Do You Know There Will Be Some Changes in Library Atmosphere?

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As you know Iowa Hall closed down for remodeling at the end of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and with it some of the normal places for students to go to study, to eat, and to relax will close down. Also, meeting spaces that staff use will be unavailable between the rooms in Iowa Hall being unavailable and normal meeting space being taken up by moved offices. Our group study rooms will now ALL be on a reservation system.

We’re expecting that people will be coming over to the library in bigger numbers. So we’re going to be less worried about noise and more worried about how things will effect Kirkwood students, faculty, and staff. We’re going to be bringing in extra chairs and tables. They’ll be bringing food next door to the bookstore.

Part of the remodeling plan is to bring out the entrance of the library, that will be a ways further into the construction project, but it will happen. During that time the library will remain open although space may have to be relocated.

So please plan on being patient with the library until this major construction project is done. If there is anything we can do, please ask and we’ll see if we can help.

Be sure to look for the Info to Know post later this month. There are going to be quite a few changes about where things are and I want to let people get settled.

Some Articles/Books to Read

Design for How People Learn (2nd ed) by Julie Dirksen, Call Number: 370.152 D599d 2016

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia: Lessons from Science and Teaching (2nd ed), Call Number: 371.9 B528d

Engaging African-American males in Community College by Ted N. Ingram and James Coaxum, Call Number: 378.198 E571

How the Special Needs Brain Learns (3rd ed) by David A. Sousa, Call Number: 371.9 S725h

How to Choose the Right Way to Study for You: Advice for Students

Inclusion Strategies That Work!: Research-Based Methods for the Classroom (3rd ed) by Toby J. Karten, Call Number: 371.9 K189i

Students with Interrupted Formal Education: Bridging Where They Are and What They Need by Brenda Custodio and Judith B. O’Loughlin, Call Number: 371.826 C987s

Teaching at its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors (4th ed) by Linda B. Nilson, Call Number: 378.17 N712t 2016

Links to Some of The Books Recently Added to the Collection:

Let’s All Read – Binti

New Books: Odds and Ends 60

New Books: Odds and Ends 61

New Books: Odds and Ends 62

New Books Student Life Part 6

What to Read Over Break 2019

Our Special Display This Month

International Education Week

Information Literacy

Information Literacy

Check Your Credit Report and Credit Score

Dice Pass Phrase

Translate Gender

Our Database of the Month

New Health Reference Database

General Information Posts

Welcome Back to the Kirkwood Library!

Banning Dictionaries and Maps in China and India

Better Study Habits

Eggbert Has Starring Role on Game Show

International Education Week 2019

Kirkwood Librarians Shared With the Communique 2018-2019

New Database Subscriptions!

New Debate Topics 2019

Pell Grant Laptop Program

New Books Happy Halloween 2019

Happy Halloween 2019 Ghost Words and Other Horrors

 

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Laptop Program for Pell Grant Eligible Students

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One Stop has rolled out a new program this spring. Any student with a Pell Grant is eligible to apply for a laptop to help them succeed in their coursework.

Here is the information from One Stop:

Beginning spring 2020, Kirkwood is implementing a new program allowing Pell Grant recipients to apply for a free laptop to use for coursework. Students who are in need of a laptop who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours
  • Be Pell eligible
  • Have a satisfactory academic progress status

Application Information: 

  • Complete the web form application at www.kirkwood.edu/freelaptop
  • Write an essay of up to 300 words that details your need for the computer and how it will benefit you academically at Kirkwood and beyond
  • Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Cedar Rapids One Stop at 319-398-7600 or the Iowa City One Stop at 319-887-3658.

APA Citation Update During 2019 7th Edition

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In October 2019, the American Psychological Association released an updated edition of their citation system. The Kirkwood Community College Library Services is going to put out an updated version of our handout out this week. This version the APA has a lot of basic material on their website. We’ve updated our APA LibGuide to include a lot of direct links.

When departments shift over to this system is up to them or the individual instructor. We’ll keep our previous information about the 6th edition (PDF handouts, links, videos, etc.) up at least through the summer.

Be more wary than usual of the automatic citation generators because they won’t all necessarily be updated. That includes the automatic citations on the databases which will switch over whenever they individually decide to switch.

We did a training session this week for instructors. We would be VERY glad to come and do sessions on the new system for either faculty or students. Our librarians have been working since November to get the new system down including e-mailing APA for clarifications.

Handouts

Here is the handout of top changes we used.

APA Major Changes Handout – APA Changes

Updated 7th edition APA handout

Find our APA LibGuide with the 7th edition information on top and the 6th edition information still there underneath.

Here is the PowerPoint we used.

UPDATED: January 20, 2020

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.

New Books: Odds and Ends 62

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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.

