Welcome to the first installment of “New in the Archives,” a series of monthly updates about what’s going on in Archives and Special Collections. “New in the Archives” will feature newly described collections, items recently uploaded to Alaska’s Digital Archives, …
Continuing on from last month, I’ll highlight a few more recent titles we’ve gotten in. First off – striking terror into the hearts of all who have been relying on the 16th edition – there’s a new edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, and we have a copy of it at the Reference Desk:
REF DESK Z253.U69 2017
Chicago Manual Of Style, 17th ed.
The Oxford Handbook Of The Aztecs – Nichols and Rodríguez-Alegría, eds.
GN635.N42 C66 2015
A Companion To The Anthropology Of The Middle East – Soraya Altorki, ed.
The Chessboard And The Web: Strategies Of Connection In A Networked World – Anne-Marie Slaughter
(This title concerns transitions from the borders of nations – the chess board – to the borderless maps of the global internet.)
Dethroning The Deceitful Pork Chop: Rethinking African American Foodways From Slavery To Obama – Jennifer Jensen Wallach, ed.
(The title comes from the writings of W.E.B. DuBois)
Bartolomeo Cristofori And The Invention Of The Piano – Stewart Pollens
Piano Duet Repertoire: Music Originally Written For One Piano, Four Hands, 2nd ed. – Cameron McGraw. Fisher & Fisher, eds.
ML410.S932 R5 2017
The Rite Of Spring At 100 – Neff, Carr, & Horlacher, eds.
Cambridge History Of Musical Performance – Lawson & Stowell, eds.
Coup d’État: A Practical Handbook, 2nd ed. Rev. – Edward N. Luttwak
Rethinking The Black Freedom Movement – Yohuru Williams
The Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945 – Richard Overy
Modern Genocide: The Definitive Resource And Document Collection, 4 vols. – Bartrop & Jacobs, eds.
The Last Superpower Summits: Gorbachev, Reagan, And Bush: Conversations That Ended The Cold War – Savranskaya & Blanton, eds.
The Ottoman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia, 2 vols. – Mehrdad Kia
(There are also ebooks for the Spanish and Persian empires.)
Pennsylvania Germans: An Interpretive Encyclopedia – Bronner & Brown, eds.
REF KBP144.K364 2017
Shariah Law: Questions And Answers – Mohammad Kamali
Routledge International Handbook Of Rural Criminology – Donnermeyer
Serving Those Who Served: Librarian’s Guide To Working With Veteran And Military Communities – LeMire & Mulvihill
Why Take the LibQUAL Survey? Because We Listen!
It is clear from the comments from the last LibQUAL survey that the library’s schedule was not addressing the needs of the university students in providing more evening hours. In responding to this concern, the library’s after hours study facility will close at midnight instead of 11pm, Sunday – Thursday starting in the spring semester. The Access Services Department is to be commended for providing the staff to cover the additional hours.
Prior to the budget cuts in FY15, the library was open with its afterhours study facility until 1am, Sunday –Thursday and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday for a total of 111.5 hours. The new schedule, closing at midnight, Sunday – Thursday and at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday during the Spring 2018 semester, totals 102.5 hours or about 8% less hours per week than in FY15.
The library will continue to monitor the use of the building to determine if the library schedule is meeting the needs of most of the university students for an afterhours study facility.
When I teach class sessions on archival research and I’ve been asked to discuss primary sources, this letter is one of the standard ones I use. I pass copies out to the students, give them a few minutes to read …
What’s new? Well, at least what’s new in Reference, the Social Sciences, Music, and History, which are my primary areas for selection. Since many of these titles (particularly the ebooks!) don’t make an initial stop on our New Books display near the Main Circulation Desk, it’s always nice to see a representative sampling of what’s currently available.
It’s arranged in rough call number order after the first several titles: the books are easy to arrange, but since ebooks don’t come with call numbers, I’ve arranged them by best guess. I’ve added an occasional annotation as well.
(While I give call numbers for the books and you can usually use QuickSearch on our home page to find the ebooks these days, often the best way to find ebooks is to click on the ‘Ebooks’ link beneath the QuickSearch box and copy the title into the second search box.)
These first two titles sound a little like treatises on Druidic mysticism, but they actually feature a great variety of highly visual examples of how knowledge has been depicted through history up to the present, each organized by the primary style of presentation used: circle or tree formats. Lima’s books have been compared with Edward Tufte’s works on information presentation; both titles make for inspirational and delightful browsing:
The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge – Lima, Manuel
The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge – Lima, Manuel
How To Write a Successful Research Grant Application: A Guide For Social And Behavioral Scientists, 2nd Ed.
