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Access to New Library Collections through MOBIUS MOBIUS recently announced a new collaboration with the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. Later this Spring, MOBIUS and the Alliance libraries will be able to
In this issue: Book Sale………………………….2 Artemis Literary Sources…………2 Book Club………………………….3 The Oscars………………………..4 Finals Fun………………………….4 Women’s History………………….5 Outstanding Titles………………...6 Web Sites………………………….7
share resources by connecting their two catalogs together. This will give MOBIUS libraries, including SCC, access to more than 30 million items in 42 academic, public, and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. MOBIUS also announced the addition of Tulsa City-County Library as its first out-ofstate member library. Tulsa City-County Library has a collection of over 1.5 million items, which will be available in the MOBI-
US catalog in the Spring. Materials from both the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and Tulsa City-County Library will be delivered five days a week.
MOBIUS currently has 70 member libraries, including SCC, that contribute 25 million items to its catalog. To access the MOBIUS catalog and request materials from libraries including Washington University, University of Missouri, and St. Louis Community College, go to the SCC Library’s home page and click Get Books from Other Colleges. Books usually arrive at SCC 2-3 days after your request. Notification is sent to your campus email when the book is ready to be checked out.
Welcome to the LRC Video Watch Scooter explore the library in a new video to introduce new students to the LRC. Welcome to the LRC shows Scooter relaxing in front of the tv in the Information Commons, checking out books from the Circulation Desk, and getting help with his laptop at the Help Desk. The video was produced by Instructional Media and will be linked from the library and COL101 web pages.
National Library Week Events Join the library in celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19. This year’s theme is “Lives Change @ Your Library.”
During National Library Week we are also excited to welcome a representative from the St. Charles City-County Library! Infor-
mation will be available on the online resources the library offers, including ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and downloadable music. Information will also be available to sign up for a library card.
Our annual book sale will run Monday— Wednesday, April 14-16., 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Donations are always appreciated!
For assistance accessing the St. Charles City-County Library’s online sources, you may also see Theresa or Kelly at the SCC Reference Desk. You need a current St. Charles City-County Library card to access these resources.
Artemis: Literary Sources
New Scanners and Charging Station
Literary research has just become a little easier with Artemis: Literary Sources. Artemis offers a new, clean interface and allows you to search both Literature Resource Center and Literature Criticism Online at one time!
Don’t have change for the copy machine? Scan documents to a .pdf using one of our new scanners! The scanners are connected to Computers 27 and 36 against the wall on the library’s first floor.
Check out this video to explore the features of this amazing new search tool!
“Artemis allows you to search both Literature Resource Center and Literature Criticism Online at one time!”
Need to recharge your device? A charging station is now available in the library with multiple inputs for a variety of electronic charging needs.
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Author of Winter’s Bone Speaks at SCC
“...he was inspired to read it after spending the day walking along Main Street in Downtown St. Charles— an area that figures into his newest title.”
On Thursday, February 20, SCC hosted Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter’s Bone, a book set in the Missouri Ozarks that was made into the award-winning film starring Jennifer Lawrence. In addition to Winter’s Bone, Woodrell has written ten other novels, the most recent of which is The Maid’s Version published in September 2013. A soft-spoken Woodrell started the event talking about his background and the motivation behind the themes in his books. He then read two passages from both Winter’s Bone and The Maid’s Version. The reading from his most recent book included a selection he had never before read in public; he was inspired to read it after spending the day walking along Main Street in Downtown St. Charles—an area that figures into his newest title. At the end of the reading there was time for a Q&A in which the audience learned more about Woodrell’s writing process, how he feels about his books being made into films, and advice he has for writers just starting out. This well-attended event was immediately followed by a book signing. Copies of Winter’s Bone and The Maid’s Version were available for purchase thanks to the SCC Bookstore. It was a great event, and we hope to host more authors in the future!
