Saturday, November 7, 2009

November Staff Picks

Dane's Pick
Angels and Demons
By: Dan Brown
"This is a great book about the mythical Illuminati and a plot to destroy the Roman Catholic leadership for an age-old cendetta. Based before the The Da Vinci Code this book also starts Robert Langdon as he fantically works with CERN to find out who is behind a series of murders taking place after the Pope dies. Lots of action and just recently made into a Hollywood film starring Tom Hanks."



Dietrich's Pick
New Moon
By: Stephenie Meyer
PS 3613 .E979 N532 2006
"This is a great book for whoever enjoys a little vampire suspense. If you have read the first book or watched the movie Twilight, you will really be pleased when you read New Moon. This book has a lot of twists and turns and the author put a lot more action in it than the first book. It will really leave you hungry for the next one. I thought that there was a lot of mystery, suspense and action more than anything. The movie is about to come out on November 20, 2009 so you better hurry and read New Moon, because the books are always better than the movie!"



Alex's Pick
Michelangelo
Text By: Charles de Tolnay
ND 623 B9 D4313
"Michelangelo was a master painter and sculptor during the Renaissance. This book showcases his skills."


Jake's Pick
Death in the Afternoon
By: Ernest Hemingway
GV 1107 H48 1960
"This is one of only four works of nonfiction written by Nobel Laureate Ernest Hemingway, and is certainly worth taking a look at by anyone who enjoys the author's other works. The classic sparseness of language but bounty of meaning so endemic to Hemingway's work is present in full force and serves to illustrate the tradition of Spanish bullfighting, already a dying art upon the book's publication in 1932. In addition to a surprisingly detailed description of the intricacies necessary to the fight, this work examines the more philosophical question that arise when on person willingly risks their life in an unnecessary display of courage."



Cory's Pick
Image Makers, Image Takers
By: Thames & Hudson
TR 139 .J34 2007
"We see thousands of images every day. What did those photographers bring to the process? What did they want us to see? to feel? An interesting explanation with amazing images."






Carlie’s Pick
The Count of Monte Cristo
By: Alexandre Dumas
PQ 2226 E5 1946
"A long tale of revenge, Edmond Dantes searches the three people who made him suffer at the CHateau d 'If for over 15 years and seeks to destroy their successes, marriages, and families. In the end...I won't spoil the end, but don't watch the movie, read the book."









Slobo's Pick
Unity or Separation
Edited By: Daniel Kempton and Terry Clark
JN 6693.5 .S8 U55 2002
"Really good book about the Soviet Union, it's separation and the reasons that caused it."

Monday, October 12, 2009

October Staff Picks

Dane's Pick
Across the Nightingale Floor
By: Lian Hearn
PR 9619.3 .H3725 A65 2002
"A great first book to a set of three, Across the Nightingale Floor is a great story about a young Japanese boy thrust into the middle of ancient warring Japan. He becomes orphaned and then adopted into a caring warlords family only to discover he is part of the Tribe, a group of assassins commonly known as ninja, and starts his transformation from a child to a man."


Kristy’s Pick
Ghosts on the Range: Eerie True Tales of Wyoming
By: Debra D. Munn
WYOMING BF 1472 .U6 M85 1989
"Read some Wyoming ghost stories for a good scare this Halloween."


Alex's Pick
Screens and Scrolls
Text By: Sherman E. Lee
OVERSIZE ND 2071 .A28 1997
"The fine art of the Japanese culture has been refined through the ages. Also, art and swordsmanship have been a majority of daily life in Japan. This book has many great works from Japan."



Tim’s Pick
Poems and Songs of Middle Earth
By: J.R.R Tolken
PR 6039 O32 P74
"Looking to relax and have some of the pressure taken off? This is the record for you. Listen to poetry about tales of old that occurred in Middle Earth and the adventures that took place. Listen to tales not only in English, but Elvish as well. Enjoy going on an epic adventure."



Cory's Pick
A Short History of Nearly Everything
By: Bill Bryson
Q 162 .B88 2003
"A Short History of Nearly Everything is one of those books that makes you thankful the author took the time to write it. Classic Bill Bryson, the narrative is witty, engaging and memorable. One segment will get you hooked."~The soap operas of science~


Carlie’s Pick
The Worst Hard Time
By: Timothy Egan
F 595 .D38 2006
"Timothy Egan’s The Worst Hard Time graphically portrays the hardships of a few families through the Dust Bowl period. In reading this book, I came to have a better understanding of what my grandparents lived through and why they still stock pile on dry goods, re-use aluminum foil, turn their drinking glasses upside down, and reminisce about the “hard times.” Not only is the book interesting from the historical perspective, but Egan’s writing is crisp and engaging. I didn’t want to put this book down."

Slobo's Pick
Dreams from My Father
By: Barack Obama
E 185.97 .O23 D771 2004
"Obama showed his inheritance in this book and explained what difficulties his family had in their lives. One more interesting aspect of the book is his religious view, what may be a little bit controversial for a president of the United States. So I absolutely recommend you to read this book."

Monday, October 5, 2009

September Staff Pick's

Kristy’s Pick
Help! My Apartment has a Kitchen, a Cookbook
By: Kevin Millis
TX 714 M555 1996
Author Kevin Millis says "My mom had the idea for this cookbook...We agreed there might be others like me who were forced into the kitchen by circumstances beyond their control, and these people needed a cookbook on their level." Cooks of all levels may find something in here-the book includes many tips in addition to 100+ recipes. Enjoy!!


Tim’s Pick
Kitten's First Full Moon
By: Kevin Henkes
OVERSIZE PZ 7 .H389 KI 2004
This is the trying tale of a kitten, who is fighting to reach his goal. By overcoming many obstacles in his path, he learns the true tale of a person who never quits. By reading this book, you can apply the lesson, to never give up, to your life as well.



