What an uproar in the library this morning when security officers opening the building discovered flooding in the library near the reference area. Both levels of the building took on damage. Computers, books, and furniture had to be cleared from the area and the surfaces dried and treated.
We are having finals and would normally strive for quiet study spaces, but it is a very noisy morning. We apologize for the inconvenience.
With the release of Amazon’s Kindle 2 and its Kindle app for the iPhone, the media has recently been praising electronic books, but as the guys from the popular (but not always work-appropriate) web-comic Penny Arcade point out, we shouldn’t necessarily forget ‘old technology’.
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Though I highly doubt electronic books will wholly replace the tactile experience of a real book any time soon, as technology advances, will the print book survive? And if it does not, how will that impact the way we communicate and find common ground (especially on first dates)?
The first American Indian Day in a state was declared on the second Saturday in May 1916 by the governor of N.Y. Presently, several states have designated Columbus Day as Native American Day, but it continues to be a day we observe without any recognition as a national legal holiday. In 1990 President George Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” For more information regarding the history and culture of the American Indian visit this website: http://www.martinsfoods.com/shareddev/sharedcontent/SP/AIHM08/index.cfm
It is amazing how many popular movies start out as books. The display at the downtown campus highlights the books and their cinematic versions that are owned by J. Sargeant Reynolds downtown library. A list of movies based on books is the background for the display. Please stop by any of the JSRCC libraries to rent either the book or the movie or maybe even both! See if you can spot the differences between the original story and the movie.