6 Words To Tell Your Life Story

Tags

,

Have you heard of this trend? Try and distill your life into 6 words. It can really make you think about what’s important to you and it’s a good summer project. What six words make up you?

Books

Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure, edited by SMITH Magazine, Call Number: 920.02 N899

One Life 6 Words: What’s Yours? edited by SMITH Magazine, Call Number: 920.02 O535

More

If the book isn’t enough check out their website. And leave your 6 words in the comments.

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: Nature Guides

Tags

, , ,

Thanks to the recent great weather, everyone has been wanting to go outside. Go take a walk or plan a trip. Thanks to a big book donation these nature guidebooks are available for check out so you’ll know what you see!

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

New Books: Nature Guides

50 Common Birds of the Southwest by Richard L. Cummingham, Call Number: 598.297 C973f

70 Common Cacti of the Southwest by Pierre C. Fischer, Call Number: 583 F529s

100 Desert Wildflowers of the Southwest by Janice Emily Bowers, Call Number: 582.13 B786o

Arizona Wildflowers: A Year-Round Guide to Nature’s Blooms by Desert Botanical Garden Staff and Arizona Highways Staff, Call Number: 582.13 A719

Baja California Plant Field Guide by Norman C. Roberts, Call Number: 582.097 R646b

Birds of America, Edited by T. Gilbert Pearson, Call Number: 597.297 B618

Birds: Their Life – Their Ways – Their World, Call Number: 598.2 B618b

Cacti by Walter Kupper and Pia Roshardt, Call Number: 583.47 K967c

California Desert Wildflowers: 96 Color Photographs, 172 Line Drawings, 2 Maps by Philip A. Munz, Call Number: 582.13M971c

The Complete Book of Photographing Birds by Russ Kinne, Call Number: 778.932 K557c

A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Wildflowers: From Northern Arizona and New Mexico to British Columbia by John J. Craighead, Frank C. Craighead, Jr. and Ray J. Davis, Call Number: 582.13 C886f

A Field Guide to Western Birds by Roger Tory Peterson, Call Number: 598.297 P485fi

The Flowering Cactus by Raymond Carlson, Call number: 583.471 F644f

A Guide to Field Identification Birds of North America (Expanded, Revised Ed.), Call Number: 598.297 R632b

The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand (Revised ed.) by Hugh Robertson and Barrie Heather, Call Number; 598.099 R649h

Simon and Schuster’s Complete Guide to Plants and Flowers, Edited by Frances Perry, Call Number: 635.9 S594

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.

Both Campuses Close on Friday at Noon

Tags

, ,

We’re a week into the semester, but I thought it would be worth reminding you of a campus wide change in summer hours. As a cost saving measure all Kirkwood campuses will close at noon on Fridays from now until August 3, 2018. This effects both library branches. Campuses will reopen on Friday afternoons starting August 10th.

Make sure to note the differences in our summer hours before you make a special trip.

Cedar Rapids

Summer Semester Hours
Mon-Th: 7:30am-9pm
Fri: 7:30am-12pm
Sat-Sun: CLOSED

Iowa City

Summer Semester Hours
Mon-Th: 8am-8pm
Fri: 8am-12pm
Sat-Sun: CLOSED

Be sure to stop by the rest of the week and remember that the online portion of the library (catalog, databases, ebooks, etc.) remains available 24/7.

New Books: Memorial Day 2018

Tags

, ,

Both branches of the Kirkwood Community College Library will be closed for Memorial Day.

Today we are sharing titles that have entered our collection this year that have to do with men and women of our armed forces in honor of Memorial Day, a national day of mourning to honor our war dead and salute our living heroes.

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

Find previous posts:

Children’s Literature

Tuesday Takes Me There: The Healing Journey of a Veteran and his Service Dog by Capt. Luis Carlos Montalvan and Bret Witter, Call number: CL Easy Reading 362.4 M763t

Adult Non-Fiction

American Intelligence in the Age of Terror by Michael W. Hayden, Call Number: 327.127 H415p

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

The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Policy Making and Patient Care by Suzanne Gordon, Call Number: 362.108 G665b

Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It by Larrie D. Ferreiro, Call Number: 973.3 F383b

Crossings: A Doctor-Soldier’s Story by Jon Kerstetter, Call Number 956.7 K418c

The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War by Peter Guardino, Call Number: 973.6 G914d

Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned By Their High Command by Lynn Vincent and Capt. Roger Hill, Call number: 958.104 H647d

Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War by James Wright, Call Number: 959.704 W951e

The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 by James D. Hornfischer, Call Number: 940.54 H816f

iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age by Bill Gertz, Call Number 355.3 G384i

Integrating the U.S. Military: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Since World War II, Edited by Douglas Walter Bristol, Jr. and Heather Marie Stur, Call Number: 355.008 I611

The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home by Sally Mott Freeman, Call Number: 940.54 F855j
NOTE: The extraordinary, real-life adventure of three brothers at the center of the most dramatic turning points of World War II and their mad race to change history—and save one of their own.

