Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Stevens Family Legacy Treasures Exhibit

Congratulations graduates!

Bring your friends and family by the library to check out our new exhibit (located outside of Sam's Place), showcasing the Stevens family history and legacy, genealogy, and artifacts from the original Stevens Castle. And as always, you can also stop in and check out more Stevens' family items in the Mary Stuart Stevens Room, located in the Great Hall.

These exhibits are just a sampling of the Stevens Family Collection housed at S.C. Williams Library. Records in the collection are in the form of biographies, correspondence, articles, books, photographs, and also include items such as the Stevens family papers on microfilm.

If you are interested in learning more about the Special Collections at the S.C. Williams Library, please contact Doris Oliver, Assistant Curator, at 201-216-5415 or

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Source of the Week: On the capacity of mobile ad-hoc networks with delay constraints

We'd like to start a new weekly series here on eSource, where we feature articles and papers that might be of interest to the Stevens community.

What better way to start than with a paper by one of our own? Stevens professor Cristina Comaniciu has won a 2007 IEEE best paper award for a paper she co-authored with Professor Vincent Poor from Princeton University.

So, without further ado, our first "Source of the Week":

Comaniciu, C., & Poor, H. V. (2006). On the capacity of mobile ad-hoc networks with delay constraints. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 5(8), 2061-2071.

(Having trouble viewing the article? Here are the directions for accessing library resources from off-campus.)

Friday, May 11, 2007

NCAW: Resources for Those Working in Academia

Quoting from their site: "The National Clearinghouse on Academic Worklife (NCAW) provides resources to help faculty, graduate students, administrators and higher education researchers understand more about all aspects of modern academic work and related career issues, including tenure track and non tenure track appointments, benefits, climate and satisfaction, work/life balance, and policy development.

Developed at the University of Michigan's Center for the Education of Women, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Clearinghouse on Academic Worklife contains resources for researchers, administrators, faculty, and others interested in academia and work.

NCAW includes selected resources on all aspects of academic work and related issues: faculty careers, including tenure track and non tenure track faculty, benefits, climate and satisfaction, flexibility and work/life balance, policy development and policies that affect faculty, graduate students as future faculty, administrators' concerns, and more."


Source (as usual): ResourceShelf

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Stressing Over Finals?

The library is now open 24 hours during finals (until May 12th.) Stop by the circulation desk for some free cookies!

We know it's a stressful time of year, with final papers due and final exams to take (or grade), so here are some great tips for dealing with the stress and performing your best at crunch time.

For a well-deserved break from work and study, check out the Stevens Calendar for ongoing events here at the Institute, or see what's going on in Hoboken, Jersey City and NYC.

And as always, if you need any help finding resources for your research, you can contact your friendly information services librarians for help.

Good luck!!!