Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Books @ the library

It is often harder for an ex-offender to reenter the work force.  The following books are a guide to how to find a job.  They cover how to overcome the negative aspects of a past and move forward into a better future.  Some of them give step by step guides in what to do as well as how to answer questions overcome future employers’ misgivings. Some of these tips will be helpful to anyone who may have a troublesome aspect of their past employment or gaps in their employment history.

Krannich, Ron and Caryl. Overcoming Barriers to Employment: 127 great tips for putting red flags behind you. Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications: 2006.  8/2/2011

Krannich, Ronald L. Job Hunting Tips for People with Hot and Not-So-Hot Backgrounds: 150 Smart Tips that can change your life.  Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications: 2005.  8/2/2011

Krannich, Ron. The Ex-Offender’s Quick Job Hunting Guide: Putting the 10 steps into action. Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications: 2009. 8/2/2011

Krannich, Caryl and Ron. The Ex-Offender’s Job Interview Guide: Turn Your Red flags into Green Lights. Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications: 2009.  8/2/2011

Krannich, Ron. Best Jobs for Ex-Offenders. Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications: 2009.  8/2/2011

Krannich, Ron and Caryl. The Ex-Offender’s Re-entry Success Guide: Smart Choices for Making it on the Outside for Good!  Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications: 2009.  8/2/2011

Krannich, Ron and Caryl. The Ex-Offender’s Job Hunting Guide: 10 Steps to a New Life in the Work World. Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications: 2005. 8/2/2011

Farr, Michael and Maurice Stevens. Quick Job search for Ex-Offenders: Seven Steps to finding a job Fast.  Indianapolis: JIST Publishing, 2008. 8/2/2011

McNulty, Neil P. and Ronald L. Krannich. The Ex-Offender’s 30/30 Job Solution: Your Lifeboat Guide to Re-Entry Success.  Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications: 2009.   8/2/2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New DVD Arrivals at your UNT Dallas Library!!!

Come check out the latest DVD arrivals @ the library, for Free!!

Clint Eastwood. Gran Torino. Warner Bros.116 Minutes. 2008 Matten Productions GMBH & Co. Kg. (DAL DVD 115)

            From back cover: “Korean War vet and retired autoworker Walt Kowalski doesn’t much like how his life or his neighborhood has turned out. He especially doesn’t like the people next door, Hmong immigrants from Southeast Asia. But events force Walt to defend those neighbors against a local gang that feeds on violence and fear.”

Bubbles, Jaws, Moose Tests, and More: The Wonderful World of Numerical Simulation. 90 Minutes. Springer. 2005 Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. (DAL DVD 116 PAL) with Guide

            From back cover: “In this video scientist from mathematics, computer science, physics, mechanical and electrical engineering, and medicine join their efforts for better mathematical models faster numerical algorithms, enhanced numerical software for super computers, and up-to-date experimental validation techniques. This film will allow an insight into the wonderful world of numerical simulation.”


Glory. 124 Minutes. 1989 TriStar Pictures, Inc. (DAL DVD 114)

            From back cover: “The heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, GLORY, stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.”

Slum Cities. 46 Minutes. Films Media Group. New York, NY (DAL DVD 112R)

            From back cover: “Viewers are shown the lives and homes of those who struggle in the slums of Mumbai, India, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and who face the threat of eviction, the spread of disease, and rampant drug dealing and gang violence on a daily basis. Slum residents, as well as those who have broken out of the cycle of poverty, share their personal insights and frustrations regarding this urgent international issue.

Video Math Festival. 82:55 Minutes Springer Science+Business Media. Springer-Verlag. Berling Heidelberg 2005. (DAL DVD 113) with Guide

            From back cover: “This is a collection of juried mathematical videos presented at ICM ’98 in Berlin. The videos are winners of a worldwide competition, in which the international jury evaluated their mathematical relevance, technical quality and artistic imagination. The mathematical themes include problems in topology and geometry and their recent solutions, visualizations of classical ideas of Archimedes, Eratosthenes, Pythagoras, and Fibonacci, topics in high school mathematics, and applications of modern numerical methods to real world simulations.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Selection of books by Faculty and Staff.

