Thursday, September 27, 2007

New library staff member!!

Hi everyone! My name is Beth Wallace and I just started working at UNTDC library. I want to tell you a little about myself. I began my master’s degree in library science at UNT this fall. I graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station this past May with a B.A. in English. I decided to become a librarian after evaluating all the things I love in life. When I realized that reading, researching, and people were among my top favorite things, I knew being a librarian would make my career a joyful one. This is my first library job and I am very excited and eager to learn about the faculty and students at UNTDC. I do not know what type of library I would like to work in after I graduate, but I know working here will give me the resources I need for any library job I am interested in. Stop in any time and say hi!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Expanding the Collection, One Book at a Time

We've added another book to our reference collection! It looks like a must-read, too!

Interviewing for Solutions, 3rd Edition. De Jong, Peter and Berg, Insoo Kim. Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2008. This book features a unique, solutions-oriented approach to the basics of interviewing in helping professions. The author’s approach is to view clients as competent, helps them realize the changes they want, and builds on what the client is already doing well. There are several examples and research lacing the book to support this method of interviewing. (Call # HV 43 .D45 2008) 9/26/07

Stop in and take a peek at its pages soon!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Global Education Figures

Education systems across the world for have been searching for comparitive data in order to provide programs for their respective populations. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has published the 2007 edition of Education at a Glance, which "enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ performance. It provides a rich, comparable and up-to-date array of indicators on the performance of education systems." (,3343,en_2649_201185_39251550_1_1_1_1,00.html#summary)

Check it out and learn something about learning across the globe.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New Material at the Virtual Library!

Our reference collection continues to grow and we are delighted to present to you the newest titles. The Virtual Library invites you to come check out our collection at any time!

The Accidental Webmaster. Still, Julie M. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2003. This book offers tips and techniques for many issues an individual who has not been trained as a webmaster may encounter. This is an excellent resource for anyone or any organization that would like to establish and maintain a successful website. (Call #TK 5105.888 .S744 2003 c.3) 9/19/07

Young Children. Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Vol. 62, No. 5. September 2007. Contains articles and useful resources relating to topics on learning and children. (journal) 9/19/07

Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools: 72nd Edition, 2007-2008. Kaye, Elizabeth A. Ed. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2007. This book offers complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. (Call #LB 1771 .W61 72nd ed. 2007/08 c.2) 9/19/07

The Grants Register 2008: The Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide 26th Edition. The Grants Register. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. This book covers grants in sixty-two countries with information on more than 4,000 awards, including the full contact details for more than 1,200 awarding bodies. It contains information for postgraduate and professional funding. It is a very comprehensive guide. (Call #LB 2338 .G7 2008 c.2) 9/19/07

Come see us soon, for all your reference needs!

Monday, September 17, 2007


According to a study by Duke University, the stigma of cheating seems to have disappeared in American high schools and colleges. With nearly 90% of high school students surveyed admitting to some form of cheating, it is clear that there has been a huge misstep in the honor system amongst students and teachers. From divvying up homework to sneaking a peak at a neighbor's test paper, cheating has a broad definition that varies from student to student. Many say that it is the only way to stay afloat, that the fear of falling behind outweighs the fear of being caught.
What do you consider cheating? Do you think cheating is harmful to the average American student? How could the cheating problem be cured?


Living Cities Census Series

The Living Cities Census Series provides an easy-to-search resource for America's demographic, social, economic, and housing data. The information comes from the US Census Bureau and covers over 100 key indicators in America's 100 largest cities.
Go to to learn more about your favorite cities, as well as read articles about America's urban growth trends, projections, and plans for the future.


Friday, September 14, 2007

Library Laughs IV

Peer-Reviewed How-To

We've all seen them, read them, and searched for them: Peer-reviewed journals. Ever wonder what it takes to get published in one? The University of Colorado has created a website dedicated to teaching interested parties about the process of publication while guiding them through a series of lessons focused on improving their chances of writing something up to par.

Check out the site to get a feel for the extensive process necessary to create highly-respected academic journals. Then, you can begin your own journey towards becoming a published expert!


Monday, September 10, 2007

Early Education Links

Looking for some fresh resources on early education? Librarians Internet Index has added several new education links to its site.
Remember that previous post encouraging you to pick up a book and read? Here is a great list to choose from, the Man Booker's shortlist for 2007:
“Darkmans,” by Nicola Barker.
“The Gathering,” by Anne Enright
“The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” by Mohsin Hamid
“Mister Pip,” by Lloyd Jones
“On Chesil Beach,” by Ian McEwan
“Animal’s People,” by Indra Sinha

The winner of the Booker prize will be announced October 16. Also, check out for a some great topic reading, plus an opportunity to debate the 2007 shortlist and make your arguments for who wasn't included.


Wednesday, September 5, 2007

New Media Materials

The UNT Dallas Campus Library has received another item for its growing media collection:

The film discusses women in the workforce, feminism and the feminist dictionary, and recent legislative changes promoted by women.

Come by soon and take a look!