New Books: Earth Day 2018

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A decorate Display covered with environmental booksDo 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.

Environmental Wins

It seems like environmentalists never take a win, but here are two positive stories to kick off Earth Day.

Ecologists Take a Win:
https://www.britannica.com/spotlight/what-happened-to-acid-rain

More Good News Farmers Work on the Dead Zone:
https://www.iowafarmbureau.com/Article/Gulf-of-Mexico-Dead-Zone-What-Where-Why

Children’s Literature

Earth-Friendly Living by Miriam Coleman, Call Number: CL 640 C692e

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, Call Number: CL Easy Reading 363.728 P3240

Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon with Bart Davis, Call Number: CL 813.6 K567t

What a Waste! Where Does Garbage Go! by Claire Eamer, Call Number: CL 363.72 E121w

Adult Books

The Politics of Water Scarcity: Opposing Viewpoints, Call Number: Debate 333.91 P769
NOTE: You can’t check this one out, but it’s definitely worth a read anyway. Find it in our Debate section. Water scarcity is going to be one of the major issues for this century.

The Aliens Among Us: How Invasive Species Are Transforming The Planet — and Ourselves by Leslie Anthony, Call Number: 578.62 A628a

Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement (Updated ed.) by Peter Singer, Call Number: 179.3 S617a

Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change by Geoff Dembicki, Call Number: 363.738 D374a

The Carbon Code: How You Can Become A Climate Change Hero by Brett Favaro, Call Number: 363.738 F272c

Chemical Lands: Pesticides, Aerial Spraying, and Health in North America’s Grasslands Since 1945 by David D. Vail, Call Number: 363.17 V129c

Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know by Philip J. Landrigan and Mary M. Landrigan, Call Number: 616.9 L262c

Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living by Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers, and Suzanne Shaw, Call Number: 363.7 C774

Curbing Catastrophe: Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World by Timothy H. Dixon, Call Number: 363.34 D621c

Dawn of the Solar Age: An End to Global Warming and to Fear by Prem Shankar Jha, Call Number: 333.792 J599d
NOTE: All about how solar power can provide a bright new tomorrow for us and the planet.

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan, Call Number: 577.63 E282d

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawken, Call Number: 363.738 D767

Drinking Water: A History (Revised and Updated) by James Salzman, Call Number: 363.6 S186d
NOTE: Water scarcity is going to be one of the major issues for this century.

Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises by Erich Hoyt, Call Number: 599.503 H869

Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health by Jay Lemery and Paul Auerbach, Call Number: 613 L552e

Extreme Conditions: Big Oil and the Transformation of Alaska by John Strohmeyer, Call Number: 338.2 S921e

The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease and the End of an Empire by Kyle Harper, Call Number: 937 H294f

Frack This! The Untold Story About Earthquakes Caused by Humans by Christian D. Klose, Call Number: 551.22 K663f

Gasping for Air: How Breathing is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Kevin Glynn, Call Number: 616.2 G568g

The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are by Paul Bogard, Call Number: 631.4 B674g

High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater by William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley, Call Number: 628.1 A435h

Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West by Gary Ferguson, Call Number: 634.9 F352L

Making Local Food Work: The Challenges and Opportunities of Today’s Small Farmers by Brandi Janssen, Call Number: 338.209 J352m

The Marine World: A Natural History of Ocean Life by Frances Dipper, Call Number: 577.7 D596m

Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, A Poisonous Plant, and their Remarkable Story of Coevolution by Anurag Agrawal, Call Number: 595.78 A227m

National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals by Joel Sartore, Call Number: 779 S251p

Rainforest by Lewis Blackwell, Call Number: 333.75 B632r

Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things by M.R. O’Connor, Call Number: 591.68 O187r

A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Wooland by Cornelia F. Mutel, Call Number: 577.3 M992s
NOTE: Ecologist Connie Mutel talks about what she sees of climate change in Iowa.

