Friday, March 27, 2015

Celebrate De La Salle Week!

This week, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota celebrates De La Salle Week.  Dedicated to the life and work of St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, this week is an excellent time to learn more about the history of Saint Mary’s and the university’s Lasallian heritage. The Twin Cities Library has plenty of resources on both for your reading pleasure:


The Work is Yours: The life of Saint John Baptist de La Salle
This book discusses the life of Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, with chapters on each of the major stages of his life. It also includes a section on his enduring legacy – one that Saint Mary’s is proud to be a part of!







Touching the Hearts of Students: Characteristics of Lasallian schools
This seminal work on La Sallian schools provides an in-depth look at the educational philosophy that binds them together. In addition to a discussion of Jean-Baptiste de La Salle’s vision for education, this book offers ideas on how that vision can be adapted and presented for the modern day.






Brothers to One Another: the De La Salle Brothers behind the Iron Curtain
This fascinating history looks at the life and role of the La Sallian brothers in Romania, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia after the Second World War. Read this book if you are curious about the changing role of the brothers through time, or if you have any interest in life in Europe after World War II.






For more information and resources, visit our Lasallian Studies page, or ask a librarian!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Library CLOSED Saturday, 3/14

Twin Cities Library will be closed Saturday, March 14th, due to staff illness. We will reopen Monday, March 16th, at 9am. Apologies for the inconvenience.

The library may be closed, but remember:

  • You can access almost all of our resources online, using SuperSearch.
  • Send your questions to tclibrary@smumn.edu and we will get back to you first thing Monday morning.

Monday, March 02, 2015

March 2015 New Books

You know what they say – March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Luckily, if you don’t want to wait for nicer weather to arrive before doing your work, the Twin Cities Library has a ton of new resources to help you get everything started now!

In addition to a wide variety of new materials, the library also expanded our collection of memoirs to honor women’s history month. Check out the book display in the library, or ask a librarian about these resources today!


Julien's Primer of Drug Action Primer of Drug Action
Advokat, Claire & Comaty, Joseph

Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology
Badenoch, Bonnie

Leading for a Lifetime: How Defining Moments Shape Leaders of Today and Tomorrow
Bennis, Warren

Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance
Carter, Prudence

Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark
Charron, Katherine

Unbought and Unbossed: Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition
Chisholm, Shirley

Teaching Clients to Use Mindfulness Skills: A practical guide
Dunkley, Christine

Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorders: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Treatment
Essau, Cecilia

Achieving Fluency: Special Education and Mathematics
Fennell, Francis

What We May Be: Techniques for Psychological and Spiritual Growth through Psychosynthesis
Ferrucci, Piero

Handbook of PTSD, Second Edition: Science and Practice
Friedman, Matthew

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Gawande, Atul

Emotional survival for law enforcement: A guide for officers and their families
Gilmartin, Kevin

Beyond Resistance! Youth Activism and Community Change: New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America's Youth
Ginwright, Shawn

Personal Financial Planning
Gitman, Lawrence

What Successful Literacy Teachers Do: 70 Research-Based Strategies for Teachers, Reading Coaches, and Instructional Planners
Glasgow, Neal

The Challenge of Creative Leadership
Guntern, Gottlieb

Psychoanalytic Theory, Therapy, and The Self
Guntrip, Harry

Focus on Health
Hahn, Dale

Legal Reference for Librarians: How and Where to Find the Answers
Healey, Paul

Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo
Herrera, Hayden

Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography
Hurston, Zora Neale

Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men
Hvistendahl, Mara

Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth
Johnson, Robert

Personal Finance
Kapoor, Jack

The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future
Koofi, Fawzia

Method Meets Art, Second Edition: Arts-Based Research Practice
Leavy, Patricia

Black Women in White America: A Documentary History
Lerner, Gerda

Unbowed: A Memoir
Maathai, Wangari

Designing Qualitative Research
Marshall, Catherine

Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Second Edition: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process
McWilliams, Nancy

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers: The People Skills You Need to Achieve Outstanding Results
Mersino, Anthony

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
Mock, Janet

Handbook of Research on Literacy and Diversity
Morrow, Lesley

Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in Youth
Murrihy, Rachael

Six Lenses for Anti-Oppressive Education: Partial Stories, Improbable Conversations
Ngo, Bic

Women, Work, and Family: How Companies Thrive with a 21st-Century Multicultural Workforce
Paludi, Michele A.

