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New database: Films on Demand August 2, 2011

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New this year at the TWC Library:  Films on Demand which contains thousands of educational films to stream to your computer and show in the classroom.  Visit our Films on Demand link to check out the selection of films in all subject areas including history, literature, music, sociology, biology, earth science, math, religion, languages, business and much more.  Film producers are the Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Films Media Group.

You’ll also see the film titles and links as you search our online catalog; they will have the note “Streaming Audio/Video” at the left.  Create a free account with Films on Demand to create lists of your favorite videos.

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Welcome, Carlton Ealy April 8, 2011

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We wish to welcome our newest library staff member, Carlton Ealy, pictured above with Brenda Jaquish.  We miss Tyler Dunsmore, our former evening employee, and wish him well.  Carlton has taken over the night shift, so stop in between 7pm and midnight or on Fridays between noon and 5pm to say hello.

Carlton, a 1991 TWC graduate, majored in business administration and minored in history.  A night owl with lots of energy, he enjoys the nighttime student crowd, commenting that the time flies.  “There’s life in the library at night,” he says.  Carlton is using his interest in history to assist us with our Digital Library of Appalachia project in which we scan historic TWC photographs and documents to view online.   We have lucked out to get Carlton on our team.

TWC Librarians attend conference March 31, 2011

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TWC librarians Sandra Clariday, Julie Adams and Sarah Roy attended the Tennessee Library Association’s annual conference in Murfreesboro last week.  They sat in on numerous informative programs, visited with colleagues from across the state, and ate some fantastic meals.  Julie Adams accepted the 2010 James E. Ward Library Instruction Award at the Intellectual Freedom Luncheon.  Below are Julie Forkner and Beth Mercer of the E.G. Fisher Public Library,  Sandra Clariday and Julie Adams.

Dr. William Ruleman’s new book March 29, 2011

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Tennessee Wesleyan College Professor of English Dr. William Ruleman has translated a new volume of stories entitled Vienna Spring: Early Novellas and Stories written by Stefan Zweig.  While Zweig (1881 – 1942) was a well-known Austrian writer in his day,  Dr. Ruleman’s translation from the German marks the first time these stories have been available in English.

As Dr. Ruleman describes the book for us,  “The compelling pieces in this early collection by Zweig, translated into English for the first time, depict young people trying to adapt to the harsh realities of his native Vienna at the dawn of the twentieth century; and as such they convey a theme that would figure not only in his later fiction but also in his own life as a Jewish writer in the Nazi era: the plight of highly sensitive souls in a crude and uncaring world.”

Dr. Ruleman, a portrait artist, painted the beautiful cover art for the book with his daughter Anne serving as model.

The book will soon be in our library and is also available from Amazon.com .

Ariadne Press, ISBN 978-1572411739

Honoring Dr. Fisher March 18, 2011

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Beloved TWC professor of English Dr. Nancy Fisher retired last year, and in her honor, books of contemporary poetry were given to the library.  Check these out and expand your mind.  Thanks to Dr. Fisher and all donors.

The new poetry includes Czeslaw Milosz, Gary Snyder, Eleanor Ross Taylor, Andrew Hudgins, Donald Revell, Mary Oliver, Sherwin Bitsui, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Kay Ryan, and Nikki Giovanni’s edited anthology The 100* Best African American Poems (*but I cheated).

Go Light Your World March 8, 2011

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Photo by Tyler Dunsmore

More beautiful night photography by Tyler is on our website:  http://library.twcnet.edu

Journal articles just a click away March 3, 2011

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You will notice a new icon while searching our article databases now.  This little green and blue LinkSource icon represents new ease with which you can get the complete journal articles you need.

 

For example, if you are searching in PsycInfo or MLA and find a citation to an article or a book that is not full text, click on the LinkSource icon, and you may be taken directly to the full text  of that article in JSTOR or Academic OneFile.  If there is no full text, you’ll have the option of searching our catalog or requesting the item via Interlibrary Loan.

We know this doesn’t make any sense- but when it happens, you’ll know it- and choirs will sing.  Trust us.

 

 

Listen to Naxos Jazz February 16, 2011

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We have free, trial access through April 30 to the Naxos Music Library:  Jazz. Stream jazz, blues, and Dixieland while you study.  Broaden your musical horizons with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Charlie Parker, Benny Goodman, and many more.

You’ve got to listen to Chattanoogan Bessie Smith if you never have!  And check out our other Naxos databases, Naxos Music Library and Naxos Video Library.

 

Book Love February 8, 2011

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This Valentine’s Day, fall in love with some new books.  They’ll never break your heart.  And you don’t have to be monogamous.   Click here to see more additions to our new books shelf.

“This Page Cannot Be Displayed” January 28, 2011

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Are you ever blocked by the TWC network from using a website that looks like a good one for your research?  You can request to have that website “unblocked” by emailing the TWC CIT department twcmis@twcnet.edu and providing the notification codes shown on your notice.

Or if you prefer, ask a librarian to request a site to be unblocked for you.