New Books: In Honor of Memorial Day 2016

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In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, Kirkwood Library Services would like to honor those that served with a list of titles that have come in over the last year that have to do with veterans, military service, and stories and histories from America’s wars. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Find previous posts:

Find out more about Kirkwood Community College’s Services for Veterans:
http://www.kirkwood.edu/va

*****Also be aware that Kirkwood Library Services will be closed May 30, 2016 in honor of Memorial Day. Thank you for your service. *****

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 B942w Title: The Wall Author: Eve Bunting

Call Number: Graphic Novel 741.5 M839w Title: Walking Wounded: Uncut Stories from Iraq Authors: Mael and Olivier Morel

Call Number: 355.12 L417r Title: Raising Children in the Military Authors: Cheryl Lawhorne Scott and Don Philpott

Call Number: 359.9 O265w Title: We Were One: Shoulder to Shoulder with the Marines Who Took Fallujah Author: Patrick K. O’Donnell

Call Number: 394.12 M392c Title: Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat Author: Anastacia Marx de Salcedo

Call Number: 613.9 H478s Title: Sex After Service: A Guide for Military Service Members, Veterans, and the People Who Love Them Author: Drew A. Helmer

Call Number: 616.85 M875e Title: The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Author: David J. Morris

Call Number: 616.85 S553a Title: Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers Author: Nancy Sherman

Call Number: 650.14 E566e Title: Expert Resumes for Military-To-Civilian Transitions (2nd ed.) Authors: Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark

Call Number: 779.092 B972L 2002 Title: Vietnam Author: Larry Burrows

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New Books: Isis

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Summer is a great time to dig deeper into current issues. Check out these titles about Isis and global terrorism. 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: 363.325 B472u Title: Understanding Isis and the New Global War on Terror: A Primer Author: Phyllis Bennis

Call Number: 363.326 M122i Title: The Isis apocalypse: The History, Strategy and Doomsday vision of the Islamic State Author: William mcCants

Call Number: 363.325 S839i Title: Isis: The State of Terror Authors: Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger

Call Number: 956.91 W295b Title: Black Flags: The Rise of Isis Author: Joby Warrick

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.

Summer Hours 2016 Kirkwood Library Services

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Kirkwood Exterior Summer

Just a quick reminder that Kirkwood Library Services adjusts its hours during the summer. These hours begin Monday, May 23, 2016.

Cedar Rapids Summer Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Fri. 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Iowa City Summer Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Summer Hours 2016 are Coming!

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After finals finish, Kirkwood Library Services have special hours as we move on into summer. Kirkwood Library Services in Cedar Rapids will change hours during the week between semesters as listed below.

Wed., May 11th

           Fri., May 13th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., May 14th
Sun., May 15th

CLOSED

Mon., May 16th
Fri., May 20th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., May 21st
Sun., May 22nd

CLOSED

Starting May 23rd Cedar Rapids Library Services will be on their normal summer schedule.

Normal Summer Hours for Cedar Rapids:

Mon. – Thurs. 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Fri. 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Iowa City Library Services will begin their normal summer hours on May 11th.

Normal Summer Hours for Iowa City:

Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday Closed

Feedback on Survey Spring 2016

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First off we’d like to extend our warm thanks to everyone who took the time to participate in our faculty survey. We had 125 responses which represents an increase of nearly 50 percent from those who participated in our 2015 survey. We truly appreciate the response and have tried to respond to the feedback. We also included campus location this time and were able to see that we had a good mix of people from across the different locations of the college. Please check out both Part 1 and Part 2 of our feedback from last time.

People who included their e-mail address in their response were contacted directly about questions and requests, but we wanted to give everyone a chance to find out what we’ve done in response to the survey.

We got fewer requests for specific titles this time and we hope that means people have realized we respond to such requests all year. If you have a specific request at any time, you can either fill out our request form, or contact your friendly, neighborhood librarian directly.

Specific Serial Requests

NOTE: Off Campus Online Access for Publications Available Requires K-Number and Password

Most of the requests this time were for journals or databases. Most specifically we had a request to add a second module to our JSTOR database, Arts and Science VIII. Check out the title list of the journals included. This module has a variety of journal titles focused mainly on philosophy, language, literature, art, and history. Be sure to try it out sometime after July 1st.