Alex's Pick
Drawings By Leonardo da Vinci
Selected by: Giorgio Castelfranco
NC 1055 L5 C383
"Da Vinvi's drawings were the beginings of his great paintings and his many inventions. His drawings captivate the eye and mind."


Carlie’s Pick
Ceremony
By: Leslie Marmon Silko
NETLIBRARY AUDIOBOOKS
"Leslie Marmon Silko's book Ceremony is a beautiful read about redemption and healing for a broken WWII veteran named Tayo. I highly recommend it!"


Slobo's Pick
Sporting News Oct. 27, 2008
"I recommend you guys (who are reading this) to read this issue of Sporting News because besides a couple of good reports about the NFL there is a really interesting interview with Kobe Bryant and some interesting NBA facts. So, read it, you won't regret it."

Saturday, October 3, 2009

We heart LibX

When you install this toolbar, magic blue paws begin appearing on your screen whenever you're looking at a book title, be it on Amazon.com, nytimes.com, or anywhere else. When you click the paw, it searches WYLDCAT right then and there!

Directions available from the Wyoming State Library: http://www-wsl.state.wy.us/wyld/libx.html

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

August staff picks

Kristy’s Pick
The way we will be 50 years from today: 60 of the world's greatest minds share their visions of the next half century
By: Mike Wallace
HM 901 .W39 2008




Cory’s Pick
Broken: A Love Story
By: Lisa Jones
AMIND PN 4874 .J656 A3 2009
"I read this cover to cover. I found Lisa's story of meeting and spending time with Arapaho paraplegic horseman Stanford Addison more honest than anything else I've read about the Wind River Reservation."



Melissa’s Pick
Beginning College 101: How to Achieve Real Success in College
By: J.B. Robson
LB 2343.3 .R6 2001
"This book has great ideas of how to start and end college successfully! College is a big change - in this book, it goes over many situations that every student should know. Enjoy!"




Carlie’s Pick
Letters on an elk hunt: by a woman homesteader
By: Elinore Pruitt Stewart
WYOMING F 761 .S82 2007
"Letters on an Elk Hunt by a Woman Homesteader gives a unique view into Wyoming's wild past. It's a quick summer read. Enjoy!"



Tim's Pick

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By Mark Twain

PS 1305 A2 H5 1987

"Take a trip down the mighty Mississippi river and relive childhood adventures. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn follows the legendary character Huck Finn as he goes on adventures that will ultimately shape his life. Whether you are young or young at heart this story will capture you imagination and have you set sail down the mighty Mississippi."




Alex’s Pick

The Inferno
By Dante Alighieri

PQ 4315.2 C5
"Dante's way with words creates an entire world by itself. He manages to create stunning images while unnoticeably pushing his beliefs of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory."

Monday, August 10, 2009

July's Picks

Kristy’s Pick
Hiking Wyoming: 110 of the State’s Best Hiking Adventures
By: Bill Hunger
WYOMING GV 199.42 .W8 H87 2008
- Lots of choices- get out there and see the sights!




Cory’s Pick
Marriage, a History
By: Stephanie Coontz
HQ 503 .C66 2005
- Love a marriage is a new concept. This author illustrates how the institution of marriage has evolved from necessary for economic stability to a luxury symbolizing the epitome of love. The farmer model lasted centuries; the new one has only been with us for 50. Can it last?

Melissa’s Pick
Persuasion
By: Jane Austen
PR 4034 .P4 2007
- Jane Austen was an amazing author. She was educated at home, and started writing with most women didn’t have education. Persuasion is a great love story about second chances!



Carlie’s Pick
A Tree grows In Brooklyn
By: Betty Smith
PS 3537 M2895 T7 1947
- A Tree grows in Brooklyn is a heartwarming coming of age story about a girl finding her way in Brooklyn. Fun summer read!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

June's Staff Picks





Carlie’s Pick
Oliver Twist
by Charles Dickens
PR 4567 .A1 2004
- Give yourself a summer treat and read Oliver Twist. You will fall in love with Oliver and the Artful Dodger.

Melissa’s Pick
50 Years from Today
by Mike Wallace
HM 901 .W39 2008
- Take care of yourself and our Earth, so we all can live longer healthier lives.

Cory’s Pick
Stiff
By Mary Roach
DIRKS 237
- STIFF is hilarious and horrible at the same time. Be Brave and read it!

Carol’s Pick
Movie: Mozart and the whale
DVD PN 1995.9 .C55 M69378 2006

Summer Classics

Find out why Saleem Sinai’s birth mirrors the new independence of India in 1947 in Salman Rushie’s Midnight’s Children or how postcolonialism affected Nigeria in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. Even though summer is busy, find time for yourself and curl up with a Classic. On display this month:

Midnight’s Children

“The literary map of India is about to be redrawn. . . . Midnight’s Children sounds like a continent finding its voice.”
–The New York Times

Things Fall Apart

“Things Fall Apart may well be Africa's best loved novel. . . . For so many readers around the world, it is Chinua Achebe who opened up the magic casements of African fiction.”
—Kwame Anthony Appiah

My Name Is Red

"It is neither passion nor homicide that makes Pamuk's latest, My Name is Red, the rich and essential book that it is. . . . It is Pamuk's rendering of the intense life of artists negotiating the devilishly sharp edge of Islam 1,000 years after its brith that elevates My Name is Red to the rank of modern classic. . . . To read Pamuk is to be steeped in a paradox that precedes our modern-day feuds beteween secularism and fundamentalism."
--Jonathan Levi, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Monday, June 8, 2009

We subscribe

CWC Library has 172 subscriptions to magazines and journals. A list of those we currently receive is below. To see if we own any issues of a particular title, search the Wyoming Union List of Periodicals. Select "Browse by library", choose Central Wyoming College and enter the journal title.


