Monday, March 3, 2014

March 2014  

    Celebrating Women of Character, 

Courage, and Commitment

First Lady Michelle Obama, Sheryl Sandburg, Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey
Strong women of character, courage and commitment.

Women's History Month Library Display

           Links You Need to Check Out


Why should students study in the Library ??

  • Librarians are available to assist you
  • Resources are at your finger tips
  • Adequate tables and seating space 
  • Conference room (first come, first serve)
  • Electronic Research Center
  • WiFi
  • Databases for research
  • Media Center for viewing and listening
  • Access to Microsoft Office Products (Computers on the tables located on either side of the Online Catalog)
  • Utilization of eBooks
  • Opened on Saturday and Sunday for your convenience
  • Collection of scholarly journals and periodicals


 Annual Library Book Discussion!!



Tasia Sweezer

   Tasia's Speaks about eBooks

"EBSCOhost  is one of  the eBook providers for the library . Purchasing eBooks is probably the best thing for this institution. I believe eBooks is definitely a step up from real books. As I read the preface of "Transforming Memories in Contemporary Women's Rewriting by Liedeke Plate,"  I found it to be very informative. Every student can access ebooks online by downloading the book that is necessary for the student to their personal computer and use it as a regular book.  With eBooks its easy to navigate to get the correct information that you need.  With ebooks everyone is offered the same opportunity to succeed. I'm glad that Benedict College has eBooks."

                                                          Tasia Sweezer

Monthly Observations:

  • Women's History Month
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Red Cross
  • Social Workers Month

Library Resources:
  • Browne, Irene.  Latinas and African American women at work : race, gender, and economic inequality.
  • Collins, Catherine.  The imprisonment of African American women : causes, conditions, and future implications.
  • Lyman, Darryl. Great African-American women .
  • Mitchem, Stephanie. African American women tapping power and spiritual wellness..
  • Parkinson, Claire. Women of Goddard : careers in science, technology, engineering & mathematics.
  • Rapport, Helen.  Encyclopedia of women social reformers [electronic resource].
  • Sullivan, Otha. African American women scientists and inventors .
  • Vakalahi, Halaevalu. Women of color on the rise : leadership and administration in social work education and the academy.
  • Ware, Susan.  Notable American women [electronic resource] : a biographical dictionary completing the twentieth century.
  • Worell, Judith. Encyclopedia of women and gender [electronic resource] : sex similarities and differences and the impact of society on gender.

Writing Tip

Argument: a key feature of college writing In college, an argument is  a set of statements coherently arranged to offer three things that experienced readers expect in essays that they judge to be thoughtful.

• They expect to see a claim that would encourage them to say, "That's interesting. I'd like to know more."
• They expect to see evidence, reasons for your claim, evidence that would encourage them to agree with your claim, or at least to think it plausible.
• They expect to see that you've thought about limits and objections to your claim. Almost by definition, an interesting claim is one that can be reasonably challenged. Readers look for answers to questions like "But what about . . . ?" and "Have you considered . . . ?" (Joseph M. Williams)