A Bi-Weekly Update
Upcoming Faculty and Staff Favorite Books Discussions
Mark your calendars for these upcoming discussions of recent, award-winning bestsellers, held on level A of Trexler Library in the Periodicals Reading Room. Refreshments served!
- November 20, 12 noon, Lois McMaster Bujold’s Paladin of Souls, discussion led by Barri Gold.
- January 25, 4:30 p.m., Alexander McCall Smith’s Tears of the Giraffe (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Book 2), discussion led by Karen Green and Chrys Cronin.
- February 18, 12 noon, Thrity Umrigar’s The Space Between Us, discussion led by Lisa Perfetti.
- March 23, 4:30 p.m, Title TBA, discussion led by Robin Riley-Casey.
- April 19, 12 noon, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, discussion led by Jason Feiertag.
Jen Jarson a Panelist at PaLA Conference
Jen Jarson, Information Literacy & Assessment Librarian, participated in a panel discussion at the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) Annual Conference on October 20, 2009. Jen, along with co-panelists Rebecca Metzger (Lafayette College) and Erin Dorney (Millersville University), presented in the “Emerging Leaders Showcase: Pennsylvania Librarians Leading the Profession.” As members of the 2009 American Library Association’s Emerging Leaders cohort, Jen and co-panelists discussed their experiences in the Emerging Leaders program, as well as their perspectives on leadership development and how Pennsylvania can cultivate “emerging leaders.” Learn more about the 2009 PaLA Annual Conference.
by Jen Jarson, Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian
Map Your World
Online mapping tools like Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, and Mapquest have long made it easier to get from place to place. With additional features like satellite and street-level views, online maps are more usable and interesting than ever before. Check out even more tools to map your world…
Map the Globe
- The Map Collection from the University of Texas Perry-Castaneda Library features an extensive collection of current and historical maps of the world, as well as maps of current interest (e.g., U.S. Economy Maps and H1N1 Influenza Maps).
- Worldmapper (University of Sheffield) contains almost 700 “equal area cartograms, otherwise known as density-equalising maps. The cartogram re-sizes each territory according to the variable being mapped.” Check out, for example: Fuel Exports versusFuel Imports; Population 1500 versus Population 2300; and War Deaths 1945-2000versus War Deaths 2002.
Map Your Mind
- Mindmeister, Mindomo and bubbl.us are just a few of the many online concept mapping tools to help you brainstorm visually.
- Check out the Literary and Cultural Heritage Map of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Center for the Book).
- Take a stroll through the Literary Map of Manhattan (New York Times).
Map U.S. Politics and History
- Voting America: United States Politics, 1840-2008 (University of Richmond) “examines the evolution of presidential politics in the United States across the span of American history.”
- The Library of Congress Geography and Map Division has digitized “Americana and Cartographic Treasures” in its online Map Collections. Maps are categorized asConservation and Environment, Cultural Landscapes, Military Battles and Campaigns,Transportation and Communication, and more.
Map Your Music and Movies
- Liveplasma maps music and movies. Look for your favorite bands, movies, directors, or actors to “obtain a map that details other potential interests.”
Map Your Real Estate
- Zillow maps help you explore homes for sale and real estate values.
Map Your Exercise
Calendar of Events
11/5: Allen High School Science Research Day. (Trexler Library Information Commons & B01, 9:00AM-3:00PM)
11/6: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM)
11/13: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM)
11/19: Banned Books Reading: SorChing Low’s class. The class will discuss the 20th century censoring by the government of Japanese histories detailing World War II atrocities. (Trexler Library Periodicals Reading Room, 11:00AM-12:15PM & 3:00PM-4:15PM)
11/20: Faculty and Staff Favorites Books: Barri Gold discusses “Paladin of Souls.” Open to the public. (Trexler Library Periodicals Reading Room, 12:00PM-1:00PM)
11/20: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM)
12/2: “Copyright and Decaf”: An afternoon version of the “Coffee and Copyright” workshops where we’ll discuss the latest developments in copyright as they relate to teaching and research in academe. (Trexler Library Periodicals Reading Room, 4:30-5:30PM). Open to faculty, staff, and students.