Thursday, December 21, 2006

Chat With A Librarian Online

Do you have a question about an assignment you're working on but don't want to get off the computer to call the library? Just type your question into the text box below and we will respond in real time. You don't even have to download anything to your computer. A librarian will be available to chat anytime the chat box says, "tclibrarian is online"

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Upcoming changes to hours and services

Notice about upcoming holiday hours and temporary changes to services December 16 - December 17: interlibrary loan forms will not work. December 23, 2006 - January 1, 2007: the library will be closed. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. Click here for full listing of semester break hours. December 28, and January 2 through January 5: due to an upgrade to our library system, we will be unable to process interlibrary loan requests. Interlibrary loan forms will be deactivated.

Monday, December 11, 2006

New Books--Be the First to Check Them Out!

Information Technology Data networking. Instructor's guide / developer, Patrick T. Lane ; editor, David C. Oberman. Version 1.2. Phoenix, Ariz. : Prosoft Learning, c2005. Convergence technologies. Instructor's guide / developers, James Stanger and Michael Wood ; contributors, Susan M. Lane, Roland Swanson and David Rosado ; editor, Susan M. Lane. Version 2.1. Phoenix, Ariz. : Prosoft Learning, c2005. Telephony networking. Instructor's guide / developer, James Stanger ; editor, Jill McKenna. Version 2.1. Phoenix, Ariz. : Prosoft Learning, c2005. Second generation e-learning : serious games / guest editor, Drew Davidson. Bradford, England : Emerald, c2004. Management De Vries, Mary Ann. How to run a meeting / Mary A. De Vries ; based on The new Robert's rules of order. Wolf, Thomas, 1945-. Managing a nonprofit organization in the twenty-first century / Thomas Wolf ; illustrated by Barbara Carter. Rev. and updated, Fireside ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999. Business Lou, Dr. Nothing personal, it's just business-- : a street smart guide for new managers and CEO's / by Dr. Lou. Bloomington, Ind. : AuthorHouse, 2005. Hiebing, Roman G. The successful marketing plan : a disciplined and comprehensive approach / Roman G. Hiebing, Jr., Scott W. Cooper. Lincolnwood, Ill. : NTC Business Books, c1990 (1991 printing). Globalization Manzella, John L. Grasping globalization : its impact and your corporate response / John L. Manzella. Marling, William, 1951-. How "American" is globalization? / William H. Marling. Psychology Stevenson, Leslie Forster. Ten theories of human nature / Leslie Stevenson, David L. Haberman. Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939. Civilization and its discontents / Sigmund Freud ; introduction by Louis Menand ; translated and edited by James Strachey ; biographical afterword by Peter Gay. Kelly, George Alexander, 1905-1967. A theory of personality : the psychology of personal constructs / by George A. Kelly. Allport, Gordon W. (Gordon Willard), 1897-1967. The individual and his religion : a psychological interpretation / by Gordeon W. Allport. Harris, Thomas Anthony, 1913-. I'm OK--you're OK : a practical guide to transactional analysis / by Thomas A. Harris. New York : Galahad Books, 1999, c1969. Ellis, Albert, 1913-. A new guide to rational living / Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper ; foreword by Melvin Powers. N. Hollywood, Calif. : Wilshire Book Co., c1975. Barash, David P. The Whisperings Within. Greenberg, Joanne. I never promised you a rose garden / Joanne Greenberg (Hannah Green) ; with a new afterword by the author. New York : New American Library, c2004. Multi-Cultural Earley, P. Christopher. Cultural intelligence : individual interactions across cultures / P. Christopher Earley, Soon Ang. