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Read All About It! The Newsletter of the Melvil Dewey Library  

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1 Print Page

Melvil Dewey Library Staff

Connie Holberg, Library Director: 786-2224

John Thomas, Reference Librarian and Media Center Coordinator: 786-2314

Carleen Huxley, Reference Librarian and Instruction Coordinator : 786-2402

Brooke Hartle, Library Assistant: 786-2402

Kenyon Wells, Technical Services: 786-2226

Rose Hare, Interlibrary Loan: 786-2410

Renee Elliott, Circulation Coordinator: 786-2225

Cyndie Sloan, Media Center Clerk: 786-6575


Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday:

7:30 am - 9:00 pm


7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm

Holidays: M - F  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Summer: M - F  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come in early and often!


From the Director's Desk

   Library Director Connie Holberg hard at work

                                                                        Muslim Journeys Book shelf graphic

We are looking forward to a multi-day event November 12 through the 15th. Six events are planned for  Muslim Journeys – Four Days of Discovery and Explorations of Islam both at JCC and at the McEwen Library at Fort Drum. Lectures by faculty, films and panel discussions will be centered around the topic of Islamic culture, history and life. Special guests include a JCC student, members of the Central New York Islamic Society, a local minister and several foreign exchange high school students. The Muslim Journeys program is made possible by the grant for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf which was awarded to JCC by the National Endowment for the Humanities. JCC Library received 25 books and several DVDs on the topic of Islam – history, culture, religion and literature- in the Spring. Additionally JCC students have free access to the Oxford Islamic Studies Online database for a year. This link will take you to a LibGuide explaining the different themes of the Muslim Journeys program. This week of programs will be a great opportunity to learn about the richness of the diverse world we live in.

Several students responded to a very unscientific survey we held recently in the library with comments such as we need more quiet space and air conditioning. We appreciate the suggestions and we know that these kinds of issues are a result of trying to be a 21st century library in a building built in 1968. We also heard a request for more comfortable chairs. We are working on it! We recently got some comfortable chairs that were being replaced in another building and put them in our study rooms. We hope students have been enjoying them.

In other news we are happy to add Debbie Balch to the library. Debbie is here to help students get signed up for tutoring and is a wonderful addition to the Library Learning Center.

                                                                       Debbie Balch is ready to help with a tutoring appointment 




ILL: Lending and Borrowing with Interest!

Interlibrary Loan graphic

The Interlibrary Loan Office continues to hum along this semester. Welcoming  Dean Fairman into our midst on a permanent basis required a bit of shifting around. Rose happily consented to give up her office and move lock, stock, and candy bowl to the technical services processing space adjacent to the staff break area. Interlibrary Loan never missed a beat! Just walk past her former office and keep going and you will find Rose hard at work sending books and articles on their way to our IDS Project cohort libraries and to other libraries big and small in state, out of state, and once in a while around the world!

With  Interlibrary Loan, sometimes you can get more than you ask for!  A staff member requested one volume of an expensive set of books through interlibrary loan. What this person received, was the complete set to use for their research.  They were happily surprised and grateful.

And, sometimes you even get some appreciation for your diligence! Here's a letter that MDL director Connie Holberg received recently testifiying to the excellence of MDL ILL.

 Connie Holberg

Melvil Dewey Library

Jefferson Community College

Watertown, New York  13601

Greetings Connie Holberg and staff from Safford, Arizona.


I just wanted to let you know that I am so thrilled to have received a copy of Stephen King's The Stand from your library.

I have never received a book from so very far away.

I am amazed that the book traveled 2377.85 miles just for me.

I really appreciate the program that allows books to be sent all over the country.

Y'all ROCK!!!


Michael S.

Pretty cool, huh?!


The Circulation Desk: Heart of the Library


Circulation desk                 

Students now have access not only to laptops, headphones, and math manipulatives, but to anatomy & physiology models as well. We recently received these models from the science division to put on reserve so that they can be circulated to students. We have an arm, legs, hearts, an eye, brains, and several other models that students can check out for a couple of hours of study.  Students just need to bring their SUNYCard or other ID and ask for the model they need.

             Anatomical model for in-library use                Anatomical model for in-library use               Anatomical model for in-library use               Anatomical models for in-library use             


As a reminder, students who misplace or lose any personal items in the library should check at the circulation desk to see if it was turned in. We regularly receive personal flash drives which are found and turned over to us. Students should be prepared to describe their missing item. Valuable items such as graphing calculators, cell phones, tablets, etc., are turned over to security officers as soon as possible. We encourage students to write their names or make some sort of identifying mark on such objects in case they are ever lost.




