Friday, April 22, 2011

Fiction Books New to UNT Dallas Library

For the first time the UNT Dallas library has fiction books.  It is a small, small section, but we are accepting donations of popular, recent hardback fiction to add to the collection.  If you have time between classes and assignments, stop by to check out one of our new fiction books.
Frazier, Charles. Cold Mountain. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997. (Fic .F73co)

Cold Mountain is about a soldier’s perilous jouney back to his beloved at the end of the civil war. Based on local history and family stories passed down by the author’s great-great-grandfather, Cold Mountain is the tale of a wounded soldier, Inman, who walks away from the ravages of war and back home to his prewar sweetheart. Inman’s odyssey through the devastated landscape of the soon-to-be-defeated South interweaves with Ada’s struggle to revive her father’s farm, with the help of an intrepid young drifter. (From book cover).

Childs, Lee. 61 hours. New York: Delacorte Press, 2010. (Fic .C4si)

A new novel about Jack Reacher, the ex military man turned drifter, who has a knack for finding trouble and then eliminating it.

Childs, Lee. Gone Tomorrow. New York: Delacorte Press, 2009. (Fic .C48go)

Lee Childs continues his Jack Reacher series with Reacher finding trouble on a New York subway that reaches out to Washington, California, and Afghanistan.

Hynes, James. Next. New York: Little, Brown & Co.: 2010. (Fic .H96ne)

An electrifying, mordantly funny tale of regret, redemption, and unexpected grace set in Austin, TX with a character. (From book cover)

Steel, Danielle. A Good Woman. New York: Bantam Dell, 2008.

From the glittering ballrooms of Manhattan to the fires of World War I, Danielle Steel takes us on an unforgettable journey in her new novel – a spellbinding tale of war, loss, history, and one woman’s unbreakable spirit. (From book cover).

Connelly, Michael. Nine Dragons. New York: Little, Brown, & Co., 2009.

A mystery novel which follows Detective Harry Bosch as he tries to untangle the mysterious death of store owner, John Li and pursues his daughter’s kidnappers.

Mailer, Norman. New York: The Castle in the Forest. Random House, 2007.

The Castle in the Forest is fiction although closely based on history. It follows the life of Adolf Hitler from birth through adolescence with a surprising hypothesis.

Seuss, Dr. Oh, the places you’ll go! New York: Random House, 1990.

The start of UNT Dallas Library’s special collection of children’s books, Dr. Seuss delights children and adults.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Leora Kemp Retires

Leora Kemp has been the head of the library at UNT Dallas since it was in building zero on Hampton Road. Her vision of the "virtual" library has been the guiding force in developing programs and instruction in electronic databases, research strategies, and outreach to area libraries and schools.  Her influence has reached well beyond the university walls as she has worked to help other librarians prepare students for college. Leora has shared information about education and librarianship with local librarians through a mailing list hosted by UNT Dallas.  The mailing list includes librarians from K-12, public, private, and academic libraries.

Luckily she has agreed to volunteer at the UNT Dallas library after her retirement and we have several projects ready for her touch.  One of the first projects will be to label the hundreds of pictures that have been taken over the last 11 years.  We wish Leora the best in retirement.