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2003. Hooker, John, 1949-. Working across cultures / John Hooker. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Business Books, 2003. Epstein, Mark, 1953-. Going to pieces without falling apart : a Buddhist perspective on wholeness / Mark Epstein. Leadership Soder, Roger, 1943-. The language of leadership / Roger Soder ; foreword by John I. Goodlad. 1st ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2001. Fromm, Erich, 1900-1980. Escape from freedom / Erich H. Fromm. 1st Owl book ed. New York : H. Holt, 1994. Nurse Anesthesia Cutnell, John D. Essentials of physics / John D. Cutnell, Kenneth W. Johnson. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2006. Denniston, K. J. (Katherine J.). General, organic, and biochemistry / Katherine J. Denniston, Joseph J. Topping, Robert L. Caret. 5th ed. Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, c2007. Ellis, Harold, 1926-. Anatomy for anaesthetists / Harold Ellis, Stanley Feldman, William Harrop-Griffiths ; with a chapter on the Anatomy of pain contributed by Andrew Lawson. 8th ed. Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Science, c2004. Kier, Lemont B. (Lemont Burwell). The chemistry of drugs for nurse anesthetists / Lemont Kier and Cynthia Dowd with contributions from Michael Fallacaro ... [et al.]. Park Ridge, IL : AANA Pub., c2004. Pain management secrets / [edited by] Ronald Kanner. 2nd ed. Philadelphia : Hanley & Belfus, c2003. Clinical anesthesia practice / Robert R. Kirby ... [et al.]. 2nd ed. Philadelphia : Saunders, c2002. Nurse anesthesia / [edited by] John J. Nagelhout, Karen L. Zaglaniczny. 3rd ed. St. Louis : Elsevier, c2005. A professional study and resource guide for the CRNA / edited by Scot D. Foster, Margaret Faut-Callahan. Park Ridge, IL : AANA Pub., c2001. Anesthesia and co-existing disease / [edited by] Robert K. Stoelting, Stephen F. Dierdorf. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Penn. : Churchill Livingstone, c2002. Complications of regional anesthesia / [edited by] Brendan T. Finucane. New York : Churchill Livingstone, c1999. Regional anesthesia : an atlas of anatomy and techniques / [edited by] Marc B. Hahn, Patric M. McQuillan, George J. Sheplock. St. Louis : Mosby, c1996. Writing Mulvaney, Mary Kay. Academic writing : genres, samples, and resources / Mary Kay Mulvaney, David A. Jolliffe. New York : Pearson Longman, c2005. Day, Robert A., 1924-. How to write and publish a scientific paper / Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel. 6th ed. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006. Reference Worldmark encyclopedia of national economies / Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast, editors. Detroit : Gale Group/Thomson Learning, c2002. English-Somali, Somali-English dictionary = Ingirisi-Soomaali Qaamuus Soomaali-Ingirisi / compiled by Mohamud Korshel. New Delhi : Star Publications ; New York, NY : French & European Publications [distributor], 2002. Everitt, Brian. The Cambridge dictionary of statistics / B.S. Everitt. 3rd ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006. Moore, David S. Introduction to the practice of statistics / David S. Moore, George P. McCabe. 5th ed. New York : W.H. Freeman and Co., c2006. Human development report. New York : Oxford University Press, 1990-.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

