Friday, September 26, 2014

GPC Libraries in GLA Spotlight

The Georgia Library Association (GLA) features the Georgia Perimeter College Libraries in the spotlight this month.  For more, visit he GLA homepage and/or the GLA blog.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New Acquisitions Hit the Shelves

The first order of books for this academic year have arrived.  New acquisitions include academic and leisure titles.  Some books have already been checked out by students.  See a few titles below:     

·         COMPASS Test Study Guide

·         A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Eighth Edition

·         Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th edition

·         Barron’s SAT 2014

·         McGraw Hill Preparation for GED 2014

·         Clear Speech From the Start: Basic Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension in North American English Judy Gilbert

·         Barron's 1100 Words You Need to Know by Murray Bromberg

·         The Public Domain: How to Find & Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art & More by Stephen Fishman

·         Bioethics: the Basics by Alastair Campbell

·         They Don't Teach Corporate in College: a Twenty-Something's Guide to the Business World by Alexandra Levit

·         Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion: New Perspectives from Europe and North America by Emma Tarlo

·         What Color is Your Parachute? 2015 by Richard Bolles

·         Social Media: a Critical Introduction by Christian Fuchs

·         Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Robert Heilbroner

·         Who Asked You? by Terry McMillian

·         The Body Book: the Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diaz

·         Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair) by Rosie Perez (New host on The View)

·         Hold Me in Contempt: a Romance by Wendy Williams

·         #GIRLBOSS (CEO online fashion retailer)

·         Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me by Yamma Brown (for 1960s -music)


1960s Research Guide

This year GPC looks back at the 1960s.  Check out "The 1960s" research guide for resources and search tips to assist students with their topic:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pharos Trouble

Major trouble with Pharos.  We can't make visitor IDs. A ticket was submitted, but it's not fixed yet.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Last Copy in Georgia

GPC Libraries participates in the last copy in Georgia program.  Under this program, the last copy of any library item within the University System of System of Georgia (USG) should be sent to UGA.  From there, the director who oversees the program, Nan McMurray, will determine if the item is worth keeping.  Item format does not matter, neither does condition.  Here's a link for more info:  If you have questions, please see the campus collection development coordinator.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GPC Reads: Picking Cotton on Reserve

Two copies of the GPC Reads title, Picking Cotton, have been placed on reserve.  Students may borrow this book for one week.  Check the library catalog for availability.

Subject Liaison Program Comes to Dunwoody

Effective fall semester 2014, full-time librarians will serve as a Subject Liaison for each academic program on the Dunwoody Campus. The Subject Liaison Program is designed to (1): provide academic departments with one librarian to serve as a personal point of contact between the Library and assigned academic departments, and (2): facilitate faculty/librarian collaboration as it relates to the management of library collections and library services. Primary responsibilities for Subject Liaisons include, but are not limited to:

• Selecting materials that support the curriculum and mission of GPC

• Discarding materials that no longer support the curriculum and mission of GPC

• Disseminating information about the Library and library resources to faculty and students to assigned
departments/subject areas

• Sharing information about academic departments and programs with library staff

• Promoting services offered by the Library

Although the subject liaison program exists, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to use the services from any available library staff. For a list of Subject Liaisons and assigned academic programs, refer to the Subject Liaison Directory.

Database Helps: OneClick Digital

In order to remove paper from the desk, I've made a notebook labeled "Database Helps." It's in the lower right cubby when facing the check-out desk. At this point the only database featured is OneClick digital, our new streaming audio database.  The easy instructions for set up are there, AND so is a list of books frequently used in the curriculum that are available in OneClick.  Please also notice the nice display on OneClick near the workroom door. (Thanks, Barbara Naumann!)

As we get other helpful materials on databases, we will add them to the notebook.  If there is a database that you need some support with, please let me know, and I'd be glad to find some helps for you.