Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Los Angeles Times

The library has purchased a digital archive of the Los Angeles Times, 1881-1989 from ProQuest. 

Los Angeles Times
Balancing out our other historical newspaper collections (see this newspaper will present a different perspective on the 20th century and should be quite useful as a primary source.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!


New Movie Titles

Clemens Library:




Alcuin Library:

The Perks of being a Wallflower
IKE:  Countdown to D-Day
Rain in a Dry Land
Cell 211(Spanish)
The Kid with a Bike(French)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Read the Book - Watch the Movie

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Read the Book:

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner, Chuck Aule, come to Shutter Island's Ashcliffe Hospital in search of an escaped mental patient, but uncover true wickedness as Ashcliffe's mysterious patient treatments propel them to the brink of insanity.
Watch the Movie:
Shutter Island - Alcuin Library 5276 


Monday, February 25, 2013

Oscar Contest Winners!

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Congratulations to Jessi Alkire and Wade Kohls for winning the Oscar Contest at Clemens & Alcuin Library! They predicted the winners from last night and won some great prizes! Thanks to everyone who entered! Happy Movie Watching!

Black History Month - Learn More

The libraries has many books, DVDs and articles about famous and infamous African Americans. Try searching:

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Need more help? Ask a Librarian


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


Friday, February 22, 2013


The library has purchased a digital collection of broad interest to history and political science.

• Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports (1972-1996)

The Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report has been the United States' principal historical record of political open source intelligence for nearly 70 years. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories.

This year we purchased the more recent archive covering the eventful years of 1972-1996.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Library Hours - Long Weekend

Library Hours - Long Weekend

Wednesday, February 20th – Friday, February 22nd: 8:00am – 4:30pm.
Saturday, February 23rd: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday, February 24th: 6:00pm – 12 Midnight

The BAC Music Library will be closed.

Renew your books online!

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Did you know you can renew your books online? Go to Your Borrowing Record (see steps below) to view and renew items you have checked out like your books, DVD's and items loaned from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan)*. View a tutorial here.

Steps to Your Borrowing Record:

1) From the library home page, click on "View Your Borrowing Record" (under the heading "How Do I...")
2) Username is your Banner # and your Password is your last name.

It's easy to do! Ask a Librarian if you need help.

* 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.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Black History Month - Learn More

Watch these documentaries available at either Alcuin or Clemens Library to learn more about African American's history:

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975: a documentary in 9 chapters 
African American Lives
American Experience/Freedom Riders 
4 Little Girls
King: Go beyond the dream to discover the man
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Facing Ali
Little Rock Central: 50 years later

Want more: Do a search in WorldCat Local for "african american history" and limit the results to DVDs.


Oscar Contest!!

Can you name who will take home an Oscar this year? Then stop by either Clemens or Alcuin Library and give us your predictions! Prizes given to two students who are the most accurate with their choices!

Entries must be in by Feb. 20th. Winners will be notified by email on Monday, Feb. 25th.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

New Movie Titles

Clemens Library:


Alcuin Library:

Paul and Virginie(French)
Somewhere Between
Californication Season 5
Searching for Sugar Man
The Well-Digger’s Daughter
Cuban Missile Crisis; Three Men go to War
The Paperboy 
A Late Quartet
Side by Side
Western and Eastern Philosophy