Archive for March, 2011

Poetry Tool – Find a Poem. Discover Poetry

Poetry Tool is an oustanding resource from the Poetry Foundation. Check it out!

Poetry Tool provides entry to thousands of poems, articles and news items, audio and podcasts, poetry bestseller lists, a glossary linked to the poems cited, selections from issues of Poetry magazine back to 1999, and a historical index of contents from 1912 to the present.

The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

Note:  This site and hundreds of others are bookmarked as part of the BSC Library Delicious bookmarks.  You can find the link on this blog on the right-hand side of the screen.  Click on it to find all kinds of credible websites on all kinds of subjects instead of getting lost in a Google search.

Make the Most of Your eReader at the BSC Library!

SO … you made the leap and bought a Nook or an iPad or a Sony Reader or some other e-reading device.* 

As a BSC student or employee, you can download all kinds of ebooks, eAudiobooks, video, and music to your device for free!  If you don’t have an eReader, you can download to your desktop.

Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection

Check out the Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection.  Lots of cool stuff there — everything from Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire, and The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) to classic Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin videos.  

Log in with your BSC library access number, download the free software, and get started! 

Your BSC Library access number is your key to information.  

  • If you have a BSC photo ID, your library access number is the barcode number on the back of your card (starts 23103…)
  • If you are a current BSC student or employee, but don’t already have a BSC photo ID, stop by to get one during regular library hours.  Bring documentation of your EMPL number (W number) and a current photo ID (e.g., driver’s license) with you.
  • If you are a distance student or faculty member, you can apply for an online library access number.

*Note: At this point, Amazon’s Kindle has no library e-lending functionality.  Maybe someday …

The Freedom to Read! Words of Wisdom from Doris Lessing

Thanks to Mary Friesz, BSC’s Director of Marketing, who forwarded this quote from Doris Lessing.

With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates.  It is the most democratic of institutions because no one — but no one at all — can tell you what to read and when and how. 

~ Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning novelist and playwright

Doris Lessing is a British writer whose novels and short stories are largely concerned with people involved in the social and political upheavals of the 20th century. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007.

We have several of her books at the BSC Library.  Check them out!

 

Waiting for Superman

President Skogen’s blog posting on March 15 made reference to the documentary film, Waiting for Superman.

The BSC Library has both the DVD and the book, Waiting for Superman: How We Can Save America’s Failing Public Schools.  Check them out!

Spring Break Hours

The Library will observe these hours over Spring Break:

  • Sunday, March 13 — Closed
  • Monday, March 14 – Thursday, March 17 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, March 18 — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 19 — Closed
  • Sunday, March 20 — Closed

Regular hours will resume on Monday, March 21, at 7:30 a.m.

The ODIN library catalog and the Library’s online databases available 24/7.

Fitness Illustrated by Brian Sharkey – Book Review

Fitness Illustrated by Brian Sharkey

Hey!   Swimsuit and shorts season is coming.  I’m not sure we would really know that from the below zero a.m. temps of late, but it will happen eventually.   

If you are thinking maybe it’s time to get into a diet and exercise routine and you need some information and inspiration, check out this book from the BSC Library.  Chock-full of color photographs and illustrations, Fitness Illustrated includes a wide variety of success and life change stories to motivate you.  You will also find information about diet and all kinds of exercises from aerobics to strength training to stretching, charts to help you start walking, walk/jog, jogging , swimming, and cycling programs, and guidelines to help you make use of all the great equipment at our new BSC Aquatics & Wellness Center. 

Fitness Illustrated is a great book for basic information and the inspiration to get you started on a spring wellness and shape-up program.  While probably not intended for the bona fide gym rats out there, if you’re new to exercise or just getting started after a break, you will be sure to find some useful and honest information in this book.  

Find it at your BSC Library, call number GV481.S445 2011.

 Reviewed by: Lori Smith, Part-time Reference Librarian

SO … You got a Nook for Christmas

SO … you got a Nook (or some other device) for Christmas.  Did you know that, as a BSC Library customer, you can download all kinds of ebooks, eAudiobooks, video, and music to your device at no charge?! 

Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection

Check out the Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection.  Log in with your BSC library card/online access number, download the free software, and get started! 

Need a BSC Library Card/Online Access Number?

Your BSC Library number is your key to information.  It is the barcode number on the back of your BSC photo ID (starts 23103…). 

  • If you are a current BSC student or employee, but don’t already have a BSC photo ID, stop by to get one anytime during regular library hours.  Bring documentation of your EMPL number (W number) and a current photo ID (e.g., driver’s license) with you.
  • If you are a distance student or faculty member, you can apply for an online library access number.