Friday, December 23, 2011

Don't judge a book by it's cover

We have all heard we shouldn't judge a book by it's cover.  But Kirkus Reviews did it.
Check out their Editors Choice: Top Ten Book Covers 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

New UNT Dallas Library Graduate Assistant

Robert Taylor is the new graduate assistant for the UNT Dallas Library. He is currently working on his master's degree in library science at the University of North Texas. Robert has earned a Graduate Academic Certificate in Advanced Management in Libraries and Information Agencies. When not in the library you can find him jogging around White Rock Lake. We would like to welcome him to the UNTD library.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The works of Sir Isaac Newton digitized for all to see

The Library at University of Cambridge has made available for public viewing, a portion of Sir Isaac Newton's original handwritten notes and manuscripts. The Newton Papers is the first in a new Foundations of Science collection offered by the Cambridge Digital Library.

Newton was a student at Cambridge from 1661 to 1665 and was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics from 1669 to 1701. After his death, many of his notes and manuscripts were passed down through his family until 1872, when they were given to the university and cataloged.

The initial selection focuses mainly on his early work in mathematics during the 1660s but also includes the original manuscript for PhilosophiƦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (1687), which contains Newton's law of gravity and laws of motion. These discoveries formed the basis of classical mechanics and significantly changed the way we look at the universe.

To learn more about this and other projects at the Cambridge Digital Library visit:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Material @ the library

A Home of Our Own.  (DAL DVD 128)

“Independent, strong-willed Frances Lacey is determined to turn hard times into prosperity. Fed up with her supervisor’s harassment, her oldest son’s increasing delinquency and all of Los Angeles, she packs her kids into a rundown Plymouth and heads east. To some, Frances may look like a woman bound for nowhere…but this is one tough lady who’s definitely got a destination – the American dream!”  from the back cover

Kritsonis, William Allan and Mary Ann Springs. Effective Teaching in the Elementary School. Murrieta, CA: Alexis Group. 20009. (LB 1555 .K738 2009)  12/6/11

The authors use their practical experience to address common issues in the elementary school classroom.  Chapters cover topics such as developing a good reading program, handling discipline, handling transportation issues, planning field trips, creating a study center, using the library more effectively, and making new teachers and staff welcome.

 Waldman, Joshua. Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2011.  

Searching for a  job has changed drastically in the last 10 years. Joshua Waldman lays out how to use social media such as LinkedIn and Facebook to find a job.

 Turow, Scott. One-L: The turbulent true story of a first year at Harvard Law School. New York: Warner Books, Inc. 1977.

 An autobiographical look at the first year of Harvard Law School, Scott Turow shows a remarkably honest look at his experience.

Watson, S.J. Before I Go to Sleep.  New York: HarperCollins Publisher. 2011. (PR 6123 .A884 B44 2011)

Christine has amnesia.  Her memory starts over every day. She struggles to make it through each day and learn what happened to her in this psychological thriller.

Chase’s 2012 Calendar of Events. New York: McGraw Hill, 2012. (GT 4803 .C48 2012) CD included.

            Chase’s Calendar of Events includes 4,000 notable birthdays, 1,400 historical anniversaries, 650 national and international holidays, 160 religious holidays, and thousands of additional days of note across the world.  If you want to celebrate, here is the place to find a reason to celebrate.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Mark Twain Quote

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Samuel Langhorne Clemens
AKA Mark Twain 
Born November 30, 1835