We'd like to mention a new display in the library to showcase a few books that were written or edited by people affiliated with UNT Dallas. Featured authors include the following:

Sura P. Rath is currently the Director of the University College at UNT Dallas and is a prolific author on the subject of language and communication. He has several books on display and has published many articles in journals such as Comparative American Studies and the Journal of Contemporary Thought.

April Dishon is a former employee of the library and in her book Nuggets for the 21 Day Fast, she shares brief spiritual tidbits that are practical and can be applied to everyday life.

Elizabeth Muñiz, Lecturer of Business, appears in The Business Journal of Hispanic Research with an article titled  “An Executive Summary: Hispanic Law Students’ Perceptions of Discrimination, Justice, and Career Prospects”

George Woodrow is Lecturer of Educational Administration and his book titled The Instructional Leadership Pyramid: A Framework for Improving Student Achievement is also on display.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The British Library goes digital to share its literary wealth from the past.

The British Library has partnered with Google to digitize 250,000 items from 1700 to 1870 and make available for free viewing through Google Books as well as the library's website. Since these items are all part of the public domain, their entire contents will be viewable. This generous offering will total 40 million pages of material. It’s an excellent opportunity to explore a library with one of the largest and rarest collections in the world. Who knows what you might find!


In addition, The British Library has also teamed up with BiblioLabs this year to create a new app for the iPad that allows users to access a great deal of books from the 19th century. The selection includes “historical and antiquarian books that range from classic novels to original accounts by Victorian travelers, and from science and exploration to poetry, memoir and military history.”  It will soon grow to 60,000 titles and features high quality scans of the originals to bring the look of the old pages right off the shelf and onto the tablet.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Internet Activist turns Book Saving Pioneer

Brewster Kahle, seeks to save a copy of very book ever published! His efforts are definitely paying off as he has reached a great milestone of 500,000 books to his collection. He stores the books in climate controlled containers in the U.S. west coast. To date, Mr. Brewster has gained much support and continues to receive many donations.

Follow the link to read the amazing story and for incredible links to online digital ebooks!


New Books @ the library

Simone, Rudy. Asperger’s on the Job. Arlington, TX:Future Horizons, 2010.  (8/1/2011)

“Rudy Simone, an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome and an accomplished author, consultant, and musician, created this insightful resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and to help people with Asperger’s find and keep gainful employment.”  From the back cover.   Simone covers many of the basic concepts that most people know intuitively but that people with Asperger’s Syndrome need to be taught in order for them to be comfortable in the work environment. 

SourceBook 2011: Directory of Services. Community Council of Greater Dallas.  Dallas: Community Council of Greater Dallas, 2011.  (HV 99 .D2 S68 2011). 8/1/2011

    The SourceBook contains several hundered nonprofit and governmental agencies and programs located providing services to people in Dallas, Collin, Denton, Ellis and Rockwall counties.  Listing are alphabetical by name and by type of services. Agency listings typically list the name, address, hours, website address, and types of services
Austin, Jan, ed. CQ 2010 Almanac: 111th Congress 2nd Session. Vol. LXVI. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc., 2010. 

This volume for the 107th Congress, 2nd Session provides article overviews of key congressional legislation and issues.  Also provides explanation of individual bills and how each House and Senate member voted on each bill.
(Call # KF 49 .C672 v.66 2010) 8/1/2011

Blancero, Donna Maria, ed. The Business Journal of Hispanic Research. Irving, TX: National Society of Hispanic MBAs, 2009.  (HF 5386 .B887 2009).

    Elizabeth J. Muniz, PhD, a faulty member of UNT Dallas, published an article titled, “An Executive Summary: Hispanic Law Students’ Perceptions of Discrimination, Justice, and Career Prospects” in this journal.