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.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

National Military Appreciation Month-Check this out

Sullivan's Military LibGuide

Are you a veteran or active service member? Do you have a family member who is serving in the military? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you may want to visit our web page dedicated those at Sullivan who have served or are serving in the U.S. military.

This web page is designed to connect Sullivan students who have a military background with campus resources along with state and federal resources on topics like: education and scholarships, healthcare, family support, memorials and tributes, and women in the military. The website includes: videos, links to VA and non-profit organizations, books about everything from planning a military wedding to helping children whose parents are serving, and campus phone numbers.

In addition to the resources for those who are actively serving and for veterans, the LibGuide has links to search military records and links for each branch of the armed forces. There is even a portion of the web page that gives tips on how to do research.

The library staff is available to assist you with this guide, so please don’t hesitate to ask us if you need help. There is a form on the web site where you can tell us what you think about it and what else you'd like to see on it. We appreciate your feedback.

Speaking of feedback; have you filled out the library survey yet? If not, please take about five minutes to let us know what you think about the library. Thank you!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May is Military Appreciation Month

This month is National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM). While ultimately, the best way to appreciate our military is to make sure they never have to go in harm's way, the sad fact is that until humans can put aside violence (if ever) many in service to our country will have to do just that. To start our series honoring of NMAM, let us tell you of some good ways to show appreciation to our deployed military.


Soldiers' Angels Logo
You could join an organization such as Soldiers' Angels. An excellent program they offer is called Adopt a Soldier. By joining Adopt a Soldier, you commit to writing at least one letter a week and sending at least one care package per month to a deployed soldier. This commitment lasts until the soldier's deployment ends. You can learn more about this program here: http://soldiersangels.org/adopting-a-soldier.html.



Another way you can show appreciation is through Operation Write Home. This is especially good for you crafters and scrapbookers, as this program consists of you making and/or collecting greeting cards, sending batches of them to deployed soldiers who then have a way to stay in tough with loved ones back home. You can discover more about this program here: http://operationwritehome.org/about-owh-2/

Other ways you can participate can be found on on the official web site of NMAN, here: http://www.nmam.org/participate.htm

A Quick Two-Minutes, a Blanket of Roses, and My Old Kentucky Home


Whether you call it, “The First Saturday in May,” “The Run for the Roses,” “The First Leg of the Triple Crown,” or “The Derby,” this Saturday, May 3, the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. 

Sullivan University’s own Event Management students have created a Derby celebration for this campus, and the library suggests the following library materials to go along with today's festivities. Any of these items may be borrowed from the library; just ask one of the librarians to help you.




The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book by Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler; 641.874 P458k

The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook by Albert W. A. Schmid; 641.625 S348k  

The Kentucky Mint Julep by Joe Nickell; 641.874 N632k


The Mint Julep by Richard Barksdale Harwell ; 641.252 H353m  


The library also has some children’s books for the little horse lovers in your family. 

Everything but the Horse by Holly Hobbie; JF H

A Horse of Her Own by Annie Wedekind; JF W

If you want the official Derby details, click here to go to the Kentucky Derby website.

Also: Please take our survey if you haven't already done so.
  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Just Another Guy on the Lost Highway

This our last post celebrating National Poetry Month. We had a lot of fun selecting and sharing these book spine poems. We hope you enjoyed viewing them.

The Poem:


Lost and found in Russia
To hellholes and back
The geography of bliss
Driving home
Long way home

The Books:

Lost and Found in Russia: Lives in a Post-Soviet Landscape by Susan Richards; 947.4086 R518l
This is timely story about what life is like for citizens of Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union.

To Hellholes and Back: Bribes, Lies, and the Art of Extreme Tourism by Chuck Thompson; 910.4 T469t
The author who brought us Smile When Your Lying, a semi-exposé on the travel industry, takes on travel sites that have a bad reputation in this title.

The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner; 910.4 W423g
An NPR journalist travels to countries around the world where people are considered content to learn what gives people living in those places happiness.

Driving Home: An American Journey by Jonathan Raban; 917.3 R112d
A British ex-patriot writes a about life in America, including his thoughts on everything from a Tea Party gathering to a Hawaiian trip with his daughter.

Long Way Home: On the Trail of Steinbeck’s America by Bill Barich; 917.304 B252l
Author Bill Barich, inspired by John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, takes a road trip across the United States in 2008, and chronicles his journey here.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Is It Flat or Is It Fat?

The Poem:



The world is flat
The world is fat
Hot, flat, and crowded
What's wrong with fat?

The Books:

A Pulitzer-prize winning journalist writes about globalization and its effects on the world.

