Keep Track of Your Flashdrives

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By far the most common thing in our lost and found is lost flashdrives. It’s all too easy to be printing something out and then be so concentrated on the paper copy that you forget to grab your flashdrive and in some cases even forget to log off of the computer. We get roughly half a dozen flashdrives / memory sticks / thumb drives every day. Around ninety percent of them are either Kirkwood design or, even more commonly, black. Flashdrives

Make It Easy To Find

We urge you to take a minute right now and create a word document called This Belongs To, put in your contact information, and save it to your flashdrive. In order to speed its return if you lose it and someone finds it. Adding something unique like a wrist band, lanyard, or key chain also speeds identification.

If You Lose a Flashdrive

If a flashdrive is turned into the Cedar Rapids library we turn it over to the library lost and found located at the Circulation Desk, phone number 398-5696. Students return to the library asking for these more than any other lost item so we hold them here a week. After that we turn them over to the main campus lost and found located at 230 Iowa Hall, phone number 398-5578 (they answer as student life, just ask for lost and found).

If a flashdrive is turned into the Iowa City library it is kept at the main desk, phone number 887-3613.

Bring a Flashdrive With You

It’s important to bring a flashdrive with you to the library any time you come to work on something because KIRKWOOD COMPUTERS WIPE CLEAN AS SOON AS YOU LOG OUT. Things you save on them disappear and will NOT be there the next time you come in.

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 34

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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: CL 629.409 A365L Title: Look to the Stars Author: Buzz Aldrin

Call Number: PB Hoo Title: Bottomland: A Novel Author: Michelle Hoover
NOTE: All Iowa Reads title this year.

Call Number: 153 V222s Title: Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal Author: Erik Vance

Call Number: 153.8 B472g Title: Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day Author: Sam Bennett

Call Number: 174.96 J391e Title: The Ethics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future Author: Sheila Jasanoff

Call Number: 302.23 H489m Title: Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and Transformation of American Politics Author: Nicole Hemmer

Call Number: 305.242 O935 Title: Our Black Sons Matter: Mothers Talk about Fears, Sorrows, and Hopes Editors: George Yancy, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, and Susan Hadley

Call Number: 305.43 R475w Title: Women and Leadership Author: Deborah L. Rhode

Call Number: 305.5 L4445s Title: A Short History of the U.S. Working Class: From Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century Author: Paul Le Blanc

Call Number: 305.8 T367s Title: Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families Author: Lori L. Tharps

Call Number: 305.9 M135c Title: Cast Away: True Stories of Survival from Europe’s Refugee Crisis Author: Charlotte McDonald-Gibson

Call Number: 333.91 N562g Title: The Global Water Crisis Author: David E. Newton

Call Number: 338.4 G984h Title: How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, An Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight Author: Julian Guthrie

Call Number: 338.7 C874c Title: Capital Moves: RCA’s Seventy-Year Quest for Cheap Labor Author: Jefferson Cowie

Call Number: 340.092 K355r Title: Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical Author: Sherie M. Randolph

Call Number: 355 D177L Title: Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Emperor Author: Stephen Dando-Collins

Call Number: 355.609 H643w Title: Warriors of the Steepe: A Military History of Central Asia 500 B.C. to 1700 A.D. Author: Erk Hildinger

Call Number: 358.8 L339r Title: The Realization of Star Trek Technologies: The Science, Not Fiction, Behind Brain Implants, Plasma Shields, Quantum Computing, and More Author: Mark E. Lasbury

Call Number: 362.1 G671d Title: Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts that Will Save Us Authors: Sara E. Gorman, PhD and Jack M. Gorman, MD

Call Number: 364.024 S552e Title: Exploring and Understanding Careers in Criminal Justice: A Comprehensive Guide Authors: Matthew J. Sheridan and Raymond R. Rainville

Call Number: 364.15 L365r Title: The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America Author: Barry Latzer

