Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Bebe Moore Campbell (1950-2006)

Author Bebe Moore Campbell passed away yesterday at age 56. We have several of her books available in the Decatur Campus Library if you want to re-read or discover the works of this well respected African-American author.

Brothers and sisters
PS3553.A4395 B76 1995b

72 hour hold
PS3553.A4395 A613 2005
Shelved at Decatur Popular Books

Singing in the comeback choir
PS3553.A4395 S56 1998

What you owe me
PS3553.A4395 W48 2001

Your blues ain't like mine
PS3553.A4395 Y68 1992

Finals Hours

Finals are almost here! Time to hit the books!

Library hours will be extended until 11pm from Monday, December 4th - Thursday, December 7th and again from Monday, December 11th - Thursday, December 14th to give you a little more time to finish your last minute assignments or study for finals.

See the library hours page for more detailed information.

We'll see you in the library!

Monday, November 27, 2006

New Books: November 27 - December 4

Author: Prochnik, George.
Title: Putnam camp : Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam, and the purpose of American psychology
Call Number: BF109.F74 P76 2006

Author: Everitt, Anthony.
Title: Augustus : the life of Rome's first emperor
Call Number: DG279 .E94 2006

Author: Burns, Rebecca, 1966-
Title: Rage in the Gate City : the story of the 1906 Atlanta race riot
Call Number: F294.A89 N4243 2006

Author: Carlson, Curtis Ray.
Title: Innovation : the five disciplines for creating what customers want
Call Number: HD45 .C37 2006

Author: Burns, Eric.
Title: Smoke of the gods : a social history of tobacco
Call Number: HV5730 .B87 2007

Author: Nelson, Craig, 1955-
Title: Thomas Paine : enlightenment, revolution, and the birth of modern nations
Call Number: JC178.V5 N45 2006

Author: MacInnis, Lyman, 1938-
Title: Elements of great public speaking : how to be calm, confident, and compelling
Call Number: PN4129.15 .M34 2006

Author: Ostertag, Bob, 1957-
Title: People's movements, people's press : the journalism of social justice movements
Call Number: PN4888.U5 O88 2006

Author: Smolin, Lee, 1955-
Title: Trouble with physics : the rise of string theory, the fall of a science, and what comes next
Call Number: QC6 .S6535 2006

Author: Silver, J. K. (Julie K.), 1965-
Title: After cancer treatment : heal faster, better, stronger
Call Number: RC263 .S489 2006

Author: Manson, JoAnn E.
Title: Hot flashes, hormones, & your health
Call Number: RG186 .M296 2007

Author: Kamp, David.
Title: United States of Arugula : how we became a gourmet nation
Call Number: TX633 .K36 2006

See New Titles in GIL for more new arrivals.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Roof Repairs

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On Wednesday, November 15th, work will begin on repairing the roof of A-Building to prevent the leaks that occur from time to time in the library. Work will continue through the end of the semester. There may be some noise in the library due to the roofing work. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The library will be open from 7:45am until 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 22 and CLOSED from Thursday, November 23 through Sunday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume regular hours on Monday, November 27.

Enjoy your holiday!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Printing Problems

A couple of printing problems have arisen due to the computer upgrades. If you currently trying to print on the back section of computers (near the restrooms) and get a box that says "Save As" instead of the enter your name box for print management, follow these steps to print.

1. Click on File...Print. Don't use the print icon.
2. Choose the printer "decspool on TEALC". You may have to scroll over to see it.
3. Click print. The print management box should come up.

Also, the print release station located at the back section of computers is out of order. Use the print release station in the front of the library to get your print jobs.

We hope to have the problems resolved as quickly as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience!

11/14/06 Update:
Both print release stations are now working!

Monday, November 13, 2006


Holiday Cookbooks 4
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Looking for some new recipes for the approaching holiday season? The
Decatur Campus Library can help with our collection of fun and helpful

Here are a couple of recommendations from our library staff:

Cooking For Heart and Soul (Recommended by Y. Appiah):
This is my kind of cookbook. Cooking for Heart and Soul is full of colorful pictures and tasty recipes for very healthy dishes. A vegetarian and dieter's treasure. Check it out today!

Taste of Home Cookbook (Recommended by R. Jones):
A wide variety of easy to follow American recipes from Taste of Home magazine. References and indexes (food and ingredient) are excellent. Each recipe contains nutritional information.

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Make sure to take a look at our cookbook display for more exciting titles including:

Black American Cookbook by Willa Mitchell
Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible by Hope Warshaw
Field Guide To Buying Organic by Luddene Perry
Marlene Sorosky's Year-Round Holiday Cookbook

More cookbooks are available in the TX section of both the regular
stacks and popular book area of the library. Or check GIL for your favorite title or chef.

Computer Updates

In order to better serve our users, the computers in the library are being updated over the next couple of weeks. During this time some computers may be temporarily taken off-line. All of the library laptops are available for use in the library however. Ask at the Reference or Circulation Desks for more information.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to better meeting your computing needs in the near future.

Monday, November 06, 2006

J. Allyn Rosser Reading

On Monday, November 13, the GPC Honors Program will sponsor a reading by poet J. Allyn Rosser at 9:00am in the Library gallery/ foyer on the 3rd Floor of A Building. Light refreshments will be provided.

Come out and start your week with some good poetry!

New Books: November 6 - 12

Author: Gardner, Chris (Chris P.)
Title: Pursuit of happyness
Location: Decatur Popular Books
Call Number: HG4928.5 .G365 2006

Author: Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
Title: Moral disorder stories
Location: Decatur Popular Books
Call Number: PR9199.3.A8 M66 2006

Author: Angelou, Maya.
Title: Mother : a cradle to hold me
Location: Decatur Popular Books
Call Number: PS3551.N464 M68 2006

Author: Mosley, Walter.
Title: Fear of the dark : a novel
Location: Decatur Popular Books
Call Number: PS3563.O88456 F384 2006

Author: Winston, Lolly.
Title: Happiness sold separately : a novel
Location: Decatur Popular Books
Call Number: PS3623.I667 H37 2006

Author: Blastland, Michael.
Title: Only boy in the world : a father explores the mysteries of autism
Call Number: RJ506.A9 B638 2006

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Donald Bogle Lecture

On Thursday, November 9 the GPC Writers' Institute is sponsoring a lecture by renowned film scholar Donald Bogle. Bogle is the author of several acclaimed books on African-American film history including Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films and Dorothy Dandridge: A Biography.

Mr. Bogle will speak at 2pm on the 9th in room SB-1190. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn more about African-American film from this engaging speaker !