Ad Astra
Advocate (NEA Higher Education)
American Artist
American Baby
American Forests
American Heritage
American History
American Indian Art
American Indian Culture and Research Journal
American Indian Law Review
American Indian Quarterly
American Journal of Nursing
American Midland Naturalist
Americas
Annals of Wyoming
Arc News
Arc User
Archaeology
Art in America
Art forum International
Art News
Astronomy
Atlantic Monthly Audubon
Audubon Wyoming News
Aviation week and Space Technology
Black and White
Bloomsbury Review
Book Forum
Broadcasting and Cable
Business Week
Call of the Wild
Campus Technology
Ceramics Monthly Chronicle of Higher Education
Climbing
Common Review
Community and Junior College Libraries
Community College Journal
Comparative Drama
Congressional Digest
Connections
Consumer reports
Cow Country
Current History
Dance Magazine
Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin


Discover
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Down Beat
Earth
the Economist
Education Digest
Education week
Electronic Musician
Equus
Farm Journal
Fine Wood Working
Fire Management Today
Foreign Affairs
GPS World
Hand woven
Harvard Mental Health Letter
Hotels
Humanisphere
Humanities
Ieee Spectrum
Indian Country Today – Business
Indian Country Today – Destinations
\Indian country Today – Education
Indian Country Today - Powwow
Indian country Today – Tourism and Gaming
Journal of American Indian Education
Journal of Chemical Education
Journal of Democracy
Journal of experiential Education
Journal of Information ethics
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Journal of the West
Kappa Delta Pi Record
Layers
Leatherneck
Lodging magazine
Lumina Foundations Focus
MacWorld
Mailbox Book Bag
Math Horizons
Mathematical Teaching in the Middle School
Modern Drama
Monthly Labor Review
Mother Jones
Motor
MS.
Nation
National Geographic
National Geographic Adventure
Native Peoples
Natural History
New American Paintings
New Directions for community colleges
New Republic
New Scientist
Newsweek
Nipponia
Nursing
Nursing clinics of North America
Nursing made Incredibly Easy
Nursing Outlook
O, The Oprah Magazine
Occupational Outlook Quarterly
Office Pro
Outside
Parents
Pediatric Nursing
Phi Delta Kaplan
Physics Today
The Planetary Report
Poets and Writers
Popular Mechanics
Popular Science
Print
Proceedings of the IEEE
Proceedings: U.S. Naval Institute
Psychology Today
Public Health Reports
RangeLands
Red Ink
Rethinking Schools
RN
Rock and Ice
Rocky Mountain Geology
Rolling Stone
Science
Science News
Scientific American
The Scientist
Sculpture
SGI Quarterly
Sky and Telescope
Smart Computing in Plain English
Smithsonian
Sporting News
Studies in American Indian Literature
Sun
Survey of Current Business
Teaching Children Mathematics
Techniques
Technology Review
Thought and Action
Time
United Voice
University Business
University of California, Berkeley, Wellness Letter
U. S. News and World Report
Utne
U Wyo
Vital Speeches of the Day
The Week
Welding Design and Fabrication
Western Farmer-Stockman
Western Horseman
Wind River Mountaineer
Wind River Rendezvous
Winds of Change
Wyoming History News
Wyoming Labor Force Trends
Wyoming Library Roundup
Wyoming Trucker
Wyoming Wildlife
Wyoming Wildlife News
YC – Young Children
Yellowstone Discovery
Yellowstone Science
Yellowstone Today

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Carol is retiring!


Carol Deering came to CWC 25 years ago. June 30, 2009 will be her last day. Please help us celebrate her career with memories, snapshots, clippings or other memorabilia. Party details will be available soon.

New library science/information resources books

CREATING THE CUSTOMER-DRIVEN ACADEMIC LIBRARY Woodward, Jeannette A.
WORD 2002 A PROFESSIONAL APPROACH CORE EXPERT Hinkle, Deborah A.

New technology books

TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION TODAY Johnson-Sheehan, Richard
ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO FLASH CS000004 AIR DEVELOPMENT Casario, Marco
SHORT COURSE IN PHOTOGRAPHY AN INTRODUCTION TO BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE: INCLUDING DIGITAL IMAGING London, Barbara
BLACK WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY Rand, Glenn
HOW TO CHEAT IN ADOBE FLASH CS4 THE ART OF DESIGN AND ANIMATION Georgenes, Chris
GUN A VISUAL HISTORY McNab, Chris
HOTEL AN AMERICAN HISTORY Sandoval-Strausz, A. K.
ANALYZING AND CONTROLLING FOODSERVICE COSTS A MANAGERIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL APPROACH Keiser, James
CZECH EDEN Monteith, Matthew
WILD THINGS Jaschinski, Britta

New agriculture books

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN THE TRUE STORY OF THE SOUTH CANYON FIRE Maclean, John N.
YOUNG MEN FIRE Maclean, Norman
RANGE MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES Holechek, Jerry
HUNTING AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION Herman, Daniel Justin

New medical books

KNOW YOUR CHANCES UNDERSTANDING HEALTH STATISTICS Woloshin, Steve
ETHICAL ISSUES IN RURAL HEALTH CARE Klugman, Craig M.
MAKING OF A TROPICAL DISEASE A SHORT HISTORY OF MALARIA Packard, Randall M.
MYELOMA Tanner, Jerome Edward
PHANTOMS IN THE BRAIN PROBING THE MYSTERIES OF THE HUMAN MIND Ramachandran, V. S.
INSANITY OFFENSE HOW AMERICAS FAILURE TO TREAT THE SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL ENDANGERS ITS CITIZENS Torrey, E. Fuller (Edwin Fuller)
TEARS OF A WARRIOR A FAMILYS STORY OF COMBAT AND LIVING WITH PTSD Seahorn, Janet J.
HURSTS THE HEART Fuster, Valentin
UPPERS DOWNERS ALL AROUNDERS PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EFFECTS OF PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS Inaba, Darryl S.
CASE STUDIES IN PHARMACY ETHICS Veatch, Robert M.
TECHNOLOGY THE INTERFACE TO NURSING EDUCATIONAL INFORMATICS Weiner, Elizabeth E.
VULNERABLE POPULATIONS Stanhope, Marcia
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE Schultz, Alyce A.
STATISTICS FOR NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH Plichta, Stacey Beth