Call Number: 364.153 L973u Title: Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape Author: Jessica Luther

Call Number: 388.3 L767d Title: Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead Authors: Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman

Call Number: 391.4 B499w Title: Women from the Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us Author: Rachelle Bergstein

Call Number: 397.1 S359s Title: School Choice: The End of Public Education? Author: Mercedes K. Schneider

Call Number: 427.973 K198s Title: Speaking American: How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk A Visual Guide Author: Josh Katz

Call Number: 500.11 C624b Title: Build Your Own Time Machine: The Real Science of Time Travel Author: Brian Clegg

Call Number: 595.78 M358r Title: Rainbow Dust: Three Centuries of Butterfly Delight (new ed) Author: Peter Marren
NOTE: A cultural history of butterflies.

Call Number: 626.99 K141w Title: When Breath Becomes Air Author: Paul Kalanithi

Call Number: 629.13 W954w Title: The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane Author: Russell Freedman
NOTE: With many original photographs by Wilbur and Orville Wright

Call Number: 629.8 J823r Title: Robots Author: John Jordan

Call Number: 636.8 T891L Title: The Lion in the Living Room: How Housecats Tamed Us and Took Over the World Author: Abigail Tucker

Call Number: 650.1 B777f Title: Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict Author: Heather Boushey

Call Number: 658.1 P152w Title: The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide (4th ed) Author: Peri Pakroo

Call Number: 658.15 M154h Title: How to Write a Business Plan Author: Mike P. McKeever

Call Number: 658.3 L244w Title: When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work Authors: Lynne C. Lancaster and David Stillman

Call Number: 659.1 W959a Title: The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble To Get Inside Our Heads Author: Tim Wu

Call Number: 791.45 W768g Title: Oprah Winfrey: A Biography [2nd ed] Author: Helen S. Garson

Call Number: 796.334 W243f Title: Forward:A Memoir Author: Abby Wambach
NOTE: Wambach is a top soccer player and equal rights advocate.

Call Number: 920.72 W131b Title: Behind Every Great Man: The forgotten Women Behind the World’s Famous and Infamous Author: Marlene Wagman-Geller

Call Number: 956.704 B688w Title: Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Author: Daniel P. Bolger

Call Number: 958.104 B612f Title: The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden Author: Mark Bowden

Call Number: 973.91 R781g Title: Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill Author: Mark Lee Gardner

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.

Spring Break Library Hours 2017

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Both branches of the Kirkwood Community College Library will have special hours over Spring Break. Please check that we are open before you make a special trip. Our article databases and eBook collections will remain available online 24/7.

The hours below are for the Cedar Rapids branch. The Iowa City branch will be open 8-5 M-F over spring break. They will be open their normal hours Sat., March 11th, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, but closed Sat., March 18, 2017.

Sat., March 11th

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Sun., March 12th

Closed

Mon., March 13th –  Fri., March 17th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., March 18th

Closed

Sun., March 19th

3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mon., March 20th

Resume Normal Hours

New Books: Odds and Ends 33

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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: ELA 362.733 Title: Learning to Live: A Black Woman’s Journey  Beyond Foster Care Author: Theresa Cameron

Call Number: 071 A545n Title: The News Media: What Everyone Needs to Know Authors: C.W.Anderson, Leonard Downie, and Michael Schudson

Call Number: 152.3 P832L Title: Laterality: Exploring the Enigma of Left-Handedness Author: Clare Porac

Call Number: 153.4 L666f Title: A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age Author: Daniel J. Levitin

Call Number: 303.66 B571d Title: The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War (2nd ed.) Author: Robert Bevan
NOTE: “Attacks on Nimrud and Palmyra, the cracked domes of mosques from Iraq to Bosnia, the fall of the World Trade Center towers on 11 September when architectural totems such as these are targeted for destruction in conflicts more than mere buildings are at stake.”

