New Titles Sept. 9th

TED TalkHow to Deliver a Ted Talk: Secrets of the World’s Most Inspiring Presentations by Jeremey Donovan (CreateSpace, 2012).

“How to Deliver a TED Talk” is a complete guide to creating presentations that inspire others with your story. Based on an intensive study of the most popular TEDtalks, this step-by-step playbook shows you how to select your topic, craft your narrative, master your delivery and refine your design.” — Back cover.

Secrets of Happy FamiliesThe Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More by Bruce Feiler (William Morrow, 2013).

An informative and compelling guide for families to enrich their home life in our age of distraction. Like millions of parents, bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler felt squeezed between the needs of aging parents and rapidly growing children. Over three years, he traveled across the United States, seeking out the smartest people and the most effective families to assemble a collection of best practices for families today.

Gen on tightropGeneration on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today’s College Student by Arthur Levine & Diane R.Dean (Jossey-Bass, 2012).

An understanding of today’s undergraduate college students is vital to the effectiveness of our nation’s colleges and universities. As Generation on a Tightrope clearly reveals, today’s students need a very different education than the undergraduates who came before them: an education for the 21st Century, which colleges and universities are so far ill-equipped to offer and which will require major changes of
them to provide. Examining college student expectations, aspirations, academics, attitudes, values, beliefs, social life, and politics, this book paints an accurate portrait of today’s students. Timely and comprehensive, this volume offers educators, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and employers guidance and a much-needed grasp of the forces shaping the experiences of current undergraduates. The book: Is based on completely new research of 5,000 college students and student affairs practitioners
from 270 diverse college campuses Explores the similarities and differences between today’s generation of students and previous generations.

Preserving MediaPreserving and Exhibiting Media Art: Challenges and Perspectives by Vinzenz Hediger, Julia Noordegraaf, Barbara Le Maître, & Cosetta G.Saba (Editors)(Amsterdam University Press, 2013).

This vibrantly illustrated introduction to the emerging field of the preservation and presentation of media art brings together the contributions of authors from all over Europe and the United States. This volume can serve as a textbook for students in advanced degree programs in media art and museum studies, as well as an invaluable introduction for general readers. A potent combination of incisive scholarly articles and focused case studies, Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art offers a comprehensive overview of the history, theory, and practical skills of preserving media art.

Teaching Student LearningTeaching for student learning: becoming a master teacher by Kevin Ryan, James M. Cooper, & Susan Tauer (Wadsworth, 2013).

The book’s team of experienced educators and authors offers a set of practical tools, skills, and advice that teachers can put into immediate use in the field. The authors also aim to promote a high level of engagement and interaction with the program. TEACHING FOR STUDENT LEARNING retains the reader-friendly style and convenient format of the best-selling Ryan and Cooper texts. Its three-hole punched and perforated pages–along with its 25 brief, to-the-point chapters (modules)–make it easy for busy teachers to quickly find, understand, and use key information related to their most pressing needs.

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Library Closed Wed. Sept. 4th from 5-7pm for Worker Orientation

Miller Library will be closed from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 4th for our student worker orientation. Fall hours also begin on that day.

Fall Hours
Mondays – Thursdays – 7:30am – 11:00pm
Fridays – 7:30am – 7:00pm
Saturdays – 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sundays – 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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New Books in the Junior Library!

This week, along with some great new non-fiction titles, we received some wonderful books for the Junior Library. See them below!

americaI, Too, Am America by Langston Hughes Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Winner of the Coretta Scott King illustrator award, I, Too, Am America blends the poetic wisdom of Langston Hughes with visionary illustrations from Bryan Collier in this inspirational picture book that carries the promise of equality. I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Langston Hughes was a courageous voice of his time, and his authentic call for equality still rings true today. Beautiful paintings from Barack Obama illustrator Bryan Collier accompany and reinvent the celebrated lines of the poem “I, Too,” creating a breathtaking reminder to all Americans that we are united despite our differences. This picture book of Langston Hughes’s celebrated poem, “I, Too, Am America,” is also a Common Core Text Exemplar for Poetry.

dreamI Have a Dream Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Paintings by Kadir Nelson
Also includes a CD of the original speech!
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his world-changing “I Have a Dream” speech brings his inspiring message of freedom, equality, and peace to the youngest among us–those who will one day carry his dream forward for everyone.” On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation’s history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson’s magnificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, 50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation’s past. Included with the book is an audio CD of the speech.

