New Books - December, 2009

New books for the week of December 14, 2009

SILS Collection

McDonald, Joseph A. Academic libraries : the dimensions of their effectiveness. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994. (Z675.U5 M38 1994)

The Survey of higher education faculty : level of faculty satisfaction with the academic library. New York, N.Y. : Primary Research Group, 2009. (Z675.U5 S87 2009

Survey of higher education faculty : use of print & electronic library collections of scholarly journals. New York : Primary Research Group, 2009 (Z6944.S3 S87 2009)


Graphic Novels

Bagge, Peter. Everybody is stupid except for me and other astute observations : a decade's worth of cartoon reporting for Reason magazine. Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books; [New York]: Distributed in the U.S. by W.W. Norton, c2009. (Graphic Bagge)

Holm, Jennifer L. & Matthew Holm. Babymouse : beach babe! New York : Random House Children's Books, c2006. (Graphic Holm)

Takaya, Natsuki. Fruits basket. (vol. 15) Los Angeles : Tokyopop, c2004-. (Graphic Takaya v.15)

Takaya, Natsuki. Fruits basket. (vol. 16) Los Angeles : Tokyopop, c2004-. (Graphic Takaya v.16)

Takaya, Natsuki. Fruits basket. (vol. 17) Los Angeles : Tokyopop, c2004-. (Graphic Takaya v.17)

Takaya, Natsuki. Fruits basket. (vol. 18) Los Angeles : Tokyopop, c2004-. (Graphic Takaya v.18)

Vaughan, Brian K. Y : the last man. (Vol. 3 : One small step) New York, N.Y. : DC Comics, c2003- (Graphic Vaughan v.3)

Vaughan, Brian K. Y : the last man. (Vol. 4 : Safeword) New York, N.Y. : DC Comics, c2003- (Graphic Vaughan v.4)

Vaughan, Brian K. Y : the last man. (Vol. 5 : Ring of truth) New York, N.Y. : DC Comics, c2003- (Graphic Vaughan v.5)

Vaughan, Brian K. Y : the last man. (Vol. 7 : Paper dolls) New York, N.Y. : DC Comics, c2003- (Graphic Vaughan v.7)

Vaughan, Brian K. Y : the last man. (Vol. 8 : Kimono dragons) New York, N.Y. : DC Comics, c2003- (Graphic Vaughan v.8)

Vaughan, Brian K. Y : the last man. (Vol. 9 : Motherland) New York, N.Y. : DC Comics, c2003- (Graphic Vaughan v.9)

Vaughan, Brian K. Y : the last man. (Vol. 10 : Whys and wherefores) New York, N.Y. : DC Comics, c2003- (Graphic Vaughan v.10)


New books for the week of December 7, 2009


SILS Collection

Altman, Rick. Why most PowerPoint presentations suck : and how you can make them better. Pleasanton, CA : Harvest Books, c2007. (T385 .A47 2007)

Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck catalog link

Did you learn PowerPoint in 15 minutes? Join the crowd...most people get no more than a half-hour of training time with PowerPoint before they are tasked with making what is likely to be a first impression of themselves or their company. This book is for earnest presenters and presentation designers who want to escape the perils that entrap so many who turn to PowerPoint for their presentations.

Baskett, H.K. Morris & Victoria J. Marsick, editors. Professionals' ways of knowing : new findings on how to improve professional education. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c1992. (LC1059 .P76 1992 c. 3)

Benedikt, Michael (editor). Cyberspace : first steps. (QC173.59.S65 C93 1991 c. 3)

Boorstin, Daniel J. The republic of letters : Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin on books, reading, and libraries, 1975-1987. Washington : Library of Congress, 1989. (Z1003 .B735 1989)

Dreyfus, Hubert L. What computers still can't do : a critique of artificial reason. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1992. (Q335 .D74 1992 c. 3)

Engard, Nicole C. (editor). Library mashups : exploring new ways to deliver library data. Medford, N.J. : Information Today, Inc., c2009. (Z674.75.W67 L52 2009)

Harwani, B. M. Foundation Joomla! [S.l.] : Friends of Ed, c2009.(TK5105.888 .H37 2009)

Roth, M. Scott. A beginner's guide to developing Documentum desktop applications : techniques and solutions using Visual Basic and the DFC. Lincoln, NE : iUniverse, c2005. (QA76.9.F5 R684 2005)

Spacapan, Shirlynn & Stuart Oskamp, editors. Helping and being helped : naturalistic studies. Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1992.(BF637.H4 H45 1992 c. 2)

Tholenaar, Jan. Type : a visual history of typefaces and graphic styles. Vol. 1, 1628-1900. Köln; London : Taschen, 2009. (FOLIO Z250.A2 47 2009)