Call Number: 305.242 D996g Title: Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women Author: Carol Dyhouse

Call Number: 324.273 M145f Title: A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America Author: Michael McGerr

Call Number: 327.73 T583n Title: The Nightingale’s Song Author: Robert Timberg
NOTE:The lives of five Annapolis graduates – John McCain, James Webb, Oliver North, Robert McFarlane, and John Poindexter – to reveal how the Vietnam War continues to haunt America.

Call Number: 332.4 W561n Title: Naked Money: A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters Author: Charles Wheelan

Call Number: 338.064 A281s Title: The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation Authors: Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker

Call Number: 338.476 M471e Title: The End of Detroit: How the Big Three Lost Their Grip on the American Car Market Author: Micheline Maynard

Call Number: 346.73 S822L 2015 Title: Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business (14th ed) Author: Fred S. Steingold

Call Number: 363.34 C878h Title: How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe’s Path, From the Caribbean to Siberia Authors: Stan Cox and Paul Cox

Call Number: 363.41 G729c Title: Carry A. Nation: Retelling the Life Author: Fran Grace
NOTE: A leading prohibitionist of the 19th century, Nation was best known for openly attacking saloons and bars and using a hatchet to break up bottles and barrels of liquor.

Call Number: 364.1 W259h Title: Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century Author: Jason Morgan Ward

Call Number: 370.11 N553r Title: Reskilling America: Learning to Labor in the Twenty-First Century Authors: Katherine S. Newman and Hella Winston

Call Number: 372.21 C554i Title: The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups Author: Erika Christakis

Call Number: 378.1 M169b Title: Becoming A Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success Authors: Tia Brown McNair, Susan Albertine, Michelle Asha Cooper, Nicolre McDonald, and Thomas Major Jr.

Call Number: 378.3 G621p Title: Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and The Betrayal of the American Dream Author: Sara Goldrick-Rab

Call Number: 510.92 L481h Title: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Call Number: 606.85 D688i Title: In a Different Key: The Story of Autism Authors: John Donvan and Caren Zucker

Call Number: 613 W137h Title: The Hand Book: Surviving in a Germ-Filled World Author: Miryam Z. Wahrman

Call Number: 641.3 S642e Title: Eating History: 30 Turning Points in the Making of America Cuisine Author: Andrew F. Smith

Call Number: 650.1 B675e Title: Enough Author: John C. Bogle
NOTE: The Father of Index Investing and founder of Vanguard shares his own journey, filled with famous characters and telling anecdotes, that aims to teach investors the importance of doing the right thing, how to be a strong leader in today’s world, and what it means to have “enough.

Call Number: 658.1 P152s 2016 Title: The Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide Author: Peri H. Pakroo

Call Number: 937.06 G624p Title: Pax Romana: War, Peace, and Conquest in the Roman World Author: Adrian Goldsworthy

Call Number: 947.086 M996n Title: The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin Author: Steven Lee Myers

Call Number: 956.91 C555c Title: Come, Tell me How You Live Author: Agatha Christie
NOTE: Writing as Agatha Christie Mallowan, her legal name after her second marriage, Christie shares Memories from Archaeological Expeditions in the Mysterious Middle East.

Call Number: 973.73 M984s Title: A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War Authors: Williamson Murray and Wayne Wei-Siang Hsieh

Call Number: 973.8 R311 Title: The Reconstruction Era Editors: Robert K. Sutton and John A. Latschar
NOTE: The NPS has been working on bringing more of the story of Reconstruction into their historic sites. They felt that the books they were finding weren’t keeping up with current Reconstruction research and so they published this one themselves.

Call Number: 973.8 T886r Title: The Roughest Riders: The Untold Story of the Black Soldiers in the Spanish-American War Author: Jerome Tuccille

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How do you get research help?

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The circulation desk may be the heart of the library where books and other materials pump in and out, but the librarians at the reference desk are the brain helping to answer questions, troubleshooting and fixing problems, and teaching classes.

