[Image: Illuminated manuscript showing a sea snake gazing at a leaping boar-fish chimera.]
rindertjagersma:

Dialogus creaturarum (Gerard Leeu - Gouda, The Netherlands - 1480)

[Image: Illuminated manuscript showing a sea snake gazing at a leaping boar-fish chimera.]

rindertjagersma:

Dialogus creaturarum (Gerard Leeu - Gouda, The Netherlands - 1480)

[Image: Illuminated manuscript featuring a large illustration of a man reluctantly approaching a shrub.]
rindertjagersma:

Dialogus creaturarum (Gerard Leeu - Gouda, The Netherlands - 1480)

[Image: Illuminated manuscript featuring a large illustration of a man reluctantly approaching a shrub.]

rindertjagersma:

Dialogus creaturarum (Gerard Leeu - Gouda, The Netherlands - 1480)

pbsamericanmasters:

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. -Truman Capote, who passed away on this day in 1984.
 (via Truman Capote - About the Author | American Masters | PBS)

By all accounts, Capote was an unpleasant little man—but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t read his shocking true crime masterpiece, In Cold Blood.  If you prefer film to print, we have a recent movie adaptation of the book, too, as well as the excellent film Capote, which documented the book’s production.

pbsamericanmasters:

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. -Truman Capote, who passed away on this day in 1984.

 (via Truman Capote - About the Author | American Masters | PBS)

By all accounts, Capote was an unpleasant little man—but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t read his shocking true crime masterpiece, In Cold Blood.  If you prefer film to print, we have a recent movie adaptation of the book, too, as well as the excellent film Capote, which documented the book’s production.

thegetty:

Art changes the world.
A journey into Yellowstone Valley required days of arduous travel via rail stagecoach and mule train in the 1870s.  Moved by images like this one by Jackson, the government designated the area a national park in 1872.
Today is the 98th Birthday of the National Parks Service.
Old Faithful, 1870, William Henry Jackson. J. Paul Getty Museum.

thegetty:

Art changes the world.

A journey into Yellowstone Valley required days of arduous travel via rail stagecoach and mule train in the 1870s.  Moved by images like this one by Jackson, the government designated the area a national park in 1872.

Today is the 98th Birthday of the National Parks Service.

Old Faithful, 1870, William Henry Jackson. J. Paul Getty Museum.

[Image: B/w photo of Robert Plant on stage, emoting, while wearing a shirt that reads “Nurses do it better!”]

The CS Library is pleased to welcome our Nursing students today and tomorrow for their library orientations!  We’ll be covering some library and research basics, as well as a detailed demonstration of the CINAHL database.

We urge instructors whose classes have even a minor research component to schedule a library instruction session for their students.  Contact the Reference desk at x2460 to set up an orientation!

[Image: B/w photo of Robert Plant on stage, emoting, while wearing a shirt that reads “Nurses do it better!”]

The CS Library is pleased to welcome our Nursing students today and tomorrow for their library orientations!  We’ll be covering some library and research basics, as well as a detailed demonstration of the CINAHL database.

We urge instructors whose classes have even a minor research component to schedule a library instruction session for their students.  Contact the Reference desk at x2460 to set up an orientation!

[Video: Promotional video for CS Library’s Banned Books Week 2014 activities.]

Banned Books Week is September 21-27, 2014.  The CS Library will be engaging in a variety of activities to raise awareness about threats to intellectual freedom, including providing opportunities for staff and students to help create content celebrating the right to read.  Please keep an eye on our social media outlets and our special Banned Books Week site for upcoming events, BBW media, and more!

[Image: White text on a brick and white zigzag patterned background.  Text reads, “It’s a new semester!  Welcome back!  The CS Library is open M-Th, 7:30AM-10PM/Friday, 7:30AM-6PM/Saturday, 9AM-4PM/Come in for help with research, to find textbooks, to use our group study rooms, and more!  cscclibrary.tumblr.com”]

[Image: White text on a brick and white zigzag patterned background.  Text reads, “It’s a new semester!  Welcome back!  The CS Library is open M-Th, 7:30AM-10PM/Friday, 7:30AM-6PM/Saturday, 9AM-4PM/Come in for help with research, to find textbooks, to use our group study rooms, and more!  cscclibrary.tumblr.com”]

Raising and Educating Deaf Children: back-to-school reading list

oupacademic:

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Deaf and hard-of-hearing students face unique challenges in school. These articles, taken from Raising and Educating Deaf Children, highlight the importance of transition-focused education. Parents, educators, and community agencies must collaborate to ensure successful transitions in school and life for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Find further resources on Raising and Educating Deaf Children, an innovative website that brings relevant information and resources for anyone involved with the care or education of deaf children, and in the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

Image: Jinego Elementary School 1st grade classroom back by Douglas P. Perkins. CC-BY-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

As part of supporting Columbus State’s Interpreter Education Program, the CS Library also has tons of materials on hand about Deaf culture, history, communication, and related topics.  Check it out!

What is superintelligence?

Your humble correspondent hopes it has something to do with owls, as implied by the image of the book cover above.  We like owls.

Saw-whet owl wrapped securely and weighed, via http://www.healthtalk.umn.edu/2012/11/14/night-owls-northern-saw-whets-in-the-raptor-center-clinic/

(Source: oupacademic)

usfspecialcollections:

Three 19th century illustrated editions of Jack the Giant Killer, all delightfully gruesome in their own way.

From top:

Jack the Giant Killer. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1889.

Jack the Giant Killer. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1889.

Jack the Giant Killer. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, [between 1850 and 1870].