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FEB 2013

Points of Interest · Book Club · Notable Books · Game Night

Inside this Issue Book Club……………..2 New Staff……………...2 Notable Books………..3 Game Night…..……….4 Oscar Buzz…………....4 Web Sites……………...5

SCC Library Receives Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Award The SCC Library is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. These resources will be on a permanent display in the library through December 2013. The library has also partnered with SCC’s Multicultural Programming Committee to include the three films in the collection into their offerings for the upcoming academic year. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf includes the following titles, organized by theme:

Pathways of Faith: 

Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A. C. Brown

The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson

Points of View: 

In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar

Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi

Art Architecture and Film 

The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter

Islamic Arts by Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (2011) Film Prince Among Slaves (2007) Film

American Stories: 

A Quiet Revolution by Leila Ahmed

Prince Among Slaves by Terry Alford

The books and films comprising the Bookshelf were selected with the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as distinguished scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies, and Islamic studies.

Connected Histories: 

The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance by Jim Al-Khalili

In an Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh

Literary Reflections: 

Minaret by Leila Aboulela

The Arabian Nights (anonymous), edited by Muhsin Mahdi, translated by Husain Haddawy

For more information or the complete list of titles, please visit the library’s web site or contact Theresa Flett or Julia Wilbers at ext. 8620.


SCC Hosts Book Club by Julia Wilbers

“each time you come you’re entered to win a Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight”

During the Spring 2013 semester the Multicultural Programming Committee is starting an SCC-wide book club – “Between the Covers”! The kick-off meeting was held on January 30 and the book club discussions will start with its first title, Salvage the Bones, on February 27 at noon in the Private Dining Room of the Student Center. The remaining titles for the Spring Semester are:

Introducing Our Newest Library Assistant Meet Sadie Jensen, our newest Library Assistant. She has been working at the SCC Library Circulation Desk since March 2012.


Sadie grew up in St. Charles County and is an alumnae of Southeast Missouri State University where she earned her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies and was a student worker at the campus library. She is currently

Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. These books will be discussed on April 3 and May 1 respectively; same time, same place – noon in the Student Center’s Private Dining Room. All the titles are available for purchase at the SCC bookstore or they can be checked out from the library - they are available on the library’s Color Nooks. This book club will be a great time and will most certainly foster some entertaining discussions. Remember, it’s open to SCC Students, Faculty, and Staff. Plus, each time you come you’re entered to win a Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight thanks to the Greensfelder law firm. See you there!

working towards her M.A. in Information Science and Learning Technology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. While she finishes up her degree, Sadie lives at home with her family and two dogs, Kirby and Ozzie. During her free time, she enjoys reading contemporary fiction, cooking new recipes, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering. She also contributes regularly to the SCC Library Reads blog which features book reviews by library staff. Stop by the library and say “hi” to Sadie!

RUSA Announces Notable Books List In January, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, announced its 2013 Notable Books List for outstanding fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The SCC Library has these Notable non-fiction books: Leonardo and the Last Supper / by Ross King ND 623 .L5 A683 2012

The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea / by Callum Roberts CB 465 .R62 2012 Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photos of Edward Curtis / by Timothy Egan TR 140 .C82 E43 2012 Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe / by George Dyson QA 76.17 .D97 2012

Some of My Best Friends are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America / by Tanner Colby E184 .A1 C537 2012 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking / by Susan Cain BF 698.35 .I59 C35 2012 Behind the Beautiful Forevers / by Katherine Boo HV 4140 .M86 B66 2012 RUSA also announced the 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources, including:

Typography Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History, and Practice of Typography / by Allan Haley, et al. Z 250 .T985 2012 Visit RUSA’s web site for the complete lists of 2013 Notable Books and Outstanding Reference Sources.

To recommend titles for the library, please contact the library liaison for your department: Ying Li -  Nursing  Health Information Technology  Occupational Therapy  Physical Education  Biology  Chemistry/Physics Theresa Flett -  Communications/Speech  Journalism  Political Science  History  Geography/Geology  Engineering  Business Administration  Economics/Finance  Math/Computer Science Julia Wilbers -  Child Care & Early Education  Education  English/Literature  Philosophy  Religion  Foreign Language  Reading Kelly Mitchell -  Art  Anthropology  Sociology  Criminal Justice  Psychology  Human Services  Music  Theatre



Game Night at the Library Join us Tues-

Beginning in

days from 6-9

April, software

pm during the

called Accutrak

semester for

will be installed

Game Night! A

on all library stu-

Wii and board

dent computers, requiring a student to log in

games will be

with his or her student ID number. Currently a

available, but students can bring their own

student ID number is also required to print. In

video game consoles and other games. The

addition, a student ID card will be required to

area in the back of the library near the Help

check out books. A driver’s license will no

Desk will be dedicated to game play from 6-9

longer be an acceptable form of ID for stu-

on Tuesdays. Game on!

dents to check out a book.

