April/ May 2010

nota bene: the newsletter of the Bryan College Library
April / May 2010 Volume 2, Issue 7

In This Edition:

Library to Host Workshops on Scholarly Communication

Two workshops on scholarly communication will be held at the Bryan Library on Tuesday, May 25: ACRL's Scholarly Communications 101: “Starting with the Basics” Road Show and How to Start Your Library’s E-Publishing Program: Developing an Action Plan. Librarians and educators from all over the Southeastern United States are invited to attend.

Questions? Contact Dr. Gary Fitsimmons.

The Communications Department

part of the Communications Department displayOur next installment of Bring Your World Into Our World series features the
Communications Department. From theatre to film to newspapers to advertising, the work of Communication majors is front and center in our display. Stop by to watch a student- produced short film or photo series, view business products created by our students, read what our Comm professors have to say about the discipline, and peruse Faith Ammen's What DO You Do with That Comm Degree?, a fascinating look at the lives some of our Comm alums have led. The display will be up through August.

Library Encourages Bryan Faculty and Staff to be Open Books

The library recently celebrated National Library Week with a number of activities, including evening readings and several trivia contests, but the most anticipated event was a series hosted throughout the week: our People Books Collection.

Student Andrew Davis speaks with People Book Tami TullbergEleven faculty and staff members made themselves available for "check out" at various times during the day so that students could ask them questions about particular aspects (or book titles) of their lives. Titles included: I Love Comic Strips!, When Fidel Castro Forced Us to Leave Havana, Glenn Draper Singer, and The Facebook User Who Can Convince You to Give Up Facebook.

The Library would like to Bruce Morgan's and Mike Nichols' READ postersthank the following staff/ faculty for participating in our first-ever People Books event: Bob Andrews, Jody Cheon, Gary Fitsimmons, Jim Kinser, Phil Lestmann, Bruce Morgan, Mike Nichols, Roger Sanders, Mike Sapienza, Rick Taphorn, and Tami Tullberg.

If you would like to be a People Book in our next event, please let us know. We will be hosting another People Book Collection early in the fall semester.

We also thank Gary Fitsimmons, Steve Keck, and Keri-Lynn Paulson for their participation in evening readings throughout National Library Week.

In the News

from the New York Times:
C-SPAN Puts Full Archives on the Web

by Brian Stelter

WASHINGTON — Researchers, political satirists and partisan mudslingers, take note: C-Span has uploaded virtually every minute of its video archives to the Internet. read more

What's New
in the Collection

We added over 75 new items in March. Here are just a few:

Main Collection

Piaget, Jean. The moral judgment of the child. 136.7417 P571m

Gosling, Sam. Snoop: What your stuff says about you. 155.9 G693w 

The book of saints: A comprehensive biographical dictionary. 282.092 B644 

Yahya, Ali M. Egypt and the Soviet Union, 1955-1972: A study in the power of the small state. 327.62047 Y109e

Goodwyn, Lawrence. The Populist movement: A short history of the agrarian revolt in America. 329.88 G631p

Gilder, George F.  Microcosm: The quantum revolution in economics and technology. 338.4 G387m

Peritz, Rudolph J. R. Competition policy in America: History, rhetoric, law. 343.73 P491c 

Hansen, George. To harass our people: The IRS and government abuse of power. 353.00724 H198t

Visser, Margaret. The rituals of dinner: The origins, evolution, eccentricities, and meaning of table manners. 395.5409 V827r

Mora, Gilles. The last photographic heroes: American photographers of the sixties and seventies. 770.92 M79L

Hawass, Zahi A. Curse of the pharaohs: My adventures with mummies. 932 H310c 

Trudeau, Noah Andre. Southern storm: Sherman's march to the sea. 973.3 T765s

Bell, N. J. Southern railroad man: Conductor N.J. Bell's recollections of the Civil War era. 973.7 So882

Children's Literature

from the Children Can Learn to Cope series by Marge Eaton Heegaard:

When something terrible happens. JUV 155.93 H36w

When someone very special dies. JUV 155.937 H36w

When Mom and Dad separate. JUV 306.874 H36w 

When a family is in trouble. JUV 362 H36w

When someone has a very serious illness. JUV 618.92 H36w



The Library will be CLOSED Tuesday, May 11, for a library staff retreat

Library Summer Hours
begin Saturday, May 8

open M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
closed Sat - Sun


Mrs. Polly Revis recently attended an online class from Lyrasis entitled "Changes Ahead with AACR2, RDA and FRBR." Resource Description and Access (RDA), implemented this year, is the new set of guidelines and instructions for cataloging, and FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records) will inform cataloging guidelines and the creation of future online catalogs.




I write this as we wrap up our National Library Week festivities. It has been an interesting week of learning and growing and I am glad we launched out into this venture. Still, there was much room for improvement, so we will do things a little differently next year, including moving some of our activities to early in the Fall semester so that everyone will not be too busy to participate. I wish to thank our brave People Books volunteers and our Evening Readers with the hope that they will be willing (along with others) to participate again next time.

In the meantime, it’s on to the next project. The library will be hosting our two regional workshops on scholarly communication on May 25th and have been busily making preparations for that. If you are going to be around and are interested in digital publishing of your scholarly work, I would encourage you to register here.  For more information on what these workshops include, contact me at gary.fitsimmons@bryan.edu.

We will be busy over the summer improving things here and there, so stop in if you are around, or look forward to something new that’s always just around the corner! 

-Dr. Gary Fitsimmons

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Please direct your comments or questions to
Dr. Gary Fitsimmons (Library Director) or Keri-Lynn Paulson (editor)

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