Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Georgia Top 25 Reading List

Looking for a good read this summer? The Georgia Top 25 Reading List from the Georgia Center for the Book is a great place to start. The list was chosen by the public and the Centers' advisory council and represents books either set in Georgia or written by current or former residents of the state.

Many of the titles on the list are available at GPC libraries or through GIL Express. Happy reading!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Holiday Hours

The library will be closed from Saturday, July 2nd - Monday, July 4th for the Independence Day holiday. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, July 5th. Have a great holiday weekend!

Monday, June 27, 2005

New Books: June 27 - July 3

Author: Norrell, Robert J. (Robert Jefferson)
Title: House I live in : race in the American century
Call Number: E185.61 .N879 2005

Author: Deyle, Steven.
Title: Carry me back : the domestic slave trade in American life
Call Number: E449 .D525 2005

Author: Marsiglio, William.
Title: Stepdads : stories of love, hope, and repair
Call Number: HQ759.92 .M347 2004

Author: Zailickas, Koren.
Title: Smashed : story of a drunken girlhood
Call Number: HV5293.Z35 A3 2005

Author: Ahranjani, Maryam.
Title: Youth justice in America
Call Number: KF9780 .A37 2005

Author: Ehrman, Bart D.
Title: Truth and fiction in The Da Vinci code : a historian reveals what we really know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Constantine
Call Number: PS3552.R685434 D3335 2004

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Listen Up! #4

The fourth edition of Listen Up!, our monthly news and information program, is now available.

Listen Up! #4 (mp3)

The show is listenable directly from the blog by clicking on the above link or by subscribing to either the Decatur Campus Library or Listen Up! podcast feeds.

This edition includes library news and an interview with Decatur Campus English instructor and poet Marissa McNamara. See the Listen Up! blog for detailed program information.

New Books: June 20 - 26

Title: Religions of the ancient world : a guide
Call Number: BL687 .R47 2004

Author: Saul, Nigel.
Title: Three Richards : Richard I, Richard II and Richard III
Call Number: DA28.1 .S28 2005

Author: Mazower, Mark.
Title: Salonica, city of ghosts : Christians, Muslims, and Jews, 1430-1950
Call Number: DF951.T45 M39 2004

Author: White, Ronald C. (Ronald Cedric), 1939-
Title: Eloquent president : a portrait of Lincoln through his words
Call Number: E457.2 .W6155 2005

Author: Lefever, Harry G.
Title: Undaunted by the fight : Spelman College and the civil rights movement, 1957-1967
Call Number: F294.A89 N445 2005

Author: Warner, Judith.
Title: Perfect madness : motherhood in the age of anxiety Edition: Location: Decatur Books Call Number: HQ759 .W346 2005

Author: Kravetz, Stacy.
Title: Dating race : an undercover report from the frontlines of modern-day romance
Call Number: HQ801 .K72 2005

Author: Randal, Jonathan C., 1933-
Title: Osama : the making of a terrorist
Call Number: HV6430.B55 R36 2004

Author: Crouch, Holmes F.
Title: Living wills & trusts
Call Number: KF6585 .C735 2005

Author: Kobilinsky, Lawrence F.
Title: DNA : forensic and legal applications
Call Number: KF9666.5 .K63 2005

Author: Maggin, Donald L.
Title: Dizzy : the life and times of John Birks Gillespie
Call Number: ML419.G54 M34 2005

Author: Kroodsma, Donald E.
Title: Singing life of birds : the art and science of listening to birdsong
Call Number: QL698.5 .K76 2005

Author: Hart, Donna.
Title: Man the hunted : primates, predators, and human evolution
Call Number: QL737.P9 H255 2005

Title: Our bodies, ourselves : a new edition for a new era
Call Number: RA778 .N49 2005

Author: Evans, Joel M.
Title: Whole pregnancy handbook : an obstetrician's guide to integrating conventional and alternative medicine before, during, and after pregnancy Call Number: RG525 .E823 2005

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

New GALILEO Databases

There are two new additions to the GALILEO family of databases: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts and Physical Education Index.

Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts is an indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional.

Physical Education Index provides citations and abstracts on a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, health education, physical therapy, and sport sociology/psychology.

While neither index contains full text articles, they are very useful in locating citations in these areas. Ask at the Reference Desk for more information on all of our research tools.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Summer of Faulkner

Followers of Oprah's Book Club already know about the "Summer of Faulkner", but did you know that all three of the Faulkner classics recommended for Summer reading - As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury and Light In August - are available in the library?

