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Can Journalism Be Saved?
Call Number: PN 4867.2 .M47 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
"This book reviews the complicated challenge facing journalism, tracing its 19th-century community-oriented origins and documenting the vast expansion of the news business via blogs and other Internet-enabled outlets, user-generated content, and news-like alternatives. The author argues that a radical shift in mindset—striving to meet each individual's demands for what he wants to know—will be necessary to save journalism."
Complete Book of Framing
Call Number: TH 2301 .S483 2012
Publication Date: 2011-12-13
"This book guides the reader through the steps on framing floors, walls, roofs, door and window openings, and stairs. Hundreds of color photographs and illustrations help the reader understand the basics as well as advanced framing methods. This Second Edition is updated to match the framing techniques to the 2009 International Building Code, and introduces the concept of "green framing" regarding material use and handling."
Call Number: JC 574.2 .U6 H33 2012
Publication Date: 2012-06-01
"Through case studies of gospel rescue missions, Habitat for Humanity, and religious charities in post-Katrina New Orleans, Jason Hackworth describes both the theory and practice of faith-based welfare, revealing fundamental tensions between the religious and economic wings of the conservative movement. Despite its success, however, Hackworth contends that religious neoliberalism remains an uneasy alliance—a fusion that has been tested and frayed by recent events."
Fire in My Soul
Call Number: BLK E 840.8 .N68 L47 2003
Publication Date: 2004-01-06
"Fire in My Soul...tells U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's rise to leadership -- from her early on-campus activism to demanding a Senate hearing for Anita Hill to standing before the Supreme Court to uphold first amendment rights. Filled with conversations and correspondence, interviews, and dozens of original photographs, Fire in My Soul is a compelling biography of one of the greatest political pioneers in American history."
Hand Book of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management
Call Number: G 155 .A1 M37 2011
Publication Date: 2011-05-03
" This book is prepared keeping in mind the needs of travelers, tourists, travel agents, students and for all those associated with travel and hospitality industry."
Introduction to Proteomics
Call Number: QP 551 .L46 2002
Publication Date: 2001-12-04
"Daniel C. Liebler masterfully introduces the science of proteomics by spelling out the basics of how one analyzes proteins and proteomes, and just how these approaches are then employed to investigate their roles in living systems. He explains the key concepts of proteomics, how the analytical instrumentation works, what data mining and other software tools do, and how these tools can be integrated to study proteomes. Also discussed are how protein and peptide separation techniques are applied in proteomics, how mass spectrometry is used to identify proteins, and how data analysis software enables protein identification and the mapping of modifications."
iPads® in the Library
Call Number: Z 716.33 .N 527 2013
Publication Date: June, 2013
"Written by a practicing digital literacy instruction librarian who is also a trained children's librarian, this book offers 50 practical programming scenarios that librarians can use to integrate iPads or other tablet devices into their programming, offering different plans for toddlers and pre-K child, school-aged patrons, teenagers, adults, and even seniors."
Netymology : from apps to zombies : a linguistic celebration of the digital world /
Call Number: HC 79 .I55 C538 2013
Publication Date: 2013
"....a relief and a pleasure to read a balanced appraisal of internet language itself. Tom Chatfield’s new book Netymology: From Apps to Zombies is a sensible, fascinating, and enthusiastic exploration of the origins and usage of digital terminology; in its own words, it’s a linguistic celebration of the digital world."
Old Church, New Church
Call Number: BR 145 B37 2011
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
" Old Church, New Church addresses crucial issues concerning God's unfolding plan for the church, and the unfinished business yet to be completed. Dr. Barnwell specifically addresses the unique strengths and weaknesses of the church in America. Dr. Barnwell notes that as the church has survived oppressive and turbulent challenges throughout history, she will survive and thrive today. However, some things must change."
Pattern-Drafting for Fashion
Call Number: TT 520 .G543 2011
Publication Date: 2012-10-01
"Pattern-drafting for Fashion: Draping is about problem solving and provides a complete guide to how to how to achieve fantastic draping techniques and adapt these to the crafting of perfect patterns. This book contains key chapters on understanding fabrics, grainlines and bias cutting, translating designs into patterns, making adjustments, constructing the lining, and finishing with zips, buttons and buttonholes."
