Friday, May 27, 2011

New Books@ the library

April Dishon, who is a former UNT Dallas library employee, donated a copy of her first book.  We expect to see her write many more books in the future.  

Dishon, April.  Nuggets for the 21 Day Fast.  Tulsa: Victory Publishing, 2009.

April Dishon shares brief spiritual tidbits that are practical and can be applied to everyday life.  April Dishon, author, was a library staff member at UNT Dallas.

Crilley, Jeff. Free Publicity.  Dallas: Brown Books Publishing Group, 2003.

Jeff Crilley has been in the news business for over 20 years and understands how businesses and organizations can make the news.  He gives the details of how to attract the attention of a reporter and how to give them a story that they will print or air on the news.
Toney, Latora. Look Through My Eyes & See What I See! Duncanville, TX: Regent Publishing, 2009?

Latora Toney writes poetry from her heart.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Career Books @ the library

Busse, Meg and Steven Joiner. The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-Time Job Seekers.  Canada: Action Without Borders, 2008.

“The idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time job seekers is a comprehensive resource for emerging professionals pursuing their first position in the non profit sector. … Written by nonprofit career experts, The Idealist Guide is designed to be easily accessible and convenient to read.”   From the back cover.

Feirsen, Robert and Seth Weitzman. How to Get the Teaching Job You Want. Sterling, Virginia: Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2004.

            “Now extensively revised, this book maintains its place as the most up-to-date book available on job hunting for teachers. The authors cover changes in the educational marketplace; the new mandates about standardized testing and public reporting of student achievement- and what they mean for applicants; how new certification standards and schools’ requirements affect career changers; the growing acceptance of on-line applications and electronic portfolios; and additional advice for teachers applying to change schools or districts.” From the back cover.

Asher, Donald. Graduate Admissions Essays: Write your way into the Graduate school of your choice. New York: Ten Speed Press, 2008.

            This book contains sample essays, letters of recommendation, and applications that can help guide a grad school applicant before their actual application. It has practical advice which can give them the edge in the application process.

Pollock, Robert W. Teacher Interviews: How to get them and how to get hired. Martinsville, N.J: Advanta Press, 2001.

            During this turbulent time in education, this book can provide you with an advantage by giving you tips on cover letters, portfolios, interviewing, and more than anything creating a successful plan for  your job search.

Harpur, John, Maria Lawlor, and Michael Fitzgerald. Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome.  Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002.

            College can be stressful for anyone however this book gives specific practical advice and help for students with Asperger Syndrome.  It provides information in how to act and how to use their traits in a positive way to succeed in college.

Clement, Mary C. The Definitive guide to getting a teaching job. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007.

This book discusses the entire process of successful job searching in the education field, from creating a resume and cover letter to interviewing. “Designed for every student in an education program, as well as those who seek to change careers into education.”  From the back cover.

McWade, Patricia. Financing Graduate School: How to get money for your master’s or PH.D.  Princeton, N.J.: Peterson's, 1996.

            A guide to finding financial resources to go to graduate school. It covers government, and private resources and gives financial tips.      

Change Your Career: Transitioning to the nonprofit sector. New York: Kaplan, 2007.

            An overview of the nonprofit sector and how to go about finding a job in the nonprofit field.

Cryer, Shelly. The nonprofit career guide: how to land a job that makes a difference. Saint Paul, Minn.: Fieldstone Alliance, 2008.

            This book focuses on helping you choose a nonprofit organization which is personally rewarding.  It goes beyond interviewing, resumes, and cover letters to cover internships, researching organizations, and compensation.

Graduate & Professional Programs, an overview. Lawrenceville, N.J: Peterson’s Publishing, 2011.

            A guide to graduate programs and institutions in the United States, gives the facts and figures for accreditation, degrees awarded, entrance requirements, faculty research, tuition and fees, financial support and contact information.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Check out LexisNexis

LexisNexis is a really great research database that allows you to search News, Legal Cases, Company Info, different Countries and Public Figures. Awesome for your research!

