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.
1000 Details for Living Interiors, Call Number: 747 O585
Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler, Call Number: 303.483 D537a
NOTE: A privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing – fast.
The Aisles Have Eyes: How Retailers Track Your Shopping, Strip Your Privacy, and Define Your Power by Joseph Turow, Call Number: 658.834 T956a
American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains by Dan Flores, Call Number: 591.509 F634a
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton, Call Number: 910.41 F654a
Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital by David Oshinksky, Call Number: 362.11 O826b
Best Kept Boy in the World: The Short, Scandalous Life of Denny Fouts, Muse to Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, and Christopher Isherwood by Arthur Vanderbilt, Call Number: 306.74 F782b
Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith, Call Number: 796.83 R646b
Bombs, Bullets, and Politicians: France’s Response to Terrorism by Christophe Chowanietz, Call Number: 363.325 C552b
The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams, Call Number: 294.3 B916
Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security, and the Internet by Edward Lucas, Call Number: 364.16 L933c
Dragonholder: The Life and Dreams (So Far) of Anne McCaffrey by Todd McCaffrey (her son), Call Number: 813.54 M121d
NOTE: The landmark fantasy writer.
The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott, Call Number: 973.917 B435f
Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books by Leonard S. Marcus, Call Number: 070.508 M322g
The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone by David M. Smick, Call Number: 338.973 S639g
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communication, Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohllben, Call Number: 582.16 W846h
In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives by Kenneth C. Davis, Call Number: 306.362 D262i
The Mechanical Horse: How the Bicycle Reshaped American Life by Margaret Guroff, Call Number: 303.48 G981m
The Missing JFK Assassination Film: The Mystery Surrounding the Orville Nix Home Movie of November 22, 1963 by Gayle Nix Jackson, Call Number: 364.152 J128m
Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process by Peter Ahlberg, Call Number: 745.4 A285p
The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs (2nd ed.) by Gregory S. Paul, Call Number: 567.9 P324p
The Science of Stress: Living Under Pressure by Gregory L. Fricchione, Ana Ivkovic, and Albert S. Yeung, Call Number: 155.9 F897s
Sex, Drugs and Asperger’s Syndrome: A User Guide to Adulthood by Luke Jackson, Call Number: 618.92 J134s
The Story of Design: From the Paleolithic to the Present by Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Call Number: 745.409 F463s
Talent Development Around the World by Pedro Sanchez-Escobedo, Call Number: 658.3 S253t
NOTE: By our Spring 2017 Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Dr. Pedro Sanchez.
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything In Between) by Lauren Graham, Call Number: 791.45 G739t
Ten Restaurants That Changed America by Paul Feedman, Call Number: 647.957 F853t
Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War by Chandra Manning, Call Number: 973.7 M283t
Truevine: Two Brothers, A Kidnapping and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the American South by Beth Macy, Call Number: 791.35 M177tv
The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health- from Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years by Paul Thomas and Jennifer Margulis, Call Number: 614.4 T461v
The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar by Matt Simon, Call Number: 578.4 S595w
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neill, Call Number: 005.7 O586w
The Work and Lives of Teachers: A Global Perspective by Rosetta Marantz Cohen, Call Number: 371.102 C678w
The entire Kirkwood Community College system (Main Campus, Iowa City, All Centers inclusive) will be closing on Fridays at noon from now through Friday, July 28, 2017. Both library branches will be included in this closing so until July 28th we’ll now be closed from noon on Friday until 7:30 am Monday morning in Cedar Rapids and until 8:00 am Monday morning in Iowa City. Our online resources will remain available 24/7. Please include this in your planning. Check out the official word with some more details from Kirkwood.
Starting August 4th we’ll return to our normal Friday library hours (7:30 am – 5:00 pm Cedar Rapids and 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Iowa City). Weekend hours will return starting August 26th.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this schedule change.
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.
Kanopy 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.
However, 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:
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.
Want a Specialized LibGuide for an assignment to help your students find stuff?
Want to schedule time in the library or for us to come into your class?
What if the library doesn’t have a book you want?
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.