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The Winter 2018 issue of the library’s BookMarks newsletter is available! Read it here, and don’t forget to subscribe for updates about future issues: Winter 2018 Newsletter

In This Issue

Quiet Areas — Curious about all those new signs around the building? Or maybe you’ve been frustrated by trying to find a quiet corner in the library for your work. Well, we have an answer for that. At the start of the term, Hannon Library introduced designated Quiet and Community Areas. Learn more about them in this issue.

Featured Fiction — We love reading for education purposes, but we also know that sometimes you just want to curl up with a good novel. Fortunately, the library is making it easier to find quality fiction with our new Featured Fiction Section.

Upcoming Events — February is Love Your Library Month, and what better way to show your appreciation and support of the library than by checking out one of our upcoming events. For students, we have the Long Night Against Procrastination, which is the perfect opportunity to get ahead of those projects and final papers. And everyone is invited to join us for a special event, Hannon Library Celebrates 65 Years as a Federal Depository Library: Stories of the Cascade-Siskiyou.

Read the Winter 2018 Newsletter online to get more information about these exciting updates and events.

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Test your luck by entering a drawing for a $50 gift card to A’viands Dinning on campus!

Stop by our Constitution Day display in the Learning Commons to participate in the contest. Anyone with an SOU campus email can enter.

The contest concludes on October 19. The winner will be the first name drawn with correct answers to two Constitution Day trivia questions.

Winner will be announced October 20!

Want to learn more about government information? Are you an educator struggling to help your students navigate the wealth of online documents out there? Hannon Library’s own Dotty Ormes, Government Information & Instruction Librarian, has written a book to help librarians promote online government information to youth.

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Free Government E-Resources for Youth by Dorothy Ormes

The federal government provides much online information on diverse subjects accessible to both adults and children. This book supports teachers, librarians and homeschoolers in K-12 education with a breadth of government resources linked to national education standards and applicable to subjects in the sciences, arts and humanities.

Find this book at Hannon Library, call number Z688.G6 O76 2016

Ormes, Dorothy. Free Government E-Resources for Youth: Inform, Inspire, and Activate. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2016.
ISBN 9781440841316

The results from Hannon Library’s Straw Poll are in!

In case you missed it, the Hannon’s Government Publications hosted an anonymous straw poll last week where anyone could contribute their unofficial vote for today’s election.

So what direction are campus opinions leaning? First, let’s take a look back to the Super Tuesday Primary Straw Poll held back in the spring, where campus participants could indicate their preferred presidential candidate. The results showed that poll responders strongly favored Bernie Sanders for the White House, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump trailing along for second and third places.

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Now, with Bernie out of the running, what does that mean for our participants? Well, he didn’t leave the scene, finding his way into our results as a write-in vote among 10% of participants. In fact, Bernie Sanders tied with Republican candidates Donald Trump and Mike Pence, as well as the Green Party’s Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka. Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine took the win with 66% of votes. Coming in last at 4% were Libertarian candidates Gary Johnson and Bill Weld.

 

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And that’s our story! We want to thank everyone who participated in both polls, and we encourage everyone to vote. Jackson County residents that still need to turn in their ballots have until 8:00 PM tonight to drop off their ballot in an official drop box.

The Hannon Library Government Publications Straw Poll is solely an academic activity to promote civic awareness. Southern Oregon University and Hannon Library do not endorse any particular candidate, political party, or ideological perspective, nor do we seek to influence actual election outcomes. We encourage civil discourse and ask participants to be respectful of all viewpoints.

The presidential campaign is coming to a head. Who is your choice? Join the Hannon Library Government Publications Straw Poll, open now until November 4. Visit the Library Learning Commons and add your anonymous vote to the poll.

Anyone can participate, but please vote only once.

Who Is Your Choice?

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The Hannon Library Government Publications Straw Poll is solely an academic activity to promote civic awareness. Southern Oregon University and Hannon Library do not endorse any particular candidate, political party, or ideological perspective, nor do we seek to influence actual election outcomes. We encourage civil discourse and ask participants to be respectful of all viewpoints.