Monday, September 28, 2015

Saga: Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan

In honor of Banned Books Week, KLIC is reviewing Saga: Volume 1 written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Fiona Staples. Saga has been challenged and censored repeatedly since it was published in 2012. The American Library Association lists several reasons for challenges including: anti-family, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited for age group. But Vaughan's Saga has also been awarded three Eisner awards including Best Continuing Series, Best New Series and Best Writer and a Hugo award for Best Graphic Story.

If science fiction tales of intergalactic space travel, star-crossed lovers, and magic intrigue you, pick up Saga: Volume 1 today. Alana and Marko are from opposites sides of a war that has been fought for ages, when they find each other on the brutal battleground planet, Cleave. Alana helps Marko escape and together they desert their posts. They also create something new, with the birth of their daughter Hazel. Leaders on both sides are disgusted with their actions and want to put an end to the entire family. Alana, Marko, and Hazel must find a way to survive Cleave and make their way to safety. But where can they find a home when the solar systems' best assassins and militaries are tracking them?    

Celebrate Banned Books Week by picking up this graphic novel or another from our display. Don't be "read-stricted!"

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Read-Stricted. Banned Books Week!

Books are being banned or challenged in libraries nationwide every year. The American Library Association and KLIC highlight these books in September to bring awareness to phenomenal books that you can chose to read (or not to read). Stop by our entryway display to check out classics, children's/young adult, graphic novels, and recently challenged novels.

Learn more about Banned Books week on our guide and on the American Library Association webpage

Friday, September 11, 2015

Constitution Week 2015: September 14 - 18

 September 17 is Constitution Day!

This is our annual celebration of the U.S. Constitution. Check out the book display with Constitution-related books!

Take some fun quizzes and learn more about the Constitution from the Constitution Week Guide:

Also, as September is National Voter Registration Month, find information about voting and voter registration in the guide under the books tab. The SGA will be sponsoring voter registration events on the 17th and the 18th.

The SGA's Voter Registration Drive will be held Thursday & Friday, Sept. 17 & 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. in the Amphitheater. Students will decorate the Amphitheater in celebration of Constitution Day.

Secretary of State Tre Hagrett will be on campus to observe voter registration from  1:45 - 2:15 p.m. on Friday.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Perspective on Alma/Primo

I'm Dwight Hunter, one of the blog writers for the Kolwyck Library Blog. Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 8, KLIC will have a new search tool from Primo. This new tool is based off a new catalog system called Alma. Alma/Primo.

This is the same system used at UT-Knoxville, and I am very familiar with it as a student. Why? I'm a graduate student at UTK.  If you are a student, faculty or staff researching for information, you will love Primo!

Primo is the name of a discovery layer that can search library holdings (books, ebooks,  videos, sound files and more) and search databases. All from a search box. You type something in the box, and voila, you get results.

As an UTK graduate student, Primo has saved me so much time to find high quality, information resources. I'm so excited that the power of this discovery tool is now available to Chatt State students, faculty and staff!

Kudos to the KLIC staff and especially the Alma/Primo implementation team! The amount of work preparing for this day is beyond imagine.

Dwight Hunter
Assistant Librarian I
KLIC Blog Team Member