New Books: Earth Day 2021

Every year Kirkwood Library Services put up a display in honor of Earth Day (April 22nd). We also do a post about new Earth Day related books the library has added over the previous year. These titles are available at the Cedar Rapids branch of Kirkwood Library Services, but you can request them to be sent to any other center. We hope to strive to make every day Earth Day and it’s always a good time to learn more. Check out the round up of books on ecology topics from this year and previous years below.

Animal Languages: The Secret Conversations of the Living World by Eva Meijer, Call Number: 591.59 M512a

The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming Myths That Hinder Progress by Mark Jaccard, Call Number: 363.738 J121c

Cover of The Citizen's Guide to Climate SuccessThe Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good by Elizabeth L. Cline, Call Number: 646.3 C641c

Dangerous Earth: What We Wish We Knew About Volcanoes, Hurricanes, and Climate Change by Ellen J. Prager, Call Number

Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson, Call Number: 362.609 A769e

Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter with Caprice Crane, Call Number: 636.408 J52e

Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet, Edited by Katharine Zywert and Stephen Quilley, Call Number: 362.1 H434

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by David Attenborough, Call Number: 508 A883L

Cover of A Life on Our PlanetThe Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move by Sonia Shah, Call Number: 304.809 S525n

Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sound by David Rothenberg, Call Number: 781.17 R846n

Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency by Mark Lynas, Call Number: 363.738 L987o

Poisoning the Pacific: The US Military’s Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange by Jon Mitchell, Call Number: 363.73 M681p

Capture1Solved: How the World’s Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis by David Miller, Call Number: 307.76 M647s

The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go From Here by Hope Jahren, Call Number: 363.738 J253s

Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit by Cindy Crosby and Thomas Dean, Call Number: 577.44 C949t

There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years by Mike Berners-Lee, Call Number: 363.7 B525t

Wildland Sentinel: Field Notes From an Iowa Conservation Officer by Erika Billerbeck, Call Number: 333.72 B597w

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Kirkwood Earth Month Event: Climate Choices – A Deliberative Dialogue

Sign up for an engaging event on Tuesday, April 20, 12:20-1:15.

How should we meet the challenges of a warming planet? This dialogue will be moderated by Kirkwood faculty and students; participants will be invited to engage with fellow participants in breakout rooms. See MyHub/Events for the link to register in advance. After registering, you will receive a conformation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you’re in Iowa City, celebrate Earth Day week by checking out a wealth of information – and free seeds for vegetables and milkweed! – just opposite OneStop.

New Books: Odds and Ends 75

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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 Adjunct Underclass: How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission by Herb Childress, Call Number: 378.12 C536a

Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm, Edited Yarimar Bonilla and Marisol LeBron, Call Number: 363.349 A258

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Call Number: 305.897 K499b

Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America by Kathleen Belew, Call Number: 320.569 B428b

Can’t Even: How the Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen, Call Number: 305.242 P 484c

The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good by Elizabeth L. Cline, Call Number: 646.3 C641c

Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed by David Cole, Call Number: 342.73 C689e

Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter with Caprice Crane, Call Number: 636.408 J52e

The Fashion Image: Planning and Producing Fashion Photographs and Films by Thomas Werner, Call Number: 778.9 W492f

How We Fight White Supremacy by Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin, Call Number: 323.119 S689h

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought The American Ideal West by David McCullough, Call Number: 977 M133p

A Serial Killer’s Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming by Kerri Rawson, Call Number: 364.152 R262s

She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh, Call Number: 782.421 P274s

Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch, Call Number: 371.01 R256s

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria, Call Number: 303.49 Z216t

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris, Call Number: 328.73 H313t

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo, Call Number: 305.8 D538w

The World and Wikipedia: How We Are Editing Reality by Andrew Dalby, Call Number: 030.285 D137w

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Copyright and Images via the APA

All too often people think that just because something has been posted online that they have the right to use it however they want to. That’s not true. Photos and images automatically have copyright as soon as they are created in a permanent basis. Whether that permanent “space” is a digital file or a sheet of drawing paper or something else the person who creates it (or pays for it to be created) has the right to decide how it is used even if they do post it online in some form. Just because you can find it online doesn’t mean it’s yours to use.

So how do you know what to use? The APA has done a series of blog posts to explain to you whether you’re using the APA’s citation system or not.

