Case studies on safety, bullying, and social media in schools : current issues in educational leadership / Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Kenneth Jenks.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Case studies on safety, bullying, and social media in schools : current issues in educational leadership / Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Kenneth Jenks.
Author: Trujillo-Jenks, Laura.
Call Number: LB2831.62 .T78 2016
Description: "Case Studies on Safety, Bullying, and Social Media in Schools addresses the most topical issues facing school leaders today--including bullying, harassment, inappropriate use of social media, drug use, and school safety. This case book helps aspiring educational leaders prepare and respond to even the most difficult situations that occur on school campuses and in the school community. Bridging theory and practice, each chapter includes a detailed case, artifacts for analysis, explanation of relevant case and federal law, and guiding questions for discussion. Adapted from real-world examples, the case studies in this timely resource serve as essential exercises for aspiring and practicing leaders to ensure student safety and success."--Back cover.

Experimenting on a small planet : a history of scientific discoveries, a future of climate change and global warming / William W. Hay ; Greg and Bill work on the new edition.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Experimenting on a small planet : a history of scientific discoveries, a future of climate change and global warming / William W. Hay ; Greg and Bill work on the new edition.
Author: Hay, William W., 1934-
Call Number: QC981 .H39 2016
Description: This book is a thorough introduction to climate science and global change. The author is a geologist who has spent much of his life investigating the climate of Earth from a time when it was warm and dinosaurs roamed the land, to today's changing climate. Bill Hay takes you on a journey to understand how the climate system works. He explores how humans are unintentionally conducting a grand uncontrolled experiment which is leading to unanticipated changes. We follow the twisting path of seemingly unrelated discoveries in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and even mathematics to learn how they led to our present knowledge of how our planet works. He explains why the weather is becoming increasingly chaotic as our planet warms at a rate far faster than at any time in its geologic past. He speculates on possible future outcomes, and suggests that nature itself may make some unexpected course corrections. Although the book is written for the layman with little knowledge of science or mathematics, it includes information from many diverse fields to provide even those actively working in the field of climatology with a broader view of this developing drama. Experimenting on a Small Planet is a must read for anyone having more than a casual interest in global warming and climate change - one of the most important and challenging issues of our time. This new edition includes actual data from climate science into 2014. Numerous powerpoint slides allow lecturers and teachers to more effectively use the book as a basis for climate change education.

Web style guide : foundations of user experience design / Patrick J. Lynch, Sarah Horton ; foreword by Ethan Marcotte.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Web style guide : foundations of user experience design / Patrick J. Lynch, Sarah Horton ; foreword by Ethan Marcotte.
Author: Lynch, Patrick J., 1953-
Call Number: TK5105.888 .L96 2016
Description: This book explains established design principles and covers all aspects of web design— from planning to production to maintenance. The guide also shows how these principles apply in web design projects whose primary concerns are information design, interface design, and efficient search and navigation.

MOOCs in higher education : institutional goals and paths forward / Fiona M. Hollands and Devayani Tirthali.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: MOOCs in higher education : institutional goals and paths forward / Fiona M. Hollands and Devayani Tirthali.
Author: Hollands, Fiona M.,
Call Number: LB2395.7 .H65 2015
Description: "In 2011, MOOCs dominated media reports on higher education and, since then, hundreds of organizations have rushed to produce and offer these courses. Why are institutions offering MOOCs and what are they achieving as a result? This book addresses these questions based on interviews with almost 100 policymakers and businesspeople. The authors identify six major goals for MOOC production and, using real-life examples, assess whether these goals are being achieved and, if not, how they could be accomplished going forward."--Back cover.

Clinical investigations at a glance / Jonathan Gleadle, Jordan Li, Tuck Yong.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 17, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Clinical investigations at a glance / Jonathan Gleadle, Jordan Li, Tuck Yong.
Author: Gleadle, Jonathan,
Call Number: RC71.3 .G54 2017

Diseases of poverty : epidemiology, infectious diseases, and modern plagues / Lisa V. Adams and John R. Butterly.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 13, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Diseases of poverty : epidemiology, infectious diseases, and modern plagues / Lisa V. Adams and John R. Butterly.
Author: Adams, Lisa V.,
Call Number: RA418.5.P6 A27 2015

