Adams State College

Come join our team!

The Nielsen Library is looking for 4 students to fill open work-study positions in the circulation department beginning in the Fall semester. Ask for a paper application at the circulation desk or apply online here:

Applicants MUST qualify for a work study award and should be available for at least three semesters. For more information visit the circulation desk or email Jordan Gortmaker, Circulation Supervisor, at

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of April 14:

The walking dead
On looking : eleven walks with expert eyes
Streaming : movies, media, and instant access
The heart of the plate : vegetarian recipes for a new generation
Dogfight : how Apple and Google went to war and started a revolution
Memories and reflections of the dispossessed : a collection of memoirs for the 60th anniversary of the Czechoslovak-Hungarian population exchange
A field guide to American houses : the definitive guide to identifying and understanding America’s domestic architecture
From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg : disruptive innovation in the age of the Internet
It’s complicated : the social lives of networked teens
The Sibley guide to birds
Organic chemistry : breakthroughs and perspectives 
Age of context : mobile, sensors, data and the future of privacy
What the dormouse said : how the sixties counterculture shaped the personal computer industry
Assessment for counselors
Lost mountain : a year in the vanishing wilderness : radical strip mining and the devastation of Appalachia
Super graphic : a visual guide to the comic book universe
Smarter than you think : how technology is changing our minds for the better
Angry white men : American masculinity at the end of an era
Hearts and minds : a people’s history of counterinsurgency
Breakfast : a history
The next America : boomers, millennials, and the looming generational showdown
Ha! : the science of when we laugh and why
Shadow warfare : the history of America’s undeclared wars
Lunch : a history
People watching : Social Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception
Trinity : a graphic history of the first atomic bomb
Animal wise : how we know animals think and feel
How to fake a moon landing : exposing the myths of science denial
Student success in college : creating conditions that matter

Open Access to Oxford University Press Resources

In honor of National Library Week (April 13-19) the Oxford University Press is providing free access to all of their online resources.


Simply use the following credentials to login:

Username: libraryweek
Password: libraryweek

Visit the Oxford University Press for more details.

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of April 7:

Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital
Difficult men : behind the scenes of a creative revolution: from The Sopranos and The wire to Mad men and Breaking bad
Our America : a Hispanic history of the United States
Mapping Mormonism : an atlas of Latter-day Saint history
Nature’s noblemen : transatlantic masculinities and the nineteenth-century American West
Aging in America
Everyday Las Vegas : local life in a tourist town
Small cities USA : growth, diversity, and inequality
The power of the zoot : youth culture and resistance during World War II
Fast-forward family : home, work, and relationships in middle-class America
Women and wars
The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates
The year without summer : 1816 and the volcano that darkened the world and changed history
To the end of June : the intimate life of American foster care
My dog always eats first : homeless people and their animals
To sell is human : the surprising truth about moving others
Yoga in practice
Environmental flows : saving rivers in the third millennium
The feeling child : laying the foundations of confidence and resilience
Keys to the city : how economics, institutions, social interactions, and politics shape development
Walls and mirrors : Mexican Americans, Mexican immigrants, and the politics of ethnicity
Standard & Poor’s industry surveys
Remote sensing for geoscientists : image analysis and integration
Lonely planet Australia

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of March 31:

Portraits from North American Indian life
Historic preservation : an introduction to its history, principles, and practice
The book : a history of the Bible
Go : a Kidd’s guide to graphic design
Art detective : spot the difference!
Chasing literacy : reading and writing in an age of acceleration
Intimacy : Poems
Dream dog
Aztec philosophy : understanding a world in motion
Handbook of transnational crime and justice
New Mexico’s Crypto-Jews : image and memory
African exodus : the origins of modern humanity

Spring Break Hours

The Nielsen Library’s Spring Break Hours are:

Saturday, March 22: Closed

Sunday, March 23: Closed

Monday, March 24 – Friday, March 28: 8am-5pm

Saturday: March 29: Closed

Regular hours resume on Sunday, March 30.

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of March 17:

An appetite for wonder : the making of a scientist : a memoir
Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches
Essential readings in wildlife management and conservation
Essential questions : opening doors to student understanding
Badluck Way : a year on theragged edge of the West
Happiness and poverty in developing countries : a global perspective
The behaviour of the domestic cat
Renewable energy : a first course
Bonsai : a patient art : the Bonsai Collection of the Chicago Botanic Garden
Marijuana : a reference handbook
Natural area tourism : ecology, impacts, and management
Learning targets : helping students aim for understanding in today’s lesson
What is history?
Jackson Pollock : a biography
Overcoming textbook fatigue : 21st century tools to revitalize teaching and learning
The low countries : arts and society in Flanders and Netherlands : [yearbook no.] 21
The geologic time scale 2012
The impact of the geological sciences on society
The web of geological sciences : advances, impacts, and interactions
The de-textbook : the stuff you didn’t know about the stuff you thought you knew
Money : the unauthorised biography
The anatomy of violence : the biological roots of crime
Drunk tank pink : and other unexpected forces that shape how we think, feel, and behave.
Assignments matter : making the connections that help students meet standards
Therapy with dreams and nightmares : theory, research & practice
The Chicano studies reader : an anthology of Aztlán, 1970-2000
Choice theory : a new psychology of personal freedom
Late Cretaceous to Quaternary strata and fossils of Texas : field excursions celebrating 125 years of GSA and Texas geology, GSA South-Central Section meeting, Austin, Texas, April 2013
Classic concepts and new directions : exploring 125 years of GSA discoveries in the Rocky Mountain Region
Do federal social programs work?
In watermelon sugar
Mexican American voices : a documentary reader

Should the Federal Government Increase its Investment in Early Learning Programs?

This April’s Congressional Digest discusses the history and current status of funding for preschool programs.  Find out more about those who argue for an expansion of preschool programs, and those who feel expanding such programs will detract from what is currently available.  Access to Congressional Digest is available to all on campus, and off-campus students, faculty, and staff.

Local author will speak on Fremont’s fatal expedition at Nielsen Library

Fremont's Fatal Fourth

The Adams State University Nielsen Library continues its mission to provide stimulating presentations for campus and community. Stuart Bryan, local author of Fremont’s Fatal Fourth Expedition (1848-1849), will discuss the purpose and disastrous outcome of famed western explorer John C. Fremont’s winter trek through Southern Colorado as well as his own efforts to retrace Fremont’s path.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the library second floor lounge. The event is free and refreshments will be provided.

Bryan, a retired science teacher from Monte Vista High School and a longtime resident of the San Luis Valley, received Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of New Mexico. Fremont’s Fatal Fourth Expedition is the end result of over twenty years of research and writing.

For more information call the Nielsen Library at 719-587-7187.

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of March 10:

Rio Grande narrow gauge : the final years, Alamosa to Chama
The power of the American presidency : 1789-2000
Sleepwalking through history : America in the Reagan years
Is God happy? : selected essays
Anxiety : a short history
Research design : qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches
My age of anxiety : fear, hope, dread, and the search for peace of mind
The sixth extinction : an unnatural history
Letters to a young conservative
How the snake lost its legs : curious tales from the frontier of evo-devo
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