The Library Channel

Sep 04, 2015 · Events

Event:  Constitution Day 2015

Presentation: Unalienable Rights:  The Role of the Creator in Public Life

Date:  Thursday, September 17

Time:  12-1pm

Location:  Hayden Library Meeting Room 133. This session will be live video conferenced to the ASU Libraries on the West, Downtown, and Polytechnic campuses.

Description:  The Declaration of Independence famously states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." This claim relates human rights and equality to the role of the Creator. As such it is affirming a relationship between human origins and human nature. This talk will look at some of the influence this has had on American thought, including religious freedom and state established religion.

Please join us for a Brown Bag Lecture sponsored by the ASU Libraries, featuring Dr. Owen Anderson, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious studies in ASU's New College.  In 2013-2014 he was the William E. Simon research fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University and a visiting scholar at Princeton Seminary.  He has published seven books including The Declaration of Independence and God (2015) and The Natural Moral Law (2013) with Cambridge University Press.  His areas of research include epistemology, the ethics of belief, intellectual history, and religious pluralism.  He regularly teaches Philosophy of Religion, Introduction to Philosophy, Applied Ethics, World Religions, Western Religious Traditions, and Religion in America.

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Sep 02, 2015 · Featured resources

What is it?   Sage Research Methods is an online tool to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects.

Who is it for?  

  • Undergraduate students, Graduate students, and Faculty who are planning research projects;

  • Instructors who are teaching research methods courses.  

  • It is especially focused on the social sciences, although researchers in a variety of disciplines may find it useful

What will I find there?  

  • Full text chapters and books, articles and videos on various research methodologies;

  • Datasets specially developed to help teach and learn research methods 

  • A collection of case studies of real social research, specially commissioned and designed to help you understand abstract methodological concepts in practice 

When should I use it?  Use at the beginning of your project to get started or whenever you are having trouble in the research process.

What if I need more help?  Contact your subject librarian - we’re happy to help you make the most of this resource.

Aug 31, 2015 · Exhibits

ExhibitThunderbird: Bringing the world to Arizona for more than 70 years

Location:  Fletcher Library at the West campus, First Floor

Available: August 31st – December, 2015 during normal library hours

Description:  The materials in this exhibit illustrate some of the 70+ year history of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, located in Glendale, Arizona, on the southeast corner of 59th Avenue and Greenway, less than 5 miles from the ASU West campus. 

Before it was a school it was an airbase used by the US Army Air Corps to train pilots during World War II, known as Thunderbird Field No. 1. More than 10,000 pilots trained on bi-planes at the airbase between 1941 and 1945. Cadets came from the United States, Great Britain and China. At the close of the war, in 1946, a group of former military men established the American Institute for Foreign Trade, on the Thunderbird Field site. It was the first graduate management school focused exclusively on training individuals for overseas business.

Now, Thunderbird School of Global Management, a unit of the ASU knowledge network, is regarded as the world's leading institution in the education of global managers. More than 45,000 students have come to Glendale and graduated from Thunderbird. Alumni, known as “Thunderbirds” or “T-birds,” live and work in more than 140 countries.

The school's unique curriculum is based on the idea that to do business on a global scale, executives must know not only the intricacies of business, but also understand the customs and cultures of other countries and be able to communicate in different languages. Over the years, Thunderbird has undergone countless changes (including six different names) but has never wavered from its founding principal nor ignored its rich legacy. 

We hope you enjoy the materials we have selected to display!

Photo information:  An airplane in front of the control tower at Thunderbird Field No. 1 circa 1942. The control tower still stands today and houses the infamous Thunderbird Pub.  Photo by John Swope courtesy of the Thunderbird School of Management Archives, Arizona State University Libraries

All materials courtesy of the Thunderbird School of Global Management Archives,

Arizona State University Libraries



Aug 19, 2015 · Events

Event:  Noble Library Grand Reopening
Date:  Wednesday, August 26
Time:  2-4pm
Location:  Noble Science and Engineering Library Lobby

Description:  Join us to celebrate that the Noble Science and Engineering Library’s doors are open again, after a long five months of restoration!  It’s still the same great space with lots of natural light, but is now even better. The library has new paint, carpet, LED lighting, plumbing and electrical and more! 

