Archive for February, 2013

OverDrive App for Nook

Want to download ebooks & eaudiobooks from the Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection directly to your Nook?

Check out the OverDrive Media Console app for NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™

Here are the step-by-step instructions:

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Art at the Gannon Gallery / BSC Library

“Foreign Exchange: American Encounters with China”
Artists:  Collages by Dyan Rey, Poems by Eliot Glassheim
Dates:  Now through March 15th
Reception:  Thursday, March 7th, 4-6 p.m.

About the Vase Series

“Dyan Rey’s Vase Series was inspired by the historical and contemporary art she saw in China during a visit she made with her husband Eliot Glassheim in 2009. The images were included in Foreign Exchange: American Encounters with China, a book of poetry written by Glassheim, and  published by the North Dakota Museum of Art.

The Vase Series are collages that echo the shapes of bronzes, ceramic vessels, and plant forms. They were cut from abstract ink paintings made years earlier. The calligraphic brushwork of the ink paintings was influenced by Abstract Expressionism, a style that itself was originally influenced by Chinese calligraphy.”

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eBook of the Week

10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College by Bill Coplin

10 things

“A handy, straightforward guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate–revised and updated for today’s economic and academic landscapes.”

“Going beyond test scores and GPAs, Coplin teaches students how to maximize their college experience by focusing on ten crucial skill groups:  Work Ethic, Physical Performance, Speaking, Writing, Teamwork, Influencing People, Research, Number Crunching, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving.”

Check it out!

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Plagiarism – What’s the Big Deal?

Why all the fuss about plagiarism?  The synonyms of the word — appropriation, infringement, piracy, counterfeiting, theft, borrowing, cribbing, passing off — provide some clues.  It is definitely NOT the way to do things.  Students who engage in plagiarism can also face some serious consequences outlined in BSC’s Academic Honor Code.

What is it? Plagiarism (noun) is defined by Dictionary.com¹ as:

1. an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author’s work as one’s own, as by not crediting the original author.

2. a piece of writing or other work reflecting such unauthorized use or imitation.

This diagram from EasyBib will help you make sense of it all.

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¹”plagiarism.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 20 Feb. 2013. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/plagiarism>.

Presidents Day Holiday Hours

The BSC Library will observe these hours during the Presidents Day Holiday weekend:

  • Saturday, February 16 — Closed
  • Sunday, February 17 — Closed
  • Monday, February 18 — Closed

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, February 19.

Even when the Library is closed, the ODIN library catalog and our databases are available 24/7.

Valentine’s Day Serenade for Librarians

Our English colleagues treated us to a ♥Valentine’s Day Serenade♥ yesterday.  We thank them and we thank the BSC Men’s Ensemble (under the direction of Dawn Hagerott) for making our day!  You sound great.

Check out the video taken by reference librarian Johanna Bjork:

eBook of the Week

Wow your friends with what you know at next year’s Super Bowl party!

National Forgotten League: Entertaining Stories and Observations from Pro Football’s First Fifty Years

by Dan Daly

National Forgotten League

“The first fifty years of America’s most popular spectator sport have been strangely neglected by historians claiming to tell the “complete story” of pro football. Well, here are the early stories that “complete story” has left out. What about the awful secret carried around by Sid Luckman, the Bears’ Hall of Fame quarterback whose father was a mobster and a murderer? Or Steve Hamas, who briefly played in the NFL then turned to boxing and beat Max Schmeling, conqueror of Joe Louis? Or the two one-armed players who suited up for NFL teams in 1945? Or Steelers owner Art Rooney postponing a game in 1938 because of injuries? These are just a few of the little-known facts Dan Daly unearths in recounting the untold history of pro football in its first half century.”

Check it out!

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