Thursday, October 30, 2014

Meacham Writers' Workshop, Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in HSC 1087

Do you write? Or do you enjoy authors reading their own stuff? It's time again for the Meacham Writers' Workshop! The Meacham workshop will be held October 30 - November 1, 2014.

The Meacham Writers' Workshop is held two times each year on the campuses of Chattanooga State and UTC as well as a community location. See the Fall 2014 workshop

So who is tentatively scheduled to be at the Chattanooga State's Health Science Center on October 30th at 7:00 PM? Jeremy B. Jones, CB Anderson, and Kerry Howley.
In his interview about the Meacham workshop last March, Chattanooga State's Bill Stifler said that Chattanooga State students are able to hear a broad sampling of writers active in American literature and that students can sit down with these writers to speak about writing. Read more from the interview here.
Keep up with the Meacham Writers' Workshop news on their website and on the workshop's Twitter account.

Friday, October 24, 2014

It's NaGraNoWriMo!

It's National Graphic Novel Writing Month! To celebrate, we've put up a few of our favorite graphic novels for inspiration.Stop by the display and then head to the graphic novels newsstand for even more comics to chose from.

Want to learn more about our graphic novels collection? We've got a little bit of everything; books about graphic novels, superhero comics, fiction and non-fiction retellings, etc. Visit our guide for more information. 

Are you a comic buff who wants to suggest some titles to add to our collection? Suggest a purchase.

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:

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.

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