The Last Stand of Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy’s Finest Hour by James D. Hornfischer, Call Number: 940.54 H816L

The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered by Laura Auricchio, Call Number: 944.04 L161a

The Messman Chronicles: African Americans in the U.S. Navy, 1932-1943, Call Number: 359 M649M

The Myths of Tet: The Most Misunderstood Events of the Vietnam War by Edwin E. Moise, Call Number: 959.704 M714m

The Ranger Force: Darby’s Rangers in World War II by Col. Robert W. Black, Call Number: 940.54 B627r

Ranger Games: a Story of Soldiers, Family, and an Inexplicable Crime by Ben Blum, Call Number: 364.15 B658r

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

Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth by Holger Hoock, Call Number: 973.3 H776s

The Vietnam War: An Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, Call Number: 959.704 W258v

War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War by John W. Dower, Call Number: 940.531 D746w

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: Sport Biographies

Tags

, , , ,

This year we had a class assignment where students had to read a biography. We were asked for sports biographies and were surprised not to find very much. So here are the books we purchased in response to that assignment. If you know of a sports biography we don’t have (adult reading level) that you think we should, please drop us a line or add a comment.

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

A bonus title just about basketball without the biography!

Basketball (And Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated by Shea Serrano, Call Number: 796.323 S487b

Sports Biographies

Driven from Within: Michael Jordan edited by Mark Vancil, Call Number: 796.322 J824d

I Am Third: The Inspiration for Brian’s Song by Gale Sayers with Al Silverman, Call Number: 796.332 S274I

I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It by Charles Barkley with Michael Wilbon, Call Number: 796.323 B256i

Jeter Unfiltered by Derek Jeter, Call Number: 796.357 J587d

LeBron’s Dream Team: How Four Friends and I Brought A Championship Home by LeBron James, Call Number: 796.323 J279L
NOTE: Previously published as Shooting Stars.

Montana: The Biography of Football’s Joe Cool by Keith Dunnavant, Call Number: 796.332 M764d

Peyton Manning: The Last Rodeo by Mark Kiszla, Call Number: 796.332 M284k

Relentless: A Memoir by Julian Edelman with Tom E. Curran, Call Number: 796.332 E217r

QB: My Life Behind the Spiral by Steve Young with Jeff Benedict, Call Number: 796.332 Y76q

Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant by Roland Lazenby, Call Number: 796.323 L431s

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: YALSA Best

Tags

, , ,

♪♫♪ Summer time and the living is easy.….♫♫♪

Summer semester has come to Kirkwood Community College and whether you are taking classes now or resting up for fall, here are some titles perfect for reading in the shade. These are popular books recommended by the young adult branch of the American Library Association.

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

New Books: YALSA Best

 Image result for the game of love and deathAlive by Chandler Baker, Call Number: PB Bak

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, Call Number: PB Niv

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone, Call Number: PB Sto

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, Call Number: PB Yoo

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough, Call Number: PB Bro

Illuminae: The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Call Number: PB Kau

 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Call Number: PB Bar

When by Victoria Laurie, Call Number: PB Lau

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.

 

Between Semester Hours Spring 2017

Tags

, ,

Our hours at the Cedar Rapids branch between semesters. Our Iowa City branch will be open their normal hours. Come on by!

Sat., May 12th  –  Sun., May 13th

CLOSED

Mon., May 14th
Thurs., May 17th

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fri., May 18th

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sat., May 19th – Sun., May 20th

CLOSED

Mon., May 21st

Resume Normal Summer Hours

 

NOTE: Campus now closes at noon on Fri.
for the summer.

Normal Summer Hours for Cedar Rapids:

Mon. – Thurs. 7:30 am – 9:00 pm

Fri.  7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday Closed

Normal Summer Hours for Iowa City:

Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Fri. 8:00 – – 12:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday Closed

Kirkwood Library Services will be closed on Saturday and Sunday until Fall Semester at both branches.

New Books: Odds and Ends 47

Tags

,

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.

