Friday, May 2, 2014

May/June /July 2014

 Independence Day
  Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and activist. She was born October 27, 1922  in Cleveland, Ohio and died June 11, 2014 in New Rochelle, N.Y.  She is perhaps best known for co-starring in the films  A Raisin in the Sun, Do the Right Thing,  and American Gangster.

Library Resources

Dee,  Ruby. My one good nerve.
Dee, Ruby.  My one good nerve : rhythms, rhymes, reasons.
Hill, Harper.  Letters to a young sister : define your destiny.                                                              Loften, Mitchell. Voices of the Black theatre.

 Maya Angelou, American poet and novelist died May 28, 2014 at the age of 86.  She left words of wisdom for us to live by. A brillant voice, now gone silent forever.

Library Resources  
Angelou, Maya. I know Why the Caged Bird Sings.                                                                   

Bloom, Harold. Maya Angelou [electronic resource] / edited and with an introduction.       

Lisandrelli, Elaine S. Maya Angelou : more than a poet.                                                               

Lupton, Mary Jane.  Maya Angelou : a critical companion.                                                         

Manora, Yolanda.CRITICAL READINGS: "What You Looking at Me For? I Didn't Come to Stay": Displacement, Disruption, and Black Female Subjectivity in Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. 

Maya's Words of Wisdom 

Maya Angelou's Official Website 

 Remember the MEN & WOMEN who died while serving in the UNITED STATES ARMED SERVICES.

It's time for finals and the library is a great place to study. The library is currently operating on an extended schedule for your studying needs.  Why don't you come by and study in small groups or individually.  Please turn in  your library books before you leave for the summer. Seniors check with the library to make sure your account is clear.

Extended Library Schedule
May 2     8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
 May 3      8:00 AM - 5:00  PM
               May 4         3:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight
     May 5 - 8  8:00 AM  - 12:00 PM


Planning for the future?  Planning your summer?
Try the resources listed below.  Research job opportunities in your major. Locate the job description, requirements, salary, etc.  Try to get a summer intern.  Research  job possibilities. Look up facts about the company that's affiliated with the job. Finally and most importantly,  prepare yourself for the interview.  Look up possible interview questions . Look at Benedict's webpage.  Click on the Student tab.  Select Career Development.  Review and update your resume. Make several copies of your resume.  Dress for success.   Plan for success.

    Library Resources
  • Andrews, Brad.  Getting and finding teachers - preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle and secondary jobs : the ultimate guide for job seekers and recruiters. 
  • Farr, Michael.  250 best-paying jobs [electronic resource].
  • Deitche, Scott M. Green collar jobs [electronic resource] : environmental careers for the 21st century.
  • Lambert, Stephen.  Great jobs for sociology majors [electronic resource].
  • Lambert, Stephen.  Great jobs for history majors [electronic resource].
  • Oxford, Vacation Work.  The Directory of overseas summer jobs.
  • Turner, David.  U.S. summer jobs; the complete study guide for scoring high.  
                              Benedict's eBook Collection

This summer why not work on your "Senior Paper?"  Browse Benedict's  eBook Collections as you work on your  "Paper."   You can utilize eBooks to compile your  literature review.   To check out eBooks during the summer, all you need is your 13 digit barcode number located on the back of your Benedict ID card, the internet, an ebrary and EBSCO account. Please remember that eBooks are accessible on and off campus.  For further information on setting up an eBook account call  (803-705-4793) or come by the library prior to leaving for the summer.

"Power Up With eBooks"