New(s) @ Axe

News and Events of the Leonard H. Axe Library, and of the
Kansas Technology Center Library - Pittsburg (KS) State University

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Friends of Axe Library to Hold a Table at the Community Bazaar at Meadowbrook Mall

Friends of Axe will have a table at the Community Bazaar at Meadowbrook Mall from September 28 to the 30th, 2006. Besides memberships, the Friends will sell leftover books from the Children’s Book Festival,
the Silent Auctions and donated paperbacks and hardbacks. Proceeds will support the Friends’ ongoing activities such as the proposed piece of statuary for the library patio, the library film collection, the Gene DeGruson Memorial Lecture and the new edition of A Closer Look.

The Friends will be selling signed books for 50% of the going rate on They will be selling non-signed books for prices ranging from 50 cents to 30% of face value.

Our hours will be:
Thursday, 9/28/06, 1PM – 3: 30 PM; 5:30 PM – 8PM
Friday, 9/29/06, 10AM – 12 Noon
Saturdsay, 9/30/06, 10AM – 5PM

We have many exciting titles , lots of great children’s books and plenty of fine bargains. We’ll be very glad to see you there.


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

"This Just In..."

The Axe Library, in conjunction with University Communications, has purchased the 2006 edition of the Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Public Law. This is the number one style and usage guide used by newspapers and news related magazines in the United States.

The Stylebook is available in both HTML and PDF formats and covers topics such as:

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms

... it also contains sections related to:

  • Sports, including score reporting and league standings
  • Briefing on American media law
  • Copyright

The AP Stylebook is available to anyone affiliated with PSU and we encourage those in the areas of public relations, journalism or communication to utilize this new reference source. University Webmasters may benefit from the Stylebook as well as from our new Oxford Reference sources. HTML versions are available through our “Databases by Title” page and on our “Annotated Title” page, which also contains a link to an Adobe PDF version.

Friends Receives Gift from Goldberg Family Foundation of Overland Park, KS

Due to the generosity of the Goldberg Family Foundation, Friends of Axe has been able to purchase several educational DVDs for the library’s film collection. The titles are:

Comedies of William Shakespeare (As You Like It; Taming of the Shrew; The Tempest; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Merchant of Venice)

Tragedies of William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet; Macbeth; Julius Ceasar; Othello)

Nat Turner : A Troublesome Property

Race : The Power of an Illusion

National Geographic Special Presentation : Guns, Germs and Steel

Inside the World’s Mightiest Bank : The Federal Reserve

eBay : Managing Success

Los Murales de la Ciudad de México: El Murode las Celebraciones

Rigoberta Menchú: Cassandra and Crusader

Victor Hugo : Les Misérables

Complete "Walking With" Collection:
Walking with Dinosaurs, Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts

Walking With Cavemen (not part of collection above)


In a letter which accompanied the donation, Lynn K. Intrater, trustee of the Goldberg Family Foundation, said “My father, Stanley Goldberg was born and raised in Pittsburg...and moved up to Kansas City in 1947. Although I never had the opportunity to visit the city with him, I did go down and see Pittsburg for myself. I saw his homes and the locations of my grandparents’ (Lewis and Bessie Goldberg) store, The Leader on Broadway…. My dad always spoke so fondly of growing up in Pittsburg and from my short visit; I got the sense of what a warm friendly community it is. So, in essence, we would like to give something back….Our gift comes to you in memory of Lewis, Bessie and Stanley Goldberg.” Friends of Axe is very grateful for the funds as well as for Ms Intrater’s kind letter. The items will be cataloged and in the library collection by October, 2006.


Friday, September 08, 2006

Viewswire Database Training

Gary Weise of the Economist Intelligence Unit will be here next Friday (September 15, 2006) to do a training session on the Viewswire database. The session will begin at 1:30 in the Computer Classroom on the main floor of the Axe Library. Interested teaching faculty are invited to join us. Gary will also be available to answer specific questions about the databases after the presentation.

For more information, plese contact Robert Walter at ext. 4878, or Cynthia Pfannenstiel at ext. 4888.

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