Monday, March 28, 2005

New Books: March 28 - April 3

Author: Nomani, Asra Q.
Title: Standing alone in Mecca : an American woman's struggle for the soul of Islam
Call Number: BP187.3 .N65 2005

Author: Montefiore, Sebag, 1965-
Title: Stalin : the court of the red tsar
Call Number: DK268.S8 M573 2004

Title: Quest for peace in Africa : transformations, democracy and public policy
Call Number: DT30.5 .Q47 2004

Author: Pollack, Kenneth M. (Kenneth Michael), 1966-
Title: Persian puzzle : the conflict between Iran and America
Call Number: E183.8.I55 P58 2004

Author: Kastor, Peter J.
Title: Nation's crucible : the Louisiana Purchase and the creation of America
Call Number: E333 .K37 2004

Author: Morris, Kenneth M.
Title: Wall Street journal guide to understanding money & investing
Call Number: HG4910 .M67 2004

Author: Hochschild, Adam.
Title: Bury the chains : prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves
Call Number: HT1163 .H63 2005

Author: Parini, Jay.
Title: Art of teaching
Call Number: LA2317.P335 A3 2005

Author: Cuban, Larry.
Title: Blackboard and the bottom line : why schools can't be businesses
Call Number: LC1085.2 .C83 2004

Author: Kaku, Michio.
Title: Parallel worlds : a journey through creation, higher dimensions, and the future of the cosmos
Call Number: QB981 .K134 2005

Author: Singh, Simon.
Title: Big bang : the origin of the universe
Call Number: QB991.B54 S56 2004

Author: Bodanis, David.
Title: Electric universe : the shocking true story of electricity
Call Number: QC522 .B64 2005

Author: Kelly, John, 1945-
Title: Great mortality : an intimate history of the Black Death, the most devastating plague of all time
Call Number: RC172 .K445 2005

Author: Marcus, Dave (David L.)
Title: What it takes to pull me through : why teenagers get in trouble-- and how four of them got out
Call Number: RJ506.P63 M37 2005

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Thursday, March 24, 2005


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Need to type a paper? Last minute changes to a PowerPoint presentation? Want to surf the Net from a comfy chair?

There are now 6 laptop computers available for use in the library. The laptops are equipped with wireless Internet access and printing, along with Microsoft Office. Laptops are available for in library use only by current GPC students, faculty and staff.

See Laptop Policies or ask at the Reference Desk for more information.

Monday, March 21, 2005

New Books: March 21 - 27

Author: Burnard, Trevor G. (Trevor Graeme)
Title: Mastery, tyranny, and desire : Thomas Thistlewood and his slaves in the Anglo-Jamaican world
Call Number: HT1096 .B86 2004

Author: Stone, Biz.
Title: Who let the blogs out? : a hyperconnected peek at the world of Weblogs
Call Number: TK5105.8884 .S76 2004

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Decatur Campus Symposium

It's Symposium time! Join the Decatur Campus next week - March 21 - 25, 2005 - as we celebrate GPC's 4oth Anniversary with our 40 Years of Music: From Folk Rock to Hip Hop events. The Symposium will feature panel discussions, film screenings, contests, exhibits and of course live music.

All events are free and open to the public. More information, including directions to Decatur Campus, is available on the Symposium website.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Audio News #4

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Decatur Campus Library news podcast.

Audio News#4 (mp3)

The news is listenable directly from the blog by clicking on the above link or as a podcast.

This expanded edition is around 30 minutes long and contains information on laptops in the library, the upcoming Decatur Campus 40 Years of Music Symposium with Symposium co-chair Tony Bush and discussion of some music related books.

Credits/ Attributions:

Artist: Gilberto Gil
Track: "Oslodum"
License: Creative Commons Sampling Plus
More Information: Creative Commons/ Wired CD

Artist: John Holowach
Track: "Trip to Bermuda"
License: Creative Commons Atribution-ShareAlike 2.0

Track: "I Am The Edison Phonograph (1906 Advertising Recording)"
License: Public Domain
More Information: Menlo Park

Monday, March 14, 2005

New Books: March 14 - 20

Author: Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-
Title: Blink : the power of thinking without thinking
Location: Decatur Popular Books
Call Number: BF448 .G53 2005

Author: Shanks, Niall, 1959-
Title: God, the devil, and Darwin : a critique of intelligent design theory
Call Number: BS651 .S54 2004

Author: Dallaire, Romeo.
Title: Shake hands with the devil : the failure of humanity in Rwanda
Call Number: DT450.435 .D35 2003

Author: Zinn, Howard, 1922-
Title: Voices of a people's history of the United States
Call Number: E173 .Z564 2004

Author: Allitt, Patrick.
Title: I'm the teacher, you're the student : a semester in the university classroom
Call Number: E175.8 .A505 2005

Author: Diamond, Jared M.
Title: Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Call Number: HN13 .D5 2005

Author: Levine, Robert, 1939-
Title: Aging with attitude : growing older with dignity and vitality
Call Number: HQ1061 .L472 2004

