New Books: Odds and Ends 32



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: Librarian Collection 302.302 H479m Title: Mobile Social Marketing in Libraries Author: Samantha C. Helmick (from Burlington, Iowa)
NOTE: and useful for other organizations and entities that want to advertise and connect online.

Call Number: ELA 305.896 B874b Title: Brother to Brother: Black Men Speak To Young Black Men Editor: Beth Johnson

Call Number: 153.6 G191n Title: Nonverval Messages Tell More: A Practical Guide to Nonverbal Communication Author: Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael Gamble

Call Number: 302.3 F533a Title: Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray Author: Helen Fisher

Call Number: 302.34 D427b Title: Bully Nation: How the American Establishment Creates a Bullying Society Authors: Charles Derber and Yale R. Magrass

Call Number: 320.01 U73a Title: The Antiegalitarian Mutation: The Failure of Institutional Politics in Liberal Democracies Authors: Nadia Urbinati and Arturo Zampaglione

Call Number: 325 E197 Title: The Economics of Immigration: Market-Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy Editor: Benjamin Powell

Call Number: 305.42 F469f Title: Fifty-One Key Feminist Thinkers Editor: Lori J. Marso

Call Number: 328.73 C641h Title: Hard Choices Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
NOTE: This is Clinton’s most recent book.

Call Number: 333.793 I545g Title: The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future Author: Gretchen Bakke

Call Number: 363.325 K451g Title: The Girl Who Beat ISIS: My Story Authors: Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffman

Call Number: 365.709 P341w Title: Why American Prisons Fail: How to Fix Them Without Spending More Money [Maybe Less] Authors: Peyton Paxson and George H. Watson

Call Number: 378.008 I47c Title: College Success for Students With Disabilities: A Guide To Finding and Using Resources, with Real-World Stories Author: Irene Ingersoll

Call Number: 523.1 N273m Title: Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas that Reveal the Cosmos Author: Priyamvada Natarajan

Call Number: 610.23 E711 Title: Emerging Medical Technologies Author: Gennady Ernmak

Call Number: 616.8 I545e Title: The End of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer’s Author: Jay Ingram

Call Number: 616.99 O584o Title: 100 Questions and Answers About Ovarian Cancer (3rd ed.) Authors: Don S. Dizon and Dorinda “Dee” Sparacio

Call Number: 617 H314s Title: Surgery, The Ultimate Placebo: A Surgeon Cuts Through the Evidence Author: Ian Harris

Call Number: 618.1 A439m Title: Menopause Confidential: A Doctor Reveals The Secrets to Thriving Through Midlife Author: Tara Allmen

Call Number: 618.85 O548w Title: Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation Author: Shane O’Mara

Call Number: 647.957 B438f Title: Front of the House: Restaurant Manners, Misbehaviors and Secrets Authors: Jeff Benjamin and Greg Jones

Call Number: 666.109G549g Title: Glassmaking in Ireland: From the Medieval to the Contemporary Editor: John M. Hearne

Call Number: 748.209 F565 Title: 5000 Years of Glass Editor: Hugh Tait

Call Number: 791.43 W583w Title: Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame Author: Mara Wilson

Call Number: 930.3 C112a Title: August 1914: France, the Great War, and a Month That Changed the World Forever Author: Bruno Cabanes Translator: Stephanie O’Hara

Call Number: 937 B368s Title: SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome Author: Mary Beard

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.

Digital Natives and Information Literacy


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I recently gave my Digital Natives program at the Kirkwood Community Colleges Collaborative Learning Days. Here are the notes and links. Even if you haven’t heard the program I think they may prove useful.

You hear the term Digital Native tossed around a lot about young people today. A true digital native would be information literate. Information Literacy, making sure people can find, evaluate for quality, and use the information that they need and think critically about it, is a big part of any library. This presentation will point out practical points that you can help people learn to evaluate and secure information. Topics covered will include website evaluation, how the Internet becomes an echo chamber of your beliefs, how to build better passwords, and the importance of a digital will.