ProQuest Dissertations

The library now provides access to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses. You can search this database to find citations and abstracts for dissertations published in the areas of the humanities and social sciences. To access the database, go to the ProQuest link on the library's web page. Most current (1997-present) dissertations include a 24-page preview. If you want to look at an entire dissertation, you can request a copy through interlibrary loan.

Monday, October 23, 2006

New Librarian

You may have noticed the arrival of a new library staff member. Nykol Johnson began working at Saint Mary's on October 2 as our reference/instruction librarian. We are very happy to have her here and have already seen how well she works with students and staff!

Spring 2007 Course Schedule

The Spring 2006 course schedule is now available at

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Database Trials

The library has set up two database trials. Students, faculty, and staff are free to use the databases for the duration of the trial. Please provide any feedback you may have about the databases to We appreciate anything you want to share about the databases because it will help us make a decision about whether or not to subscribe to the databases. Below you will find login information for the two trials. 1. ProQuest Digital Dissertations Go to: The password is smumn This trial runs through October 26. 2. Mental Measurements Yearbook online We set up a trial to this database through EBSCO. Just log in to EBSCO and scroll down to the bottom of the menu of databases. Mental Measurements Yearbook is the last one listed. Or click here to link directly to MMY. This trial runs through November 1.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

New to the Library

RELIGION Bédel, Henri. An introduction to the history of the Institute of the Christian Brothers : the 19th century, 1805-1875 / Henri Bédel ; English translation by Aidan Marron. EDUCATION Study guide for principles of learning and teaching. HEALTH REFERENCE APA dictionary of psychology / Gary R. VandenBos, editor in chief. Drake, Richard L., Ph.D. Gray's anatomy for students / Richard L. Drake, Wayne Vogl, Adam W.M. Mitchell ; illustrations by Richard Tibbitts and Paul Richardson. Netter, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1906-1991. Atlas of human anatomy / Frank H. Netter. Felten, David L. Netter's atlas of human neuroscience / David L. Felten, Ralph F. Józefowicz ; illustrations by Frank H. Netter ; contributing illustrators, John A. Craig, Carlos A.G. Machado, James A. Perkins. 1st ed. Teterboro, N.J. : Icon Learning Systems, c2003. Costanzo, Linda S., 1947-. Physiology / Linda S. Costanzo. Ganong, William F. Review of medical physiology / William F. Ganong. Basic & clinical pharmacology / edited by Bertram G. Katzung. Rybacki, James J. The essential guide to prescription drugs / James J. Rybacki. The PDR family guide to prescription drugs / [Medical Economics Company]. Spratto, George. PDR nurse's drug handbook / George R. Spratto, Adrienne L. Woods. ACS surgery : principles & practice 2005 / Wiley W. Souba ... [et al.]. Shnider and Levinson's anesthesia for obstetrics / edited by Samuel C. Hughes, Gershon Levinson, Mark A. Rosen. A practice of anesthesia for infants and children. 3rd ed. / Charles J. Coté ... [et al.]. BUSINESS Collins, James C. (James Charles), 1958-. Good to great and the social sectors : why business thinking is not the answer : a monograph to accompany Good to great : why some companies make the leap--and others don't / Jim Collins. Trompenaars, Alfons. Business across cultures / Fons Trompenaars, Peter Woolliams. Trompenaars, Alfons. Riding the waves of culture : understanding cultural diversity in global business / Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner. DeThomasis, Louis. Doing right in a shrinking world : how corporate America can balance ethics & profit in a changing economy / Louis DeThomasis and Neal St. Anthony. SOCIAL SCIENCE Human beliefs and values : a cross-cultural sourcebook based on the 1999-2002 values surveys / edited by Ronald Inglehart ... [et al.]. Peters, William, 1921-. A class divided : then and now / William Peters ; with a foreword by Kenneth B. Clark. Hofstede, Geert H. Cultures and organizations : software of the mind / Geert Hofstede and Gert Jan Hofstede. LEADERSHIP Bolman, Lee G. Leading with soul : an uncommon journey of spirit / Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal. Kouzes, James M., 1945-. Encouraging the heart : a leader's guide to rewarding and recognizing others / James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner. WRITING Hart, Chris. Doing a literature review : releasing the social science research imagination / Chris Hart. Girden, Ellen R. Evaluating research articles from start to finish / Ellen R. Girden. Hogan, Michael Joseph, 1944-. From sources to purpose : a guide to researched writing / Michael Hogan, David Reinheimer. Rankin, Elizabeth, 1947-. The work of writing : insights and strategies for academics and professionals / Elizabeth Rankin. Swales, John. Academic writing for graduate students : essential tasks and skills / John M. Swales and Christine B. Feak. DISSERTATIONS Chung, Mei-Ling. The study of the teachers' emotional management ability at secondary schools / by Mei-Ling Chung. Gustafson, Jinger A. Staff satisfaction and processes and content of intervention assistance teams at the middle school level / by Jinger A. Gustafson. VIDEOS The parable of the sadhu [videorecording] / Harvard Business Review ; Bowen H. McCoy. Can we still trust NASA? [videorecording] / produced by Scicom Inc. in association with Arts & Entertainment Television Networks.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


You may have noticed that Nick Dimassis' name no longer appears on our staff page. Nick has left Saint Mary's for another library job. Please direct all of your questions to staff at our main library number of 612-728-5108.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Invitation from the Library

