Thursday, March 20, 2014
Season four of the Summar Library podcast begins with Stephen and Paul speaking with the Director of the Library, Anna Beth Morgan. Anna Beth talks about a new library survey that is underway as well as an emphasis to collect long overdue library materials. Also in the mix, are discussions of Stephen’s latest educational pursuit as well as Final Four basketball and predictions for the upcoming Major League Baseball season.
Posted by Union Library Staff at 8:25 AM
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
- "Workplace Learning in Health and Social Care: A Student's Guide" by Carolyn Jackson and Clare Thurgate (Open University Press, 2011). Themes include how to learn in the workplace and the benefits and challenges of doing so.
- "Selected Blackouts" by John Goldbach (Insomniac Press, 2009). Here's what GoodReads.com has to say about this work of fiction: John Goldbach's utterly original debut collection offers funny and penetrating tales of people struggling with faith, addiction, sex and mortality. Written in a fresh and assured style, these stories follow characters through crack-ups, meltdowns and blackouts.
- "It's Raining Cats and Dogs : An Autism Spectrum Guide to the Confusing World of Idioms, Metaphors and Everyday Expressions" by Michael Barton (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011). With chapters on shortened expressions, metaphors and double meanings, the author shares specific examples and illustrations to demonstrate how people on the autistic spectrum think. An example: When someone says, "I feel like a pizza," he is essentially saying, "I feel like eating a pizza." The author explains he would take the phrase quite literally and draws a pizza with a head and arms and legs attached.
Posted by Ellen Kimbro at 8:23 PM