Texas State University Prof. Amanda Boutot is Interviewed in SAGE Education Streaming Collection

The University Library recently purchased the SAGE Education streaming collection as part of the SAGE Videos resource and look who we found: Texas State University Curriculum and Instruction faculty member Dr. Amanda Boutot’s discussion about Autism. http://libproxy.txstate.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473928596

SAGE Video with Prof. Amanda BoutotBe sure to take a look at this and many other resources in this database.

Library Snapshot Day 2015

Texas Library Snapshot Day logoThe Round Rock Campus Library along with Alkek Library in San Marcos participated in Texas Library Snapshot Day this past Tuesday, October 27th. Texas Library Snapshot Day is a statewide initiative in which libraries take a day to get a “snapshot” of how their patrons use resources. Staff at the Round Rock Campus Library handed out brief surveys to patrons and kept track of certain usage statistics.

On October 27th, 2015, 169 students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the community visited the Round Rock Campus Library. Students stated through the survey that they use the library in variety of ways, from a place to complete coursework and research to seek entertainment to job hunt or work on perfecting a resume, to name a few. Library computers were logged onto 74 times while the RRC Library homepage received 264 hits throughout the day.

The Texas Library Snapshot Day occurs only once a year. However, the Round Rock Campus Library is open year round (with the exception of holidays, days around Christmas and New Year’s, and Spring Break) to provide library services to the students, faculty, and staff of Texas State University. Take a moment to come in and find out more.

 

Thanksgiving RRC Library Hours

Happy Thanksgiving from the RRC Library!

The RRC Library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 26 and will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov 27-28. We will reopen for at 8:30 am on Monday, December 1. Click here for information about RRC Library Hours.

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While we’re out of the office, we’d like to leave you with some turkey facts –
Amaze your family and friends!

  • A hundred years ago, turkeys almost disappeared from Texas due to unregulated hunting and loss of habitat. Between 1987 and 2003, hunters, landowners, and environmentalists worked together to increase the Texas turkey population. Turkeys are making a steady comeback with turkeys now living in 223 of the 254 counties in Texas.
  • Wild turkeys can fly – 40 to 55 miles per hour! They can also run up to 12 mph.
  • Young turkey are called “poults.” Poults can fly at 8-10 days of age.
  • Spurs, or spikes, on the back of a male turkey’s leg can grow to 1 1/2″.
  • The fleshy appendages on turkeys’ heads are called wattles, snoods, or caruncles.
  • A male’s head turns red, white, and blue during the mating season.

Facts from Texas Department of Wildlife and New York State Conservationist found in Texas State database General Science Full Text.

Facts for Features: Halloween

Each year the U.S. Census Bureau presents statical information related to Halloween as part of their series Facts for Features.  The Halloween 2014 entry presents many interesting facts as shown below:

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41.2 million
“The estimated number of potential trick-or-treaters in 2013 — children age 5 to 14 — across the U.S.”

1,216
“The number of costume rental and formal wear establishments; they had a total of 6,348 paid employees across the nation in 2012 (for the pay period including March 12, 2012).”

50,900
“Acres of pumpkins harvested in the U.S. in 2013, with a total estimated production value of $149.9 million. Of the top six pumpkin-producing states, Illinois led the country by producing an estimated 547.6 million pounds of this vined gourd, followed by California, Ohio, Michigan, New York and then Pennsylvania.”

1,333
“Number of U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2012, employing 37,150 employees. This industry’s value of shipments totaled $14.4 billion, up slightly from$14.1 billion in 2007.”

439
“Number of U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced nonchocolate confectionary products employing 19,141 employees. This industry’s value of shipments totaled $8.0 billion in 2012.”

U.S. Cities with Interesting Names (population based on 2013 Population Estimates):

  • Casper, WY (estimated population 59,628)
  • Kill Devil Hills, NC (estimated population 6,920)
  • Scarville, IA (estimated population 71)
  • Slaughter Beach, DE (estimated population 218)
  • Sleepy Hollow, NY (estimated population 10,017)
  • Tombstone, AZ (estimated population 1,338)
  • Transylvania County, NC (estimated population 32,903)
  • Yellville, AR (estimated population 1,185)

Are you interested in finding more information from the U.S. Census Bureau? Be sure to contact the RRC Library!