Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Labor Day Holiday Hours

Twin Cities Library will be closed for Labor Day on Saturday, August 30 and Monday, September 1. Enjoy the weekend off from studying by visiting the State Fair or just having fun on the last few days of summer!


As always, if you ever have any questions about the Twin Cities Library’s open hours, you can check our hours page or contact us using any of the methods below. Have a happy Labor Day!

Phone:  612-728-5108

Email:  tclibrary@smumn.edu
Chat now via the library web page

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Library Hours: Short Closures 8/13 & 8/20

Twin Cities Library will have slightly reduced hours tomorrow, Wednesday August 13, and next Wednesday, August 20.

Tomorrow, August 13, we will be closed between 12pm and 2pm for a staff event. We will reopen at 2pm and will remain open until our regular closing time of 9pm that evening.

On Wednesday, August 20, we will be closed between 9am and 2pm for University Convocation. Once again, we will reopen at 2pm and will remain open until our regular closing time of 9pm that evening.

If you ever have any questions about the Twin Cities Library’s open hours, you can check our hours page or contact us using any of the methods below.  Happy August!

Phone:  612-728-5108
Email:  tclibrary@smumn.edu
Or chat now via the library web page!

Monday, August 11, 2014

ILL/Renew Username and Password Updated

Good news for anyone who uses the Twin Cities Library: renewing and requesting library materials just got a lot easier!

You can now access a list of your checked out items, request renewals, and create and renew interlibrary loan requests online using your regular Saint Mary’s username and password. This will replace our former system that required your fourteen-digit barcode and a special password for access.

With the new login system, your username will be the same as for other Saint Mary’s online tools. Your password will also be the same, and will automatically update when you change your password in any other online service.

Remember with this new update that your SuperSearch account is still separate from your Saint Mary’s account information. You will still set the username for your SuperSearch account yourself, and the password will not update with other services. Make sure you write down your login information when you create your SuperSearch account!

Want to try it out? Log in to your account today!

Saturday, August 09, 2014

SuperSearch Interface Wonky

Saturday, 8/9 - SuperSearch apparently didn't show up to work this morning, because the interface is weird looking. It looks like it is all text and left-aligned to the page. And the background might be blue.

This isn't your error - this is SuperSearch being terrible. Bad SuperSearch.

How to fix it? 

We opened SuperSearch in Firefox, Chrome, and Explorer...refreshed all of them a few time...eventually, Firefox started working for us normally. So - play around in different browsers...eventually SuperSearch will get out of its funk and work for you!

If you are unable to get away from the blue-screen-of-text-death, get in touch with Twin Cities Library and we'll help you out.

612-728-5108
tclibrary@smumn.edu
Chat with us on our website. (At least that works!!)

Friday, August 01, 2014

August 2014 New Books

Happy Art Appreciation Month from the Twin Cities Library! Celebrate this lovely new month with some even more lovely new books. If you really want to get into the spirit of August, try grabbing one to read in the special collections room along with our beautiful new mural from local artist Melodee Strong. Or, if you want to try something new, take a look at this International Directory of Sculpture Parks and Gardens for an outdoor art experience near you!



The Black Guide to Life at Harvard

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR)

The Culture of Mental Illness and Psychiatric Practice in Africa
Akyeampong, Emmanuel

What the Best College Teachers Do
Bain, Ken

Guide to Psychological Assessment with Hispanics
Benuto, Lorraine T.

Innovative Teaching Strategies In Nursing And Related Health Professions
Bradshaw, Martha


The Psychology Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)
Collin, Catherine

Evolution of a Group: Student Video and Workbook
Corey, Gerald

Latino Families in Therapy
Falicov, Celia Jaes

Language, Gender, and Professional Writing: Theoretical Approaches and Guidelines for Nonsexist Usage
Frank, Francine Wattman

DSM-IV-TR Casebook and Treatment Guide for Child Mental Health
Galanter, Cathryn A.

The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Adult Learners
Gleason, Barbara

Dream Work in Practice [Video]
Hill, Clara E.

Existential Psychology East-West
Hoffman, Louis

Gone Were the Days of Fun: Based on a true account of a survival of the Liberian Civil War
Jappah, Elizabeth N.

The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton
Karabel, Jerome

Couples, Gender, and Power: Creating Change in Intimate Relationships
Knudson-Martin, Carmen

Leatherman Leadership Questionnaire II - LLQ II Development Manual
Leatherman, Richard W.

Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap
Marshall, Kim

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation
McKay, Matthew

McKeachie's Teaching Tips
McKeachie, Wilbert

Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream
Mettler, Suzanne

The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality
Miller, Lisa J.

Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do
Olweus, Dan

Mastering the Teaching Role: A Guide for Nurse Educators
Penn, Barbara K.

Five Perspectives on Teaching in Adult and Higher Education
Pratt, Daniel D.

Psychology
Schacter, Daniel L.

The Impact of Immigration on African Americans
Shulman, Steven

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
Sinek, Simon

Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition
Tinto, Vincent

Bootstraps: From an American Academic of Color
Villanueva, Victor

Thursday, July 03, 2014

ILL/Renew Username & Password

Our library catalog is going through a systems update and something went amiss. Your Saint Mary's username and password WILL NOT WORK to get you logged in.

Try logging in with your 14-digit ID card barcode number as the username and your last name as the password. It should let you in for the time being. Sorry about the confusion - we're working with our vendor to figure out what's happening. Apparently even the library catalog is on vacation for the long weekend.

Speaking of, have a good one!!

P.S. Don't know what your 14-digit barcode number is? Take your 8-digit student ID number (which you can find in WebTools) and add 235000 in front of it. Voila - library barcode!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

July 2014 New Books

Everyone knows that July is a great time for picnics and swimming, but did you know it is also the best time for reading?  Those long days and warm nights are perfect for pulling out a book (or two, or three) and catching up with that long-awaited novel or research study.  With that in mind, check out the Twin Cities Library's list of new books for this month!  There something for everyone, no matter what your interests are.



Aldridge, David

Aten, Jamie D.

Boateng, Boatema

Broughton, Vanda

Browning, Scott

Cashwell, Craig S.

The Embedded Librarian's Cookbook
Calkins, Kaijsa

Danes, Claire

Darling-Hammond, Linda

Ellis, Thomas M.

Gubrium, Jaber F.

Incayawar, Mario

Jorgensen, Cheryl

Lowry, Richard

Moustakas, Clark

Robinson, Daniel N.

Silverstein, Jeffrey

Stagner, Ross

Wachtel, Paul L.

Yusuf, Ahmed Ismail