Thank You Fossil Fuels and Good Night: The Twenty-First Century’s Energy Transition by Gregory Meehan, Call Number: 621.042 M494t

Toxic Cocktail: How Chemical Pollution is Poisoning Our Brains by Barbara Demenex, Call Number: 612.4 D376t

Travels in Alaska by John Muir, Call Number: 508.798 M953t

Understanding Veganism: Biography and Identity by Nathan Stephens Griffin, Call Number: 641.3 G852u

Whales: Their Biology and Behavior by Philip Hammond, Sonja Heinrich, Sascha Hooker, and Peter Tyack, Call Number: 599.5 H227w

What’s So Controversial about Genetically Modified Food? by John T. Lang, Call Number: 664 L269w

When the Hills Are Gone: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community by Thomas W. Pearson, Call Number: 622 P362w

Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and the Return of Wild American Wolves by Brenda Peterson, Call Number: 599.773 P485w

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New Books: Odds and Ends 46

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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.

Children’s Book

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark, Call Number: CL 510.92 W214a

Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer by Fiona Robinson, Call Number: CL 510.92 H798r

Conquering Lyme Disease: Science Bridges the Great Divide by Brian A. Fallon and Jennifer Sotsky, Call Number: 616.9 F196c

Goodnight, Numbers by Danica McKellar, Call Number: Easy Reading CL 813.6 M154g
NOTE: Designed to help give children a good feeling about numbers and math.

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark, Call Number: CL 359.009 H798w
NOTE: A pioneering woman computer programmer who coined the term computer bug.

Adult Books

1177 B.C. The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric H. Cline, Call Number: 930.1C641o
NOTE: Late Bronze Age civilizations went from booming to near extinction within a couple of decades. Here’s what happened.

After the Cradle Falls: What Child Abuse Is, How We Respond To It, And What You Can Do About It by Melissa Jonson-Reid and Brett Drake, Call Number: 364.15J81a

The Annotated African American Folktales, Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Maria Tatar, Call Number: 398.208 A615

Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Man by Jeffrey Kluger, Call Number: 629.45 K667a

The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell, Edited by Harry S. Laver and Jeffrey J. Matthews, Call Number: 355.3 A784

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse, Call Number: 523.01 T994a T994a

Australia: A Cultural History (3rd ed.) by John Rickard, Call Number: 994 R539au

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes by Adam Rutherford, Call Number 611 R975b

Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff by Chip Gaines, Call Number: 650.1 G142c

The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is A Waste of Time and Money by Bryan Caplan, Call Number: 371.01 C244c

The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute To His White Mother by James McBride, Call Number 974.7 M119c
NOTE: A man explores his mother’s story, how she was born in Poland, raised in the South, went north, married a black man, and worked to send 12 children to college.

Conquering Lyme Disease: Science Bridges the Great Divide by Brian A. Fallon and Jennifer Sotsky, Call Number: 616.9 F196c

Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism by Marc Arnonson and Marina Budhos, Call Number:770 A769e

The Gift of Failure: How to Step Back and Let Your Child Succeed by Jessica Lahey, Call Number: 649.7 L183g

He Call Me By Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the Forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty by S. Jonathan Bass, Call Number: 305.8 W317b

How Language Began: The History of Humanity’s Greatest Invention by Daniel L. Everett, Call Number: 401 E933h

Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson, Call Number: 709.2 L581w

Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice by Sidney Powell, Call Number: 353.465 P886L

The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery by Bill James, Call Number: 364.152 J273m

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris, Call Number 791.45 H315n

Northern Ireland: The Reluctant Peace by Feargal Cochrane, Call Number: 941.608 C663n

Packin’Cats for the Arrr-Meee: Fun on the Farm in the ‘Forties by Geraldine Fromm Schwarz and John Robert Fromm, Call Number: 779.963 S411p

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum, Call Number: 947.708 A648r

The Republic For Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 by Richard White, Call Number: 973.8 W587r

The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War by J.L. Bell, Call Number: 973.311 B433r

Running From the Mirror: A Memoir by Howard Shulman, Call Number: 362.1 S562r
NOTE: Just 3 days after he was born Howard Shulman contracted an infection that destroyed his face. His parents abandoned him at the hospital and this is his story has he made himself a success.