New science books

DEMON-HAUNTED WORLD SCIENCE AS A CANDLE IN THE DARK Sagan, Carl
RUBY WAY Fulton, Hal Edwin
URANIUM WAR ENERGY AND THE ROCK THAT SHAPED THE WORLD Zoellner, Tom
LIFE IN SPACE ASTROBIOLOGY FOR EVERYONE Mix, Lucas John
SELFISH GENE Dawkins, Richard
HUMAN GENOME PROJECT IN COLLEGE CURRICULUM ETHICAL ISSUES AND PRACTICAL STRATEGIES Donovan, Aine
REPTILES OF NORTH AMERICA A REVIEW OF THE CROCODILIANS LIZARDS SNAKES, TURTLES AND TORTOISES INHABITING THE UNITED STATES AND NORTHERN MEXICO Ditmars, Raymond Lee
WOLVES IN RUSSIA ANXIETY THROUGH THE AGES Graves, Will N.

New literature/languages books

WORD ORIGINS AND THEIR ROMANTIC STORIES Funk, Wilfred John
MY WORD PLAGIARISM AND COLLEGE CULTURE Blum, Susan D.
WHO OWNS THIS TEXT PLAGIARISM AUTHORSHIP AND DISCIPLINARY CULTURES Haviland, Carol Peterson
MASTERING PUBLIC SPEAKING Grice, George L.
AL JAZEERA EFFECT HOW THE NEW GLOBAL MEDIA ARE RESHAPING WORLD POLITICS Seib, Philip M.
ALMANAC OF WORDS AT PLAY Espy, Willard R.
HISTORY OF LITERARY CRITICISM FROM PLATO TO THE PRESENT Habib, Rafey
SUN STONE AND SHADOWS 000020 GREAT MEXICAN SHORT STORIES Hernandez, Jorge F.
READING THE WEST NEW ESSAYS ON THE LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST Kowalewski, Michael
CHINA TO ME A PARTIAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY Hahn, Emily
TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY LATER NOVELS Steinbeck, John
AMERICAN SUBLIME Alexander, Elizabeth
MY ALEXANDRIA POEMS Doty, Mark
MASTER BUTCHERS SINGING CLUB Erdrich, Louise
SHADOW COUNTRY A NEW RENDERING OF THE WATSON LEGEND Matthiessen, Peter
UNDERSTANDING W S MERWIN Hix, H. L.
MERCY A NOVEL Morrison, Toni
BREAKING DAWN Meyer, Stephenie
HOST A NOVEL Meyer, Stephenie
END Scibona, Salvatore
NOTA BENE THE PHI THETA KAPPA INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
STILL WILD SHORT FICTION OF THE AMERICAN WEST 1950 TO THE PRESENT McMurtry, Larry
BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2002 Gould, Stephen Jay
GRAVEYARD BOOK Gaiman, Neil/ McKean, Dave (ILT)
BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL McCloskey, Robert
GOOD MASTERS SWEET LADIES VOICES FROM A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE Schlitz, Laura Amy
HOUSE IN THE NIGHT Swanson, Susan Marie
WE ARE ALL BORN FREE THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN PICTURES Amnesty International (NRT)
WILD AND WHIRLING WORDS A POETIC CONVERSATION Hix, H. L.
ODE TO THE LITTER OF A DEAD-END ALLEY Janski, Gary
MADE FLESH Arnold, Craig
CRASH OF RHINOS Rekdal, Paisley
INVENTION OF THE KALEIDOSCOPE Rekdal, Paisley
NIGHT MY MOTHER MET BRUCE LEE OBSERVATIONS ON NOT FITTING IN Rekdal, Paisley
FLOWER WHOSE NAME I DO NOT KNO W POEMS Romtvedt, David
PERFECT SOCIETY THE FORSAKEN OF SAFE HAVEN Snell, Henry
ANOTHER MANS MOCCASINS A WALT LONGMIRE MYSTERY Johnson, Craig
KINDNESS GOES UNPUNISHED Johnson, Craig
MARTIAN GENERALS DAUGHTER Judson, Theodore

New fine arts books

MOMA QNS LOOKING AHEAD Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
TO BE LOOKED AT PAINTING AND SCULPTURE FROM THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK McShine, Kynaston
NEW WORLDS GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN ART 1890-1940 Neue Galerie New York
MIES IN BERLIN Riley, Terence
PASSAGES IN MODERN SCULPTURE Krauss, Rosalind E.
VIENNESE SILVER MODERN DESIGN 001780-001918 Huey, Michael
HEART OF THE WEST NEW PAINTING AND SCULPTURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST Hassrick, Peter H.
UNMONUMENTAL THE OBJECT IN THE 000021ST CENTURY Flood, Richard

New music books

MUSIC AND ALTERED STATES CONSCIOUSNESS TRANSCENDENCE THERAPY, AND ADDICTIONS Aldridge, David

New education books

ARE COMMUNITY COLLEGES UNDERPREPARED FOR UNDERPREPARED STUDENTS? Schuetz, Pamela Gail
BIG BOOK OF COLLEGES College Prowler (Firm)
STUDENT TRACKING IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Bers, Trudy H.