The Dark by Lemony Snicket Illustrated by Jon Klassen
Laszlo is afraid of the dark. The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn’t come into Lazslo’s room. But one night, it does. This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark. With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal childhood fear.

pennyPenny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes
In the third easy-to-read book about Penny the mouse, written by Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author Kevin Henkes, Penny finds a beautiful marble on her neighbors lawn and must decide whether or not to keep it. With age-appropriate vocabulary, compelling characters, and a memorable storyline, this is just right for newly independent readers. Kevin Henkes is known for his mouse characters, including Lilly, Owen, Chrysanthemum, Wemberly, and now Penny In Penny and her Marble, the third book in the Penny series, Penny finds a marble on Mrs. Goodwins yard and takes it home. But does the marble really belong to Penny? Kevin Henkes is a master at creating beautifully illustrated books that resonate with young children. The Penny books are new classics for beginning readers and will appeal to fans of Frog and Toad, Little Bear, and Henry and Mudge.

brightBenjamin Bear in “Bright Ideas!”: A Toon Book by Phillippe Coudray
Benjamin Bear walks on water, rides a square-wheeled bicycle, and wears a fishbowl helmet under the sea. Benjamin Bear walks on water, rides a square-wheeled bicycle, and wears a fishbowl helmet under the sea. Told in the form of one-page comic strips, each of Benjamin’s adventures is a hilarious gag, a puzzle, a mini physics lesson, or sometimes all three. Of the first Benjamin book, Horn Book wrote, “Original, deep-down funny . . . steeped in the rare quality of imaginative kindness.” Kirkus called it, “A visually formatted joke book to inspire thinking as well as laughs.”

 

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New eBooks at Miller Library

genomeResearch for the public good: Applying the methods of translational research to improve human health and well-being.
Elaine Wethington and Rachel Dunifon, editors.
Translational research links scientific findings with programs and policies that improve human health and well-being. It includes research that evaluates interventions or policies for efficacy and effectiveness, as well as research that applies field experience to future development of basic theory and its applications. Although translational research has traditionally emphasized biomedical studies with one type of application (i.e., individual-level intervention to treat disease), the concept has expanded to include various sciences and many types of applications. Social and behavioral sciences now often contribute to public- and individual-level interventions that promote education, disease prevention, health care delivery, health care access, and more. This broader, more inclusive approach to translational research has gained popularity and been promoted by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, medical centers, and university programs. This book demonstrates how emerging methods of translational research can be applied to important topics of interest to social and behavioral scientists. Accessible models and real-world case studies are provided to help bridge the gaps among research, policy, and practice.

genomeContemporary Public Health : Principles, Practice, and Policy
James W. Holsinger
Public health refers to the management and prevention of disease within a population by promoting healthy behaviors and environments in an effort to create a higher standard of living. In this comprehensive volume, editor James W. Holsinger Jr. and an esteemed group of scholars and practitioners offer a concise overview of this burgeoning field, emphasizing that the need for effective services has never been greater.

genomeResisting Corporate Corruption : Cases in Practical Ethics From Enron Through The Financial Crisis
Stephen V. Arbogast
Taking a unique approach to business ethics unlike the typical focus on conceptual/legal frameworks, this book features 25 case studies that cover a full range of business practices, controls, and ethics issues. The new edition is fully updated with new case studies from the recent financial crisis, comparing it with Enron’s crossing of various ethical lines. Interpretive essays explore financial control systems and lessons learned from specific case studies and circumstances. Readers will find a practical toolkit they can use to identify ethics issues and tackle problems effectively within corporations.

