Monday, August 28, 2006

Hurricane Katrina Resources

This week marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. There are several books available at your GPC Libraries if you want to learn more about the impact of this histroric storm.

Brinkley, Douglas. The great deluge : Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf. HV636 2005.L8 B75. (Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody)

Cooper, Anderson. Dispatches from the edge : a memoir of war, disasters, and survival. PN4874.C683 A3 2006. (Clarkston, Dunwoody)

Dyson, Michael Eric. Come Hell or high water : Hurricane Katrina and the color of disaster. F379.N5 D97 2006 (Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody)

Hurricane Katrina : the storm that changed America. HV636 2005.U6 H87 2005. (Clarkston, Rockdale)

Katrina : state of emergency. HV636 2005 .U6 K37 2005 (Clarkston)

Many other Kartina related titles are available for GIL Express request through the GIL Universal Catalog.

In addition, many web-based primary documents related to Hurricane Katrina are available online through the Internet Archive Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Web Archive.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Fall Convocation

Just a reminder that we will be CLOSED on Monday, August 14 for Fall Convocation. We will be open from 8am until 5pm the rest of the week for all your registration and Fall Semester prep needs.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Listen Up! #19

The August 2006 edition of Listen Up!, our monthly news and information podcast program, is now available.

Listen Up! #19 (mp3 - 6:37)

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

This edition features break hours and summer reading suggestions.

See the Listen Up! blog for detailed program information.

New Library Web Site

In our continued effort to better serve you, the GPC Libraries are redesigning our websites. Our new site will feature a new look and improved content to make your online library experience more productive.

Our new web presence will be unveiled starting on Tuesday, August 15th. There may be a few glitches as we move to the new design, but they will be fixed as quickly as possible. We apologize for any potential inconvenience.

Login on the 15th and take a look!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Run-Off Election

The 2006 Georgia Primary Run-Off Election will be held on Tuesday, August 8th. The Georgia League of Women Voters provides Voter Guides listing all of the candidates for office. Guides are provided in both English and Spanish. If you're not sure where to vote or what districts you live in, check out the Poll Locater from the Georgia Secretary of State's Office.

You can vote in the run-off even if you didn't vote in last month's general election. If you did vote in the general election, you can only vote in the run off for same party you voted in the general election.

Get out and make your voice heard!

New Books: August 7 - 13

Author: Armstrong, Karen, 1944-
Title: Great transformation : the beginning of our religious traditions
Call Number: BL430 .A76 2006

Author: Grayling, A. C.
Title: Among the dead cities : the history and moral legacy of the WWII bombing of civilians in Germany and Japan
Call Number: D790.2 .G73 2006

Author: Campbell, James T.
Title: Middle passages : African American journeys to Africa, 1787-2005
Call Number: DT12.25 .C36 2006

Author: Bowden, Mark, 1951-
Title: Guests of the Ayatollah : the first battle in America's war with militant Islam
Call Number: E183.8.I55 B68 2006

Author: Ritterhouse, Jennifer Lynn.
Title: Growing up Jim Crow : how Black and White southern children learned race
Call Number: E185.61 .R59 2006

Author: Philbrick, Nathaniel.
Title: Mayflower : a story of courage, community, and war
Call Number: F68 .P44 2006

Author: Anderson, Chris, 1961-
Title: Long tail : why the future of business is selling less of more
Call Number: HF5415.127 .A54 2006

Author: Fessler, Ann.
Title: Girls who went away : the hidden history of women who surrendered children for adoption in the decades before Roe v. Wade
Call Number: HV875.55 .F465 2006

Author: Oliver, Richard W., 1946-
Title: Hip-hop, inc. : success strategies of the rap moguls
Call Number: ML3790 .O47 2006

Author: Lupton, Mary Jane.
Title: Lucille Clifton : her life and letters
Call Number: PS3553.L45 Z75 2006

Author: Shields, Charles J., 1951-
Title: Mockingbird : a portrait of Harper Lee
Call Number: PS3562.E353 Z94 2006

Author: Greene, Jeffrey, Dr.
Title: Bird flu pandemic : can it happen? will it happen? : how to protect yourself and your family if it does
Call Number: RA644.I6 G67 2006

Author: Grossman, Elizabeth, 1957-
Title: High tech trash : digital devices, hidden toxics, and human health
Call Number: TD799.85 .G76 2006

Author: Goodell, Jeff.
Title: Big coal : the dirty secret behind America's energy future
Call Number: TN805.A5 G665 2006

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.