Tuesday, April 24, 2007

What's Everybody Reading?

Ever wonder what your classmates are reading? Librarian Erin Fennell has compiled lists of the top ten most circulated books in our regular collection, as well as our reserve collection. Here they all are, with their call numbers. Check them out, if you can! Drumroll, please:

Top 10 Most Circulated Books at the North Campus Library

1. The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown [MCN] DA

2. Lilly’s Big Day, by Kevin Henkes [CHILD] PZ7.H389 Lg 2006

3. Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life, by Tyler Perry PS3616.E795 D66 2006

4. I Love Saturdays y Domingos, by Alma Flor Ada [CHILD] PZ7.A1857 Iad 1998

5. The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho [MCN] ALCHE

6. Mama Rocks, Papa Sings, by Nancy Van Laan [CHILD] PZ8.3.V47 Mam 1995

7. Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman [CHILD] PZ7.H67562 Am 1991

8. Sociology: Diversity, Conflict, and Change, by Kenneth J. Neubeck and Davita Silfen Glasberg HM585 .N458 2005

9. Love @ First Site: a Novel, by Jane Moore [MCN] LOVE

10. Abuela, by Arthur Dorros [CHILD] PZ73 .D658 1995

Top 10 Most Circulated Reserve Books at the North Campus Library

1. Algebra & Trigonometry, by Michael Sullivan [RES] QA154.3 .S73 2005

2. Essential Elements for Effectiveness, by Juan R. Abascal, et al. [RES] BF637.S8 E87 2006

3. The Developing Person through the Life Span, by Kathleen Berger [RES] BF713 .B463 2004

4. Complete Solutions Manual for Single Variable Calculus, by Daniel Anderson, et al. [RES] QA303.2 .C6 2003

5. Student Solutions Manual: Algebra & Trigonometry, by Mark McCombs [RES] QA154.3 .S732 2005

6. Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies, by Campbell R. McConnell and Stanley L. Brue [RES] HB171.5 .M47 2005

7. Understanding Nutrition, by Ellie Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes [RES] QP141 .W46 2005

8. Psychology, by Don H. Hockenbury and Sandra E. Hockenbury [RES] BF121 .H59 2006

9. Calculus: Early Transcendentals, by James Stewart [RES] QA303.2 .S73 2003

10. Organic Chemistry, by John McMurry [RES] QD251.3 .M364 2004

Thursday, April 19, 2007

North Campus Library Tells Its Story

North Campus Librarian, Professor Debbie Keeler, participated in a panel discussion at the Florida Library Association's Annual Conference on April 11th.

In her lecture, "Academic Libraries Tell Their Stories," she discussed the North Campus Library's outreach programs:

  • Database Immersion Workshops for classroom faculty, taught by Professor Keeler
  • Visits to local area high schools
  • Grant partnerships with local area high schools
  • Grant collaborations with other academic departments
  • Alternative workshops for students on writing research papers and "How to Read a Book"

For more information on these programs, please contact the North Campus Library.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22nd

Learn about Earth Day and how to maintain a sustainable environment by checking out these books and others from the North Campus Library:

  • The Crowded Greenhouse :Population, Climate Change, and Creating a Sustainable World, by John Firor and Judith Jacobsen (HB849.415 .F57 2002)
  • Our Country, the Planet :Forging a Partnership for Survival, by Shridath Ramphal (TD195.E25 R36 1992)
  • Global Change and the Earth System :A Planet Under Pressure, by W. Steffen et al (GE149 .G526 2005)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Remembering Kurt Vonnegut

Celebrate the life and literature of the late iconic American writer, Kurt Vonnegut, by checking out one of his works at the North Campus Library. His classics are available in book and audiobook format, including Welcome to the Monkey House, Timequake, Slaughterhouse-Five, and much more.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Did You Know...?

MDC students and faculty have a library account that can be accessed by clicking "My Account" on the library catalog (LINCC Web) page. This feature allows users to:
  • View the status of items currently checked out of the library
  • Renew items online (if they haven't been requested by another user)
  • Change your LINCC Web PIN
  • Check on the status of items requested from other campuses and colleges

Library patrons will need a valid MDC card to access this account. A reference librarian can assist you if needed.

Now you know!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Celebrate National Library Week @ your library

In honor of National Library Week, please join us in a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the arrival of new library shelving and books purchased through the Bachelor of Applied Science Public Safety Management Program.

The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 9:00 a.m., North Campus Library, Room 2101, Circulation Desk Area.

National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association, and is observed this year April 15-21.

Postage Stamp Display and Book Exhibit

The North Campus Library is hosting a postage stamp display and book exhibit in the library during April.

Postage stamps are exciting, educational tools. They offer insight into geography, biography, history, culture and art.

The library is located in Building 2 on the first floor, and it is open:

Monday – Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please plan to stop by the library to see our stamp and book display during April.

The Big Read

Take part in this Spring's The Big Read selection, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. Limited copies are available for checkout or in-house use at the North Campus Library at PS 3515 .E37 F7338 or on reserve.

The Big Read is sponsored locally by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

How Information Literate Are You?

Try our Information Literacy Tutorial and find out!

April is Poetry Month

Get in touch with the poet inside and have a look at this featured reference work.

From the jacket:
"The Best Poems of the English Language is a comprehensive anthology that offers the reader possession of six centuries of great British and American poetry." "The vast scope of this anthology begins with Chaucer and ends with poets whose births predate 1900. Harold Bloom has culled his selection according to his three absolute criteria: aesthetic splendor, intellectual power, and wisdom." "Featured in this volume is a substantial and significant introductory essay called "The Art of Reading Poetry." This essay presents Bloom's critical reflections on more than a half century devoted to reading, teaching, and writing about the literary achievement he loves best, and conveys his passionate concern for how a poem should be interpreted and appreciated. Throughout this anthology, Bloom includes extensive introductions to each poet and to many of the individual poems. In such commentaries, Bloom guides the reader through what is most relevant for a true understanding of the more than one hundred poets selected."

Located at REF PR1175 .B4566 2004 .

Welcome to the North Campus Library Blog!

We hope students, faculty, and staff will check here periodically to find out the latest news from the North Campus Library. Learn about special features in the library collection, upcoming events, and tips on getting the most out of the library's resources. Stay tuned for more updates!