The fall semester brings the Cardinal Beran Library’s second lecture as part of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition @ St. Mary’s. Our first lecture in the spring was a success and we are hoping to continue the trend.
On Monday, October 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm the Library will be hosting Dr. Charles Stewart, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of St. Thomas, and his lecture “Physical Transcendence: Modern Art and the Rise of Neo-Thomism.” The lecture is free and open to the entire St. Mary’s, University of Thomas, and Cardinal Beran Library; no reservation is required. Light refreshment will be provided immediately following the presentation.
Please attend so the Library can continue to host great events like this in the future. For more information please email the Beran Library (email@example.com) or call us at 713-686-4345 x265.
The beginning of the fall semester means that it is time for the second annual Library book sale. Last year the sale was a huge success for the St. Mary’s community and for the Beran Library.
This summer we undertook a large weeding process and as a result have great books to sell at steep discounts! Included this year are Anchor Bibles, biblical commentaries, and hardback fiction novels.
The book sale will be on the first floor of the Cardinal Beran Library at St. Mary’s Seminary from September 18 thru the 22. This year we are kicking off the sale with a party on Wednesday, September 18 from 4-7pm. Wednesday afternoon will be when the sale is open to the public and the inventory revealed. All sales are first come, first serve and there are no reservations. Come early for the best selection!
As a special incentive for our wonderful Facebook friends, every friend will receive a VIP pass to visit the sale four hours early, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Becoming the Beran Library’s friend on Facebook is the best way to ensure you will have access to the best of the best books. In addition (because really, we love our FB friends), one lucky friend will win a $5 gift certificate for the book sale. With our crazy insane prices, $5 can potentially buy a lot of books!
Welcome back to all of our returning students and welcome to our new students. The Cardinal Beran Library updated many of our policies over the summer and we are all ecstatic to share them with you in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the blog to learn about everything new we have to offer.
First (and maybe most importantly) due to overwhelming demand, the Library has expanded our hours. Monday – Wednesday we will now be open until 10 pm! Visit our website to find our complete listing of hours.
Here’s to a wonderful semester!
A big thank you goes out to all of our wonderful patrons for helping to make National Library Week a tremendous success!!!
Monday, April 15 – Thursday, April 18 the Cardinal Beran Library is celebrating National Library Week. We will have events and prizes scheduled each day and a huge spring blow out bash on Thursday, April 18 from 3-6PM.
On Monday, stop by the library and tell us why you say “I love my library” and take home a cool button or pen. Tuesday we will be introducing our new library mascot, St. Jerome, and the first patron to find Jerome hiding in the stacks will win a $5 copy card. Wednesday we will be highlighting the special collections and archives of the Beran Library. Thursday will be our library appreciation party with games, food, and fun from 3:00 – 6:00 PM (need I remind you of the awesome Christmas party?!). We will play a game of library trivia bingo and the winner will receive a $10 copy card! Hooray!
Can’t wait to see you all this week!!!
Just in time for final assignments, the Beran Library will be hosting two different short, quick, casual FLASH workshops on RefWorks and the new UST OneSearch. No need to sign up, just show up. Bring your own laptop and get hands on help!
Can’t come during one of the times listed below? Request a one-on-one tutorial or arrange your own workshop time with classmates. Just email the librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a date.
RefWorks Flash Workshops
Thursday, April 18 @ 4:15 and 6:15
UST OneSearch Flash Workshops
Saturday, April 20 @ 3:00
Monday, April 22 @ 3:00
Wednesday, April 24 @ 6:00
Monday, April 29 @ 6:00
The Big Bang Theory is totally one of my favorite shows on TV but this blog post isn’t about me coveting Sheldon and Leonard’s super awesome card catalog, but instead remind everyone about the Beran Library’s Catholic Intellectual Tradition @ St. Mary’s lecture series this Wednesday, March 13, at 4PM. Our inaugural lecture, “Cosmology, the Big Bang, and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition,” will be presented by Dr. Jim Clarage, Assistant Professor in Chemistry and Physics at the University of St. Thomas.
Dr. Clarage’s talk will focus on the cosmology work of Fr. Georges Lemaitre, a Belgian priest and physicist who was instrumental in the development of the modern Big Bang. He will focus on Lemaitre’s 1950 book “The Primeval Atom” where Lemaitre outlines his cosmology. As background Dr. Clarage will touch on previous cosmology in history. His main thesis is to elevate the Big Bang theory to part of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
Immediately following the 4PM lecture will be a reception on the second floor of the Beran Library. Light refreshments and drinks will be served. And cookies. And brownies.
There will be no test after the lecture (this is fun learning!) but if you feel the need to brush up on your Belgian Catholic astrophysicists here is a very informative article about Fr. Georges Lemaitre; from Wikipedia no less, every librarian’s guilty pleasure! If you would like to argue with me about the “scholarlyness” of Wikipedia, or your professor frowns upon it, you can always read this slightly more authoritative* article from the October 2007 (vol. 64, n. 4) issue of Annals of Science, “The Context of Discovery: Lemaitre and the Origin of the Primeval-Atom Universe,” by Helge S. Kragh and Dominique Lambert (link requires CeltID login).
I hope to see everyone there, even though it means less cookies for me to take home!
*If you care to discuss “authoratativeness” and “scholarlyness” with any of the librarians checkout our sweet LibGuide on the subject!