Come check out a copy and dive into the works of this American master.

New Books: June 13 - 19

Author: Demorest, Amy.
Title: Psychology's grand theorists : how personal experiences shaped professional ideas
Call Number: BF109.A1 D45 2005

Author: O'Donnell, James Joseph, 1950-
Title: Augustine : a new biography
Call Number: BR1720.A9 O36 2005

Author: Troy, Gil.
Title: Morning in America : how Ronald Reagan invented the 1980s
Call Number: E169.12 .T765 2005

Author: Anthony, Carl Sferrazza.
Title: Nellie Taft : the unconventional first lady of the ragtime era
Call Number: E762.1.T12 A57 2005

Author: Florida, Richard L.
Title: Flight of the creative class : the new global competition for talent
Call Number: HD53 .F65 2005

Author: Johnson, Steven, 1968-
Title: Everything bad is good for you : how today's popular culture is actually making us smarter
Call Number: HM621 .J64 2005

Author: Butler, Robert Olen.
Title: From where you dream : the process of writing fiction
Call Number: PN3355 .B88 2005

Author: Loving, Jerome, 1941-
Title: Last titan : a life of Theodore Dreiser
Call Number: PS3507.R55 Z6655 2005

Author: Markoff, John.
Title: What the dormouse said-- : how the sixties counterculture shaped the personal computer industry
Call Number: QA76.17 .M37 2005

Author: Bird, Kai.
Title: American Prometheus : the triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Call Number: QC16.O62 B57 2005

Author: Kramer, Peter D.
Title: Against depression
Call Number: RC537 .K725 2005

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

New Computers!

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There are now 11 new Gateway Profile 5.5 computers available for public use in the library. These new machines allow for much faster and more reliable use of online library resources and the Internet. Along with more space between each computer for your books!


Come take a look at our new computers and surf the net in style!

And don't forget our laptops when you need to type a paper or want to surf the net from a table or study carrel.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Photocopy Information

Auxillary Services will install new photocopiers in the library sometime in the next few weeks. After a 4 to 6 week promotional period, the coin box will be removed and all copying will be done with either a valid GPC ID card or V-Card only.

You can add money to either your GPC ID or V-Card, along with purchasing V-Cards, at the V-Machines in either the library or the Student Center. Funds may also be added to your ID in the Student Accounts office.

Please let us know if we may be of assistance during this transitional period.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Listen Up! #3

The third edition of Listen Up!, our monthly news and information program, is now available.

Listen Up! #3 (mp3)

The show is listenable directly from the blog by clicking on the above link or by subscribing to either the Decatur Campus Library or Listen Up! podcast feeds.

See the Listen Up! blog for detailed program information.

New Books: June 6 - 12

Author: Wood, Allen W.
Title: Kant
Call Number: B2798 .W88 2005

Author: Middlekauff, Robert.
Title: Glorious cause : the American Revolution, 1763-1789
Call Number: E208 .M523 2005

Author: Levitt, Steven D.
Title: Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Call Number: HB74.P8 L479 2005

Author: Friedman, Thomas L.
Title: World is flat : a brief history of the twenty-first century
Call Number: HM846 .F74 2005

Author: Ellison, Katherine, 1957-
Title: Mommy brain : how motherhood makes us smarter
Call Number: HQ759 .E463 2005

Author: Ellis, Richard (Richard J.)
Title: To the flag : the unlikely history of the pledge of allegiance
Call Number: JK1759 .E37 2005

Author: Olson, Steve, 1956-
Title: Count down : six kids vie for glory at the world's toughest math competition
Call Number: QA20.3 .O47 2004

Author: Spraul, V. Anton.
Title: Computer science made simple
Call Number: QA76 .S697 2005

Author: Kaufman, Sharon R.
Title: --And a time to die : how American hospitals shape the end of life
Call Number: R726.8 .K385 2005

Author: Moore, Judith, 1940-
Title: Fat girl : a true story
Call Number: RC552.O25 M66 2005

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

New Phone Numbers!

We got brand new phones in the library today, and with them brand new phone numbers. Here are the new extensions for the most frequently called numbers:

Main Library Number: 678-891-2585
Circulation Desk: 678-891-2591
Reference Desk: 678-891-2592

See the Library Staff page for additional contact information. Sorry for any inconvenience!