Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December Holiday Hours

As the end of the semester and the Christmas season approaches, the Twin Cities Library will have some adjusted hours and closures to accommodate the University holiday schedule.  Remember, if you ever have any questions about when we are open, you can always check our hours page or contact us directly!

Happy holidays from the Twin Cities Library!

December 15th - 21st:
Monday - Friday:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday:  CLOSED

December 22nd - 28th:
Monday - Tuesday:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday - Sunday:  CLOSED

December 29th - January 4th:
Monday - Tuesday:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday - Sunday:  CLOSED

Thursday, December 04, 2014

New SuperSearch Features: Campus Services Information

Looking for information on campus services from the library web page? We’ve got you covered!

Now when you search in SuperSearch for information on the bookstore, hours, or the writing center, a banner will appear at the top of your search results page with a link to the web page for the local Saint Mary’s service.

Other popular searches have their own banner with links to relevant information as well.

Have a suggestion on a resource that should have its own banner? We’d love to hear it! Contact us with your idea at

Monday, December 01, 2014

December 2014 New Books

Welcome to December, month of candy canes, Christmas, and cold weather! Rather than freezing outside this month, why not curl up indoors with one of the Twin Cities Library's fantastic new books? With this much to read, you'll never get bored this winter!

Leadership and Performance beyond Expectations
Bass, Bernard M.

Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision
Battiste, Marie Ann

Physical Geography: The Global Environment
de Blij, H. J.

Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Brick, John

Counseling & Diversity (Counseling Diverse Populations)
Choudhuri, Devika Dibya

Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography
Christopherson, Robert W.

How Will You Measure Your Life?
Clayton M. Christensen

Infrastructure Planning and Finance: A Smart and Sustainable Guide
Elmer, Vicki

Nigerian Immigrants in the United States: Race, Identity, and Acculturation
Ette, Ezekiel Umo

How to Conduct Surveys: A Step-by-Step Guide
Fink, Arlene G.

Fried, Jason

The Undiscovered Self: With Symbols and the Interpretation of Dreams
Jung, C. G.

Developing the Leader within You
Maxwell, John C.

The City, the River, the Bridge: Before and after the Minneapolis Bridge Collapse
Nunnally, Patrick

Making Sense of Factor Analysis: The Use of Factor Analysis for Instrument Development in Health Care Research
Pett, Marjorie A.

The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence
Roehlkepartain, Eugene C.

Alcohol: Its History, Pharmacology and Treatment
Rose M.A., Mark E

Methodology of the Oppressed
Sandoval, Chela

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples
Smith, Linda Tuhiwai

Solitude: A Return to the Self
Storr, Anthony

The Law and Special Education
Yell, Mitchell L.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Twin Cities Library will have adjusted hours for Thanksgiving this week.  We will be closing at 12pm on Wednesday, November 26 and will be closed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 27-29. Enjoy the holiday!

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 Thanksgiving!

Phone:  (612) 728-5108
Chat now via the library web page

Monday, November 03, 2014

November 2014 New Books

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and you know what that means – more new books to be thankful for! The Twin Cities Library has been busy adding a lot of new materials to our shelves, so come and take a look at our brand new books, videos, and more!

Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Classrooms

Border Film Project: Photos by Migrants & Minutemen on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Adler, Rudy

Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism
Banner, David

Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education
Bowen, William G.

Loss: Sadness and Depression
Bowlby, John

Separation: Anxiety and Anger
Bowlby, John

A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development
Bowlby, John

How to Win Friends and Influence People
Carnegie, Dale

"It's Being Done": Academic Success in Unexpected Schools
Chenoweth, Karin

Organization Design: A Guide to Building Effective Organizations
Cichocki, Patricia

The Profession of Social Work: Guided by History, Led by Evidence
Dulmus, Catherine N.

Strategy, Organizational Effectiveness and Performance Management: From Basics to Best Practices
Dressler, Soeren

No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming: How to Make Behaving Positively Possible for People with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Elven, Bo Hejlskov

Still Alice
Genova, Lisa

Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)
Green, Elizabeth

My Dinner with Andre [video]
Gregory, Andre

Google and the Culture of Search
Hillis, Ken

Which Way Home [video]
Holbrooke, Andrew

Abnormal Child Psychology
Mash, Eric J

Going Online with Protocols: New Tools for Teaching and Learning
McDonald, Joseph P.

Roger & Me [video]
Moore, Michael

The Teacher Educator's Handbook: Building a Knowledge Base for the Preparation of Teachers
Murray, Frank B.

Decoding the Disciplines: Helping Students Learn Disciplinary Ways of Thinking
Pace, David

The Addictions Recovery Workbook: 101 Practical Exercises for Individuals and Groups
Phelan, James E.

Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst
Phillips, Adam

Phenomenology of the Social World
Schutz, Alfred

Whistling Vivaldi: and other clues on how stereotypes affect us
Steele, Claude M.

Psychological Therapies for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Taylor, John L.

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom
Tomlinson, Carol Ann

Leadership Assessment for Talent Development
Wall, Tony

The White Architects of Black Education: Ideology and Power in America, 1865-1954
Watkins, William H.

Research Is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods
Wilson, Shawn

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

New Limit Links in SuperSearch!

We've made some updates to SuperSearch to make things easier to find! The limiting options for peer-reviewed articles, books and videos, and outside sources have now changed to better reflect the content they link to.

Before - After

This minor change should help make it clearer which limits you can use!  It should not affect any links, saved searches, or personal settings that you have in place in SuperSearch.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

October 2014 New Books

Happy Fall! This month Twin Cities Library is celebrating the Lasallian Week of Peace by featuring a display of books and videos on hunger, poverty, and peace throughout the world. A full list of events for the Lasallian Week of Peace is forthcoming, so keep an eye on your email for future updates!

For now, enjoy these brand new materials, specially purchased for the month of October!

The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge
Berger, Peter L.

What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex
Buehler, Stephanie

Consulting With Teachers [video]
Carlson, Jon

Organization Development and Change
Cummings, Thomas G.

Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision: A Guide to Practicum Students and Interns
Falender, Carol A.

The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery
Lewis, Sarah

Man's Search for Himself
May, Rollo

One Size Fits Few: The Folly of Educational Standards
Ohanian, Susan

Rethinking Race and Ethnicity in Research Methods
Stanfield, John H

Researching Lived Experience
Van Manen, Max

Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy
Wilcoxon, Allen P

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
Wise, Tim

Born That Way: Genes, Behavior, Personality
Wright, William