All staff and faculty are invited to drop by the library for a quick demonstration of our latest tool - Find it. You do not have to set an appointment. Just stop in and a library staff member will show you how this tool makes it very easy for users to find electronic journals in our collection. I also want to take this time to thank some people who made this project possible. Linka Holey supported the acquisition of this tool; she was on board from the very beginning. Without Lee Amenenya, I would not have been able to fully implement this new resource. He provided critical technology support and made it possible for the tool to be available for use before the start of fall semester. Alex Thomas-Thomas-puffe, with her wonderful skills, designed images and buttons so that we could customize the tool. Ruth Ann Schwartz, Lauren Leighton, and Rachel Mcgee gave feedback about the new tool and continue to test it out for the Twin Cities and Winona libraries. Thank you! -Gretchen Pyle

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

New Library Tool

If you are a regular user of our Full Text Journal List, you will notice that we have replaced it with a new tool. We call it Journal Finder. It works in much the same way that the Full Text Journal List worked. It is a tool that will allow you to determine whether or not Saint Mary's has access to a particular journal or journal article so that you can access the full text. Please watch for more information about this new tool and related components of this tool.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Library hours in August

Please note the following changes to library hours during August: On Friday, August 11, the library will be closed. On Monday, August 21, the library switches over to semester break hours. We are open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday during break with two exceptions. On Wednesday, August 23 and Monday, September 4, the library will be closed. Also, we are not open on Saturdays during break. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 6.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Dreaming and Creativity

Sheila McNellis Asato, a Saint Mary's student, has organized a conference for the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). The conference is being held at Luther Seminary in St. Paul on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14. Stop by the library for a brochure about the conference or visit the IASD Web site.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

New Books in the Library

PSYCHOLOGY: The undiscovered self ; with Symbols and the interpretation of dreams / C.G. Jung The healing connection : how women form relationships in therapy and in life / Jean Baker Miller, Irene Pierce Stiver. The complete mental health directory : a comprehensive source book for individuals and professionals / editorial director, Laura Mars-Proietti ; medical editor, Richard Gottlieb. Man's search for meaning / Viktor E. Frankl. Rev. and updated. Neurosis and human growth : the struggle toward self-realization / by Karen Horney. Confronting reality : doing what matters to get things right / Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan with Charles Burck. Existential psychotherapy / Irvin D. Yalom. The nature of prejudice / Gordon W. Allport ; introduction by Kenneth Clark, foreword by Thomas Pettigrew. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: The trouble with Africa : why foreign aid isn't working / Robert Calderisi. Fair trade for all : how trade can promote development / Joseph E. Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton. MANAGEMENT: Managerial economics and organizational architecture / James A. Brickley, Clifford W. Smith, Jr., Jerold L. Zimmerman. The 2006 entertainment, media & advertising market research handbook. It's a jungle out there! [videorecording] / BBC, produced in collaboration with the Open University ; producer, James Reed. International management [videorecording] : the survival guide / BBC [for] the Open University ; producer, Stephen Wilkinson. The intuitive manager / Roy Rowan. The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership : follow them and people will follow you / John C. Maxwell. Fund raising & marketing in the one-person shop : achieving success with limited resources / Diane L. Hodiak & Michael J. Henley. The basics of budgeting / Terry Dickey. EDUCATION: Study guide for the Pre-Professional Skills Tests. The moral imperative of school leadership / Michael Fullan. The power of critical theory : liberating adult learning and teaching / Stephen D. Brookfield. Assessing graduate and professional education : current realities, future prospects / Jennifer Grant Haworth, editor. The dance of change : the challenges of sustaining momentum in learning organizations / Peter Senge ... [et al.]. Breakthrough / Michael Fullan, Peter Hill, Carmel Crévola ; foreword by Richard F. Elmore. Interdisciplinarity : essays from the literature / William H. Newell, editor. Presidential inauguration [videorecording] : Brother Craig J. Franz, September 30, 2005, 2:00 p.m. ANESTHESIA/SCIENCE: General, organic, and biochemistry / Katherine J. Denniston, Joseph J. Topping, Robert L. Caret. Anesthesia and uncommon diseases. / editor, Lee A. Fleisher. Anesthesia for ambulatory surgery / edited by Bernard V. Wetchler Pediatric regional anesthesia / edited by Bernard J. Dalens ; WRITING AND RESEARCH GUIDES: Writing and researching term papers and reports : a new guide for students / by Eugene Ehrlich and Daniel Murphy. The essentials of MLA style : a guide to the system of documentation recommended by the MLA for writers of research papers, with an appendix on APA style / Joseph F. Trimmer. DISSERTATIONS: A profile of high school returnees / by Miriam Dreisinger.

