Monday, March 26, 2007

Requesting Books Now = Peace of Mind Later

Classes are over in four weeks and a couple of days. How many term papers or projects are you working? Do you need books? Now is the time to find and request the books you need.

Search our catalog to find books available here on campus. Search the OhioLINK catalog to find books available from other Ohio colleges and universities. It only takes 2 to 3 weekdays for most items to arrive on campus. While that may seem like a short turn around time, it can be an eternity if you wait until mid April.

Photo by Jocelyn Durston.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

New items added to the collection

Here are just a few of the items recently added to the Library's collection. Feel free to browse the complete list.

Ramayana : a tale of gods and demons
Prime, Ranchor, 1950-
BL1139.25 .P74 2004

The battle for Islam
DVD BP161.3 .B38 2006

The Roots of rage inside Islam
DVD BP161.3 .R66 2004

Allies in war : Britain and America against the Axis powers, 1940-1945
Stoler, Mark A.
D748 .S75 2005

In the name of love
DVD HQ1032 .I58 2002

A defining moment : the presidential election of 2004
AmPr JK526 2004 .D44 2005

Once upon a fact : helping children write nonfiction
Jenkins, Carol Brennan.
LB1576 .J39 2006

Measuring performance : the early childhood educator in practice : for those who educate and care for young children
Elliott, Barbara, M. Ed.
Quarto LB1775.6 .E44 2002

Challenging and supporting the first-year student : a handbook for improving the first year of college
Upcraft, M. Lee.
LB2343.3 .U63 2005

Children's Books

The road to Paris - Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book, 2007
Grimes, Nikki.
Juv G8823r

Surrender - Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Honor Book, 2007
Hartnett, Sonya.
Juv H256s

Standing against the wind - John Steptoe New Talent Author Award, 2007
Jones, Traci L.
Juv J7265s

Jazz - Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, 2007
Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-
Juv M996j

The pull of the ocean - Batchelder Award, 2007
Mourlevat, Jean-Claude.
Juv M866p

The book thief - Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Honor Book, 2007
Zusak, Markus.
Juv Z89b

Gone wild : an endangered animal alphabet - Caldecott Honor Book, 2007
McLimans, David.
Juv 591.68 M2259g


Monday, March 12, 2007

Author Talk this Thursday at 3 p.m.

You are invited to come to the Library and learn from our three guest authors about their writing and publishing experiences. Please join us on Thursday, March 15 to hear Henry Burke, Merry Vargo, and Olga Kurtz speak about their books.

Henry, originally scheduled for our February Author Talk, will speak about his book Washington County Underground Railroad, part of the Arcadia Images of America series. Merry will talk about her mystery novel, Murder at St. Martha's. Olga Kurtz will discuss her historical novel set during the Russian Revolution of 1917, Crazy Spider: The Story of People Caught in the Web of Revolution.

The Author Talk will begin 30 minutes earlier than usual. Our first author will begin speaking at 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.


Test drive the new Digital Media Center

OhioLINK's new and improved Digital Media Center (DMC) interface will be going live on March 26. Take a test drive of these enhancements:
  • A prominent area for featured collections
  • One-click, front-page access to both individual collections and entire subject areas
  • A cleaner, updated look

The new DMC will keep the same URL when it is live, However, bookmarks to individual items from the old DMC (e.g. a bookmark to an individual artwork) will not carry over to the new DMC. You will need to update these bookmarks after March 26. Persistent URLs (those that begin with for videos in the Digital Video Collection will carry over to the new system, so you will not need to update those bookmarks.

Please contact us if you have any questions.