Dust bowl girls : the inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory / Lydia Reeder.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 13, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Dust bowl girls : the inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory / Lydia Reeder.
Author: Reeder, Lydia,
Call Number: GV885.43 .O46 2017
Description: "At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education if they would come play for his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices faced by their families, the women followed Babb and his dream. He shaped the Cardinals into a formidable team, and something extraordinary began to happen: with passion for the game and heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach, they won every game. Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, Dust Bowl Girls conveys the intensity of an improbable journey to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. And it captures a moment in American sports history when a visionary coach helped his young athletes achieve more than a winning season"--

Sex and the constitution : sex, religion, and law from America's origins to the twenty-first century / Geoffrey R. Stone.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 9, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Sex and the constitution : sex, religion, and law from America's origins to the twenty-first century / Geoffrey R. Stone.
Author: Stone, Geoffrey R.,
Call Number: KF9325 .S76 2017
Description: A constitutional scholar traces the evolution of legal and moral codes that have attempted to legislate sexual behavior from the ancient world to today, citing the agitators, moralists, lawmakers, and Supreme Court justices who have shaped some of the most divisive sexual debates.

Medical ethics, law, and communication at a glance / edited by Patrick Davey, Anna Rathmell, Michael Dunn, Charles Foster, Helen Salisbury.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 9, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Medical ethics, law, and communication at a glance / edited by Patrick Davey, Anna Rathmell, Michael Dunn, Charles Foster, Helen Salisbury.
Call Number: R724 .M29424 2017

Medical school at a glance / Rachel K Thomas.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 28, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Medical school at a glance / Rachel K Thomas.
Author: Thomas, Rachel Katherine,
Call Number: R737 .T56 2017

Preparation for the GED test / McGraw-Hill Education Editors, contributors, Marion Dausses [and 7 others].

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 21, 2017 - 3:40pm
Title: Preparation for the GED test / McGraw-Hill Education Editors, contributors, Marion Dausses [and 7 others].
Author: Dausses, Marion,
Call Number: LB3060.33.G45 P74 2015
Description: This book will walk you through all four test subject areas -- reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, science, and social studies. Includes 2 full-length practice tests in all four subject areas, and more than 1,000 practice questions with explanations.

Library Systems Maintenance

Library News - March 14, 2017 - 8:26am
The library will be performing required library systems maintenance Today, Tuesday March 14, 2017 beginning at 8:00 a.m. This will manifest in item availability information being unable to display, missing or incorrect information in “My Account”, and an inability to place holds on or renew materials. Until this maintenance is performed, our Faculty Reserves system … Continue reading Library Systems Maintenance →
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Infection prevention and control at a glance / Debbie Weston, Alison Burgess, Sue Roberts.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 7, 2017 - 12:40pm
Title: Infection prevention and control at a glance / Debbie Weston, Alison Burgess, Sue Roberts.
Author: Weston, Debbie,
Call Number: RC112 .W478 2017

March 2017 Book Display

Library News - March 6, 2017 - 1:31pm
March 2017 - anniversary of the year when the Dalai Lama had to flee Tibet because of Communist China's persecution of Buddhism. Read the full post by visiting our blog.
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Implications of disaster preparedness for nursing / Deborah, J. Persell, editor ; Stephen D. Krau, consulting editor.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Implications of disaster preparedness for nursing / Deborah, J. Persell, editor ; Stephen D. Krau, consulting editor.
Call Number: RT108 .I46 2016
Description: Foreword: Disaster planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery: a call for all nurses to action / Stephen D. Krau -- Preface: Implications of disaster preparedness for nursing / Deborah J. Persell -- Emergency preparedness and the development of health coalitions: a dynamic process / Deborah H. Kim -- National disaster health consortium: competency-based training and a report on the American Nurses Credentialing Center Disaster Certification Development / Sherrill J. Smith and Sharon L. Farra -- All the resources was gone: the environmental context of disaster nursing / Stasia E. Ruskie -- Complicated realities: mental health and moral incongruence in disaster/humanitarian response / Suzanne M. Boswell -- Federal Emergency Management Agency response in rural Appalachia: a tale of miscommunication, unrealistic expectations, and "hurt, hurt, hurt" / Lauren M. Oppizzi and Susan Speraw -- US military nurses: serving within the chaos of disaster / Felecia M. Rivers --Wildfire disasters and nursing / Patricia Frohock Hanes -- Evolution of a nursing model for identifying client needs in a disaster shelter: a case study with the American Red Cross / Janice Springer and Mary Casey-Lockyer -- Hospital decontamination: what nurses need to know / Brent Cox -- Radiation, fear, and common sense adaptations in patient care / Robert C. Beauchamp -- Vehicle of hope: faith-based disaster response / Deborah J. Persell

