Wednesday, May 4, 2011

HCC Library Celebrity READ Posters – 2011

This year's celebrities:

Gloria DeFillipo
Katherine Hamling
Steve Huard
James Knapp
Gail Vivian

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Collection Development | The Rise of the Locavore (Locavores),  in Library Journal, April 1, 2011.

A selected collection development resource that includes books, DVDs and the following websites. Click on the links below for some cited websites.

Civil Eats
Focused on food politics, with over 100 contributors to the dialog about the American food system and its global effects, as well as sustainable agriculture and food systems.
This online publication owned by Hearst Digital Media provides news and information about going green.
Eating Well Guide Find farms, markets, restaurants, and more, in the United States and Canada.
Eco-Friendly GuideA guide to green living and green companies for a variety of products.
A collaboration between an academic librarian and a nutrition student, with reviews of books on growing and eating real food; an excellent resource for new books.
A bastion of environmental news and commentary since 1999.
Local Harvest
Find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
Mother Earth News
The mother of them all: the self-proclaimed longest-running sustainable lifestyle ­magazine.
Organic Gardening
This website to accompany the magazine of the same name provides organic gardening video how-to’s as well as free articles.
Pick Your Own Food
Find a farm where you can pick your own food.
Slow Food USA
Find local chapters, read the blog, donate, or become a member of the Slow Food Movement, which seeks to connect communities and the environment.
Sustainable Table
An excellent resource for educating yourself and the public about the benefits of eating local, sustainable food.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

You're Reading What?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At the library we have some great posters up from faculty and staff holding their favorite books. However, we did have to draw a line somewhere so here we present to you the REJECTED Read posters which didn't make it to the walls. Enjoy. (click on an image for a better view)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Learning About eReaders Workshop

Digital Reader Workshop
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
Kittredge, Room
11-12:30 pm

Did you get a new eReader recently? Are you thinking of getting one?

The library will be hosting a Digital Reader Workshop. In this workshop, you will learn about the different digital readers, explore the free eBook collection available through CWMars and how to check out and download an eBook.  Feel free to bring your reader!

There will be a Q&A section.

Contact Camille Close at x2277 or with questions.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

spring ahead

Thinking ahead…
2011 BUILD Library Research Competition

Plan ahead! The 4th Annual BUILD Library Research Competition will take place in the spring 2011 semester. The purpose of the competition is to encourage and support student research using library resources. Papers and projects that were completed during the 2010-2011 academic year are eligible. That means that work being done this semester will be eligible for the $250 prize. Faculty – if you see promising work from any of your students this semester, please encourage them to enter their work in the competition this spring. Students – if you are proud of a piece of research, be sure to put it in a safe place so that when the competition begins, you can submit your work.

Application packets will be available early in the spring 2011 semester. In the meantime, you can read about last year’s competition at the library’s webpage:

Need a primary source for that research project?

The Library of Congress has a section devoted to primary sources in a variety of subject areas including, Japanese American Internment During World War II, Jim Crow in America, Women's Suffrage, Dust Bowl Migration, Found Poetry and even Baseball: Across A Divided Society plus many more and new sets added regularly. So if you need speeches, correspondence, campaign materials, photographs, federal government reports, cartoons, and maps - to name just a few - look into Primary Source Sets and be certain that the information you find is accurate and reliable.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Classics with a twist

We just received two titles Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Henry V by William Shakespeare but in graphic novel form. So if you like graphic novels, the classics or both come and take a look at these two books now on the New Books display on the second floor. You just might want to take them home.