Below you will find the links that I used in the program. I think you will find them interesting. I’ve also included a few links that I didn’t use in the program, but I think would be of interest.

Find an early version of this program online courtesy of the State Library of Iowa.

Links from Presentation And More

Information Literacy –

making sure people can find, evaluate for quality and use the information that they need

Find the longer definition from Association for College and Research Libraries.


Four Generations

Kao, Grace, Elizabeth Vaquera, and Kimberly Goyette. Education and Immigration. Hoboken: Wiley, 2013.

What Students Know

 What Do They Know? Dismissing a Viral Presumption About Millennials
Eszter Hargittai Delaney Family Professor, Communication Studies Department, Northwestern University (Quote in Program)

“Cybercrime: Hacking Goes Way Beyond Simple Identity Theft” Marc Goodman –

Online Things You Should Know

Constantly Online – Pew Research
PhotoPin to find Copyright Commons Photos
Gizmodo’s 25 Mostly Commonly Stolen Passwords from 2015
Human Memory Isn’t Good Unless It Has Been Trained
“we live in a world of misquotes.”
Password Hints from Kirkwood Community College

Double Check sources

Digital Will from DC Bar

Information Literacy Awareness


From the Information Security Office:

Iowa Information Security Office provides the Information Security Awareness Training – Summary 2016 is available to public library staff at no charge.  Libraries that would like to add their staff may contact me. I need the following information for each account created:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address (Note: each user must have a separate email address. Shared accounts are not permitted)

The office also has security awareness handouts (bookmarks and brochures) available to libraries at no charge. Libraries that would like handouts may contact office.

Alison Radl, MPA, MS-InfAs
State of Iowa
Information Security Office

Design Literacy

Do you use these design principles?

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her onFacebookTwitterGoogle+ LinkedIn, and Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

HiSET formerly GED


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You’ve probably heard of the GED test for students that for whatever reason were unable to complete high school to grant them a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). The HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) is an assessment to prove a HSED candidate has skills comparable to those of a high school graduate. It’s actually a series of five tests (writing, science, math, literature and the arts, and social studies). The state of Iowa made the switch. Kirkwood Community College has been using it for awhile, but I think it’s worth a reminder.

Resources for Study

Here at Library Services here in Cedar Rapids we offer these resources to students taking the HiSet:

Call Number: 373.126 H673 Title: HiSet Practice Questions: HiSET Practice Tests & Review for the High School Equivalency Test

Call Number: 373.126 M423 Title: Master the HiSet Exam

Call Number: 373.126 O326 Title: The Official Guide to the HiSET Exam: High School Equivalency Test

Call Number: 2 copies at Reserve Desk only Title: HiSET Secrets Study Guide: Your Key to Exam Success: HiSET Test Review for the High School Equivalency Test

We also strongly encourage people to use the review materials in Learning Express Library. Search for HiSET.

Learn More

Start your process here at Kirkwood Community College (Video) (Handout).

DMACC offers a more detailed explanation of the HiSet tet system.

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 31



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 331.4 C716r Title: Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II Author: Penny Colman

Call Number: ELA 643.52 C716t Title: Toilets, Bathtubs, Sinks, and Sewers: A History of the Bathroom Author: Penny Colman

Call Number: ELA 813.6 A135d Title: Does My Head Look Big in This? Author: Randa Abedel-Fattah

Call Number: ELA 973.3 F853g Title: Give Me Liberty: The Story of the Declaration of Independence Author: Russell Freedman

Call Number: 004.67 S163a Title: American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers Author: Nancy Jo Sales

Call Number: 025.8 H224b Title: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts Author: Joshua Hammer

Call Number: 032.02 T468w Title: What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper?: 200 Curious Questions and Intriguing Answers Author: Andrew Thompson

Call Number: 133.109 A977h Title: A History of Ghosts: The True Story of Seances, Mediums, Ghosts, and Ghostbusters Author: Peter H. Aykroyd, Angela Narth, and Dan Aykroyd (Yes, THAT Dan Aykroyd)

Call Number: 155.4 E573h Title: The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood Author: Susan Engel

Call Number: 302.3 J953t Title: Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging Author: Sebastian Junger
NOTE: What can we learn from tribal societies.

