Count Casimir Pulaski & BSC

Count CasimirWe’re proud of Dr. AnnMarie Kajencki, professor of English at Bismarck State College!  Dr. Kajencki gave a presentation at a conference about Casimir Pulaski at Casimir Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities in Radom, Poland, October 6-7, 2015.  Her presentation focused on Pulaski’s critical role in the revolution’s Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777.

In 2005, Dr. Kajencki wrote a children’s book, Count Casimir Pulaski: From Poland to America, a Hero’s Fight for Liberty, which is being featured in another conference presentation about Pulaski in American children’s literature.

If you want to read Dr. Kajencki’s book, stop by the BSC Library.  We have a copy!


It’s Banned Books Week!

What are you reading? 

Banned Books Week, September 27 – October 3, 2015

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Read Whatever You Want!

BBW bannerBanned Books Week – September 27 – October 3, 2015 

An annual celebration of the freedom to read

According to ALA (American Library Association), “more than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 … 311 challenges [were] reported to the Office for Intellectual Freedom in 2014, and many more go unreported.”

10 Most Challenged Titles of 2014 

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie (2008 BSC Campus Read selection)
  2. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (2009 BSC Campus Read selection)
  3. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  4. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  5. It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
  6. Saga by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  9. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
  10. Drama by Raina Telgemeier

For more info, visit ALA’s frequently challenged books, including its top ten most frequently challenged books lists since 2001.

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

Celebrate BSC’s New Buildings on September 22

CCAC-RGB-Medium-1You are invited!

Stop by and see the Library’s new digs on the ground floor of the Communications and Creative Arts Center during an open house celebration on Tuesday, September 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.

BSC is celebrating four projects: the new Communications and Creative Arts Center, Lloyd Ritchie Residence Hall, Gate City Bank Residence Hall (currently under construction), and the makeover of BSC’s Student Union.


  • 4-5:30 p.m. – Self-guided building tours; music by a BSC faculty/student combo outside Schafer Hall; grilled hot dogs on the Student Union patio
  • 5:30 p.m. – Dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony, outdoor courtyard next to CACC [Rain location is the Library Commons]
  • 6:15-7 p.m. – Self-guided building tours

For more details, click here.

NewsBank Special Reports on Access World News Database

  Are you a news junkie? Want to dig deeper to gain better insight about current global issues and events? Check out NewsBank’s Special Reports on the Library’s Access World News database for articles, images, videos, maps, and other content grouped under specific topics and themes.

September 2015 Topics and Monthly Themes

  • U.S. Presidential Campaign – 2016
  • 9/11 Anniversary
  • World Economics – Covering the Global Economic Markets
  • Education Around the World
  • Constitution Day – September 17
  • World Health – World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15

Additional featured Reports covering current issues and events

  • Terrorism and Conflict Natural Disasters
  • Issues in the News
  • World Environment
  • World Politics and Government

Check it out!


noun destruction; plural noun: destructions
  1. the action or process of causing so much damage to something that it no longer exists or cannot be repaired.

The old BSC Library building is going down by degrees … it’s sad to see.

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BSC Library & Learning Commons Open!

The BSC Library & Learning Commons is open for business! Stop by and see us in our new location on the 1st floor of the Communications and Creative Arts Center. We will be glad to show you around.

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