Running Science: Optimizing Training and Performance, Consultant Editor John Brewer, Call Number: 613.7 R943r

Siege Warfare: The Fortress in the Early Modern World, 1494-1660 by Christopher Duffy, Call Number: 355.44 D858si

Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine by Joe Hagan, Call Number: 070.5 H141s

Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: A True Story of Bad Breaks and Small Miracles by Heather Lende, Call Number: 813.6 L564t
NOTE: A near-fatal bicycle accident has given Lende a few more reasons to consider matters both spiritual and temporal. Her idea of spirituality is rooted in community, and here she explores faith and forgiveness, loss and devotion-as well as raising totem poles, canning salmon, and other distinctly Alaskan adventures.

Tudor Fashion by Eleri Lynn, Call Number: 391 L989t

Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe by Bert S. Hall, Call Number: 355.02 H174w

Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick J. Deneen, Call Number: 320.51 D392w

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, Call Number: 612.8 L563w
NOTE: Includes research about school start times.

The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found by Martin W. Sandler, Call Number: 910.453 S217w

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.

National Library Week You’re Welcome

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This week has been National Library Week where we celebrate all things library.  Recently we did surveys of faculty and students. We aren’t ready with a full report, but in honor of National Library Week, we thought we’d share some of the things you said. Thank-you!

  • “I think you guys do a great job!”
  • “Kirkwood and its Librarians have made Kirkwood’s Library Services a dynamic and professional resource for students and instructors to teach students’ how to conduct scholarly research, which is a skill most students will need as they progress through the rest of their education.”
  • “I always get great service from your staff!”
  • “I have found the library staff and library resources to be very helpful for students and faculty. Thank you for your commitment to helping students.”
  • “Thanks for all the help everyone. I have always had such pleasant and knowledgeable staff assisting me when I call or stop by. If there is anything that is ever lacking in services it is more than compensated by staff!”
  • “I think our library and staff are fantastic. Any time I’ve brought students for any reason, it’s been exactly what we needed and very helpful. It’s a welcoming and useful place to be.”
  • “I absolutely love your research databases so I really hope students do not lose access to this.”
  • “Nope. Just keep innovating, looking for solutions, and asking for feedback.”
  • “Best of luck with the budget cuts, you all do a great job!”
  • “I use the library website regularly and use it in my classrooms. I like the search box on the homepage: easy to use. The online books, articles, videos, etc. that I use for classes or show to students are a great resource. I also sometimes use the LibGuides. I don’t visit the physical library on the CR campus often (almost everything I need is available online!), but appreciate the fact that I can direct students there to use group study rooms, computer printing, etc.”
  • “I think Library Services are exemplary.”
  • “Keep up the great work! I have been nothing but impressed with Kirkwood’s library system.”
  • “I have been using Interlibrary loan and have been thoroughly impressed with the efficiency and am thankful this benefit is offered for staff/faculty/students.”
  • “I send all of my students there to check out a book for a report. The library is very supportive by purchasing any book I recommend to them.”
  • “I use the library and tutoring all the time. More space in library. In tutoring they help you with everything. Gold stars all around!”
  • “Continue your creative impulses.”
  • “Thanks for expanding the collection of reading materials for English language learners! It’s been nice to see some of my students accessing those resources.”
  • “The library staff is an excellent resource.”
  • “The librarians do a wonderful job of helping me and my students.”
  • “I love the video databases! I don’t use video often, but I really appreciate having both databases available. I’m gradually finding new materials and trying to incorporate them into my classes.”
  • “I know you’re looking for faculty input, but I wanted to submit this survey to offer support for your services. I regularly use your online databases and ILL and very much appreciate your help!!”
  • “I love the library and have always found the staff to be very responsive to my needs. Thanks!”