1001 Ways to Pay for College (9th ed) by Gen and Kelly Tanabe, Call Number: 378.38 T161o

ADHD in the Schools: Assessment and Intervention Strategies by George J. DuPaul and Gary Stoner, Call Number: 371.93 D931a

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee, Call Number: 338.4 L478a

Billion-Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football by Gilbert M. Gaul, Call Number: 796.332 G269b

The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World by Mason Funk, Call Number: 306.76 F982b

A Brief Introduction to Buddhism, Edited by Christopher Partridge and Tim Dowley, Call Number: 294.3 P853b

Can Science Make Sense of Life? by Shelia Jasanoff, Call Number: 501 J391c

Chihulty by Andreas Blühm, Ann-Sophie Lehmann, and Suzanne Rus, Call Number: 748.092 C534r

Commuter Spouses: New Families in a Changing World by Danielle J. Lindemann, Call Number: 306.36 L743c

The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It Every Time by Maria Konnikova, Call Number: 364.16 K825c

Critical Perspectives on Hazing in Colleges and Universities: A Guide to Disrupting Hazing Culture, Edited by Cristobal Salinas, Jr. and michelle l. Boettcher, Call Number: 378.198 C934

Cyber Smart: Five Habits to Protect Your Family, Money, and Identity from Cyber Criminals by Bart R. McDonough, Call Number: 005.8 M478c

Design for How People Learn (2nd ed) by Julie Dirksen, Call Number: 370.152 D599d 2016

Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and Dyscalculia: Lessons from Science and Teaching (2nd ed), Call Number: 371.9 B528d

The English Civil Wars, 1640-1660 by Blair Worden, Call Number: 942.062 W924e

Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward by Gemma Hartley, Call Number: 155.33 H332f

Fem-i-nism: A Brief Introduction to the Ideas, Debates, and Politics of the Movement by Deborah Cameron, Call Number: 305.42C182f

The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty by Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider, Call Number: 332.024 M834f

A Guide to Effective Studying and Learning: Practical Strategies From the Science of Learning by Matthew G. Rodes, Anne M. Cleary, and Edward L. DeLosh, Call Number: 371.302 R477g

A History of Iowa Wine: Vines on the Prairie by John N. Peragine, Call Number: 634.809 P426h

How the Special Needs Brain Learns (3rd ed) by David A. Sousa, Call Number: 371.9 S725h

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams, Call Number: 741.569 A217h
NOTE: Cartoonist Scott Adams of Dilbert fame talks about everything he had to overcome to reach success.

Inclusion Strategies That Work!: Research-Based Methods for the Classroom (3rd ed) by Toby J. Karten, Call Number: 371.9 K189i

Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby, Call Number: 796.323 J824L

Sexploitation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven World by Cindy Pierce, Call Number: 176 P615a

Travel with Purpose: A Field Guide to Voluntourism by Jeff Blumenfeld, Call Number: 361.37 B658t

Working in the Gig Economy: How to Thrive and Succeed When You Choose to Work for Yourself by Thomas Oppong, Call Number: 650.1 O623w

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.

Library Hours January 2020 During Winter Break

Both Kirkwood library locations will offer reduced hours and will close when the campus is closed over Winter Break. The hours in the chart below are the Cedar Rapids hours.

Iowa City’s Kirkwood library will be open the same hours as Cedar Rapids until the week of January 13th. Starting the 13th, they’ll be running 8:00am-8:00pm. They will not close for collaborative learning days, but will only be open from 11:00am-5:00pm on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. They will continue to be closed weekends until the spring semester starts.

Please check that we are open before you make a special trip. Remember our article databases and eBook collections will remain available online 24/7.

Sat., Jan. 4th  –

                   Sun., Jan. 5th

Closed

Mon., Jan. 6th  –

                    Fri., Jan. 10th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., Jan. 11th

                  Sun., Jan. 12th

Closed

Mon., Jan. 13th

                 Wed., Jan. 15th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thurs., Jan. 16th

Closed

Fri., Jan. 17th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., Jan. 18th

                  Sun., Jan. 19th

Closed

Mon., Jan. 20th  –              Martin Luther King Jr Day

Noon – 5:00 pm

Tues., Jan. 21st

Resume Normal

Spring Hours

Winter Break Hours Cedar Rapids Branch 2019-2020

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Both Kirkwood library locations will offer reduced hours and will close when the campus is closed over Winter Break. Please check that we are open before you make a special trip. Remember our article databases and eBook collections will remain available online 24/7.