A Telepsychology Casebook: Using Technology Ethically and Effectively In Your Professional Practice – Campbell, Millan, And Martin
BF575.P9 C33 2017
The Cambridge Handbook of The Psychology of Prejudice – Chris G. Sibley And Fiona Kate Barlow, Eds.
What Psychology Majors Could and Should Be Doing: A Guide to Research Experience, Professional Skills, and Your Options After College, 2nd Ed.
Social Issues in Living Color: Challenges and Solutions from the Perspective of Ethnic Minority Psychology – Arthur Blume, Ed.
The Anti-Anxiety Workbook: Proven Strategies to Overcome Worry, Phobias, Panic, and Obsessions – Antony and Norton
War and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict – Jeffrey M. Shaw And Timothy J. Demy, Eds.
Food, Feasts, and Faith: An Encyclopedia of Food Culture in World Religions – Paul Fieldhouse
1916: A Global History – Jeffery, Keith
DK254.R3 S66 2016
Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs – Douglas Smith
DS735.C3145 V.9 Pt.2
Cambridge History of China: Vol. 9 Part 2 The Ch’ing Dynasty To 1800 – Willard Peterson
The “Russian” Civil Wars, 1916-1926: Ten Years that Shook the World – Smele, Jonathan
The Ryukyu Kingdom was centered on Okinawa:
DS895.R95 A3713 2017
The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia – Mamoru Akamine
History Of Korea In Maps: From Prehistory to the Twenty-First Century – Michael D. Shin
The following title is an excellent book on the Charleston slave rebellion of 1822:
The Denmark Vesey Affair: A Documentary History – Ed. By Douglas R. Egerton And Robert L. Paquette
E98.M34 C65 2017
Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture – Chip Colwell
How States Pay for Wars – Cappella Zielinski, Rosella
Theory for the Working Sociologist – Rojas, Fabio
Culture in Networks – Mclean, Paul
Social Media Freaks: Digital Identity in the Network Society – Kidd, Dustin
Trafficked Children and Youth in The United States: Reimagining Survivors – Goździak, Elżbieta M.
Immigration: Examining the Facts – Eastman, Cari Lee Skogberg
Talking Conflict: The Loaded Language of Genocide, Political Violence, Terrorism, and Warfare – Anna M. Wittmann
Women, War, and Violence: Topography, Resistance, and Hope – Mariam M. Kurtz and Lester R. Kurtz, Eds.
Windows into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology – Marx, Gary T.
Dangerous Spaces: Beyond the Racial Profile – Jones, D. Marvin
Mindfulness for the Next Generation: Helping Emerging Adults Manage Stress and Lead Healthier Lives – Holly Rogers
Cross-National Public Opinion about Homosexuality: Examining Attitudes Across the Globe – Adamczyk, Amy
Social Work and the City: Urban Themes in 21st-Century Social Work – Charlotte Williams, Ed.
The Disability Studies Reader, 5th Ed. – Lennard J. Davis, Ed.
After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration – Liem, Marieke
Josquin des Prez and His Musical Legacy: An Introductory Guide – William Elders
Composer Genealogies: A Compendium of Composers, Their Teachers, and Their Students – Pfitzinger, Scott
ML410.E44 C34 2014
Cambridge Companion to Duke Ellington – Edward Green
Vaccination and Its Critics: A Documentary and Reference Guide – Rosner, Lisa
Oxford Companion to Cheese – Catherine Donnelly
Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing – Kirschenbaum, Matthew G.
This next title is by our own Paul White of Anthropology:
The Archaeology of American Mining – Paul White
Are you working on end-of-semester assignments? If you’re having trouble finding sources or you’re trying to figure out whether a source is credible, contact the Reference Desk. Reference Desk Librarians can help you with every stage of the research process, from figuring out what to put in a search box to citing sources. When you’ve tried searching on your own without success for 10 or 15 minutes, talking with a librarian will save you time and frustration.
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Here are some of the changes we’ve made at the Consortium Library based on your feedback to previous LibQUAL+ Surveys:
Opened entrance on north side of the Library
Extended study room reservation times
Built more study rooms for groups and individuals
Laptops for overnight checkout
Opened Late Night Study Facility for the UAA & APU community
Added vending machine with office supplies
Increased number and types of seats in the Library
Added electrical outlets and USB charging stations
Library Parking for APU
Do you have photos of Fairview? From either yesterday or 50 years ago (or more)? Are you interested in sharing them? We’ll be at the Fairview Community Council meeting Thursday, December 14. Why? As part of our Sharing Community Images …
This year, the Great American Smokeout will be on November 16, 2017, when smokers across the country take part in the American Cancer Society’s annual event. The Smokeout began nationwide in 1977, so this year will be the 40th anniversary.
Take a look at these resources from the Library Catalog that encourage people to stop smoking and take an important step toward a healthier life.