Working with You is Killing Me…

is just one of the many new books recently received at your
Resnick Library.  Other good reads include: 

Working for you Isn’t Working for Me (HF 5548.83.C77 2009)
The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama (E 908.R46 2010)
The Face on Your Plate: The Truth about Food (TX 371.M37 2009)
SUNY at Sixty (LD 3829.S86 2010)
Working with You is Killing Me (HF 5548.8 C953 2006)

All are on the New Book Shelf located just inside the library entrance.

Elephants in the Library

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Students in VETS247: Exotic Medicine and Nursing, have been researching the care and management of exotic animals this month.  Their topics range from lizards and ferrets to chinchillas and llamas…and well, elephants.

These are just a few of the new books on exotics at the Resnick Library:

Elephant Reflections  (QL737.P98 A48 2009)
Gorillas, Gentle Giants (QL737.P96 H37 2008)
Clinical radiology of exotic companion mammals (SF757.8 .C26 2008)
Nutrition and behavior of uncommon species : exotic animal practice (REF SF 601 .V524)
Avian and exotic animal hematology and cytology (SF 994 .C35 2007)

Request New Books and DVDs through SUNYOne Pilot

SUNYOne Cooperative Library Pilot

Have you ever looked for a particular book or DVD only to find it’s not available at the Resnick Library or even another SUNY library?  With the launch of a new cooperative purchasing pilot, Delhi faculty, staff and students are  now able to request those hard to find items be purchased immediately for our library.  The ordering process is quick…often books/DVDs can be received and ready for you to use within 3-4 days.

Here’s what you need to do….

If you identify a book or DVD needed for research assignment or to supplement your coursework**, check Amazon.com for price (that’s the only vendor we’re using right now).  If it’s available at Amazon,  enter the information into the library “Suggest a Purchase” form on the library web site.  A librarian will get back to you within 24 hours with a decision about whether we can purchase that item or whether you should request it through ILLiad.

In the future we hope to make this “purchase on demand” system part of our interlibrary loan ILLiad system, where requests can be routed directly to a librarian for possible purchase.

**What we are NOT buying with the SUNYOne Pilot
– textbooks
– recreational materials
– ebooks or other electronic resources
– journals/articles

These you can still request through ILLiad.

Here’s more about the project…

SUNYOne Pilot, aka “The Diversifying SUNY Collections Project” has the goal of enriching the University’s library collections through purchasing materials that are currently not available in any SUNY library.  To be considered for purchase, items must be requested by faculty or students and be needed for course-related work or independent research.

Certain types of materials are not being considered for the pilot:  electronic resources, textbooks, and recreational materials.  The ten pilot campus began working in the fall of 2009 to figure out the logistics of pooling resources and purchasing cooperatively.   A single vendor was agreed upon (Amazon.com) and tools were created to manage the project’s initial purchases.   The pilot campuses pooled funds totaling $43,000 for the initial phase of the project.   That’s a lot of books!

Ordering commenced in January 2010, and within a few weeks, approximately 40 titles had been requested and ordered by faculty and students, totaling $1700. SUNY institutions involved are Brockport, University at Buffalo, Cortland, Delhi, Mohawk Valley, New Paltz, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Ulster, and Upstate Medical.  Background information about the purchase on demand project can be found in the April 2009 issue of SUNYergy.

Any questions, contact Pam Peters at peterspj@delhi.edu or IM:  delhipam

Nursing Faculty Publishes EKG Handbook

Congratulations to Theresa A. Middleton Brosche on her new book, The EKG Handbook (2009) published by Jones & Bartlett. 

EKG Handbook cover art

 Intended for nurses in the clinical setting, this compact guide includes topics such as brief anatomy of the heart, depolarization, and repolarization, abnormal electrical conduction pathways, EKG leads and electrical activity, speedy six step method for twelve lead EKG analysis and more. 