We also got requests about 3 specific journals:

Scientific American–  Library Services provides access through EBSCO from January 1, 2005 through the present in full-text.

Sky and TelescopeLibrary Services provide access from January 1, 1994 through the present in full-text through EBSCO. Additionally, the Iowa City campus library carries this journal in print.

AAAS Science Library Services provides access through a stand alone service. (Ignore the log in prompt at the top, you are automatically in the database.)

We asked about which databases you suggest to your students other than EBSCO, we got  a reasonable level of interest in all of them, but did get some responses stating they didn’t recommend any specific databases to students. We hope you will take a look at our list to see which ones might be useful for your students.

More General Category Suggestions

We got a request for more ESL leveled books. This is definitely an area that needs improvement and we’ve been working on, but have been frustrated by the lack of material available. If you have suggestions on this, please let us know.

Another area we’ve been working on has been personal finance. Apparently there aren’t a lot of personal finance books being published right now, but we’ve been working on updating this section and again would welcome suggestions of titles.

We’ve also had a repeated request for more titles in the Very Short Introduction series. We continue to add these titles – which offer a quick background on various subjects – to our collection. Consider checking them out.

Textbooks on Reserve

There were also some requests to put all textbooks or a particular textbook on reserve. The library policy is to NOT purchase textbooks. This is because given the wide range of titles used by different instructors even within a single class, the cost would be prohibitive to provide them all. If any instructor or the department wants to loan us a copy of the textbook they use, we will be glad to put it on reserve.

The circulation department of both branches of the Kirkwood libraries has material that has been placed on reserve by instructors for their students.  The instructor may bring the material to the library and fill out a reserve form or print the form online and send it to the library with the book, article, etc. (Please refer to Course Reserve Policy to determine type of material that is allowed).

The majority of the materials are placed on closed reserve meaning they are for use only in the library. Students may make copies or scans of the required pages.

To find more information and the reserve form, go to the Library Services homepage:

     Click on:  Explore our Help Guide

     Type:  “Faculty” in Lib Guides Search Box

     Click on:  Faculty Services

     Scroll down to:  “Placing Item on Course Reserve” in the box in the lower left hand corner of the page. See Links for Course Reserve Policy and Library Reserve Form.

Information Literacy and Library Instruction

A question was aimed at how the library can best serve faculty and students in learning research skills. The top two choices by a wide margin were online tutorials (50%) and instruction sessions offered by a librarian within a class (43%). We’re glad so many people find our library instruction sessions helpful and hope that people realize all the topics we can cover in such sessions and our other services.

We’re currently working on developing some online tutorials that can be embedded within your class and in Talon. We hope to have one ready on plagiarism, our most requested topic in the survey, ready to trial in the fall. Another one well underway is on MLA which we’ve been working on in conjunction with English faculty. Other top requested subjects will be in ongoing development. Watch for more information.

Thanks again

Please remember that if there is something we can do or add to our collection to help your students or you, please ask. We can’t promise to fulfill every request, but we will do our best.

Make sure you check back. Things change in the library and collections are always growing and changing.

Again, thank you for responding to our survey and look for the next one.

Best of Lists 2015 Roundup Summer Reading

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Summer is almost here, that golden time when you get to CHOOSE what books you read.:) Kirkwood Library Services is here to help you with those choices. Here’s a collection of books that were listed on various best of lists for 2015. Take a look and find what interests you and check it out.

Call Number: Graphic Novel 741.5 J324r Title: Roller Girl Author: Victoria Jamieson

Call Number: 305.896 S982b Title: Between the World and Me Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Call Number: 338.4 B396e Title: Empire of Cotton: A Global History Author: Sven Beckert

Call Number: 394.12 M392c Title: Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat Author: Anastacia Marx de Salcedo

Call Number: 629.409 D282L Title: Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight Author: Margaret Lazarus Dean

Call Number: 636.3 R289s Title: The Shepherd’s Life Author: James Rebanks

Call Number: 664.006 K628h Title: Homemade for Sale: How to Set Up and Market a Food Business From Your Home Kitchen Authors: Lisa Kivirist and John D. Ivanko

Call Number: 779.092 M282h Title: Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs Author: Sally Mann

Call Number: 780.92 A548s Title: Symphony for the city of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad Author: M.T. Anderson

Call Number: 791.45 M296b Title: Becoming Maria: A Memoir Author: Sonia Manzano
NOTE: As in Maria on Sesame Street.