Need a fact like the latest estimate of the population of white tail deer in Iowa?
Ask at the reference desk. (Roughly 200,000 according to the Iowa DNR)

Having trouble finding information on your topic and need help?
Ask at the reference desk.

Not sure about how to do a citation in MLA or APA?
Ask at the reference desk.

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Ask Us!

You can contact the reference desk in several different ways.

  1. You can come in and person and talk to the librarians. Any time the library is open, except for 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm Monday-Thursday in Cedar Rapids, a credentialed reference librarian is available to help. Stopping by in person is especially recommended for people working on citations and is sometimes more helpful for research questions.
  2. Call into the reference desk. In Cedar Rapids call 398-5697 directly or 1-866-452-8504 toll free. In Iowa City call 887-3612.Proquest Chat Box
  3. Chat in to the librarians by clicking on the blue “Questions? Ask a librarian” box on the right side of the library website. Also find it in EBSCO at the bottom of the right hand column on any results page and in ProQuest in a slightly different format in the bottom left hand column of any results page. Please note that sometimes our IM isn’t terribly I if we’re really busy, so please be patient. The chat opens into its own tab and you can navigate away from the page you found it on without disconnecting us if you want to work on something else while you wait. If you wait long enough a prompt will come up to e-mail instead, you’ll get a more timely answer if you wait or chat back in a few minutes.
  4. You can e-mail the library at: Library library@kirkwood.edu
    The account is checked daily.

No matter how you get in contact, we’re always glad to hear from you at the library.

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Picture Books on Emotional Subjects Update 2017

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We’ve had a couple of assignments that students have brought in where they needed to find picturebooks along various themes. Many are emotional picturebooks. Some titles are repeated if they fit under more than one category. Picture books are normally designed for 3 to 7 year olds or 4 to 7 years olds. These children’s books are available at the Cedar Rapids location, but can be requested to be sent to any center at any time.

If you’re working on a project, but don’t see your subject or a particular title you’re looking for, ask at the desk and we’ll see what children’s literature we can find. For on-going projects we can also order titles to support them if you let us know.

We’ve updated the list for Spring 2017. If you’re still having trouble finding what you want, stop at the reference desk and ask.

Addiction

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 V217wr Title: The Wretched Stone Author: Chris Van Allsburg

Afraid to Face Challenges

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 Q12f Title: First Grade Jitters Author: Robert Quackenbush

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 Y192w Title: What Do You Do With a Problem? Author: Kobi Yamada

Alcoholism

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 362.29 L285w Title: When Someone in the Family Drinks Too Much Author: Richard C. Langsen

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 H636u Title: Up and Down the Mountain: Helping Children Cope With Parental Alcoholism Author: Pamela Leib Higgins

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 W814 Title: Wishes and Worries: Coping With a Parent Who Drinks Too Much Alcohol Author: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Authors: Lars Rudebjer, Gretchen Kelbaugh, and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Anger

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 152.47 M899d Title: Don’t Rant and Rave on Wednesday Author: Adolph Moser

Arrogance Punished

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 811.54 S496ye Title: Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories Author: Dr. Seuss

Belonging

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 W724m Title: My Name is Sangoel Authors: Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 816.3 S561o Title: Oliver at the Window Author: Elizabeth Shreeve

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 823.92 K545m Title: Mutt Dog! Author: Stephen Michael King

Bullying

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 D278o Title: Oliver Button Is a Sissy Author: Tomie dePaola

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 D611s Title: Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are Author: Maria Dismondy

Cancer

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 616.99 G128m Title: My Book for Kids with Cansur [i.e. cancer] Authors: Jason Gaes, Adam Gaes, and Tim Gaes

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 618.92 M982a Title: Angels and Monsters: A Child’s Eye View of Cancer Author: Lisa Murray