New Books: Amazon Lists Best Art Books

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As we update sections and buy books for assignments sometimes we get a few books on a topic all at once. We recently weeded our art collection and decided to add a few books from the Amazon list of Best Art Books of 2017. Check out these books and let us know if there are any artists or mediums or schools that you’d like to see us add.

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

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

Moderns: Midcentury American Graphic Design by Steven Heller, Call Number: 741.60973

National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals by Joel Sartore, Call Number: 779 S251p

Otherworlds: Visions of Our Solar System by Michael Benson, Call Number: 523.2 B474o

Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife by Pamela Bannos, Call Number: 770.92 M217b

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 45

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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 America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Become a Great Cook by America’s Test Kitchen, Call Number: 641.3 S416

Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips, Call Number: 305.8 P562b
NOTE: The unsolved murder of a white woman lead to lynching and the forcible expulsion of the entire African-American community from a county in Georgia. This is the story.

The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by his son Christopher Tolkien, Call Number: PB TOL

Cook’s Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of Our Favorite Ingredients by Cook’s Illustrated, Call Number:641.5 C773

Dress Code: The Naked Truth about Fashion by Mari Grinde Arntzen, Call Number: 646.4 A767d

The End of the Bronze Age: Changes in Warfare and the Catastrophe CA. 1200 B.C. by Robert Drews, Call Number: 930 D776e

The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease and the End of an Empire by Kyle Harper, Call Number: 937 H294f

History of African Americans: Exploring Diverse Roots by Thomas J. Davis, Call Number: 973 D264h

Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in the Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson, Call Number: 306.3 T469h

Hot X: Algebra Exposed by Danica McKellar, Call Number: 512 M154h

Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times by Kenneth Whyte, Call Numbers: 973.916 H789w
NOTE: The story of the only President born in Iowa, so far.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay, Call Number: 306.4 G285h
NOTE: Gay recounts a childhood sexual assault that led her to purposely gain weight in order to be unseen and therefore “safe.” Gay warns at the beginning of the book that if you’re looking for a triumphant weight loss memoir, this is not it.

I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart, Call Number: 792.702 H325i
NOTE: Born an accident in poverty, today Hart is the biggest comedian in the world.

I’m Fine…And Other Lies by Whitney Cummings, Call Number: 792.7 C971i
NOTE: The comedian and creator of 2 Broke Girls tells stories of her life.

In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer’s by Joseph Jebelli, Call Number: 616.8 J44i

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann, Call Number: PB GRA
NOTE: In the 1920s, the Osage found themselves in a unique position among Native Americans tribes. As other tribal lands were parceled out in an effort by the government to encourage dissolution and assimilation of both lands and culture, the Osage negotiated to maintain the mineral rights for their corner of Oklahoma, creating a kind of “underground reservation.” It proved a savvy move; soon countless oil rigs punctured the dusty landscape, making the Osage very rich. And that’s when they started dying.

Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss by Danica McKellar, Call Number:512 M154k

Latinos in the United States: What Everyone Needs to Know by Ilan Stavans, Call Number: 973.0046 S798L

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston, Call Number: PB PRE
NOTE: A story of ancient curses, modern technology, a vanished culture….and a stunning medical mystery.

Lou Reed: A Life by Anthony DeCurtis, Call Number: 782.421 R324d
NOTE: As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock.

Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail by Danica McKellar, Call Number: 610 M154m

The Next America: Boomers, Millennials and the Looming Generational Showdown by Paul Taylor and the Pew Research Center, Call Number: 305.209 T245n 2017

Plants of the World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Vascular Plants by Maarten J. M. Christenhusz, Michael F. Fay, and Mark W. Chase, Call Number: 580.3 C554p

Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things by M.R. O’Connor, Call Number: 591.68 O187r

Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours (3rd ed) by Greg Perry and Dean Miller, Call Number: 005.1 P463s

Student Dress Codes and the First Amendment: Legal Challenges and Policy Issues by Richard Fossey and Todd A. Demitchell, Call Number: 344.73 F752s

The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur by Scott S. Greenberger, Call Number: 973.84 G798u

Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future (3rd ed.), Edited by Sue Thomas and Clyde Wilcox, Call Number: 320.082 W872

Word of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought, Edited by Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Call Number: 305.48 W924

You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education by George Anders, Call Number: 331.702 A544y

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: One Small Step for a Man….

