Wednesday, January 30, 2013

E-Mail, TXT or Ask Us!

From Google Image

Did you know you can e-mail or text your questions to a reference librarian? Well you can! Or just type your question in the Ask Us widget on the library's homepage. See our Ask A Librarian page for more information.

Don’t forget! We still like to see your face so set up a Research Appointment!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Read the Book - Watch the Movie

Read the Book:

For colored girls who have considered suicide, when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange

From Google Images
A "choreo-poem" reflecting the views of a black American woman about the women of her race. What's a "choreo-poem"? A choreopoem is a work that combines dance and poetry so that each complements the other in a highly dramatic way.

Watch the Movie:

For Colored Girls - Clemens Library -  PS3616.E795 F67 2011   


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cool Apps: Apps Gone Free

Apps Gone Free offer "great apps without spending a dime! Get high quality paid apps for free each day. Unlike other apps, we offer no paid listings - these are expert-picked top-ranked apps, for FREE!"


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blooms Taxonomy Apps

Blooms Taxonomy is an educational classification system developed by Benjamin Bloom in 1956. It is comprised of three main elements which include: (i) the affective domain; (ii) the psychomotor domain; and (iii) the cognitive domain.  Each domain is further broken down into levels of learning from the lowest to the highest. The affective domain has five levels that deal with the emotions of individuals and typically incorporate attitudes, emotions and feelings. The psychomotor domain primarily deals with an individual’s ability to manipulate a tool and focuses on changes in their behaviour or skills. The cognitive domain has six levels that deal with the individual’s ability to think through problems and focuses on their ability to comprehend, apply, analyse, synthesize and evaluate knowledge.

Here are apps that break down each level:creating, evaluating, analyzing, applying, understanding and remembering.


"Blooms Taxonomy." The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments. Oxford: CABI, 2008. Credo Reference. Web. 12 November 2012.

Friday, January 18, 2013

New Movie Titles

Clemens Library:



Alcuin Library:

Liberal Arts
The Men Next Door
Sleepwalk with Me
Surviving Progress
Premium Rush
The Room
Kamikaze Girls
Late Spring
Le Samourai
The Long Goodbye
The Story of Film:  An Odyssey
Justified: Season 3

Read the Book - Watch the Movie

Read the Book:

From Google Image
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

(From Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard—their secret hiding place—and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released.
Sixty Years Later: Sarah’s story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist investigating the roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own future.

Watch the Movie:

Sarah's Key - Alcuin Library 5933 


Monday, January 14, 2013

Films on Demand

Films On Demand has over 12,000 titles available to all CSB/SJU faculty and students to access on and off campus. For more information on Films On Demand and how to use it see the links to videos below.  For any questions or concerns, contact Adam Bauer 320-353-2118.

Want to learn more? Watch these videos:

What is Films on Demand? 
How to use Films on Demand

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


Cool App: HipGeo

HipGeo is a service that is one part blog and one part photo app. Using HipGeo's Android or iOS apps you can take pictures and instantly post them to your HipGeo account. HipGeo geolocates your images for you. Using HipGeo apps you can bundle your images together to make one geolocated presentation or you can simply display them as single blog entries.

(From Free Technology for Teachers)