Monday, November 26, 2012

Native American Heritage Month - Learn More

Not only does the library own books about Native American's but we also have several databases that will help tell their story (and also help with your research project!). Check out these databases to find information on Native Americans:

Scholarly Articles:
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  • America: History & Life
  • Project Muse
Newspaper Articles:
  • Historical New York Times
  • Early American Newspapers, Series I (1690-1876)
  • Washington Post - Historical Newspapers
Videos & Images:
  • American History in Video
  • AP Images
  • ArtStor
  • Minnesota Reflections
Not seeing what you want? Ask a Librarian!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Break -- Library Hours

Thanksgiving Break -- Library Hours

Tuesday, November 20 – Wednesday, November 21: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday, November 22 – Saturday, November 24: CLOSED
Sunday, November 25: 6pm – 12midnight

The BAC Music Library will close at 4:00pm Tuesday, November 20 and open for regular academic hours, Monday, November 26 at 9:00am.


Friday, November 16, 2012

New Movie Titles

Clemens Library:

Marina Abramovic, the Artist is Present
Moonrise Kingdom


Alcuin Library:

How I Met Your Mother Season 7
Bones Season 7
Dark Shadows
American Horror Story Season 1
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 2
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 3
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4
Dido and Aeneas
Mad Men Season 5
The Invisible War
Psych Season Six
Magic Mike

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Native American Heritage Month - Learn More

Check out these books either by or about famous Native Americans:

Off the reservation: reflections on boundary-busting, border-crossing loose canons by Paula Gunn Allen (Clemens Library PS3551.L397 O38 1998)
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American original: a life of Will Rogers by Ray Robinson (Alcuin Library PN2287.R74 R53 1996)

Tallchief: America’s prima ballerina  by Maria Tallchief with Rosemary Wells (Clemens Library GV1785.T32 A3 1999 Juvenile Collection)

I fought with Geronimo (Alcuin Library E99.A6 B42)

Life of Black Hawk, or Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak Dictated by himself ; edited with an introduction and notes by J. Gerald Kennedy (Clemens Library E83.83.B53 A3 2008)

The true story of Pocahontas: the other side of history by Linwood "Little Bear" Custalow and Angela L. Daniel "Silver Star" (Clemens Library E99.P85 P62 2007)

Cochise : the life and times of the great Apache chief  byPeter Aleshire (Clemens Library E99.A6 C569 2001)

Want another book? Ask a Librarian for help! 


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Read the Book - Watch the Movie

Read the Book:

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Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

John, a high school dropout, enlists in the Army not knowing what else to do with his life. While in the Army he meets Savannah, they fall in love and she awaits his return from the Army. After 9/11 John feels it's his duty to re-enlist. During their long separation Savannah falls in love and marries someone else.

Watch the Movie:

Dear John

Monday, November 12, 2012

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Cool App: Study Blue

Last fall StudyBlue introduced a free app for creating and studying flashcards on iPhones and Android phones. Today, they've released an updated iPad app. The free StudyBlue iPad app is optimized for tablet display.

The StudyBlue iPad app can be used to create flashcards in three ways. You can enter text, take a picture, or speak into the app. The app can be used by students to review their flashcards in a quiz style or by just flipping through their flashcards. And students can use the app to search for public sets of flashcards in the StudyBlue gallery. (From Free Technology for Teachers)


Tuesday, November 06, 2012


Not tomorrow! Or by phone! TODAY!

Where you can vote:

CSB campus and west of College Avenue: Kennedy Community School. Transportation will be provided from the HCC during polling hours (7am-8pm)

East of College Avenue: Community Fire Hall on 4th Avenue NE next to Casey's

SJU campus: Sexton Fireside Lounge

Learn more about the candidates at Election 2012.



Thursday, November 01, 2012

Information Literacy Faculty Award

The Library is dedicated to helping the students of the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University to become lifelong learners. We believe that helping students develop their information literacy skills during their college careers will benefit them in their graduate work, professional careers, and throughout their lives. Alcuin & Clemens Library would like to recognize faculty members who have notably contributed to promoting information literacy within the current academic year with an annual Information Literacy Faculty Award.

The winner of the award will receive:
  • $100 towards research expenses
  • Award recipient announced at the Academic Affairs Awards and Recognition Ceremony
  • A book selected by the recipient to be included in the library collection. The award recipient’s name will be included on nameplate in the book.
  • A plaque of recognition
2012 Winner: Ozzie Mayers

More information can be found here


Read the Book - Watch the Movie

Read the Book:

The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas by John Boyne

Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.
Watch the Movie (and bring a box of tissues):

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Native American Heritage Month -Learn More

"What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.

One of the very proponents of an American Indian Day was Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian, who was the director of the Museum of Arts and Science in Rochester, N.Y. He persuaded the Boy Scouts of America to set aside a day for the "First Americans" and for three years they adopted such a day. In 1915, the annual Congress of the American Indian Association meeting in Lawrence, Kans., formally approved a plan concerning American Indian Day. It directed its president, Rev. Sherman Coolidge, an Arapahoe, to call upon the country to observe such a day. Coolidge issued a proclamation on Sept. 28, 1915, which declared the second Saturday of each May as an American Indian Day and contained the first formal appeal for recognition of Indians as citizens." (From the Library of Congress)

Check out the book display at Clemens Library to learn more!

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