Thursday, March 30, 2006

*More* new items added to the collection

Take a look at the complete list of books and videos for the month.

The following books and videos are currently on display on the New Book Shelf and available for checkout.

The child's right to play : a global approach
BF717 .C44 2004

The liberal conscience : politics and principle in a world of religious pluralism
Swaine, Lucas, 1969-
BL65.P7 S93 2006

Gay religion
BL625.9.G39 G39 2005

Revolutionary mothers : women in the struggle for America's independence
Berkin, Carol.
E276 .B47 2006

Social inequalities in comparative perspective
HM821 .S64 2004

Defending the First : commentary on the First Amendment issues and cases
KF4770 .D44 2005

The Supreme Court in the American legal system
Segal, Jeffrey Allan.
KF8742 .S433 2005

The rise and fall of American public schools : the political economy of public education in the twentieth century
Franciosi, Robert J.
LA212 .F73 2004

America's public schools : from the common school to "No Child Left Behind"
Reese, William J., 1951-
LA212 .R423 2005

Doomed to fail : the built-in defects of American education
Zoch, Paul A. (Paul Allen), 1962-
LB14.7 .I63 2004

National differences, global similarities : world culture and the future of schooling
Baker, David, 1952 Jan. 5-
LB43 .B25 2005

The wisdom of practice : essays on teaching, learning, and learning to teach
Shulman, Lee S.
LB1027 .S475 2004

Teaching early literacy : development, assessment, and instruction
Barone, Diane M.
LB1139.5.R43 B36 2005

Adolescent lives in transition : how social class influences the adjustment to middle school
San Antonio, Donna Marie, 1951-
LB1623.5 .S26 2004

Bridging the literacy achievement gap, grades 4-12
LB1631 .B7644 2004

Teaching English today : advocating change in the secondary curriculum
LB1631 .T283 2004

Teaching toward freedom : moral commitment and ethical action in the classroom
Ayers, William, 1944-
LB1775.2 .A94 2004

Student success in college : creating conditions that matter
LB2343.32 .S79 2005

Holding accountability accountable : what ought to matter in public education
LB2806.22 .H65 2004

Bullying : implications for the classroom
LB3013.3 .B814 2004

Testing student learning, evaluating teaching effectiveness
LB3051 .T4425 2004

Educating citizens : international perspectives on civic values and school choice
LC47 .E38 2004

Multicultural and multilingual literacy and language : contexts and practices
LC151 .M84 2004

Preparing for college : nine elements of effective outreach
LC213.2 .P74 2005

Class and schools : using social, economic, and educational reform to close the Black-white achievement gap
Rothstein, Richard.
LC213.2 .R66 2004

Improving multicultural education : lessons from the intergroup education movement
Banks, Cherry A. McGee.
LC1099.3 .B355 2005

A guide to high school success for students with disabilities
LC4031 .G85 2004

The culture of education policy
Stein, Sandra J.
LC4091 .S66 2004

Persuasive communication
Stiff, James B. (James Brian).
P301.5.P47 S75 2003

Preparing mathematics and science teachers for diverse classrooms : promising strategies for transformative pedagogy
QA13 .P72 2005

Standards-based mathematics assessment in middle school : rethinking classroom practice
QA13 .S7 2004

Mathematical development in young children : exploring notations
Brizuela, Bárbara M.
QA41 .B75 2004

Newton's dark secrets
DVD QC16.N7 N498 2006

Ionospheres : physics, plasma physics, and chemistry
Schunk, R. W.
QC881.2.I6 S435 2004

Storm that drowned a city
DVD QC944 .H8777 2006

Sexual orientation and mental health : examining identity and development in lesbian, gay, and bisexual people
RC451.4.G39 S46 2006

Concepts and controversies in obsessive-compulsive disorder
RC533 .H345 2005

Social anxiety and social phobia in youth : characteristics, assessment, and psychological treatment
Kearney, Christopher A.
RJ506.A58 K435 2005

Framing ADHD children : a critical examination of the history, discourse, and everyday experience of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Rafalovich, Adam, 1970-
RJ506.H9 R34 2004

Need last minute tax forms?

April 15 will be here in a couple of weeks. If you are still working on your taxes and need tax forms you can get them here.

We have a complete set of federal tax forms for tax year 2005 that can be photocopied. Ask for the binder at the Circulation/Reserve Desk. Reproducible forms for tax year 2004 and 2003 are shelved in binders in the government documents compact shelving. You can also download Adobe PDF versions of all tax forms and instructions from the Internal Revenue Service web site.

You can find Ohio tax forms and file on-line at the Ohio Department of Taxation web site. City tax forms are also available on-line for Zanesville and Cambridge.

Monday, March 27, 2006

New items added to the collection in March

Below you will find a few of the new titles added to the Library's collection in March. You can view the complete list on our web site.