Creative Leadership: Skills That Drive Change
Puccio, Gerard

Ethical Dimensions in the Health Professions, 5th edition
Purtil, Ruth

Dante's Path: A Practical Approach to Achieving Inner Wisdom
Schaub, Richard

Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling
Schein, Edgar H

Handbook of Therapeutic Imagery Techniques
Sheikh, Anees A.

Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching: A Practical Guide to Improved Faculty Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions
Seldin, Peter

The Story Factor
Simmons, Annette

Object Relations Theories and Psychopathology: A Comprehensive Text
Summers, Frank

Transcending the Self: An Object Relations Model of Psychoanalytic Therapy
Summers, Frank

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Thiel, Peter

The Quilts Of Gee's Bend
Vadim, Vanessa

Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Developing Standards and Changing Practices for Libraries and Universities
Wolverton, Robert

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Yousafzai, Malala

How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths
Zenger, John

Monday, February 02, 2015

February 2015 New Books

It's February, and you know what that means - it's one step closer to spring!  If you are in the Twin Cities this month, consider attending the Missing Voices Equity in Education Summit, hosted by the Graduate Certificate in Culturally Responsive Teaching program.  If you can't make it, the library also has a selection of materials on culturally responsive teaching that may interest you, including a set of DVDs on student perspectives.

Either way, enjoy the shortest month of the year while it's here!



Successful Families: Assessment and Intervention
Beaver, Robert W.

Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches
Creswell, John W.

Sexuality: A Biopsychosocial Approach
Denman, Chess

The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century
Frazier, John W.

But Some of Us Are Brave: All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men
Hull, Gloria T.

Phenomenological Research Methods
Moustakas, Clark

African Ethics: An Anthology of Comparative and Applied Ethics
Murove, Munyaradzi Felix

The Bedford Researcher
Palmquist, Mike

Evaluating and Treating Families: The McMaster Approach
Ryan, Christine E.

The Resilient Practitioner: Burnout Prevention and Self-Care Strategies for Counselors, Therapists, Teachers, and Health Professionals
Skovholt, Thomas M.

Immigrant and Native Black College Students: Social Experiences and Academic Outcomes
Thomas, Audrey A.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Van der Kolk, Bessel

Saturday, January 24, 2015

"Request a Copy" link AWOL

You may have noticed that when you try to request an article from a different library, occasionally the link letting you do so doesn't show up. (See image below).

That's annoying, huh. Please share your pain with us by letting us know. If you need the full text of a specific article, email us the citation at tclibrary@smumn.edu, and we will request the article for you through interlibrary loan. You'll get it in 1-2 business days.

Or, if you would like your article even faster, you can request it yourself using our article request form. Or, learn more about requesting articles.

We apologize for this inconvenience. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Monday, January 05, 2015

January 2015 New Books

Happy New Year from the Twin Cities Library!  In honor of a brand new year and a brand new month, we decided to celebrate with some brand new books, including some shiny new titles as well as some old favorites.

If you need some help with your New Years' resolution, swing by the library and take a look at our collection of books on mentorship, coaching, and self-improvement.  Several of our best materials are on display in the library to celebrate National Mentoring Month, and librarians are always happy to help you find any additional resources you need!




Successful Families: Assessment and Intervention
Beaver, Robert W.

Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches
Creswell, John W.

Sexuality: A Biopsychosocial Approach
Denman, Chess

The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century
Frazier, John W.
https://smumn.mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/Record/008113902

But Some of Us Are Brave: All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men: Black Women's Studies
Hull, Gloria T.

Phenomenological Research Methods
Moustakas, Clark

African Ethics: An Anthology of Comparative and Applied Ethics
Murove, Munyaradzi Felix

The Bedford Researcher
Palmquist, Mike

Evaluating and Treating Families: The McMaster Approach
Ryan, Christine E.

