ABC-CLIO eBooks – Trial Access

The BSC Library has trial access to the ABC-CLIO eBook Collection through May 24, 2010.   You can find the link on the Library’s Databases page. 

Please use this resource and let us know what you think by adding your comments to this blog posting.

About the ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

The ABC-CLIO eBook Collection offers high-quality scholarly information plus enhanced readability via a new reading pane, improved search and browse capabilities, and more.

  • Over 6,000 titles available: Find the trustworthy content you need
  • Vibrant new design: Intuitive, user-friendly interface makes on-screen reading and research easier
  • Bookmarks and notes: Save time and optimize research to support your research projects
  • RSS feeds
  • Create your own user profile: Save searches, notes, and bookmarked entries
  • Improved search and navigation: Find what you need faster

Library Hours – Easter Weekend

The Library will observe these hours for the Easter holiday weekend:

  • Thursday, April 1 — 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, April 2 — Closed
  • Saturday, April 3 — Closed
  • Sunday, April 4 — Closed
  • Monday, April 5 — 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 6.

ODIN, the Library’s online catalog, and the Library’s databases are available 24/7.

Census Questions? Get Answers at the Library

You count!

Do you have questions about completing your census form?   To get help, stop by Room 101B at the BSC Library.  

Assistance is available from census employees now through Thursday, April 15, during these times:

  • Mondays, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For even more information, visit the Census Bureau site.

Spring Break Hours

The Library will observe these hours during spring break:

  • Monday, March 15 – Thursday, March 18 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 19 — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 20 — Closed
  • Sunday, March 21 — Closed

Regular hours will resume on Monday, March 22.

ODIN and the library’s databases are available 24/7.

Have a great break!

Information Literacy Teleconference

The BSC Library is hosting a series of teleconferences through the Library Learning Network at the College of DuPage.  The next one in the “Library Futures: Staying Ahead of the Curve” series is:

Information Literacy Education: a National Overview
Friday, March 12, 2010, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.(Central time)
BSC Library Information Skills Classroom (library lab)
Presenters: Dr. Lisa Stock, Dr. Jean Donham, and Dane Ward

Librarians and library workers comprise the target audience for these teleconferences, but others will find them interesting as well.   Please join us! 

There is no charge and no need to pre-register.

Faculty Art Exhibition at Gannon Gallery/BSC Library

The seventh annual faculty exhibition at the BSC Library’s Gannon Gallery opens with an artists’ reception on Wednesday, March 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The mixed media show features ceramics, paintings, screen prints, jewelry, photography, and other fine and graphic art media by Visual Art faculty members Michelle Lindblom, Brian Hushagen, Barb Jirges, David Lewellyn, and Debra Emerson; Graphic Arts & Communication instructors Sean Thorenson and Thomas Marple; and Gallery Coordinator, Andrea Fagerstrom.

The exhibition runs through March 26.

Iran Awakening – BookTalk at BSC – March 7

BookTalk at BSC 2010 continues with discussion of Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi on Sunday, March 7, from 1 to 3 p.m.,  at the BSC Library.  Dr. Daphne Ghorbani, Assistant Professor and Secondary Education Program Coordinator at the University of Mary, will lead the discussion.

About the Book and the Author

Iran Awakening: One Woman’s Journey to Reclaim Her Life and Country is both a memoir and an insider’s account of the history of post-revolutionary Iran.  The book was written by Shirin Ebadi, the first Iranian and first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.  Ebadi earned a law degree at the University of Tehran and became Iran’s first female judge.  After the Islamic Revolution, she lost her judgeship.  Islamic clerics called women “too emotional” to hold a high ranking position in the judicial system.  Rather than leave the country like so many of her contemporaries and colleagues, Ebadi chose to stay and work from within as a human rights lawyer battling for justice in Iran’s revolutionary court.  She won the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in this arena.  Time Magazine named Ebadi one of 2004’s top 100 most influential people.

Iran Awakening can be purchased from local booksellers or checked out from local libraries.  BookTalk at BSC discussions are free and open to all.  Refreshments will be served.

BookTalk at BSC is supported by the BSC Library and a grant from the BSC Foundation.