State of the News Media 2015

Library News - April 30, 2015 - 11:48am
Take a closer look at the state of the news media in 2015 with this report from Pew Research Center's Journalism Project
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April 30, 1859: A Tale of Two Cities is Published

Library News - April 30, 2015 - 10:36am
April 30, 1859, Charles Dickens’s A Tale Of Two Cities is first published.
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Movies and Mental Illness : Using Films to Understand Psychopathology.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 24, 2015 - 4:40pm
Title: Movies and Mental Illness : Using Films to Understand Psychopathology.
Author: Wedding, Danny.
Call Number: -

Library of Congress is ‘Born’ on April 24, 1800

Library News - April 24, 2015 - 9:08am
The Library of Congress celebrates its birthday on April 24. In 1800, President John Adams approved the appropriation of $5,000 for the purchase of "such books as may be necessary for the use of congress."
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Beyond versus : the struggle to understand the interaction of nature and nurture / James Tabery.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 23, 2015 - 6:40am
Title: Beyond versus : the struggle to understand the interaction of nature and nurture / James Tabery.
Author: Tabery, James, 1978-
Call Number: BF 341 .T33 2014

Angels in America : a gay fantasia on national themes / Tony Kushner.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 23, 2015 - 6:40am
Title: Angels in America : a gay fantasia on national themes / Tony Kushner.
Author: Kushner, Tony.
Call Number: PS3561.U778 A85 2013

Writing well in the 21st century : the five essentials / Linda Spencer.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 22, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: Writing well in the 21st century : the five essentials / Linda Spencer.
Author: Spencer, Linda, 1943-
Call Number: LB2369 .S65 2014
Description: This guide provides students, career-builders, and professional writers with the basic elements needed for writing in the 21st century. It fully explains, and links, the five essentials of good writing: punctuation, grammar, fact-checking, style, and voice. Throughout history technology has changed both language and writing. Today in the digital age, language and writing are changing at a phenomenal pace. Students, career-builders, and professional writers need this guide that reviews those changes and connects the essentials for creating good writing in the digital age. The book gives writers the tools needed today. Among other essentials, the book: Resolves comma issues by explaining the Open and Close Punctuation systems (writers select which system to use in their writing) ; Clarifies active and passive voice verbs and advocates using strong, specific verbs in writing ; Provides guidelines for choosing credible online websites when searching for resources ; Examines attributes of essentials that contribute to a writing style and urges a critical review of verbs ; Connects elements that combine to create a voice in a written piece. Overall this guide gives readers the basics they need to know to create well-written documents for school, work and in their professional writing. -- From publishers website.

ILL: Successful strategies for teaching undergraduate research

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 22, 2015 - 7:40am
Title: ILL: Successful strategies for teaching undergraduate research
Author: Deyrup, Marta Mestrovic
Call Number: -

Cory Doctorow: “Light a candle, curse the darkness and win the war on general purpose computers to save the world”

Library News - April 21, 2015 - 1:50pm
Please read/watch Cory Doctorow on technology. More specifically on how to get technology to work better for us as a society.
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Google is Changing its Search Algorithm

Library News - April 21, 2015 - 1:19pm
Google is changing its search algorithm Tuesday to favor sites that are 'mobile-ready.'
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The Pulitzer Prize Winners for 2015

Library News - April 21, 2015 - 11:52am
Discover the Pulitzer Prize winners for 2015. Discover the best in journalism, letters, drama, and music for 2015.
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The Library of Congress releases 50 audio recordings (and counting!) online for the first time

Library News - April 21, 2015 - 10:53am
The Library of Congress has begun posting recordings from its Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature in honor of National Poetry Month.
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The story behind the longest-running hoax in Wikipedia history

Library News - April 20, 2015 - 3:44pm
Find out about Jar’Edo Wens. Find out about the longest-lived hoax uncovered on Wikipedia to-date.
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Where does Wikipedia’s information come from?

Library News - April 20, 2015 - 9:28am
In 277 languages from Ukrainian to Urdu, Wikipedia's 36 million articles deepen our understanding of the people, places and ideas that matter. So, from where do these articles originate?
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Start something that matters / Blake Mycoskie.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 16, 2015 - 4:40am
Title: Start something that matters / Blake Mycoskie.
Author: Mycoskie, Blake.
Call Number: HF5414 .M93 2011
Description: Known as the founder of TOMS Shoes and as a contestant on The Amazing Race, Mycoskie uses his experience with TOMS, as well as interviews with leaders of non-profits and corporations, to convey valuable lessons about entrepreneurship, transparency of leadership, and living by one's values.

Hope in a jar : the making of America's beauty culture / Kathy Peiss.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 16, 2015 - 4:40am
Title: Hope in a jar : the making of America's beauty culture / Kathy Peiss.
Author: Peiss, Kathy Lee.
Call Number: TT957 .P45 2011

Successful strategies for teaching undergraduate research / edited by Marta Deyrup and Beth Bloom.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - April 16, 2015 - 4:40am
Title: Successful strategies for teaching undergraduate research / edited by Marta Deyrup and Beth Bloom.
Call Number: LB2369 .S827 2013
Description: In this book the editors have brought together well-known educators from the fields of library science, communication, composition, and education to show you how to develop successful strategies for teaching undergraduates how to conduct basic research and write papers. Chapters cover each step of the research process, beginning appropriately with separate pieces from a librarian and from an academic on how to construct good research assignments. Following chapters cover establishing the research question, assessing the research process, information ethics and the protocols of research, and using new modes and media to communicate research findings. The book fully explores current theories on pedagogy and provides practical demonstrations of how library instruction can reinforce critical thinking and set the groundwork in place for life-long learning. -- From publisher's website.

The 2015 IMPAC Shortlist Delivers 10 Eclectic Titles

Library News - April 15, 2015 - 10:03am
The IMPAC Award shortlist was announced today. The IMPAC Award longlist is compiled by libraries all over the world before being whittled down by judges.
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European Union Literature Prize Winners Announced

Library News - April 15, 2015 - 8:13am
Discover some award-winning authors from Europe
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79 Theses on Technology

Library News - April 13, 2015 - 9:21am
Enjoy these 79 theses on technology, like: "Everything begins with attention" AND "On the internet nothing disappears; on the internet anything can disappear."
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