Axe News

University Authors Reception


Library Services is celebrating the 36th University Authors Reception this November 14th at 3pm. This year the reception will take place in the newly renovation 1st floor of Axe Library. 

PSU members, community, and friends are invited to join us as we celebrate and honor authors from across campus and across disciplines. Displays showcasing works from all our participating authors will be up at Axe Library from display. Works include: written books, articles, chapters, reviews, conference proceedings, and more.

 

 

2019 Book Authors


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Teaching College Economics

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Powerful Presentations That Connect

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Guide To Effective School Counseling Programs

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Letters To Joan

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A Season For Speaking

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International Marketing, 2nd

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b&e Ever After

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The Palgrave Handbook of Children's Film and Television

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Filming The Children's Book

Ribbon Cutting and Opening of the 1st Floor


Celebrate and explore the newly renovated first floor of Leonard H. Axe Library. Forty years after Leonard H. Axe Library opened, we will be celebrating the completion of the nearly $1 million renovation of the first floor.  On Tuesday, October 8 at 2 p.m., there will be a brief ceremony at Axe Library and ribbon cutting. 
 
The brief ceremony will have remarks from our president Dr. Steve Scott, Dean of Library Services Randy Roberts, Director of Special Collections Steve Cox, Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Christine Brodsky, and student Grace Hendrickson. Following the ceremony and ribbon cutting, there will be refreshments from Axe Grind to celebrate their transformation and the space will be open to explore. 
 
Visit Special Collections for an exhibit of photographs and artifacts illustrating the history of Library Services at Pittsburg State University. You can virtually view the renovation journey at: https://libguides.pittstate.edu/psulibreno

Banned Books Week Celebration


As part of the American Library Association’s annual Banned Books Week, Leonard H. Axe Library will host activities that highlight themes of censorship and freedom to read. This year Banned Books Week is observed September 22nd - 28th.

 

On Tuesday September 24th, there will be activities engaging local high school. Please be aware of additional traffic at Axe Library in the morning.

 

On Thursday September 26th there are multiple activities to engage our students and community. These are open to all. If you are looking for extra credit for classes, there will be sign-up sheets. 

 

        Event 1. “Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh My! The Banning of Children's Books in the 21st Century.” At 2pm in Axe Rm. 029

 

Dr. Susan Knell will share her wealth of experience as she discusses titles that have been challenges in the K-12 system. There will also be door prizes and snacks.

 

        Event 2.  Record Your Virtual Read-Out at 3pm in Axe Rm. 026

Join countless others in voicing your support for books that face challenges. Bring a favorite, or pick one of ours, and record yourself reading a short passage and explaining why it is an important book to you.

 

Contacts: Jorge León    620.235.4892     Ruth Monnier 620.235.4885

Check out the American Library Association for more information. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned .

Banned Books week events

Phase 4 Axe Library Renovations 2019


Coming Soon!! Axe Library will undergo a transformation this summer 2019. 

Beginning in the Summer of 2019, Leonard H. Axe Library will start Phase 4 of its renovation. This phase will remodel the first floor.

Images below provide a sneak-peek of the plans underway. The furniture choices in the images do not reflect accurately the final decisions. These are just concept design placements.

The exciting additions include: 

  • An Open Floor Design
  • Additional Study Rooms
  • A Newly Redesigned Axe Grind Coffee Shop
  • Centralized Information Service Points
  • Dedicated Tutoring Spaces


Keep an eye on our social media accounts for more information. Or contact Dean Randy Roberts at 620.235.4878 for more information. 

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