Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Finals & Break Hours

Finals are almost here! Time to hit the books!

Library hours will be extended until 11pm from Monday, May 2nd - Thursday, May 12th and again from Monday, May 9th - Wednesday, May 11th for finals.

During the semester break, we will be open 8-5 during the week and closed on the weekends. Summer semester hours will start on Wednesday, May 18th.

See the library hours page for more detailed information.

5/12 Update: The library will be CLOSED on Monday, May 16th for Staff Development.

Monday, April 25, 2005

New Books: April 25 - May 1

Author: Mourad, Kenize.
Title: Our sacred land : voices of the Palestine-Israeli conflict
Call Number: DS119.76 .M6813 2004

Author: Harris, Thaddeus Mason, 1768-1842.
Title: Biographical memorials of James Oglethorpe
Call Number: F289 .O34 2004

Author: Hardeman, Susie Vaccaro.
Title: Stock market knowledge for all ages : answering questions about stocks, bonds, and mutual funds
Call Number: HG4921 .H37 2004

Author: Dewar, Elaine.
Title: Second tree : stem cells, clones, chimeras and quests for immortality
Call Number: QH442 .D483 2004

Author: Ruggiero, Roberta, 1940-
Title: Do's and don'ts of hypoglycemia : an everyday guide to low blood sugar, too often misunderstood and misdiagnosed!
Call Number: RC662.2 .R84 2004

Author: Setright, L. J. K. (Leonard John Kensell)
Title: Drive on! : a social history of the motor car
Call Number: TL15 .S48 2003

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

The Last Poets

Join the Decatur Campus on Friday, April 29th for a Q&A session with legendary spoken word/ rap artists The Last Poets. The Last Poets career spans from the Civil Rights Movement of the late 60s and early 70s through the present day. Don't miss this chance to learn about history, music and culture.

The session will be held from 10am - 1pm in room SB-1190.

Poem Of The Day

In out continuing celebration of National Poetry Month, here's today's Poem of the Day from the Academy of American Poets:

"Record" by Katrina Vandenberg

Monday, April 18, 2005

New Books: April 18- 24

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Panel to Review Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect.
Title: Elder mistreatment : abuse, neglect, and exploitation in an aging America
Call Number: HV6626.3 .N37 2003

Author: McGinty, Sarah Myers.
Title: College application essay
Call Number: LB2351.52.U6 M277 2004

Author: Gibilisco, Stan.
Title: Everyday math demystified
Call Number: QA93 .G37 2004

Author: Billings, Diane McGovern.
Title: Lippincott's review for NCLEX-RN
Call Number: RT55 .B55 2005

Author: Poteet, Jeremy.
Title: Canning spam : you've got mail (that you don't want)
Call Number: TK5105.73 .P68 2004

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Friday Poem

In honor of National Poetry Month here's a poem for Friday.

"Spring is like a perhaps hand" by E.E. Cummings.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Audio News #5

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

Audio News #5 (mp3)

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

*Note (4/15/05): Due to problems with OurMedia the podcast feed is currently not working for this item. We will update when it is. Meanwhile you can listen by clicking on the mp3. Sorry!

4/18/05 Update: The Podcast feed should be working properly now. Thanks for your patience.

This edition is around 9 minutes long and includes information on Listen Up! - the new version of our audio programming - along with some new books.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Digital Library of Georgia

The Digital Library of Georgia has a new look. Their redesigned website features a single search box to locate information in 60 different collections including the New Georgia Encyclopedia and Vanishing Georgia photographs. In addition, you can browse the collection by topic, time period or Georgia county.

Check out the DLG to learn more about Georgia online!

American Poetry 1 and 2

In our continuing celebration of National Poetry Month, we're going to highlight a few of the poetry resources that are available through the library.

American Poetry 1 and American Poetry 2 are GALILEO databases that provide full text access to thousands of poems by American authors. American Poetry 1 covers the years 1600-1900 and American Poetry 2 covers 1901-1997. Both are searchable by author, title or keyword. Remember, these databases provide the actual text of poems, not criticism. But if you're looking for an American poem, they're the place to go!

Password required for off-campus access!

Monday, April 11, 2005

New Books: April 11 - 17

We received a large number of new items in the past week. See New Titles in GIL for a complete list.

Author: Pelikan, Jaroslav.
Title: Whose Bible is it? : a history of the Scriptures through the ages
Call Number: BS445 .P46 2005

Author: Sensbach, Jon F.
Title: Rebecca's revival : creating Black Christianity in the Atlantic world
Call Number: BV3785.P74 S46 2005

Author: Moore, Christopher, 1952-
Title: Fighting for America : black soldiers-- the unsung heroes of World War II
Call Number: D810.N4 M66 2005

Author: Moaveni, Azadeh, 1976-
Title: Lipstick jihad : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America and American in Iran
Call Number: E184.I5 M63 2005

Author: Berkin, Carol.
Title: Revolutionary mothers : women in the struggle for America's independence
Call Number: E276 .B47 2005

Author: Bordewich, Fergus M.
Title: Bound for Canaan : the Underground Railroad, and the war for the soul of America
Call Number: E450 .B735 2005

Author: Heath, Joseph, 1967-
Title: Nation of rebels : why counterculture became consumer culture
Call Number: HC79.C6 H43 2004

Author: Gordon, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn)
Title: Suburban sweatshops : the fight for immigrant rights Edition
Call Number: HD8081.A5 G67 2005

Author: Fraser, Steve, 1945-
Title: Every man a speculator : a history of Wall Street in American life
Call Number: HG4572 .F83 2005

Author: Boykin, Keith.
Title: Beyond the down low : sex, lies, and denial in black America
Call Number: HQ74.2.U5 B69 2005

Author: Weisman, Steve.
Title: 50 ways to protect your identity and your credit : everything you need to know about identity theft, credit cards, credit repair, and credit reports
Call Number: HV6679 .W448 2005

Author: Doyle, James M., 1950-
Title: True witness : cops, courts, science, and the struggle against misidentification
Call Number: KF9756 .D69 2005

Author: Chang, Jeff.
Title: Can't stop won't stop : a history of the hip-hop generation
Call Number: ML3531 .C5 2005

Author: De Zengotita, Thomas.
Title: Mediated : how the media shapes your world and the way you live in it
Call Number: P94 .D393 2005

Author: Mitnick, Kevin D. (Kevin David), 1963-
Title: Art of intrusion : the real stories behind the exploits of hackers, intruders, and deceivers
Call Number: QA76.9.A25 M587 2005

Author: Osborne, Richard, 1952-
Title: Universe
Call Number: QB982 .O83 2004

Author: Okie, Susan.
Title: Fed up! : winning the war against childhood obesity
Call Number: RJ399.C6 O383 2005

Author: Lord, M. G.
Title: Astro turf : the private life of rocket science
Call Number: TL782 .L67 2005

Author: McGee, Harold.
Title: On food and cooking : the science and lore of the kitchen
Call Number: TX651 .M27 2004

Friday, April 01, 2005

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! The National Poetry Month website features biographies of poets, text of many poems and a listening booth where you can hear poets reading their works. Search the GPC library catalog to find a wide range of poetry materials held by the GPC libraries.

Watch our blog all month for additional poetry related content!

National Poetry Month is sponsored by the Academy of American Poets.