Monday, March 25, 2013

Welcome Back!

The folks at the library hope that you had a great Spring Break. Now that you're back, though, you're already probably thinking about all the homework you have left to do this semester. Well, we have good news for you.

We're here to help you with that. Come by the library this week and we'll help answer questions for you, help you figure out a timeline for your work, and assist you with the resources you need.

It's not easy coming back from vacation, but think of it this way: you're almost there. The semester only has about a month left and you can get some work done in that amount of time. It's just a matter of sitting down and coming up with a solid plan.

Good luck and we'll see you soon!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Student Technology Session: Evernote

Attention students!

Do you want to learn more about online tools that can help you with your classes?
Do you need a new way to collect information from online sources with your laptop, tablet, or phone?
Do you want to be able to take notes and access them anywhere?
Do you want to organize all of your academic and personal stuff on the web in one place?

If you answered yes, then you should sign up & attend our first tech session of 2013. We will be demonstrating and working with Evernote. All are welcome to attend, ask questions, and try your hand in our workshop.

Curious about Evernote? Check out this sneak peek.

Student Technology Session: Evernote
February 4th, 4:00-5:00
Krumm East Computer Lab – Room 28

Sign up here!

We will also be taking requests for future technology sessions, so bring your ideas and questions.

Monday, January 14, 2013

GV YA Book Club for January: Scarlet

Are you interested in reading a good book and discussing it with fellow students, while eating cookies? Well, then we've got a sweet deal for you.

On Monday January 28th from 7:30-8:30 p.m. there will be a meeting of the GV YA Book Club. The book this month is Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen. You can find a copy here and read reviews here.

So come on out and join us for some great discussion. It's a fun way to put down your textbooks, notebooks, and laptops and just read a great book. Also, consider joining our Facebook group and our Goodreads group.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Welcome Back to Campus!

Welcome back to campus! It may be cold and snowy outside, but it's warm and comfy in the library. Come on over and grab a new book (we've got lots of them) and enjoy a drink at the coffee shop.

Also, remember that we've got one of the best computer labs on campus, so check out our library lab calendar to see when it's available. We're open until midnight Monday-Thursday, until 4:30 on Fridays, 12-4 on Saturdays and 3-midnight on Sundays.

Finally, as you're getting started with the spring semester, remember some of these helpful links:

Learning Commons
Helpful Library Videos
Student Technology Help

Have a great start to your semester!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thanks for a Great Semester

Thank you to all of our students who utilized the library this semester. It was a very busy but productive semester for all of us. We hope that you found the resources and services at the Grand View Library to be exactly what you needed.

If you have recommendations or ideas for us in the future, feel free to email us, call us, leave a comment, or just swing by the library. We'll be open during the holiday break (except for Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day).

Enjoy your holiday break.

Monday, September 10, 2012

GV Young Adult (YA) Book Club (and cookies!)

Meet the Book Open House!

Need a great escape from heavy course readings?
Like homemade cookies?
Want a chance to win a free book?

If so, then the GV YA (Young Adult) Book Club is for you!
Stop by the library to check out the Meet the Book Open House!
Grab a cookie, learn more about our first selection, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and sign up for our email if you are interested in attending our first group meeting.
Monday, Sept. 17, 4-7 p.m.
First floor of the GV Library
You don’t have to stay the whole time! Come & go as your schedule allows!
Want to learn more about the first book?
Check out a video from the author:
Contact Cara Stone or Dan Chibnall with questions.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

National Women's History Month

Celebrate National Women's History Month at the Grand View Library!

The following books are available at our library:

Early Elementary:
Brave Irene by William Steig
Call number: Juv PZ7.S8177 Br 1986

Late Elementary:
Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Call number: Juv T 39 .T48 2000

A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot by Mary Walton
Call number: JK 1899 .P38 .W35 2010

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Books in the Grand View Library

Come visit the library and check out a fresh book. We have many new arrivals, including these:

Friday, January 7, 2011

Scholarly Journals, Vaccines, and & Andrew Wakefield

The year 2011 has already gotten off to an interesting start, especially in the area of scholarly journal publications.

Andrew Wakefield, a medical researcher, published a famous study in 1997 in which he claimed he had found a connection between the administration of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) and the development of autism in children. This study was published in the famous British medical journal, the Lancet. It caused a huge stir worldwide and led to countless numbers of unvaccinated children.

The Lancet has retracted the study. Andrew Wakefield has been investigated by journalists and medical boards and found to have committed fraudulent actions when performing the study. No other scientists have been able to replicate any of his data, thus suggesting that his study was incorrect and there is no connection between MMR vaccine and autism.

You can read more about this here and here.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Science News

If you visit the Grand View Library, you will find that we have a great collection of science books. You can learn quite a bit about biology, chemistry, and physics from our collection. Pulling one of the biology books off the shelf, you would be able to learn that all living things on the Earth are composed of six base elements (carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorus). It has been this way for a long time and is considered one of the backbones of biological history.

Today, that all changed.

Scientists with NASA's Astrobiology Institute announced that through intensive research, they have discovered a new form of life, a microbe, living in a lake in California. The Mono Lake microbe contains five of the six elements, but is missing phosphorus. In its place, scientists discovered that the cells were using arsenic instead.

This is a major announcement and rewrites some of the basic ideas that we have about biology on our planet.

Take a look at some of the information that's been posted about this historic announcement:

"Bacterium Grows with Arsenic"
"Bacteria Use Arsenic As Basic Building Block In A Pinch"