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As we update sections and buy books for assignments sometimes we get a few books on a topic all at once. We recently had that happen with our section on astronauts. While it may not be as flashy as the recent car in space…

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They have a lot more science and experience as astronauts from the early test pilots to the scientists of today there aren’t many stories as interesting as those in space…

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: 629.13 H789f Title: Forever Flying: Fifty Years of High-Flying Adventures, from Barnstorming in Prop Planes to Dogfighting Germans to Testing Supersonic Jets Author: R.A. “Bob” Hoover

Call Number: 629.45 C415L Title: The Last Man on the Moon Authors: Eugene Cernan and Don Davis

Call Number: 629.45 C712f Title: Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut’s Story [Updated Ed.] Author: Michael Collins
NOTE: Collins was one of the first humans on the moon.

Call Number: 629.45 K667a Title: Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon Author: Jeffrey Kluger

Call Number: 629.45 M417s Title: Spaceman: An Astronaut’s Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe Author: Mike Massimino

Call Number: 629.45 R544s Title: Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space Author: Lynn Sherr

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: Education and Teaching

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Today’s list is of books that involve education and teaching. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Education and Teaching

Accessing Students at the Center: Personalized Learning With Habits of Mind by Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda, Call Number: 371.39 K146s

Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education (3rd ed) by Sonia Nieto, Call Number: 370.117 N677a

The American Public School Teacher: Past, Present, and Future by Darrel Drury and Justin Baer, Call Number: 371.1 A512

The American School 1642-1990 (2nd ed.) by Joel Spring, Call Number: 370 S769a

Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder, Call Number: 372.11k466a

Assessing Teacher Performance: Performance-Based Assessment in Teacher Education, Edited by Sharon Castle and Beverly D. Shaklee, Call Number: 371.14 A8456a

Assignments Matter: Making the Connections That Help Students Meet Standards by Eleanor Dougherty, Call Number: 371.102 D732a

Authentic Instruction and Assessment: Common Standards for Rigor and Relevance in Teaching Academic Subjects by Fred M. Newmann, M. Bruce King, and Dana L. Carmichael, Call Number: 371.271 N556a

Beyond Survival: How to Thrive in Middle and High School for Beginning and Improving Teachers by Gary Rubinstein, Call Number: 373.11 R896b

Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus by Vanessa Grigoriadis, Call Number: 371.7 G857b

Classroom Assessment: What Teachers Need to Know (3rd ed) by W. James Popham, Call Number371.26 P827c

Content Area Literacy: Strategic Teaching for Strategic Learning by Anthony V. Manzo, Ula C. Manzo, and Matthew M. Thomas, Call Number: 428.407 M296c

Daily Planning for Today’s Classroom: A Guide for Writing Lesson and Activity Plans (2nd ed.) by Kay M. Price and Karna L. Nelson, Call Number: 371.302 P945d

Dealing With Difficult Parents: And With Parents in Difficult Situations by Todd Whitaker and Douglas J. Fiore, Call Number: 371.19 W578d

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, Call Number: 270.092 W536e
NOTE: The child of survivalist parents, at age 17 Tara had never seen a doctor or stepped into a classroom. Through hard work she got accepted and graduated from Bringham Young University and on through Harvard and Cambridge. Now she’s wondering if she can still connect with home too.

