When Religion Meets New Media

When Religion Meets New Media by Heidi Campbell looks at the relationship between religion and new media technologies. Issues examined in this book include Christian e-vangelism movement, Muslims and computers, and the Jewish kosher cell phone. Also included is an extensive bibliography for further research and reading.

August 6, 2010 at 1:02 PM Leave a comment

Communication Yearbook

Communication Yearbook (volume 34) is an annual publication that contains a collection of recent essays and literature reviews in the field of human communication. The content, which is international in scope, represents topics covering communication theory, societies in transition and ideals versus realities.

Communication Yearbook can be found on the 4th floor of the library.

June 24, 2010 at 5:10 PM Leave a comment

The Gospel According to Star Wars

The Gospel According to Star Wars by John C. McDowell takes a look at the religious and spiritual aspects of all six Star Wars films. The chapters in this book explore the themes of evil, good, ethics and redemption. Also included is an extensive bibliography for further research and reading.

The Gospel According to Star Wars is located on the 4th floor of Emerson Library.

June 9, 2010 at 10:52 AM 1 comment

Mediaweek Marketer’s Guide to Media 2010

Mediaweek Marketer’s Guide to Media 2010 is a handy reference guide listing media trends, rates, audience demographics and other information on a variety of media outlets. Media outlets covered in this book include television, radio, out-of-home, print, promotion, and interactive. Also included are special sections on teen and Hispanic demographics, and a glossary of media terms.

Mediaweek Marketer’s Guide to Media 2010 is available in the reference collection.

June 2, 2010 at 10:31 AM Leave a comment

Details on Future Webster-Eden Library Collaboration

As announced earlier, with the planned new use of the Luhr Library as a science building, the joint Webster-Eden Library System is entering a new phase in its 40+ year history.  You may be wondering what this will mean for the Emerson Library and for Webster and Eden students, faculty, and staff.  I am happy to report that Webster and Eden have agreed on a new plan for collaboration that maintains quality library space, services, and collections for both institutions, as outlined in the following details.

This July, approximately half of the print collection in Luhr Library, or 40,000 volumes that Eden identifies as its active collection (i.e., materials that are used often), will be moved to Emerson Library.  To accommodate these volumes, Eden is funding the conversion of 60% of Emerson’s lower level to automated compact shelving—shelving that eliminates the aisles and compresses the shelves closed until a certain range is needed.  The installation of compact shelving will occur between May 10th and mid-July, during which the lower level will be closed.  This compact shelving will house the bound journals of both Webster and Eden.   The rest of Eden’s active collection will be merged with Webster’s circulating collection by call number.  Books beginning with call numbers in the As (general works) and Bs (philosophy, psychology, and religion) will be shelved on open shelving in the lower level.  Books with call numbers beginning with C-M will remain on the 3rd floor, and books with call numbers beginning with N-Z plus theses will remain on the 4th floor.  These measures will largely preserve the growth space Webster had planned for its open collections (20 years of growth space from its opening in 2003 before we may need to add additional compact shelving).

The other half of Eden’s collection, including seldom used books and journals, will be moved into storage in the lower level of the Press Building, Eden’s main academic building.  These materials will be available for use by request.  Eden also plans to move its rare books and its archives to the lower level of Press.   Eden’s reference collection will be moved to a renovated reading room on the main floor of Press in the seminary’s Boeke Center, which had served as Eden’s library prior to the opening of Luhr Library in 1968.

Eden students and faculty will have full access to the Emerson Library, including walk-up and telephone reference, interlibrary loan, and reserve services.  Eden plans to hire a part-time director to oversee its reading room and archives as well as collection development, in-depth reference, and library instruction for Eden.

If you have other questions about this transition, please let me know.

Laura Rein, Dean

Webster University Library &

Director, Faculty Development Center

470 East  Lockwood Avenue

Saint Louis, Missouri   63119

(314) 968-7152 (314) 963-6085 fax

May 25, 2010 at 4:20 PM Leave a comment

Advertising and the Mind of the Consumer

The latest edition of Advertising and the Mind of the Consumer, by Max Sutherland, looks at successful advertising campaigns across multiple platforms of media. This book not only examines the secrets behind advertising success, but also looks at what it takes for an ad campaign to influence consumers. Also included are examples of advertising and an appendix on ad awareness.

May 20, 2010 at 1:07 PM Leave a comment

Channeling the Future

Channeling the Future: Essays on Science Fiction and Fantasy Television discusses how the science fiction and fantasy genres have evolved since the 1950s. This collection of essays analyzes classics such as The Twilight Zone to contemporary programs such as Battlestar Galatica. Each essay concludes with a bibliography for additional research and reading.

Channeling the Future: Essays on Science Fiction and Fantasy Television is available on the 4th floor of Emerson Library.

May 13, 2010 at 5:09 PM Leave a comment

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