Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sandra's Recommended Reads

About Sandra:

The latest twist in my 21 years in the Kolwyck Library and Information Commons is being an embedded librarian for the Nursing and Allied Health Division. As an embedded librarian, I enjoy customizing information and technological services for the N&AH students, faculty, and staff. In turn, this community becomes more aware and benefits from librarian expertise and library resources.

I also enjoy my role as library liaison for business and management students and faculty within the Business and Information Services Division and liaison for the TCAT health programs.

As a librarian, you won’t have much luck asking which fiction book you should read next. I came to librarianship via the path of information, not books. While I enjoy reading, I would never have guessed my life as a middle school math & science teacher would eventually lead to graduate school, four years as a corporate librarian, and now as an academic librarian teaching and providing research support to a wide range of students here at Chattanooga State.

In my spare time, I enjoy camping, paddling down the Hiwassee River, hiking, traveling, and being with friends.

Here are some of my LibGuides:

Study Smarter | Research Steps | Nursing | Business & Management | PT 104

Recommended Books:

1.
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why by Bart D. Ehrman
New York Times Bestseller - Author’s lecture at Stanford University

2. Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin 
“Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one-third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism--because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us.” Source: Amazon Review 

3. New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander 
Watch the Bill Moyers interview, “Michelle Alexander: Locked out of the American Dream,” three years after the book’s publication.

4. 
A Sheltered Life: The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise by Paul Chambers
Fascinating glimpse of history and science.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Library Books for October 2014

Check out a new book! Your Chatt State ID is your library card. Find other new books on the new-book display, which is located in the library's green cafe area.



Free Spirit Publishing, Incorporated, 2014

by Abdullah Ahmed An-Na’im
Oxford University Press, 2014

by Alex Beam
PublicAffairs, 2014

by Marcel H. Van Herpen
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 2014

by Fouad Ajami
Hoover Institution Press, 2014

by Itamar Rabinovich
Hoover Institution Press, 2014

by Ramachandra Guha
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2014

by Charles Hill
Hoover Institution Press, 2014

by Jonathan Scott Holloway
UNC Press Books, 2013

by Svante Paabo
Basic Books, 2014

by Todd Miller
City Lights Publishers, 2014

by Warren Berger
Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2014

by Lee Caraher
Bibliomotion, Incorporated, 2014

by Jeffrey L. Buller
Wiley, 2010

by Norbert W. Dunkel, John H. Schuh, and Nancy E. Chrystal-Green
Wiley, 2014

by Quanyu Huang
Prometheus Books, 2014

 by Rebecca Hagen & Kim Golombisky
Taylor & Francis, 2013

by Pedro G. Ferreira
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

by Eula Biss
Graywolf Press, 2014

by Judy Foreman
Oxford University Press, 2014

by Ellen K. Feder
Indiana University Press, 2014

by Paul Fleischman
Candlewick Press, 2014

by Steve Krug
New Riders, 2010

by Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler
New Riders, 2012

by James Mahaffey
Pegasus Books, 2014

by Steven Parissien
Macmillan, 2014

by James B. Minahan
ABC-CLIO, 2013

by J. Tyler Dickovick
Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated, 2014

by Wayne C. Thompson
Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated, 2014

by Steven A. Leibo
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 2014

by Robert T. Buckman
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 2014

by Malcolm B. Russell
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 2014

by Wayne C. Thompson
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 2014

by Wayne C. Thompson
Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated, 2014

by David M. Keithly
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 2014

by M. Wesley Shoemaker
Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated, 2014

by Ossie Davis
New York : Puffin Books, 1990, c1976.

by Karen Harrington
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013

by Meg Wolitzer
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2014

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

2014 Fall Break Library Hours

Fall break is almost here!

The library will be closed the weekend of October 11th and 12th, and opened shorter hours October 13 - 14.  On Monday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 14, the hours will be 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Also, on Monday, October 13th, there will be no Internet access. Please be prepared for no Internet access on Monday the 13th.

Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, October 15th.

Monday, October 06, 2014

The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman

Looking for a ghostly tale this October? The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds by Neil Gaiman is a chilling tale of revenge. Located in our Graphic Novel section, the illustrations are perfectly matched with Gaiman's storytelling style. 


Our narrator is seeking a guide to take him on a journey to the Misty Isle so that he can retrieve gold from an abandoned cave. And our narrator doesn't just want any guide, he wants a man named Calum MacInnes. MacInnes agrees to take him, all the while telling him he's a fool to take the gold because all who enter the cave leave a bit of their soul behind. During their journey, they swap stories about their lives and the men they've murdered. MacInnes admits that he entered the cave as young man and it has taken a toll of him. Both men are harboring plans of sabotage, but the narrator's motivations are such that he'd willingly risk his soul to make the journey.