Child Abuse

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 K64r Title: The Right Touch: A Read Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse Authors: Sandra Klevan and Jody Bergsma

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 S553b Title: Because It’s My Body! Author: Joanne Sherman

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 S795m Title: My Body Belongs To Me: A Book About Body Safety Authors: Jill Starishevsky and Angela Padron

Crime

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 B268m Title: Maxi, the Hero Author: Debra Barracca

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 B868L Title: The Lunch Thief Author: Anne C. Bromley

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 D256b Title: Ben Rides On Author: Matt Davies

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 K676w Title: Who Stole Mona Lisa? Author: Ruthie Knapp

Dealing With Old Age and/or Memory Loss

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 S654g Title: Grandpa Green Author: Lane Smith

Death

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 155.937 B878w  Title: When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death Authors: Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Tolon Brown

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 155.937 T461i Title: I Miss You: A First Look at Death Author: Pat Thomas

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 306.9 M657g Title: Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying Author: Joyce C. Mills

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 306.9 S782d Title: The Death Book Author: Pernilla Stalfelt

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 618.92 M982a Title: Angels and Monsters: A Child’s Eye View of Cancer Author: Lisa Murray

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

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 B976f Title: The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages Author: Leo Buscaglia

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 D419n Title: Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs Author: Tomie de Paola

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 R994oL Title: The Old Woman Who Named Things Author: Cynthia Rylant

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 L666i Title: Ida, Always Authors: Caron Levis and Charles Santoso

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 G211n Title: Never Say Goodbye Author: Lea Gillespie Grant

See also Cancer

Discrimination

See Individuality and Prejudice

Divorce

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 306.89 L295i Title: It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear Author: Vicki Lansky

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 306.89 M823w Title: When My Parents Forgot How To Be Friends Author: Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 306.89 R212i Title: I Don’t Want to Talk About It Author: Jeanie Franz Ransom

Call Number: Easy Reading 816.3 S561o Title: Oliver at the Window Author: Elizabeth Shreeve

Exchange Student – Going to a different country

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 B942w Title: Town Mouse, Country Mouse Author: Jan Brett

Call Number: Easy Reading CL  813.54 S531g Title: Gila Monsters Meet You At The Airport Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Fear, Facing Fear

Call Number: 813.54 F855b Title: Beady Bear Author: Don Freeman

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 H465s Title: Some Things Are Scary Authors: Florence Parry Heide and Jules Feiffer

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 M133mi Title: Mirette on the High Wire Author: Emily Arnold McCully

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 W455s Title: Shy Charles Author: Rosemary Wells

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 A427i Title: I’m Not Scared! Author: Jonathan Allen

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 C282a  Title: Alfie Is Not Afraid Author: Patricia Carlin

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 D281p Title: Pete at the Beach (Pete the Cat) Author: James Dean

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 Q12f Title: First Grade Jitters Author: Robert Quackenbush

See also PTSD

Friends over Possessions

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 K634w Title: We Found A Hat Author: Jon Klassen

Holocaust

Call Number: Easy Reading 813.6 R969i Title: I Will Come Back For You: A Family In Hiding During World War II Author: Marisabina Russo

Call Number: 813.6 W834b Title: Benno and the Night of Broken Glass Author: Meg Wiviott

Homelessness, Hunger

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 A544L Title: The Little Match Girl Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 B868L Title: The Lunch Thief Author: Anne C. Bromley

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 W724c Title: The Can Man Author: Laura E. Williams

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 823.92 K545m Title: Mutt Dog! Author: Stephen Michael King

Individuality and Accepting Differences

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 D278o Title: Oliver Button Is a Sissy Author: Tomie dePaola

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 H513c Title: Chester’s Way Author: Kevin Henkes

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 H513ch Title: Chrysanthemum Author: Kevin Henkes

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 L642t  Title: Tacky the Penguin Authors: Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 W455s Title: Shy Charles Author: Rosemary Wells

