Thursday, June 19, 2014

Get to know your new library search at JFK University Libraries

Coming Soon

Look for a new search user interface at the end of June!

More user friendly, and featuring new capabilities, we will launch a new search and library account system at the end of this month. It is scheduled to go live June 25, 2014. 

We are developing a help guide for your use with the new system. Also feel free to contact any librarian or staff member for assistance as needed.

Thanks! We think you will like the added functionality and updated look.

Help guide: http://libguides.jfku.edu/koha

Call us:
Pleasant Hill Fisher Library Reference: (925) 969-3109
Pleasant Hill Fisher Library Front Desk: (925) 969-3100
Berkeley Learning Resource Center: (510) 647-2048
San Jose Learning Resource Center: (408) 236-1102
Law Library: (925) 969-3120

Text us:
(925) 322-0467

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Public Services and Psychology Librarian Joan Bewley honored with a #JFKU Presidential Player Award

Join us in congratulating Joan!

Joan Bewley, Librarian at Robert M. Fisher Library was honored April 28th, 2014 along with seven other awardees. This year's Presidential Player Awards went to Kate BannerLaura BerryJoan BewleyKevin ChangDiane Cvetic, Kathi LeCornec, Antony Medina, and Valerie Schreiber. Congratulations to each of these exceptional John F. Kennedy University staff members.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Save the Date! Celebration of Scholarship 2014 is just around the Corner!

Join us for the 2014 Celebration of Scholarship event 



May 21, 2014, 1:30-3:30pm

Room S312
John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA


Each year, JFK University honors faculty, students, alumni and staff who have made a scholarly, creative, or service contribution in their field. This year marks the eighth annual Celebration of Scholarship event, and it's just around the corner!  Please join us Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 1:30-3:30pm on the Pleasant Hill Campus. We'll honor selected JFK University community members at a coffee and 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 and works owned by the Libraries will be on display at the Robert M. Fisher Library.  We hope to see you there!

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 lhilgers@jfku.edu.

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.