Retrieve the database from our UNT Dallas Library electronic resources:
      Go to:
  • Under Find Information, select 'Electronic Resources'
  • Below...Browse Abstract and Index titles by name, choose the "L" for LexisNexis
  • Scroll down the database list and, Viola!, LexisNexis Academic

New UNT Dallas Library Assistant

Miguel Flores is the new student assistant for the UNT Dallas Library. He's currently a senior working on his undergrad degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Miguel is part of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society Chapter of North Dallas. He recently founded (2011) the UNT Dallas SIFE Team (Students In Free Enterprise) and currently serves as the president. His hobbies include playing soccer, rollerblading, football, basketball and planning for future business ventures. We welcome him to the UNTD Library.

Monday, May 23, 2011

eBooks are the largest format in the US now

For the first time eBooks have become the largest format in the United States, outselling print books.  eBooks can be very convenient.  If you finish a book in a series or just run out of something to read at 10:00pm, you can browse the web store, choose a new book, and download it in a matter of minutes.  You don’t have to run down to the local all night superstore to choose from a limited selection of best sellers.  

Of course, there is no way to get the author to sign an electronic book, which is just one of the pleasures of owning a “real” book.  Last month at the Texas Library Association Conference, I had the opportunity to get dozens of author’s autographs.  Even standing in line for two hours was worth it when I gave away the personally autographed copy of “The End”, the 15th book in “A series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snickett.   The squeals of delight from the 11 year old recipient made it all worthwhile.   I have to admit that I am excited to have an autographed book by Elizabeth Moon, who wrote among other things, “The Speed of Dark”.  

For more information about eBooks becoming the largest format in the United States:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Quote

"Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries."

Anne Herbert, The Whole Earth Catalog

Thursday, May 12, 2011

World Clock

May 11, 2011
Did you check out the World Clock from our last post?

You should look at the statistics for US Crimes.  The ID theft number is staggering in how fast it is growing.  The Federal Trade Commission can help you avoid being one of those statistics.

or maybe it is time to check out one of those ID protection companies.  Here are some comparison sites to help you learn what they can offer:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

World Calendar and World Clock

Today is Mothers Day in Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala. It is Independence Day in Israel and Constitution Day in Micronesia. It is also Buddha’s Birthday.

You can keep up with all of the holidays if you visit the world calendar at:

Then visit the world clock for more earth shattering statistics.

Besides the time, watch the numbers go up on population, environment, and energy.

New books & Journals @ the library

These books were donated by Sura P Rath, Professor and Director of the University College at UNT Dallas.  He is an author or editor of each of these books or journals.  They will be shelved in the faculty/staff collection.

Forms of Knowledge in India: Critical Revaluations. Suresh Raval, G. M. Mehta, Sitanshu Yashaschandra, eds. Delhi : Pencraft International, 2008.

“This volume evolved out of the ninth international conference of the Forum on Contemporary Theory held in Udaipur during 17-20 December 2006. The theme of the conference was ‘Knowledge Systems in a Climate of Creativity: Indian Perspectives.’ “ Sura P Rath, editor and contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

South Central Review. Vol. 3, no. 4, Winter 1986. College Station, TX : Texas A&M University, c1986.

Journal for the South Central Modern Language Association. Sura P Rath, guest editor and contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

Ariel: A review of international English Literature. Vol. 22, no. 2, April 1991. Calgary : University of Calgary, c1991.

Sura P Rath, contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty. Full text available from Open Journal Systems (OJS): 1970 to present

Studies in Short Fiction. Vol. 21, no. 3, summer 1984. Newberry, S.C.: Newberry College, c1984.

An academic literary journal. Sura P Rath, contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

College Literature: Literary Theory in the classroom. June 1991. West Chester, Pa. : West Chester University, 1991.

“College Literature is a triannual journal of scholarly criticism dedicated to serving the needs of college/university teachers by providing them with access to innovative ways of studying and teaching new bodies of literature and experiencing old literatures in new ways.” From editorial policy of journal. Sura P Rath, contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

Indian Journal of American Studies. V. 16 no. 1 winter 1986. Hyderabad : American Studies Research Centre, c1986.

Written primarily by Indian scholars about the history, institutions, literature and culture of the United States. It includes articles, notes, review articles and book reviews. Sura P Rath, contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

Comparative Literature Studies. Vol. 26, no. 2, 1989. University Park, PA : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1989.

An academic literary journal published by Pennsylvania State University. Sura P Rath, contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

Literature and Belief: The tradition of metaphysical poetry and belief. Provo, UT. : Brigham Young University, c1999.

