Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New Movie Titles- May 27, 2008

Here are the latest titles for Alcuin Library:

The Job: The Complete Series
Mad Max
Pearl Diver
Lost in Beijing
I’m Still Here
Fireworks Wednesday
Call Me Troy
Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show
The Walker
Raining Stones
Georges Melies: First Wizard of Cinema


Free Foreign Language Courses

"Did you know that you can access free foreign language courses online? The Foreign Service Institute offers a variety of learning materials for a range of languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. Whether you’re moving or traveling to a foreign country--or simply enjoy the challenge of learning a new language--take advantage of this resource."

From USA.gov.


New Website for Students Abroad

Check out USA.gov's link to a new website for students living and traveling abroad. This U.S. State Department website provides country-specific information, tips for safe travel, health information, and much more!


Thursday, May 22, 2008

I-35W Bridge Report Released

The Investigative report to Joint Committee to Investigate the I-35W Bridge Collapse, by the Gray, Plant, Mooty law firm, was released this morning at a hearing of the Joint Committee to Investigate the Bridge Collapse. A press release issued in December explains the purpose of this report. Additional links to bridge collapse information are found on the MN Legislative Library's Minneapolis Interstate 35W Bridge Collapse issue guide.

The report is linked to the MN Legislative Reference Library's catalog:


Monday, May 19, 2008

New Movie Titles, May 16, 2008

Here is a list of titles available for check-out at Alcuin Library:

The Simpsons: The Complete Tenth Season
The Eighth Color of the Rainbow
Justice League: The New Frontier
The Simpsons: The Complete Tenth Season
Vows of Silence
I’m Not There
Rescue Me: The Complete First Season
Miracle Planet
The Marx Brothers: Silver Screen Collection
In This House of Brede
Youth without Youth
The Architects


Monday, May 12, 2008

New Movie Titles - May 9, 2008

A few days late...here is what is available at Alcuin Library for check-out:

Noah’s Arc: The Complete Second Season
The Business of Being Born
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection, Vol. 2
Blade Runner (Four disc collector’s edition)
A Collection of 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
Puedo Hablar: May I Speak?


Library Interviews: Drew Madson

Kathy Parker talks with Drew Madson, a senior English major and independent student filmmaker, about his work. This month Drew won the Clemens Library Art Contest for the second year in a row. His prize-winning film, "Andrew and Adnan," uses animation to explore two boys' experience of war. Listen to the interview at:


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Library Interviews: Tom Sibley

The latest in the Libraries’ podcast series is now online. Prof. Tom Sibley talks about proofs, problems, and poetry in mathematics.


Next up will be an interview with senior Drew Madson, winner of the Clemens Art Contest.

To see our entire list of podcast interviews, go to our feed at feed://podcasts.csbsju.edu/library/libread.rss.


Friday, May 02, 2008

Library Hours - Final Exams

The Library will be open the following hours during the week of May 5-11:

Tuesday, May 6 (Study Day) 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 7 (Exams) 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 8 (Exams) 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Friday, May 9 (Exams) 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 10 (Clemens) 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 11 (Alcuin) 11:30 a.m. - 1: 30 p.m.

Starting on May 12, the library's will be open from 8am-4:30pm.

For a complete list of our summer hours, go to http://www.csbsju.edu/library/about/calendar.htm.

Happy Summer!


News from the Library Director: READ

You've seen READ posters from the Libraries posted around the Saint Ben's and Saint John's campuses. From presidents and professors to chefs and bus drivers and students of every discipline, everyone reads. Reading is essential not only to completing coursework and studying for exams, but for personal enrichment and informed decision-making of all kinds. As you finish the semester and move into summer activities, I encourage you to challenge yourself with reading a little more, and a little more broadly than last year. Sure, I want you to enjoy a thriller on the beach or a mystery novel on the airplane. But try something outside your usual choices as well -- maybe a book about the environment (I recommend Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert); or a history book (how about Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin); or even some recollections of the Minneapolis music scene (Jim Walsh's The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting). Just ask if you'd like more recommendations. The Libraries extend book loans over the whole summer, so stop by and grab a few titles to tuck in your suitcase. And send us a picture -- we'd love to see photos of our readers in action. Happy Summer Reading!

Avoid Library Fines - Return Your Books!

Avoid library fines by returning all library items before leaving for break! All library books for undergraduate and grad students are due on Friday, May 9, 2008. Replacement costs will be billed for any material not returned.
If you would like to have your due dates extended into the summer just ask at the Circulation desks or give us a call. You will be able to renew starting on May 9th.

Click here for help: http://www.csbsju.edu/library/services/circ.htm#renewing

Faculty and Staff can now renew books for a 6/1/2009 due date.

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact the Circulation Offices at 363-5604 (CSB) or 363-2120 (SJU).


New Movie Titles - May 2, 2008

Here are the selections for Alcuin Library:

Noah’s Arc Season 1
The Golden Compass
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
CSI: The Seventh Season
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
Amar te Duele
Richie Rich
Major League
Sierra Club Chronicles: Season One
A Room with a View (Masterpiece Theater)
Kindergarten Cop
Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Clemens Library:

The Savages
Hannah Takes The Stairs
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 6