Call Number: 811.54 M571h Title: James Merrill: Life and Art Author:Langdon Hammer

Call Number: 813.54 B792h Title: The Harder They Come Author: T.C. Boyle

Call Number: 813.6 H182c Title: City on Fire Author: Garth Risk Hallberg

Call Number: 813.6 S344h Title: The Hired Girl Author: Laura Amy Schlitz

Call Number: 959.704 S43m Title: Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Author: Steve Sheinkin

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Extended Hours for Finals Spring 2016

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In order to serve you better during the lead up to finals, Kirkwood Library Services is offering extended hours at the Cedar Rapids – Main Campus Library. The Iowa City Campus Library will maintain their normal hours. BOTH library locations will be offering FREE coffee and hot tea during finals week May 4th-6th and 9th-10th on a first come first served basis (supplies limited). Cedar Rapids will also offer free lemonade. So be sure to include the library in your study plan and test prep.

Mon., May 2nd – Thurs., May 5th

7:30 am – 12 Midnight

Fri., May 6th

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., May 7th

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Sun., May 8th

3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mon., May 9th

7:30 am – 12 Midnight

Tues., May 10th

7:30 am – 9:30 pm

Wed., May 11th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Begin Summer Break Hours

New Books: Odds and Ends 26

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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.

Call Number: PB 813.6 H163g Title: The Goodbye Season Author: Marian Hale

Call Number:071.73 M621d Title: The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America Author: Ethan Michaeli

Call Number: 133.43 H645d Title: A Delusion of Satan Author: Frances Hill

Call Number: 152.4 F251b Title: Beyond Bullying: Breaking the Cycle of Shame, Bullying, and Violence Author: Jonathan Fast

Call Number: 158.1 S982b Title: Black Box Thinking: Why Most People Never Learn From Their Mistakes – But Some Do Author: Matthew Syed

Call Number: 297.272 H669h Title: Heretic: Why Islam Needs A Reformation Now Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Call Number: 305.48 D228g Title: The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My mother’s Hidden Life Author: Jasmin Darznik

Call Number: 305.8 J339w Title: The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s Author: Kenneth Robert Jankken

Call Number: 306.874 M387s Title: American Fatherhood: A Cultural History Author: Lawrence R. Samuel

Call Number: 332.02 O447p Title: Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry Author: Helaine Olen

Call Number: 338.7 M177f Title: Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town Author: Beth Macy

Call Number: 345.744 B167s Title: A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience Author: Emerson W. Baker

Call Number: 362.102 S468o Title: 101+ Careers in Public Health (2nd ed) Author: Beth Seltzer

Call Number: 364.36 N422r Title: A Return to Justice: Rethinking Our Approach to Juveniles in the System Author: Ashley Nellis

Call Number: 371.826 K169e Title: Education and Immigration Authors: Grace Kao, Elizabeth Vaquera, and Kimberly Goyette
NOTE: About effects of education here on immigrants and immigrants effects on our education system.

Call Number: 394.12 M392c Title: Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat Author: Anastacia Marx de Salcedo

Call Number: 579.3 D441w Title: Welcome to the Microbiome: Getting to Know the Trillions of Bacteria and Other Microbes In, On, and Around You Authors: Rob DeSalle and Susan L. Perkins

Call Number: 615.782 C335s Title: Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana Author: David Casarett

Call Number: 616.89 B691w Title: When the Sun Bursts: The Enigma of Schizophrenia Author: Christopher Bollas

Call Number: 641.877 K538t Title: Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate: How We Fell in Love with Caffeine Author: Melanie King

Call Number: 649.109 B959n Title: The Nanny Time Bomb: Navigating the Crisis in Child Care Author: Jacalyn S. Burke

Call Number: 664.006 K628h Title: Homemade for Sale: How to Set Up and Market a Food Business From Your Home Kitchen Authors: Lisa Kivirist and John D. Ivanko

Call Number: 792.02 B792g Title: Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster Author: Kristen Johnston
NOTE: Best known for her role on Third Rock from the Sun, Johnston talks about battling alcoholism.