4 Links to the Right Answer

Determining Copyright Status

https://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2016/01/navigating-copyright-part-1.html

Do You Need Permission?

https://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2016/01/navigating-copyright-part-2.html

Getting Permission (Yes, this mean you even if you are a student)

https://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2016/01/navigating-copyright-part-3.html

How Do I Cite It?

https://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2016/01/navigating-copyright-part-4.html

Remember you want to be copyright, not copywrong!

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Looking for Biography 2021

Are you trying to find biographies or memoirs here at Kirkwood? They aren’t shelved in a single section like in some public libraries, they are filled in the regular run of non-fiction books where they belong. An athlete’s biography is shelved with the sports books, a politician is shelved with history books or social change books, a scientist with the science books, an actor with the movie and television books, etc. Enjoy some of the titles we’ve added this year. You can also find a memoirs list laid out a different way on this LibGuide.

There are also specialized lists for example Sport Stars or Movie Stars and Directors.

Check out our previous lists:

CaptureAgainst All Odds: My Story by Chuck Norris with Ken Abraham, Call Number: 796.809 N854a
NOTE: Norris was both a star of both movies and TV, but also one of the top martial artists of the 20th century in real life. (He’s still around but retired from both activities.)

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
NOTE: A simple question from her daughter sends an adult orphan deep into one of her favorite books to answer what does being an orphan really mean?

Bismarck: A Life by Johnathan Steinberg, Call Number: 943.083 B622s
NOTE: The 19th century politician who made Germany and helped shape modern Europe.

CaptureCall Me American: A Memoir by Abdi Nor Iftin, Call Number: 305.89 I239c
NOTE: “Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar. As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop and watching action films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. When U.S. marines landed in Mogadishu to take on the warlords, Abdi cheered the arrival of these Americans, who seemed as heroic as those of the movies. Sporting American clothes and dance moves, he became known around Mogadishu as Abdi American, but when the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab rose to power in 2006, it became dangerous to celebrate Western culture. Desperate to make a living, Abdi used his language skills to post secret dispatches, which found an audience of worldwide listeners. Eventually, though, Abdi was forced to flee to Kenya.” And came to America.

CEO, China: The Rise of Xi Jinping by Kerry Brown, Call Number: 951.06 B878ce
NOTE: The story of the man who runs the business of China.

Craig and Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other by Craig Grossi, Call Number: 636.7 G878c
NOTE: A marine in remote Afghanistan made friends with a stray dog. He was able to sneak the dog onto base and then got him into the United States to his family in Virginia. When Craig came home a few months later he credits the dog for saving him from Post-Traumatic Stress.

The Distance Between: A Memoir by Timothy J. Hillegonds, Call Number: 362.292 H651d
NOTE: A young man from Chicago goes to Colorado and tries to build a new life, but his problems follow him and he creates more of his own.

Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn, Call Number: 973.917 R781q

Fail Until You Don’t: Find, Grind, Repeat by Bobby Bones, Call Number: 791.44 B712f
NOTE: Radio host, comedian, singer Bobby Bones jumped into life courting failure by taking big chances in order to achieve big success. This is the story of how he did it.

First: Sandra Day O’Connor by Evan Thomas, Call Number: 347.732 O188t
NOTE: The first female Supreme Court Justice.

The Fossil Hunter: Dinosaurs, Evolution, and the Woman Who Discoveries Changed the World by Shelley Emling, Call Number: 560.92 E539f
NOTE: “Mary Anning was only twelve years old when, in 1811, she discovered the first dinosaur skeleton–of an ichthyosaur–while fossil hunting on the cliffs of Lyme Regis, England. Until Mary’s incredible discovery, it was widely believed that animals did not become extinct. The child of a poor family, Mary became a fossil hunter, inspiring the tongue-twister, ‘She Sells Sea Shells by the Seashore.'”

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.

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King, Call Number: 791.45 R725k
NOTE: Television star and children’s expert’s life story.

Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information by Kurt W. Beyer, Call Number: 0004.092 H798b
NOTE: “A Hollywood biopic about the life of computer pioneer Grace Murray Hopper (1906–1992) would go like this: a young professor abandons the ivy-covered walls of academia to serve her country in the Navy after Pearl Harbor and finds herself on the front lines of the computer revolution. She works hard to succeed in the all-male computer industry, is almost brought down by personal problems but survives them, and ends her career as a celebrated elder stateswoman of computing, a heroine to thousands, hailed as the inventor of computer programming…Hopper’s greatest technical achievement was to create the tools that would allow humans to communicate with computers in terms other than ones and zeroes. This advance influenced all future programming and software design and laid the foundation for the development of user-friendly personal computers.”

Growing Up X: A Memoir by the Daughter of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kim McLarin, Call number: 320.54 S524g
NOTE: The story of one of the 6 daughters of legendary leader Malcolm X.

CaptureHeavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon, Call Number: 305.896 L427h
NOTE: A man born poor and black wrestles with the weight not only of his body, but with the legacy of history.

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.

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones, Call Number: 811.6 J791h
NOTE: “This is the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears.”

I Am Football by Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Mats Olsson, Call Number: 796.334 I14i
NOTE: The story of a huge soccer star.

I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O’Farrell, Call Number 823.914 O31i

I Am Zlatan: My Story On and Off the Field, As told to David Lagercrantz, Call Number: 796.334 I14L
NOTE: The story of a huge soccer star.

Irena’s Children: A True Story of Courage by Tilar J. Mazzeo, Call Number: 940.53 S474m
NOTE: “In 1942, one young social worker, Irena Sendler, was granted access to the Warsaw ghetto as a public health specialist. While she was there, she began to understand the fate that awaited the Jewish families who were unable to leave. Soon she reached out to the trapped families, going from door to door and asking them to trust her with their young children. Driven to extreme measures and with the help of a network of local tradesmen, ghetto residents, and her star-crossed lover in the Jewish resistance, Irena ultimately smuggled thousands of children past the Nazis. She made dangerous trips through the city’s sewers, hid children in coffins, snuck them under overcoats at checkpoints, and slipped them through secret passages in abandoned buildings.”

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro, Call Number: 818.6 S529i
NOTE: A DNA genealogy site revealed to Shapiro that the man who raised her was not her biological father. This is the story of the ramifications.

CaptureKnow My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller, Call Number: 364.153 M647k
NOTE: The story of a sexual abuse victim who told her story and it went wild.

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish, Call Number: 792.7 H126L
NOTE: The story of a new comedian from foster child to TV star.

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela, Call Number: 968.065 m271L
NOTE: The long time leader of the resistance, imprisoned for decades, and his lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country.

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, Call Number: 331.4 L253m
NOTE: A promising writers plans are derailed by an unplanned pregnancy and her struggles to find her way back to her dreams and to support her daughter. It tells the story of some of the lowest paid people in society.

The Making of a Justice: Reflections on My First 94 Years by Justice John Paul Stevens, Call Number: 347.732 S844m
NOTE: The life story of a Supreme Court Justice.

The Man Who Made the Movies: the Meteoric Rise and the Tragic Fall of William Fox by Vanda Krefft, Call Number: 791.43 F794k

The Mannings: The Fall and the Rise of a Football Family by Lars Anderson, Call Number: 796.332 M283a
NOTE: The story of a family that in 2 generations has produced 3 NFL superstars.

Marie Curie: A Life by Susan Quinn, Call Number: 540.92 C975q
NOTE: The noted scientist who overcame obstacles of country and gender to when multiple Nobel prizes and helped use her invention of X-Rays to the front lines during World War I.

Marley Dias Gets It Done and So Can You! by Marley Dias, Call Number: 305.23 D541m
NOTE: The story of the founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks.

The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty by Susan Page, Call Number: 973.928 B978pa
NOTE: Only the second woman to be first a First Lady and then a First Mother.

No One Tells You This by Glynnis Macnicol, Call Number: 306.7 M169n
NOTE: “If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then? This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her 40th birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. She knew she was supposed to feel bad about this. After all, single women and those without children are often seen as objects of pity, relegated to the sidelines, or indulgent spoiled creatures who think only of themselves. Glynnis refused to be cast into either of those roles and yet the question remained: What now?There was no good blueprint for how to be a woman alone in the world. She concluded it was time to create one.”

Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir by Kwame Onwuachi, Call Number: 641.509 O598n
NOTE: “By the time he was twenty-seven years old, Kwame Onwuachi had opened—and closed—one of the most talked about restaurants in America. He had sold drugs in New York and been shipped off to rural Nigeria to “learn respect.” He had launched his own catering company with twenty thousand dollars made from selling candy on the subway and starred on Top Chef. Through it all, Onwuachi’s love of food and cooking remained a constant, even when, as a young chef, he was forced to grapple with just how unwelcoming the food world can be for people of color. In this inspirational memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, he shares the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age; a powerful, heartfelt, and shockingly honest account of chasing your dreams—even when they don’t turn out as you expected.”

On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West by Barbara R. Stein, Call Number: 570.92 A374s

Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie, Call Number: 947.05 P478m
NOTE: The story of the Russian Czar, Peter the Great.

Ronaldo (Updated ed.) by Luca Caioli, Call Number: 796.334 R768c
NOTE: Soccer star Cristiano Ronald.

Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement – My Story of Transformation and Hope by Albert Woodfox, Call Number: 365.609 W887s
NOTE:Solitary is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement―in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana―all for a crime he did not commit.”

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.

Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter, Call Number: 362.733 R476t
NOTE: Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent 9 years of her life in 14 different foster homes. As her mother spirals out of control. Pushed through all the worst of the foster care system she finds the courage to succeed and the power of her own voice.

CaptureTopgun: An American Story by Dan Pedersen, Call Number: 358.4 P371t
NOTE: The story of the founder of the Topgun Program. Find out about being a naval aviator.

Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon by Tayannah Lee McQuillar and Fred L. Johnson III, Call Number: 782.421 S527m

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin, Call Number: 796.332 S543u

Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became a Champion by Anthony Robles with Austin Murphy, Call number: 796.812 R666u
NOTE: Anthony Robles is a 3 time all-American wrestler, an NCAA champion, and a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He was also born without his right leg. He knew from the age of 5 he was going to be unstoppable.

When Everything Beyond the Walls is Wild: Being a Woman Outdoors in America by Lilace Mellin Guignard, Call Number: 796.082 G951w

When Nothing Else Matters: Michael Jordan’s Last Comeback by Michael Leahy, Call Number: 796.323 J824w

When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele, Call Number: 323.092 K452w

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New Books: Self-Improvement Spring 2021

The 5 Second Rule: The Fastest Way to Change Your Life by Mel Robbins, Call Number: 179.6 R635f

80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More by Perry Marshall, Call Number: 658.8 M369e

Are You Fully Charged?: The Three Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life by Tom Rath, Call Number: 158.1 R234a

Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work by Alison Green, Call Number: 650.13 G795a

Cover of Ask a ManagerBusiness Chemistry: Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships by Kim Christfort and Suzanne Vickberg, Call Number: 658.314 C554b

Business Relationships That Last: 5 Steps to Transform Contacts into High Performing Relationships by Ed Wallace, Call Number: 650.13 W188b

Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much by Tony Crabbe, Call Number: 155.24 C883b

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

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brene Brown, Call Number: 658.4 B877d

Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation by Jay Samit, Call Number: 650.1 S188d

Fail Until You Don’t: Find, Grind, Repeat by Bobby Bones, Call Number: 791.44 B712f
NOTE: Radio host, comedian, singer Bobby Bones jumped into life courting failure by taking big chances in order to achieve big success. This is the story of how he did it.

Get Scrappy: Smarter Digital Marketing for Businesses Big and Small by Nick Westergaard, Call number: 658.8 W526g

Cover of Get ScrappyHBR Guide to Work-Life Balance: Set Boundaries, Manage Competing Demands, Be Present, Call Number: 650.1 H339

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

I’m OK – You’re OK by Thomas A. Harris (The Classic Bestseller That Has Changed the Lives of Millions), Call Number: 616.89 H316i

Language, Gender, and Sexuality: An Introduction by Scott F. Kiesling, Call Number: 408.66 K477L

Leadership Hacks: Clever Shortcuts to Boost Your Impact and Results by Scott Stein, Call Number: 658.409 S819L

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo, Call Number: 648 K821L

Loonshots: How to Nuture Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries by Safi Bahcall, Call Number: 658.409 B151L

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky, Call Number: 650.11 K675m

The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh, Call Number: 303.3 C559p

Cover of The Person You Mean To BeThe Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale, Call Number: 248.4 P358p

The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More! by Bruce Feiler, Call Number: 306.85 F298s

The Shift: How Seeing People as People Changes Everything by Kimberly White, Call Number 158.2 W585

Team Geek: A Software Developer’s Guide to Working Well with Others by Brian W. Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman, Call Number: 005.1 F559t

Thank You for Disrupting by Jean-Marie Dru, Call Number: 658.001 D794t

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New Books: Odds and Ends 74

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.

