Thursday, April 30, 2015

They Got Their Geek On

Geeks & Geezers
Leading Geeks
The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth

Geeks & Geezers:How Era Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders by Warren Bennis and Robert Thomas- Leaders from Generation X and the Millenial generation work alongside Baby Boomers, and the authors compare and contrast leaderships styles and how experiences shape these leaders. 303.3 B472g

Leading Geeks: How toManage and Lead People Who Deliver Technology by Paul Glen- Glen gives leaders who manage technology workers effective methods and techniques they can use to motivate their employees. 658.57 G558l

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive afterHigh School by Alexandra Robbins- The author studies seven high school students who fit into stereotypical cliques, and she discusses how the attributes these students have will help them be successful later in life. 303.324 R632g

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

We Are Being Watched

The power of noticing
To see ourselves as others see us
What they think of us

The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See by Max Bazerman-A Harvard Business School professor tells readers his thoughts on how to be a better leader.  658.4092 B362p

To See Ourselves as Others See Us: How Publics Abroad View the United States after 9/11 by Ole Holsti- As the title suggests, the author shares thoughts about how the world sees the United States following the attacks of 9/11. 303.48 H757t

What They Think of Us: International Perceptions of the United States Since 9/11 edited by David Farber-Farber has edited different essays and articles that focus on the perception of United States after 9/11. 303.38 W555

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


The bill of the century
An idea whose time has come

The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen- The Civil Rights Act of 1964, “the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history,” is the focus of this book. 342.7308 R492b *quoted from the publisher’s summary

An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Todd Purdum- Purdum writes about the story behind the writing and passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 342.7308 P985i

Equal: Women Reshape American Law by Fred Strebeigh-In addition to women like Sandra Day O’Connor and Anita Hill, this book includes the story of a widowed father who fought for and won the right to have Social Security benefits for himself and his son. His lawyer was Ruth Bader Ginsberg.  342.7308 S914e

Monday, April 27, 2015


A World Gone Social
Here Comes Everybody
What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube

A World Gone Social:How Companies Must Adapt to Survive by Ted Coine and Mark Babbitt- Two active social media users advise business leaders about the dynamic nature of social media and how it affects relationships with customers. 302.3 C679w

Here Comes Everybody:How Digital Networks Transform Our Ability to Gather and Cooperate by Clay Shirky- Author Clay Shirky investigates how the internet and digital networks change group organizations be they corporations or local community groups.  303.48 S558h

What Happens in VegasStays on YouTube by Erik Qualman- Qualman’s book reminds readers that what they post online may affect their reputation, their ability to get a job, and their company. 323.44 Q16w

Thursday, April 23, 2015

With Reckless Abandon

In Reckless Hands
Abuse of Discretion 
Anatomy of Injustice
Can They Do That?

Inmates and the mentally ill were forcibly sterilized in the United States during the early part of the 19th century. This book talks about a man named Jack Skinner, his fight against forced sterilization, and the case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade by Clarke D. Forsythe; 342.7308 F735a
Focusing solely on the Roe v. Wade decision, this book is divided into two parts. The first part presents all of the legal briefs and paperwork written by the Supreme Court justices who decided the case, and the second half covers the ramifications of the decision.

Anatomy of Injustice: A MurderCase Gone Wrong by Raymond Bonner; 345.757 B716a
“This book is an incisive investigation into the many shortcomings of the justice system brought to light in the story of a grievously mishandled murder case in South Carolina that left an innocent man facing execution.” Provided by the publisher. 

Mr. Maltby opens readers’ eyes to what rights they have and don’t have in the workplace. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Unforgettable places
Bed in a tree
Travels in Siberia
Lost on planet China
Walt Disney world with kids

Unforgettable Places: Unique Sights and Experiences around the World by Steve Davey, Marc Schlossman, Steve Watkins, and Clare Jones- Some of the unforgettable places featured in this book include: a river in Zambia, Coyote Buttes in Arizona and Utah, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and the Amalfi Coast in Italy. 910.202 D248u

Bed in a Tree and Other Amazing Hotels from Around the World by Bettina Kowalewski- From an ice hotel to a night spent in a tree, this book highlights some unusual lodgings found around the world. 910.202 K88b

Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier- A writer for the New Yorker braves the brutal winters of Siberia and tells about it in his travelogue.  957 F848t

Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man’s Attempt to Understand the World’s Most Mystifying Nation by J. Maarten Troost- Whether he is dining on delicacies or traveling through the Gobi Desert, J. Troost highlights what the nation of China has to offer. 915.1046 T855l

Walt Disney World with Kids by Kim Wright Wiley- Fodor’s travel guide to Walt Disney World has information about hotels, restaurants, attractions, and even suggestions for avoiding long lines at the park. 917.5924 W676f 2010

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Welcome to the Real World

In honor of Saturday's graduates, we present today's poem.

