Yesterday… Joan of Arc, In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, came into the Library looking for The Map of Betrayal. What they found was The Meaning of Human Existence. It’s true. Lila showed them, after they learned How Google Works. Sally Ride was with them, and she put Hand to Mouth when she saw the Girl Next Door.
Grabbing a piece of Papyrus, Sally left a note for Neil Armstrong who was busy watching a chess game featuring the Tudors versus Stewarts. The librarian was helping a student make The Greatest Comeback in a capstone class. In another area, some Unruly, Ugly Girls were looking for Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension.
Meanwhile, Susan, in her Travels with Casey was in France When Paris Went Dark. She checked You Are Here and went to The Victorian City to visit The Woman Who Would Be King. It is totally Undeniable, the Happiest People in the World are those who read. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.
Now that’s quite a jumble of book titles, but it is an example of the new titles the Library Learning Commons has leased as part of the new Rotating Collection. This is a collection of bestselling and popular fiction and non-fiction titles selected by librarians and faculty. The collection is shelved near the Coffee Shop facing the Reference Desk. They are arranged by category, as you might find in a bookstore. There are labels above the shelves identifying what is on the shelf below. Some categories are grouped together, such as Science, Nature, and Medicine.
Titles in the Rotating Collection may enhance the college curriculum and are being “tested” to find out if they are worth purchasing. Titles will be returned after six months if they are not utilized. New titles will be added each month. Titles circulate for two weeks instead of the usual four weeks so that more patrons can read them.
Please pop on over and take a look, and give us your feedback! Below are some more examples of titles you can checkout:
Biography and Autobiography
- Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster who Created Vegas Poker
- The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope
- The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee
- Agent Storm: My life Inside Al Qaeda and the CIA
- Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In: Lessons From an Extraordinary Life (Louis Zamperini from the film Unbroken)
- Revival: a Novel / by Stephen King
- The Bone Clocks: a Novel / by David Mitchell
- The Witch: and Other Tales Re-told / Jean Thompson
- The David Foster Wallace Reader
Business & Economics
- Driving Honda: Inside the World’s Most Innovative Car Company
- Citizen Coke: the Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism
- @War: the Rise of the Military-Internet Complex
- Google: How Google Works
- How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
- Did She Kill Him?: a Torrid True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and Murder in Victorian England
- Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood
- The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis
- The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures
- Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
- Papyrus: the Plant the Changed the World, From Ancient Egypt to Today’s Water Wars
- The Meaning of Human Existence
- The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority
- World Order
- First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents
- Decomposition: a Music Manifesto
- Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: the Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyonce
- The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History
- Digging for Richard III: How Archaeology Found the King