New law books

CRITICAL ISSUES IN POLICE CIVIL LIABILITY Kappeler, Victor E.
DISTANCE LEARNING AND COPYRIGHT A GUIDE TO LEGAL ISSUES Armatas, Steven A.
LAW IN OUR LIVES AN INTRODUCTION Friedrichs, David O.
TAKING SIDES Katsh, M. Ethan
GUN CONTROL ON TRIAL INSIDE THE SUPREME COURT BATTLE OVER THE SECOND AMENDMENT Doherty, Brian
FIRE AND EMERGENCY LAW CASEBOOK Schneid, Thomas D.
EVIDENCE INVESTIGATION RULES AND TRIALS Frisch, Benjamin H.
EVIDENCE LAW IN THE TRIAL PROCESS Stopp, Margaret T.
CRIMINAL LAW Samaha, Joel
YOU DECIDE CURRENT DEBATES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE Waller, Bruce N.
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND THE CONSTITUTION
BASIC CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CASES COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS Kamisar, Yale
LEADING CONSTITUTIONAL CASES ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE Weinreb, Lloyd L.
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL Ferdico, John N.
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Klotter, John C.
INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL EVIDENCE AND COURT PROCEDURE Hanley, Julian R.
LAW AND EVIDENCE A PRIMER FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE CRIMINOLOGY, LAW, AND LEGAL STUDIES Nemeth, Charles P.
INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL EVIDENCE Waltz, Jon R.
PRACTICAL CRIMINAL EVIDENCE Lee, Gregory D.
COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS Cromwell, Paul F.

New Political Science books

INAUGURAL ADDRESS 2009 Obama, Barack
POLITICAL ORDER IN CHANGING SOCIETIES Huntington, Samuel P.
PUBLIC POLICYMAKING AN INTRODUCTION Anderson, James E.
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT Wilson, James Q.
KEEPING THE REPUBLIC POWER AND CITIZENSHIP IN AMERICAN POLITICS Barbour, Christine
DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM Cummings, Milton C.
NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT POLITICS Miller, Raymond
PRICE OF INDIFFERENCE REFUGEES AND HUMANITARIAN ACTION IN THE NEW CENTURY Helton, Arthur C.
STAND WORLD POLITICS Benest, Marc, ed.

New Criminal Justice books

Criminology
CRIMINOLOGY A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Ellis, Lee
CRIMINOLOGY THE CORE Siegel, Larry J.
CRIMINOLOGY Siegel, Larry J.
LIFE COURSE CRIMINOLOGY CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSIC READINGS Piquero, Alexis Russell

Crimes and Offenses
INSIDE THE JIHAD MY LIFE WITH AL QAEDA A SPYS STORY Nasiri, Omar
HOMELAND SECURITY Badey, Thomas J.
FUTURE OF TERRORISM VIOLENCE IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM Kushner, Harvey W.
IN COLD BLOOD A TRUE ACCOUNT OF A MULTIPLE MURDER AND ITS CONSEQUENCES Capote, Truman
DATE AND ACQUAINTANCE RAPE Gunton, Sharon R.
ABUSIVE PERSONALITY VIOLENCE AND CONTROL IN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS Dutton, Donald G.
CURRENT PERSPECTIVES CYBER CRIME Miller, Roger LeRoy
NEVER AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN GENOCIDE ARMENIA THE HOLOCAUST CAMBODIA, RWANDA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, DARFUR Montgomery, Lane H.
FALL THE RAPE AND MURDER OF INNOCENCE IN A SMALL TOWN Franscell, Ron

Criminal Justice Administration
JUSTICE CRIME AND ETHICS Braswell, Michael
BLUE GUIDE WRITTEN COMMUNICATION FOR LEADERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT Brockman, Elizabeth
COMPLETE IDIOTS GUIDE TO FORENSICS Axelrod, Alan
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION Bennett, Wayne W.
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION A METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING THE PAST Osterburg, James W.
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION Swanson, Charles R.
QUESTION OF MURDER COMPELLING CASES FROM A FAMED FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST Wecht, Cyril H.
INTRODUCTION TO POLICING Dempsey, John S.
LOST POPULATION STATUS OFFENDERS IN AMERICA McNamara, Robert Hartmann
DELINQUENCY IN SOCIETY Regoli, Robert M.
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY Schmalleger, Frank
CORRECTIONS IN AMERICA AN INTRODUCTION Allen, Harry E.
CORRECTIONS IN THE 000021ST CENTURY A PRACTICAL APPROACH Carlson, Norman A.
PRIVATIZATION IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE Shichor, David
CRIMINAL JUSTICE NETWORK AN INTRODUCTION Cox, Steven M.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION Gaines, Larry K.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE Samaha, Joel
CRIMINAL JUSTICE TODAY AN INTRODUCTORY TEXT FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY Schmalleger, Frank
SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME AND DRUGS A POLICY GUIDE Walker, Samuel

New Social Sciences books

REOPENING THE WESTERN FRONTIER Marston, Ed
DARING TO LOOK DOROTHEA LANGES PHOTOGRAPHS AND REPORTS FROM THE FIELD Spirn, Anne Whiston
GOOD TO GREAT WHY SOME COMPANIES MAKE THE LEAP-AND OTHERS DON’T Collins, James C.
OIL CRISIS OF 001973-001974 A BRIEF HISTORY WITH DOCUMENTS Merrill, Karen R.
PLANET GOOGLE: HOW ONE COMPANY’S AUDACIOUS PLAN TO ORGANIZE EVERYTHING WE KNOW Stross, Randall E.
AL-JAZEERA THE INSIDE STORY OF THE ARAB NEWS CHANNEL THAT IS CHALLENGING THE WEST Miles, Hugh
FISH A REMARKABLE WAY TO BOOST MORALE AND IMPROVE RESULTS Lundin, Stephen C.
HOTEL OPERATIONS SIMULATION AND AUDITING MANUAL Moreo, Patrick J.
COMPELLING RETURNS A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING Budde, Scott J.
SOCIOLOGY WINDOWS ON SOCIETY Heeren, John W.
SOCIOLOGY Shepard, Jon M.
ESSENTIALS OF SOCIOLOGY A DOWN-TO-EARTH APPROACH Henslin, James M.
SOCIOLOGY Macionis, John J.
STATUS AND CONFORMITY Murphy, Richard W.
DEBATING POINTS MARRIAGE AND FAMILY ISSUES Tischler, Henry L.
PROTECTING THE GIFT KEEPING CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS SAFE (AND PARENTS SANE) De Becker, Gavin
COLLEGE DRINKING REFRAMING A SOCIAL PROBLEM Dowdall, George W.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Geography, Anthropology, Recreation and Maps books