genome The New Cambridge History of the Bible
Richard Marsden and E. Ann Matter
This volume examines the development and use of the Bible from late Antiquity to the Reformation, tracing both its geographical and its intellectual journeys from its homelands throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean and into northern Europe. Richard Marsden and Ann Matter’s volume provides a balanced treatment of eastern and western biblical traditions, highlighting processes of transmission and modes of exegesis among Roman and Orthodox Christians, Jews and Muslims and illuminating the role of the Bible in medieval inter-religious dialogue. Translations into Ethiopic, Slavic, Armenian and Georgian vernaculars, as well as Romance and Germanic, are treated in detail, along with the theme of allegorized spirituality and established forms of glossing. The chapters take the study of Bible history beyond the cloisters of medieval monasteries and ecclesiastical schools to consider the influence of biblical texts on vernacular poetry, prose, drama, law and the visual arts of East and West.

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It’s New Book Friday!

genomeAfter the Genome: A Language for our Biotechnological Future
Michael J. Hyde and James A. Herrick
Biotechnological advancements during the last half-century have forced humanity to come to grips with the possibility of a post-human future. The ever-evolving opinions about how society should anticipate this biotechnological frontier demand a language that will describe our new future and discuss its ethics. ‘After the Genome’ brings together expert voices from the realms of ethics, rhetoric, religion, and science to help lead complex conversations about end-of-life care, the relationship between sin and medicine, and the protection of human rights in a post-human world. With chapters on the past and future of the science-warfare narrative, the rhetoric of care and its effect on those suffering, black rhetoric and biotechnology, planning for the end of life, regenerative medicine, and more, ‘After the Genome’ yields great insight into the human condition and moves us forward toward a genuinely humane approach to who we are and who we are becoming.

ongodssideOn God’s Side Jim Wallis
“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on Gods side.”–Abraham Lincoln Lincoln led America through one of the most tumultuous times in our nations history. Reading his words today, it is clear we still have much to learn concerning what it means to be on Gods side. Bestselling author, public theologian, and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis speaks directly into our current context, revealing the spiritual compass we need to effect lasting change in our society. He explains how the good news of Jesus transforms not only our individual lives but also our public lives. Jesuss gospel of the kingdom of God helps us recover a personal and social commitment to the common good and shows us–in concrete ways–how to be both personally responsible and socially just. Working together, we can reshape our churches, society, politics, and economy. In the midst of contentious national debates on gun control, immigration, budget deficits, and more, this book moves the conversations beyond current media and political warfare to bring together a divided country. Wallis explores how Jesuss agenda can serve the common good, what it takes to sustain a lifelong commitment to social justice, and how reading the Bible as well as the culture can shape our lives for genuine transformation.

churchimpotentThe Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity Leon J. Pdoles
The current preoccupation with the role of women in the church obscures the more serious problem of the perennial absence of men. This provocative book argues that Western churches have become “women’s clubs”, that the emasculation of Christianity is dangerous for the church and society, and that a masculine presence can and must be restored. After documenting the highly feminized state of Western Christianity, Dr. Podles identifies the masculine traits that once characterized the Christian life but are now commonly considered incompatible with it. He contends that though masculinity has been marginalized within Christianity, it cannot be expunged from human society. If detached from Christianity, it reappears as a substitute religion, with unwholesome and even horrific consequences. The church, too, is diminished by its emasculation. Dr. Podles concludes by considering how Christianity’s virility might be restored. In the otherwise stale and overworked field of “gender studies”, The Church Impotent is the only book to confront the lopsidedly feminine cast of modern Christianity with a profound analysis of its historical and sociological roots.

