Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Holiday Library Hours

Twin Cities Library will be closed over Easter weekend from Friday 4/18 through Monday, 4/21. Have an eggcellent weekend off, and we’ll see you Tuesday morning when we resume normal hours.

And please note, although Twin Cities Library will be closed along with the rest of campus, all of our online resources will still be available (SuperSearch, articles, eBooks, streaming videos, etc.) Online services that require our delicate human touch will not be available; these include chat, interlibrary loan, and email. You can still place interlibrary loan requests and send us emails, but will won't be able to take care of them until Tuesday.

Please also note our reduced hours during the Semester Break week; we're only open until 5pm between 4/28 and 5/02, and we're closed Saturday, 5/03. Normal hours resume Monday, 5/05.

See Twin Cities Library hours.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

April 2014 New Books

Happy April Fool's Day! Do you know any good library jokes? We don't... but we know how to help you find them!

If you are more interested in serious reading for now, we also have a slew of new books this month - including a bunch on academic writing and writing a dissertation. Enjoy all the fabulous new titles!

Q. How many reference librarians does it take to change a light bulb? A. Well, what kind of light bulb were you thinking about?
Lots of jokes -> ''

Environmental Science - Enger, Eldon

Environmental Science - Miller, G. Tyler

Keys to Great Writing - Wilbers, Stephen

Narrative Therapy - Payne, Martin

On Becoming a Leader - Bennis, Warren G.

Monday, March 31, 2014

SMU Alumni Author Spotlight

Twin Cities Library has many scholarly and creative works by Saint Mary's University alumni and faculty. Visit Twin Cities Library to see our dedicated display space showcasing the works of our alumni and faculty.

Strauss, S. (2012). Sexual harassment and bullying: A guide to keeping kids safe and holding schools accountable. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Check availability.

Dr. Susan Strauss is a 2007 graduate of Saint Mary's University's EDD program.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SuperSearch Still Can't Find Books

If you're looking for books or videos this week, forget SuperSearch. Go old school with our library catalog instead. For whatever reason, SuperSearch is selectively omitting all catalog results from its search results page. And sometimes it doesn't (see image below).

Access Twin Cities Library's catalog.

There is no rhyme nor reason to this error in SuperSearch - doesn't matter if you're in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Explorer - you may or may not get Twin Cities Library catalog records back in your search. SuperSearch is being finicky today...we suppose someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

We've contacted EBSCO about this problem and will hopefully have it resolved soon.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

For Faculty Eyes Only: Teaching Naked

Get Dr. José Bowen’s amazingly popular book Teaching Naked from Twin Cities Library. Teaching Naked: Flipping the Classroom, is the theme for 2014’s Faculty Development 6-month Teaching and Learning Series.

Faculty - Register Now!
Saturday, April 26th 9:00-12:00

Teaching and Learning Series Description: This year’s faculty development 6-month series focuses on Dr. José Bowen’s amazingly popular book Teaching Naked. Bowen’s book discusses how to maximize learning by restructuring our courses so students have first exposure to content through digital technology outside class, reserving precious in-class time for application and interaction (i.e., flipping the classroom).  The idea is to deepen understanding and promote critical thinking through continual engagement with course content and concepts.

All attendees of the teaching and learning series kickoff will receive a FREE COPY of  Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning by Dr. José Bowen (2012).

Check out Twin Cities Library's other resources on flipping the classroom, too!

Saturday, March 01, 2014

March 2014 New Books

March is blustering in like a cold, snowy lion – which means it is a great time to huddle indoors with an interesting new book!  Besides, if you get your reading done now, you’ll have more time to enjoy the springtime weather once the snow (finally!) begins to melt.


A History of African Higher Education from Antiquity to the Present: A Critical Synthesis - Lulat, Y. G-M

Anselm Academic Study Bible - Osiek RSCJ, Carolyn

Core Concepts in Health (10th edition) - Insel, Paul M. & Roth, Walton T.

Focus On Health - Hahn, Dale B

Gardner's Art Through the Ages - Kleiner, Fred S.

Religions of the World - Hopfe, Lewis M.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Library Closed Friday Morning

The Library is closed from 9am-noon on Friday, February 28th. Believe it or not, we're cramming MORE bookshelves in here! Come by after 12 to check out the coziness.