Bibliographic Instruction

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Assistant Librarian John Thomas instructing in the Library Learning Lab                                        

Library Assistant Brooke Hartle mans the reference desk

Perhaps you remember the piece in our last newsletter about our recent intern Brooke Hartle? Well, we are so pleased to announce that Brooke has now joined us as a part-time staff memberBrooke is working towards her Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) at Syracuse University.  Her skills and enthusiasm for library services has been a tremendous asset to our team.

Intern Brittani Ellis

Our library seems to be a popular place for interns these days.  Over the summer Brittani Ellis joined us as an intern.  Brittani is currently completing her undergraduate degree in English Literature from SUNY Potsdam.  During her time here, Brittani worked alongside our staff at the circulation desk, answered questions at the reference desk, and contributed posts to our library blog.  She also crafted our recent Student Survey Board, collected the results and published them in a blog post. Here's the results!

Brittani's survey - what do the students want in the library?

What do you like about the library and what can the library do to better satisfy students? 

Well, the results are in!

What students like about the library:

-          The selection and services offered

-          Free candy

-          Just satisfied in general


What the Library needs:

-          AC/ Heating

-          More comfortable seating

-          Bigger selection of recreational books

-          More computers and programs

-          A more stimulating color scheme

-          More power strips




Media Center


Announcing the JCC Student Newspaper Collection

We are pleased to announce that the Local History and Archives department of the library recently completed our JCC Student Newspaper digitization project. Our holdings of the student papers, which span almost 50 years, are now available for searching and browsing online.

 Beginning publication in fall 1964 as Jefferson Community College News, the student-run newspaper has been published under a variety of names, including The Cannoneer, The Word, Jefferson Chronicle, and most recently, The Cannon.

 There are two options for accessing the contents of the new digital collection. You may search an interface and receive a list of results to search keywords and phrases.  It is interesting to note that a search for parking returns almost 200 results, providing articles from 1967 to the very recent issues!  It is also possible to browse the issues year by year via a research guide created for that purpose.

 The search interface and browsing link can be accessed via the JCC College History tab of the "Local History and Archives" research guide found on the library web site (, as well as via a link located in the “Newspapers and More” page of the library’s web site ( No login is required for access.

 The Melvil Dewey Library gratefully acknowledges the Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN) for the grant that made this project possible. We also thank NNYLN for performing the scanning and for mounting the files on their local history web site.  The Library also appreciates the support of Director of Student Activities Frank Doldo and JCC Student Government for granting permission to digitize the papers, and we thank current Cannon advisor Andrea Pedrick for her help in obtaining several issues that we did not have in our print archive.

Video recordings are popular instruction resources here at JCC. The Media Center has an extensive collection of resources in many areas of study that faculty and staff find useful. Part of the collection is available for students to borrow and all of the materials may be viewed in-house.

 Faculty may borrow any of the materials for use in their classes and materials can also be put on reserve for students to view or listen to in the Media Center. A number of listening and viewing stations are available.

 Request Titles:  Faculty are encouraged to submit requests for specific programs and we purchase as many items as our budget allows. We also offer streaming access for selected popular films for use by faculty in their classes.

 Captioning:  Faculty and students should be aware that it is possible to search for media items with captions In CannonCat by adding the search terms "closed captioned" to your search. We encourage faculty members to preview the material before class to ensure that the captions provided meet their needs. In addition, if a faculty member is showing a film or documentary in class and there is a student or students that require captions we can either obtain a copy of the title with captions or send it out to have captions added.  Please contact us as early in the semester as possible if you believe you will need captioned materials.

 Test Proctoring:  Proctoring for current JCC students is facilitated in the Media Center under the supervision of Cyndie Sloan, our Media Clerk. Contact Cyndie at ext. 6575 for details on this service.

 If you are unfamiliar with the Media Center, please visit us and learn more about the resources we offer. You may also contact John Thomas at ext. 2314 if you have questions on media resources.

 The Melvil Dewey Lbrary Building                                                               Media Librarian John Thomas also coordinates the JCC Rock Band



Media - Recent Acquisitions – Fall 2013                                                                                    


Careers in the Nonprofit Sector

Scenes of a Crime

Football High

Japan’s Killer Quake

The Suicide Plan

Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century

A Place at the Table

Story of England

William Shakespeare’s: 1) Cymbeline

                                           2)Titus Andronicus

                                           3) Timon of Athens

                                           4) King Lear

                                      5) Coriolanus

                                  6) Antony and Cleopatra                                                                              


Rise of the Drones

Deadliest Battle

Steve Jobs: One Last Thing

Engineering Ground Zero

Hunting the Elements

Forensics on Trial

A Murder of Crows

Hurricane Sandy: Inside the Megastorm

Slavery by Another Name

Summer of Sam

Autism Spectrum Disorders and the SCERTS Model





 The MDL staff has been busy adding to the stacks this semester in a number of ways. Besides purchasing books and materials as part of our collection plan to better serve students and faculty in support of various curriculum and program needs, we like to provide titles for pleasure reading and for exploring areas of interest outside the boundaries of academia. Of course, our OPAC is the gateway to the materials occupying the MDL shelves but the OPAC can also connect our patrons with our electronic stacks where thousands of electronic books are just a click away! Browse the list of new arrivals below and come to the MDL to check it out. We have new audio books, too!