Juvenile Collection

Adler, David A. The number on my grandfather's arm. New York, N.Y. : UAHC Press, c1987. (J943.805 Adler)

Artell, Mike. Three little Cajun pigs. New York, N.Y. : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2006. (JE Artell)

Basye, Dale E. Heck : where the bad kids go. New York : Random House, c2008. (J Basye)

Berger, Barbara. All the way to Lhasa : a tale from Tibet. New York : Philomel Books, c2002. (JE Berger)

Black, Holly & Cecil Castellucci, editors. Geektastic : stories from the nerd herd. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009. (J Black)

Boekesteijn, Erik & Jaap van de Geer. ShanachieTour : a library road trip across America. Medford, N.J. : Information Today, c2008. (J027.073 Boekesteijn

In 2007, three young Dutchmen from a small public library in the Netherlands toured US libraries in a camper van, taking as the name for the project the Irish word for storyteller. Here are the text of their weblog, subsequent reflections, commentary, color photographs, and a companion video disk. Presumably the video includes the music they are seen playing. They begin in New York, and make it to North Carolina, Michigan, Mississippi, Colorado, Utah, and California. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Borris, Albert. Crash into me. New York : Simon Pulse, 2009. (J Borris)

Bray, Libba. Going bovine. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009. (J Bray)

Bruins, David & Hilary Leung. The legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear. Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2009. (JE Bruins)

Cast, P. C. & Kristin Cast. Marked. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2007. (J Cast)

Curtis, Jamie Lee. Where do balloons go? : an uplifting mystery. New York : HarperCollins, 2000. (JE Curtis)

DiCamillo, Kate. The magician's elephant. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009. (J DiCamillo)

The Magician's Elephant catalog link

When a fortuneteller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene know the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortuneteller's mysterious answer (An elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that Peter can hardly dare to believe it.

Han, Jenny. The summer I turned pretty. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2009. (J Han)

Harper, Charise Mericle. Just Grace. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007. (J Harper)

Hiaasen, Carl. Scat. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2009. (J Hiaasen)

Jennings, Sharon. Franklin goes to the hospital. Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2000. (JE Jennings)

Keller, Laurie. Do unto otters : a book about manners. New York : Henry Holt, 2007. (JE Keller)

Do Unto Otters catalog link

Mr. Rabbit's new neighbors are Otters. OTTERS! But he doesn't know anything about Otters. Will they get along? Will they be friends? Just treat otters the same way you'd like them to treat you, advises wise Mr. Owl. And so begins Mr. Rabbit's reflection on good manners.In her smart, quirky style Laurie Keller highlights how to be a good friend and neighbor-just follow the Golden Rule! A Junior Library Guild Selection

Payne, C. D. Youth in revolt : the journals of Nick Twisp. New York : Broadway Books, [2009]. (J Payne)

Pfeffer, Wendy; illustrated by Holly Keller. Sounds all around. New York : HarperCollins, c1999. (JE Pfeffer)

Polacco, Patricia. The butterfly. New York : Philomel Books, c2000. (JE Polacco)

Sandell, Lisa Ann. A map of the known world. New York : Scholastic Press, 2009. (J Sandell)

Seuss, Dr. Dr. Seuss's sleep book. New York, Random House [1962] (JE Seuss)


Graphic Novels

Eisner, Will. Life on another planet. New York : W. W. Norton, 2009. (Graphic Eisner)

Katin, Miriam. We are on our own : a memoir. Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2006. (Graphic Katin)


Kirkman, Robert. Tales of the realm. Orange, CA : Image Comics, c2004. (Graphic Kirkman)

Tales of the Realm catalog link

What if we rode dragons to work every day? What if myth and fantasy were real? The Realm is full of the hustle and bustle of life on Earth as it is today, with a little twist... Dragons and ogres, sword and sorcery are the norms in The Realm, seamlessly blended with our familiar human counterparts. In this fun and light-hearted adventure, follow the lives of three television show actors as they fight to make it big in Hollywood while interacting with a world very much like our own, but oh-so different.

Mignola, Michael. B.P.R.D. (Vol. 2: The Soul of Venice & Other Stories). Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2004-. (Graphic Mignola v.2)

Sim, Dave. High Society. Kitchener, Ont. : Aardvark-Vanaheim, [2005], c1986. (Graphic Sim)

Sim, Dave. Melmoth. [Kitchener, Ont.] : Aarvark-Vanaheim, c1991. (Graphic Sim)

The best American comics 2006. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006-. (Graphic Moore 2006)

The best American comics 2007. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006-. (Graphic Moore 2007)

The best American comics 2008. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006-. (Graphic Moore 2008)