New Books Iowa

Recently at the Cedar Rapids branch of the Kirkwood Community College library we’ve had several books come in that had something to do with Iowa and especially Iowa history. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Call Number: 305.894 G984t Title: A Transplanted Chicago: Race, Place and the Press in Iowa City Author: Robert E. Gutsche, Jr.

Call Number: 326.809 S683n Title: Necessary Courage: Iowa’s Underground Railroad in the Struggle Against Slavery Author: Lowell J. Soike

Call Number: 378.12 H876m Title: My Iowa Journey: The Life Story of the University of Iowa’s First African American Professor Author: Philip G. Hubbard

Call Number: 378.777 W374t Title: Transcendental Meditation in America: How a New Age Movement Remade a Small Town in Iowa Author: Joseph Webber

Call Number: 508.777 K969y Title: A Year of Iowa Nature Author: Carl Kurtz

Call Number: 577.44 T148 Title: The Tallgrass Prairie Reader Editor: John T. Price

Call Number: 598.909 L2554r Title: The Raptors of Iowa Authors: Dean M. Roosa, Jon W. Stravers, Bruce Ehresman, and Rich Patterson

Call Number: 973.711 S683b Title: Busy in the Cause: Iowa, the Free-State Struggle in the West, and the Prelude to the Civil War Author: Lowell J. Soike

Call Number: 977.762 M122L Title: Lost Linn County: Vanished Towns of the Cedar Valley Author: Linda Betsinger McCann

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Chronicle of Higher Education

ChronicleKirkwood Library Services has now purchased access to the Chronicle of Higher Education online. What this means is that while on any Kirkwood Community College campus *anyone* can simply go to http://chronicle.com/ and access any content without entering any credentials at all (through the magic of IP recognition)! If you want to access the Chronicle away from campus, you have to create an account with your Kirkwood email address and after logging in you should be able to view everything as if you were on campus.

We’re very excited about this new development. We’ve tried it out on campus ourselves and everything seems to be working, but please try it out both on and off campus and let us know. We’d also really like to hear from you if you find this service useful, your feedback is much appreciated.

If you have a question, direct it to Ryan Strempke-Durgin or Sarah Uthoff.

Sarah Uthoff is a reference library at Kirkwood Community College. LIKE the Kirkwood Community College Library on Facebook and find links to Sarah all over the web at her About Me Profile.


More Books! Monday

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Here are just a few of the Library’s new books this week:

Window Display: New Visual Merchandising by Tony Morgan

Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway by Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully

The Professional Landscaper’s Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Run Your Own Landscaping or Lawn Care Business

Careers in Renewable Energy, updated 2nd edition by Gregory McNamee

The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return by Kenan Trebincevic and Susan Shapiro

Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film by Carol J. Clover

Out of Bounds: Racism and the Black Athlete (Racism in American Institutions) by Lori Latrice Martin

Jane Austen’s Cults and Cultures by Claudia L. Johnson

Hard Travelin': The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie (American Music Masters) by Robert Santelli and Emily Davidson

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Two by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli (Graphic novel)

Come check out those and a whole lot more at the Main Campus Library!


Check out an iPad for a week…for free, of course!

The iPads have landed!

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Come and get yours!

Now, at the Cedar Rapids campus Library, any Kirkwood student who is taking credit courses can check out an iPad for up to a week at a time. And YES, they’re free – just like nearly everything else the Library does. (Sorry, faculty and staff – these are limited to students.) We have 20 iPads that come pre-stocked with a variety of awesome apps, and they’re ready and waiting for you. Our goal is to get you learning and creating, to get you familiar and savvy with this technology that you perhaps don’t have access to at home.

These iPads are part of a digital literacy grant received by Kirkwood Library Services called “We Read, We Use, We Make.” The grant was funded by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, and we thank them heartily for their support.

So how do you get one? What do you need to know?

Simply come to the Library, when we’ll ask you to fill out our release form that has all the nitty gritty details. You may want to read it now, so you know what you’ll be asked to sign, and you can even print and sign it before you come, if you like. *Please note that the iPads will not be available during the first two weeks of any semester.*

We look forward to seeing you and what you make with these powerful toys. And hey, if you like them enough, you can walk right next door and buy your own from Kirkwood’s amazing EagleTech store.

Happy learning!

 

 


New Books: Odds and Ends 9

From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Call Number: 305.4 A738u Title: Uprising: A New Age is Dawning for Every Mother’s Daughter Author: Sally Armstrong

Call Number: 305.42 S561s Title: The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink Editors: Olivia Morgan and Karen Skelton

Call Number: 305.868 L357L Title: Latinos and American Popular Culture Editor: Patricia M. Montilla

Call Number: 362.17 S972b Title: Banking on the Body: The Market in Blood, Milk, and Sperm in Modern America Author: Kara W. Swanson

Call Number: 362.29 F829b Title: Brain-Robbers: How Alcohol, Cocaine, Nicotine, and Opiates, Have Changed Human History Author: Frances Rachel Frankenburg

Call Number: 362.15 C678p Title: The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities Author: William D. Cohan

Call Number: 364.152 G335c Title: Kitty Genovese: The Murder, The Bystanders, The Crime That Changed America Author: Kevin Cook (Note: This is the case where the woman screamed for help, was heard by multiple bystanders, but no one came to help. It’s because of this case that you’re advised to yell Fire! when attacked instead of Help! Rape! or anything like that.)