Call Number: 303.48 H461m Title: Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art Author: Virginia Heffernan

Call Number: 305.5 V222h Title: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Author: J.D. Vance

Call Number: 320 L965u Title: Uninformed: Why People Know So Little About Politics and What We Can Do About It Author: Arthur Lupia

Call Number: 320.408 L418r Title: Running From Office: Why Young Americans Are Turned Off To Politics Authors: Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox

Call Number: 324.7 C514 Title: Checkbook Elections?: Political Finance in Comparative Perspective Editors: Pippa Norris and Andrea Abel van Es

Call Number: 333.91 S399w Title: Water in Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World Author: Judith D Schwartz
NOTE: One of the big fights of this century will most likely be over water rights.

Call Number: 347.73 G493n Title: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Authors: Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
NOTE: The life of the second female Supreme Court Justice.

Call Number: 362.88 G549L Title: Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus Author: John Glatt

Call Number: 365.973 G687c Title: Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics Author: Marie Gottschalk

Call Number: 378.73 B658a Title: American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know Author: Goldie Blumenstyk

Call Number: 379.2 L673d Title: Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools Authors: Amanda E. Lewis and John B. Diamond

Call Number: 579.3 P414h Title: Have Bacteria Won? Author: Hugh Pennington

Call Number: 614.5 M169z Title: Zika: The Emerging Epidemic Author: Donald G. McNeil, Jr.

Call Number: 616.02 C271 Title: Care of the Imminently Dying Editor: Judith A. Paice
NOTE: Aimed at nurses, but a topic more of us need educated about.

Call Number: 616.8 A281d Title: The Dementia Caregiver: a guide to Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Neurocognitive Disorders Author: Marc E. Agronin

Call Number: 616.9 K127o Title: One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance Author: Laura Kahn

Call Number: 636.5 M497j Title: The Joy of Keeping Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun and Profit (2nd ed.) Author: Jennifer Megyesi

Call Number: 658.3 S548b Title: More Than Blended Learning: Designing World-Class Learning Interventions Author: Clive Shepherd
NOTE: This book is for anyone who designs learning interventions for adults and who wants to deliver greater value to the organizations that they serve.

Call Number: 725 P262b Title: Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement Authors: Suzi Parron and Donna Sue Groves

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.

Over Break Hours 2016-2017


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

Both the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City locations will have the same hours.

  • Hours

    Fri., Dec. 16th

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Sat., Dec. 17th  –

                     Sun., Dec. 18th


    Mon., Dec.19th   –                          Thurs., Dec. 22nd

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Fri., Dec. 23rd  –                 …………….Mon., Jan. 2nd


    Tues., Jan. 3rd  –

                          Fri., Jan. 6th

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Sat., Jan. 7th  –

                      Sun., Jan. 8th


    Mon., Jan. 9th  –

                         Fri., Jan. 13th

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Sat., Jan. 14th……………Sun., Jan. 15th


    Mon., Jan. 16th  –               Martin Luther King Jr   Day

    11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Extended Hours for Finals December 2016


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In order to serve you better during the lead up to finals, Kirkwood Library Services is offering extended hours at the Cedar Rapids – Main Campus Library. The Iowa City Campus Library will maintain their normal hours. Be sure to include the library in your study plan and test prep.

Sun., Dec. 4th

3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mon., Dec. 5th

……………..Thurs. Dec. 8th

7:30 am – 12 Midnight

Fri., Dec. 9th

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., Dec. 10th

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Sun., Dec. 11th

3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mon., Dec. 12th

………….Wed., Dec. 14th

7:30 am – 12 Midnight

Thurs., Dec. 15th

7:30 am – 9:30 pm

Fri., Dec. 16th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., Dec. 17th –  ………….Sun. Dec. 18th


Winter Break Hours for Cedar Rapids:

Mon. –  Fri.  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed Sat. and Sun.

Photo courtesy of jin.thai, Creative Commons License

Do You Know How to Get A Specialized LibGuide to Help Your Students Find Stuff?