Medical-surgical nursing made incredibly easy! / clinical editors, Carolyn Gersch, Nicole Heimgartner, Cherie Rebar, Laura M. Willis.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Medical-surgical nursing made incredibly easy! / clinical editors, Carolyn Gersch, Nicole Heimgartner, Cherie Rebar, Laura M. Willis.
Call Number: RT51 .M436 2017

How will capitalism end? : essays on a failing system / Wolfgang Streeck.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: How will capitalism end? : essays on a failing system / Wolfgang Streeck.
Author: Streeck, Wolfgang, 1946-
Call Number: HB501 .S919515 2016
Description: "In How Will Capitalism End? the acclaimed analyst of contemporary politics and economics Wolfgang Streeck argues that capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth is giving way to secular stagnation; inequality is leading to instability; and confidence in the capitalist money economy has all but evaporated. Capitalism's shotgun marriage with democracy since 1945 is breaking up as the regulatory institutions restraining its advance have collapsed, and after the final victory of capitalism over its enemies no political agency capable of rebuilding them is in sight. The capitalist system is stricken with at least five worsening disorders for which no cure is at hand: declining growth, oligarchy, starvation of the public sphere, corruption and international anarchy. In this arresting book Wolfgang Streeck asks whether we are witnessing a long and painful period of cumulative decay: of intensifying frictions, of fragility and uncertainty, and of a steady succession of "normal accidents.""--

The word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the Oxford English Dictionary : a memoir / John Simpson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: The word detective : searching for the meaning of it all at the Oxford English Dictionary : a memoir / John Simpson.
Author: Simpson, J. A., 1953-
Call Number: PE64.S46 A3 2016
Description: "What do you call the part of a dog's back it can't scratch? Can you drink a glass of balderdash? And if, serendipitously, you find yourself in Serendip, then where exactly are you? The answers to all of these questions can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary, the definitive record of the English language. And there is no better guide to the dictionary's many wonderments, its quirks, and its quiddities than the former chief editor of the OED, John Simpson. John spent almost four decades of his life immersed in the intricacies of our language, and guides us through its history with charmingly laconic wit. In The Word Detective, an intensely personal memoir and a joyful celebration of English, he weaves a story of how words come into being (and sometimes disappear), how cultures shape the language we use, and how we cope when words fail us. Throughout, he enlivens his narrative with lively excavations and investigations of individual words-from deadline to online and back to 101 (yes, it's a word)-all the while reminding us that the seemingly mundane words (can you name the four different meanings of ma?) are often the most interesting ones. A brilliant expedition through the world of words, The Word Detective will delight, inspire, and educate any lover of language"--

Genghis Khan and the quest for God : how the world's greatest conqueror gave us religious freedom / Jack Weatherford.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Genghis Khan and the quest for God : how the world's greatest conqueror gave us religious freedom / Jack Weatherford.
Author: Weatherford, J. McIver,
Call Number: BL640 .W43 2016
Description: "Throughout history the world's greatest conquerors have made their mark not just on the battlefield, but in the societies they have transformed. Genghis Khan conquered by arms and bravery, but he ruled by commerce and religion. He created the world's greatest trading network and drastically lowered taxes for merchants, but he knew that if his empire was going to last, he would need something stronger and more binding than trade. He needed religion. And so, unlike the Christian, Taoist and Muslim conquerors who came before him, he gave his subjects freedom of religion. Genghis lived in the 13th century, but he struggled with many of the same problems we face today: How should one balance religious freedom with the need to reign in fanatics? Can one compel rival religions--driven by deep seated hatred--to live together in peace? A celebrated anthropologist whose bestselling Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World radically transformed our understanding of the Mongols and their legacy, Jack Weatherford has spent eighteen years exploring areas of Mongolia closed until the fall of the Soviet Union and researching The Secret History of the Mongols, an astonishing document written in code that was only recently discovered. He pored through archives and found groundbreaking evidence of Genghis's influence on the founding fathers and his essential impact on Thomas Jefferson. As hard as it is to believe, we owe our doctine of religious freedom in part to a distant nomad who forged the world's greatest empire in a trail of blood."--Dust jacket.

Unstoppable : harnessing science to change the world / by Bill Nye ; edited by Corey S. Powell.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 25, 2017 - 2:40pm
Title: Unstoppable : harnessing science to change the world / by Bill Nye ; edited by Corey S. Powell.
Author: Nye, Bill,
Call Number: QC981.8.G56 N94 2016
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