Keep Calm and Pokémon

There’s no need to stand in the heat to catch your Bulbasaurs.  Come to the Ross Pendergraft Library, now a PokeStop in the popular creature-grabbing, location-based app.

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In case you haven’t downloaded the app yet (or are vigorously rolling your eyes right now), there are PokeStops all over campus, including gyms at Bastech, Doc Bryan, and Tech Baseball Field.  You can view the full map, as of 7/18/16, here:

campus map of pokestops
Stop by the library, catch ‘em all, and while you you’re at it, catch some other things like DVDs, books, and research articles.  The library is open all summer long to satisfy your academic and casual knowledge cravings.

Think you can design a game better than Pokémon Go?  Learn how with our new books to support the Bachelor of Arts in Game and Interactive Media Design.

briefhistoryA brief history of video games

 

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Game art : art from 40 video games and interviews with their creators

 

stateofplayThe state of play : creators and critics on video game culture

 

introIntroduction to game design, prototyping, and development : from concept to playable game-with Unity® and C#

 

embedwithEmbed with games : a year on the couch with game developers / Cara Ellison.

 

levelupLevel Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design

 

Want to stay up-to-date on all the Pokémons going on?  Follow us on Twitter.  Friend us on Facebook.  Or just be our friends by emailing your Pokédex catalogers at askalibrarian@atu.edu.  Happy hunting!

‘Freedom Riders’ Screening

Please join us Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center as we present the documentary film Freedom Riders, an event that is free and open to the public. This film is part of the series Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The event will take place in room 300B.

In addition to the screening, Arkansas Tech alum Barbara Lackey, a 1960 graduate of Horace Mann High School in Little Rock, will share her experiences on life in the natural state during the civil rights movement and on her experience as a student at ATU.

For more information, please contact us at askalibrarian@atu.edu or call us at 479-964-0569. You may also contact Luke Heffley at 479- 964-0546.

Film Festival Wrap-Up

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The inaugural international film festival, held with the cooperative efforts of the Ross Pendergraft Library and the Department of English and World Languages, has drawn to a close. The eight films presented were chosen based on the four languages … [Continue reading]

There’s a Map for That

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Delve into Arkansas History with our latest database collection, “Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970: Arkansas”.  This rich collection of early maps of cities and towns reveal the original footprints of buildings throughout Arkansas.  Sanborn maps were … [Continue reading]

Library Survey

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Do you think the library needs more computers? More study rooms? Less big tables, or more? Do you use some technologies and services more than others? Do you need more help getting the most out of your library experience? This is the time to let your … [Continue reading]

History of Headstones

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Join us  this Tuesday night, April 5th,  at 7:00 P.M. in room 300B of the Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center for a special presentation on the history of cemetery headstones.  Guest speaker, Holly Hope from the Department of Arkansas … [Continue reading]

Special Announcement

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LIBRARY TO DISCONTINUE BOOKS, PHYSICAL ITEMS The Ross Pendergraft Library of Arkansas Tech University recently announced its plans to phase out all print materials from its facility. Beginning April 1, 2016, all books, periodicals, newspapers, law … [Continue reading]

International Film Festival

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This week kicked off the first screenings of the international film festival, a brand-new event held at Arkansas Tech University. An effort put together by the Department of English and World Languages and the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology … [Continue reading]

March Babies

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Since March in Arkansas is known for its precarious and oft-unpredictable weather, why not find a new author whose works you can read by candlelight when the electricity goes out for the fourth time in a week? Below is a list of authors born on this … [Continue reading]

Quiet, Please!

It’s hard enough to prepare for upcoming tests, group projects, and paper deadlines when the group seated next to you is being noisy in the library, the sacred space for quiet and effective study. Spring midterms are fast approaching at Tech, and … [Continue reading]