Listen to live music, enjoy refreshments, get a picture with Sparky, and enter a raffle to win fantastic prizes, including the opportunity to win a priority study space for a day.

Welcome back to campus and to your study home away from home! 

Aug 17, 2015 · Events

Event:  Game Night

Location:  Polytechnic campus Library
Time:  6-9pm

Description:  You're invited to attend Game Night at the Polytechnic campus Library! Stop by for fun games, cool prizes and free pizza. Enjoy multi-player board games, trivia, online games or bring your own favorite game to enjoy with friends. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Aug 17, 2015 · Events

Event:  Game Night
Location:  Fletcher Library, West campus
Time:  5pm-10pm

Description: Join us at Fletcher Library for a night of non-stop tabletop gaming Wednesday August 19th from 5-10PM. Visitors can check out a game from the library’s collection, or bring their own to play with others. From Jenga to Settlers of Catan, there's a game for everybody!  

This will start us off on our weekly Wednesday Game Night sessions, which will be held from 6:30-10:30pm for the remainder of the semester.


Questions?  Contact Ashley Gohr


Aug 14, 2015 · services

Archives and Special Collections announces our new Publication & Creative Services! These new services enable us to more effectively facilitate your creativity and  value your entrepreneurship. Specifically:

  • We have discontinued the practice of charging commercial use fees for profitable applications of our materials. We still offer duplication services, although we anticipate your demand for those services will decrease as we put more high quality materials online in the ASU Digital Repository.
  • At Publication & Creative Services you may choose to complete a form in order to receive useful and timely information about copyright for individual works and the appropriate citation for use in your creative applications of our materials!
  • Scholars and creatives are advised to comply with copyright law and/or applicable university academic integrity policies when using our materials. Our Publication & Creative Services help you get useful information in a timely manner.

Please visit us at Publication and Creative Services when you are working on your next formal publication, timeline website project or display of our rare and unique archival materials!

For assistance: 965-4932

Written by:  Rob SpindlerUniversity Archivist and Head, Archives and Special Collections



Aug 12, 2015 · Students

Whether you’re on campus or online @ASULibraries want to see how you #KeepItCoolASU!  Post photos showing us how you start your semester  on Instagram, Twitter, or on our Facebook page using our #KeepItCoolASU on August 20th-24th.  You'll then be entered to win one of our prize packages full of ASU gear!

The Fine Print:  Only current ASU students eligible for prizes.

Aug 11, 2015 · Exhibits

Exhibit:  So this is College

Location: Music Library, Tempe campus

Available:   August – September, during normal library hours

Description:  Higher education has long been a source of inspiration for American novelists, artists, film makers, and composers & lyricists.  To welcome our new and returning students, this new Music Library exhibit offers a glimpse into college life as portrayed in American popular song and cover art from 1900 to 1924.  Featuring treasures found in the ASU Sheet Music Collection, the exhibit will remain in place until the end of September 2015.


Aug 06, 2015 · resources

Did you know?  The ASU Libraries provides all ASU students, faculty and staff a pass to - which gives full access to the extensive news, multimedia and archives of The New York Times without needing your own subscription.*

What you need to do:  All you have to do is activate your pass:

  • Follow this link to the Group Pass Activation Page.  
  • Log in with your ASURITe ID and password if prompted  
  • Click on REGISTER and create an account using your ASU email address
  • You’re done! After your Pass has been activated, you can enjoy access to from any network or location

Does this include access to NYTimes apps?   Included in the “Group Pass” is access to the NYTimes smartphone apps (iPhone, Android, Windows).  Unfortunately the tablet apps are not included; instead tablet users may access the web site using a browser.

Pro Tip: Remain logged into your account to have seamless access to and the mobile apps for the duration of your Pass. 

Expiration Dates:  Access via group pass expires after a year, but it can be renewed.   Visit to view your Pass eligibility and expiration timestamp at any time.  

Questions?  Please contact us via Ask a Librarian - we're happy to help!