Thursday, January 31, 2008

New Movie Titles - Week of Feb. 1, 2008

New movie titles available for check out at Alcuin Library are:

El Cid
The Nines
Cannibal the Musical
On the Muscle
Everest Beyond the Limit
Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq
Pixar Short Films Collection
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Ballot Measure 9
Discovering Cinema
The Crown Prince
The Short Life of Jose Antonio Gutierrez
Hitler: The Rise of Evil
Brooklyn Matters
Black Fox: The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler
Our Hitler: A Film from Germany

Remember to check out the DVD Browser to find reviews from IMDb and the CSB/SJU community!


New Movie Titles: Clemens Library

Here are a few new movie titles for Clemens Library plus a new Book on CD!

New Movie Titles:

Andy Warhol
Soul Searching
Vietnam Nurses
Joan of Arcadia Season 2.
Veer Zaara
Dil To Pagal Hai

New Book on CD:


Remember to check out the DVD Browser to find reviews from IMDb and the CSB/SJU community!


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Warm up with a good book!

Check out the latest Alcuin Reads display on the library's Flickr account!

We all need a good book to curl up with when it's so cold outside, right? So, check out the display to find one! Just move your mouse over the books to read about them and find a link to our catalog.

Check out the older Alcuin Reads and Clemens Reads displays while you're there, too!

Friday, January 25, 2008

New Movie Titles - Week of Jan. 25, 2008

Check out these new movie titles that were added this week at Alcuin Library:

The Game Plan
This Sporting Life
Oswald’s Ghost
The Hunting Party
The Red Badge of Courage
Flock of Dodos
Czech Dream
3:10 to Yuma
South Park: The Complete Season 1
Golden Door
Smiley Face


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Candidates on YouTube: You Choose '08

Compilation of videos featuring the 2008 U.S. presidential election candidates. Browse by candidate and by issues such as health care, energy, and the economy. Also includes videos of user-submitted ideas, opinions, and questions for the candidates. From YouTube.

(Copyright © 2008, Librarians' Internet Index, LII)

Staff Picks

Recycle Your Cell Phone

Background and details about this U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiative, launched in early 2008, to encourage cell phone recycling. "[D]espite the large number of programs, most consumers still do not know where or how they can recycle their cell phones. Consequently, less than 20 percent of unwanted cell phones are recycled each year." Includes a fact sheet and podcast, places to drop off and mail in cell phones, and related material. From the EPA.

(Copyright © 2008, Librarians' Internet Index, LII)

Staff Picks

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Winter's Interlude - Tomorrow Night!

On January 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Clemens Library there will be a special event with Minnesota Book Award (for fine press books) winner Jim Moore. If you like books and are interested in the future of books, you should find this event satisfying.

Books contain texts and images and sometimes, especially in the hands of artists, they become something other than what we might think. You are invited to hear Jim Moore talk about his book and artistic collaboration for What It’s Like Here; also, an energetic panel made up of CSB/SJU faculty members Rachel Melis and Elaine Rutherford and CSB/SJU students Anna Boyer and Steven Lemke will consider their interests in the book form as artistic enterprise. You will also see some original artists’ books and broadsides which begin the development of a collection of artists’ books and broadsides at the Clemens Library.

Please come and enjoy refreshments, stimulating conversation and thoughtful reflection on the book form.


Friday, January 18, 2008

New Movie Titles - Week of Jan. 18, 2008

If you'd like to rate the movies, give comments or find a review to these new titles, check out the DVD Browser!

New Titles for Alcuin Library:

Something Like Happiness
Vanya on 42
Toy Story
Almanac of Fall
That 70’s Show: Season 1
Superman: Doomsday
Brooklyn Rules
Nearing Grace
Shanghai Kiss


Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Reference Hours!

Last semester many of you filled out the Library Research Assistance Survey and gave us good feedback on how we can improve our library services. We listened and have now extended our reference coverage to include 4:30-6:30pm, Monday – Wednesday at Clemens Library. We hope this helps you with your research needs.

Reference Hours

Monday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. (4:30 – 6:30pm Clemens only);
Ask Us! Available from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. (4:30 – 6:30pm Clemens only);
Ask Us! Available from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. (4:30 – 6:30pm Clemens only);
Ask Us! Available from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ;
Ask Us! Available from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
Ask Us! Available from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 1 - 4:30 p.m. at Alcuin only;
6:30 - 10 p.m. at Clemens only;
Ask Us! available during 1-4:30 p.m. and 6:30-10 p.m.

Need Help? Ask a Librarian!
Let us be your search engine!

Staff Picks

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Librarian's Choice: Einstein, His Life & Universe

I held off reading this biography of Einstein by Walter Isaacson because I was sure I wouldn't understand the science. Well, I didn't, but I wasn't bored for a minute. To the contrary, I found Isaacson's descriptions of Einsteins's theories both inspiring and mind-expanding even if I didn't fully comprehend them. Isaacson also chronicles Einstein's life and times with great care. I was fascinated by the breadth of Einstein's interests and moved by his humanity. The book is very well written and ably read in the audio version by Edward Herrmann. It's available in Clemens Library: QC16.E5 I76 2007M.

- Tom Nichol

Monday, January 07, 2008

New Books on CD at Clemens Library

The following new Books on CD can be found at Clemens Library:

The Razor’s Edge
Crashing Through
The Places In Between
Faceless Killers
The Master
The Secret Man
The Black Monk

See what else we have available at:

Staff Picks

New Movie Titles - Week of Jan. 7, 2008

Check out the DVD Browser to find out how these movies rate with others in the CSB/SJU community; to find a review of the movie on IMDb; and start a discussion on the wiki!

For Alcuin Library:

Blade Runner: The Final Cut
The Simpsons Movie
Balls of fury
A Summer Place
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Will Winton’s Claymation Christmas
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Illegal Tender
Mantando Cabos
Special Circumstances
The Devil Came on Horseback
Eastern Promises
Deep Water
The Ref
The River
The Rocket
The Heartbreak Kid
The Kingdom
Down Periscope
Whose Line is it Anyway? Season 1 & 2 (British version)
Samurai Jack: Seasons 1-2-3
Everything’s Cool
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Stella: Season 1
Shoot ‘em Up
Angel: Season 1-5
Rush Hour 3

For Clemens Library:

No Sweat
High School Musical 2
Entertaining Angels
Coyote Ugly


Religion and Politics '08

Public opinion, analysis, and other documents concerning religion in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections. Some of the issues discussed include candidate preferences of various religious groups, evolution, abortion, and social-issue voters. Provides profiles of candidates, and candidate view comparisons for issues such as church and state, faith-based initiatives, and stem cell research. From the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

(Copyright © 2008, Librarians' Internet Index, LII)

Staff Picks


DocuTicker offers a hand-picked selection of resources, reports and publications from government agencies, NGOs, think tanks and other public interest organizations. Visit daily for the latest updates, or subscribe to our RSS feed. DocuTicker also publishes a free weekly e-mail newsletter highlighting recent posts.

Some recent reports:

Poverty in Scotland
HIV/AIDS — Public Policy and the Challenge of Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases
Drinking places: Where people drink and why
USA — Breaking a lethal habit: A look back at the death penalty in 2007

(Internet Resources)