A really cool looking library

General Interest:

The Amish  by Donald B. Kraybill, Karen M. Johnson-Weiner, and Steven M. Nolt

Breach of Trust: how Americans failed their soldiers and their country  by Andrew J. Bracevich

Children's Chances: how countries can move from surviving to thriving  by Jody Heymann, with Kristen McNeill

Interest Groups and Health Care Reform Across the United States by Virginia Gray, David Lowery, and Jennifer K. Benz

Life & Spectrum: Life & spectrum : ǂb a revealing look at high functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome by C.G. Mely ;

                                                                                                                                   illustrated by Z. Pullen

McGraw-Hill's ASVAB: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery by Janet E. Wall

Music, Sound, and Technology in America: a documentary history of early phonograph, cinema, and radio edited by Timothy D. Taylor,

                                                                                                                                    Mark Katz, and Tony Grajeda

Practical Digital Preservation:  a how-to guide for organizations of any size by Adrian Brown

Secret History: the story of cryptology by Craig P. Bower

A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright

Sports Fans 2.0:  how fans are using social media to get closer to the game by David M. Sutera

Titanic: a fresh look at the evidence by a former Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents by John Lang

The Triumph of Reality TV:  the revolution in American television  by Leigh H. Edwards

The United States of Paranoia: a conspiracy theory by Jesse Walker

A Vineyard Odyssey:  the organic fight to save wine from the ravages of nature by John Kiger

Wal-Mart Wars: moral populism in the twenty-first century by Rebekah Peeples Massengill

Water, Peace, and War: confronting the global water crisis by Brahma Chellaney

What Is Parenthood?: contemporary debates about the family edited by Linda C. McClain, Daniel Cere

Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care? by Neil Gross



The Affairs of Others  by Amy Grace Loyd

The Aftermath  by Rhidian Brook

All the Land to Hold Us  by Rick Bass

The Atomic Comics: cartoonists confront the nuclear world by Ferenc Morton Szasz

Bleeding Edge  by Thomas Pynchon

The Bookstore  by Deborah Meyer

Everyone Says That At the End of the World  by Owen Egerton

Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club: stories by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Explanation for Everything: a novel by Lauren Grodstein

Fin & Lady by Cathleen Schine

The Light in the Ruins: a novel by Chris Bohjalian

Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt

The Lowland: a novel by Jhumpa Lahiri

My Notorious Life: a novel by Kate Manning

Night Film: a novel by Marisha Pessl

Salinger by David Shields

Singing School:  learning to write (and read) poetry by studying with the masters by  Robert Pinsky

Treacherous Paradise  by Henning Mankell ; Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson

The Virtues of Poetry by James Longenbach


Art, Film, Music & Photography:  

How Georgia Became O'Keeffe: lessons on the art of living by Karen Karbo

India: a sacred geography by Diana L. Eck

Jazz/Not Jazz: the music and its boundaries edited by David Ake, Charles Hiroshi Garrett, Daniel Goldmark

John Singer Sargent Watercolors by Erica E. Hirshler and Teresa A. Carbone 

Photography Changes Everything edited by Marvin Heiferman ; foreword by Merry Foresta

Satyajit Ray On Cinema by Satyajit Ray ; edited by Sandip Ray 

Song Means:  analysing and interpreting recorded popular song by Allan F. Moore

World Music: a global journey by Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari


Business & Economics/Hospitality & Tourism:

Online Video Revolution:  how to reinvent and market your business using online video by John Cecil

Professional Bar & Beverage Manager's Handbook: how to open and operate a financially successful bar, tavern, and nightclub 

                                                                                                                                                by Amanda Miron & Douglas Robert Brown

A Vineyard Odyssey:  the organic fight to save wine from the ravages of nature by John Kiger

History, Political Science, Military: 

American Indians and the Mass Media  edited by Meta G. Carstarphen and John P. Sanchez

The Deserters: a hidden history of World War II by Charles Glass

Emerging Military Technologies: a guide to the issues by Wilson W.S. Wong

Historical Atlas of Indonesia by Robert Cribb

Lawrence in Arabia: war, deceit, imperial folly and the making of the modern Middle East by Scott Anderson