Call Number: 796.332 E135g Title: The Game’s Not Over: In Defense of Football Author: Gregg Easterbrook

Call Number: 954.035 A533s Title: Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary Author: Anita Anand

Call Number: 956.91 W295b Title: Black Flags: The Rise of Isis Author: Joby Warrick

Call Number: 972.1 T69b Title: Border Odyssey: Travels along the U.S./Mexico Divide Author: Charles D. Thompson Jr.

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New Books: Business

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We’ve recently been working on updating our business and economics section. Here are some of the books we’ve added. 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: 158.1 O524w Title: What Is Your What?: Discover the ONE Amazing Thing You Were Born to Do Author: Steve Olsher

Call Number: 330 C456e Title: Economics: The User’s Guide Author: Ha-Joon Chang

Call Number: 330.122 K768c Title: Capitalism: A Short History Author: Jurgen Kocka

Call Number: 332.02 O447p Title: Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry Author: Helaine Olen

Call Number: 338.6 G813m Title: Minority Business Success: Refocusing on the American Dream Authors: Leonard Greenhalgh and James H. Lowry

Call Number: 650.071 I81b Title: Best Business Schools’ Admissions Secrets (Updated Edition) Author: Chioma Isiadinso

Call Number: 650.1 K765e Title: The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More With Less Author: Richard Koch

Call Number: 650.1 Z51s Title: Successful Time Management for Dummies Author: Dirk Zeller

Call Number: 650.11 C666t Title: Time Management Magic: How to Get More Done Every Day More From Surviving to Thriving Author: Lee Cockerell

Call Number: 658.4 S571n Title: Negotiating for Success: Essential Strategies and Skills Author: George Siedel

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.

Earth Day Books 2016

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Do you know everything you can recycle just by dropping them in the blue Kirkwood yardies distributed around campus? Check out the information about the program, including a list of what can go in those familiar containers:
http://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?d=1229

Check out these books on ecology related titles that the library has added in the last year. We have them on our Earth Day display in the library. Stop by before the end of April to see it.

Call Number: 331.91 S449w Title: Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource Author: David Sedlak

Call Number: 333.109 W752a Title: America’s Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond Author: Randall K. Wilson

Call Number: 333.72 H946s Title: Saving the Earth as A Career: Advice on Becoming A Conservation Professional (2nd ed.) Authors: Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr., David B. Lindenmayer, anD Aram J. K. Calhoun

Call Number: 333.91 C516w Title: Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis (Updated edition) Author: Brahma Chellaney

Call Number: 333.91 P665p Title: The Price of Thirst: Global Water Ineqality and the Coming Chaos Author: Karen Piper

Call Number: 338.3 B838o Title: The Oyster War: The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness in America Author: Summer Brennan

Call Number: 338.6 L863o Title: Out of Sight: The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe Author: Erik Loomis

Call Number: 338.9 S797 Title: Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability Directors: Gary Gardner, Tom Prugh, and Michael Renner

Call Number: 363.701 D897s Title: Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images Author: Finish Dunaway

Call Number: 363.738 H918h Title: The Human and Environmental Impact of Fracking: How Fracturing Shale for Gas Affects Us and Our World Editor: Madelon L. Finkel

Call Number: 363.738 R766c Title: Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know Author: Joseph Romm

Call Number: 394.12 M167a Title: The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table Author: Tracie McMillan

Call Number: 509.2 W961i Title: The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World Author: Andrea Wulf

Call Number: 551.6 G648h Title: How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate Author: Jeff Goodell

Call Number: 551.68 F854c Title: Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth Author: Elana Freeland

 

Call Number: 577.27 N962c Title: Climatology Versus Pseudoscience: Exposing the Failed Predictions of Global Warming Skeptics Author: Dana Nuccitelli

Call Number: 577.7 W426m Title: Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know Author: Judith S. Weis

Call Number: 581.68 R727q Title: The Quiet Extinction: Stories of North America’s Rare and Threatened Plants Author: Kara Rogers

Call Number: 591.68 S529h Title: How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction Author: Beth Shapiro

Call Number: 974.02 C947c Title: Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England Author: William Cronon

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.

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