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Student groups market their organizations outside of Love Library on Aug. 31, 2011

At the beginning of each semester, student groups use to set up tables at Aztec Center to market their organizations to prospective members. Now that Aztec Center has been demolished, it looks like the perimeter of Love Library will be the new locale for this tradition.

Librarian Pamela Jackson and Interim Associate Dean Anne Turhollow have been busy over the summer creating some excellent tutorials to help students and library patrons better use the library. Check them out!

Understanding LC Call Numbers

Finding Full Text

Here’s a heads up if you’re planning to study in the SDSU Library during the next four days: we’re going to experience some air conditioning and electrical issues due to the new student union construction project.

On Thursday, August 11, the library and 24/7 Study Area will close at 10pm and reopen at 7am on Friday, August 12. During this time, both the electricity and air conditioning will be off.

The air conditioning will be off in Love Library on Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14. Both Love Library and the Library Addition will remain open, but only the Library Addition will have air conditioning.

Lucille BallOne of the first television shows I remember watching was I Love Lucy. As I child, I thought Lucy’s madcap adventures working in the chocolate factory and hawking Vitametavegamin were a riot. As an adult, I still enjoy watching the show in reruns, and her movie The Long, Long Trailer is one of the funniest films I’ve ever seen. Over the years, I’ve also gained a far greater appreciation for Lucille Ball as a groundbreaking actress and comedienne and as a businesswoman and television pioneer.

August 6 is Lucille Ball’s birthday. She would have been 100 this year. If you’re interested in learning more about this incredible lady, the SDSU Library has many resources for you to explore. The Media Center has recordings of her television shows and movies, including The Long, Long Trailer. Do yourself a favor: check out some of these recordings and watch this woman act. If laughter is, indeed, the best medicine, you’ll have added at least five years to your life. And if you want to learn more about the woman behind the laughter, I’ve listed some of the books we have about Lucille Ball.

Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead. – Lucille Ball

Media Sources
Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball
Love, Lucy
Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball

Room LA1103

Room LA1103

Donor Hall

Donor Hall


Seriously, what’s going on with all the construction? First Aztec Center gets razed, now the library?

Easy there…we aren’t tearing down anything. We’re undergoing a few improvements. Room LA1103 is being converted into a tutoring center, which will open fall semester. The Donor Hall and Room LL108 (Quiet Study) are being recarpeted. They look like a mess now, but both areas are going to look great when they’re finished!