Monthly Archives: May 2014

For a Limited Time – Stream PBS Documentaries!

Want to watch one of Ken Burns’ productions on the West?  Or see Season one of the PBS series Craft in America?  The PBS Video Collection brings over 200 documentaries directly to your computer.  Browse by discipline, series, title, or look up producers.  These videos are available for streaming right now for all Adams State University faculty, staff and students.  This trial will last until June 21, 2014.  If you wish to make this a permanent offering of the library, let us know!

Nielsen Library Seeks Graduate Students to Help Staff the Reference Desk

The Reference Department in the Nielsen Library seeks dependable and motivated graduate students to help staff the reference desk during professionally staffed hours and to assist patrons when regular staff is not present. Student workers will provide reference service in an effective, timely, and courteous manner. Students must be available to work for at least two semesters. Evenings and weekends may be required. This position is open to Graduate Students only.

Duties include:

• Provide reference assistance to library patrons. If unable to answer question, call on reference librarian.

• Assist users with the online catalog, print materials, and electronic databases.

• Provide patrons with directional information in locating materials and services.

• Answer telephone reference questions or refer callers to reference librarian on duty.

• Assist patrons in finding information and in learning how to conduct research and to find information on their own.

• Sorts reference books, non-reference books and current periodicals, loads on book trucks, and shelves reference books.

• Other duties as assigned

Please email your resume to Library Director Carol Smith at by June 13, 2014.

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of May 19:

The illustrated history of early man
Pioneers of the Territory of Southern Colorado
Education in school and nonschool settings
A philosophy of music education : advancing the vision
The Great War : July 1, 1916 : the first day of the Battle of the Somme : an illustrated panorama
Where there is no dentist
Where there is no doctor : a village health care handbook
The Oxford handbook of qualitative research in American music education
Musical creativity : insights from music education research
Principles of sedimentology and stratigraphy

New Books This Week

Here’s what’s new for the week of May 5:

The fault in our stars
The death cure
The maze runner
Life of Pi : a novel
Imagined communities : reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism
Reign of error : the hoax of the privatization movement and the danger to America’s public schools
Pinch pottery : functional, modern handbuilding
Revisiting gender
Contemporary music education
The revenge of the past : nationalism, revolution, and the collapse of the Soviet Union
Arguing for our lives : a user’s guide to constructive dialog
The invention of tradition
Reinventing race, reinventing racism
A prairie home companion pretty good joke book
Lens on outdoor learning
The Scorch trials
Looking for Alaska
The great American Dust Bowl
A call to action : women, religion, violence, and power
Cultivating outdoor classrooms : designing and implementing child-centered learning environments
The bishop’s utopia : envisioning improvement in colonial Peru
A cultural psychology of music education
Teaching music in American society : a social and cultural understanding of teaching music
A history of American music education
Afro-vegan : farm-fresh African, Caribbean & Southern flavors remixed
Music with the brain in mind
Leadership strategies for women : lessons from four queens on leadership and career development
Histories of victimhood
Science : a discovery in comics
Assessing conditions to enhance educational effectiveness : the inventory for student engagement and success