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2010 Asian/Pacific American Award For Literature   Leave a comment

The Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected the winners of the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature. The awards promote Asian/Pacific American culture and heritage and are awarded based on literary and artistic merit.

The awards are given in four categories, with Winner and Honor books selected in each category. Here are the winners of the 2010 awards:

The Picture Book Winner is Cora Cooks Pancit, written by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore and illustrated by Kristi Valiant, published by Shens Books. Picture Book Honor was given to Tan to Tamarind, written by Malathi Michelle Iyengar and illustrated by Jamel Akib, published by Children’s Book Press.

For Youth Literature, the Winner is Sung Woo’s Everything Asian, published by Thomas Dunne Books. Tofu Quilt by Ching Yeung Russell and published by Lee & Low was selected as an Honor recipient.

The Adult Nonfiction Winner is American Chinatown: A People’s History of Five Neighborhoods, by Bonnie Tsui and published by Free Press (Simon & Schuster). The Adult Nonfiction Honor Book is Japanese American Resettlement Through the Lens, by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi and published by the University Press of Colorado.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford and published by Ballantine Books was selected as the Adult Fiction Winner. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See and published by Random House was selected as an Adult Fiction Honor title. We own both of these books at Harper College Library– make sure to check them out:

New Sci Fi Research Guide   Leave a comment

For all you science fiction lovers out there, the library has just released a new research guide for your browsing pleasure. While the Sci Fi Research Guide was originally written for students taking Pearl Ratunil’s English 102 and Literature 115 courses, anyone– even the general public– can take a look at any of the research guides and the various resources that are available to them at Harper. There’s info on finding books, media, author biographies, websites, and even MLA citation help if you so need it.

Sci Fi Research Guide

If you find something that peaks your interest and need help finding it, stop by the Reference Desk– we’re here to help.

Lincoln Readers’ Theatre: A Birthday Celebration   Leave a comment

Come join us in celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (1809-1865) at the William Rainey Harper College Library (second floor) on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at noon. There will be a Readers’ Theater evoking the spirit and legacy of the sixteenth President of the United States, presented by the Harper College Library and the Harper College Speech Team.

Refreshments will be served (including Lincoln cookies!). Also, test your knowledge of Lincoln by competing in the trivia contest (and the chance to win some amazing prizes). To help you prepare for the contest, check out our Research Guide on Lincoln.


New Research Guide on the Beat Generation   Leave a comment

If you haven’t checked out the library’s research guides, I’d highly recommend doing so. They give handy tips on how to find books, articles, and other resources at the library on a variety of topics. We even have research guides tailored to particular classes.

There’s a new (as in hot off the presses) research guide on the ever popular Engl 102: The Beat Generation taught by Kurt Hemmer. Even if you’re not taking the class, take a look at the research guide to check out the books, articles, and media we have on authors such as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and others.

And if you’re interested, you can browse through the more than fifty other guides on topics ranging from chemistry to Martin Luther King, Jr. to psychology and more.

New in the Library   Leave a comment

One new feature that you’ve probably noticed on the library’s website is the “New in the Library” link under “News and Events.”

Instead of coming to the reference desk to ask us what’s new in the library (although we wouldn’t mind if you did), you can quickly and easily find out for yourself by going to the library’s website. There are lists for fiction, non-fiction, and video—and you can get a quick glimpse at the book and DVD covers while you’re at it (perfect for the visually inclined).

Since the “News and Events” section is always changing, you can also go to the “New in the Library” link in the “Library Information” section. It’ll take you directly to the catalog, and you can narrow your search by selecting if you want to see all of the new books that have come in to the library within the past several weeks or months (or yesterday, if you’re so inclined).

Happy browsing!

Welcome to Spring 2010 @ the Harper College Library!   Leave a comment

Posted January 14, 2010 by Michele Ukleja in Welcome

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Take a break…relax….read a book   Leave a comment

The end of the semester is fast approaching.  Finals will soon be a distant memory. Don’t forget to stop in to the Library to check out a book from the Bestseller collection or a DVD from the Media Browsing collection.

Sure, the Harper College Library has books, AV and databases to help you with your research but we also have many of the latest bestsellers, audiobooks, and DVDs!


Under the dome : a novel / Stephen King.

Masterpiece comics / by R. Sikoryak.

Unseen academicals : a novel of Discworld / Terry Pratchett.

Chronic city : a novel / Jonathan Lethem.

Christmas jars reunion : a novel / Jason F. Wright.

The host : a novel / Stephenie Meyer.

Cross country : a novel / James Patterson.

Audiobooks (Books on CD)

Breaking dawn [sound recording] / Stephenie Meyer.

The last lecture [sound recording] / Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow.

Just after sunset [sound recording] / by Stephen King.

Atlas shrugged [sound recording] / by Ayn Rand.

Eternity in death [sound recording] / Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb.

DVDs (Media Browsing)

Slumdog millionaire

The Beatles : the mini documentaries

Frozen river

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Rent  : filmed live on Broadway


Rachel getting married


Take a break!  Check out one of these titles or choose from many more. The spring semester is right around the corner!

Posted December 13, 2009 by Michele Ukleja in Library resources

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