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VOL. 26 ISSUE 1 SEPT. 2016

From the Dean What’s all the buzz about? Does the library have stationary bicycles? The library received funding from SCC’s Health and Wellness Committee which allowed for the addition of three new FitDesks. They’re cool. They’re quiet. And they’re stressfree.

Recently a student stopped at the Reference Desk to report that the FitDesks are "awesome." She is 41, the mother of four, and taking care of her own mother. All of these responsibilities leave her with no time to exercise. To be able to ride the bike for 40 minutes while studying means a lot to her. She hopes we never get rid of them! Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to drop by and try out a FitDesk. First come, first fit. Stephanie D. Tolson, Dean Learning Resources & Academic Support

Study Rooms to Receive a Technology Boost

Contents: New Resources…………….2 Book Club…….…..……......3 Staff News…...……………..3 Wireless Printing…………...3 National Book Award……...4 Web Sites…………………..5 Challenged Books…………6

Today’s students want to multitask because of their busy lives. Students who visit the library to do research, write a paper, or connect to their Canvas course will be able to achieve some fitness as they connect on their laptop or mobile device by using the FitDesks. The SCC library wants to engage students. That is why FitDesks have been added. In addition, students can de-stress at the Lego table, put together a puzzle, or play chess.

Goodbye to outdated technology! The LRC was recently awarded a Technology Fee allocation to purchase five 43inch LED Smart TVs to enhance the study rooms on the second floor of the library. Students will be able to connect mobile devices to the TVs to rehearse PowerPoint presentations, share videos, and perform other group work. Mounting the TVs on the wall will also increase space in the study rooms. Thanks to the Maintenance Department for installing them!

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No credit card required!


Introducing Oxford Music Online

New MLA (8th ed.) Citation Guides

Oxford Music Online is the leading online resource for music research and scholarship drawing from the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd ed.). Oxford Music Online also includes new and updated articles from The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2nd ed.) and The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2nd ed.).

With the publication of the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook over the summer, updated citation guides are now available at the library online and in print next to the Reference Desk. MLA’s Associate Executive Director Kathleen Fitzpatrick reports the new handbook “focuses on principles— not just on how to create a citation that is correct, but on the purposes of citation practice, as well as on strategies for evaluating sources.” For more information on what’s new, visit the MLA web site.

Oxford Music Online can be accessed from the list of library databases on or off-campus.

“Faculty Reads” The SCC Professional Development Group and the library have teamed up to provide easy access to dozens of books on teaching and learning. Titles include:


Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era

Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty

Look for the “Faculty Reads” sign next to the Reference Desk!

Statistical Abstract eBook Available Published since 1878, the Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. The 2016 edition is now available as an eBook through the SCC Library. “There are two kinds of statistics— the kind you look up and the kind you make up.” —Rex Stout, American author

Between the Covers Book Club Please join the Multicultural Programming Committee for the following book club discussions at 2:30 p.m. in the Information Commons in the LRC: Egypt on display (display items courtesy of Ron Pettus).

9/28 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling 10/26 Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes 11/30 My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf All students, faculty, and staff are welcome! Enjoy refreshments and giveaways at every meeting!

MCCA to honor Theresa Flett

Wireless Printing Available on Campus

Reference Librarian Theresa Flett has been selected by SCC as the recipient of the Missouri Community College Association’s Senior Service Award for 2016. The award honors an employee who has worked at the college for at least 20 years. Theresa began working at the SCC Library in 1996 at age 12. The award will be presented to her during the opening session of MCCA’s Annual Convention in Branson on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Congratulations, Theresa!

Students can now print Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF documents wirelessly from laptops and other mobile devices. 

Log in to your CougarMail account and send the document as an attachment to

Go to any print release station on campus (including the library) and type in your Cougar username (leave off “”) and click Print.

All print jobs will be singlesided. They will remain in the queue for three hours.


2016 National Book Award Non-Fiction The National Book Award Foundation released its longlist in non-fiction from which a winner will be announced on November 16. Following are books from the list available at the SCC Library. For the complete longlists in non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, visit the National Book Award web site.

Imbeciles : the Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck by Adam Cohen Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X Kendi

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship; Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia BellScott Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil

To recommend materials for the library please contact the library liaison for your department: Ying Li 


Health Information Management

Occupational Therapy

Physical Education




Theresa Flett 



Political Science





Business Administration



Math/Computer Science

Julia Wilbers 

Child Care & Early Education



Foreign Language




Kelly Mitchell 



Human Services


Sociology/Criminal Justice


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Interesting Web Sites PolitiFact truth-o-meter/ “PolitiFact is a factchecking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida. PolitiFact checks claims by elected officials, candidates, leaders of political parties and political activists.”

Street Law, Inc.


“Street Law is a global, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with more than 40 years of experience developing classroom and community programs that educate young people about law and government. Street Law programs and materials help advance justice by empowering people with the legal and civic


knowledge, skills, and confidence to bring about positive change for themselves and others.“

Suicide Prevention Center “The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.”


The Moth: True Stories Told Live “The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience.” *descriptions from the web sites “PositiveNegatives produce literary comics about contemporary social and human rights issues. We combine ethnographic research with illustration and photography, adapting personal testimonies into art, education and advocacy materials.”

“Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true, and the tendency to miss lunch.” —Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web


banned books week, sept. 25-oct. 1 top ten most frequently challenged books of 2015 1. Looking for Alaska by John Green Offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group 2. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James Sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and other (“poorly written,” “concerns that a group of teenagers will want to try it”) 3. I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings Inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, and unsuited for age group 4. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin Anti-family, offensive language, homosexuality, sex education, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other (“wants to remove from collection to ward off complaints”)

5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon Offensive language, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group, and other (“profanity and atheism”) 6. The Holy Bible Religious viewpoint 7. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel Violence and other (“graphic images”) 8. Habibi by Craig Thompson Nudity, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group 9. Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group, and violence 10. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan Homosexuality and other (“condones public displays of affection”)

Library Editions September 2016 Vol. 26 Issue 1  

Library Editions is the biannual newsletter of the Paul and Helen Schnare Library at St. Charles Community College.