Friday, August 31, 2012

Closed on Saturday

The library will be closed this Saturday. We will begin our Saturday hours (9 a.m.-noon) next week, Sept. 8.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Incorporate the Dalai Lama in your course

Study and become an expert in something, because education can bring compassion, peace and harmony. That will bring self-confidence and stability. When you have all that, then you can influence others as an example. That’s the way to create more peaceful communities.
 --Bstan-╩╝dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV

The Jessup Library contains a variety of items for faculty members who would like to incorporate information about the Dalai Lama (in preparation for his visit) into their courses. Some suggestions include:

An overview of pertinent resources—including essays, news articles, video, audio and images – is available in Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

Works by the Dalai Lama
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World [electronic resource]
Ethics for the New Millennium
Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama
My Spiritual Journey : Teachings, Statements, and Talks
The World of Tibetan Buddhism : An Overview of its Philosophy and Practice

Interviews, Videos, etc.
The Open Road : The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama by Pico Iyer
The New Physics and Cosmology: Dialogues with the Dalai Lama [e-book]
Peace One Day: A Film by Jeremy Gilley [electronic resource]
10 Questions for the Dalai Lama [electronic resource]
The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and Journeys [e-book]

Related Topics
Tibetan Diary: From Birth to Death and Beyond in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal [electronic resource] by Geoff Childes
Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet by Frances Mary Garrett
Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism and the Practice of Wisdom by Charles Halpern
Female Buddhas : Women of Enlightenment in Tibetan Mystical Art by Glenn Mullin et al.
[Padmasambhava] The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Monk Dancers of Tibet by Matthieu Ricard
The Dragon in the Land of Snows : A History of Modern Tibet Since 1947 by Tsering Shakya
Mipam : The First Tibetan Novel by Albert Arthur Yongden

And now for something completely different:
A YouTube video in which a Japanese artist discusses his group’s creation of graphic novels (manga) that feature such “superheroes” as Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Opening Late Monday, Aug. 20

The library will open late on Mon., Aug. 20. We will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day due to the All-College meeting. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The End of Summer

The last day of the summer semester has come and gone. Exams are done; papers are done. Now it's time to relax before we all get rolling again in the fall. Now that you have a moment or two to breathe, consider catching up on your reading. May we suggest the following?

We have some great beach reading, including:
Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy

If that's not your style, try history.
A Nation Forged in War: How World War II Taught Americans to Get Along by Thomas A. Bruscino
Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Robert F. Kennedy
One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War by Michael Dobbs

Looking for something to do on your break? This is certainly worthwhile.
Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth through Simple, Everyday Choices by Mindy Pennybacker

Do you have arachnophobia? Perhaps these books will help dispel some of the myths about spiders.
Biology of Spiders by Rainer F. Foelix
The Private Life of Spiders by Paul Hillyard
Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging and Mating by Leslie Brunetta

And here are two books on a little known topic.
American Sideshow: An Encyclopedia of History's Most Wondrous and Curiously Strange Performers by Marc Hartzman
Sideshow U.S.A: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination by Rachel Adams

Like always, this is just a sample of the new books we have. Check out the new books list for more or do a search in the catalog. Enjoy!