Century College Library would like to announce the winners of ourNational Library Week drawing: Samantha Yang – tote bagAmber Flores Elias – Naruto (manga book)Mee Yang – The Castle of Cagliostro (DVD) Congratulations to all the winners!
Food for Fines starts this week in the Century College Library. April 18th- May 12th, the Century College Library will be accepting food pantry donations as payment for fines. Donated items will go to Century College Food Pantry. The Pantry is looking for nonperishable snacks or light meals. Each donated item will be worth $1 off your existing library fines, up to $10. This is a great way to clear any library fines before registering for the Summer or Fall Semesters, while helping out fellow students. Bring items to the circulation desk and remember to bring your student ID! Don’t have fines? Bring food anyway! Suggested items include:• Granola Bars• Pretzels• Fruit Cups• Cereal Cups• Cereal Bars • Fruit Snacks• Applesauce Cups• 100 Calorie Packs• Snack Mix• Oatmeal Packets • Cup of Soup Note: • Food cannot be used to pay previously paid fines.• Expired items will not be accepted All current students are eligible to use the Food Pantry and can visit the Food Pantry up to twice per month. The only requirement is either a student ID card or student ID number.
National Library Week is drawing to a close here at Century College. It’s been a great week, and we hope that all our patrons enjoyed it as much as the Library Staff did! It was great to see all your responses on our board of “favorites”.
Favorite Movies Free books are always available in the library, but this week they were spread out for better browsing. Who can pass up a free book?
Free BooksBlackout Poetry celebrated Poetry Month, as well as National Library Week. Library_bopoetry_news.JPG Blackout Poetry Over the course of the week, many of you have made your move on the chessboard. And just a reminder, it’s always available to checkout for use in the library.
Chessboard in use And what about our drawing? Names will be drawn on Monday for the book tote, DVD of Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (Collector's Edition!), and the book Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring.
Libraries Transform, National Library WeekIts National Library Week! What is National Library Week you ask? First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.
This week Century College Library is celebrating in more way than one. We’ve set up a chess board for our students who need a mental break from final projects.
Chess board In use.For those needing to be creative, a table for blackout poetry is set up! What is blackout poetry? Well, You blackout all the words you DON'T want to use. Take a marker and outline the words you would like to use for your poem. Remember, the words will be read left to right and top to bottom. Once you have found the words you would like to use, black out the rest of the words on the page. The leftover poem will look like a redacted document.
Blackout poetry table. Library staff also wants to hear from our patrons. What are your favorites? Write them down on the board!
Library white board.Oh, and there are also free books and prizes! The Century College Library will have a drawing at the end of the week. Prizes include a book tote, a copy of Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, and Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring.
National Library Week drawing prizes.Come check out National Library Week!
If you’re looking for some research assistance for your final project, now is the time to stop in and see the Century Library Reference Staff. The Reference Staff is more than happy to show you how navigate through our collection and databases. We're here to help you!
Collection includes more than 2,000 books and features titles from in-state publishers
EbooksMN.org an online eBook collection spearheaded by Minnesota’s libraries, is open to Minnesota readers. The collection is accessible online and via free apps from iTunes, Google Play, and Kindle. There is no charge to libraries or individuals who wish to use the collection, and no username or password is required. Ebooks Minnesota is open to all readers within Minnesota’s borders. No process is required to “check out” a book. Readers can access any book in the collection at any time regardless of how many other readers are also using that book. This feature makes the collection particularly useful for schools that may wish to assign a single book to an entire class or even an entire school. Likewise, community book clubs, no matter how large, can read books together without worrying about checkout limits or due dates. The collection contains more than 2,000 books, including titles from these Minnesota publishers: ● ABDO ● Lerner Publishing Group ● Cherry Lake Publishing ● University of Minnesota Press ● Milkweed Press ● Coffeehouse Press
Nonfiction titles from Arcadia Publishing about Minnesota and its history are also included in the collection. Titles relevant to the Pine City area include the following from the Images of America series: · Hinckley and the Fire of 1894 · Kanabec County · Legendary Locals of Pine City · Northern Pine County · Pine City
A selection of popular titles that are in the public domain, such as "Dracula." and “Jane Eyre,” completes the collection. Ebooks Minnesota is a two-year pilot project of Minitex - a joint program of the Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota - and State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education. The collection was made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Department of Education through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and by Minitex. “It’s exciting to be able to provide Minnesotans with access to books from such a wide range of Minnesota publishers through Ebooks Minnesota,” said Minnesota State Librarian Jennifer Nelson. “I’m especially hoping that the collection will provide hours of reading pleasure for people of all ages, and that the children’s titles will give students another resource to use as they complete school assignments and learn more about the world around them. Ebooks Minnesota is also a great way to showcase all of the great books being published Minnesota’s independent presses.” Ebooks Minnesota originated with the Explore Ebooks Minnesota project, a collaborative effort by library staff from across the state that explored the ways libraries could unite to improve electronic book experience for Minnesotans.