The Resilient Practitioner: Burnout Prevention and Self-Care Strategies for Counselors, Therapists, Teachers, and Health Professionals
Skovholt, Thomas M.

Immigrant and Native Black College Students: Social Experiences and Academic Outcomes
Thomas, Audrey A.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Van der Kolk, Bessel

Monday, December 22, 2014

Top Tens of 2014: Fun Library Facts


Twin Cities Library likes to reflect on the past year by collecting some silly, serious, or just generally odd statistics for your reading pleasure. Below are a selection of our favorite bits of data, courtesy of Google Analytics and our library’s circulation system, Aleph.

Website Stats
We had online visitors from all 50 states and 171 countries this year. Where did all these people come from?

2014 Top Ten Countries with Visitors to our Website (Besides the US)
  1. United Kingdom (Queen Elizabeth? Is that you?)
  2. India
  3. Philippines
  4. Pakistan
  5. Australia
  6. Canada
  7. Malaysia
  8. Kenya (Saint Mary's University's Christ the Teacher Institute for Education and Maryknoll Institute of African Studies are located in Nairobi, Kenya.)
  9. Jamaica (Saint Mary's University has a partnership with the Catholic College of Mandeville located in Jamaica.)
  10. South Africa

SuperSearch Stats
We had 196,368 unique searches in SuperSearch between 1/1/14 and 12/10/14. There were definitely some repeated searches, but overall, there were 167,204 unique search queries put into SuperSearch. The average time spent in SuperSearch? 10 minutes and 37 seconds.

2014 Top Ten Searches
Search articles, books, and more all at once... (this is the generic text in the search box...it was searched over 1,300 times.)
  1. supersearch
  2. dogs (several of our librarians use this word as a sample search when testing things in SuperSearch.)
  3. leadership
  4. writing center
  5. cats (the rest of the librarians use this word as their sample search. Guess we have more dog lovers than cat lovers in the library. A shame.)
  6. autism
  7. project management
  8. ayahuasca
  9. narrative therapy

Circulation Stats
Our circulation system has been kept busy this year, with 3,543 checkouts of 1,925 unique materials from our library – including our collections of books, videos and DVDs, and assessment tests. Even more popular was out collection of eBooks, which are available online for all students.

Most Popular Books & Videos
  1. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5. (34 loans)
  2. Three approaches to psychotherapy [video]. (25 loans)
  3. Childhood [video]. (24 loans)
  4. The world of abnormal psychology [video]. (16 loans)
  5. Couples counseling [video]. (12 loans)
  6. The secret life of the brain [video]. (11 loans)
  7. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (11 loans)
  8. Handbook of psychological assessment. (10 loans)
  9. Axis: journal of Lasallian higher education. (9 loans)
  10. The neuroscience of human relationships. (9 loans)
Most Popular Assessment Tests
  1. Family Environment Scale manual: development, applications, research. (32 loans)
  2. Psychodiagnostik: Tafeln [a.k.a.: the Rorschach test]. (29 loans)
  3. BDI-II: Beck Depression Inventory. (28 loans)
  4. Thematic Apperception Test. (21 loans)
  5. CPI manual: California Psychological Inventory. (20 loans)
  6. BAI, Beck anxiety inventory. (16 loans)
  7. BASC 2: Behavior assessment system for children. (14 loans)
  8. House-tree-person drawings: an illustrated diagnostic handbook. (13 loans)
  9. MMPI-2: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2. (13 loans)
  10. PRQ: parenting relationship questionnaire manual. (12 loans)
Most Popular eBooks
  1. Differentiated literacy coaching. (157 clicks)
  2. Emotional intelligence for project managers. (135 clicks)
  3. How to manage conflict in the organization. (89 clicks)
  4. Handbook of lifespan development. (65 clicks)
  5. Leaching change. (61 clicks)
  6. The essential guide to employee engagement. (38 clicks)
  7. Understanding by design. (37 clicks)
  8. Personality, stress, and coping. (36 clicks)
  9. Spirituality, values, and mental health. (36 clicks)
  10. Marriage and family therapy: A practice-oriented approach. (31 clicks)