The Educator’s Guide to Preventing and Solving Discipline Problems by Mark Boynton and Christine Boynton, Call Number: 371.102 B797s

Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins, Call Number: 371.3 M175 e

Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessing and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom by Rick Wormeli, Call Number: 371.26 W928f

The First Amendment in Schools: A Guide From the First Amendment Center by Charles C. Haynes, Sam Chaltain, John E. Ferguson, Jr., David L. Hudson Jr. and Oliver Thomas, Call Number: 342.73 F527

The Formative Five: Fostering Grit, Empathy, and other Success Skills Every Student Needs by Thomas R. Hoerr, Call Number: 370.11 S232f

Getting Results with Curriculum Mapping, Edited by Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Call number: 375 G394

How to Thrive as a Teacher Leader by John G. Gabriel, Call Number: 371.1 G118h

Innovative Assessment in Higher Education, Edited by Cordelia Bryan and Karen Clegg, Call Number: 378.1 I586i

Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School by Bruce E. Larson and Timothy A. Keiper, Call Number: 3737.11 L3334i

Leading and Managing A Differentiated Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Marcia B. Imbeau, Call Number: 371.39 T659L

Let’s Get Real Curriculum Guide: Lessons and Activities to Address Name-Calling and Bullying by Bob Kim, Judy Logan, Daniel Nevers, and the Respect for All Project., Call Number: 371.58 M393L

Mama PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Live, Edited by Elrena Evans and Caroline Grant, Call Number: 378.1 M263 M263

Mrs. Moffett’s First Year: Becoming a Teacher in America by Abby Goodnough, Call Number: 372 G653m

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching by Robyn R. Jackson, Call Number: 371.102 J139n

The New Teacher Book: Finding Purpose, Balance, and Hope During Your First years in the Classroom, Call Number: 371.1 N532

On Being a Teacher by Jonathan Kozol, Call Number: 371.102 K889o

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz, Call Number: 371.91 S538o

Planning Effective Instruction: Diversity Responsive Methods and Management (5th ed.) by Kay M. Price and Karna L. Nelson, Call Number: 371.102 P945p

Productive Group Work: Engage Students, Build Teamwork, and Promote Understanding by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Sandi Everlove, Call Number: 371.3 F893p

Qualities of Effective Teachers by James H. Stronge, Call Number: 371.102 S924q

The Quality School: Managing Students Without Coercion by William Glasser, M.D., Call Number: 371.2 G549q

The Quality School Teacher: A Companion Volume to The Quality School by William Glasser, Call Number: 371.1 G549g

School Culture Rewired: How To Define, Assess, and Transform It by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker, Call Number: 370.15 G886s

Seven Simple Secrets: What the Best Teachers Know and Do! by Annette Breaux and Todd Whitaker, Call Number: 371.102 B828s

The Soul of Education: Helping Students Find Connection, Compassion, and Character at School by Rachael Kessler, Call Number: 373.17 K427s

Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving by Patti Drapeu, Call Number: 370.15 D765s

Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind by Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda, Call Number: 371.39 K146s

Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College by Doug Lemov, Call Number: 371.3 L558t

Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom by Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral, Call Number: 371.102 H178t

Teacher: Dennis Littky’s Fight for a Better School by Susan Kammeraad-Campbell, Call Number: 3737.12 L777k

Teaching to Change the World (2nd ed.) by Jeannie Oakes and Martin Lipton, Call Number: 371.01 O11t 2003

Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School: Strategies That Turn Underachievers into Successful Learners, Call Number: 371.823 C635t

The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better by Daniel Koretz, Call Number: 371.26 K844t

Truth About Testing: An Educator’s Call to Action by W. James Popham, Call Number: 371.26 P827t

The Way We Were? The Myths and Realities of America’s Student Achievement by Richard Rothstein, Call Number: 371.01 R847w

Unlock the Einstein Inside: Applying New Brain Science to Wake Up the Smart in Your Child (2nd ed) by Dr. Ken Gibson, Call Number: 370.15 G449u

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto, Call Number: 379.2 G263w

What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action by Robert J. Marzano, Call Number: 371.2 M393w

White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms: A Guide to Building Inclusive Schools, Promoting High Expectations, and Eliminating Racism, Edited by Julie Landsman and Chance W. Lewis

Why Don’t Students Like School? A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How The Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom by Daniel T. Willingham, Call Number: 370.15 W733w

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New Books: Dinosaurs, Early Mammals, and Early People

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We recently had a student come in and request information on dinosaurs. We discovered our section was woefully outdated. Dinosaur information can be outdated? Yep. So we weeded the section and then added some more. Let your inner dinosaur obsessed come out and check out these books.