ABOUT MINITEX Minitex is a publicly supported network of academic, public, state government, and special libraries working cooperatively to improve library service for their users in Minnesota. Minitex is funded by the Minnesota Legislature through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and is a joint program of the Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota. State Library Services, a unit of the Minnesota Department of Education, provides additional funding to support services for Minnesota libraries and library users.
ABOUT STATE LIBRARY SERVICES State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, provides leadership to Minnesota’s libraries. Division staff are consultants who help libraries to plan, develop and implement high-quality services that address community needs. State Library Services administers federal grants, state aid, and state grant programs that benefit all types of libraries.
Big thanks to all those who took the time to stop and check out our Century Authors display in Century Library. And an even bigger thanks to our authors, Greg Mulcahy, Cullen Bailey Burns, Delia Samuel, and Bruce Hinrichs.
The books featured were: Constalation - Greg Mulcahy Out of Work - Greg Mulcahy O'Hearn - Greg Mulcahy Slip - Cullen Bailey Burns Paper Boat - Cullen Bailey Burns Against the Odds: Inspiration for Parenting Children with Special Needs - Delia Samuel Psychology - Bruce Hinrichs Mind as Mosaic - Bruce Hinrichs
The final author being featured by Century Library is Bruce Hinrichs. Hinrichs is a memeber of the Century College Psychology Faculty. Many of his books can be found on reserve in the Century Library.
Bruce H. Hinrichs has been a professor of psychology for many years, was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Minnesota, an Honorary Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Teacher/Artist-in-Residence at the University of Illinois, and was a member of the Editorial Board of the NEA higher education journal, Thought & Action. Mr. Hinrichs has published on psychology, art, and film, and is the author of books including a textbook of general psychology, an introduction to cognitive neuroscience, a book on film and art, and four textbooks on psychological neuroscience. His essay on the philosophy of mind appears in the college philosophy textbook, Voices of Wisdom. Mr. Hinrichs is also the author of many short stories (mostly humorous) published in print and online. He is currently an artist working in acrylic paint on canvas, and in the past was a glass-blower presenting works of art in galleries and art shows across the Midwest, and a musician (guitar, songwriter, and singer) in The Fables and The Necroids.
This week the Century Author being featured by Century Library is Dr. Delia Samuel. Dr. Samuel is a member of the Century College Mathematics Faculty. Her book is Against the Odds: Inspiration for Parenting Children with Special Needs. library_DeliaSamuel_news Delia SamuelDelia Samuel was born on the island of St. Lucia and moved to Minnesota in 2003. She holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Computer Science from the University of the West Indies, a Master of Science degree in Mathematics, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota. She is a mathematics instructor and has taught mathematics at colleges and universities in St. Lucia and Minnesota. Presently, Dr. Samuel teaches mathematics at Century College. Courses taught include Intermediate Algebra, Introductory Trigonometry, College Algebra, Calculus I, Calculus II, Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra and Differential Equations. She was the recipient of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees Award for Outstanding Educator in April 2014 and of the Faculty of the Year Award from Century College in April 2015 Dr. Samuel has two sons, aged 9 and 7 years, who are both on the autism spectrum and who also cope with other medical issues. The last nine years have been far from easy as she is faced with challenges every day. But in spite of the trials, she has made life work and has triumphed over the odds. She lives with her two sons in Fridley, Minnesota.
Wednesday, February 10th is Century College's Student Success Day. The Century Library will be offering a session here at 9:00 AM to help you jump-start your career.
