Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What do I read next???

If you want to read a book, but just can't figure out what, the Maryland Library Association has you covered. The Reader's Advisory Interest Group has compiled a list of titles by genre.

If you want a list of titles on subjects like Political Fiction, In the Time of King Arthur, Paranormal Romance, Alternate History and, my personal favorite, Steampunk (whatever that is!), visit their Web site for ideas. Happy Reading...

P.S. from the Web site, Steampunk is defined as "a subgenre of science fiction or fantasy, refers to speculative stories set in the Victorian age of steam but with some technological or magical twist. Although the name is a play on cyberpunk (the dystopian science fiction of the 1980s that emphasized stories about computer technology), steampunk is more closely related to the genre of alternate history. Several steampunk novels appeared in the 1980s, and the genre is experiencing a new popularity now in the 21st century. It can appeal to readers who enjoy historical fiction, science fiction and fantasy, and paranormal romance".

Monday, July 19, 2010

We need help us with usability testing

The MC Libraries Web Redesign Team has been planning and designing a new look for the Libraries' homepage to be unveiled August 20.

Please click on the title link to get a PDF preview of what the page may look like. We will be doing usability testing, primarily with students, but also with faculty and staff to test our nomenclature and organization.

If you have any comments or questions OR if you would like to help us with usability testing this week, please contact Brenda Braham,, or Jenny Hatleberg,

Monday, July 12, 2010

50th Anniversary of the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird

From a Library Journal review..."Harper Lee's coming-of-age classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, tells the story of six-year-old Scout Finch, her older brother Jem, and their father, Atticus, a small-town Alabama lawyer assigned to defend Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of rape. The reaction of the town, the dignity of Robinson, and the character of their father affect both children as they navigate the path from childhood innocence to adult understanding".

The Libraries have several editions of the novel as well as the award winning, 1962 film starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.

From the Libraries and Library Staff of Montgomery College...

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