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What is a LibGuide?

A LibGuide is a brand of a company that makes interactive research tools that give students a leg up by gathering resources. 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 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.

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

Odds and Ends 29

Odds and Ends 30


Our Special Display This Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Popular Books

Harry Potter

Kirkwood Library’s 50th Anniversary


Student Scheduling Our Group Study Rooms

Writing Center Scheduling


Exam Cram – Get Geared Up for Finals

Tech Tips

How To Print in Color

Our Database of the Month

We want to make sure that everyone knows both our Films on Demand  and Kanopy database videos come with Public Performance Rights on campus. So they can be used at events as well as in class.

Want to schedule time in the library or for us to come into your class?

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What if the library doesn’t have a book you want?

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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.

Thanksgiving Break 2016


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The hours below are for the Cedar Rapids branch on the Main Campus. The Iowa City branch will be open their normal hours on Sat., November 19th and then will be closed the following week. So Iowa City will be closed Sun., Nov. 20th – Sun., Nov. 27th.

Sat., Nov. 19th

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Sun., Nov. 20th


Mon., Nov. 21st   –              ……………Tues., Nov. 22nd

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wed., Nov. 23rd –                     ………………..Sat., Nov. 26th


Sun., Nov. 27th

3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Watch for Special Final Friendly Hours!

And remember come to Exam Cram in Cedar Rapids on December 1st!

EXAM CRAM, Fall 2016


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On Thursday, December 1st, your Cedar Rapids Kirkwood Library and Tutoring Services  (2071 Cedar Hall) will hold its semi-annual “Exam Cram” event from 8AM until 9PM. This is the kick-off for that intense semester period of paper writing and exam taking! Tutoring Services will provide math, science and computer skills help throughout the day. While the library 1st floor will host a variety of special activities for stress relief and fun, including a special table hosted by Kirkwood’s counselors from Student Services. Oh, and let’s not forget the library’s coffee, hot chocolate, cookies and popcorn! Attend both locations for a chance to win one of many student door prizes being given away (provided by the Café, Campus Bookstore, Student Life and Eagle Tech).

Now for more of the fun. The library will have adult coloring, puzzles, holiday crafts and electric massage chairs when you need to take a break. Kristi Murdock, Animal Health Technology, will provide a therapy dog visit during activity hour (11:15AM ) outside the library classroom. (And as a bonus, there are plans for a second visit during finals week on Monday, December 12th around 10AM.)

Need more relaxation? On December 8th, Kirkwood’s very own nursing instructor, Nicoleta Nica, will be providing a workshop on essential oils in the library classroom during activity hour (11:15AM). This will be open to students, faculty and staff.

Then once exams begin on December 9th, the library will be providing coffee, hot chocolate and tea to get you through those late nights! There will be extended library hours beginning Sunday, December 4th through Wednesday, December 14th. What more could a student ask for? But if you have other ideas or suggestions, email us:

We’re here to serve you!

Updates to the day’s activities will be posted here and on the library’s Facebook page, so check back often and plan to visit your Kirkwood Library and Tutoring Services on Thursday, December 1st!

New Books: College Cookbooks


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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. This post is about student cookbooks. 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: 641.5 D131c Title: College Kids Cook Author: Carol Field Dahlstrom

Call Number: 641.5 N713h Title: The Healthy College Cookbook: Quick, Cheap, Easy Authors: Alexandra Nimetz, Jason Stanley, and Emeline Starr

Call Number: 641.5 H936h Title: The Hungry Student Cookbook: 200+ Quick and Simple Recipes Authors: Cara Frost-Sharratt and Pauline Bache

Call Number: 641.55 R288 Title: The Really Hungry Student Cookbook: How to Eat Well on a Budget Authors: Amanda Grant, Amanda Rigg, Dan May, Sunil Vijayakar, Fiona Smith, Hannah Miles, Miranda Ballard, Ghillie Basan, Susannah Blake, Ross Dobson, Tonia George, Laura Washburn, and Ryland Peters

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.