Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Spring Break -- Library Hours

Spring Break -- Library Hours

Friday, March 2: 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday, March 3 - Sunday, March 4: CLOSED
Monday, March 5 - Friday, March 9: 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday, March 10: CLOSED
Sunday, March 11: 6:00pm-12midnight

The BAC Music Library will close at 4:00pm Friday, March 2nd and open for regular academic hours, Monday, March 12th at 9:00am.


-sg

Renew Your Books Online!


Hey, did you know you can renew your books, DVD's and items loaned from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan)* online?.

Learn more here.

Need more help? Ask a Librarian!

* Materials borrowed from other libraries need to be renewed prior to the due date to ensure ample time for the borrowing institution to respond to the request. Not all renewal requests are extended, so you need to continue to check Your Borrowing Record to see if your request has been accepted.

-sg

Monday, February 27, 2012

Borrow an iPad!


The Libraries now each have an iPad available for checkout. Stop at either Circulation Desk to check one out for a day. Here are a few of the apps and iBooks currently on our iPads.

Apps on the iPads
• BBC News
• GoogleEarth
• NYTimes
• Solitaire
• Pandora Radio
• Pocket Frogs
• iTranslate for iPad

iBooks

• Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
• The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
• Don't Blink - James Patterson and Howard Roughan
• Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
• The Best American Humorous Short Stories – Mark Twain, O. Henry
• iPad User Guide

Friday, February 24, 2012

New Movie Titles

Clemens Library:

THE NAMES OF LOVE
CROSSING ARIZONA
THE LIE
ANOTHER HAPPY DAY
RESTLESS
THE WHISTLEBLOWER
IN TIME
Thrive – What on Earth Will It Take?
The Twilight saga Break Dawn Part 1
The Elephant in the living room
Take Shelter
Woody Allen: A Documentary
American Teacher
The Rum Diary

Alcuin Library:

Modern Family Season 2
The Thing
The Big Year
Revenge of the Electric Car
Doctor Who A Christmas Carol
Drive
The Names of love
Crossing Arizona
Another Happy Day
The Lie
Restless
The Whistleblower
Rum Diary
American Teacher
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 1
The Elephant in the Living Room
Take Shelter
Woody Allen: A Documentary
Antichrist
The Man from London
Elevate
ESPN 30 for 30: The Two Escobars
Doctor Who: The Doctor the Window and the Wardrobe
Knuckle
Downton Abbey Season 2

Monday, February 20, 2012

Do you know...?

If that Internet source is credible? Learn more by watching this short video!




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Database Spotlight: Minnesota Reflections


Minnesota Reflections brings you more than 80,000 images, maps and documents from more than 125 of the state's cultural heritage organizations. This site offers resources on Minnesota's history and geography for researchers, educators, students, and the public. We add collections and items throughout the year so check back often.

Some collections:



-sg

Friday, February 17, 2012

Cool Tools: PrintFriendly


"Web pages usually look terrible when printed, and waste tons of paper and ink. It's bad for your wallet and the environment.PrintFriendly cleans and formats web pages for perfect print experience. PrintFriendly removes Ads, Navigation and web page junk, so you save paper and ink when you print. It's free and easy to use."



-sg

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Red Carpet Movie Trivia!

The library has a lot of Oscar-nominated films in our DVD collection. Have any idea what movies these are from?










If you do, you might do really well at the library's Red Carpet Movie Trivia! Come into the library and fill out your best guesses on this year's Oscars ballot and you could win movie theater gift certificates and goodie basket.


-sg

Monday, February 13, 2012

New Movie Titles

Alcuin Library:

Real Steel
Final Destination 5
Blackthorn
Pelle the Conqueror
Fanboys
Warrior
Supernatural Season 6
From Prada to Nada
Burke and Hare
Dolphin Tale
Toast
The Mill and the Cross
Straw Dogs
Margin Call
Glee the Concert
King Solomon’s Mines
Paranormal Activity 3
50/50

Clemens Library:

BURKE& HARE
DOLPHIN TALE
FROM PRADA TO NADA
GLEE THE CONCERT
KING SOLOMON’S MINES
MARGIN CALL
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3
THE CODES OF GENDER
THE MILL& THE CROSS
TOAST
STRAW DOGS
50/50


-sg

Monday, February 06, 2012

Want history of CSB/SJU? Visit the Archives!

Are there ghosts on campus? Did dances really take place in the dungeon? When were women allowed to take classes at SJU? Learn the answers to these questions and much more when you visit the St. John's University and College of St. Benedict Archives. Digitized copies of the Record, timelines, photos, maps and much more can be found in the Archives! Stop by today!

(1938 SJU Football Team)


-sg

Friday, February 03, 2012

New Movie Titles

Alcuin Library:

Twisted Logic
America in Primetime
Thurgood
Mysteries of Lisbon
Blood and Oil
ArrĂ¡ncame la vida
Midnight in Paris
This Land is our land
Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes
Shop "til you drop
Luther
New York
A History of Britain The Complete Collection

Clemens Library:

Abduction
Arrancame La Vida
Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes
Midnight in Paris
A Panel on the Human Voice
Speaking and Singing on Stage
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Therapy for Singers
This Land is Our Land
United Red Arm

Trial: Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest



The library is running a trial to a new database from Adam Matthew Group called "Rock and Roll, Counterculture, Peace and Protest." This database is available at

http://www.rockandroll.amdigital.co.uk/

The trial runs for four weeks from today. Download options are not available as part of the trial.


Here's the publisher's description of the database:

Music, Politics, Fashion, Youth Culture - the period from 1950 to 1975 witnessed dramatic changes in society.

From the austerity of the 1950s to the excess of the 1970s, discover the period through a wealth of printed and manuscript sources, visual material, ephemera and video clips.

By focusing on substantial collections of original archival material - manuscript, typescript and ephemera, from key libraries in Britain and America, Rock and Roll provides the primary sources that will enable students and scholars to examine key issues and events of the period, including:


  • Changing Lifestyles, 1950-1975
  • Youth Culture
  • Student Protests across Europe and the US
  • Mai ‘68
  • Popular Culture; TV; Music; Movies
  • Book, Magazine and Film Censorship
  • Civil Rights; Women’s Liberation; Minority Groups
  • The Space Race
  • Consumerism; Credit Cards; Computers
  • The Vietnam conflict
  • Nuclear Disarmament



The collection includes:

  • A wide range of Printed and Manuscript material - pamphlets, letters, government files, and eye witness accounts covering key events of the period
  • The renowned Social Protest Collection from University of California, Berkeley
  • A wide range of Underground magazines including OZ and IT; as well as an impressive collection of American fanzines and alternative press titles from Bowling Green State University
  • Striking visual material - thousands of indexed photographs depicting the people and events of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s
  • Ephemera and Memorabilia - posters, pins and artifacts
  • Video - a collection of carefully selected video footage that brings the sights and sounds of the period to life!
Let us know what you think.

--DW