Educational Leadership articles

Educational Leadership is offering a bonus issue for the summer. The theme of this issue is helping all students succeed. The articles are only available online; click here to access.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Hours for Saturday, July 1

The library will be open from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 1.

Friday, May 26, 2006

New books in the library

The miniature guide to critical thinking : concepts & tools / by Richard Paul and Linda Elder. 4 year colleges. Lawrenceville, NJ : Peterson's, c2001-. The miniature guide to the art of asking essential questions / by Linda Elder and Richard Paul. Change your brain, change your life : the breakthrough program for conquering anxiety, depression, obsessiveness, anger, and impulsiveness / Daniel G. Amen. The thinker's guide to fallacies : the art of mental trickery and manipulation / by Richard Paul and Linda Elder. Organizing projects for success / Vijay K. Verma. A miniature guide for those who teach on how to improve student learning : 30 practical ideas / by Richard Paul and Linda Elder. The miniature guide to understanding the foundations of ethical reasoning / by Richard Paul and Linda Elder. The thinker's guide to the nature and functions of critical & creative thinking / by Richard Paul and Linda Elder. A miniature guide for those who teach on practical ways to promote active & cooperative learning / by Wesley Hiler and Richard Paul. A miniature guide for students and faculty to scientific thinking / by Richard Paul and Linda Elder. The thinker's guide to the art of strategic thinking : 25 weeks to better thinking and better living : first steps to becoming a critical thinker / by Linda Elder and Richard Paul. Founder's Day convocation [videorecording]. [Winona, Minn.] : Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, 2006. The thinker's guide for students on how to study & learn a discipline using critical concepts & tools / by Richard Paul and Linda Elder. State-trait anxiety inventory for adults : sampler set : manual, test, scoring key / by Charles D. Spielberger, in collaboration with R.L. Gorsuch ... [et al.]. A miniature guide for students and faculty to the foundations of analytic thinking : how to take thinking apart and what to look for when you do : the elements of thinking and the standards they must meet / by Linda Elder and Richard Paul. The thinker's guide for conscientious citizens on how to detect media bias & propaganda in national and world news / by Richard Paul and Linda Elder. The thinker's guide to how to write a paragraph : the art of substantive writing / by Richard Paul and Linder Elder. The thinker's guide to how to read a paragraph and beyond : the art of close reading / by Richard Paul and Linda Elder. A guide for educators to critical thinking competency standards : standards, principles, performance indicators, and outcomes with a critical thinking master rubric / by Richard Paul and Linda Elder. Guiding students from cheating and plagiarism to honesty and integrity : strategies for change / Ann Lathrop and Kathleen E. Foss. Strategic organizational change : a practitioner's guide for managers and consultants / Michael A. Beitler. CPR for nonprofits : creative strategies for successful fundraising, marketing, communications, and management / Alvin H. Reiss. Presence : exploring profound change in people, organizations, and society / Peter Senge ... [et al.]