“The thirteen essays collected in this edition are the fruits of a 1997 symposium on “The Tradition of Metaphysical Poetry and Belief” sponsored by this journal and the Center for the Study of Christian Values in Literature at Brigham Young University.” Sura P Rath, contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

Social Text. Durham, NC : Duke University Press, c2006.

A memorial issue for Edward Said, this journal is sponsored by the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University and by the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Sura P Rath, contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

Diogene. No. 136. Octobre-Décembre 1986. Paris : Gallimard, c1986.

Diogenes. Spanish. No. 136. México, D.F. : [Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Coordinación de Humanidades], c1986.

Diogene. 148, Winter 1989. Firenze : Casalini Libri, c1989.

Diogenes. Chinese. Di ou gen ni. no.1, 1990. Beijing : She hui ke xue wen xian chu ban she, 1990.

An Academic literary journal. Sura P Rath, contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

South Asian Folklore, an encyclopedia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

An encyclopedia with short articles pertaining to the folklore and customs of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Sura P Rath, contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

Literature of Travel and Exploration: An encyclopedia. 3 vols. New York : Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003.

An encyclopedia of explorers and their travels and discoveries. Sura P Rath, contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

Flannery O'Connor : new perspectives. Sura P. Rath and Mary Neff Shaw. Athens, eds. University of Georgia Press, 1996.

“These ten essays, seven of which are previously unpublished, reflect the broadening of critical approaches to Flannery O’Connor’s work over the past decade. The essays offer both new directions for, and new insights into, reading O’Connor’s fiction.” From the back cover. Sura P Rath, editor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

Theory and Praxis. Curriculum, Culture and English Studies. Prafulla C. Kar, Kailash C. Baral, Sura P. Rath. Eds. Delhi : Pencraft International, 2003.

A selection of essays from the Journal of Contemporary Thought published from 1991 to 2000. This book commemorates the tenth anniversary of the publication. Sura P Rath, editor and contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

Reflections on Literature, Criticism and Theory: Essays in Honour of Professor Prafulla C. Kar. Sura P. Rath, Kailash C. Baral, D. Venkat Rao, eds. Delhi : Pencraft International, 2004.

A series of essays selected in part due to Professor Prafulla C. Kar’s interest in the subjects. The editors and many of the contributors know the Professor and have a professional relationship with him.

Theory as Variation. Delhi : Pencraft International in association with Forum on Contemporary Theory, and Dept. of English, Mangalore Univ., 2007.

Some of the papers presented in this volume are revised editions of ones presented at the Forum on Contemporary Theory held in Mangalore on December 14-17, 2005. The rest of the papers were selected from those submitted in response to a call for papers. The theme of the conference was “The Art and Politics of Subversion: Theory in a Counter Mode.” Sura P Rath, contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

Paradoxical Citizenship: Edward Said. Silvia Nagy-Zekmi, ed. Lanham : Lexington Books, c2006.

This book was put together to memorialize Edward Said with writings of Said scholars, critics and academics. Sura P Rath, contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New @ the library

GRE Strategies, Practice, and review 2011.  Kaplan, Inc. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, Publishers, Inc. (Call# LB 2367.4 .G7264  2011 c.2) 05/4/11

Provides an in-depth verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing practice and review for Graduate Record Exam.

Journal of Contemporary Thought. Vol. 9, 18, 16, 23, 28, & 29.  Baroda, India : Forum on Contemporary Theory, M.S. University of Baroda, 1991-

    Sura P Rath, Professor and Director of the University College at UNT Dallas, edited these 6 volumes  of Journal of Contemporary Thought.  Each of these six volumes has an article written by Dr. Sura Rath.

Identities: Local and Global.  Kailash C. Baral, Prafulla C. Kar, eds. Delhi : Pencraft International, 2003.

    Contributed papers presented at a conference held in Shillong in December 2002 which includes bibliographical references and index.  Sura P Rath, contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.

Dialogics of cultural encounters : nations and nationalities in periods of conflict. Sura P. Rath, K. Nirupa Rani, V.C. Sudheer, eds. Delhi : Pencraft International, 2006.

    Several papers in this volume were first presented at the Forum on Contemporary Theory. Conference (7th : 2004 : Andhra University).  Sura P Rath, editor and  contributor, is a member of the UNT Dallas faculty.