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 B261L Title: Leo: A Ghost Story Author: Mac Barnett

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 B712n Title: Not Every Princess Authors: Jeffrey Bone and Lisa Bone

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 C545e Title: Ella Sarah Gets Dressed Author: Margaret Chodos-Irvine

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 G462f Title: For Every Child A Better World Authors: Louise Gikow, Ellen Weiss, and Bruce McNally

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 M123h Title: Hondo and Fabian Author: Peter McCarty

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 M643c Title: Cinderstella: A Tale of Planets Not Princes Authors: Brenda S. Miles and Susan D. Sweet

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 P259i Title: It’s Okay to Be Different Author: Todd Parr

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 W482t Title: They All Saw A Cat Author: Brendan Wenzel

Isolation

Call Number: Easy Reading 813.6 P695t Title: Templeton Gets His Wish Author: Greg Pizzoli

Call Number: Easy Reading 816.3 S561o Title: Oliver at the Window Author: Elizabeth Shreeve

Karma

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 158 C549o Title: On My Way to a Happy Life Authors: Deepak Chopra and Kristina Tracy

Long Distance Relationship

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 S179t Title: Tea With Grandpa Author: Barney Saltzberg

Loss of Community

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 H294i Title: I Like Where I Am Author: Jessica Harper

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 M468w Title: We Are Moving Author: Mercer Mayer

Call Number: Easy Reading 813.6 P695t Title: Templeton Gets His Wish Author: Greg Pizzoli

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 U31s Title: A Storm Called Katrina Author: Myron Uhlberg

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 U561b Title: Bad Bye, Good Bye Authors: Deborah Underwood and Jonathan Bean

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 W725b Title: Brother in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan Author: Mary Williams

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 Y679m Title: Mali Under the Night Sky: A Lao Story of Home Author: Youme

Nature – Importance Of

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 B674W Title: The White Cat and the Monk Author: JoEllen Bogart

Paranoia

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 R462c Title: Creepy Carrots! Author: Aaron Reynolds

Perception

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 W482t Title: They All Saw A Cat Author: Brendan Wenzel

Persistence

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 B261s Title: Sam and Dave Dig A Hole Author: Mac Barnett

Poverty

See Homelessness

Prejudice

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 323.4 R221m Title: Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Authors: Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 370.19 B851c B851c  Title: The Story of Ruby Bridges Authors: Robert Coles and George Ford

Call Number:  Easy ReadingCL 782.1 A548r  Title: When Marian Sang : The True Recital of Marian Anderson – the Voice of a Century Authors: Pam Muñoz Ryan and Brian Selznick

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 R582t Title: Tar Beach Author: Faith Ringgold

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 W455y Title: Yoko Author: Rosemary Wells

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 B214w Title: White Water Authors: Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 T957d Title: Desmond and the Very Mean Word Authors: Archbishop Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams

PTSD

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 616.85 A565w Title: Why Are You So Scared?: A Child’s Book About Parents With PTSD Author: Beth Andrews

Questioning

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 W112a Title: Ask Me Author: Bernard Waber

Refugees

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 S228j Title: The Journey Author: Francesca Sanna

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 Y756t Title: Teacup Authors: Rebecca Young and Matt Ottley

Self-Sacrifice for Others

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 K634w Title: We Found A Hat Author: Jon Klassen

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 W724c Title: The Can Man Author: Laura E. Williams

Sexual Abuse

See Child Abuse

Terrorism

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 T536t Title: Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey Author: Maira Kalman

Trying to Find Your Ethnic Identity

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 F855b Title: Beady Bear Author: Don Freeman

 War and Fighting

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.54 T536t Title: The Tiger Who Would Be King Author: James Thurber

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6H498s Title: Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914 Author: John Hendrix

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 R253a Title: America’s White Table Author: Margot Theis Raven

Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 S228j Title: The Journey Author: Francesca Sanna

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Do You Know About Our Film Databases?