YOUR BOOK DONATIONS for the Annual Library Book Sale Coming Soon April 2013

Oscar Buzz! Check out these library materials on which some of the Academy Award Best Picture nominees were based. Coming soon...Argo on DVD!!

Les Misérables: Stage by Stage / musical by ClaudeMichael Schönberg and Alain Boublil; based on the novel by Victor Hugo A/V ML 3849 .M57 1988


Have Your IDs Ready!

Argo : how the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history / by Antonio J. Mendez and Matt Baglio E 183.8 .I55 M46 2012

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln / by Doris Kearns Goodwin E 457.45 .G66 2005

Life of Pi: A Novel / by Yann Martel PR 9199.3 .M3855 L54 2001

Interesting Websites The Papers of Abraham Lincoln

“Since his sudden death in 1865, a scramble has ensued to collect, publish, and analyze the papers of President Abraham Lincoln--a difficult process because over the years, many documents were scattered, edited, cut, lost, withheld, and even forged. In anticipation of the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) set a goal to digitally scan--in clear, color form--all known Lincoln documents, including cards, envelopes, letters, legal papers, certificates, and scraps of paper with writings to or from Lincoln. The aim was to eventually make them available for free online. The resulting collection is organized into three series: Series I--Legal Papers, with papers signed or written during Lincoln's career as a lawyer; Series II--Illinois Papers, with nonlegal personal and political papers; and Series III-Presidential Papers, including all papers and documents signed or written during Lincoln's presidency. Searching is easy via an excellent set of topics, legal terms, and personal names.” — R. J. Havlik, emeritus, University of Notre Dame

Open Culture “The Open Culture blog and website highlight interesting video and media productions for the NPR crowd, accompanied by a curated collection of links to lectures, films, language lessons, e-books, and other educational or culturally significant media files available

freely on the web. Lead editor Dan Colman heads a team of journalists and educators who identify materials of interest to lifelong learners. Eight to twelve brief essays a week offer context for and analysis of lively and engaging video interviews, performances, lectures, arts events, scientific advances, and new digital collections. The blog entries are timely and thought provoking and, in combination with the video clips, usually appropriate for use as conversation starters or writing prompts in many higher education or continuing adult educational contexts. Media files are checked for compatibility with multiple regions and often offered in more than one format. Navigational bar options are Audio Books, Online Courses, Movies, Language Lessons, eBooks, and Cultural Icons. The Cultural Icons section demonstrates the site's effective selection principles, identifying single media clips that epitomize key work of iconic figures ranging from James Brown and Flannery O'Connor to biologist Robert Sapolsky and Tina Fey.”

“lectures, films, language lessons, e-books, and other educational or culturally significant media files available freely on the web.”

— P. Finley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

All reviews were adapted from CHOICE Reviews Online (



MARCH 2013 S



First Meeting of Congress under the Constitution (1789)


Yellowstone National Park established (1872)


Jeffrey Eugenides born (1960)


Theodor Geisel “Dr. Seuss” born (1904)

Barbie debuts (1959)


The Salvation Army started in the U.S. (1880)


Pandemic of 1918 hits the U.S.


Girl Scouts of the USA founded (1912)


Discovery of Uranus (1781)


Albert Einstein born (1879)


The Godfather film premiere (1972)


My Lai Massacre (1968)


St. Patrick’s Day


John Updike born (1932)


William Jennings Bryan born (1860)


Operation Iraqi Freedom began (2003)


Johann Sebastian Bach born (1685)


Tuskegee Airmen activated (1941)


Joan Crawford born (1904)


Harry Houdini born (1874)


Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911)

Tennessee Williams born (1911)


Patty Smith Hill born (1868)


Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Accident (1979)


Sam Walton born (1918)


Vincent Van Gogh born (1853)


Eiffel Tower completed (1889)




Peace Corps Day




Michelangelo born (1475)


Missouri Compromise (1820)


Boston Massacre (1770)




Library Editions February 2013 Vol. 22 Issue 2  

Newsletter of the Paul and Helen Schnare Library at St. Charles Community College