Friday, June 29, 2012

Library Hours

The library will close at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 5 for the Independence Day Holiday.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Titles that Make You Go Hmmm . . .

While working on a database cleanup project, we came across a book entitled Love and Marriage and Trading Stamps: On the Care and Feeding of Marriage by Richard Lessor.  I'm wondering what S&H Green Stamps or Quality Stamps or even those Yellow Stamps have to do with marriage? It makes me want to go down to the HUDSON collection just to see what the book is about.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New in the Faculty Development Collection

Provost Mallard has provided a couple of new titles for the Carson-Newman faculty's use in the Faculty Development Collection located on the 3rd floor of the library directly above Java City.

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Astin, Alexander W.; Astin, Helen, S.; and Lindholm, Jennifer A. Cultivating the Spirit: How College Can Enhance Students' Inner Lives. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.

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Ewell, Peter T. Making the Grade: How Boards Can Ensure Academic Quality. Washington, DC: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2006.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

When Helping Hurts

Several of our librarians attended the Association of Christian Librarians annual conference earlier this month. Moody Publishers was kind enough to provide free copies of When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert. This expanded edition was published in 2012. The book includes a chapter on short-term missions as well as chapters focusing on what you can do in your own community. You'll find this one at 261.8325 C810w downstairs.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Professor Baldridge's New Book

The library now has a copy of Dr. Mary Baldridge's new book, Spiritual Androgyny: The Creation of a New Orthodoxy by Medieval Christian Women. It can be located on the shelves downstairs at 270.3 B193s. The work focuses on Catherine of Siena, Constanza de Castilla, Isabel de Villena, and Juana de la Cruz.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Books That Shaped America

The Library of Congress has released its list of "Books that Shaped America." You'll find the list at: It includes such titles as The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, American Cookery by Amelia Simmons, and McGuffey's Newly Revised Eclectic Primer by William Holmes McGuffey. Be sure to check out the whole list. The press release is at:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Public Health of Japan - 2011

The 2011 issue of Public Health of Japan includes a special section devoted to the East-Japan earthquake and to the subsequent nuclear disaster in Fukushima. This issue can be found on the shelves downstairs at 614.0952 Ok1p 2011. If you have an interest in the earthquake and nuclear disaster or just want to read more about public health issues in Japan, we invite you to check it out!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

John Philip Sousa & the Cherokee

There is a lot of interest in the Cherokee in East Tennessee since we are so close to North Carolina. The Smithsonian's blog posted an item relating to famed march composer John Philip Sousa and his transcription of a couple of Cherokee songs. You'll find images of the compositions as well as an audio clip so you can listen to one of the songs being chanted.  If you are interested in reading the article in which the notations were first published, you will find that available on JSTOR via the library's database pages.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

E-Books from the State Department

The Office of the Historian for the U.S. Department of State is making available some of its Foreign Relations of the United States series as part of a pilot e-book project. There are currently 26 volumes available in EPUB and MOBI formats. You may download these to your Kindle, Nook, or other mobile reading device by visiting the project page.