Sicily:  art and invention between Greece and Rome edited by Claire L. Lyons


Science & Technology:  

Evolutionary Perspectives on Pregnancy  by John C. Avise ; animal drawings by Trudy Nicholson

Forensic Science: current issues, future directions edited by Douglas H. Ubelaker

The Merck Index: an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals  editor-in-chief, Maryadele J. O'Neil

Sand and Silicon:  science that changed the world  by Denis McWhan

Understanding Microbes:  an introduction to a small world by Jeremy W. Dale


Education & Teaching: 

Reign of Error: the hoax of the privatization movement and the danger to America's public schools by Diane Ravitch

Nursing and Healthcare: 

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing: integrating psychotherapy, psychopharma nursing and complementary and alternative approaches

                                                                  edited by Kathleen R. Tusaie and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nurtrition Guide by Robert Lawson Duyff

Basic & Clinical Pharmacology edited by Bertram G. Katzung

Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking by Lynn S. Bickley

Berry & Kohn's Operating Room Technique by Nancymarie Phillips

Caring for the Hospitalized Child: a handbook of inpatient pediatrics by edited by Daniel A. Rauch and Jeffrey C. Gershel

Childhood Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook: basic consumer health information about the physical, mental, and developmental health of                                                                              pre-adolescent children edited by Laura Larsen

Code of Medical Ethics: current opinions with annotations, 2012-2013 by AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs

Color Atlas & Synopsis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases by H. Hunter Handsfield

Conn's Current Therapy 2013 edited by Edward T. Bope and Rick D. Kellerman

Critical Care Nursing: diagnosis and management by Linda D. Urden

Depression Sourcebook edited by Amy L. Sutton

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5

Di Fiore's Atlas of Histology with Functional Correlations by Victor P. Eroschenko

Drug Facts and Comparisons 2013

Drug Interaction Facts 2014: the authority on drug interactions by David S. Tatro

Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging by Theris A. Touhy

Essentials of Emergency Medicine editor in chief, Richard V. Aghababian

Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: concepts of care in evidence-based nursing by Mary C. Townsend

5-Minute Clinical Consult 2014 editor-in-chief, Frank J. Domino

Futurescan 2013: healthcare trends and implications 2013-2018 

Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology by Kim E. Barrett, ...[et al.]

General Medical Conditions in the Athlete by Micki Cuppett and Katie M. Walsh

Guidelines for Perinatal Care 

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine edited by Dan L. Longo ...[et al.]

Health Care Careers Directory 2012-2013

Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-RN Exam edited by JoAnn Zerwekh

Integrative Medicine by David Rakel

Invasive Cardiology: a manual for cath lab personnel edited by Sandy Watson

Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg's Medical Microbiology by George F. Brooks...[et al.]

Medical Physiology: principles for clinical medicine edited by Rodney A. Rhoades and David R. Bell

Medical Tourism: a reference handbook by Kathy Stolley and Stephanie Watson

Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook edited by Karen Bellenir

Merck Manual Home Health Handbook editor-in-chief, Robert S. Porter

Molecular Biology by Robert Franklin Weaver

Mosby's 2014 Nursing Drug Reference edited by Linda Skidmore-Roth

Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference by Kathleen Deska Pagana and Timothy J. Pagana

Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions

Mosby's Guide to Nursing Diagnosis by Gail E. Ladwig and Betty J. Ackley

NCLEX-RN 2013-2014: strategies, practice, and review by Barbara J. Irwin and Judith A. Burckhardt

Nurse's Pocket Guide: diagnoses, prioritized interventions, and rationales by Marilynn E. Doenges

Nutrition and Diagnosis-related Care by Sylvia Escott-Stump

Patient History: an evidence-based approach to differential diagnosis edited by Mark C. Henderson

PDR Nurse's Drug Handbook 2014

Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease by Vinnay Kumar,...[et al.]

Pocket Companion to Robbins and Cotran...

Say It in Spanish: a guide for health care professionals by  Esperanza Villanueva Joyce, Maria Elena Villanueva

Sexually Transmitted Infections: diagnosis, managment, and treatment edited by Jonathan M. Zenilman

Sports Injuries Sourcebook edited by Laura Larsen

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary edited by Donald Venes



Jane Austin, Game Theorist by  Michael Suk-Young Chwe


Juvenile/Young Adult

 5th Wave  by Rick Yancey

Allegiant  by Victoria Roth

Bi-Normal  by M.G. Higgins

Divergant  by Victoria Roth

Insurgent  by Victoria Roth

Love in the Time of Global Warming  by Francesca Lia Block

Rose Under Fire  by Elizabeth Wein











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