Monthly Archives: November 2013

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of November 25:
The island of lost maps : a true story of cartographic crime
The stories that shape us : contemporary women write about the West : an anthology
Sudden origins : fossils, genes, and the emergence of species
The reader’s companion to U.S. women’s history
Portrait of the artist as a young dog
Skeletons on the Zahara : a true story of survival
Vintage Baldwin
Gilgamesh : a new English version
What went wrong? : the clash between Islam and modernity in the Middle East
The first human : the race to discover our earliest ancestors
The social life of information
Why evolution is true
Citizen-in-chief : the second lives of the American presidents
Hadrian and the triumph of Rome
Merchants of doubt : how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian myth
Love is strange : stories of postmodern romance
A quick start guide to mobile marketing : how to create a dynamic campaign and improve your competitive advantage
The elements of metaphysics
Twilight of the Habsburgs : the life and times of Emperor Francis Joseph
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
Beyond cosmic dice : moral life in a random world
Managing innovation : integrating technological, market and organizational change
Applying innovation
San Luis Valley Pioneers
Where rivers change direction
Moosewood Restaurant favorites : the 250 most-requested, naturally delicious recipes from one of America’s best-loved restaurants

Naxos Music Library – Trial Resource

The Nielsen Library is trialing Naxos Music Library through December 31. Naxos is the world´s largest online classical music library, offering streaming access to more than 89,780 CDs with more than 1,306,500 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month. The library offers the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogs plus the complete catalogs or selected titles from over 378 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. Classic pop and rock music as well as Chinese orchestral music are also represented. Learn more about Naxos Music Library here.

Also available via this trial:

After you trial this electronic resource, let us know what you think!

Group Study Rooms

We know how much you love the group study rooms on the second floor of the library. But starting this week, rooms 218 and 219 will be temporary offices for staff displaced by the Richardson Hall renovations. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Here’s some group study spaces you may not be aware of:

  • Room 215 – this group study room near the Grizzly Testing and Learning Center doesn’t get nearly as much use as the others

  • Rooms 302 & 306 – as long as there’s no classes or meetings scheduled, these rooms are open for you to use302

  • Rooms 315, 316, 317 – these classrooms remain locked when they’re empty, but a librarian would be happy to let you in as long as there’s no classes scheduled

  • There’s also plenty of open spaces where groups can work on all 3 floors of the library.

If there’s anything else we can do to help you study more productively, please let us know.

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of November 11:

Adventures of an American composer : an autobiography Michael Colgrass ; edited by Neal and Ulla Colgrass.
Timpani tone and the interpretation of baroque and classical music
Footprints in the trail
Autobiography of Mark Twain
Balancing the books : accounting for librarians
Encyclopedia of percussion
Encyclopedia of the history of astronomy and astrophysics
The balanced musician : integrating mind and body for peak performance
Jazz : essential listening
What’s that sound? : an introduction to rock and its history
The recording secrets behind 50 great albums
Frontiers of astrobiology
The making of a drum company : the autobiography of William F. Ludwig II
An analytical index to American literature
Book review index : a master cumulation 1965-1984: a cumulated index to more than 1,650,000 reviews of approximtely 740,500 titles
The view from planet Earth : man looks at the cosmos
The performing life : a singer’s guide to survival
I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

Catalog Offline November 11

Our catalog will be offline on November 11 for a system upgrade.

  • You will be able to check out and return materials normally, but your account will not be updated until the system is back online.
  • You can still search the catalog, but availability information may not be accurate.
  • Holds placed during the downtime will be processed once the system is back online.
  • My Account information may be unavailable during this time.

Jim Poston presenting on Locomotive 169 this Wednesday

web-asu-nielsen-library-locomotive-presentation-fall13-0066Nielsen Library will host Jim Poston speaking on the history of Locomotive 169, the train under the pavilion at Cole Park in Alamosa, Colo. The event will begin at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Nielsen Library second floor lounge. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

Poston is a longtime volunteer with the Friends of the 169, a local group dedicated to preserving locomotive 169 and, eventually, restoring it to operating condition. He is originally from Rhode Island and worked for NASA until 2000 and now resides in the San Luis Valley.