Monday, November 30, 2009

BOM for Dec.

BOM: Book of the Month for Dec.

The Trouble With Boys. Peg Tyre. Crown, 2008. LC 1397.T97 2008.
From the dusk jacket:
"(boys) get expelled from preschool nearly five times more often than girls; in elementary school, they're diagnosed with learning disorders four times as oftn. By eighth grade huge numbers are reading below basic level."

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Rick Bass to read this TH

Campus-wide news

Rick Bass will read at 7:30, TH, Dec. 3 at the Lyric Theater, 20 Main St. in Frostburg. He's hosted by FSU's Center for Creative Writing and is the environmental writer for the Fall semester.

Bass's short stories have been anthologized in The Pushcart Prize, Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O Henry Awards.

His books include The Book of Yaak (non-fiction), The Watch:
Stories (fiction), and Why I Came West: A Memoir.

His environmental activism includes work to save the Montana wilderness.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Frost and Harrison Coordinate Sponsor-A-Family Food Drive

Amber Harrison (pictured, left), cataloging, and Nancy Frost, acquisitions, coordinated the collection of donations for the library's contribution to this year's Sponsor A Family program. Two baskets from the library join many others that will provide Thanksgiving meals to families throughout the county. The drive is sponsored by FSU's Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement.

New Reference and Instruction Librarian

Greetings to the Lewis J. Ort Library and Frostburg University! I’m Kim Detterbeck, a new reference and instruction librarian and Visual Arts liaison. I am thrilled to be beginning my professional career here at Frosburg University and look forward to contributing to the great services already provided by the Library’s staff.

Before coming to Frostburg University, I served as the Graduate Assistant to the Art and Architecture Libraries at the University of Maryland, College Park. While there I engaged in reference and instruction work both in-person and virtually, redesigned and launched the Art and Architecture Libraries new website, developed specialized research guides, served as Graduate Assistant Representative to the Libraries’ governing board, processed archival material and much, much more! Also during that time I served as Vertical Files and Microform Intern at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and was awarded a two-year scholarship from the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation to compose a comprehensive bibliography of scholarship on the ancient Italian villa of Stabiae. I am eager to bring the knowledge, skills and experience I have amassed from these experiences to my work here at Frostburg and continue the tradition of excellent service to our patrons and the entire Frostburg community.

As my primary responsibility with the Library is as ORIE coordinator and instructor, I wanted to briefly share with you my teaching philosophy. My desired outcome is that students walk away from any information literacy interaction with more tools and techniques to search for information; know how to scrutinize information and empower them to feel in control; and be able to employ essential searching skills that they can take with them beyond the university years into their own careers. Through active learning and interactive library instruction session, I hope to help students and researchers to realize that the research and writing process is a creative act that will contribute to their success academically, professionally and personally.

I look forward to being a part of the Frostburg community and working with all you. Thanks and see you at the reference desk!

Monday, November 16, 2009

World Hunger Month Display at Ort Library

The World Hunger Month display at Ort Library contains information and statistics on world hunger as well as for the state of Maryland. It also highlights Heifer International and their work to donate to Western Maryland and worldwide. Heifer International focuses on the gift of animals for sustainability.

There is a box for donations of nonperishable food – canned or packaged – for the Frostburg Pantry. The Ort Library will again donate a Thanksgiving dinner to a local family.