Friday, October 28, 2011

El Día de los Muertos @ UNT Dallas Library

Come see the awesome display before it's gone!!

         El Día de los Muertos, also known as The Day of the Dead or All Saints Day/All Souls Day is celebrated in Mexico and other Latin countries on November 2

El Día de los Muertos is a day to honor the life and death of relatives and loved ones. Alters are assembled for the arrival of the souls of the departed loved ones. Alters usually consist of favorite foods, an array of flowers, photographs of the individuals, paintings, candles, incense, toys, and drinks. Common places for alters are at the gravesites, homes, and other personal spaces. Many activities include grave cleaning, elaborate dances, vigils and family story telling.
To all Houston natives, or simply wishing to stay in touch with all the news pertaining to the City of Houston, check out the following resource below to always stay in touch.

2.      Hover over “Explore UNT Dallas” , after drop down menu appears, select 'Library’

3.      Under the “Quick Links, select,  Electronic Resources..... EUID may be prompted

4.      On left-hand menu, select, e-journals

5.      In the ‘Find e-journals by title or ISSN’ search box, Type, Houston Chronicle

6.      Select the link most help to your search needs (all links are awesome)

Enjoy your readings and keep surfing the UNT Dallas Virtual Blog!

Friday, October 7, 2011

New DVDs @ the library

Mesh: A Journey through Discrete Geometry (DVD) by Beau Janzen and Konrad Polthier. DAL DVD 111 Pal  8/22/11

            “Mesh is a groundbreaking computer animation that explores the advancement of discrete geometry from the ancient Greeks to contemporary research topics that have never previously been visualized.”  From back cover.

The color of Fear. 4  DVDs and a book guide.

            “The Color of Fear is the award-winning documentary about eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent, who spend a weekend together talking about racism. Out of their confrontations and struggles to understand each other emerges a dialogue that most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our lives.”  From the cover of the DVD

Adolescence & other temporary mental disorders. DVD.  Featuring Dr. Patrick C. Friman, Director of Clinical Services at Boys Town.   DAL DVD 120R

            “On this DVD, Dr. Pat Friman shows his audience and viewers how the teenage brain affects teen behavior. With plenty of thought-provoking as well as laugh-out-loud examples, he explains how “insane” behavior on the part of teens is actually normal considering the different rates of development of parts of the brain.” (from the back cover)

Series IX – Children and Adolescents: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents with Multiple Problems. DVD Hosted by Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD.  DAL DVD 122R

            On this DVD, “Alec L. Miller demonstrates this compassionate, principle-based therapy for clients who have difficulty regulating emotions and behaviors. Emotional dysregulation is common among adolescents, often leading them to self-injurious behavior, including suicide. Studies have shown that dialectical behavior therapy can significantly reduce suicide attempts and help adolescent clients deal with multiple problems.” (from the back cover)

Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Disruptive Child and Adolescent Behavior, DVD, facilitator’s guide, and companion workbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2011. 

Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Depression. DVD, facilitator’s guide, and companion workbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2011. 

Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Anger Control Problems. DVD, facilitator’s guide, and companion workbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2011. 

Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Social Anxiety Disorder. DVD, facilitator’s guide, and companion workbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2011. 

Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. DVD, facilitator’s guide, and companion workbook. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2011. 

The facilitator’s guide to the Evidence Treatment Planning is designed to help teachers or trainers conduct lectures or training sessions on the content of the DVD.  The DVD, Facilitator’s Guide, and Companion Workbook are designed to be used together.
Freedom Riders.: Could you get on the bus?  DVD.    (DALDVD 125)

            This documentary, about the Freedom Riders who pushed President Kennedy and the nation to begin to address the civil-rights inequities, was made by veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson.  After interviewing prominent influencers on both sides of the issue, Nelson shows a time in American history where the youth of the nation led the way with personal conviction and courage. 

New books @ the library

The College Board Scholarship Handbook 2012.   New York, NY:  The College Board, 2011.  (LB 2338 .c5972 15th ed. 2012 c.2) 8/10/11

This book includes information on college expenditures and how to pay for them through scholarships.  Further it includes how to avoid scholarship scams, a scholarship application planner, and frequently asked questions.  It also provides other information such as grants available by state.

Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools: 76th Edition, 2011-2012. Kaye, Elizabeth A. Ed. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2011.

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 76th  ed. 2011/12 c.2) 9/28/2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

 On October 1, 2009, President Obama issued a proclamation establishing October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. 

The American Library Association defines information literacy as “Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.”   Being able to find information is not enough in this age of digital information.  We are flooded with information from our phones, televisions, radios, and computers.  It is important to learn how to filter that information and narrow it down to the information that is needed.   This month we will be adding items to the blog that help you find the information that you need at a given point and time.  If you have a need for information and can’t find it, email us and we will help you find it.

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release October 1, 2009
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President Barak H. Obama - National Information Literacy Awareness Month, October 2009
“Every day, we are inundated with vast amounts of information. A 24-hour news cycle and thousands of global television and radio networks, coupled with an immense array of online resources, have challenged our long-held perceptions of information management. Rather than merely possessing data, we must also learn the skills necessary to acquire, collate, and evaluate information for any situation. This new type of literacy also requires competency with communication technologies, including computers and mobile devices that can help in our day-to-day decision making. National Information Literacy Awareness Month highlights the need for all Americans to be adept in the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age.”