In addition to the Adult Rotating Collection, the Library subscribes to a Young Adult (YA) Leasing Collection. We do this for several reasons:
- To supplement the collection for the YA literature course
- To reserve the library’s juvenile budget for buy award winning children’s and young adult books
- Some students are not ready to transition to adult fiction titles
- Young Adult fiction is a quick, recreational read
- Young Adult fiction deals with topics that affect teens today
- Young Adult authors write some kick-ass stuff
The Fall 2017 Grave Lecture Series will kick off on Tuesday, October 10th. Dr. Josh Ellis, Dr. Yvonne Moody, Dr. Kim Madsen and Ms. Erin Norman, Family Consumer Science Faculty, are the featured speakers.
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Attendance was called. Chuck Klosterman X? Churchill and Orwell? Ernest Hemingway? Kennedy and King? Lincoln and the Abolitionists? Hannibal? Putin? All were present except Jane Austen at Home and Caesar’s Last Breath. They are all part of the We Have No Idea Group that is trying to figure out the path of the world’s great nations in the coming decade.
This group debates The Anatomy of Terror and if we are Destined for War. They look at why Everybody Lies and why we are On the Edge but also are we on Two Paths and whether This Fight is Our Fight. Is there a Call to Rise to fix A Crack in Creation or to put Democracy in Chains? These debates are unending but an answer is never found.
As you can tell, we have new books in the Adult Rotating Collection. Come see what your colleagues have selected.
The LLC provides a subscription to The New York Times to all students, faculty, and staff. When students sign up, they select their graduation year. Faculty and staff subscriptions last for 364 days, so they need to be renewed each year. If you receive an error notice or a warning that you only have a few articles left this month, it’s probably time to renew.
To renew your subscription for another year:
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One of the articles in the October 2016 blog introduced the upcoming Textbook Reserve Program – an initiative intended to reduce the burden of the rising textbook costs encumbered by our student population (Map Priority 3 and Map Priority 6). The Textbook Reserve Program was launched in early January 2017 (the beginning of the Spring semester); and, according to the usage statistics, it was well received by our students.
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My Own Words were used against me. In a Nutshell, my nieces were expecting me to show them How to Make a Spaceship. It was all Mad Enchantment but did I have the Courage to Walk Away and forget what I promised them?
See it all started Beyond Earth in the Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom. You know the place—right by the Black Square. My nieces and I were having ice cream with the Island People (who were telling us about this Most Improbable Journey) when the Other Einstein comes up and starts telling my nieces about the Spaceman, Time Travel, StarTalk and how she visualizes the Earth as part of a great Glass Universe. She was Killing It as far as keeping their attention and I was getting jealous. Between Breaths I butted in telling everyone about a new book we had gotten in at the library about making spaceships. The Other Einstein commented that she had read that book and that the instructions were so simple that even an adult could make it without a child’s help.
Has the stress of finals week got you feeling like a hound dog, crying all the time? Project Strive/TRiO and the Residence Life Association (RLA) are here to help. Paws-a-tively Stress Free Pet Therapy will be held Tuesday, May 2, Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, from 1-4 pm in the Library Fishbowl (upper level of the library). The event is open to everyone who is feeling the strain of Finals Week. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to stop in to the fishbowl to meet and pet some dogs.
Daniel Binkard was recently the featured speaker at the Graves Lecture Series. The title of his presentation was “Multi-exposure Photography.” As a companion to his lecture, he is exhibiting eight photographs in the library’s faculty multi-use room. This exhibit will be available until May 8, and is open during normal library hours. Shortly after his presentation, I asked him to share some of his thoughts and knowledge on photography.
The Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT) staff members are pleased to welcome Dr. David Kendrick as the new Associate Vice President for Teaching and Learning Technologies. Dr. Kendrick will take over as head of the TLT on July 1st.
Dr. Kendrick comes to Chadron State College with a strong background in pedagogy and educational technology. He was the inaugural director of University of Northern Colorado’s Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CETL) and served in that position for 10 years. He has taught in a variety of environments, including K-12, community college, undergraduate, graduate, and adult learners (both domestically and overseas). He is eager to bring these experiences to CSC and to begin collaborating with faculty and staff in efforts to support teaching and learning on our campus.
As the Rotating Collection shelves have reached their maximum capacity, it’s time again to weed through the titles that have been on our shelves the longest to determine which ones will be getting a permanent home in the Reta E. King Library. For nine of the eighty-six titles under review the decision to keep them wasn’t hard. These titles are listed in Resources for College Libraries which is considered to be a core listing of titles for a library of our size. The remaining seventy-seven titles were reviewed by the Rotating Collection selection group, known as the Buyer’s Club, who recommended another forty-three titles to keep in the permanent collection. The titles joining our collection are:
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