CaptureAnxiety and Depression Information for Teens: Health Tips about Mental-Health Disorders, Types, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Anxiety and Depression, Including Facts about the Protective Factors and Mental-Health Support, Mental-Health Literacy, and Living with Mental-Health Condition, Call Number: 616.852 A637 2020

The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai by Ha Jin, Call Number: 895.113 J617b
NOTE: “In his own time (701–762), Li Bai’s brilliant poems—shaped by Daoist thought, filled with an irrepressible lust for life—were never given their proper due. Nonetheless, his lines rang out on the lips of tavern singers, soldiers, and writers throughout the Tang dynasty, and his deep desire for a higher, more perfect world gave rise to his nickname: the Banished Immortal. With the instincts of a master novelist, Ha Jin draws on a wide range of historical and literary sources to weave the great poet’s life story, following Bai from his origins on the western frontier to his rambling travels as a young man. Jin also takes us through the poet’s later years—in which he became swept up in a military rebellion that altered the course of China’s history—and the mysterious circumstances of his death.”

The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity by Amy Webb, Call Number: 006.301 G646b
NOTE: “Artificial Intelligence is poised to change the course of human history forever, and the big nine companies who will determine its future – Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Facebook, Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent – serve masters whose needs are increasingly out of whack with humanity’s interests. Amy Webb’s sobering and prescient forecast into the present and future of AI provides the wake-up call we need when there is still time to change course… before the big nine lead humanity to disaster.” (Of the big 9 list, the last 3 that you probably don’t know are Chinese companies.)

CaptureCaste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson, Call Number: 305.512 W681c

College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be (new afterward by the author) by Andrew Delbanco, Call Number: 378.73 D344c

Columbine by Dave Cullen, Call Number: 373.788 C967c
NOTE: “What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we “know” is wrong. It wasn’t about jocks, Goths, or the Trench Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on scene, and spent ten years on this book-widely recognized as the definitive account. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on mountains of evidence, insight from the world’s leading forensic psychologists, and the killers’ own words and drawings-several reproduced in a new appendix. Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers. They contrast starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption among the survivors.”

Cracking the Digital Ceiling: Women in Computing Around the World, Edited by Carol Frieze and Jeria L. Quesenberry, Call Number: 004.082 C883
NOTE: “Is computing just for men? Are men and women suited to different careers? This collection of global perspectives challenges these commonly held western views, perpetuated as explanations for women’s low participation in computing. By providing an insider look at how different cultures worldwide impact the experiences of women in computing, the book introduces readers to theories and evidence that support the need to turn to environmental factors, rather than innate potential, to understand what determines women’s participation in this growing field. This wake-up call to examine the obstacles and catalysts within various cultures and environments will help those interested in improving the situation understand where they might look to make changes that could impact women’s participation in their classrooms, companies, and administrations.”

CaptureDaily Life in Immigrant American 1820-1870 by James M. Bergquist, Call Number: 305.906 B449d

The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills by David A. Ansell, Call Number: 362.109 A618d

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Planning, Leadership, and Programming in Action, Edited by Christine Bombaro, Call Number: LIB 027.63 D618

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis, Call Number: 323 D261f

Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas, Call Number: 979.49 D886f

The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America, Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman, Call Number: 305.8 G646

Grant Wood’s Secrets by Sue Taylor, Call Number: 759.13 W875t

The Great Demographic Illusion: Majority, Minority, and the Expanding American Mainstream by Richard Alba, Call Number: 305.8 A325g
CaptureNOTE: “Americans are under the spell of a distorted and polarizing story about their country’s future―the majority-minority narrative―which contends that inevitable demographic changes will create a society with a majority made up of minorities for the first time in the United States’s history. The Great Demographic Illusion reveals that this narrative obscures a more transformative development: the rising numbers of young Americans from ethno-racially mixed families, consisting of one white and one nonwhite parent. Examining the unprecedented significance of mixed parentage in the twenty-first-century United States, Richard Alba looks at how young Americans with this background will play pivotal roles in the country’s demographic future.”