. From Gutenberg to the global information infrastructure : access to information in the networked world / Christine L. Borgman. Thriving on change in organizations / featuring chapters from experts, Phillip P. Andrews ... [et al.] ; edited by Rick Crandall. Improving survey questions : design and evaluation / Floyd J. Fowler, Jr. Making a good brain great : the Amen Clinic program for achieving and sustaining optimal mental performance / Daniel G. Amen. The Wal-Mart effect : how the world's most powerful company really works, and how it's transforming the American economy / Charles Fishman. Student services for the changing graduate student population / Anne S. Pruitt-Logan, Paul D. Isaac, editors. Treating and preventing adolescent mental health disorders : what we know and what we don't know : a research agenda for improving the mental health of our youth / edited by the commission chairs of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands' Adolescent Mental Health Initiative, Dwight L. Evans, ... [et al.]. What works for whom? : a critical review of psychotherapy research / Anthony Roth and Peter Fonagy ; with contributions from Glenys Parry, Mary Target, and Robert Woods. Selling project management to senior executives : framing the moves that matter / Janice Thomas, Connie L. Delisle, Kam Jugdev ; with the assistance of Pamela Buckle. The whole library handbook 4 : current data, professional advice, and curiosa about libraries and library services / edited by George M. Eberhart. Bailouts or bail-ins? : responding to financial crises in emerging economies / Nouriel Roubini and Brad Setser. Looping Q & A : 72 practical answers to your most pressing questions / written by Char Forsten ... [et al.]. Evidence-based practices in mental health : debate and dialogue on the fundamental questions / editors, John C. Norcross, Larry E. Beutler, and Ronald F. Levant. Clinical handbook of psychological disorders : a step-by-step treatment manual / edited by David H. Barlow. George, Paul S. Making big schools feel small : multiage grouping, looping, and schools-within-a-school / Paul S. George, John H. Lounsbury. International management : insights from fiction and practice / edited by Sheila M. Puffer ; foreword by Dane A. Bedward. Success for the new global manager : what you need to know to work across distances, countries, and cultures / Maxine Dalton ... [et al.]. NAFTA revisited : achievements and challenges / Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Jeffrey J. Schott ; assisted by Paul L.E. Grieco and Yee Wong. Tobis, Michael. Managing multiple projects / Michael Tobis, Irene Tobis. Leadership skills for project managers / [editors, Jeffrey K. Pinto, Jeffrey W. Trailer]. Global leadership : the next generation / Marshall Goldsmith ... [et al.]. Learning to think things through : a guide to critical thinking across the curriculum / Gerald M. Nosich. Looking for information : a survey of research on information seeking, needs, and behavior / Donald O. Case. Verma, Vijay K., 1949-. Managing the project team / Vijay K. Verma. Mentoring : new strategies and challenges / Michael W. Galbraith, Norman H. Cohen, editors. PMI Research Conference (2000 : Paris, France). The frontiers of project management research / Dennis P. Slevin, David I. Cleland, Jeffrey K. Pinto, editors. Piercy, Fred P. Family therapy sourcebook / Fred P. Piercy, Douglas H. Sprenkle, Joseph L. Wetchler, and associates ; foreword by William J. Doherty. Sourcebook of family theory & research / editors, Vern L. Bengtson ... [et al.]. Sourcebook of family theories and methods : a contextual approach / edited by Pauline G. Boss ... [et al.]. Blood [videorecording] / a Granada production for Channel Four. Working with ability [videorecording] / producer/director, Dawn Mikkelson ; produced by Aquaries Media Corporation. Coronary bypass surgery [videorecording] / a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; produced for the Learning Channel by Advanced Medical Productions, Inc. The cutting edge [videorecording] : innovative surgical methods / a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Brain surgery [videorecording] / a Double Exposure production ; Discovery Health Channel. The miniature guide to the human mind : how it learns, how it mislearns / by Linda Elder and Richard Paul.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Changes in the Library