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson, Call Number: 170 P485t

The Adult Learner: Some Things We Know by Robin J. Fogarty and Brian M. Pete, Call Number: 374 F655a

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble, Call Number: 025.042 N752a

The Animals Among Us: How Pets Make Us Human by John Bradshaw, Call Number: 636.088 B812a

Bad Girls from History: Wicked or Misunderstood? by Dee Gordon, Call Number: 305.409 G662b

But I Love Him: Protecting Your Teen Daughter from Controlling, Abusive Dating Relationships by Dr. Jill Murray, Call Number 306.73 M982b

Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy by Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake, Call Number: 338.5 H349c

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko, Call Number: 813.54 S583c

Caring for Autism: Practical Advice from a Parent and Physician by Michael A. Ellis, Call Number: 618.92 E475c

Comets: Nature and Culture by P. Andrew Karam, Call Number: 523.6 K181c

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris, Call Number: 618.92 B959d

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry, Call Number: 952.05 P265g

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

History Comes Alive: Public History and Popular Culture in the 1970s by M.J. Rymsza-Pawlowska, Call Number: 973 R995h

Inspiring and Creative Ideas for Working With Children: How to Build Relationships and Enable Change by Deborah M. Plummer, Call Number: 155.4 P735i

Introducing Japanese Popular Culture, Edited by Alisa Freedman and Toby Slade, Call Number: 306.095 I619

Introduction to Social Media Marketing: A Guide for Absolute Beginners by Todd Kelsey with Brandon Lyon, Call Number: 658.8 K299i

The Little Book of Black Holes by Steven S. Gubser and Frans Pretorius, Call Number: 523.8 G921L

Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy by Tressie McMillan Cottom, Call Number: 378.73 C851L

Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief by Jordan B. Peterson, Call Number: 150.1 P485m
NOTE: From the author of The Case Against Education: Why the Education System is a Waste of Money.

Oil (2nd ed) by Gavin Bridge and Philippe Le Billon, Call Number: 338.2 B851o

The Practice of Islam in America: An Introduction, Edited by Edward Curtis IV, Call Number: 297.097 P895

The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your PH.D. Into A Job by Karen Kelsky, Call Number: 378.12 K299p

Saving Beauty from the Beast: How to Protect Your Daughter From an Unhealthy Relationship by Vicki Crompton and Ellen Zelda Kessner, Call Number: 362.88 C945s

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, Call Number: 305.8 O529s

Stars and Planets: The Complete Guide to the Stars, Constellations, and the Solar System by Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion, Call Number: 523 R547s

Tears of Salt: A Doctor’s Story by Pietro Bartolo and Lidia Tilotta, Call Number: 610.92 B292t

Textbooks in Academic Libraries: Selection, Circulation, and Assessment, Edited by Chris Diaz, Call Number: 025.2 T355

Think Before You Like: Social Media’s Effect on the Brain and the Tools You Need to Navigate Your Newsfeed by Guy P. Harrison, Call Number: 302.302 H319t

What Smart Students Know: Maximum Grade, Optimum Learning, Minimum Time by Adam Robinson, Call Number: 378.17R658w

What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know by Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey, Call Number: 650.1 W724w

Where Am I Eating? by Kelsey Timmerman, Call Number: 338.19 T584w

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.

Do You Know About Your Library Account?

Tags

A screenshot of our website

Did you know that you automatically have a library account?

Your library account gives you all kinds of information. It shows you what you currently have checked out and gives you a chance to renew. It tells you what we have for your contact information and gives you a chance to edit it. It lets you save searches or create a list of items for our catalog (like books I want to read). It shows you what you have on InterLibrary Loan and renew them.

Access your account by going to the library website and then click on the top link just to the right of the rotating picture. Then log in with your k-number and your Eaglenet password.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Amazon’s List of Best Art Books from 2017

Dinosaurs, Early Mammals, and Early People

Earth Day

Education and Teaching

Grant Wood AEA Professional Improvement List

Odds and Ends 44

Odds and Ends 45

Odds and Ends 46

One Small Step – Space and Astronauts

Our Special Display This Month

Check out our displays of Humor Books and Books For Earth Day

EVENT – national Library Week

National Library Week falls in April each year. This year we collected all the kind words people included on our faculty survey. We appreciate it!

EVENT – EXTENDED HOURS FOR FINALS

Check for our extended hours around finals.

Research and Teaching Tips

Get a specialized LibGuide tailored for your class or your assignment to help your students get started with their research.

There has been a shift in the philosophy and the ideas behind MLA citation.

Want a Specialized LibGuide for an assignment to help your students find stuff?

Click Here

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

Click Here

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

Click Here

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.

Extended Hours for Spring 2018

Tags

, ,

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, see the chart below. The Iowa City Campus Library will maintain their normal hours.

Between May 7th and 10th the Cedar Rapids and the Iowa City library will be offering FREE coffee and hot tea. Both locations will be on a first come first served basis (supplies limited).  So be sure to include the library in your study plan and test prep.

Sun., April 29th

3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mon., April 30th –

            Thurs., May 3rd

7:30 am – 12 Midnight

Fri., May 4th

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., May 5th

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Sun., May 6th

3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mon., May 7th  –

              Thurs., May 10th

7:30 am – 12 Midnight

Fri., May 11th

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sat., May 12th  –                                  Sun. May 13th

CLOSED

Mon., May 14th

Start Between

Semester Hours