Thursday, February 27, 2014

Renew your materials 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)*.

Watch this quick tutorial

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.

Steps to Your Borrowing Record:

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

Happy Birthday Mister Rogers!

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Mister Rogers would have been 86 years old today! He taught many of us so many things: sharing, being nice to others. He wanted to teach children to love themselves and others, and he addressed common childhood fears with comforting songs and skits.

The library has several books about or by Mister Rogers:

The World According to Mister Rogers - Clemens Library (BJ1581.2 .R635 2003)
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Children, Television and Fred Rogers - Clemens Library (PN1992.4.R56 M57 1996)
The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers - Clemens Library (PN1992.4.R56 H66 2005)
Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor - Clemens Library ( DVD PN1992.4.R56 F74 2003)

Find more about Mister Rogers here.

"Won't you be my neighbor?"

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Library Hours – Spring Break

Library Hours – Spring Break

Friday, February 28: 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday, March 1 - Sunday, March 2: CLOSED
Monday, March 3 - Friday, March 7: 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday, March 8: CLOSED
Sunday, March 9: 6:00pm-12 midnight

The BAC Music Library will close at 4:00pm Friday, February 28 and open for regular academic hours Monday, March 10 at 9:00am.

Red Carpet Movie Trivia!

The library has a lot of Oscar-nominated films in our DVD collection. Come into the library and check them out! While there fill out your best guesses on this year's Oscars ballot and you could win movie theater gift certificates and goodie basket. Contest ends Friday, Feb. 28th!

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How do I Access Databases Off-Campus?

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Spring break is rapidly approaching and you still may want to work on your research paper from home (why do I hear people laughing?!). Okay, for those that might need to work over break, you do have access to all our databases from off campus.

When linking to a subscription service (Databases A-Z) from the CSB/SJU Library site from off campus, you will be directed to an authentication screen and prompted for your CSB/SJU network username and password. This log-on is required only once during each online session, no matter how many resources are used. Learn more here.

If you have any questions, Ask a Librarian.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Think you know Oscar?

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 (movie tickets! candy! popcorn!)  given to two students who are the most accurate with their choices!

Entries must be in by Feb. 28. Winners will be notified by email on Monday, March 10.

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Featured ebook of the week!

"Condom Nation: The U.S. Government's Sex Education Campaign from World War I to the Internet"

This history of the U.S. Public Health Service's efforts to educate Americans about sex makes clear why federally funded sex education has been haphazard, ad hoc, and often ineffectual.
Since launching its first sex ed program during World War I, the Public Health Service has dominated federal sex education efforts. Alexandra M. Lord draws on medical research, news reports, the expansive records of the Public Health Service, and interviews with former surgeons general to examine these efforts, from early initiatives through the administration of George W. Bush.
Giving equal voice to many groups in America—middle class, working class, black, white, urban, rural, Christian and non-Christian, scientist and theologian—Lord explores how federal officials struggled to create sex education programs that balanced cultural and public health concerns. She details how the Public Health Service left an indelible mark on federally and privately funded sex education programs through partnerships and initiatives with community organizations, public schools, foundations, corporations, and religious groups. In the process, Lord explains how tensions among these organizations and local, state, and federal officials often exacerbated existing controversies about sexual behavior. She also discusses why the Public Health Service's promotional tactics sometimes inadvertently fueled public fears about the federal government’s goals in promoting, or not promoting, sex education.
This thoroughly documented and compelling history of the U.S. Public Health Service's involvement in sex education provides new insights into one of the most contested subjects in America.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Need Research Help?

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"I was completely panic stricken as to where to begin my research paper. The reference librarians were great in directing me to the right database to find articles!" - Bennie

"I thought my head was going to explode because I couldn't remember how to create my bibliography page from RefWorks, and my paper was due in 1 hour! I asked a librarian, and she had it created for me in less than 5 minutes which allowed me plenty of time to proofread it and get an A+. Thanks reference librarians!" - Johnnie

Librarians are available if you need help with your research! We are here to help you find high-quality scholarly material and any questions you may have. Stop by either libraries and ask for us! Or set up an Research Appointment. Don't panic! Get help at Clemens and Alcuin Library!

Monday, February 17, 2014

"Sex Fiends, Perverts, and Pedophiles: Understanding Sex Crime Policy in America"

From Megan’s Law to Jessica’s Law, almost every state in the nation has passed some law to punish sex offenders. This popular tough-on-crime legislation is often written after highly-publicized cases have made the gruesome rounds through the media, and usually features harsh sentences, lifetime GPS monitoring, a dramatic expansion of the civil commitment procedures, and severe restrictions on where released sex offenders may live. In Sex Fiends, Perverts, and Pedophiles, Chrysanthi Leon argues that, while the singular notion of the sexual boogeyman has been used to justify these harsh policies, not all sex offenders are the same and such ‘one size fits all’ policies can unfairly punish other offenders of lesser crimes, needlessly targeting, sometimes ostracizing, citizens from their own communities.
While many recognize that prison is not the right tool for every crime problem, Leon compellingly argues that the U.S. maintains a one-size-fits-all approach to sexual offending which is undermining public safety. Leon explains how we’ve reached this point—with a large incarcerated sex offender population, many of whom will be released in the coming years with multiple barriers to their success in the community, and without much expertise to guide them or to guide those who are charged to help them. Leon argues that we cannot blame the public, nor even the politicians, except indirectly. Instead, we might blame the institutions we charge with making placement decisions and with the experts—both those who have chosen to work in the field and those who have caused its marginalization. Ultimately, Leon shows that when policies intended for the worst offenders take over, all of us suffer.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Read the Book - Watch the Movie

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Read the Book:

World War Z (Alcuin Library - PN6231.W28 B76 2006)

An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.
Watch the Movie:
World War Z

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cool Tool: Every Stock Photo

The next time that you need to find some high resolution images for a slideshow skip the Google Image search and head over to Every Stock Photo. "We are a search engine for free photos. These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photo's license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. Membership is free and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos."


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book Lovers Night - This Thursday!

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Join us Thursday, February 13, 2014 for cartoonist Roz Chast. She is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday. Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity. She will be discussing her upcoming memoir, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? In this book she chronicles her relationship with her aging parents.

Join us at 7pm in Gorecki, 204 to listen to Roz Chast. More information can be found here.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Featured ebook of the week!

"Sex Workers in the Maritimes Talk Back"

Sex workers are often the "objects" of study for academics and policy makers. Theories about their lives and the policies that affect their work are usually developed without input from the sex workers themselves, as they are rarely seen as capable of analyzing the social and political world in which they work.

In this book, however, sex workers set the tone. Leslie Ann Jeffrey and Gayle MacDonald interview sex workers in three Maritime cities and those who work around them: police, health-care providers, community workers/advocates, members of neighbourhood associations, and politicians. The sex workers discuss such issues as violence and safety, health and risk, politics and policy, media influence, and public perception of the trade, portraying the best and the worst facets of their working lives and expressing sentiments refreshingly at odds with commonly held opinions.


Friday, February 07, 2014

New Movie Titles

Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Berlin:  Symphony of a Great City
20 Feet from Stardom
Enough Said
Blue Jasmine
The Spectacular NOW
Bonnie and Clyde Miniseries
The African Americans
In a World…
True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers
The White Queen Starz Miniseries
Cutie and the Boxer

Our Nixon
Fruitvale Station
Short Term 12
Captain Phillips
Ticket of No Return
The British in Bed:  Wonderland
Downton Abbey Season 4
The Fifth Estate
Treme Season 4
The Long Day Closes
Dancing. A Man’s Game
Blood Brother
Dallas Buyers Club