BookTalk at BSC – Sunday, March 1

On the RoadThe final discussion in the BookTalk at BSC 2015 “Road Trip” series is coming up on Sunday, March 1.

Join us at the BSC Library from 1 to 3 pm for a discussion of On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Dr. Brian Palecek will lead the discussion. BookTalk is free and open to all.

For more information, check out the guide we created at:

Join us on Sunday and bring a friend … or two!

Presidents’ Day Holiday Hours

The Library will observe these hours for the Presidents’ Day holiday:Presidents day

  • Saturday, February 14 — CLOSED
  • Sunday, February 15 — CLOSED
  • Monday, February 16 — CLOSED

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, February 17.

Even when the Library is closed, you can access the our catalog and databases 24/7.


Flipster – Magazines Everybody Knows and Loves – Trial Access

Flipster“The Magazines Everybody Knows and Loves!”

During the month of February, the BSC Library has trial access to Flipster, “a next-generation digital magazine solution that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device.”

There are currently 270 magazines titles available through Flipster, including back files (previous issues) for each title. Flipster launched in July 2014 and will continue to grow.

Accessing Flipster
Click on Flipster and enjoy! If you are off-campus, sign in with your usual NDUS User ID (same as your Campus Connection credentials).

Try Flipster during the trial period and tell us what you think!



eBook of the Week

Millions will be glued to their TVs this Sunday to watch the Super Bowl … AND the ads. How do advertisers do it? Why do we care as much about the ads as the game itself?

ADs to Icons: How Advertising Succeeds in a Multimedia Age by Paul Springer

ads to icons “Ads to Icons is about recent developments in the media-drenched age where so many channels, public spaces, and personal technologies carry advertising that it’s hard for any messages to register. This book shows how advertising can still rise above the noise and clutter … to make people take notice. The fundamental argument … is that advertising has been regenerated and transformed. Campaigns no longer need to just aim for attention; they can get customers to want more from ads in order to revere the icons they’ve created.”

Check it out! EBSCOhost eBook Collection

Art Reception Today – Gannon Gallery at the BSC Library

3rd Annual Century High School Art Show at BSC
Artwork by CHS Visual Art Students

January 13 – February 13, 2015
Reception: Thursday, January 29, 4-6 pm

Stop by to see the work by these young artists from Century High … everything from paintings to drawings, ceramics, mixed media sculptures, and scratch art.

eBook of the Week

Wild: from Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl StrayedWild

In 1995, with her life falling apart, 22-year-old Cheryl Strayed decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail. Solo. Her memoir of that experience, Wild: from Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, was first published in 2011 and became a #1 New York Times bestseller. The film adaptation (starring Reese Witherspoon) was released in December and is currently playing at the Grand.

Wild is a terrific read and also the second book in the BookTalk at BSC 2015 “Road Trip” series. Join us for the discussion!

  • When & Where: Sunday, February 1, 1-3 p.m., BSC Library
  • Discussion Leader: Dr. Janelle Masters, recently retired BSC Dean of Academic Affairs and a self-described “recovering English teacher”

For more information about the “Road Trip” series and BookTalk, take a look at our LibGuide.

Check it out! Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection

Mark Zuckerberg and the`Year of Books’ Challenge

Year of BooksOn his January 2nd Facebook posting, Mark Zuckerberg announced his personal challenge to read a book about new cultures, beliefs, and technologies every other week in 2015.

You are invited to join the challenge through the Facebook page, A Year of Books.

The first book selected was The End of Power: from Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be by Moises Naím (on order for BSC Library).

The second is The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker. (Available at the BSC Library – HM 1116 .P57 2011)

Are you up for the challenge? 


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