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

Dinosaurs, Early Mammals, and Early People

Image result for Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural HistoryThe Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures by Dougal Dixon, Call Number: 567.9 D621c

Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth To the First Humans by Brian Fagan, Call Number: 569.9 F151c

Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History (2nd ed) by David Fastovsky and David Weishampel, Call Number: 567.9 F251d

The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs (2nd ed) by David E. Fastovsky and David B. Weishampel, Call Number: 567.9 F251e

Image result for Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth To the First HumansThe Great Apes: A Short History by Chris Herzfeld, Call Number: 599.88 H582g

Lone Survivors: How We Came to be the Only Humans on Earth by Chris Stringer, Call Number: 599.93 S918L

Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Paabo, Call Number: 569.986 P111n

The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science is Rewriting Their Story (Rev. and Updated) by Dimitra Papagianni and Michael A Morse, Call Number: 569.9 P213n

The Princeton Field Guide to Prehistoric Mammals by Donald R. Prothero, Call Number: 569 P967p

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.

Get a Specialized LibGuide To Get Your Students Started Right

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What is a LibGuide?

A LibGuide is the name of a company that makes interactive research tools that give students a leg up on their research up by gathering basic or hard to find resources ahead of time. Each LibGuide focuses on a particular topic and each one can have different types of resources as needed. So each LibGuide can have suggested book titles, links to ebooks, links to database articles, links to websites, contacts for organizations, embedded videos, etc. It can also include suggested subject headings or alternative terms they might want to search. You may have already dealt with our LibGuides for MLA and APA citation.

Why Is It Valuable?

A LibGuide is useful for students new to the research process or new to a field of interest. It can save them time by steering them towards material the library owns in collections they may not have thought of searching or books that are related and can be applied, but aren’t EXACTLY on their topic. It can also get them to websites that have been prescreened by you or library staff to get them off the top couple of Google results.

Want a LibGuide?

If you have a particular subject or assignment you want a LibGuide for:

  1. Decide exactly what topic and what formats you want your LibGuide to cover.
  2. Make a list of resources you know you want included.
  3. Contact a reference librarian. – We’ll talk to you about the project and get a feel for what you are looking for and what kind of resources we might be able to add.
  4. We’ll send you a draft to preview and approve.
  5. We’ll publish it on the open web and you can link to it or tell your students where to find it online.
  6. It can be updated in the future. If you find additional resources or want some pulled or just want us to run a check for broken links, possible additions etc. let us know before you want to use it again and we’ll keep it fresh for you.
  7. NOTE: Please request AT LEAST 3 weeks before you want to use it with your class to give us a chance to commit time to your project.

Find a LibGuide

To find any of our LibGuides

  1. Go to the Library website.
  2. Click on the Explore Our Help Guide button (under the chat with a librarian box).
  3. Use the search box to find your topic or click on the hyperlink word LibGuides just above the title Library Help to get an A to Z list.

If you are doing research, you may also want to do a Google search with your topic and the word LibGuide to search for such guides made by libraries all over the world that might point you in the direction of new resources.

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

Library Spring Break Hours 2018

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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 also will be open 8-5 M-F over spring break. They will be open their normal hours Sat., March 10th, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, but closed Sat., March 18, 2018.

Sat., March 10th

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Sun., March 11th

Closed

Mon., March 12th
Fri., March 16th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., March 17th

Closed

Sun., March 18th

3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mon., March 19th

Resume Normal Hours