Friday, August 31, 2012

New DVD Titles (Pt. 1)

Listed below are DVD's purchased over the summer months. Check out the DVD Browser to see our other summer purchases.

New DVD Titles:


Jean Cocteau Blood of a Poet
Yesterday
Planeat
Return
Albatross            
Crime after Crime
Grave of the Fireflies
Le Grand Voyage            
Motivation Breakthrough            
Madame Brouette
Inch’ Allah Dimanche
My Best Friend
100% Arabica
Happy
Expressions
How to Start a Revolution
SIXTH SENSE, THE
JOYFUL NOISE
DOING TIME, DOING VIPASSANA
DHAMMA BROTHERS, THE
“HOWO’S DINNER PARTY: THE NEW FACE OF SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY”
NEW YEAR’S EVE
SACRIFICE, THE
RECONCILIATION: MANDELA’S MIRACLE
WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED: AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCHES IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA
EARLY CHRISTIANS, THE
AND THEY’RE OFF
ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, THE
VOW, THE
Return
Albatross
Crime After Crime
The Motivation Breakthrough
Inch Allah Dimanche
100% Arabica
My Best Friend
Madame Brouette
Le Grand Voyage
PlanEat
Daughter from Danang
Chuck Season 5
Haywire
Habemus Papam
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
Little Women (1978)
Breaking Bad  Season 3
Mr. Nobody
Norwegian Wood
American Radical
True Blood Season 4
Treme  Season 1
Treme Season 2
Rampart
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Goon
The Grey
My Perestroika
Coriolanus
Red Tails
BURN
YOUSSOU N'DOUR: I BRING WHAT I LOVE
A PEACE OF BREAD

-sg

Changing Majors?

If you are thinking about changing your major read this article first by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Timing is everything!


-sg

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Resources: Fall 2012

This fall we have a few new resources from the Library and Media Services.
 
The first two on this list are truly transformational for our institutions, representing a major step into the new technologies of streaming video and ebooks.   We are especially interested in learning about how students and faculty are utilizing this new generation of resources and are seeking feedback on what works and what needs improvement.

Master Academic Collection Over 12,000 streaming videos are available to all CSB/SJU faculty and students to access on and off campus.
  


Academic Complete  78,000+ ebooks from a wide variety of academic disciplines, all available as multi-user titles.  We also have 27,000+ titles that are available in a demand-driven model.  


 


Opposing Viewpoints in Context  14,000 pro/con essays, 5,500 topic overviews, 5 million periodical articles, all around today’s hottest social issues.

 



Global Issues in Context  Looking at issues from outside the United States, this database gathers a world of viewpoints through various country portals.
 
 
 
 

Meet our NEW Librarian: Jonathan Carlson

Meet our new Science Librarian: Jonathan Carlson.  He is the liaison librarian to Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Mathematics and Physics.

We asked him a few questions, and this is what he shared!


1)     What was your favorite food when you were a child?
I’m told my favorite baby food was beets.  (And that I would fall asleep in my high chair and still keep eating.)
2)      What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Don't worry about what you will do next. If you take one step with all the knowledge you have, there is usually just enough light shining to show you the next step.” ~Mardy Murie~  I live by this quote.  If not for this quote, and Terry Tempest Williams sharing it in her book The Open Space of Democracy I wouldn’t be where I am today.  It helped to guide me through my time in Lutheran Volunteer Corps at Open Arms of Minnesota and doing environmental education in Tanzania through Peace Corps.  And it has guided me here, to my job as science librarian at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University.
3)      What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Cleaning the cage of my Congo African Grey parrot, Enoch.
4)      If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I’d love to be able to speak all the languages in the world.  A language tells you a lot about a culture and I love learning about other cultures.
5)      What do you want to be when you grow up?
Does this mean that I actually have to grow up some day?
6)      What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Living in Tanzania for 9 months in Peace Corps and sharing my two-room mud brick house (without water or electricity) with mice, rats, skinks, a bat, a couple venomous snakes, scorpions, spiders, cock roaches, termites, earwigs, and giant millipedes. (Though I liked the hedgehog that was in my backyard one night, the love birds that perched on my roof on occasion, and listening to the hyenas as I was falling asleep. The people of Tanzania were also generously kind and accommodating.)
7)      When was the last time you were nervous?
When I interviewed for this position in April.
8)      At what age did you become an adult?
Legally? When I turned 18.

Contact Jonathan at jcarlson@csbsju.edu when you need help with your research.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Starter Kit: How to Outfit Your iPad

Wonder what you should have on your iPad? This article from the Atlantic entitled, "Starter Kit: How to Outfit Your iPad Like an Ivy League Scholar" will help get you started!


-sg



Cool Tool: Astrid

Astrid is a to-do list management service that functions on the web, on Android devices, and on iOS devices. To get started using Astrid you can register with a Google account, Facebook account, or you can register for an Astrid account.

Once you're registered you can start creating lists of tasks to complete. Astrid provides four default list categories but you can add more if you like. Each task that you enter can be assigned a due date. Astrid can be used collaboratively. If so desire you can share your task lists with others in Astrid. (From Free Technology for Teachers)


-sg

Monday, August 20, 2012

Trial: ABC-CLIO

We're running a trial from 08/20/2012 - 10/19/2012 for a number of ABC-CLIO databases:

User Logins:
Enter UserName: dwuolu@csbsju.edu
Enter Password: iyzwtuk

 
Trial database: African American Experience (Academic)
To Access Go To: http://africanamerican2.abc-clio.com
 

Trial database: American Government (Academic)
To Access Go To: http://americangovernment2.abc-clio.com

Trial database: American History (Academic)
To Access Go To: http://americanhistory2.abc-clio.com 


Trial database: American Indian Experience (Academic)
To Access Go To: http://americanindian2.abc-clio.com

Trial database: Daily Life through History (Academic)
To Access Go To: http://dailylife2.abc-clio.com

Trial database: Issues: Controversy and Society (Academic)
To Access Go To: http://issues2.abc-clio.com

Trial database: Latino American Experience (Academic)
To Access Go To: http://latinoamerican2.abc-clio.com

Trial database: Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas (Academic)
To Access Go To: http://popculture2.abc-clio.com

Trial database: World at War: Conflict and Society (Academic)
To Access Go To: http://worldatwar2.abc-clio.com

Trial database: World Geography: Understanding a Changing World (Academic)
To Access Go To: http://worldgeography2.abc-clio.com

Trial database: World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras (Academic)
To Access Go To: http://ancienthistory2.abc-clio.com

Trial database: World History: The Modern Era (Academic)
To Access Go To: http://worldhistory2.abc-clio.com

Trial database: World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy (Academic)
To Access Go To: http://religion2.abc-clio.com


--DW