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Short Takes on Literature: Margaret Atwood, Max Garland,Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Library’s popular Short Takes on Literature program is back for the Spring 2012 semester!

This long-running, no-credit, no papers programs continues to offer fun and informal discussion of short stories. All are welcome!

All meetings in the Library Conference Room, where good discussions and refreshments will be available. Thursday, 2:30 - 4:00 pm in the Library Conference Room

Thursday, April 5 (2:30-4:00 pm): Margaret Atwood, "Betty," Max Garland, "Signs and Wonders" and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, "The Headstrong Historian."



Short Takes on Literature: Stories About Little and Big Children

The Library’s popular Short Takes on Literature program is back for the Spring 2012 semester!

This long-running, no-credit, no papers programs continues to offer fun and informal discussion of short stories. This semester we will be reading stories about children: how do they learn? Where did they come from? Stories about little and big children written by (almost) adults.

All meetings in the Library Conference Room, where good discussions and refreshments will be available. Thursday, 2:30 - 4:00 pm in the Library Conference Room

Thursday, March 29 (2:30-4:00 pm): Tim Gauteax's “Welding with Children,” Toni Cade Bambara’s “Gorilla My Love,” & Sandra Cisneros’ “My Lucy Friend Who Smells Like Corn” & “Barbie-Q .“



Academic Search Complete temporarily down

Due to maintenance issues at EBSCO, access to their databases including Academic Search Complete is unavailable to all users. EBSCO hopes to restore service by late afternoon 3/27/12.



Check out the new library database CQ Global Researcher

The Library has added CQ Global Researcher to its collection of databases. Like the original CQ Researcher it offers reports on current affairs, but with a more international perspective. To access it, just go to the library databases page by clicking on 'Find articles and books online' then go to the alphabetical list of subscription databases.



Google’s New Privacy Policy

Late last week, Google's new privacy policy kicked in.

If you're not crazy about it, The Atlantic has an interesting guide to quitting Google.

AllThingsD has the comic version of how to keep Google from seeing your search terms.



Open Education Week – March 5-10 2012

"The OpenCourseWare Consortium has organized the first annual Open Education Week which will happen this week March 5-10, 2012. Open Education Week is a global event that seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of free and open sharing in education, especially Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are high-quality, free and open educational materials that offer opportunities for people anywhere in the world to share, use and reuse."

Check out these local and online events here: For a list of webinars and other events, visit http://www.openeducationweek.org/webinars/



Library Toolbar Helps You With Research

Get started with your research by downloading the Library's Research Toolbar. The latest version now works with the Chrome browser.

The toolbar gives you quick access to the library catalog search and it detects ISBNs on pages and links to the catalog. This is especially useful on sites like Amazon.com. It lets you see if we own a book BEFORE you buy it.