Fri., Dec. 13th

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., Dec. 14th  –

                    Sun., Dec. 15th

Closed

Mon., Dec.16th   –

                    Fri., Dec. 20th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., Dec. 21st     –

                     Wed., Jan. 1st

Closed

Thurs., Jan. 2nd   –

                      Fri., Jan. 3rd

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., Jan. 4th  –

                     Sun., Jan. 5th

Closed

Check back for further special hours thru Jan. 20th

Check back for further special hours thru January 20th.

What to Read Over Break 2019

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In what has become an annual holiday tradition, we offer once again a list of suggestions of what to read over break this year from Kirkwood Library Services. Find lists from previous years, 2013, 20142015, 2017, and 2018.

Some books have a copy at both Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, others are only at one or the other. A few we don’t own copies of, but you should be able to find them at a local public library. Check with a librarian if you have questions and remember you can get most Kirkwood library books delivered to you at any of the centers.

Between semesters is a golden time to do what you don’t have time for during the regular semester, read something that YOU pick! Stumped over what that should be? Check out our selections below.

Cover of God LandGod Land: A Story of Faith, Loss and Renewal in Middle America by Lyz Lenz
This book is about a personal journey as well as an examination of the intersection of politics, religion and economics in Midwestern states.  Lyz is currently a columnist for The Gazette newspaper of Cedar Rapids.
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Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery
Montgomery is best known for her Anne of Green Gables series, but she wrote many other books. This one is the start of a trilogy with a little girl who inspires to someday write novels as the star. I must admit, unlike most of Montgomery’s books I didn’t like Emily when the book started, but she grows up a lot of the course of the book and by the end I saw why so many of my friends love her. This was the first time I read an Emily book and I did it because I took part in the L.M. Montgomery readalong. You should check it out.
~Sarah S. Uthoff, Reference Librarian

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The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The Great Believers takes place in two timelines.  One is set in Chicago during the AIDS crisis of the mid-1980s and the other follows a mother’s search for her estranged daughter in Paris in 2015. The two stories are connected as they explore the effects of senseless loss and the efforts to overcome it. Makkai’s portrait of a group of friends, most of them gay men, conveys the terrors and tragedies of the epidemic’s early years and follows its repercussions over decades.  This book has won several awards including The Stonewall Book Award and it has been optioned by Amy Poehler.
~Julie Petersen, Reference Librarian

Circe by Madeline Miller
Like her debut novel, Song of Achilles, Miller gives us an account of ancient Greek mythology through 21st century eyes. This time focusing on the minor character Circe from Homer’s The Odyssey. Here, Miller expertly crafts a tale of the immortal title character attempting to navigate a world of gods and men. Along the way she meets several characters from various Greek myths, including Daedalus, Medea and Odysseus. A fascinating reimagining of classic literature.
~ Ryan Strempke-Durgin, Collection Services Librarian

Dune by Frank Herbert
This epic tale, the winner of the 1966 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and the 1966 Hugo Award for Best Novel, is foundational of science fiction literature. The intergalactic setting defies the limits of space. Human kind’s achievements have transcended the barriers of nature; where control of the mind and body is the final frontier. Several behemoth organizations, royal planetary rulers, and darker factions maneuver politically to achieve dominance, for to control Arrakis, Dune, and the most valuable commodity ever known, spice mélange, is the key to ultimate wealth and power. Leviathan sandworms are the greatest challenge to the safety of the harvest, but the constant threat of subterfuge, ambush, and conspiracy by the enemies of House Atreides are always lurking. If you’ve ever wondered how derivative George Lucas and Star Wars is, check out the Dune series!
~Joseph McKinley, Reference Librarian

Cover of Dead MountainDead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident​ by Donnie Eichar
“An unsolved mystery of a tragic hiking accident in Russia 60 years ago has intrigued the author of this book in a quest to find a reasonable explanation to the events of that fateful day. Gathering now de-classified reports, visiting familiars of the missing group and even taking the same hiking trip, you will feel deeply invested in the missing crew history, and the writer’s quest for answers”
~Andreas Calvopina, Library Assistant

Sail by James Patterson & Howard Roughan
A tale about greed, evil and deceit. But at the end, evil gets his dues and karma does her job.
~Yolanda Hasler, Library Assistant

The Porpoise by Mark Haddon
The Porpoise is a dark, beautiful, and tragic novel that intertwines two story lines from different times and places, connected through the rich inner life of the girl at the center of the book. Be prepared to cry!
~Kate Hess, Digital Librarian

Becoming by Michelle Obama
I would like to recommend Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming. As the first African American woman to serve as First Lady of the United States, I found her story to be fascinating. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, who would have thought her life’s journey would take her to Harvard and ultimately the White House. Whether or not you agree with her politics, I think you will relate to her honesty and authenticity.
~Sue Miller, Access Services Librarian

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.

New Books: Odds and Ends 61

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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.

The Feelings Book: The Care and Keeping of Your Emotions by Dr. Lynda Madison, Call Number: CL 155.433 M182f

Cover of College RulesThe Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld, Call Number: CL Easy Reading 813.6 D652r

Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, Call Number: 378.19 A793a

American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee, Call Number: 599.773 B637a

Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me: What My Favorite Book Taught Me about Grace, Belonging and the Orphan in Us All by Lorilee Craker, Call Number: 362.734 C888a

Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know by Mary E. Wilson, Call Number: 615.329 W751a 2019

The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich (Expanded and Updated) by David Bach, Call Number: 332.024 B118a 2016

Been There Should’ve Done That: 995 Tips for Making the Most of College by Suzette Tyler, Call Number: 378.198 T984b

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis, Call Number: CL 813.54 E472b

China Smart: What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know, A Past and Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, and Language by Larry Herzberg, Call Number: 651 H582c

The College Girl’s Survival Guide by Hanna Seymour, Call Number: 248.833 S521c

College Rules! How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College by Sherrie Nist-Olejnik and Jodi Patrick Holschuh, Call Number: 378.198 N727c

Crash Course for the ACT (6th ed) by Jonathan Chiu, Call Number: 378.166 D673c

Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar, Call Number: 914.743 E341d

Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston, Call Number: 940.54 h843f
NOTE: A brand new copy of the classic story of life inside a Japanese American internment camp.

Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running From Madness by Suzy Favor Hamilton, Call Number: 796.42 F275f
NOTE: Hamilton was a natural athlete who was driven to win and became a track and field sweetheart. However, her undiagnosed mental illness led her to stage a fall and she later developed a double life before she found help.

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen, Call Number: 616.89 K236g
NOTE: In 1967, Susanna Kaysen was committed to a mental institution against her will. This is her story.

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib, Call Number: 782.421 W734g
NOTE: About the groundbreaking Hip Hop group.

Graduate from College Debt-Free: Get Your Degree With Money in the Bank by Bart Astor, Call Number: 378.8 A858g

Great Plains Weather by Kenneth F. Dewey, Call Number: 551.55 D519g

The Her Campus Guide to College Life: How to Manage Relationships, Stay Safe and Healthy, Handle Stress, and Have the Best Years of Your Life! (Updated and Expanded ed.) by Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Annie Chandler Wang, and Windsor Hanger Western, Call Number: 378.198 L676h

How to Survive Your Freshman Year (6th ed.), Edited by Alison Leigh Cowan, Call Number: 378.198 H847h

Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation by Sandeep Jauhar, Call Number: 610.92 J412i

Cover of the Joy of Missing OutThe Joy of Missing Out: The Art of Self-Restraint in an Age of Excess by Svend Brinkmann, Call Number: 179.9 B858i
NOTE: FOMO – Fear of Missing Out – has become an obsession in our culture, but self-restraint and moderation will lead to a better life according to Brinkmann.

The Last Season by Eric Blehm, Call Number: 333.78 M851b
NOTE: Randy Morgenson was legendary for finding people missing in the High Sierra. Then one day he went missing himself.

The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Small-Town America by Robert Wuthnow, Call Number: 307.72 W973L

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, Call Number: 811.6 K217m

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College by Harlan Cohen, Call Number: 378.198 C678n 2017

The Natural Superiority of Women (New and Revised) by Ashley Montagu, Call Number: 305.42 M758n

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, Edited by Roxane Gay, Call Number: 305.42 G295n

Cover of Opioid EpidemicThe Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know by Yngvild Olsen and Joshua M. Sharfstein, Call Number: 362.293 O5240

The Psychology of Social Media by Ciaran Mc Mahon, Call Number: 302.231 M167p

A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard, Call Number: 364.15 D866s
NOTE: Dugard was kidnapped, held captive, and repeated raped for 18 years.

The Secrets of College Success: Over 800 Tips, Techniques, and Strategies Revealed (3rd) by Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S. Hyman, Call Number: 378.19 J174s

Taking Care of Your “Girls”: A Breast Health Guide for Girls, Teens, and In-Betweens by Marissa C. Weiss and Isabel Friedman, Call Number: 618.19 W431t

You Can’t Know It All: Leading in the Age of Deep Expertise by Wanda T. Wallace, Call Number: 658.409 W195y

The War That Forged A Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters by James McPherson, Call Number: 973.71 M172w

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.

Better Study Habits

We have a student project to share with you today on the LibBlog! Two sociology students here at Kirkwood, Camden Roeder and Angel Franco, have created a one-page study habits guide. In their research they found some quick and easy ways students can boost the effectiveness of their study time. Take a look and try out some of their suggestions as you prepare for your final exams. And the best of luck to you in your last days of classes and finals!

Better Study Habits

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