Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day Holiday Hours

The Darling Library will be open modified hours on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

All Hope International University offices will be closed. However, evening classes will meet as scheduled.

Labor Day Hours: 2:00pm to 11:00pm


Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 2nd.

See a complete calendar of library hours.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Codex Sinaiticus - It's a Big Deal

Join us in celebrating the acquisition of
The Codex Sinaiticus 
 Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 10:30AM


The Darling Library is planning a very short event to celebrate the acquisition of The Codex Sinaiticus which is now on display in the library. The event is to serve two purposes: to draw student attention to this resource and to thank the Treasures N Beyond thrift store board for their generous donation for its display case.

Dr. David Matson, Professor of Biblical Studies, who requested the book for the library and will be giving a short presentation about The Codex Sinaticus and how it will be useful for instruction at Hope.

The Codex Sinaiticus (facsimile edition, 2010) is a "big deal" in many ways.  

First of all, 'the Sinai Book' is important.
"It is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. Its heavily corrected text is of outstanding importance for the history of the Bible and the manuscript – the oldest substantial book to survive Antiquity – is of supreme importance for the history of the book." - The Codex Sinaiticus Project website

The Codex Sinaiticus Project is an undertaking of four entities which hold parts of the manuscript and agreed to put them together in one cohesive publication: The British Library Board, National Library of Russia, Monastery of Mount Sinai (Saint Catherine's), and The University of Leipzig as well as numerous contributors and funding bodies. Read more about it on their website.

Secondly, it is a big deal for the Darling Library because it was a big expense. This single volume cost more than some sets of encyclopedias! (Remember those?)

Physically, The Codex Sinaitucus is a big book. In fact, it is the largest book in the Darling Library. At 43 cm. (almost 17 inches) high it doesn't even fit on our Oversize shelves. (Books that are taller than 12 inches are put in the Oversize section in order to keep us from having to adjust shelving throughout the rest of the library.) The Codex is not only taller, it is bigger in every dimension - and it is much heavier. It would be dangerous to have it hanging on the open shelves.

Therefore, thanks to the Treasures N Beyond board we have a new display case just for this! Treasures N Beyond, formerly called The Heirloom Shoppe, is a thrift store that was established by the Pacific Christian Women's Association thirty years ago. Operated by volunteers, all of the proceeds go to fund projects that support the students of Hope International University.

Come celebrate with us!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Regular Library Hours begin August 24, 2014

The fall semester begins with traditional undergraduates attending classes on the main campus starting on Wednesday, August 20th.

Library hours for the week of August 17-23, 2014:

Sunday, August 17 - CLOSED
Monday, August 18 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday, August 19 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 20 - 7:45am to 6:00pm
Thursday, August 21 - 7:45am to 6:00pm
(Closed for Opening Convocation - 9:30am to 10:30am)
Friday, August 22 - 7:45am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 23 - CLOSED

Regular hours beginning August 24:

Sunday - 2:00pm to 11:00pm
Monday through Thursday - 7:45am to 11:00pm
(Closed Tuesdays and Thursdays - 9:30am to 1030am)
Friday - 7:45am to 5:00pm
Saturday - CLOSED

See a complete calendar of library hours, holidays, and exceptions on the Darling Library's website.

Monday, August 11, 2014

How to get books: Hold, Borrow, Request

Hope International University is a member of a network of California academic libraries called Camino. Camino libraries integrate their catalogs through WorldCat Local so our patrons can search them all at once. When our patrons find a book that the HIU library doesn't have, they can still get it in a hurry if it is available from one of the Camino member libraries. And if that doesn't work, there is still another option.

Be sure to set up My Library Account to be an HIU Darling Library Patron.

Then here's how to get books:
  1. Before going to the library, search the library's catalog online. 
  2. Be sure you are logged in to My Library Account (or Patron Account Login.)
  3. Find a book you want to borrow. 

Best Case Scenario: The book is owned by Hope International University...

  1. Click on the Place Hold button. You should see a notification that your Hold request is successful.
  2. If it is not checked out (or when it is returned), the library staff will put it on the Hold shelf for you behind the Circulation Desk and you will receive an email letting you know when it is available for you to pick up. You may also sign in to My Library Account to see if the book is on the Hold shelf for you.
  3. Go to the library's Circulation Desk and check it out with your HIU ID card.
NOTE: Holds will be returned to the stacks if they are not picked up after seven days on the Hold shelf .

Second best: Can you wait two days? If it is not owned by HIU but is held by another Camino library...

