Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Labor Day Holiday Hours

The library will be closed on Sunday, September 4th and Monday, September 5th for the Labor Day holiday. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, September 6th.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Just a couple of reminders about the new photocopiers:

1. You must have your GPC Campus Access Card (photo ID) to make copies. Community users must purchase a V-Card to make copies.
2. You must have cash to add funds to your card. Credit and debit cards (including the GPC Debit Card) are not accepted. There is an ATM on the 2nd floor of A-Building for your convenience.
3. Refunds are only available online by using the copier refund form. We are unable to give refunds in the library.
4. Contact College Services if you have questions, comments or concerns about the photocopy system.


Monday, August 29, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Resources

Here are a few resources to check if you are looking for news and information about Hurricane Katrina:

Biloxi (MS) Sun-Herald (Added 8/31)
Google News
Hurricane Katrina Recovery - (Added 9/6)
Hurricane Katrina Information Resources - LSU (Added 9/1 - Great list of all kinds of Katrina related resources!)
Kansas City Public Library (Added 9/6 - Another great collection of news and relief links)
National Weather Service
New Orleans Times-Picayune (Added 8/31)
Resource Shelf Katrina Resources
Weather Channel
WWL-TV (New Orleans) (Added 8/31)
Yahoo News

Search the GIL catalog to locate general hurricane information.

8/31/05 Update:
CNN Hurricane Katrina Help Center (Added 9/6 - Info on how to donate/ volunteer or get help including housing info)
FEMA Disaster Relief (Charity information from Better Business Bureau)
Humane Society of the U.S.
Red Cross Relief Information
Salvation Army Relief Information

9/6/05 Update:
Brief information on enrolling at GPC for evacuees
University System of Georgia Assistance for Displaced Students

Friday, August 26, 2005

Leaky Roof

With all of the rain we've had this summer a few leaks have emerged in the roof over the library. Some of the seating is moved to slightly odd locations while Plant Services assesses and repairs the roof. There are also a few random trash cans around to catch water from any leaks that redevelop. Please leave them where they are.


There is also a tarp (actually it's a banner from a previous GPC event) covering a couple of sections in the Qs and Rs as a precautionary measure. The books under the tarp are still available. Please put the tarp back in place if you move it to get to the books. Or we'll be glad to get them for you. Just ask at the desk. We'll remove the tarp and put the furniture back when the roof is ready.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Welcome Back!

We're a day late, but welcome back to GPC for Fall Semester! Or welcome to GPC to our new students.

We have a wide range of materials and services available in the library to help you with all your research and study needs. Intercampus Loan and GIL Express services will help you quickly have books from other campuses or colleges delivered to Decatur. We now offer a chat reference service. And remember our laptops and wireless Internet access to help with your computing needs.

Come visit us on the 3rd Floor of A-Building and see what we have to offer. We'll look forward to seeing you in the library.

Listen Up! #6

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

Listen Up! #6 (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 is around 27 minutes long and includes library news, information about our new chat reference service and new books.

See the Listen Up! blog for detailed program information.

Monday, August 22, 2005

New Books: August 22 - 28

Author: Myers, David G.
Title: What God has joined together? : a Christian case for gay marriage
Call Number: BT706.7 .M94 2005

Author: Wrong, Michela, 1961-
Title: I didn't do it for you : how the world betrayed a small African nation
Call Number: DT397 .W76 2005

Author: Dyson, Michael Eric.
Title: Is Bill Cosby right? : or has the Black middle class lost its mind?
Call Number: E185.86 .D945 2005

Author: White, Shane.
Title: Sounds of slavery : discovering African American history through songs, sermons, and speech
Call Number: E443 .W59 2005

Author: Pinson, Linda.
Title: Anatomy of a business plan : a step-by-step guide to building a business and securing your company's future
Call Number: HD30.28 .P5 2005

Author: Distenfield, Ira, 1956-
Title: We the people's guide to estate planning : a do-it-yourself plan for creating a will or living trust
Call Number: KF750.Z9 D57 2005

Author: Kluger, Richard.
Title: Simple justice : the history of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's struggle for equality
Call Number: KF4155 .K55 2004

Author: Popham, W. James.
Title: America's "failing" schools : how parents and teachers can cope with No Child Left Behind
Call Number: LA217.2 .P65 2004

Author: Gueraseva, Stacy.
Title: Def Jam, Inc. : Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin, and the extraordinary story of the world's most influential hip-hop label
Call Number: ML427.D44 G84 2005

Author: Watson, F. (Fred)
Title: Stargazer : the life and times of the telescope
Call Number: QB85.8 .W38 2005

Author: Meyer, Jerrold S., 1947-
Title: Psychopharmacology : drugs, the brain, and behavior
Call Number: RM315 .M478 2005

Author: Pahl, Greg.
Title: Biodiesel : growing a new energy economy
Call Number: TP359.B46 P34 2005

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

New Books: August 15 - 21

After a little end of the fiscal year lull we're starting to receive new books again. Watch the blog for featured new additions.

Author: Feldman, Noah, 1970-
Title: Divided by God : America's church-state problem-- and what we should do about it
Call Number: BR516 .F43 2005

Author: McCullough, David G.
Title: 1776
Call Number: E208 .M396 2005

Author: Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963.
Title: Autobiography of Medgar Evers : a hero's life and legacy revealed through his writings, letters, and speeches
Call Number: E349.J13 A3 2005

Author: Harris, John F. (John Furby), 1963-
Title: Survivor : Bill Clinton in the White House
Call Number: E886 .H37 2005

Author: Pomerantz, Gary M.
Title: Wilt, 1962 : the night of 100 points and the dawn of a new era
Call Number: GV885.7 .P66 2005

Author: Coontz, Stephanie.
Title: Marriage, a history : from obedience to intimacy or how love conquered marriage
Call Number: HQ503 .C66 2005

Author: Schechter, Harold.
Title: Savage pastimes : a cultural history of violent entertainment
Call Number: P96.V52 U67 2005

Author: Panno, Joseph.
Title: Stem cell research : medical applications and ethical controversy
Call Number: QH588.S83 P36 2005

Author: Jakle, John A.
Title: Lots of parking : land use in a car culture
Call Number: TL175 .J34 2004

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Semester Break

Greetings blog readers! Just a couple of reminders during break: we will be closed this weekend and on Monday, August 15th for Fall Convocation but open the rest of the week from 8am - 5 pm. So come in and visit us.

No new books to post this week but we'll start getting more in the next week or two.

Enjoy the rest of your break and watch the blog for more regular postings once school starts again on the 22nd.

Monday, August 01, 2005

New Books: August 1-7

Author: Muhammad, Angelo Omar.
Title: I met an angel : a novel
Call Number: CT275.M6777 A3 2003

Author: Marthone, Weiner.
Title: In the beginning was : St. Domingue
Call Number: F1923 . M29 2003