New display case featuring Mental Health Awareness books

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May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. One in every five adults in the United States will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In an effort to bring this issue to light and remove stigma, Mental Health Awareness month seeks to educate the public about mental illness and related issues, in addition to promoting wellness concepts and support.

We have compiled a Bibliography for Mental Health Awareness which features a collection of books related to mental health and wellness related topics.

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Display case featuring African-American History related titles

February is African-American History Month!

In celebration, the Sullivan Library has selected some popular titles to be featured in our display case.  Feel free to check out any of these books OR search our online catalog for other books related to African-American History Month!  If you need assistance searching our catalog simply ask a library staff member to help!

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

By Barack Obama

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The former President of the United States, US Senator and activist writes about his life as a black American whose father was a black African and his mother a white American. His story begins in New York, where he learns that his father has been killed in a car accident. The sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey—first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother’s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life, and lastly reconciles his divided inheritance.

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New and notable books by subject! Psychology

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The Sullivan Library is constantly adding new titles and updated editions of texts to our collection.  In an effort to draw attention to all the great material we have to offer, we are highlighting new book purchases by subject area.

In conjunction with Psychology Information Day on Tuesday, November 1st in Palisades Room, check out some of our recently added Psychology titles!

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New and notable books by subject! Course Reserves

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The Sullivan Library is constantly adding new titles and updated editions of texts to our collection.  In an effort to draw attention to all the great material we have to offer, we are highlighting new book purchases that may be of interest to DC students.

Did you accidently leave your textbook at home?  Are you lugging 20 lbs. of textbooks around campus all day?  Was a book too expensive to purchase this semester?  Have no fear!  Because there is an excellent chance we have your required book or textbook available behind the circulation desk on Course Reserve!  This semester the library drastically increased the Reserve collection to reflect what students need and DC faculty have requested.  Stop by the circulation desk and literally “check out” what we have on Reserve.  As a reminder, Reserve books are available for check out for up to three hours and can only be used inside library.  You can also browse Reserve material online by going to the “Reserve Desk” link within our Online Catalog.

Read on for a list of new or updated editions of books on Course Reserve!

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New and notable books by subject! Technology

new-books-dc-sullivan-library_technology1The Sullivan Library is constantly adding new titles and updated editions of texts to our collection.  In an effort to draw attention to all the great material we have to offer, we will start highlighting new book purchases by subject area.

You can also browse new books in our catalog by clicking the “New Books” link on the right hand side of the page under Library Info.

 

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For good or ill, technology has and continues to change our lives. This list of books is a sampling of what technology and the Internet has brought to the world from self-driving cars to spying.

Here is a select group of books on Technology we think you might like.

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New and notable books by subject! Healthcare

 

New Books @ DC Sullivan Library Healthcare

The Sullivan Library is constantly adding new titles and updated editions of texts to our collection.  In an effort to draw attention to all the great material we have to offer, we will start highlighting new book purchases by subject area.

Graduate students in Healthcare Management, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Nursing will find our new Healthcare related books of great use.  Whether you are interested in better understanding the impact of the Affordable Care Act, managed care, business models, data or general anatomy, we have you covered with the latest editions of these healthcare related books.

You can also browse new books in our catalog by clicking the “New Books” link on the right hand side of the page under Library Info.

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Book review: “Mind And Media: The Effects Of Television, Video Games And Computers”

One thousand: That’s approximately the number of instructional hours required of middle school and high school students in the United States each year.

Four thousand: That’s approximately the number of hours of digital media content that youths, ages eight to 18, consume and absorb each year in the United States.

Patricia Greenfield, Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a pioneer in the study of the relationship between children and technology, is the author of Mind And Media: The Effects Of Television, Video Games And Computers. First published in 1984, the book was recently revised, updated and reprinted as a classic edition in honor of its 30th anniversary.

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In her vast years of research that spans the pre-Internet era to present day, Greenfield has found that television, video games and computers can bolster development. It all depends on how the media are used, and how parents and educators interact with their children. Each medium has its own message. For example, print and radio provide an opportunity for reflection, serial processing and articulation, while TV and video games provide an opportunity for interactive learning and parallel learning.

Greenfield also raises important questions about the effect of different media on children and adolescents. Many children, who are turned off by school, are not turned off by one or another of the electronic media — quite the opposite, in fact. Greenfield contends that an ideal childhood learning environment includes a multimedia approach to learning.

Mind And Media is a fascinating and fast read that explores the different mediums, their strengths and weaknesses, and the contribution each one has on a child’s learning and development.

A copy of of Mind And Media: The Effects Of Television, Video Games And Computers is available at the Sullivan Library (call number: 302.2308 G837m).