Shakespeare on DVD February 24, 2009

The Library has replaced its much used VHS tape set of the BBC Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare with its DVD counterpart. This series, originally shown on BBC television, features performances by actors such as Helen Mirren, Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Patrick Stewart, and Anthony Hopkins.

Enhancements to First Floor Study Rooms February 24, 2009

Each of the two group study rooms on the Library first floor has been upgraded with a white board and a 42” monitor that can be used with a laptop to design or prepare group presentations. Monitors have also been added to the two enclosed group study areas on the first floor. Students can now reserve the group study rooms for a later date by signing up on the schedule located in each room.

Hot Reads For Spring Break! February 24, 2009

Consider checking out a Hot Read or two for Spring Break reading. The Red Cart will visit the cafeteria during lunch on Wed. Feb. 25th to facilitate your browsing pleasure and is otherwise always available in the Library. The Red Cart has stocked up to help with your Spring Break preparations. The newest titles take the top shelf on the cart!

New titles include:

• The Yankee Years by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci
• Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
• Honor Thyself by Danielle Steel
• Run For Your Life by James Patterson
• True Colors by Kristin Hannah
• Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon
• Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
• Coyote’s Mate by Lora Leigh
• Kill For Me by Karen Rose
• Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
• The Condition by Jennifer Haigh
• Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockman
• My Man Michael by Lori Foster
• Wicked Game by Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush
• A Slobbering Love Affair by Bernard Goldberg
• Fireproof by Eric Wilson
• The Big Rich by Bryan Burrough

By student request, additional titles in the Sookie Stackhouse vampire series by Charlaine Harris have also been added: All Together Dead, Dead As A Doornail, Dead To The World, and Definitely Dead.

Mental Measurments Yearbook and Tests In Print Now Available Online February 16, 2009

The Buros Institute’s Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests In Print are now available as online databases from the University Library. These titles have been added to the Library’s selection of EBSCOHost databases. The Mental Measurements Yearbook provides evaluations of over 2,000 tests in education, psychology, business, leadership, and related areas of study. Tests In Print serves as a bibliography of all commercially available, in-print, English-language tests.

David Brooks and Other New Titles In Hot Reads — Week of Feb. 9th February 16, 2009

David Brooks, political commentator, author, and New York Times columnist will be on campus Tuesday, Feb. 17th, as well as speaking in the evening at Powell Hall as part of the St. Louis Speakers Series. You can check out his titles: Bobos in Paradise, The New Upper Class and How They Got There and On Paradise Drive, How We Live Now (And Always Have) In The Future Tense from the Library’s Hot Reads collection.

Other New Hot Reads titles:
• The Associate by John Grisham,
• Basketball Jones by E. Lynn Harris
• A Darker Place by Jack Higgins
• Fireside by Susan Wiggs
• Men of the Otherword by Kelley Armstrong
• Nuclear Jellyfish by Tim Dorsey
• What I Did For Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
• Montana Creeds: Logan by Linda Lael Miller
• The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman
• We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land by Jimmy Carter

Updates To Library Subject Guides Underway February 16, 2009

The Library is replacing an in-house system developed to provide library information for students on the Library’s website. The commercial product, “LibGuides,” gives an outline for subject guides to be displayed on a webpage, but can be written in traditional Word format. Librarians plan to develop guides relating to research assignments in individual classes. The librarians can also take advantage of information in guides developed by librarians serving students at other schools.

Updates February 16, 2009

Hot Reads–New Titles–Week of Feb. 2 February 11, 2009

• The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink
• Eclipse and Sundays at Tiffanys, by James Patterson
• Beat the Reaper, by Josh Bazell
• Piano Teacher, by Janice Lee
• Mounting Fears, by Stuart Woods
• Firefly Lane, by Kristin Hannah
• Still Alice, by Lisa Genova
• This Side of Heaven, by Karen Kingsbury
• The First Patient, by Michael Kingsbury
• A Most Wanted Man, by John Le Carre
• Married in Seattle, by Debbie Macomber
• People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks

Discovering Lincoln During His Bicentennial February 11, 2009

To highlight the Feb. 12 bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, the Library Web site also features a link to the digital collections of the Library of Congress relating to Abraham Lincoln, plus links to additional resources focused on Lincoln. An in-library display highlights some of the Library’s Lincoln titles.

Free Database During Black History Month February 11, 2009

Oxford University Press’s African American Studies Center is available to Maryville faculty, staff, and students during the month of February. In celebration of Black History Month, the Oxford University Press is providing this electronic resource at no-charge until March 1. Visit the Library Web site to access this resource of over 8,000 articles plus titles, such as The Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, and the African American National Bibliography.