Hershey’s 100th Anniversary: 100 Years of Hershey’s Favorites, Call Number: 641.3 H572

Hershey’s Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook, Call Number: 641.637 H572

Hometown Appetites: The Story of Clementine Paddleford, the Forgotten Food Writer Who Chronicled How America Ate by Kelly Alexander and Cynthia harris, Call Number: 641.509 A376h

How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs: The Syrian Arab Congress of 1920 and the Destruction of Its Historic Liberal-Islamic Alliance by Elizabeth F. Thompson, Call Number: 956.91 T469h

Information Law: Compliance for Librarians, Information Professionals, and Knowledge Managers by Charles Oppenheim, Adrienne Muir, Naomi Korn, Call Number: LIB 342.41 O621i

CaptureA Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by David Attenborough, Call Number: 508 A883L

Lost in a Gallup: Polling Failure in the U.S. Presidential Elections by W. Joseph Campbell, Call Number: 324.973 C192L

On the Offensive: Prejudice in Language Past and Present by Karen Stollznow, Call Number: 420.143 S875o

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff, Call Number: 973.931 G736o

The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology, Edited by Alison Attrill-Smith, Chris Fullwood, melanie Kepp, and Daria J. Kuss, Call Number: 004.019 O984

Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America, Edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter, Call Number: 813.64 R948

Sex, College and Social Media: A Commonsense Guide to Navigating the Hookup Culture by Cindy Pierce, Call Number: 176.083 P615s

Solved: How the World’s Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis by David Miller, Call Number: 307.76 M647s

Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit by Cindy Crosby and Thomas Dean, Call Number: 577.44 C949t

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell, Call Number: CL 305.8 J592t

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals by Saidiya Hartman, Call Number: 305.48 H333w

Why Hackers Win: Power and Disruption in the Network Society by Patrick Burkart and Tom McCourt, Call Number: 364.168 B959w
NOTE: “When people think of hackers, they usually think of a lone wolf acting with the intent to garner personal data for identity theft and fraud. But what about the corporations and government entities that use hacking as a strategy for managing risk? Why Hackers Win asks the pivotal question of how and why the instrumental uses of invasive software by corporations and government agencies contribute to social change. Through a critical communication and media studies lens, the book focuses on the struggles of breaking and defending the “trusted systems” underlying our everyday use of technology. It compares the United States and the European Union, exploring how cybersecurity and hacking accelerate each other in digital capitalism, and how the competitive advantage that hackers can provide corporations and governments may actually afford new venues for commodity development and exchange. Presenting prominent case studies of communication law and policy, corporate hacks, and key players in the global cybersecurity market, the book proposes a political economic model of new markets for software vulnerabilities and exploits, and clearly illustrates the social functions of hacking.”

Wildland Sentinel: Field Notes From an Iowa Conservation Officer by Erika Billerbeck, Call Number: 333.72 B597w

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How to Present Your Data

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Pretty much no one is going to make it through college without having to present a PowerPoint presentation or a paper that presents data. HOW you present that data is important. You can’t expect people to read your mind and so you have to present information in a way that is easy for them to read, understand, and process. This article focuses on PowerPoint, but many of the “rules” work with papers, too. Harvard Business Review gives you the details, but here are there 7 main points:

1) Make sure your data can be seen (Even at a distance)

2) Focus most on the points your data illustrates

3) Share one — and only one — major point from each chart

4) Label chart components clearly

5) Visually highlight “Aha!” zones

6) Write a slide title that reinforces the data’s point

7) Present to your audience, not to your data

There are many people who have issues with presenting. Hopefully these tips will make it easier for you. To sum it up in one sentence: make your data simple, clear, and easy to read then tell it TO people.

https://hbr.org/2020/02/present-your-data-like-a-pro

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.

Women’s History Month 2021

You learn something new every day. At least you should. The new thing I learned yesterday is that the term suffragette was seen as a derogatory term by the suffrage movement. The correct term is suffragist. I heard it on the radio but here is a link to more information from The National Park Service – Did You Know? Suffragist vs Suffragette

 

 

 

 

 

Our favorite suffragist. She resided in the library in 2020 to help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution

 

March is Women’s History Month so I’m taking the opportunity to highlight some relevant books in the Kirkwood Library collection. The books cover many topics, ranging from great women in history to 20th century women’s history to women at work to inspirational women, and even a couple books from our Children’s Literature collection. Click the title for a catalog link for more information and to see if the book is currently available for checkout.

