Monday, October 30, 2006

General Election

The 2006 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7th. The Georgia Secretary of State's Office Poll Locator can show you where to vote if you're registered. The Secretary of State also has information about absentee and advance voting procedures available.

Several non-partisan organizations such as Project Vote Smart and the League of Women Voters have voter guides available to help you make informed choices.

No matter who you vote for, get out and vote on the 7th to make your voice heard.

New Books: October 30- November 5

Author: Smiley, Tavis, 1964-
Title: Never mind success -- go for greatness! : the best advice I've ever received
Call Number: BJ1581.2 .S554 2006

Author: Neusner, Jacob, 1932-
Title: Talmud : what it is and what it says
Call Number: BM503.5 .N4945 2006

Author: Suarez, Ray, 1957-
Title: Holy vote : the politics of faith in America
Call Number: BR526 .S92 2006

Author: Deloria, Vine.
Title: World we used to live in : remembering the powers of the medicine men
Call Number: E98.M4 D45 2006

Author: Toure, 1971-
Title: Never drank the kool-aid : essays
Call Number: E169.12 .T665 2006

Title: After the storm : Black intellectuals explore the meaning of Hurricane Katrina
Call Number: E185.615 .A594 2006

Author: Lamb, Sharon.
Title: Packaging girlhood : rescuing our daughters from marketers' schemes
Call Number: HD9970.5.C483 U655 2006

Author: Jacobi, Jeffrey.
Title: How to say it : persuasive presentations
Call Number: HF5718.22 .J33 2006

Author: Levine, Madeline.
Title: Price of privilege : how parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids
Call Number: HQ769 .L394 2006

Author: Kean, Thomas H.
Title: Without precedent : the inside story of the 9/11 Commission
Call Number: HV6432.7 .K43 2006

Author: Johnson, W. Brad.
Title: On being a mentor : a guide for higher education faculty
Call Number: LB1731.4 .J64 2006

Author: McNichol, Tom.
Title: AC/DC : the savage tale of the first standards war
Call Number: QC641 .M36 2006

Author: Burgess, Wes.
Title: Bipolar handbook : real-life questions with up-to-date answers
Call Number: RC516 .B87 2006

Author: Coleman, Penny.
Title: Flashback : posttraumatic stress disorder, suicide, and the lessons of war
Call Number: RC552.P67 C652 2006

Title: Parent's guide to childhood obesity : a road map to health
Call Number: RJ399.C6 P36 2006

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Staff Pick" "Listen Up! Spoken Word Poetry"

Staff Recommendations #2
Originally uploaded by decatur library.
"Listen Up! Is an anthology of poetry from some of the most prolific and outspoken poets of today. If you’re into spoken word, the works of Saul Williams and Jessica Care Moore may be more familiar to you but this book brings some lesser known but just as powerful poets to light. Many of these poets are national slam champions of the infamous Nuyorican Café. These poems are powerful, political, historical and very, very contemporary."

Recommended by Y. Appiah

"Listen Up!" is currently on display in the Popular Book section. Its usual call number is: PS615 .L47 1999.

Monday, October 16, 2006

GPC Faculty Open Mic, Part 2

The GPC Writers Institute sponsored a faculty open mic room during the October 10 Faculty Development Day. Click on the link below to listen to the second part of the readings.

Fall 2006 Faculty Open Mic, Part 2 (47:55 - mp3)

Readers, in order of appearance with starting time, are:

Beth Horton (:34)
Lee Passarella (7:32)
Michael Diebert (14:50)
Suzanne Murdock (21:27)
John Makosky (29:55)
Beryl Kalisa (35:37)
Jack Riggs (40:58)

Check out The Chattahoochee Review podcasts for more great literary podcasts!

GPC Faculty Open Mic, Part 1

The GPC Writers Institute sponsored a faculty open mic room during the October 10 Faculty Development Day. Click on the link below to listen to the first part of the readings.

