Wonders of the plant kingdom : a microcosm revealed / Wolfgang Stuppy, Rob Kesseler, Madeline Harley.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 15, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: Wonders of the plant kingdom : a microcosm revealed / Wolfgang Stuppy, Rob Kesseler, Madeline Harley.
Author: Stuppy, Wolfgang,
Call Number: QK50 .S78 2014

Understanding ISIS and the new global war on terror : a primer / by Phyllis Bennis.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 15, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: Understanding ISIS and the new global war on terror : a primer / by Phyllis Bennis.
Author: Bennis, Phyllis, 1951-
Call Number: HV6433.I722 B46 2015

Plutocracy in America : how increasing inequality destroys the middle class and exploits the poor / Ronald P. Formisano.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 15, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: Plutocracy in America : how increasing inequality destroys the middle class and exploits the poor / Ronald P. Formisano.
Author: Formisano, Ronald P., 1939-
Call Number: HN90.S6 F67 2015

Movement and music : developing activities for young children / Jere Gallagher, Ph.D., Associate Dean, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, Nancy Sayre, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor, College of Education and Human Services, Clarion University.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 15, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: Movement and music : developing activities for young children / Jere Gallagher, Ph.D., Associate Dean, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, Nancy Sayre, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor, College of Education and Human Services, Clarion University.
Author: Gallagher, Jere Dee.
Call Number: GV452 .G33 2015

Minding the dream : the process and practice of the American community college / Gail O. Mellow and Cynthia M. Heelan.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 15, 2016 - 1:40pm
Title: Minding the dream : the process and practice of the American community college / Gail O. Mellow and Cynthia M. Heelan.
Author: Mellow, Gail O'Connor.
Call Number: LB2328.15.U6 M454 2015
Description: "Provides challenging, reflective, and practitioner-based information about community colleges that is data-based, clear, and accessible for the general reader as well as the scholar. New employees, current leaders, graduate students, legislators, and boards of trustees need a grounded sense of the magnitude of the community college sector. 'Minding the Dream' evokes the laudatory goals of the early pioneers of the community college movement, while accurately framing key programs and political conundrums challenging community colleges. 'Minding the Dream' celebrates community colleges' successes and is scrupulously honest about their failings."--

The practitioner's guide to user experience design / Luke Miller.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 15, 2016 - 8:40am
Title: The practitioner's guide to user experience design / Luke Miller.
Author: Miller, Luke, 1983-
Call Number: QA76.9.H85 M55 2015
Description: "An essential primer that focuses on UX (User Experience) showing how to design, innovate, and implement new websites and apps that consumers will find attractive and will be eager to use or purchase"--

Machines that made history : landmarks in mechanical engineering / by Jennifer M. Black ; sponsored by the ASME History & Heritage Committee.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 11, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: Machines that made history : landmarks in mechanical engineering / by Jennifer M. Black ; sponsored by the ASME History & Heritage Committee.
Author: Black, Jennifer M.
Call Number: T15 .B58 2014
Description: Sponsored by the ASME History & Heritage Committee With full color and black & white images, this hardcover, photographic book highlights 100 key landmarks in the history of mechanical engineering, devices or innovations that have shaped the world. "The products of mechanical engineering sustain the very fabric of modern life. Some are obvious, like the automobile; some hide behind casings, like the disk drives of computers. Sometimes they are large and visible, like the rockets that took astronauts to the moon; sometimes they are all but invisible to the general public, like the pumps that provide water to our cities or the turbines that generate our electric power. This volume provides brief introductions to 100 key landmarks in the history of mechanical engineering, devices or innovations that have shaped the field and broadly influenced modern civilization.

Presence : bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges / Amy Cuddy.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 11, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: Presence : bringing your boldest self to your biggest challenges / Amy Cuddy.
Author: Cuddy, Amy Joy Casselberry, 1972-
Call Number: BF575.S39 C83 2015
Description: Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence, " the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives. Amy Cuddy has reached tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses." Now she presents the science underlying these and many other body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same.

Rethinking excessive habits and addictive behaviors / Tony Bevacqua.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 11, 2016 - 7:40am
Title: Rethinking excessive habits and addictive behaviors / Tony Bevacqua.
Author: Bevacqua, Tony,
Call Number: RC533 .B48 2015