Personal History by Katharine Graham, Call Number: 070.5 G739p

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates, Call Number: 305.42 G259m

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem, introduction by Emma Watson, Call Number: 305.42 S822o  I consider this a classic. It was originally published in 1983 and reprinted in 2019 with a new introduction.

A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross, Call Number: 305.48 B534b

No One Tells You This: A Memoir by Glynnis MacNicol, Call Number: 306.7 M169n

Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching by Paula Giddings, Call Number: 323.092 W454g

Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote by Ellen Carol DuBois, Call Number: 324.623 D815s

My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Call Number: 347.73 G493m

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore, Call Number: 363.17 M822r

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science– and the World by Rachel Swaby, Call Number: 509.252 S971h

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel, Call Number: 522.197 S677g

Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in that order) by Bridget Quinn, Call Number: 709.2 Q73b

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz, Call Number: Children’s Literature 305.409 S312r

Roses and Radicals: The Epic Story of How American Women Won the Right to Vote by Susan Zimet, Call Number: Children’s Literature 324.623 Z71r

New Books: Odds and Ends 73

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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.

Anxious Charlie to the Rescue by Terry Milne, Call Number: Children’s Literature 152.46 M659a

Anxiety Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer health Information about Prevalence, Risk Factors, Types, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Along with Facts about Comordities of Anxiety Disorders, Managing Symptoms of Anxiety, Financial Assistance and Support, and Resources for Additional Help and Information (2nd ed.), Call Number: 616.852 A637 2020

Apology to the Young Addict: A Memoir by James Brown, Call Number: 362.293 B878a
Opening with the tragic tale of an elderly couple consumed by opioid addiction and moving through the horrors of a Las Vegas massacre to the loss of a beloved sponsor, these essays draw on Brown’s personal journey to illustrate how an individual life, in all its messiness and charm, can offer a blueprint for healing. From writing about finding a new path in life while raising three sons, to making peace with the family whose ghosts have haunted him, and helping the next generation of addicts overcome their disease, this haunting and hopeful book is a reinvention of the recovery story and a lasting testimony from the master of the modern memoir.

Cover of Building a Life Worth LivingBomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War by Fred M. Kaplan, Call Number: 355.825 K173b

Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir by Marsha M. Linehan, Call Number: 618.928 L754b
Marsha Linehan tells the story of her journey from suicidal teenager to world-renowned developer of the life-saving behavioral therapy DBT, using her own struggle to develop life skills for others.

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow, Call Number: 331.413 F246c
NOTE: The journey to unmask Harvey Weinstein.

A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage by Christina Wolbrecht and J. Kevin Corder, Call Number: 324.623 W848c

The Cheffe: A Cook’s Novel by Marie Ndiaye, Call Number: PB NDI

Cover of Century of Votes for WomenClubfoot: The Quest for a Better Life for Millions of Children by Thomas M. Cook, Call Number: 617.585 C771c

Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy by Jane McAlevey, Call Number: 331.89 M114c

Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa by Rachelle Chase, Call Number: 977.786 C487c

Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight Against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic by Eric Eyre, Call Number: 362.293

Even the Rat Was White: A Historical View of Psychology (2nd ed.) by Robert V. Guthrie, Call Number:150.899 G984e

Eye Care Sourcebook: Basic Consumer health Information about Vision and Disorder Affecting the Eyes and Surrounding Structures, Including Facts About Hyperopia, Myopia, Presbyopia, Astigmatism, Cataracts, Mascular Degeneration, Glaucoma, and Other Disorders of the Cornea, Retina, Macula, Conjunctiva, and Optic Nerve, Along With Guidelines for Reorganizing and Treating Eye Disorders, Advice about Protecting the Eyes, Tips for living with Vision Impairment, a Glossary of Terms Related to the Eye Disorders, and a Directory of Resources for Further Information (6th ed.), Call Number: 617.7 E973 2020

Fixing Parental Leave: The Six Month Solution by Gayle Kaufman, Call Number: 331.257 K213f