  1. Check Availability. 
  2. If it is available, click on Borrow on Camino button. (Did you remember to sign in to My Library Account?) You should see a notification that your request was successful.
  3. If a Camino library honors your request it should be at the HIU Library within two days. You will receive an email letting you know when it is available for you to pick up. You may also sign in to My Library Account to see if the book is on the Hold shelf for you.
  4. Go to the library's Circulation Desk and check it out with your HIU ID card.
NOTE: Books will be returned to the Camino lending library if they are not picked up after seven days on the Hold shelf .

If it is not owned by either HIU or Camino, but another WorldCat Library... can you wait two weeks?

  1. Click on Request item through Interlibrary Loan button. You should see a notification that your request was successful.
  2. Wait for email notification on whether the request is being filled.
  3. If it is, it should be at the HIU Library within two weeks. You will receive an email letting you know when it is available for you to pick up. You may also sign in to My Library Account to see if the book is on the Hold shelf for you.
  4. Go to the library's Circulation Desk and check it out with your HIU ID card.
NOTE: Books will be returned to the lending library if they are not picked up after seven days on the Hold shelf .

You will receive a courtesy email reminding you when the book is due then overdue notices if you do not return it to the HIU Darling Library on time. You may be able to renew it by signing in to My Library Account (depending on the lending library's policies.)


Monday, August 04, 2014

Donations for the Archives

We received a donation of two books signed by the author that will be added to the archives.

Image from Amazon.com
The first is He Still Speaks: A Literary Biography of Robert Milligan by Clinton J. Holloway, c2014. The inscription reads,
"To Hope International Univ - In honor of President John Derry, formerly Dean of Students at Milligan College where he was much beloved by the students - this author included! Clinton J. Holloway"

This book was released to coincide with the 200th birthday celebration of Robert Milligan for whom Hope's sister institution, Milligan College, was named. Robert Milligan, was a "beloved professor" of Josephus Hopwood who founded Milligan College.

The other book is, Lest we Forget: Meditations at the Meal of Remembrance by the same author, c2008. According to the title page verso, "Proceeds from the sale of this book go to benefit the World Convention of Churches of Christ and Disciples of Christ Historical Society's Great Communion Celebration, commemorating the 200th Anniversary of Thomas Campbell's Declaration and Address."

Both books are available on Amazon.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Closed for Maintenance

The library will close at 3:00PM on 
Wednesday, July
30, 2014 for maintenance.

All online resources and services will be available as usual.


Hours for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

12:00PM to 3:00PM


Summer hours will resume at 12:00PM on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

See all library hours at http://library.hiu.edu/about/hours.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Libros en Español

The Darling Library has a pretty good collection of books in Spanish largely due to a purchase we made with the help of the Instituto Biblico Crossmont which operates under the Hope International University umbrella to train ministers in Spanish. (See our story on this blog in September, 2012.)

One Crossmont class on tools for biblical exegesis and literary analysis meets on the main Fullerton campus on Monday nights. Unfortunately, during the summer the library closes before they arrive on campus. Nevertheless, their professor arranged to have a special library orientation after hours during class time this week.

They were most interested in learning how to get books. All books are shelved by Dewey Decimal Classification corresponding to the subject, regardless of language so the first step is to learn how to use WorldCat Local Advanced Search options to find a book written in Spanish.

If your first language is Spanish, it is also helpful to know that you can set WorldCat to a Spanish interface to search in your preferred language.

Here's how:
  • Go to the Library Home Page (http://library.hiu.edu)
  • Advanced Search (under the search box in the middle of the page)
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Click on Español (or another preferred language)
The WorldCat Advanced Search page will be transformed to Búsqueda avanzada para usted!

To find books in our library that are written in Spanish, search with these three limitations applied:

  • Library/Biblioteca: Hope International University
  • Format/Formato: Book (Libro)
  • Language/Idioma: Spanish (Español) - NOTE: languages are listed alphabetically according to English so Español appears on the list under S for Spanish.
Then enter search terms such as Keyword (Palabra clave), Title (Título), or Author (Autor) and click on the Search/Buscar button.

Once you find a book you want in WorldCat Local, make note of the call number and go look for it on the shelves.

Crossmont students were also instructed on how to access their new library accounts from home so they can put books on hold to pick up later when they come to campus. Since the library is not open in the evenings during the summer we have arranged for the professor to deliver their requested library books in class.

Although I don't speak Spanish, Professor Fernando Soto-Dupuy is a very good translator and several students speak English as well. We managed to communicate and every student ended up checking out at least one book before they left!

Bueno!


*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Robin Hartman is Director of Library Services at Hope International University. She is curious about how the organization and communication of information shapes society and is committed to equipping students to impact the world for Christ.