We have two small changes to report for this upcoming semester. First, we will be opening at 10:00 a.m. on Fridays instead of at 9:00 a.m. This brings us in line with our start hour for Monday-Thursday. See the library hours on our Web page for details. Second, we are changing the checkout period for our circulating books from 90 days to 60 days. This should help the turn-around time for books that circulate frequently. As always, you may renew one time if a book you have checked out has not been requested by somebody else. See our policies page for more information.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Semester Break Hours

Library hours will change during semester break. Please note especially that we will be closed from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 and closed all day on Friday, May 5. We will resume regular hours on Monday, May 8. For the full detail about library hours during semester break, click here.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

ILL Requests Will Not Be Processed...

Between the dates April 17th-24th, ILL requests will be not be processed due to the upgrading of the processing software. Please submit requests one week in advance or make alternative arrangements for obtaining the materials. If you have any questions, please contact the library staff

Monday, April 10, 2006

Change to Database Login

As of April 10, the login procedure for accessing library databases from off campus has changed. Your library barcode is no longer the login for databases. To log into library databases from off campus, you must use your SMU username and password. This is the same username and password that you use to log into WebTools, Blackboard, WebMail, and on-campus computers. If you have questions about the username/password login, contact the IT Helpdesk at 1-800-372-8176, ext. 7800 or contact the Library at 612-728-5108.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

If grad school equals career change...

...why do employers encourage it? Read the Wall Street Journal article HERE.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Important Notice about Library Databases

We are in the process of updating the off-campus login for library databases. Currently, you enter your library barcode number to access databases. After April 10, you will be prompted to enter your SMU username and password when you log into databases. You should use the same username and password that you use to log into WebTools, Blackboard, and on-campus computers. If you have any difficulties, please send an email to or call us at 612-728-5108. Thank you for your patience during this transition.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Interlibrary Loan

We are currently updating our interlibrary loan system. It will now be part of our integrated library system, ALEPH. Please be patient with us during the training and implementation phases. We will try to process interlibrary loan requests in a timely fashion, but we do anticipate a slowdown in our process time in mid-April.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

New Books

CPR for Nonprofits Don't Just Applaud, Send Money Making a Good Brain Great The Wal-Mart Effect World Development Indicators 2005 From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change... Strategic Organizational Change Change Your Brain, Change Your Life... Improving Survey Questions Guiding Students from Cheating and Plagiarism to Honesty and Integrity

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Homeland Security Digital Library

Find documents relating to homeland security issues at the Homeland Security Digital Library.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Hours for Thursday, Feb. 23

On Thursday, February 23, the library will be open from 2:00 until 9:00 p.m. We will be closed from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for a campus-wide event.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

iPods @ the Library

Find out how libraries are using iPods to provide music and audiobooks to patrons. Read the article

Cuts to EPA Library Budget

In its 2007 budget proposal, the EPA will cut approximately 80% of the funding for its network of libraries. For more information: EPA Budget Cuts Trouble Environment Groups EPA News Release

Monday, February 06, 2006

Technology in Higher Education

The 2006 Horizon Report is now available online. This report highlights technologies that are emerging as important to teaching and learning in higher education.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

New Books

Leadership/Management Executive Leadership Knowledge for Action The New Meaning of Educational Change Resolving Social Conflicts The Corporate Culture Survival Guide Organizational Culture and Leadership Change Forces: Probing the Depths of Educational Reform Management and Organizational Development: The Path from XA to YB Intervention Theory and Method: A Behavioral Science View Force for Change: How Leadership Differs from Management Flawed Advice and the Management Trap Organization and Innovation The One Minute Manager Authentic Leadership Shaping School Culture: The Heart of Leadership Corporate Cultures Organization and innovation Knowledge for Action The Heart of Change: Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations Psychology The One Thing You Need to Know The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done Toward a Psychology of Being The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement Between Therapist and Client: The New Relationship The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking How to Meditate: A Guide to Self-Discovery Freedom from Stress: A Holistic Approach Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel Timeless Healing Dynamic Theory of Personality Business Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything The Chinese Century: The Rising Chines Economy and Its Impact on the Global Economy China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World Communication The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking

iPods in the Classroom

Apple is expanding its services to universities by offereing lecture podcasts. Read the story.

Librarian Refuses FBI Request

Read the story

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Saturday, January 21, 2006

New Study: Many Graduate With Only Basic Skills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twenty percent of U.S. college students completing 4-year degrees – and 30 percent of students earning 2-year degrees – have only basic quantitative literacy skills, meaning they are unable to estimate if their car has enough gasoline to get to the next gas station or calculate the total cost of ordering office supplies, according to a new national survey by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The study was funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. See more summary and/or the full report here.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Student Checks Out Mao, DHS Checks Out Him

Student claims he was visited by agents from the Department of Homeland Security after he checked out Mao's "Little Red Book". Problem is, it was all a lie. See Boston Globe story here. If off-campus, type in your 14-digit barcode ("2350000...) at prompt.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Library Hours

We have extended our hours on Friday and Saturday by one hour each day. We will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Fridays and from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays.