Select Show content type: Book / Ebook; Show only: Items with full text online), using Advanced Search in order to modify your results to include online ebooks. If you'd like to explore just the Academic Complete Collection, please visit our ebrary search engine.

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