Petitions to the Crown from English Religious Houses, C. 1272-C. 1485
Call Number: JF 799 .P485 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-19
"Petitions were the subject's last resort when normal channels of law and government had failed, and offered kings the opportunity to exercise qualities of generosity, compassion, and sound judgment. However, despite their importance, they have not hitherto been recognized as a source for ecclesiastical history, a gap which this volume rectifies. A selection of over 200 cases shows the religious of medieval England taking full advantage of this mechanism, petitioning as landowners, neighbours, citizens, individuals, and religious orders. English summaries, explanatory notes and an extensive introduction enhance the reader's appreciation of this rich and remarkable resource."
Reversing Underachievement among Gifted Black Students, 2nd Ed
Call Number: BLK LC 3993.9 .F66 2011
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
"Two thorny issues that continue to exist in education are the underrepresentation of Black students in these classes and the persistent underachievement of Black students even when identified as gifted. In this edition, these two issues are addressed, with updated information on key social, familial, educational, and psychological factors that contribute to underachievement and under representation. Reversing Underachievement is a must-have text that affords readers a comprehensive understanding of how schools, families, and the social, cultural, and psychological matrix all interact to affect both achievement and underachievement."
Social Work, Social Welfare and American Society
Call Number: HV 91 .P68 2011
Publication Date: 2010-11-17
"Social Work, Social Welfare and American Society provides students with a political perspective on social welfare with definitions of liberal, conservative, and radical positions - in order to help them better appreciate the political context of social welfare programs. Each chapter reflects and integrates the core competencies in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). End-of-chapter assessment reinforces this integration, and MySocialWorkLab.com activities support the mastery of CSWE's core competencies."
Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes
Call Number: TX 361 .A8 R95 2012
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
"Ryan offers clear answers to the most fundamental questions in endurance sports nutrition—what should I eat, how much, and when—based on the latest research and experience from her 30-year career advising elite and age-group athletes and pro sports teams. She offers fine-tuning strategies for training and racing, optimal recovery, weight loss, and boosting strength-to-weight ratio. Citing rigorous and reputable studies, Ryan busts myths about ergogenic aids and supplements and offers a dose of reality to practices like fat loading and glycogen-depleted workouts."
The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals
Call Number: SF 61 .B348 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-23
"This essential guide covers everything from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Whether you want to be more self-sufficient, save money, or just enjoy safer, healthier, more delicious animal products, you’ll find all the information you need in The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals."
The Messy Quest for Meaning
Call Number: BX 1795 .W67 M37 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-14
"The Messy Quest for Meaning is one of the first books to tap into the wisdom of the Catholic spiritual tradition to help readers discern a vocation that will not only provide them with a livelihood but also just might help save their lives."
The Norton Anthology of English Literature
Call Number: PR 1109 .N6 2012
Publication Date: 2012-02-07
"The Ninth Edition offers more complete works and more teachable groupings than ever before, the apparatus you trust, and a new, free Supplemental Ebook with more than 1,000 additional texts. Read by more than 8 million students, The Norton Anthology of English Literature sets the standard and remains an unmatched value. The most-trusted literature anthology of all time, now in its 50th year."
The Way of Unknowing
Call Number: BV 5091 .C7 M283 2011
Publication Date: 2011-11-30
"This, like his other bestselling books, is made up of the simple and inviting talks he gave to many hundreds of groups right up until his death in 1982. Today, through the worldwide network he founded (the World Community for Christian Meditation) people in all walks of life are discovering the transformative power of being silent before God."
What We Have Done
Call Number: KF 480 .P45 2012
Publication Date: 2012-02-01
"This book makes a unique and important contribution to the field of disability movement history. Featuring the words of both activist foot soldiers and movement leaders, What We Have Done documents how people with diverse disabilities fought against prejudice and discrimination and won landmark political and legal victories equivalent to those of the African American and other civil rights movements of twentieth-century America. --Mary Lou Breslin, cofounder of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)"
North American Industry Classification System 2012
Call Number: REF HF 1042 .N678 2012
Publication Date: 2012-08-01
"Published only once every five years, the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is an indispensable volume of official industry codes used by businesses, libraries, and other establishments and individuals to complete tax returns, grant requests, and fill out other forms and to improve analyses and comparisons of different industries."
Chase's .... Calendar of Events
Call Number: REF GT 4803 .C48 2013
Publication Date: 2013
"If you're looking to tie a promotional event to a special month, create a suggested reading list based on a literary birth anniversary, travel to a music festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday round-up on your radio show or Twitterfeed, Chase's Calendar of Events is the one resource that has it all. For broadcasters, journalists, event planners, public relations professionals, librarians, editors, writers or simply the curious, this is one reference you can't do without!"
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