Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Holiday

Plough Library, along with the entire CBU campus, will be closed for Easter from Thursday, April 17, through Monday April 21, 2014.

We will reopen Tuesday, April 22 at 7:45 a.m.

Have a blessed holiday.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Closing early Wednesday

We will close early today at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Case Study Websites

You'll find many sources of business case studies on the web: government agencies, universities, and publications provide many. Just a few are listed below:
  • CasePlace.org: Offers reading materials, multimedia content, and teaching modules that focus on social, environmental and ethical issues in business, from the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education.
  • GlobalEdge Case Depositories: Directory to online case study depositories from around the world.
  • Green Business Case Studies: From the Small Business Administration.
  • The Times 100 Business Case Studies: 640+ case studies published in The Times; over 80 categories are covered, including business and the environment, corporate responsibility, ethics, globalization, branding, quality, and mission.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sustain a Book - Art Contest


It's a sad fact that old books sometimes fall apart or outlive their usefulness. Now is your chance to be creative and transform an old book into something entirely new.

In line with Christian Brothers University's sustainability efforts, Plough Library is now accepting entries for Sustain a Book, a repurposed paper art contest open to CBU students, faculty, and staff. Make something decorative or functional -- or both!

See our Pinterest page for project ideas and inspiration.

Entries, along with a completed entry form (PDF) are due at the Plough Library Reference Desk by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014. Winners will be announced during CBU's Earth Week festivities.

You can:
  • Use an old book of your own, or take one from our Free Book shelf in the library foyer. Please only use books in poor condition. The goal of this contest is to give worn or cast-off pages new life.
  • Use more than one book, along with any other type of discarded paper material (newspaper, magazines).
  • Use other materials, as long as a book is part of the finished piece.
  • Make something of any size, preferably under 2 feet square in dimension. (NOTE: Larger items will not be disqualified, but they will be more difficult to accommodate in the library display of all Sustain a Book entries.)

Win a prize and the acclaim of the entire CBU community!

Amazon gift cards: 1st place - $75 | 2nd place - $50 | 3rd place - $25

Sustain a Book was inspired by Claremont College's successful re:book contest. Learn more.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Databases & Catalog Unavailable Sunday Morning

This Sunday, April 13th, access to the library catalog and databases will be intermittent from 6 a.m. - 12 p.m. as ITS performs server maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Heartbleed computer security bug testers

Check sites that you use with a login (like online banking and social media) for the Heartbleed bug with this tester built by Filippo Valsorda - filippo.io/Heartbleed/  

Another tester is available from LastPass.

Read about Heart Bleed at CNET, Techloon, and Heartbleed.com.