The World Is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies, and Products that Are Fattening the Human Race by Barry Popkin; 362.196 P828w
To understand what has led to over a billion people to be overweight, author Barry Popkin researches how lifestyles today differ from those fifty years ago using four different families as his examples.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew America by Thomas Friedman; 363.7 F911h
The author of The World Is Flat tackles two subjects: the United States post 9/11 and the environment,  and he suggests ways that the environmental situation can be improved.

What’s Wrong with Fat? By Abigail C. Saguy; 616.398 S129w
A professor of sociology at UCLA asks the question, “How has fatness come to be understood as a public health crisis. . .?” Read this book to learn about some of the consequences and issues surrounding the focus on obesity.

Don't forget to take our survey!


We want to hear from you, our students, about the library. Please take a few minutes between the dates of April 28th through May 10th to complete a library survey.  Your input will be kept anonymous and your feedback helps the library to enhance collections and services.

In addition to the library, this year’s survey also includes questions about Career Services and the Tutoring & Writing Center.  By completing a survey you will be entered into a drawing to win a $25.00 bookstore gift certificate. Thank you for your help in improving your library!

Monday, April 28, 2014

11th Annual Library Student Satisfaction Survey


As a valued member of the Sullivan University library user community, we want to hear from students about the library. Please take a few minutes between the dates of April 28th through May 10th to complete a library survey.  Your input will be kept anonymous and your feedback helps the library to enhance collections and services. 


In addition to the library, this year’s survey also includes questions about Career Services and the Tutoring & Writing CenterBy completing a survey you will be entered into a drawing to win a $25.00 bookstore gift certificate.
Thank you for your help in improving your library!


Friday, April 25, 2014

An Apple a Day

The Poem: 


The Apple Experience
An Apple A Day
The Golden Apple
Inside Apple
Design Like Apple


The Books: 


The Apple Experience: Secrets to Building Insanely Great Customer Loyalty by Carmine Gallo; 658.812 G172a
Using what he learned from researching Apple and its stores, author Carmine Gallo shares with readers his insights on why Apple is successful and what other companies can learn from Apple’s methods.

An Apple a Day: The Myths, Misconceptions, and Truths about the Foods We Eat by Joe Schwarcz; 363.8 S388a
A food chemist unpacks all of the food rhetoric constantly given to consumers in the United States giving readers some information that can be useful and easy to digest.

The Golden Apple: How to Grow Opportunity and Harvest Success by Kathy Aaronson; 658.85 A113g
The founder and CEO of The Sales Athlete, a recruiting and training company, shares how she learned the foundations of selling and developing relationships as a child, and how she has utilized those skills in the business world.

Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired—and Secretive—Company Really Works by Adam Lashinsky; 338.761 L343i
Author Adam Lashinsky interviews several people to learn about Apple and its ability to remain a strong player in the technology market.

Design Like Apple by John Edson; 658.5752 E243d

As the title says, Mr. Edson strives to show readers of his book how to design beautiful, functional products in the way that Apple does.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Another Day in the Boardroom

The Poem:


The art of war
Three moves ahead
War in the boardroom
Winning
Win!

The Books:

The Art of War by Sun Tzu; 355.02 S958a
This book was written over 2,000 years ago to describe preparations for military operations. Yet, modern business people extrapolate the ideas outlined in it and apply those concepts to the corporate world. 

Rice details how the decision-making skills learned while playing chess can help executives make decisions and stay abreast of trends in the market. 

War in the Boardroom by Al and Laura Ries; 658 R559w
The authors use examples of real companies and their marketing campaigns to show how the success or failure of those campaigns can be affected by the clash in the way people think. 

Winning by Jack and Suzy Welch; 658.4 W439w
The former CEO of GE shares practical advice on how to be successful in a format that workers on the line or in the executive suite can appreciate. 

The power of effective communication and its role in the success of people such as Steve Wynn, Larry Bird, and Michael Bloomberg is discussed in this book by author and pollster, Dr. Frank Luntz. 


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cuts Like a Knife

The poem:




Knives at dawn
Knives cooks love
An edge in the kitchen

The books:

Knives at Dawn: America’s Quest for Culinary Glory at the Legendary Bocuse d’Or Competition by Andrew Friedman
The Bocuse d’Or is a world-famous culinary competition, and in this book the author tells the story of a U.S. team that competed in 2009 at the competition.

Knives Cooks Love by Sarah Jay; 641.589 S961k
Knives of all shapes and sizes (yep the cleavers are included) find their way into this book about selecting and using knives.

An Edge in the Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Knives by Chad Ward; 641.589 W257e
If Ms. Jay’s book above gave you an urge to learn more about knives and how to use them, simply grab this title to help round out your knowledge.