Thursday, September 15, 2011

There's a library resource for that!

As part of our ongoing mission to get you to the information you need, the Gardner-Harvey Library staff is constantly adding new databases, books, DVDs, and other resources. 

In all the rush of preparing for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Monday (September 19th this year and every year), you may find yourself saying, “Wait a minute, how will I be able to learn to talk like a pirate in time?”  No worries, matey!

A new database is available to quickly teach you to talk like a pirate (or help you learn Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more).  It’s Mango Languages, and it’s available at  Just click Start Learning, and you’ll be “Arrrrrr”-ing with the best of them before you know it.

We hope this information might be helpful to you.  If you still need a little practice on Monday, come on over to the library and say “Ahoy!”

Friday, September 02, 2011

New materials we added over the summer

The May through August new materials list is now available. We added 386 books, DVDs, and other items over those months, thanks to the impressive efforts of our faculty and staff selectors and the library staff. The list is sorted by call number, with items grouped roughly by subject area.

This list catches us up with the final additions that gave us 1312 new items in the collection during 2010-2011, and adds a few more items that came in during July and August.  We're ready to start adding items to the collection for 2011-2012 and meet the information needs of students, faculty, staff, and community borrowers.

Have a suggestion of something to order? Use our online request form, email one of our staff members or drop by the library with your request.

Thanks again for keeping our collection vibrant and people's  information needs met!