Monday, October 16, 2017

Not So Frequently Asked Questions with Sarah Copeland

Sarah Copeland with the "Flock" exhibit
by Cracking Art
Sarah Copeland is our latest hire, taking over as Resident Librarian for the Nursing and Allied Health Division. She splits her time between her office in the Health Science Center and the library, so be on the lookout for her booking it around the pond. She has some great LibGuides for Nursing and Allied Health majors to help students get ahead, so be sure to check those out. Learn a little bit more about our newest librarian in her Not So Frequently Asked Questions interview.

1. What is the last book you read?
Non-fiction -- Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism by Elizabeth Becker
Fiction – The Wonder by Emma Donoghue 

2. What’s your favorite Halloween costume you wore as a child?
I went one year as Laura Ingalls Wilder in a dress my mother sewed for me. Little House in the Big Woods was the first chapter book I read on my own, and I was interested in Laura throughout my childhood. I read Laura Ingalls Wilder's original manuscript Pioneer Girl when an edited version was published a few years ago. I won't go so far as to say it was an obsession, but I did love the Little House books! 

3. Favorite thing to do in Chattanooga?
You can't beat the hiking! I especially enjoy hiking on the Cumberland Plateau.

4. What is the last picture you took with your phone?
Quilt squares that I completed as homework for my beginner's quilting class.

5. If you could be an animal for a day, what would you be?
A housecat. I want to loll around in a patch of sunlight.

6. Coffee, tea, or soda?

7. Spring, Summer, Winter, or Fall?

8. What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to spend time outdoors, hiking, backpacking, and kayaking on small waterways. When I can convince people to play with me, I enjoy tabletop games. Lately, I’ve also been spending a lot of my free time learning how to quilt. Oh, and I’m a podcast junkie. I listen to podcasts while cooking and crafting.

9. What was one of your most memorable vacations?
It is really hard to pick just one! Trips to Montreal, Pittsburgh, and Chicago stand out for the fabulous food. I also really like to visit archaeological sites, so my visit to Meadowcroft Rockshelter (outside of Pittsburgh) made quite an impression on me.

10. What are your favorite podcasts?

Death, Sex, and Money 
Note to Self 
On the Media 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Forbidden Books - Banned Books Week

Each year, the American Library Association sponsors Banned Books Week. This year, Banned Books Week is September 24 - 30. Find out more information about Banned Books Week from the ALA at

Read the library's Banned Books Week guide at

Library Blog Team: Our Eight Selected Banned Books for 2017

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Call Number: YA PZ7.G8233 Lo 2007
Banned: Offensive language, sexually explicit
Description: Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie; Ellen Forney (Illustrator)
Call Number: JUV PZ7.A382 Ab 2007
Banned: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit
Description: In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Call Number: PS3511.I9 G7 1953
Banned: Offensive language, sexual references
Description: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career.

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Call Number: HD4918 .E375 2001
Banned: Drugs, charged as politically inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint
Description: Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them.

Beloved by Toni Morrison
Call Number: PS3563.O8749 B4 2004
Banned: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Call Number: PS3537.A426 C315 1991
Banned: Offensive language, sexually explicit
Description: Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school.

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
Call Number: PS3557.U846
Banned: Profanity, sexual content
Description: A fisherman is killed in the early 1950s and deep resentment remains with residents of Japanese ancestry who lost so much within internment camps. Can a newspaper reporter overcome the destruction of his love life to save the man who married the love of his life?

The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Call Number: PS3573.A425 C6 2003
Banned: Offensive language, sexually explicit
Description: Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Charge up at KLIC Boost!

Need to charge your mobile phone? 

KLIC Boost stations in the library have multiple choices of cords to fit many mobile phones. Plug in your device and let KLIC Boost charge up your device without needing to find a power source.

There are five KLIC Boost courtesy charging stations in the library. The numerous cords fit many types of iPhone and Android models.

As a precaution, always keep your device within sight.

Two of the five stations are near the public computer rows; one station is near the green cafe area, one station is located in the middle of the information commons area, and one station is located in the riverside cafe area.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tiger Totality - Trivia Question Number Eighteen (The Final Tiger Totality Trivia Question!)

Total solar eclipses occur due to a unique feature common to both the sun and the moon. What is this feature?
 Same equatorial diameter        
 Same angular diameter             
 Same distance from earth

Submit answer: Trivia Question 18 Form

We are having a trivia contest with a question posted each day. Submit you answer to trivia questions and be eligible for drawings! Each day's form will close at 11:30 PM.

The last day for the trivia questions will be August 18th (today).