Come to the library and discover: · How to turn your interests into a career · The qualifications for your dream job· What you can do with a major in …You’ll walk away with the tools to identify your ideal career, create your ideal resume, and seek your ideal job.
This week the Century Author being featured by Century Library is Cullen Bailey Burns. Burns is a member the Century College English Faculty.library_cullenbaileyburns_news Cullen Bailey BurnsCullen Bailey Burns is the author of two books of poetry, Slip and Paper Boat, both of which were finalists for Minnesota Book Awards. Her poems have been published widely, in literary magazines ranging from Ampersand to The Denver Quarterly to Rattle. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Award twice, and is currently working on her third manuscript, the title of which has her stumped.
The first Century Author being featured by Century College Library this month is Greg Mulcahy. Mulcahy is a member of the Century College English Faculty.
Greg Mulcahy’s collection, OUT OF WORK, was published by Knopf in 1993. Gordon Lish was his editor. His novel, CONSTELLATION, appeared in 1996. In 2010, his collection, CARBINE, was awarded the Juniper Prize for Fiction. His novel, O’HEARN, won the 2013 Catherine Doctorow Prize for Innovative Fiction from FC2. He has published more than 100 stories in journals.
Are you sitting in class with a published author? Stop into the Library during the month of February to find out! Century College Library will be featuring a different Century Author every week during the month of February. We are currently finalizing our lineup, so check back here and our webpage next week to find out more!
Can you believe it is already 2016? Jump Start for the spring semester is this Thursday, January 7th from 4-6 pm. Stop in the LRTC to get your photo ID badge printed, log in to the network and check your email and D2L accounts. Also be sure you stop by the Atomic Learning table and talk to the representative. They have hundreds of video tutorials to help you with technology issues, from Office programs to phones and tablets. You might even get a free t-shirt!
Fall Semester is winding down quickly, finals' week is here! The LRTC has been a busy place this week with folks studying for and taking final exams. How about some light reading during your break? Here are a few of our new titles that may be of interest to you. Stop by before you leave and check one out!
Stop in the Century College Library during finals week for coloring and mints! Studies have shown that coloring can relieve stress. Mint has been shown to relieve headaches as well as increase alertness and focus. Library Study Rooms are in high demand during finals. Book them online here. Choose the date and time that you would like to reserve, and click the “book it” button. Then, just enter the 14 digit barcode number on the back of your ID card and use your last name as your password. If you’re studying alone, we also have noise canceling headphones you can check out at the Circulation Desk. Wishing all our Century Students good luck on finals!
Century College Library has seen a steady decline in the use of our print Reference Collection in recent years. We attribute the decline in its use to two principal factors: 1. Our subject guides and search tools have made it easier to find and use online reference content such as literary criticism, statistical information, and biographical information.2. When students do want a print source, they want to be able to take it home with them. In keeping with a growing trend in the library world, the librarians devised a plan to shift approximately 90% of Century’s Reference Collection to other areas of the library. In preparation for this project, the librarians spent considerable time reviewing both the Reference and General (circulating) Collections and deselecting outdated and underused books.
With the exception of about 300 heavily used items that were retained in the Reference Collection for “library use only,” we relocated the remainder of our Reference books to these collections: 1. General Collection – The bulk of the Reference books were shifted to the General (circulating) Collection, where they are shelved with other items on the same subject. These titles are now available for checkout.2. Reserve Collection – The Reserve Collection is now home to all of our big sets of literary criticism books (which are also available online via the Artemis database) and books that are heavily used, but not enough to restrict them to ”library use only.” The terms for using these Reserve Collection books are as follows:§ Books may be borrowed for up to 3 weeks, but they are non-renewable. By allowing limited circulation, they are accessible to more patrons, and a better value for the money we spend on them.§ Reserve Collection books are not available to other libraries through interlibrary loan. This increases the likelihood they will be available when a Century student or faculty member needs them. Positive outcome:More resources are available for our students to borrow, and all books on a topic are now shelved together in a single collection. Final thoughts:In order to provide the best customer service possible for our patrons, our selection of reference content going forward will reflect our users’ preference for virtual reference materials. As we add new reference titles, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias, to our collection, many will be purchased exclusively in eBook format.