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Did you know that your library now provides access for faculty, staff, and students to two film databases? Kanopy Streaming Video was added in the summer of 2015, while Films on Demand was added in the fall of 2016. Both services provide streaming videos that can be shown in a classroom, watched from home (accessed using K# and password), or even embedded in Talon. Public performance rights are even provided through these two databases.

kanopyKanopy offers “titles from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, California Newsreel, New Day Films, Universal Paramount, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation and more.” Films on Demand provides Kirkwood access to their Master Academic Package, Master Career & Tech Ed, Archival Films & Newsreels Collection, Nursing Collection, World Cinema Collection,  Veterinary Collection and Physical Therapy Collection.

films-on-demandHowever, if you search both databases and cannot find what you need, please let a librarian know. We are glad to purchase a copy that will be housed with the library collection and added to Kirkwood’s “Video on Demand” system provided through Media Services.

 

Do you know about these services available around campus? (Note: It was updated a couple of times since it was originally published most recently February 14, 2017.)

Our trials for Credo and Global Road Warrior still have a week or so yet. Do you have an assignment where your students have to investigate or compare countries? Would Global Road Warrior help with that? Have a project where a specialized encyclopedia could help clarify things to students with Credo? Please look at the sources and let us know if they’d help your students succeed.

It’s Tax time again. Get some basic information.

Look for our annual faculty survey to come out the last week of March. Find our report from last year.

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

Business

Holocaust

Odds and Ends 31

Odds and Ends 32

Presidents

Very Short Introduction Series

Tests

HiSet Formerly GED

Replacements for COMPASS

Our Special Display This Month

During February our displays are for African-American History Month and Books with Movie Tie-Ins

EVENT – SPECIAL HOURS

During Spring Break Week, both Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Kirkwood Library locations will be closed the Sunday before and the Saturday after and be open 8am – 5 pm Monday thru Friday.

Tech Tips

Digital Natives? and Information Literacy

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And remember you contact us at the library any time by phone, e-mail, chat, or stop on by! We’re always glad to see you! Look for the next issue of our newsletter. And remember you contact us at the library any time by phone, e-mail, chat, or stop on by! We’re always glad to see you! Look for the next issue of our newsletter.

New Books: Presidents 2017

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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. Today we are sharing titles that have entered our collection this year that have to do with Presidents in honor of Washington’s Birthday, the official name of the holiday.

These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Also, check out our posts from Presidents Day 2013, and Presidents Day 2015 especially where did Presidents Day come from and is it all the fault of a cat?

Call Number: 352.23 B348a Title: The American Vice Presidency: From the Shadow to the Spotlight Authors: Jody C. Baumgartner with Thomas F. Crumblin

Call Number: 973.09 W932p Title: The Presidential Quiz Book Author: Fred L. Worth

Call Number: 973.099 F299a Title: Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barak Obama Author: Ronald L. Feinman

Call Number: 973.51 M182k Title: James Madison: A Biography Author: Ralph Ketcham

Call Number: 973.92 H279e Title: The Effective Presidency: Lessons On Leadership From John F. Kennedy To Barack Obama (2nd ed.) Author: Erwin C. Hargrove

And enjoy some extra information from the archives about George Washington, whose birthday is the approximated each year as the holiday (it moves to stay on Monday).
http://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/washington

And FYI if you ever get asked about the holiday:
http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2004/winter/gw-birthday-1.html

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: Holocaust 2017

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Every year the Thaler Fund donates money for books about the Holocaust to the Kirkwood Community College Library.  This is a local fund managed by the Temple Judah of Cedar Rapids. According to their website the Thaler fund was created and endowed by Dr. David and Joan Thaler: “to keep alive the memory of the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust and to combat the propaganda of those who deny that the Holocaust ever happened by supporting a continuing course of study about the Holocaust at Coe College, Mount Mercy College and Kirkwood Community College.” The fund also brings Yom Hashoah speakers to Cedar Rapids each year.

