Thursday, April 26, 2007

New Movie Titles: April 27, 2007

In case you aren't going to Pinestock, here are a few movies to watch (again it is a long list!):

Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King
La Haine
The Simpsons: The complete ninth Season
De jà Vu
The Piano Turner of Earthquakes
Surf Ninjas
Evil Dead
Day of the Dead
Night of the Dead
Cube 2: Hypercube
Bandits (replacement)
Tears of the Black Tiger
Night at the Museum*
Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side)
The Queen
Smokin’ Aces
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple
Evil Dead 2
Dawn of the Dead
Land of the Dead
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

*Also available at Clemens Library


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Libraries Art Contest Show and Reception

Come see the 9th Annual Clemens Library Art Contest and Show. The show this year has many different types of work from jewelry to video. A reception with cookies and punch will be held from 4:00 – 5:00 April 26. All are welcome.

Questions? Contact David Malone at dmalone@csbsju.ed or x2127; or LeAnn Suchy at or x5296.


Friday, April 20, 2007

Earth Day, April 22, 2007

"Earth Day was first observed in Spring of 1970. An estimated 20 million people nationwide attended festivities out of which came the largest grassroots environmental movement in U.S. history, and the impetus for national legislation like the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. By the twentieth anniversary of that event, April 22, 1990, more than 200 million people in 141 countries participated in Earth Day celebrations." (Learn more at

Local Events:

St. Cloud State University is sponsoring the Earth Day Clean-up an event to help clean up the campus and surrounding areas.
St. Cloud is sponsoring the Earth Day Half Marathon.

Visit This site provides suggestions for reducing personal production of waste materials. "When you avoid making garbage in the first place, you don't have to worry about disposing of waste or recycling it later. Changing your habits is the key." Topics include office paper, composting, purchasing decisions, junk mail, transportation, holiday activities, and more. From the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

(Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index, LII.)


Tree City USA

"The Tree City USA program, sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities that more than 93 million Americans call home." The site features a list of participating cities and details about how a city can become a Tree City.

(Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index, LII)

(Internet Resources)

Personal Emissions Calculator

"Use this online calculator to obtain an estimate of your personal greenhouse gas emissions or your family's greenhouse gas emissions. Then move on to the next section of the calculator to explore actions you and/or your family can take to lower your emissions while reducing your energy and waste disposal costs." Areas covered include transportation, home energy use, and waste and recycling. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

(Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index, LII)

(Internet Resources)

New Movie Titles- April 20, 2007

Here is your list of movie titles for both Alcuin and Clemens Library:

Smiley’s People
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Werner Herzog & Klaus Kinski: A Film Legacy
American Cousins
The Mondo Cane Collection
Notes on a Scandal ~ Available at Clemens also
Freedom Writers ~ Available at Clemens also
The Last King of Scotland ~ Available at Clemens also
My Father the Genius
The History Boys
Verdict on Auschwitz
Off the Black
Le Petit Lieutenant
Aliens of the Deep


Friday, April 13, 2007

Global Integrity Report

(Internet Resources)

This organization provides "information on corruption and governance" for countries around the world. The site features the "Global Integrity Report," a "collection of original, in-depth national assessments combining journalistic reporting with 292 'Integrity Indicators' analyzing openness, governance, and anti-corruption mechanisms for a diverse collection of countries." Also includes individual country reports, links to news, and related material.

(Copyright © 2006, Librarians' Internet Index, LII.)


National Library Week, April 15-21, 2007

National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries, librarians and library workers and to promote library use and support.

Go to National Library Week to learn more!


New Movie Titles, April 13, 2007

New movie titles for this weekend (though the weather report is 50's so instead of watching a movie enjoy the sun!!):

Jeremiah Johnson
Without Limits
Purgatory House
Alone in the Wilderness
Survivorman Season 1
Entourage: Season Three Part 1
The Aura
Danielson: A Family Movie (Or Make a Joyful Noise, HERE)
Flannel Pajamas
La Mujer de mi Hermano (My Brothers Wife)
Into Great Silence


Monday, April 09, 2007

Have you done your taxes?

Taxes are due on April 15, 2007- only 7 days left! If you have questions or need help, check out these sites from the IRS:

Want to file free online? IRS: Free Online Filing - Whoever said there is no such thing as a free lunch may have been right. But for millions of eligible taxpayers, with an Adjusted Gross Income of $50,000 or less, there is Free File. Free File is online tax preparation and electronic filing through a partnership agreement between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, LLC. In other words, you can

IRS: Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to the Internal Revenue Service's general questions and answers
section. Each year we update the answers to reflect the latest changes
in tax regulations. These questions and answers came from taxpayers
like you. Related site: IRS Home Page.

Need the forms so you can begin your taxes? Check here for Tax Forms. It includes links not only for federal forms but also for Minnesota, and other states.


New Movie Titles, April 6, 2007

Here are the latest arrivals ready to be viewed over Easter break! (PS- The list is long!)

On Native Soil
The Return
The Queen’s Sister
Like Father Like Son
Everybody Says I’m Fine
The Goonies’
Grandma’s Boy
The Perfect Game
Worried Sick
Chimp Minds
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Screaming Masterpiece
Why Should the Devil Have all the Good Music
Scrubs: The Complete Third Season
Scrubs: The Complete Fourth Season
Darfur Diaries
We Are Dad
Twin Peaks : The Second Season
Aura Borealis
Copying Beethoven
Death of a President
Woman is the Future of Man
The Good Shepard
Charlotte’s Web
Color Me Kubrick
One Bright Shining Moment
The Bridesmaid
End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones
My Sister Maria
Happy Feet
The Cave of the Yellow Dog
How I met Your Mother
An American Haunting
The Nativity Story
The Notebook


Thursday, April 05, 2007

25 Trends that Changed America

(Internet Resources)

In a recent article, USA Today outlined the top 25 Trends that Changed America. A few of the changes that made the list: diversity, global warming, obesity crisis, and college stress grows.

What do you think? Have you seen other trends emerge that should have been on the list?


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Music Online [trial]

Alexander Street Press' Music Online consists of three different musical databases. We have a trial for 30 days.

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

username: SaintBenedict2
password: lauda

African American Song

username: SaintBenedict
password: funk

Classical Music Library

username: SaintBenedict3
password: holiday

Compare this with the Naxos Music Library and let us know which you prefer!


Associate Press Images [trial]

We have a trial from April 2 - 30 of the Associated Press Image database:

Associated Press Images Database is a research database of every news event covered by the Associated Press for the last 150 years. AP Images contains over 3 million news photographs from the 1840's through today, with more than 3,000 photos being added on a daily basis. Additionally, users can search through over 50,000 graphics, including maps, timelines, logos and graphs. Subscribers have unlimited access to this unique resource 24/7 from their institution as well as remote locations. All content from AP Images may be downloaded and used for educational purposes with a subscription; however, trial accounts do not have download capability.


Monday, April 02, 2007

Alcuin and Clemens Reads

Check out the latest offerings of fiction and non-fiction books available on each campus by looking at Alcuin and Clemens Reads! Don't spend all of Easter break working on your papers, take some time for yourself and enjoy a book!