GEOGRAPHY
HOT FLAT AND CROWDED WHY WE NEED A GREEN REVOLUTION- AND HOW IT CAN RENEW AMERICA Friedman, Thomas L.
U S ENVIRONMENTALISM SINCE 1945 A BRIEF HISTORY WITH DOCUMENTS Stoll, Steven

ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTHROPOLOGY FOR DUMMIES Smith, Cameron McPherson
PHOTOGRAPHIC ATLAS FOR PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY Whitehead, Paul F. (Paul Frederick)
CAVE PAINTINGS AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT THE ORIGIN OF CREATIVITY AND BELIEF Whitley, David S.
SARI Banerjee, Mukulika
VEIL WOMEN WRITERS ON ITS HISTORY LORE AND POLITICS Heath, Jennifer
OMNIVORES DILEMMA A NATURAL HISTORY OF FOUR MEALS Pollan, Michael

RECREATION
FRIED TWINKIES BUCKLE BUNNIES BULL RIDERS A YEAR INSIDE THE PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDER'S TOUR Peter, Josh
HIKING TRAILS OF NORTHERN COLORADO Hagen, Mary
BASKETBALL MAN JAMES NAISMITH Webb, Bernice Larson
SELECT PEAKS OF GREATER YELLOWSTONE A MOUNTAINEERING HISTORY AND GUIDE Turiano, Thomas

MAPS
WILD WYOMING: A GUIDE TO 63 ROADLESS RECREATION AREAS Molvar, Erik

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New census data for Wyoming

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the 2008 state and county population estimates by age and sex and race and Hispanic origin. Data tables are available on the Economic Analysis Division's (EAD) website, http://eadiv.state.wy.us and by using the following links. The EAD has also issued a press release that highlights some of the changes in Wyoming's population for 2008.

Population estimates web page, http://eadiv.state.wy.us/pop/pop.html
News release, http://eadiv.state.wy.us/pop/POP_NEWSRLSE_ASR08.pdf
State age and sex, http://eadiv.state.wy.us/pop/ST_AS08.htm
State race and Hispanic origin, http://eadiv.state.wy.us/pop/ST_RO08.htm
County age and sex, http://eadiv.state.wy.us/pop/CO_AS08.htm
County selected age groups, http://eadiv.state.wy.us/pop/CO_AS08_GP.htm
County race and Hispanic origin, http://eadiv.state.wy.us/pop/CO_RO08.htm

Thursday, May 7, 2009

New history books

WORLD HISTORY
BIN LADENS AN ARABIAN FAMILY IN THE AMERICAN CENTURY Coll, Steve
DIARY OF A GIRL IN CHANGI 1941-45 Allan, Sheila
HUNGARY A QUICK GUIDE TO CUSTOMS ETIQUETTE McLean, Brian
PETER THE GREAT HIS LIFE AND WORLD Massie, Robert K.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARCO POLO Belliveau, Denis
IN THE SHADOW OF SATAN Subczynski, Janusz A.
NOT ON OUR WATCH THE MISSION TO END GENOCIDE IN DARFUR AND Cheadle, Don
MOROCCO York, Jillian
ALL THINGS MUST FIGHT TO LIVE STORIES OF WAR AND DELIVERANCE IN CONGO Mealer, Bryan

AMERICAN HISTORY
ROADS DRIVING AMERICAS GREAT HIGHWAYS McMurtry, Larry
COLORS OF LIFE Subczynski, Janusz A.
DREAMS FROM MY FATHER A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE Obama, Barack
AUDACITY OF HOPE THOUGHTS ON RECLAIMING THE AMERICAN DREAM Obama, Barack
CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN BARACK OBAMAS PLAN TO RENEW AMERI Obama, Barack
WORDS ON A JOURNEY THE GREAT SPEECHES OF PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA

HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST
ROAD OF HER OWN WOMENS JOURNEYS IN THE WEST Blessing, Marlene
WANING OF THE WEST Steiner, Stan
SECRET LIFE OF COWBOYS Groneberg, Tom
SECRET KNOWLEDGE OF WATER DISCOVERING THE ESSENCE OF THE AMERICAN DESERT Childs, Craig Leland
WAR A KEN BURNS FILM EDUCATORS GUIDE Burns, Ken
MATTIE A WOMANS JOURNEY WEST Weber, Nan
MEDICINE LODGE CREEK HOLOCENE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE EASTERN B Frison, George C.
UNKNOWN ISLAND SERI INDIANS EUROPEANS AND SAN ESTEBAN ISLAND IN THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA Bowen, Thomas

WYOMING HISTORY
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Whittlesey, Lee H.
JUKEBOXES JACKALOPES A WYOMING BAR JOURNEY Couch, Julianne
RESPECT THE PAST LIVE THE PRESENT DREAM THE FUTURE PRESERVATION PLANNING IN THE COWBOY STATE: WYOMING'S STATEWIDE COMPREHENSIVE HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLAN Hobbs, Jo
BIG WONDERFUL NOTES FROM WYOMING Holdsworth, Kevin
TETONS INTERPRETATIONS OF A MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE Fryxell, Fritiof
CODY Houze, Lynn Johnson
LARAMIE Petersen, Charlie
PINEDALE Noble, Ann Chambers
INCIDENT AT BITTER CREEK THE STORY OF THE ROCK SPRINGS CHINESE MASSACRE Storti, Craig
SHERIDAN Blair, Pat

New Religion books


RELIGIONS VALUES AND PEAK-EXPERIENCES Maslow, Abraham H. (Abraham Harold)
DIANETICS THE MODERN SCIENCE OF MENTAL HEALTH Hubbard, L. Ron (La Fayette Ron)
LUMINOUS ART HANUKKAH MENORAHS OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM Braunstein, Susan L.