And then all hell broke loose : two decades in the Middle East / Richard Engel.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 10, 2016 - 9:40am
Title: And then all hell broke loose : two decades in the Middle East / Richard Engel.
Author: Engel, Richard, 1973-
Call Number: DS39.3 .E54 2016
Description: "Based on two decades of reporting, NBC's chief foreign correspondent's riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen up-close--sometimes dangerously so. When he was just twenty-three, a recent graduate of Stanford University, Richard Engel set off to Cairo with $2,000 and dreams of being a reporter. Shortly thereafter he was working freelance for Arab news sources and got a call that a busload of Italian tourists were massacred at a Cairo museum. This is his first view of the carnage these years would pile on. Over two decades Engel has been under fire, blown out of hotel beds, taken hostage. He has watched Mubarak and Morsi in Egypt arrested and condemned, reported from Jerusalem, been through the Lebanese war, covered the whole shooting match in Iraq, interviewed Libyan rebels who toppled Gaddafi, reported from Syria as Al-Qaeda stepped in, was kidnapped in the Syrian crosscurrents of fighting. He goes into Afghanistan with the Taliban and to Iraq with ISIS. In the page-turning And Then All Hell Broke Loose, he shares his adventure tale. Engel takes chances, though not reckless ones, keeps a level head and a sense of humor, as well as a grasp of history in the making. Reporting as NBC's Chief-Foreign Correspondent, he reveals his unparalleled access to the major figures, the gritty soldiers, and the helpless victims in the Middle East during this watershed time. We can experience the unforgettable suffering and despair of the local populations. Engel's vivid description is intimate and personal. Importantly, it is a succinct and authoritative account of the ever-changing currents in that dangerous land."

In other words / Jhumpa Lahiri ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 10, 2016 - 9:40am
Title: In other words / Jhumpa Lahiri ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein.
Author: Lahiri, Jhumpa,
Call Number: PS3562.A316 Z46 2016
Description: "A series of reflections on the author's experiences learning a new language and living abroad, in a dual-language edition"--

Every song ever : twenty ways to listen in an age of musical plenty / Ben Ratliff.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 9, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Every song ever : twenty ways to listen in an age of musical plenty / Ben Ratliff.
Author: Ratliff, Ben,
Call Number: ML3838 .R29 2016
Description: What does it mean to listen in the digital era? Today, new technologies make it possible to roam instantly and experimentally across musical languages and generations, from Detroit techno to jam bands to baroque opera--or to dive deeper into the set of tastes that we already have. Either way, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. The possibilities in this new age of listening overturn old assumptions about what it means to properly appreciate music--to be an "educated" listener. Here, veteran music critic Ben Ratliff reimagines the very idea of music appreciation for our times. As familiar subdivisions like "rock" and "jazz" matter less and less and music's accessible past becomes longer and broader, listeners can put aside the intentions of composers and musicians and engage music afresh, on their own terms. Ratliff isolates signal musical traits--such as repetition, speed, and virtuosity--and traces them across wildly diverse recordings to reveal unexpected connections. When we listen for slowness, for instance, we may detect surprising affinities between the drone metal of Sunn O))), the mixtape manipulations of DJ Screw, Sarah Vaughan singing "Lover Man, " and the final works of Shostakovich. And if we listen for closeness, we might notice how the tight harmonies of bluegrass vocals illuminate the virtuosic synchrony of John Coltrane's quartet. Ratliff also goes in search of "the perfect moment"; considers what it means to hear emotion; and examines the meaning of certain common behaviors, such as the impulse to document and possess the entire performance history of the Grateful Dead. Encompassing the sounds of five continents and several centuries, Ratliff's book is an artful work of criticism and a lesson in open-mindedness. It is a definitive field guide to our radically altered musical habitat.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Nursing procedures made incredibly easy! / clinical editor Adele Webb.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - March 9, 2016 - 5:40pm
Title: Nursing procedures made incredibly easy! / clinical editor Adele Webb.
Call Number: RT51 .N874 2016
Description: Resource added for the Nursing-Associate Degree 105431, Practical Nursing 315431, and Nursing Assistant 305431 programs.

March 2016 Book Display

Library News - March 8, 2016 - 11:14am
St. Patrick's Day and beyond. Come check out our collection on Irish History both there and here in the U.S.
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Resource Maintenance

Library News - March 3, 2016 - 12:26pm
On Thursday March 3rd at 10:30 pm the library will be performing maintenance on library systems. During that time you may experience slow searches, or an inability to view library resources including the library web page. This routine maintenance is planned to be over by midnight. Please plan accordingly.
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Fair Use Week, 2016: Thankful for Fair Use (Harvard U)

Library News - February 25, 2016 - 9:35am
Harvard U's Office for Scholarly Communication is thankful for fair use. Are you thankful?
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Fair Use Week, 2016: Fair Use in Art, Politics, and Babies Going Crazy

Library News - February 25, 2016 - 9:32am
Explore the role of fair use in the creation of content that critiques, comments, or mocks.
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Fair Use in a Day in the Life of a College Student (Fair Use Week, 2016)

Library News - February 22, 2016 - 4:28pm
See how an average students relies on Fair Use on campus and off-campus.
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Fair Use Week Starts NOW!

Library News - February 22, 2016 - 4:23pm
Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2016 takes place from Monday, February 22, 2016 through Friday, February 26, 2016. It celebrates the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions.
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Library Service Access Restored – Aurora Campus

Library News - February 10, 2016 - 8:41pm
Access to library resources at the Aurora Campus has been restored. If you continue to experience problems, please contact a library staff member for assistance.
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