Call Number: 364.153 S551b Title: Breaking Free: True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Modern Slavery Author: Abby Sher

Call Number: 381.149 S544c Title: Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture Author: Ellen Ruppel Shell

Call Number: 395.52 M381g  Title: Global Business Etiquette: A Guide to International Communication and Customs (2nd ed.) Authors: Jeanette S. Martin and Lillian H. Chaney

Call Number: 539.09 C912s Title: The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics Authors: Robert P. Crease and Charles C. Mann

Call Number: 616.047 V568w 2000 Title: Why We Hurt: The Natural History of Pain Author: Frank T. Vertosick

Call Number: 616.85 G686s Title: Stick Figure:  A Diary of My Former Self Author: Lori Gottlieb

Call Number: 616.85 H413m Title: Murderous Minds: Exploring the Criminal Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evil Author: Dean A. Haycock, PhD

Call Number: 617.102 F162L Title: League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for the Truth Authors: Mark Fainaur-Wada and Steve Fainaur

Call Number: 621.381 B219u Title: Understanding Basic Electronics: A Step-by-Step Guide to Electricity, Electronics, and Simple Circuits (2nd ed) Author: Walter Banzhaf

Call Number: 621.43 S635 Title: Small Engines and Outdoor Power Equipment: A Care & Repair Guide for: Lawn Mowers, Snowblowers, and Small Gas-Powered Implements Editor: Peter Hunn

Call Number: 623.45 R477d Title: Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb Author: Richard Rhodes

Call Number: 636.088 G864c Title: Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship With Cats and Dogs Author: David Grimm

Call Number: 658.11 F899r Title: Rework: Change the Way You Work Forever Authors: Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Call Number: 659.157 M849w Title: Window Display – New Visual Merchandising Author: Tony Morgan

Call Number: 712.3 M621m Title: Mowbiz: The Professional Landscaper’s Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Run Your Own Landscaping or Lawn Care Business Author: Greg Michaels

Call Number: 782.421 G984h Title: Hard Travelin': The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie Editors: Robert Santelli and Emily Davidson

Call Number: 784.4 F523 Title: Fireside Book of Folk Songs Editor: Margaret Bradford Boni

Call Number: 813.54 K561i Title: The Iowa Baseball Confederacy Author: W.P. Kinsella

Call Number: 973.741 W722i Title: I Freed Myself: African American Self-Emancipation in the Civil War Era Author: David Williams

 

 


Closed for the Fourth of July

Both locations of Kirkwood Library Services will be closed Friday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day.

We will open again Monday, July 7th at our normal time.

 

Normal Summer Hours for Cedar Rapids:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 9:00 pm

Friday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday Closed

 

Normal Summer Hours for Iowa City:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday Closed


New Books: Odds and Ends 8

From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list on a particular topic, but lately we’ve had some books  come in that are too good not to share, even if they don’t fit with a particular theme. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Call Number: 004.67 N297f Title: From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Disruptive Innovation in the Age of the Internet Author: John Naughton

Call Number: 100 S193d Title: The Deepest Human Life: An Introduction to Philosophy for Everyone Author: Scott Samuelson

Call Number: 303.48 T974w Title: Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture Author: James B. Twitchell

Call Number: 306.3 N877f Title: Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave Authors: David Fiske, Clifford W. Brown, and Rachel Seligman

Call Number: 306.84 P618s Title: Same-Sex Marriage in the United States: The Road to the Supreme Court and Beyond Author: Jason Pierceson

Call Number: 338.064 L933s Title: The Search for Survival: Lessons from Disruptive Technologies Author: Henry C. Lucas, Jr.

Call Number: 338.521 M958s Title: Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much Authors: Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir

Call Number: 345.761 S431 Title: The Scottsboro Boys in Their Own Words, Select Letters, 1931-1950 Editor: Kwando M. Kinshasa

Call Number: 362.17 G736g Title: The Gift of Life: The Reality Behind Donor Organ Retrieval Author: Traci Graf

Call Number: 362.196 A152g Title: The Great Prostate Hoax: How Big Medicine Hijacked the PSA Test and Caused a Public Health Disaster Authors: Richard J. Ablin and Ronald Piana

Call Number: 370.116 D877p Title: Preparing to Study Abroad: Learning to Cross Cultures Author: Steven T. Duke

Call Number: 378.198 T984b Title: Been There Should’ve Done That: More Tips for Making the Most of College Author: Suzette Tyler

Call Number: 398.09 G864k Title: The Brothers Grimm and Their Critics: Folktales and the Quest for Meaning Author: Christa Kamenetsky

Call Number: 398.209 G864m Title: The Owl, The Raven, and the Dove: The Religious Meaning of the Grimms’ Magic Fairy Tales Author: G. Ronald Murphy, S.J.

Call Number: 618.45 M621L Title: Lamaze: An International History Author: Paula A. Michaels

Call Number: 638.1 R286s Title: A Short History of the Honey Bee: Humans, Flowers, and Bees in the Eternal Chase for Honey Author: E. Readicker-Henderson

Call Number: 658.4 S213L Title: Lean In: Women, Work, and The Will To Lead Author: Sheryl Sandberg

Call Number: 658.401 S967s Title: Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less Authors: Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao

Call Number: 658.409 A161i Title: It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy Author: Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

Call Number: 658.8 M345 Title: Marketing in the 21st Century and Beyond: Timeless Strategies for Success Editor: Bruce D. Keillor

Call Number: 748.85 A214c Title: The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking Author: Kimberley Adams

Call Number: 796.082 S387q Title: Qualifying Times: Points of Change in U.S. Women’s Sports Author: Jaime Schultz

Call Number: 956.94 P218i Title: The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge Author: Ilan Pappe


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