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Library Newsletter National Park Community College Library

We’ve been busy creating a new look for the NPCC ID cards. Students will be issued new cards for 2010-2012. These will have the new 7-digit ID number.

-Sara Seaman, editor-

Jan/Feb 2010

New I.D. Cards for 2010 What: Bring a copy of your Spring 2010 Schedule and a photo ID (e.g. driver’s license). When: Tuesday Jan. 19 – Friday January 29.

Tuesday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Where: At the Library during regular hours the last 2 weeks of January.

Now playing! DVD of the Month Club $$$ 50 Free $$$ Printing from NPCC NPCC gives all students a $50 free printing allowance every semester to help you defray college-related printing costs. Your printing allowance is tracked by PaperCut software and the balance is clearly displayed on your desktop on any campus computer. Campus printing costs are debited to your account at rates of 10 cents/page for black and white, and 25 cents for color printing. If your campus printing costs are higher than $50/semester, you may purchase additional printing cards in $5 and $10 valuations at the Bookstore and Library. Card purchases will be cash only; no checks, credit cards or charges. Any unused amount will expire at the beginning of the next term when a new $50 allowance will be setup. There is no roll-over of credit and no refunds for unused printing allowance. The Library or Computer Lab staff will be glad to show you ways to cut your printing costs as we all learn to reduce our carbon footprint.

Each month brings a new international documentary film – often before public release. Check them out! For My Father, director Dror Zahavi, Israel

Tarek, a young Palestinian man blackmailed into a suicide mission in Tel Aviv, is given a second chance at life when the fuse on his explosive vest fails to detonate. Forced to spend the weekend in Tel Aviv awaiting its repair, Tarek must live amongst the people he was planning to kill. To his surprise he connects with several Israelis on the outskirts of society, including the beautiful Keren, who has cut off contact with her Orthodox Jewish family. With nothing to lose, an unlikely love blooms between these two isolated and damaged individuals, raised to be enemies. Spending this time with Keren and his new friends, Tarek discovers the spark of life returning to fill his soul. But when the weekend ends, Tarek must make the decision of his life.

Troubled Water, director Erik Poppe, Norway

Jan, recently released from prison after serving time for the murder of a child, has always maintained his innocence and is ready to put the past behind him. A gifted organist, he takes a job at an Oslo church under his middle name, Thomas. His talent and gentle manner quickly earn him the respect of his superiors, as well as the love of the pastor, Anna. Thomas even overcomes his initial panic to return the affection of Anna’s young son, Jens. But his past catches up with him when Agnes, a local teacher, comes to the church on a school visit and recognizes the organist as Jan, the young man who was convicted for the murder of her son. “Everything with this film is perfect...[The performances] are fantastic and the direction is without fault.” -Alec Baldwin

Mine, director Geralyn Pezanoski, USA

Hailed as “absorbing,” “a must see,” “Oscar material”. A documentary about the essential bond between humans and animals, which follows New Orleans families as they try to reunite with their pets after the Katrina dispersion. “A compelling meditation on race, class and the power of compassion.” “They survived Katrina, but will they find their way home?”

Think Green and Print Responsibly,

Library Staff Notes: Where’s Rita? Before Christmas, the answer may have been “making baskets”. When not filing library POs, keeping our accounts straight, ordering supplies, or helping library patrons, Rita Evans dedicated many hours of her own time to create 100 beautiful baskets for the “Christmas for Kids” fund raiser. The basket sale bought presents for 107 children of NPCC student families. Congratulations and thank you to Debora Henson, chairperson, and the entire “Christmas for Kids” committee for raising over $1300 to provide lots of smiling faces on Christmas day! Rita also serves on the Garland County Single-Parent Scholarship committee to benefit NPCC students. Last year her pottery craft andorganizational skills were put to good use on the Arts and Craft sale and other fundraisers for scholarships. NPCC Library Director, Sara Seaman, has been elected to serve a two-year term as Vice-President/President Elect of ARKLink Library Consortium. ARKLink is an association of all academic libraries in Arkansas established to share library resources.  Other ARKLink goals include the support of distance education initiatives, cooperative discounts forresources, digitization of Arkansas’s historical materials, and identifying needs assessments of libraries to increase access and services to students. ARKLink cards allow reciprocal borrowing among participating academic libraries for students, faculty, and staff. ARKLink cards available upon request at your NPCC Library. Sara is also looking forward to a second year judging the Arkansas “Letters about Literature” awards in March. Brenda Van Dusen has been elected Treasurer of the Arkansas Library Association (ARLA) Paraprofessional Division.  Brenda has been an active member of this group since working at the Garland County Public Library and at the NPCC Library. Brenda just served a 2-year term as President for the division, and was awarded the Paraprofessional of the Year Award by ARLA in 2007 for her commitment and contributions to the library profession in Arkansas. 

Consumer Health Complete – New EBSCOhost Database Consumer Health Complete is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc. Consumer Health Complete offers a unique search interface designed to call attention to the full text content available from many important source-types, and provides an intuitive means for searching this specific information. This database also features more than 700 physician-generated videos with full-text transcripts and 248 animations. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis. Access through the NPCC Library Website, Be sure to log on to “Off Campus Databases” to access this and all available Library Research Databases from any internet connected off-campus computer. Citation Format Updates on EBSCO databases MLA citation format has been updated to comply with MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th edition). APA citation format has been updated to comply with the APA’s recommendations for electronic resources.

Sincere thanks to Barney and Valerie Bond for the following donations to the Library collection in memory of Ms. Beth Sharp and Mrs. Vivyan E. Cook. • Women Making America, by Heidi Hemming • How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life, by Joanna Barsh, • Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World, by Linda Tarr-Whelan, and • Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders, by Alice H. Eagly.

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