Fall 2006 Faculty Open Mic, Part 1 (44:34 - mp3)

Readers, in order of appearance with starting time, are:

Frances Holt-Underwood (:39)
Stephen Benz (9:31)
Cynthia Ann Walker (17:29)
Elizabeth Cranford (19:04)
Nancy McDaniel (22:47)
Lawrence Hetrick (32:38)
Robert Knowles (39:55)

Check out The Chattahoochee Review podcasts for more great literary podcasts!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Staff Pick: "I Am No One You Know"

Staff Recommendations #1
Originally uploaded by decatur library.
The first book in our new series of staff recommendations is "I Am No One You Know" by Joyce Carol Oates.

"This compilation of short fiction is filled with descriptive tales that will keep you wondering until the abrupt end. Joyce Carol Oates feeds you just enough of a captivating circumstance full of complex characters to spark your personal beliefs. You’ll find yourself thinking, ‘I would have done…” long after you’ve finished the story."

Recommended by Y. Appiah

"I Am Know One You Know" is located in the Popular Book section at the call number PS3565.A8 I13 2004.

Monday, October 09, 2006

New Books: October 9 - 15

Author: Carton, Evan.
Title: Patriotic treason : John Brown and the Soul of America
Call Number: E451 .C37 2006

Author: Best, Joel.
Title: Flavor of the month : why smart people fall for fads
Call Number: HM826 .B47 2006

Author: Haskins-Bookser, Laura, 1952-
Title: Dreams to reality : help for young moms : education, career, and life choices
Call Number: HQ759.4 .H39 2006

Author: Taylor, T. Allan.
Title: Career opportunities in writing
Call Number: PN151 .T38 2006

Author: Reed, Ishmael, 1938-
Title: New and collected poems, 1964-2006
Call Number: PS3568.E365 N49 2006

Title: Asthma sourcebook
Call Number: RC591 .A84 2006

Author: Kidd, J. Steven, 1950-
Title: First things first
Call Number: TH9157 .K46 2007

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Student Study Day

The library will be OPEN regular hours (7:45am-10:00pm) on the Tuesday, October 10th Student Study Day. Come in and see us!!

Listen Up! #21

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

Listen Up! #21 (mp3 - 10:46)

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 an interview with Jerrie Brooks of the Decatur Campus Learning and Tutoring Center.

See the Listen Up! blog for detailed program information.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Voter Registration/ Political Forum

The Decatur Campus is sponsoring a voter registration drive on Wednesday, October 4 from 11:00-12:00 in the Student Center. Registration forms are also available in the library. See the Georgia Secretary of State's Voter Registration page for more information on registration and elections.

The deadline for registering to vote in the November General Election is Tuesday, October 10. Register to vote and make your voice heard!

Once you register to vote, you'll need to learn about the candidates to make an informed choice. The Decatur Campus Student Life Office is sponsoring a Political Forum on Monday, October 9 at 1pm in the Gym. Candidates for various local and statewide offices, or their representatives, will be on hand to discuss their platforms.

Monday, October 02, 2006

New Books: October 2-8

Author: Balaghi, Shiva.
Title: Saddam Hussein : a biography
Call Number: DS79.66.H87 B35 2006

Author: Williams, Juan.
Title: Enough : the phony leaders, dead-end movements, and culture of failure that are undermining Black America--and what we can do about it
Call Number: E185.615 .W49155 2006

Author: Bearss, Edwin C.
Title: Fields of honor
Call Number: E470 .B43 2006

Author: Ross, Andrew, 1956-
Title: Fast boat to China : corporate flight and the consequences of free trade : lessons from Shanghai
Call Number: HD2365 .R67 2006

Author: Kiyosaki, Kim.
Title: Rich woman : a book on investing for women because I hate being told what to do!
Call Number: HG4521 .K5625 2006

Author: Goldsmith, Jack L.
Title: Who controls the Internet? : illusions of a borderless world
Call Number: HM851 .G65 2006

Author: Wright, Lawrence, 1947-
Title: Looming tower : al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11
Call Number: HV6432.7 .W75 2006

Author: Lewis, Harry R.
Title: Excellence without a soul : how a great university forgot education
Call Number: LA227.4 .L49 2006

Author: Iliffe, John.
Title: African AIDS epidemic : a history
Call Number: RA643.86.A35 I43 2006

Author: Stone, Wendy L., 1954-
Title: Does my child have autism? : a parent's guide to early detection and intervention in autism spectrum disorders
Call Number: RJ506.A9 S767 2006

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.