Monthly Archive for July, 2014

Colorado State Library Announces CALCON 2014 Scholarships for Students and Small/Rural Library Staff

The Colorado State Library is pleased to announce that we are offering 4 CALCON 2014 registration scholarships. Our goal is to develop leaders within the Colorado library community by helping students and staff from small/rural libraries who might not otherwise be able to attend the annual conference, participate in CALCON 2014.

We are offering 2 full conference registration scholarships to students, currently enrolled in an MLS/MLIS program; and 2 full conference registration scholarships to staff who work in small/rural libraries in Colorado. Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday August 29, 2014, and recipients will be notified by Monday September 15, 2014.

You can learn  more about these scholarship and access the application materials at http://www.coloradostatelibrary.org/ce.

Please forward any questions to Christine Kreger at kreger_c@cde.state.co.us.

 

FizzBoomRead – Pushmobiles

Searching for the basics on building pushmobiles or go-carts? Look no further than Yesterday’s News and the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection for instructions. Then again, these designs for a “simple” pushmobile might have you scratching your head.

Boys’ Handicraft – A Pushmobile of Simple Design (Part I)
Kit Carson County Record
December 5, 1912

Boys’ Handicraft – A Pushmobile of Simple Design (Part II)
Kit Carson County Record
December 5, 1912

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – A Pedalmobile.
Eagle Valley Enterprise
March 17, 1916

 

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.

War Declared

After the assassinations of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne and his wife, war in Europe was expected by many.  Austria did not declare war against Serbia until July 28, and other nations soon followed in their declarations of war.  Their stated reasons for declaring war are listed in the article “Why They Went to War” below.

Austrian Ruler Declares War
Akron Weekly Pioneer Press
July 31, 1914

Continue reading ‘War Declared’

Funding Announcement: K-12 Partnership

Call for Applications (CFAs):

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR), under contract with the National Library of Medicine, announces the availability of K-12 School Partnership funding.

The MCR plans to fund four awards up to $1,500 in Option Year 3 (May 2014-April 2015):

  • Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2014.
  • Recipients will be notified by October 7, 2014.
  • Projects must be completed by April 30, 2015.

Purpose:

The purpose of this award is to support new projects or enhance existing collaborative projects between a library (public, community college, or academic health sciences) and a K-12 school entity (school library, school nurse, health/science teacher) involving National Library of Medicine health and/or science information that can serve as a model for other partnerships.

Examples of projects include:

  • Partnerships to provide access to health information to support health and/or science curriculum.
  • Partnerships to conduct innovative health and/or science information outreach programs.
  • Partnerships to benefit community access to health information.
  • Partnerships to improve access to health information for underserved/vulnerable populations.

Eligibility:

Partners must be an NN/LM MCR Full or Affiliate member. Membership(s) may be confirmed by entering a zip code in the NN/LM Member Directory. Not a member, sign up today, it’s free.

Allocation of Funds

Reimbursements will be made to project leader upon receipt of invoice(s). Indirects and overhead are not allowable.

Reports:

Quarterly and final reports are required.

Application:

Apply online.

Questions:

If you have questions regarding this award, contact Dana Abbey or Monica Rogers, MCR Health Information Literacy Coordinators.

FizzBoomRead: Making Kites

Whether you choose a box kite or a simple tailless kite, these directions will help you build your own unique toy.  Let’s go fly a kite!

Boys’ Handicraft – A Rectangular Box-Kite
Yuma Pioneer
June 27, 1913

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – How to Build and Fly a Box Kite.
Wet Mountain Tribune
October 22, 1915

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – Three Homemade Kite Reels.  
Wet Mountain Tribune
October 29, 1915

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – A Malay or Tailless Kite.
Eagle Valley Enterprise
April 14, 1916
For Boys to Make Handicraft – Building a Box Kite
Fort Collins Courier
April 7, 1920

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.

One Giant Leap for Mankind

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969.

July 2014 is the 45th anniversary of the lunar landing mission Apollo 11, and the first walk on the moon. In honor of that historic event, we’re republishing a collection of early newspaper articles about rockets to the moon. Take a little time this weekend to look up and think about this remarkable achievement.

Shooting at the Moon
Fort Collins Courier
January 19, 1920

Continue reading ‘One Giant Leap for Mankind’

Who says you can’t learn from history?

Humors-mainThree great topics were recently presented at the Breezing Along with the Regional Medical Library session on July 16, 2014.

  • Judi Bergjord, Creighton Health Science Library, along with Chris Carmichael and Madonna Knutson presented their event featuring the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Traveling Exhibit – Shakespeare and the Four Humors.   They collaborated with other Creighton faculty/services to provide a lecture on the four humors, a Maypole dance, fortune telling, a soliloquy performance and Renaissance food.   Most inventive and a great way to give some attention to both the Health Science Library and the Reinert undergraduate library.
  • John Schleicher, Head of Special Collections from University of Nebraska Medical Center, presented a humor/cartoon collection covering more than 50 years of medical humor.   The times have changed and so have cartoons!
  • And as another tie-in to History of Medicine, Trenton Boyd presented a fascinating look back on Veterinary History of Medicine, and the collection at the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Any type of library – public, special, academic, medical – can participate. How do you get an NLM traveling exhibit at your library? Find out here.

The session is viewable at:  http://goo.gl/b4kBYj

 

FizzBoomRead – Gardening

FizzBoomReads continues with more outdoor fun. Combine construction with a love of plants and build your own herbarium. Then head to your local library to check out books on local plants you could grow in your new gardens.
Boys’ Handicraft – Home-Made Flower-Boxes
Kiowa County Press
December 20, 1912

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – A Japanese Garden
Oak Creek Times
March 9, 1916

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – For a Herbarium.
Eagle Valley Enterprise
March 17, 1916

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.

Vive la Revolution

July 14, 2014 is the 225th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution.  The Bastille was a prison in Paris, and often the prisoners were incarcerated with nothing more than a “lettre de cachet” with no proof of wrongdoing.  On July 14, 1789 the people stormed the Bastille in the midst of rising tensions between the royal government and the representatives of the people.

The Queen’s Little Shoes
Colorado Banner
June 29, 1876

Continue reading ‘Vive la Revolution’

FizzBoomRead – Making Games

Are you a gamer, someone who enjoys playing all different types of games? If so, try building or designing your own outdoor games!

 
Handicraft for Boys and Girls – The Games of Jack-Sticks and Ring-Toss.
Eagle Valley Enterprise
September 24, 1915

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – Outdoor Fish-Pond and Other Jolly Games
Eagle Valley Enterprise
October 26, 1915

Handicraft for Boys and Girls – Jump Standards.
Eagle Valley Enterprise
April 7, 1916

These articles come from the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library, History Colorado, and libraries, historical societies, and community organizations in Colorado.