Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What Do You Mean that Book Was Banned?



Celebrate Banned Books Week and the freedom to read all month by exploring the interactive display in the library and the exhibit on the bulletin board near room 141. Feel free to take one of the Banned Books Week bookmarks or brochures that are available in the library too.

Each school day during the month of October the library staff will post additional information about some of the featured banned and challenged books on the library’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SullivanLex.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Welcome to the Fall Quarter!

We hope you are having a great start to the Fall quarter. Come by the Library and Learning Resources Center for all your information needs, use a computer, or to just chill out.

New Webpage

Over the break we got a new library web page.


The new address is: http://lexlibrary.sullivan.edu. If you have the old page bookmarked, please replace it with the new URL.

Social Media

We'd love to interact with you on social media. We are present on:

Library Hours

Our hours for the Fall, 2014, quarter are:
Sunday:               Closed
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am –9:45 p.m.
Saturday:            7:30 am –4:30 p.m.

Banned Book week

Each year libraries around the world encounter hundreds of challenges and attempts to ban books from their shelves.  Over the next few weeks our Library will be observing Banned Books Week, highlighting the reasons behind these complaints and objections. 




In addition to a display in the library, students & faculty are invited to vote on what they feel is the most surprising banned book on the bulletin board near room 141. Voting starts September 29 and will go through October 17th, with results posted October 20th.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Oh, the Cool Places You Can Go



From the comfort of your own home and with this DVD, you can cruise the coastlines of 20 hot and cold places like Nova Scotia, Alaska, Guatemala, Norway, Egypt, Chile, Scotland, and Tahiti. The producers of this DVD also take viewers inland to see the local people and learn about their customs and cultures.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cool! Food!



What can people do to combat global warming? Author, Laura Stec, suggests that a change from the typical U.S. diet to a diet that includes more earth-friendly options is a way to impact the environment in a positive way. Stec includes recipes, cooking tips, and an idea for a book club or tasting party in this book.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How About a Cool Place to Go Today?

Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier; 957 F848t


A reporter for the New Yorker magazine travels to Siberia on multiple occasions, and he shares with readers about the famous people who were exiled there and the vast landscape that makes up this famous place.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Cool Book on Cool Treats to Cool You Down

Cool!

Harvest of the Cold Months by Elizabeth David; 641.862 D249h


Got ice? Find out all of the nitty-gritty about ice and ices in a book that is cooler than it seems. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Bed of Ice Isn't Just for Fish Anymore.


by Bettina Kowalewski; 910.202 K88b

Whether it is a hotel room made of ice, an underwater room, or a hotel in a tree, browse through this book that features 27 unique and exciting places to find a one-of-a-kind lodging experience. 

If you want unusual lodgings that are closer to home, come and flip through the book Weird Kentucky, R 917.69 H735w. It features three Kentucky attractions where having a unique overnight experience does not involve sleeping in a real tree. The Howard Johnson's  in Florence, KY, boasts a variety of special hotel rooms including an Arctic Cave room, a Kentucky Cave room, Aladdin's room, and a Treehouse room. Near Mammoth Cave you can stay in a wigwam at Wigwam Village, or for a more regal setting, try out Castle Post in Versailles, KY. 




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Helpful Resources for the Career Expo


Have you seen the signs and heard the news? Tomorrow is the Sullivan University Career Expo, and the library has the resources to make your cover letter and résumé shine. The titles below are just a sampling of what is available in the library. If you want to see more books, just ask one of the librarians to assist you.



A CD-ROM of cover-letter templates and samples accompanies this guide that details how to prepare attention getting cover letters. Don’t forget the importance of a well-written cover letter; it is what piques the interest of those hiring to look at a résumé.



Are you curious about what makes a good résumé? If so, check out David Noble’s book that features a collection of sample résumés, for a variety of positions, and tips on how to write and create cover letters and résumés that get results.


101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview by Ronald W. Fry; 331.1 F946o
The cover letter was stunning and made the hiring manager want to look at the résumé. The well-crafted résumé prompted a phone call to set up an interview. Now that an interview is scheduled, how does one prepare for it? One of the most critical pieces of an interview is the part when the candidate gets to ask questions of the prospective employers, and this book has information about how to ask great questions during the interview.


Reply All-and Other Ways to Tank Your Career by Richie Frieman; 395.52 F911r

This is the guide for the person who aced the interview and got the job but is nervous about how to navigate the workplace. Humorous cartoons, case studies, and numerous tips fill this helpful volume. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Career Fair at the Sullivan University Lexington Campus

The Career Fair at Sullivan University-Lexington is this week! 

Wednesday, August 20 from 9am – 12:30pm in the Oak Room (Rooms 237/239), Rooms 238/240, and Room 242/244 

Representatives from over 80 employers will be present. You can see the list here: 

https://app.box.com/s/cz28vn48esxl8zc3se7v

Come prepared in professional dress with resumes in hand! Also, check out these tips for more information on preparing for a career fair. If you visit at least ten employer booths and complete a short evaluation, you will be registered to win some great door prizes!

If you have any questions, contact Autumn in Career Service at aballentine@sullivan.edu or (859) 514–7680




While you are preparing for the Career Fair, you might want to take advantage of the library's career resources. You can find them in our Career LibGuide here: http://libguides.sullivan.edu/careers.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cool Reads for Hot days

Who says that great summer reads have to feature a beach or a glass of sweet tea? The titles we are featuring during these dog days of summer have one thing in common. They talk about something cool, be it ice pops, technology, or great ideas. Stop by the library to check out one of these hot (oops, cool) books.

Today's "cool" read is:
Perfect Pops

Perfect Pops: The 50 Best Classic & Cool Treats by Charity Ferreira; 641.862 F383p

There's nothing like a cold treat on a hot day. Remember as a kid how great it was when mom finally relented and let you have a popsicle?  Well, move over Freeze Pops. The popsicles featured in this book have real ingredients: fruit, delectable chocolate, and cream in them.  As the title suggests there are recipes for 50 different popsicles in this book. This book, and others on making cool treats, is available in the Library and Learning Resource Center. Any of the library staff will be happy to assist you to find this book or any others you may need.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Finals Week is Nearly Here!

Finals are June 10th through June 14th

Evening and weekend final exams are administered during the normal class session.



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Heroes Among Us



Every so often on the national news we see videos or images of children reuniting with their moms or dads who have come home from active military service. These reunions are often filled with emotion. When we see the gratefulness and the joy on the child's face that his or her parent is back home, it is a reminder of the sacrifices made by both parents and children.

As National Military Appreciation month draws to a close, let us remember the children of active service members who know our national heroes as Mommy and Daddy.

The following library titles are written for children of military parents, and one of them is written by a woman whose father served. Stop by the library and check them out.


  • Hero Dad by Melinda Hardin and illustrated by Bryan Langdo; JF H
  • Hero Mom by Melinda Hardin and illustrated by Bryan Langdo; JF H
  • Year of the Jungle by Suzanne Collins and illustrated by James Proimos; JF C




For more resources about children of military parents go to this website and click on the Family tab.

The library staff would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the current and retired service members who are a part of the Sullivan University community. Thank you.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Manners Mash-up Minute Review

Hilary Writt, one of our librarians at Sullivan University's Lexington campus Library and Learning Resource Center, reviews the book Manners Mash-up—in about one minute:

video

This book is available now in the LRC library.