Author: Clarke, Susanna. Title: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Location: Decatur Popular Books
Call Number: PR6103.L375 J65 2004

Author: Fortey, Richard A.
Title: Earth : an intimate history
Call Number: QE28.3 .F66 2004

Monday, March 07, 2005

New Books: March 7 - 13

Author: Searle, John R.
Title: Mind : a brief introduction
Call Number: BD418.3 .S4 2004

Author: Drury, Nevill, 1947-
Title: New age : the history of a movement
Call Number: BP605.N48 D79 2004

Author: Wallis, Jim.
Title: God's politics : why the right gets it wrong and the left doesn't get it
Call Number: BR526 .W265 2005

Author: Mitchell, Henry H.
Title: Black church beginnings : the long-hidden realities of the first years
Call Number: BR563.N4 M58 2004

Author: Rees, Laurence, 1957-
Title: Auschwitz : a new history
Call Number: D805.5.A96 R44 2005

Author: Gourevitch, Philip, 1961-
Title: We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families : stories from Rwanda
Call Number: DT450.435 .G68 2004

Author: Golway, Terry, 1955-
Title: Washington's general : Nathanael Greene and the triumph of the American Revolution Call Number: E207.G9 G65 2005

Author: Kotz, Nick.
Title: Judgment days : Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed America
Call Number: E847.2 .K67 2005

Author: Fishman, Ted C., 1958-
Title: China, Inc. : how the rise of the next superpower challenges America and the world
Call Number: HC427.95 .F57 2005

Author: Bailey, Anne C. (Anne Caroline)
Title: African voices of the Atlantic slave trade : beyond the silence and the shame
Call Number: HT1331 .B34 2005

Author: Lipstadt, Deborah E.
Title: History on trial : my day in court with David Irving
Call Number: KD379.5.I78 L57 2005

Title: Rethinking the SAT : the future of standardized testing in university admissions
Call Number: LB2353.57 .R49 2004

Author: Riggs, David.
Title: World of Christopher Marlowe
Call Number: PR2673 .R54 2005

Author: Stafford, Tom.
Title: Mind hacks
Call Number: QP376 .S759 2005

Author: Kluger, Jeffrey.
Title: Splendid solution : Jonas Salk and the conquest of polio
Call Number: QR31.S25 K58 2004

Friday, March 04, 2005

Visiting Writers' Week

The GPC Writers' Institute is sponsoring a Visiting Writers' Week from March 15 -18, 2005. The theme of the week is "Op-Ed Writing and Modern Media" and will feature Visiting Writer-In-Residence Kathleen Parker and Keynote Speaker Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Ms. Parker will be appearing on the Decatur Campus on Wednesday, March 16th at 12:30pm in the Gallery outside the Library on the 3rd Floor of A Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Cal 678.407.5244 for more information on Visiting Writers' Week events.

Writers' Forum Contest

Entries are now being acepted for the 18th Annual GPC Writers' Forum Contest. Entries are being accepted in the categories of Poetry, Fiction/ Drama and Creative Non-Fiction. Prizes will be awarded in each category. Winning entries will be considered for publication in Creative License. The contest is open to GPC students only.

For more information and complete contest rules, see the Writers' Forum website or contact one of the the following people:

Rosemary Cox (404.298.3619)
Suzanne Murdock (404.299.4153)
Tim Tarkington (404.299.4260)

Deadline for entry is April 1, 2005.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Audio News #3

Welcome to the Spring Break edition of the Decatur Campus Library Audio News.

Audio News #3 (mp3)

The news is listenable directly from the blog by clicking on the above link or as a podcast.

This edition lasts around 10 minutes and covers Spring Break hours, the Symposium Essay Contest and new books. Happy Spring Break!

Credits/ Attributions

Artist: Jesse Hammons
Track: "A Nature Letter - Ocean Waves over Rock - Fort Bragg, CA"
License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike

Artist: My Morning Jacket
Track: "One Big Holiday"
License: Creative Commons Non-Commercial Sampling Plus
More Info: Creative Commons/ Wired CD

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Authors' Festival Recap

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A good crowd of GPC students, faculty and staff and community members attended the 1st Decatur Campus Authors' Festival: A Celebration of New African-American Writers over the weekend in the Student Center. The program featured readings from around 24 authors working in genres ranging from fiction to inspirational works to poetry and children's books.

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David Free, Decatur Campus Reference Librarian, facilitated the program and served as moderator for the well received Question & Answer sessions.

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Books signings at the end of each day allowed attendees to interact with the writers up close and personally.

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The program was enjoyed by all. Thanks to the Authors' Festival Committee for organizing this wonderful event!

Spring Break Hours

Spring Break hours for the library begin on Saturday, March 5 and will be:

Saturday, March 5 - Sunday, March 6: CLOSED
Monday, March 7 - Friday, March 11: 8am - 5pm
Saturday, March 12: CLOSED
Sunday, March 13: 2pm - 6pm

For more information, see the Library Hours page.