mattersnowWhat Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation Gary Hamel
This is not a book about one thing. It′s not a 250-page dissertation on leadership, teams or motivation. Instead, it′s an agenda for building organizations that can flourish in a world of diminished hopes, relentless change and ferocious competition. This is not a book about doing better. It′s not a manual for people who want to tinker at the margins. Instead, it′s an impassioned plea to reinvent management as we know it-to rethink the fundamental assumptions we have about capitalism, organizational life, and the meaning of work. Leaders today confront a world where the unprecedented is the norm. Wherever one looks, one sees the exceptional and the extraordinary: Business newspapers decrying the state of capitalism. Once-innovative companies struggling to save off senescence. Next gen employees shunning blue chips for social start-ups. Corporate miscreants getting pilloried in the blogosphere. Entry barriers tumbling in what were once oligopolistic strongholds. Hundred year-old business models being rendered irrelevant overnight. Newbie organizations crowdsourcing their most creative work. National governments lurching towards bankruptcy. Investors angrily confronting greedy CEOs and complacent boards. Newly omnipotent customers eagerly wielding their power. Social media dramatically transforming the way human beings connect, learn and collaborate. Obviously, there are lots of things that matter now. But in a world of fractured certainties and battered trust, some things matter more than others. While the challenges facing organizations are limitless; leadership bandwidth isn′t. That′s why you have to be clear about what really matters now. What are the fundamental, make-or-break issues that will determine whether your organization thrives or dives in the years ahead? Hamel identifies five issues are that are paramount: values, innovation, adaptability, passion and ideology. In doing so he presents an essential agenda for leaders everywhere who are eager to… move from defense to offense reverse the tide of commoditization defeat bureaucracy astonish their customers foster extraordinary contribution capture the moral high ground outrun change build a company that′s truly fit for the future Concise and to the point, the book will inspire you to rethink your business, your company and how you lead.

virtualexecThe Virtual Executive D. A. Benton
Master digital platforms to deliver powerful messages and build your personal brand In the virtual world, every voice mail, e-mail, or tweet is fraught with the danger of misunderstanding or misdirection, which can be disastrous for results and/or relationships. For those on the rise or recently thrust into this very different world, this book is an exceptional resource . . . and entertaining too! –Hal Johnson, Chairman, Global Human Resources Practice, Korn/Ferry International Benton’s insights on being seen as a leader remain as relevant as ever, even though the tools with which we work have changed dramatically. . . . The Virtual Executive provides a guide for making yourself and those around you successful in a rapidly evolving, connected, and virtual world. –Brian Fabes, CEO, Civic Consulting Alliance Benton teaches us all the protocol for success in a digital age. What worked yesterday won’t work today . . . and what will work tomorrow is in this book. –Rulon Stacey, Chairman, American College of Healthcare Executives; CEO, Poudre Valley Health Systems; author, Over Our Heads Benton’s book empowers you to play at the top of your game–not just in person, but from afar. –Paola Bonomo, Head of Online Services, Vodafone Omnitel N.V. A must-read as applicable to the novice new hire as it is to the CEO. –John Odegaard, Executive Director, U.S. Naval War College Foundation A remarkably focused tool for the successful executive striving to be better in the digital age. I literally could not put the book down once I started it. –Stan Payne, CEO, Canaveral Port Authority About the Book: When was the last time you were in a meeting and every participant was in the room? How many people do you know who work from remote sites? How many e-mails did you receive and send at work today? Blogging, commenting, tagging, e-mailing, texting, video chatting. Everywhere you turn these days, there’s a new way to communicate ideas and opinions. Whether you’re a C-suite executive or a mid-level manager, you have to be able to move seamlessly among all the available digital platforms in order to communicate your message effectively. In The Virtual Executive , world-renowned CEO coach and bestselling author Debra Benton teaches you everything you need to know to navigate today’s seemingly endless choices of social media and virtual communication tools in order to stay relevant in a sea of competition. From videoconferencing, instant messaging, and webinars to LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, Benton explains how and when to use each platform to: Differentiate yourself from others in the vast digital world Deliver a clear, powerful message Make people remember you for the right reasons Build trust with colleagues and customers Achieve more than ever–with less effort and lower costs Digital communication isn’t the way of the future–it’s the way of now. And even more change is inevitable. If you don’t face it head-on, the future will be a time of chaos and lost opportunities. But if you reinvent yourself into a true virtual executive, you will make your mark with surprising speed and effectiveness. The Virtual Executive is your guidebook to boldly leading your organization into the future by embracing digital communication platforms, tailoring them to your needs, and using them to build your personal brand for the long run.