Church, identity, and change : theology and denominational structures in unsettled times
BR515 .C526 2005

How to make it as a woman : collective biographical history from Victoria to the present
Booth, Alison.
CT21 .B515 2004

In the game : gay athletes and the cult of masculinity
Anderson, Eric.
GV708.8 .A43 2005

Social security : history and politics from the New Deal to the privatization debate
Béland, Daniel.
HD7125 .B23 2005

Reinventing the melting pot : the new immigrants and what it means to be American
JV6475 .R45 2004

Sanctioning religion? : politics, law, and faith-based public services
KF4865 .S26 2005

Using literature to support skills and critical discussion for struggling readers : grades 3-9
Williams, Nancy S.
LB1050.5 .W48945 2004

Conscious classroom management : unlocking the secrets of great teaching
Smith, Rick.
LB3010 .S65 2004

Tongue-tied : the lives of multilingual children in public education
LC3731 .T65 2004

Curriculum for gifted and talented students
LC3993.9 .C89 2004

Teaching literacy to students with significant disabilities : strategies for the K-12 inclusive classroom
Downing, June, 1950-
LC4028 .D694 2005

Short Arabic plays : an anthology
PJ7694.E5 S56 2003

Teaching science fact with science fiction
Raham, Gary.
Quarto Q147 .R34 2004

Focal guide to safety in live performance
TH9445.T3 F63 1993

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Some electronic resources will be unavailable between 9 p.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday

Beginning Saturday, March 25 at 9 p.m. through Sunday, March 26 at 1 p.m. some library resources will not be available due to a required power outage at OSU for technology updgrades. OhioLINK will be taking all of their servers offline during that timeframe. The Muskingum Library Catalog, OPAL Catalog, and other resources not listed below will not be impacted by this planned outage.

This means that the following OhioLINK services will be unavailable:
  • OhioLINK web site
  • OhioLINK Central Catalog
  • OhioLINK Remote Authentication
  • QuickSearch @ OhioLINK
  • Electronic Journal Center
  • Electronic Reference Books
  • Find-It!
  • Digital Media Center including Digital Video Collection
The following databases will also be unavailable:
  • America: History and Life
  • Applied Science & Technology Abstracts
  • Art Abstracts
  • ATLA Religion Database
  • Biography Index
  • Biological & Agricultural Index
  • Biological Abstracts
  • Book Review Digest
  • Business & Industry
  • Compendex
  • Contemporary Women's Issues
  • Education Abstracts
  • Essay & General Literature Index
  • GeoRef
  • Historical Abstracts
  • Humanities Abstracts
  • Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
  • Inspec
  • ISI Web of Science
  • Library Literature and Information Science
  • PAIS International
  • PsycINFO
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Friday, March 17, 2006

March Author Talk Podcasts Available

You can now stream or download the March Author Talks given by Roger Pickenpaugh. Mr. Pickenpaugh spoke about his experience writing the Flood of Tears.

You can use iTunes to subscribe to the Library's podcast service and automatically receive downloads of future author talks to your desktop and/or iPod as they are released.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Author Talk this Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Come to the Library this Thursday (March 16) at 3:30 p.m. for our March Author Talk. Assistant Professor of English Dr. Jane Varley and Shenandoah Middle School teacher Roger Pickenpaugh will both be speaking about their writing experiences.

Dr. Varley is the author of Flood Stage and Rising and Pickenpaugh is the author of River On A Rampage: The 1936 Flood from Chester to Marietta, and other books about Ohio floods. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

See the world @ your library

We have two international themed displays this month. The Study Abroad program has a great display in the lobby case showcasing the study abroad programs planned for this summer. After contemplating your options for international learning, make sure you stop by the flat display case near the Circulation Desk to view Kara LaSota's, Coordinator of International Student Enrollment, collection of Bedouin jewelery.

Kara's great -grandparents Trace Welling (1898-1968) and Belle Welling (1897- 1978) worked in Jordan from 1951 to mid 1954. Trace was the Director of the American effort to help rebuild the world nations from WW II destruction. It was named the Point Four program, from the fourth point of an international improvement program set forth in President Truman's 1949 inaugural address.

Trace's program was evaluated several times as one of the most successful and productive. One of the efforts that drew great attention is the project where he and an assistant dammed up severe washes that occurred in the rare heavy rains and spread water over vast desert They demonstrated that the desert could be farmed and productive. The same success happened in the Medical clinics, and training schools he started. For a short period during this time, Trace was acting U. S. Ambassador to Jordan. He and Belle were involved in all the diplomatic functions and hosted many that included Jordan's King.

Their son, Gordon Welling, was there for 4 months in 1953 and experienced first-hand the mutual respect and friendship for his parents and the Palestinians and Jordanians. He was able to play tennis against the then young King Hussein, who was close to Gordon’s age. Trace and Belle traveled to Baghdad, Italy, Beirut, Greece, Turkey and other Arab mideast nations during Trace’s time with the Point IV program.

To the best of Kara's knowledge all of the jewelry on display was brought back by Belle from Jordan and the surrounding areas. Many of the pieces are traditional Bedouin jewelry. The dagger has a story attached to it: Belle had earned the respect of the Bedouin chieftains, and one night after a lavish dinner, a sheik pulled Belle aside and asked her ‘how many sons’ she had borne her husband. Belle told him three, and the sheik wrenched the dagger out of his belt, and told her that if Trace ever betrayed her or looked at another woman, she was to “use it”.