[UPDATE 3/6/2014 2:41 PM: ALL TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES HAVE BEEN RESOLVED]
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.
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 Coyle, Anne Hill, M. Macha Nightmare, Victoria 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)
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.
JFK University Learning Resource Centers Holiday Hours
Closed Monday, January 20, 2014 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The University Libraries and all Learning Resource Centers will be closed today. We hope that you will take time to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., and recognize the impact that he had on our society through his work as a civil rights leader. We also hope you will think about the civil rights work that is still needed in our community, our nation, and around the world.
John F. Kennedy University's Diversity Officer, Jess Delegencia has provided an extensive list of San Francisco Bay Area MLK Day events, which is provided here. Please also consider President Obama's MLK Day of Service opportunities.
MLK DAY - BAY AREA EVENTS
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: Speakers, singalong and refreshments. 4 p.m. Monday, San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo. 925-837-5243.
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration -- 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Deer Valley Theater, 4700 Lone Tree Way. Keynote Speaker Maggie Anderson, a well-known author; student performances as well as Antioch Mayor Wade Harper. Antioch Unified School District MLK Scholarships winners will be presented at the event. Free. 925-325-9897, Diane@art4antioch.org.
Third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Awards Breakfast: 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, at HS Lordships, 199 Sea wall Drive, Berkeley Marina. Young leaders encouraged to participate. Tickets and details at www.berkeleymlkjrday.com.
25th annual parade and program: 9 a.m. assembly Monday in the parking lot of the DMV office, 6400 Manila Ave. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. to El Cerrito High School; rally and program 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Performing Arts Center, 540 Ashbury Ave.
"Fulfilling His Dream" breakfast and program: 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Hercules Middle High School, 1900 Refugio Valley Road. Food, music, performances and special guest speakers.
Holiday March: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday March, 9:30 a.m. Monday at Hayward City Hall Plaza, 777 B. St., sponsored by South Hayward Parish. Info: 510-785-3663.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, at Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center, Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd. The featured speaker is Melba Beals, one of the Little Rock Arkansas nine students who integrated an all-white Little Rock High School in 1954. Mount Eden High School choir and jazz band, the King Senior Steppers and others will perform. Info: 510-723-6976.
36th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commencement and Humanitarian Awards: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors meeting. Lobby art display. 651 Pine St.
In The Name of Love: 12th annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 7 p.m. Sunday, Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive. Featuring Martin Luther McCoy, Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Oakland Children's Community Choir with Oaktown Jazz Workshops. Admission $23, $25 at the door, $8 for children 12 and under. Info: 510-287-8800, www.mlktribute.com.
OMCA Family Drop-in Workshop: History makers/Science makers series, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, at Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and explore the dream through hands-on science activities. Meet Dr. Hattie Carwell for a presentation in the Lecture Hall at 1:30 p.m. and learn about positive African-American role models. Event included with museum admission; members are free. No reservations required. Info:www.museumca.org/event/historymakers-sciencemakers-january-19.
MLK Film Festival: The African American Museum & Library at Oakland presents a selection of critically acclaimed documentaries that put into historical perspective the nation-defining movement of the 1950s and 1960s for civil rights, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, at AAMLO, 659 14th St. Free. RSVP: 510-637-0200.
MLK Day of Service: Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline, from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, at Doolittle Drive and Swan Way. Volunteers are asked to assist staff in restoration work and invasive plant removal to support and care for wildlife and their natural habitats. Register at www.ebparks.org or by calling 1-888-327-2757, option 2, or 510-544-2590.
16th annual MLK Day Celebration: Celebrate Dr. King's Legacy Past, Present and Future, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, at Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, 1188 12th St. Keynote speaker is Dr. Joy DeGruy, renowned author of "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing." Free. Info: 510- 444-6162, www.taylorchurch.org.
MLK Day of Service: Come out to the Gardens at Lake Merritt and Lakeside Park to participate in the MLK Day of Service, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, at Lake Merritt Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Take part in planting, weeding, mulching and more; children are welcome. Please bring your own gloves and water bottle. Refreshments will be provided. Info: Markus von Euw at 510-427-1605, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLK Jr. Day Camp: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Downtown Oakland YMCA, 2350 Broadway. Campers have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence and make lasting friendships. Info: 510-451-9622, www.oaklandymca.org.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Rally: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. M
onday, at ILWU Warehouse Union Hall Local #6, 99 Hegenberger Road. Celebration of the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will include guest speakers and youth performances. The organizers are keeping the Dream alive through education and nonviolence. Refreshments will be served. Info: 510-798-5535.
"Tribute to our Elders": 11 a.m. rally Monday, at Pittsburg City Hall, 65 Civic Ave., followed by 11:30 a.m. march to Pittsburg High School's Creative Arts Building, 250 School St., for a free "Oh Happy Day" program featuring Edwin Hawkins and the Love Center Choir, West African Dance Troop, Praise Dancers, BSU Steppers and more.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, along the Richmond Greenway between Sixth and 16th streets at Chanslor and Ohio avenues. Healthy food, lively music, service projects. Details: 510-730-0278 or 510-620-6511.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Breakfast: Keynote speakers and awards presentation. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 27. Pleasanton Hilton at the Club, 7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton. $40. 925-263-4444.
MLK Day Parade and Festival. Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an MLK Day festival, march and parade around Yerba Buena Gardens annually on the third Monday in January.
Attend a full day festival with live music, speeches, a reading festival as well as a march and parade from Caltrain to Yerba Buena Gardens to commemorate the Selma to Montgomery march. http://sf.funcheap.com/mlk-day-march-parade-soma/
MLK Day Film Festival. The Liberation Film Festival (LFF) is dedicated to bringing short-format cinema and human interest documentaries to the public through innovative programs designed to engage new and diverse audiences. http://sf.funcheap.com/annual-liberation-film-festival/
MLK Celebration/Oratorical Festival: San Leandro is hosting an oratorical festival at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 11 a.m. Monday, at Marina Community Center, 15301 Wicks Blvd. Student contestants will perform an original or well-known essay, speech or poem in celebration of King's message of peace, tolerance and social justice. There will be entertainment, crafts for the kids and light refreshments, 510-577-3462.
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: Noon Monday, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1924 Trinity Ave. Music by Gospel Choir from St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Oakland; inspiration from the Rev. Kamal Hassan of Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church in Richmond.http://interfaithccc.org/dr-martin-luther-king-day-celebration.
This quarter, we are happy to report that Berkeley Learning Resource Center Librarian, Laraine Hilgers, will be joining the team at Robert M. Fisher Library in Pleasant Hill on Fridays. Please stop by to welcome her to our Pleasant Hill campus.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
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