I Just Graduated. . . Now What?
Life After College
Ramen Noodles, Rent, and Résumés

Welcome to the Real World

I Just Graduated NowWhat? Honest Answers from Those Who Have Been There by Katherine Schwarzenegger- Schwarzenegger, a recent college grad herself, interviews her famous parents and other professionals about what helped them be successful after college. 331.7023 S411i

Life after College:Ten Steps to Build a Life You Love by Tori Terhune and Betsy Hays- A newly minted college graduate and a professor offer tips for those who have just graduated about everything from finances to finding a mentor.  650.1 T318l

Anticipate: The Art ofLooking Ahead by Rob-Jan de Jong- In this book De Jong encourages leaders to be visionary and to anticipate future needs.  658.4092 D327a

Ramen Noodles, Rent,and Résumés: An After College Guide to Life by Kristen Fischer- Readers who have just graduated from college can find encouraging words and useful advice on how to navigate life post-graduation. 331.7 F534r  

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Double Feature

A Journey to Remember
Coming Home
The Secret River
Step Gently Out

A Journey to Remember

Coming Home written and illustrated by Greg Ruth- A boy anxiously awaits the return of his mother who is coming back from serving in a war. JF R

The Secret River written by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon- A girl named Calpurnia goes to a secret river in Florida.  JF R

Step Gently Out written by Helen Frost and pictures by Rick Lieder- Poems about nature are paired with beautiful photographs of the natural world. J 811.69 F939s

Not Extinct Yet
Sue MacDonald Had a Book
The Quiet Book
Look! A Book!

Not Extinct Yet

Sue MacDonald Had a Book by James Tobin; JF T
When the vowels take a hike, Sue MacDonald embarks on a mission to get them back in the book.

The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood; JF U
Different types of quiet moments, good or bad, are the star of this picture book that is filled with animals of all kinds.

Look! A Book! By Bob Staake JF S
In this book about books, author and illustrator Bob Staake fills pages to the brim with many things for children to see and appreciate. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

At the Library-A National Library Week Poem

At the Library

Library Lily
The midnight library
A world to explore

Library Lily by Gillian Shields; JF S
Lily and Milly are opposites. One likes the library, and the other one does not, but in the end they come to understand one another better.

The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara; JF K
Who knows what happens in a midnight library? A special librarian and her three owl assistants certainly do.

A World to Explore by Daniel Kirk; JF K
Sam and Sarah meet in the library and take time to explore all of the wonders it has.

It is National Library Week this week, April 12-18, and the Sullivan University Lexington campus librarians have created this book spine poem to celebrate. Remember the librarians here at Sullivan are here to assist you, and we invite you to stop by, call us, or e-mail us if you have a question about a research paper or project.  

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cyber Fail

"Cyber Fail"

Creeping failure
Cyber threat!
Countdown to Zero Day
Cyber war!

Creeping Failure: How We Broke the Internet and What We Can Do to Fix It by Jeffrey Hunker- A cyber security expert details the dangers of the internet and what steps can be taken to correct or combat the dangers. 364.168 H937c

Cyber Threat!: How to Manage the Growing Risk of Cyber Attacks by MacDonnell Ulsch- Author MacDonnell Ulsch argues that cyber security is an issue that the government and industry leaders need to work together on to protect their assets. 658.478 U46c

Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon by Kim Zetter- This is a behind-the-scenes look at the virus that infected Iran’s nuclear power plants. 355.4 Z61c

Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do about It by Richard Clarke- Learn about what types of cyber weapons there are and how they work in this book written by an expert in security. 363.32 C599c

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dangerous Dining

Dangerous Dining

Brave girl eating
Mindless eating
Food poisoning

Brave Girl Eating: A Family’s Struggle with Anorexia by Harriet Brown- Ms. Brown discusses how she and her daughter dealt with her daughter’s anorexia and what treatment options helped.
616.8526 B878b

Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More than We Think by Brian Wansink- A food psychologist details the various food idiosyncrasies that people in the United States have, and he shares with readers how they can eat smarter and healthier.   616.85 W251m

Food Poisoning by Barbara Sheen- Ms. Sheen explains about the microorganisms that cause food poisoning and what the effects of food poisoning are like.  615.954 S541f

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cinderella Gone Bad

Cinderella ate my daughter
Sugar and spice and no longer nice
Don't kill the birthday girl

Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture by Peggy Orenstein; A journalist and writer tells about how marketing to girls has changed and how this change has affected girls and their parents. 305.23 O66c

Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice: How We Can Stop Girls’ Violence by Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Howard Spivak- Two medical professionals talk about bullying and other forms of violence committed by girls. 303.6083 P967s

Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life by Sandra Beasley- Beasley is one of the millions of Americans suffering from food allergies, and she shares her story with readers. 362.196 B368d

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows

Sometimes I'm scared
The Dark
Don't be afraid, little Pip

Sometimes I’m Scared written by Jane Annunziata and illustrated by Bryan Langdo- This is just the book for children who are scared. There are gentle suggestions inside to help kids overcome their fears. JF A

The Dark written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Jon Klassen- One night the dark calls to Lazlo, and when he answers the call Lazlo is not scared of the dark anymore. JF S

Shadow written and illustrated by Suzy Lee- In this wordless book, Suzy Lee uses two colors to illustrate the concept of shadows. JF L

Don’t Be Afraid, Little Pip written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman- Pip the penguin does not want to swim because he is too scared. Maybe he can learn to fly instead. JF W

Monday, April 6, 2015

What’s Work Got to Do with It?

What’s Work Got to Do with It?

The way you do anything is the way you do everything
Work simply
Always in fashion

The Way You Do Anything Is the Way You Do Everything: The Why of Why Your Business Isn’tMaking More Money by Suzanne Evans- The author argues that companies fail because their owners or their leaders fail to commit and reach their goals. 650.1 E929w

Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style by Carson Tate- The goal of author Carson Tate is to help readers understand their productivity style and how to work with others who have different styles. 650.11 T216w

Always in Fashion: From Clerk to CEO-Lessons for Success in Business and in Life by Mark Weber – A CEO who worked his way up through the ranks shares his secrets for success in this title. 650.1 W375s