New philosopy/psychology books


MEMORY WARS FREUDS LEGACY IN DISPUTE Crews, Frederick C.
OVERFLOWING BRAIN INFORMATION OVERLOAD AND THE LIMITS OF WORKING MEMORY Klingberg, Torkel
TROUBLE WITH STRANGERS A STUDY OF ETHICS Eagleton, Terry

New books for our Wyoming collection


This semester we added the following books to our Wyoming collection:

WYOMING ROAD RECREATION ATLAS THE COWBOY STATE Benchmark Maps
HISTORY OF WATER LAW WATER RIGHTS WATER DEVELOPMENT IN WYO Cooper, Craig O.
WIND RIVER COUNTRY Fox, Bayard
GEMS MINERALS ROCKS OF WYOMING A GUIDE FOR ROCK HOUNDS PRO Hausel, W. Dan
WINDOWS INTO THE EARTH THE GEOLOGIC STORY OF YELLOWSTONE Smith, Robert Baer
RED DESERT HISTORY OF A PLACE Proulx, Annie / Stupich, Martin
YELLOWSTONE WOLVES A CHRONICLE OF THE ANIMAL THE PEOPLE AN Urbigkit, Cat
DAILY COYOTE A YEAR WITH CHARLIE Stockton, Shreve
TASTE OF WYOMING FAVORITE RECIPES FROM THE COWBOY STATE Sinclair, Pamela
NOLS COOKERY Lindholm, Claudia

New books for our American Indian collection


This semester, we added the following books to our American Indian collection:

RETHINKING COLUMBUS THE NEXT 500 YEARS Bigelow, Bill
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY FOR DUMMIES Lippert, Dorothy Thompson
DAILY LIFE IN A PLAINS INDIAN VILLAGE Terry, Michael Bad Hand
UNSETTLED PAST UNSETTLED FUTURE THE STORY OF MAINE INDIANS Rolde, Neil
UTE HORSE RAIDERS ON THE POWDER RIM ROCK ART AT POWDER WAS Keyser, James D.
DAY THE WORLD ENDED AT LITTLE BIGHORN A LAKOTA HISTORY Marshall, Joseph
WIDENING THE CIRCLE CULTURALLY RELEVANT PEDAGOGY FOR AMERI Klug, Beverly J.
LIBRARY SERVICES TO INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS VIEWPOINTS RESO Webster, Kelly
LAND HAS MEMORY INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE NATIVE LANDSCAPES AND Blue Spruce, Duane
TRIBAL POLICING ASSERTING SOVEREIGNTY SEEKING JUSTICE Luna-Firebaugh, Eileen
SILENT VICTIMS HATE CRIMES AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS Perry, Barbara
SPIRIT REASON THE VINE DELORIA JR READER Deloria, Vine
DANCING PEOPLE POWWOW CULTURE ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS Ellis, Clyde
SHARING OUR STORIES OF SURVIVAL NATIVE WOMEN SURVIVING VIO Deer, Sarah
WILLIAM WAYNE RED HAT JR CHEYENNE KEEPER OF THE ARROWS Red Hat, Bill
B STREET THE NOTORIOUS PLAYGROUND OF COULEE DAM Reyes, Lawney L.
APPROACHES TO TEACHING MOMADAYS THE WAY TO RAINY MOUNTAIN Roemer, Kenneth M.
DEATH OF RAYMOND YELLOW THUNDER AND OTHER TRUE STORIES FRO Magnuson, Stew
VIET CONG AT WOUNDED KNEE THE TRAIL OF A BLACKFEET ACTIVIS Kipp, Woody
DAKOTA PHILOSOPHER CHARLES EASTMAN AND AMERICAN INDIAN THO Martinez, David
ALSO CALLED SACAJAWEA CHIEF WOMANS STOLEN IDENTITY Johnson, Thomas Hoevet
FULL-COURT QUEST THE GIRLS FROM FORT SHAW INDIAN SCHOOL BA Peavy, Linda S.
UNDERSTANDING SHERMAN ALEXIE Grassian, Daniel
CLANS OF MANY NATIONS SELECTED POEMS Blue Cloud, Peter
BLOOD MEMORY Coel, Margaret
ONE THOUSAND WHITE WOMEN THE JOURNALS OF MAY DODD Fergus, Jim
SPIRITS IN THE GRASS Meissner, William
ANCESTRAL VOICE CONVERSATIONS WITH N SCOTT MOMADAY Momaday, N. Scott
OSAGE ROSE Holm, Tom
MUTING WHITE NOISE NATIVE AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN AMERICAN N Cox, James H.
IN BEAUTY I WALK THE LITERARY ROOTS OF NATIVE AMERICAN WRI Ramsey, Jarold
NATIVE STORIERS FIVE SELECTIONS Vizenor, Gerald Robert
N SCOTT MOMADAY READS PLAIN VIEW I ANGLE OF GEESE POEMS TS Momaday, N. Scott
WAY TO RAINY MOUNTAIN Momaday, N. Scott
INDIAN COUNTRY Cates, Gwendolen

Sunday, April 5, 2009

N. Scott Momaday

N. Scott Momaday enjoys a Shoshone honor song at Fort Washakie school Friday night.

N. Scott Momaday signs a book at Fort Washakie school for a young admirer.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Your instructor's favorites

We asked CWC instructors for their favorite book from their field. Many had a hard time choosing just one!

Andy Deering (Adjunct English): The reptiles of North America; a review of the crocodilians, lizard, snakes, turtles and tortoises inhabiting the United States and northern Mexico by Ditmars, Raymond L.