Cover o Good PicturesGood Pictures: A History of Popular Photography by Kim Beil, Call Number: 770.1 B422g

In the Time of the Revolution: Living the War of American Independence by Alan Axelrod, Call Number: 973.323 A969i

Learning Disabilities Information For Teens: Health Tips About Academic Skills Disorders and Other Disabilities That Affect Learning, Including Information About Common Signs of Learning Disabilities, School Issues, Career Options, Employment Support, and Learning to Live With a Learning Disability and Other Related Issues (3rd ed.), Call Number: 618.928 L438 2020

Cover of My Own WordsMy Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Call Number: 347.73 G493m

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (10th Anniversary Edition) by Michelle Alexander, Call Number: 364.973 A377n 2020

North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction by Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green, Call Number: 920.004 P433n

OD: Naloxone and the Politics of Overdose by Nancy D. Campbell, Call Number: 362.293 C189o

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Deborah Riley Draper and Travis Thrasher, Call Number: 796.48 D765o

Cover of Olympic Pride American PrejudicePlants That Cure: Plants as a Source of Medicines, from Pharmaceuticals to Herbal Remedies by Elizabeth A. Dauncey and Melanie-Jayne R. Howes, Call Number: 615.321 D242p

Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines, Edited by Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Luke Charles Harris, Daniel Martinez HoSang and George Lipsitz, Call Number: 344.079 S451

Shaken Brain: The Science, Care and Treatment of Concussion by Elizabeth Sandel, Call Number: 616.8 S214 2020

Signature Wounds: The Untold Story of the Military’s Mental Health Crisis by David Kieran, Call Number: 362.208 K474s

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson, Call Number: 940.542 L334s

Stroke Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information about Brain and Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Hemorrhagic Stroke, Recurrent Stroke, and Its Causes with Information about Stroke Risk Factors and Prevention, Diagnostic Tests, Poststroke Complications, Rehabilitative Treatments, Such as Stroke Medications, Surgeries, and Therapies, Along with Life After Stroke, Tips for Caregivers, Managing Financial and Legal Issues, Advance Care Planning, and End-of-life Care after Stroke, A Glossary of Related Medical Terms, and a Directory of Resources for Further Help and Information (5th ed.), Call Number: 616.81 S921 2020

Suicide Prevention Information for Teens: Health tips about Suicide Causes and Prevention Including Facts about Risk Factors Such as Psychiatric Disorders and Life-Threatening Behaviors, Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Survivor Support, and More (4th ed.), Call Number: 362.28 S948 S948

Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America by W. Caleb McDaniel, Call Number: 306.362 M134s
NOTE: Born into slavery, Henrietta Wood was taken to Cincinnati and legally freed in 1848. In 1853, a Kentucky deputy sheriff named Zebulon Ward colluded with Wood’s employer, abducted her, and sold her back into bondage. She remained enslaved throughout the Civil War, giving birth to a son in Mississippi and never forgetting who had put her in this position. By 1869, Wood had obtained her freedom for a second time and returned to Cincinnati, where she sued Ward for damages in 1870. Astonishingly, after eight years of litigation, Wood won her case: in 1878, a Federal jury awarded her $2,500. The decision stuck on appeal. More important than the amount, though the largest ever awarded by an American court in restitution for slavery, was the fact that any money was awarded at all. By the time the case was decided, Ward had become a wealthy businessman and a pioneer of convict leasing in the South. Wood’s son later became a prominent Chicago lawyer, and she went on to live until 1912.

Together Apart: Stories by Erin A. Craig, Auriane Desombre, Erin Hahn, Bill Konigsberg, Rachael Lippincott, Brittney Morris, Sajni Patel, Natasha Preston, and Jennifer Yen, Call Number: PB TOG

Traveler’s Health and Safety Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health and Safety Information for Travelers, the Types and Modes of Travel, Tips on Choosing the Right Travel Accommodations, Pretravel Preparations, Including the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease, and Learning about Safety and Security with Traveling, Along with a Glossary of Terms Related to Travelers and Directory of Organizations for Further Help and Support (1st ed.), Call Number: 613.68 T779 2020

White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity by Robert P. Jones, Call Number: 277.3 J788w

The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation by Thavolia Glymph, Call Number: 973.708 G568w

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.