Thursday, April 27, 2006

New Movie Titles!

If you aren't going to Pinestock this weekend (and did you hear it is supposed to rain!!), check out these new movie releases available at the library:

The Girl from Monday
The Passenger
Match Point
Aeon Flux
Tristan & Isolde
Mrs. Henderson Presents
Breakfast on Pluto
Deep Blue
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Son Frere (His Brother)
Castle in the Sky


Monday, April 24, 2006

Science News for Kids

Science News for Kids is a new Web site devoted to science news for children of ages 9 to 13. Their goal is to offer timely items of interest to kids, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, Web resources, and other useful materials. The emphasis is on making the Web site appealing by offering kids opportunities to comment on the subject matter, ask questions of scientists featured in articles, try out mathematical puzzles, and submit their own work for possible Web publication. At the same time, they are interested in offering teachers creative ways of using science news in their classrooms. (From


Disputes: International

Disputes: International is a web page from the CIA World Factbook, outlining all the territorial disputes and wars taking place in the world today, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. (From


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Women in Broadcasting History

The Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland holds an assortment of archival collections pertaining to women's contributions to American radio and television. The Women in Broadcasting History exhibit offers a sampling of items drawn from those collections. The exhibit provides a glimpse into the lives and careers of 16 American women who worked in broadcasting during its most crucial years of development and expansion, in the mid-20th century. (From


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

MNPals Alert!

At 5 pm on Thursday, 13 April 2006 the MNPals catalog will be frozen while the last group of libraries data is moved from PALS to MNPals. We should be back in live action by 8 am on 24 April 2006.

During this time

Owned/Out availability is not reliable. Check the shelf to see if something is available. Details
Books cannot be renewed. Your Borrowing Record is frozen. Details
Do Not request Holds. They will not be processed. Details
For Course Reserves: ask at the Circulation Desks. Details
Interlibrary Loans (ILLs) WILL be processed. Use the ILL forms. Details
Interlibrary Loan Renewals are not possible until 4/24. See Nicole Reuter ( 363-5604, or Janine Lortz ( 363-3822 with questions.


Friday, April 07, 2006

Research Award Contest time

Fifth Annual Clemens and Alcuin Libraries
Research Bibliography Awards

Three $200.00 awards are available this year, one each for the best bibliographic research to come out of upper division courses in the Fine Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences during the 2005-2006 academic year. Upper-division Undergraduate students are invited to submit their essay or other research project, along with a written description of their research process and a written faculty recommendation, to Molly Ewing, Public Services Librarian. Previous winners can be viewed on the library website.

To be considered, submissions must be complete by Friday, 21 April, 2006


8th Annual Clemens Library Art Contest

The Clemens Library of the College of Saint Benedict will once again be the venue for an Art Contest and Show sponsored by the joint libraries. The Libraries are inviting any student at CSB/SJU to submit artwork. The show will be juried by members of the Art Department and the Library, and the selected works will be awarded cash prizes and displayed in the gallery space of the Clemens Library. If you entered last year, do not hesitate to enter again this year!

Entries to the contest must be submitted by April 3, 2006 to Norma Dickau in A108 at the Clemens Library (CSB) or to David Malone in the Library Reference Office at the Alcuin Library (SJU). Students may submit up to three pieces unless it is a series which consists of more than 3 pieces. This contest is open to all CSB/SJUstudents, not just Art Majors!

Work in all two-dimensional and three-dimensional media will be accepted including but not necessarily limited to sculpture, painting, prints, drawings, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, video, computer or artist’s books. Work created in classes is certainly eligible. All work should be suitably framed (in whatever way the artist thinks is appropriate to the piece) and ready for hanging.

The artwork should be accompanied by a typed statement relating the intentions, motivations, or themes of the artist. The statement should be approximately 100 words. The awards have been increased this year; prizes include 1st place of $200, 2nd place of $150 and 3rd place of $100. The contest is sponsored by the Clemens Library of the College of Saint Benedict and the Alcuin Library of Saint John's University with the assistance of members of the CSB/SJU Art Faculty.

The work will be displayed in the Clemens Library from April 19 – May 10. For more information contact David Malone ( or 363-2127) or Norma Dickau ( or 363-5296).

All reasonable care and precaution will be taken in the handling, storing, and installing of the artworks submitted for this contest. Neither the Libraries nor the jury committee will be responsible for damage to works while in our possession. Submission to this contest shall imply agreement to all conditions of the contest.

An entry from can be found at or in the library.

-sg & dm

New docs -- WMD Strategy and Iraqi Perspectives

Just released from the US Government:

National Military Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction

More News Story

Iraqi Perspectives Project: A View of Operation Iraqi Freedom from Saddam's Senior Leadership

More News Story

Operation Iraqi Freedom: Three Year Anniversary - Progress Fact Sheet


New Movie Releases

Check out a few of these new titles that we have for our collection:

Reel Paradise
Brokeback Mountain
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Thin Red Line
Fatal Attraction
The Doom Generation
Be Cool
The Best of Friends
The Endless Summer