Suki Smaglik (Chemsitry and Geology): Cosmos;The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan and Rising from the Plains by John McPhee

Steve McAllister (Biology): The Selfish Gene. Richard Dawkins. Oxford University Press 1976. and On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life by Charles Darwin. 1859.

Jewel Dirks (Psychology): Phantoms of the Brain by V.S. Ramachandran.

Todd Guenther (History and Anthropology): War On Powder River by Helena Huntington Smith and History of Wyoming by T. A. Larson

Nita Kehoe (Art): Passages in Modern Sculpture by Rosalind E. Krauss

Eric Heiser (Computer Technology): Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why we need a Green Revolution by Thomas Friedman and Good to Great by Jim Collins

Wes Connally (English): Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Darren Wells (Outdoor Education): Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

Wayne Montgomery (Human Services): Uppers, Downers, All Arounders by Darryl S Inaba and William E. Cohen

Carol Cooper (Biology): Why Science? by James Trefil

Jim Thurman: (Political Science) Political Order in Changing Societies by Samuel Huntington for Political Science, Peter the Great by Robert Massie for History and The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh for International Studies.

Dr. Jo Anne McFarland (College President): A Sense of Urgency by John P. Kotter

MarilĂș Duncan (Director of Student Support Services):
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire & A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki

Mike Myers (Theater): Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Angel Sparkman (Business Management): Fish by Lundin, Paul and Christensen

Helsha Acuna (Native American Studies): Spirit and Reason by Vine Deloria, Jr.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

How to download free audiobooks

NOTE: THIS SERVICE HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH ONECLICK DIGITAL AUDIOBOOKS. (March 9, 2012) SEE NEW DIRECTIONS HERE:


Netlibrary is the best thing since sliced bread.

After exhausting the collection of the public libraries here (of all things I was intersted in anyway) I forayed into the world of Netlibrary, where hundreds of books are available for checkout. The files stop being available after 3 weeks, but can be renewed once.

Netlibrary is provided to every Wyoming resident with a library card (public or college). You simply need to register and begin searching. It's that easy.

Step 1. If you have a CWC library card, go to the CWC Library page, choose Databases and select Netlibrary from the list.

Step 2. Create a free account (top right corner)

Step 3. In another tab or window, go to Netlibrary.com and sign in.

Step 4. Search for a book you like (browse by subject or search for a title or author)
[NOTE: Netlibrary has both audiobooks and ebooks. Make sure you search for audiobooks only]

Step 5. Decide: will you be listening to this on your computer or on your mp3 player?
[NOTE: If you plan to listen on an mp3 player, make sure yours is on their list of tested players. Not all mp3 players are compatible with the digial license technology they use.]

Step 6.
A. If you will be listening on your computer, you can download the radio-quality version.

B. If you will be listening on your mp3 player, you must download the CD quality version.

You will probably have to allow your computer to download the file.

Step 7. Choose a location and save the file.

Step 8. Once the download is complete, open the file to acquire the digital license.

Step 9. If desired, copy the file to your mp3.

Further notes:

- Check out period = 21 days.

- Maximum number of items checked out at one time = 10.

- Does not allow burning to CD.

- Unlimited quantities of each title.

- Titles may be renewed one time.

- Titles are automatically checked in, and cannot be checked in early.

- Titles must be downloaded all at one time. Cannot download by chapter or section.

- Titles must be downloaded in the Internet Explorer browser. Firefox and other browsers do not download correctly.


We'll be happy to help you get started. Enjoy!!
- Cory

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

N. Scott Momaday @CWC



Central Wyoming Collge is delighed to present N. Scott Momaday, the first Native American to win the Pulitzer Prize. Dr. Momaday will be here for two days of dialogue at CWC and around the Wind River Indian Reservation. Please join us for any or all of the events; they are all open and free to the public.

Dr. Momaday's visit is made possible with grants from the Wyoming Humanities Council and support from the Wind River Casino.

Schedule of events:

April 2:

Q&A with CWC Students 2:30-3:50 pm Peck Theater

Keynote presentation, “Establishing Good Relations: Recognizing What We Have in Common,” 7:30-9 pm Peck Theater

Book signing 9 pm Peck Theater Gallery

April 3:

Q&A with students at St. Stephen's High School 9:30-11 am

Q&A with students at Wyoming Indian High School 1:30-3:30pm

Community feast to honor Dr. Momaday 6-9 pm Fort Washakie School


To learn more about Dr. Momaday, visit Literature Resource Center from our database page or his agent's website.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Celebration of Creativity


We had a great turnout for our exhibit of student and staff work. We had cross-stitch, photography, music, drawing, quilting, basketmaking, paintings, sewing and many other forms of creativity. Voters chose three winners for the People's Choice award:

First place: Retha Reinke's Circle Quilt
Second place: Anita Duran's "Dusk"
Third place: Robert Snyder's "Flesh Genesis"

Monday, February 9, 2009

Craig Johnson to delight CWC audience March 12




Fremont Room
3:30-5 pm
March 12, 2009

We are delighted to have Craig Johnson coming back to CWC after he was such a favorite at our 2007 Author Showcase. Craig's wit and mastery of plot, character and the Wyoming ethos have gained him a loyal following. If you aren't yet a fan, come to this event. You will be!

February Staff Picks







Carol: Oktoberfest with original Bavarian music
Marlo Scheder-Bieschin
OVERSIZE GT 4403 .O41 2007

Cory: The Solace of Open Spaces
by Gretel Erlich
WYOMING PS 3555 H72 Z476 1985

Kristy: College Prowler's Big Book of Colleges '09

Carlie: Wind River Country: Hidden Heart of Wyoming
OVERSIZE F 767 .F8 F791 2008

Steven: The Hero with A Thousand Faces
by Joseph Campbell
BL 313 C28 1949

Kristen: Kerouac: Road Novels 1957-60
by John Leland
PS 3521 .E735 Z7 2007

Maja: Persuasion
by Jane Austen
PR 4034 .P4 2007