 
This text is currently located in the  Resnick Library Faculty Publication Display Cabinet and is available for check-out.  It will eventually be located in the main collection at:    CIRC RC683.5.E5 B726 2010.
Theresa Ann Middleton Brosche, MSN, BSN, RN, CCRN, is an adjunct faculty with the SUNY Delhi online BSN program.  She obtained an MSN with a Specialization in Education in 2007 from Walden University, a BSN in 1987 from College Misericordia, and a Diploma in Legal Nurse Consulting in 1999 from the National Institute for Paralegal Arts and Sciences. She has served as a staff nurse, charge nurse, clinical head nurse, educator, consultant, author, and national presenter. She has authored many articles in various publications.

New Online Databases and Trials

The Resnick Library hopes that the summer is a time for rest and relaxation for both the students and faculty of SUNY Delhi, but don’t assume for one second that your librarians have been dozing the summer away.  The Resnick Library has acquired some great new databases and titles, as well as some trial subscriptions worth checking out.  First, we’ll start with the new purchased items:

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Journals Online
AVMA publishes two excellent veterinary journals which the library has had in print for many years.  We are now happy to announce that with our print subscription comes the electronic version of the American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR) and the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) from the year 2000 to the present.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL): New Titles
The GVRL reference e-book database has been originally provided to SUNY Delhi through our consortium with the other SUNY schools (SUNYConnect), but now we are proud to announce that the following titles have been added to the collection:
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd ed.
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
National Survey of State Laws, 6th ed.
Psychology of Classroom Learning, an Encyclopedia

Salem History
Salem History is NOT just about the Salem witches.  Salem is a publishing company that provides great reference resources in many different subject areas.  The library has purchased a great new biographical reference resource called Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century.  This is available in the Reference section of the library in print (REF ML105 .M883 2009), but also will be available in an online database form through Salem History.  It contains biographies and histories of the great musicians of this past century.  Check it out, and look for more to come, since the library intends to purchase the 13-volume biographical reference called Great Athletes to be released in September, which will also be a part of the Salem History database package.

And now for some great titles that the library will be providing as trials for part of the Fall semester (keep in mind that by giving us feedback on these materials, we can better decide whether or not it is useful to purchase them).  All trials are found in the find articles A-Z and by Subject listings:

Art & Architecture Complete
This database if provided through EBSCO, and is shaping up to be an excellent resource as it covers a wide variety of pertinent subjects, including antiques, art and art history, interior and landscape design, and much more. We will have access for a trial period for this month and during part of the Fall semester.  It is also this month’s featured database.

GREENR
This database is provided through Gale, and it is a SUNY-wide trial.  It is a new online resource that offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more.  This should be on trial for much of the Fall semester.

Great Reads for Summer

Selected new titles from the Resnick Library are highlighted below. Most can be found on the New Book shelves during the summer, but just ask a staff member if you need help.

1. Thomas Jefferson: Architect: The Interactive Portfolio is a beautiful book combining images, narrative, and removable memorabilia celebrating the design of our third president’s most notable structures: the University of Virginia, his Monticello home, the Poplar Forest retreat, and the Virginia State Capitol.
2. Satchel : the life and times of an American legend. Recently reviewed on NPR, this is the story of Leroy Satchel Paige’s career, from the Negro Leagues to the Major Leagues.
3. Digging : the Afro-American soul of American Classical Music. Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka explores the cultural development of jazz music with respect to African American artists and how the music evolves into other forms, as well as how these artists influenced others along the way.
4. The Color Idea Book, from Taunton Press, is a great source of inspiration for expressing your ideas through color in your home.
5. The Joy of Keeping Chickens : the ultimate guide to raising poultry for fun or profit. The title says it all….
6. Building a reputation — Stay organized — Hire good people. Sound like good advice? This is from businessman Paul Teutul’s book The Ride of a Lifetime : Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way.
7. Planet Google : One Company’s Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know. The strategy behind Google’s rise to Internet stardom told by New York Times columnist Randall Stross. According to Publisher’s Weekly, the “unfolding narrative of Google’s journey reads like a suspense novel.”
8. Local Breads is the result of Daniel Leader’s journey across Europe in search of the best sourdough and whole-grain recipes from the best artisan bakers. Beautiful color photographs add to this gem of a book.
9. Simply Organic is an updated edition of Jesse Ziff Cool’s “Your Organic Kitchen” with recipes organized by season.
10. And finally, for those rainy days :), how about some new and old movies? Resnick Library has over 700 films. Stop by and ask about our video collection.