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New Titles for the Week of April 15, 2013

SustainabilitySustainability: Essentials for Business by K. Kathy Dhanda & Scott T.Young (Sage, c2013).

Gives students a thorough understanding of the complex interaction between the needs of society versus the ecological limits on natural resources. The first survey text of its kind to provide a comprehensive treatment of the relationship between business and sustainability, this book is a must-read focusing on the three Ps: planet, people, and profit.

Not in my townNot in My Town: Exposing and Ending Human Trafficking and ModernDay Slavery by Dillon Burroughs & Charles Powell (New Hope, c2011).

Slavery still exists–here. Tens of millions of humans live in bondage worldwide, tens of thousands in the US. As seen recently on Fox News, Dillon Burroughs and Charles Powell bring awareness about what ’s happening in our nation and world.

Organic ChemistsOrganic Chemist’s Desk Reference by Caroline Cooper (Taylor & Francis, c2011).

The Organic Chemist’s Desk Reference has been essential reading for laboratory chemists who need a concise guide to the essentials of organic chemistry — the literature, nomenclature, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, hazard information, and laboratory data.

AddictionAddiction As an Attachment Disorder by Philip J. Flores  (Jason Aronson, c2004).

Addiction is a disorder in self-regulation. Individuals who become dependent on addictive substances cannot regulate their emotions, self-care, self-esteem, and relationships.

GalationsGalatians: A Commentary by Martinus C. de Boer (Westminster John Knox Press, c2011).

This new commentary in the New Testament Library series is not a systematic study of Pauline theology; rather, the aim of this study is to trace Paul’s theology as it unfolds in his letter to the church at Galatia, and to attempt to illuminate, as far as possible, how the Galatians likely comprehended it, at the time they received it.

Nurturing CreativityNurturing Creativity in the Classroom by Ronald A. Beghetto (Editor) & James C. Kaufman,(Editor) (Cambridge University Press, c2010).

Examines and responds to the tension educators face while trying to nurture creativity within the curricular constraints of the classroom.

entrepreneurshipEntrepreneurship: An Evidence-Based Guide by Robert A.Baron  (Edward Elgar, c2012).

This outstanding, clearly written, psychology-oriented book is based on careful, extensive, evidence-based research rather than on the personal views of entrepreneurs and includes many excellent examples, tables, and figures to explain the ideas presented.

Kirtland's WarblerThe Kirtland’s Warbler: The Story of a Bird’s Fight Against Extinction and the People Who Saved It by William Rapai (University of Michigan Press, c2012).

At a time when the world is seeing its species rapidly go extinct, the Kirtland’s warbler is not just a survivor, it’s a rock star. The Kirtland’s warbler is the rarest warbler species in North America and will always be rare because of its persnickety nesting preferences. But when the total population fell below 400 birds in the 1970s and 1980s—driven largely by a loss of habitat and the introduction of a parasite—a small group of dedicated biologists, researchers, and volunteers vowed to save the Kirtland’s warbler despite long odds. This is the story of the warbler’s survival and gradual recovery, the people and policies that kept it from extinction, and the ongoing challenges that may again jeopardize the bird’s future.

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New Titles for the Week of April 8, 2013

Here are a few of our newly purchased titles, all of which are available as eBooks. You can view these titles on any device where internet access is available.

The Historical Dictionary of Crime Files by Geoff Mayer (Scarecrow Press, 2012)
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The Liberty Line: The Legend of the Underground Railroad by Larry Gara (University Press of Kentucky, 1996; released as eBook in 2013)
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Classical Christian Doctrine: Introducing the Essentials of the Ancient Faith by Ronald Heine (Baker Academic, 2013)
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The Ministry of the Missional Church: A Community Led by the Spirit by Craig Van Gelder (Baker Books, 2007, released as eBook in 2013)

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