Call Number: Oversize 365.45 K629g Title: Gulag: Life and Death Inside the Soviet Concentration Camps Author: Tomasz Kizny

Call Number: 305.892 W322o Title: On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War Author: Bernard Wasserstein

Call Number: 909.08 C753r Title: Reflections on a Ravaged Century Author: Robert Conquest

Call Number: 940.53 G878g Title: Golden Harvest Author: Jan Tomasz Gross

Call Number: 940.53 J597 Title: Jews in Nazi Berlin: From Kristallnacht to Liberation Editors: Beate Meyer, Hermann Simon, and Chana Schutz

Call Number: 940.53 S345p Title: The Promise Authors: Eva Schloss and Barbara Powers

Call Number: 940.53 W361 Title: We Are Children Just the Same: Vedem, The Secret Magazine by the Boys of Terezin Authors: Marie Rut Krizkova, Kurt Jiri Kotouc, and Zdenek Ornest

Call Number: 940.531 F499gh Title: The Holocaust Industry: Reflections and on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering Author: Norman G. Finkelstein

Call Number: 943.086 E928t Title: The Third Reich in History and Memory Author: Richard J. Evans

Call Number: 967.571 K236i Title: Inside the Hotel Rwanda: The Surprising True Story….And Why it Matters Today Authors: Edouard Kaythura and Kerry Aukus

Thaler in Iowa City

Call Number: 943 F529h Title: The History of an Obsession: German Judeophobia and the Holocaust Author: Klaus P. Fischer

Call Number: 956.62 A313s Title: A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility Author: Taner Akcam

On Topic But Not From Thaler

Call Number: CL 943.0086 F853w Title: We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler Author: Russell Freedman

Call Number: 341.6 M153n Title: Nazis After Hitler: How Perpetrators of the Holocaust Cheated Justice and Truth Author: Donald M. McKale

Find Lists From Previous Years

The donations started before these lists, but we started doing blog posts of lists in 2011.

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: Business 2016

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Here at Kirkwood Library Services we like to post from time to time a collection of books recently added to our collection on a particular topic. This time’s subject is business. Whether you’re interested in managing your own money or making it in business check one of these out. These are just a scattering of what we’ve gotten lately. Look for one the next time you stop by the library. 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: 006.301 K174h Title: Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Author: Jerry Kaplan

Call Number: 158.5 V969n Title: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It Authors: Chris Voss with Tahl Raz

Call Number: 332.4 W561n Title: Naked Money: A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters Author: Charles Wheelan

Call Number: 338.064 A281s Title: The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation Authors: Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker

Call Number: 338.476 M471e Title: The End of Detroit: How the Big Three Lost Their Grip on the American Car Market Author: Micheline Maynard

Call Number: 346.73 S822L 2015 Title: Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business (14th ed) Author: Fred S. Steingold

Call Number: 364.16 S426s Title: Scammed: Learn from the Biggest Consumer and Money Frauds How Not to Be a Victim Author: Ginig Graham Scott

Call Number: 331.13 F711r Title: Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future Author: Martin Ford

Call Number: 332.4 W561n Title: Naked Money: A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters Author: Charles Wheelan

Call Number: 609 B513m Title: The Myths of Innovation Author: Scott Berkun

Call Number: 650.1 K921i Title: It’s Always Personal: Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace Author: Anne Kreamer

Call Number: 658.1 P152s 2016 Title: The Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide Author: Peri H. Pakroo

Call Number: 658.1 P152w Title: The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide (4th ed) Author: Peri Pakroo

Call Number: 658.4 P485t Title: The 10 Laws of Trust: Building the Bonds That Make a Business Great Authors: Joel Peterson with David A. Kaplan

Call Number: 791.43 L668t Title: To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History Author: Lawrence Levy

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