Get Between the Covers Join the Multicultural Programming Committee in the LRC on Wednesday, March 26 at 2:30, for the second book in the Between the Covers Book Club— Divergent by Veronica Roth. Also join us that evening off-campus to see the newly released film on the big screen! Divergent stars Shailene Woodley as Beatrice Prior, a teenager with a special mind, who finds her life threatened when an authoritarian leader seeks to exterminate her kind in her effort to seize control of their divided society (imdb.com). Join us again April 30 for the last book club of the semester, featuring the graphic novel Blankets by Craig Thompson. Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers (Amazon.com). Coffee and snacks are available at every meeting, and when you attend, you are entered to win a Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight!
Check out these books related to the nominees for Best Picture:
Something Happened: A Political and Cultural Overview of the Seventies / Edward D. Berkowitz (e-book) Dallas Buyer’s Club Plague-Making and the AIDS Epidemic: A Story of Discrimination / Gina M. Bright RC 606.6 .B75 2012 The Lone Wolf of Wall Street
12 Years a Slave
Twelve Years a Slave / Solomon Northrup (e-book) Gravity Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: America's First Women in Space Program / Margaret A. Weitekamp TL 789.85 .A1 W45 2004
Finals Fun! If you were in the library the week before finals last semester, you may have noticed an SCC tumbler full of M&Ms sitting on a table along with free coffee. If you didn’t, you missed out! The library and Student Activities are doing it again this semester, providing stress relief for students in the form of contests, coffee, candy, coloring, and...Play-Doh!
How They Got Away with It: White Collar Criminals and the Financial Meltdown / edited by Susan Will, Stephen Handelman, and David C. Brotherton HV 6768 .H69 2013 Watch for Oscar-nominated films coming soon to the library! Available now: Captain Phillips (DVD) PN 1997.2 .C37 2014
candy and coffee will be available to fuel your brains for those challenging finals. Also invigorate your creative juices for final papers with coloring and Play-Doh!
“Watch for Oscarnominated films coming soon to the library!”
Then get ready for finals week when Student Activities brings Sia’s Italian Ice Truck on campus May 12 and 13. We hope to see you in May! And remember to:
Join us May 5-9 to win fabulous prizes by answering SCC trivia questions and guessing the number of pieces of candy in an SCC tumbler. In addition to contests, free
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Women’s History Month Celebrating amazing women who have made their mark in the Arts... Artists & Photographers
Authors Margaret Atwood
Maxine Hong Kingston Maya Angelou Rachel Carson Leslie Marmon Silko Toni Morrison Flannery O’Connor
Check out these DVDs!
Performers Josephine Baker Martha Graham Nina Simone Janis Joplin Pearl Primus Marilyn Monroe Mary Pickford Ethel Waters Hattie McDaniel Julia Child
Wonder Women!: The Untold Story of American Superheroines Makers: Women Who Make America Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present
Lucille Ball Aretha Franklin Billie Holiday Joni Mitchell
“Some women have a weakness for shoes... I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books.” — Oprah Winfrey
Outstanding Academic Titles The Outstanding Academic Titles of 2013 have been chosen from books reviewed in Choice, a publication of the American Library Association. This list “reflects the best in scholarly titles and attracts extraordinary attention from the academic library community.” Below are a few of the books selected. The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age / Lynn Schofield Clark HQ 799.2 .I5 C59 2013
The Violin: A Social History of the World’s Most Versatile Instrument / David Schoenbaum ML 800 .S326 2012
To recommend materials for the library, please contact the library liaison for your department: Ying Li - firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind / Jesse J. Prinz BF 161 .P745 2012
Hyperactive: The Controversial History of ADHD / Matthew Smith RJ 506 .H9 S658 2012
Theresa Flett - email@example.com
10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College, Revised: The Skills You Need to Succeed / Bill Coplin LC 1037.5 .C68 2012 Edible Structures: The Basic Science of What We Eat / José Miguel Aguilera TX 551 .A38 2013 Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925: How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art / Leah Dickerman N 6494 .A2 I58 2012 Understanding Microbes: An Introduction to a Small World / Jeremy W. Dale QR 41.2 .D35 2013 Late Pleistocene archaeology and ecology in the far Northeast / edited by Claude Chapdelaine (e-book)
The Book of Mormon: A Biography / Paul C. Gutjahr BX 8627 .G88 2012
Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity / Janine Barchas PR 4038 .H5 B37 2012
Child Care & Early Education Education English/Literature Foreign Language Philosophy Religion Reading
Kelly Mitchell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Affluence and Influence: Economic IneQuality and Political Power in America / Martin Gilens JK 468 .P64 G55 2012
Communications/Speech Journalism Political Science History Geography/Geology Engineering Business Administration Economics/Finance Math/Computer Science
Julia Wilbers - email@example.com
Understaning Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents / Kathleen M. Heide HV 6542 .H449 2013
Nursing Health Information Technology Occupational Therapy Physical Education Biology/Chemistry/Physics
Art Anthropology Criminal Justice Human Services Psychology Sociology Theatre/Music
Interesting Web Sites
Pew Internet and American Life Project
The Celebrity Lecture Series
College Reality Check
“The Pew Internet and American Life Project continues to be the top site for data about life as it is lived online. The project's mission since 2000 has been to track not just the "impact" but "the evolution of the internet through surveys that examine how Americans use the internet and how their activities affect their lives." Information about how the Internet has changed, in response to broad transformations in American life, and how the Internet has itself changed American life is one of Pew Research Center's most important contributions to public knowledge. The proliferation of browsable topics speaks to the Internet's evolution over the years of the project, particularly in the wealth of material available in the Social Networking and Mobile sections. Recent reports concerning the privacy of online personal information demonstrate the project's timely response to contemporary issues. The home page features the latest reports and research and includes two helpful sections titled Popular Topics and Research Toolkit. Users can download data sets, find profiles of the project's lead investigators, and contribute to the project by responding to questionnaires. This site "takes no position" on the information it disseminates. The Pew and American Life Project stands out as an indispensable resource, the best in a field that it itself helped to create.”
“Created and maintained by Michigan State University's College of Arts and Letters, the Celebrity Lecture Series is a "commemorative online archive" spanning a decade of public lectures that occurred there. A short interview (summarized in text) precedes each celebrity's lecture, with candid photos supplied by Douglas Elbinger. The linked audio files for 31 well-known authors and other creative artists (who hold copyright to the lectures) are approximately 45 to 90 minutes long. Biographical information is also supplied, along with the original lecture date. The lecture series showcases important critics, novelists, poets, and dancers of our time. The site's broad range of topics includes lectures classified as the 1960s, Journalism, and On Being an Author. The collection is useful for high school or college-level faculty who want to share a snippet of a particular artist's voice and musings. A timing bar assists with locating segments within the audio files. Overall, this is an admirable website.”
http://collegerealitycheck.com/ “As described on the site, The Chronicle of Higher Education developed this resource "to share facts and figures that students, parents, and counselors should weigh in making decisions about college." Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, College Reality Check is very helpful and easy to navigate for those seeking information on undergraduate study. A site visitor can search for colleges (with various search criteria and limiters) and/or compare up to five colleges. Comparison data are provided for three criteria: average net price, graduation rate, and debt repayment and earnings. There is also information on the national average for each item. The site also provides information to users in the form of three questions: How much will I actually pay for college? Will I graduate on time? Will I make enough to repay my debt? College costs continue to increase, and the job market remains very competitive. Therefore, it is critical that students and parents have accurate, practical information about the financial responsibilities they will assume for undergraduate study. The information found here is certainly valuable, as it relates to one of the most important parts of one's educational experience—paying for it.” —D. C. Martin, independent scholar
—E. L. Bagley, Agnes Scott College
“Perhaps the library of fifty years from now will have outgrown the present book and relegated it to the museum with the older inscriptions on clay.” —Melvil Dewey (1926)
—L. R. Braunstein, Dartmouth College All reviews are from Choice Reviews Online (http://www.cro3.org)