Issue #27, May 21, 2008
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Meet Cannell Library's New Director
- Michelle Bagley -

Michelle Bagley, Library DirectorI am very excited to be at the Cannell Library and Clark College. It’s a fantastic place. I’ve officially been a librarian for four years. I graduated with my Masters in Library Science (MLS) on Memorial Day weekend in 2004. In addition to my MLS, I have an Information Management Certificate, which means I enjoy working with all kinds of business statistics. My undergraduate degree is in Business Administration with concentration in history (as a self advising student…).

Between 2004 and April 2008, I was the librarian at the Western Culinary Institute in Portland. It was a great job. I had the opportunity to build the library from the “ground up” and was the first librarian the college had ever had. Yes, I purchased a lot of cookbooks and that was fun. However, that wasn’t the most exciting part of my work. I really enjoyed working with the students and the faculty. Whether it was one-on-one in the library or during instruction I discovered I really enjoyed helping people solve problems. That was what drew me to librarianship in the first place. Throughout my professional careers I felt the most rewarded when I helped someone get to what they needed.

Hobbies and Dreams
In my spare time I love to cook (of course!), garden, needlepoint, and dream about traveling to Italy for an extended vacation. My ultimate trip would be a month in Italy; driving through the Tuscan hill towns, hiking in the Italian Alps, gazing at art in Florence, Verona and Venice, culminating with some lazy days spent lounging on a stone terrace just outside of Sienna.

Books I’d take to a desert island:
Anna Karenina, Gone with the Wind, and Shelby Foote’s Civil War Trilogy. I’d also take Atlas Shrugged - because I have always said I’m going to read it, but have never gotten around to it.

Book - The Italian Country Table

Book - Venice: The Tourist Maze

Book - Atlas Shrugged,  by Ayn Rand
Children's Story Time Debuts!
Book - Olivia, by Ian Falconer

Children’s Story Time started on April 30 with one of the pre-school classes from the Clark College Child and Family Studies program. We read Go, Dog, Go!, Put Me in the Zoo, Christopher Is Not Afraid…Anymore, and one of our favorites, Olivia, by Ian Falconer.

Joey Merritt-Dennis was the inaugural reader. Maureen Morasch and Zachary Grant will read in the coming weeks. Visits are scheduled for other pre-school classes on Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30 a.m., in the Cannell Room (Room 101). We hope to have all the pre-school and toddler classes come join us.

If you have children in Clark's Daycare or Pre-School program, encourage their teachers to bring their classes. Contact Maureen Morasch, Cannell Library,, 992-2558.

Olivia, a 2001 Caldecott Honor Book, written and illustrated by Ian Falconer.
Story time kids Story time, reading "Puff-Puff, Chugga-Chugga"
Maureen Morasch reads the mesmerizing
Puff-Puff , Chugga-Chugga
Book - Puff-Puff, Chugga-Chugga Book - Trouble on the Tracks
May 6th's story time was all about trains!
What's a Caldecott Medal?
Caldecott Honor Book medal

Awarded by the American Library Association since 1937, the Caldecott Medal "is to be given to the artist who had created the most distinguished picture book of the year and named in honor of the nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph J. Caldecott."

"The illustration on the Caldecott Medal, which is taken from Caldecott's illustrations for "The Diverting Story of John Gilpin," is a perfect example of the humor, vitality, and sense of movement found in Caldecott's work. The illustration shows John Gilpin astride a runaway horse, accompanied by squawking geese, braying dogs, and startled onlookers." ("The Randolph Caldecott Medal", ALA.)

We've recently purchased lots of new children's picture books, including a number of Caldecott Award winners. You'll find them in the Renaissance Kids collection, near the front door. Relive your childhood!

Children's picture books ...

They're not just for kids anymore!

A to Zoo
Book - A to Zoo

To help you find the perfect children's picture book ... for yourself, or any precocious child you may know ... try:

A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books
Carolyn W. Lima and John A. Lima (Libraries Unlimited, 2006)
Ref. Z1037 .L715 2006

For those who want to stay up-to-date, not to worry, the 7th edition supplement is in processing and should be available soon.

Sherman Alexie

Book - Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

Sherman Alexie, award-winning novelist, poet, screenwriter, composer and performer will be the keynote speaker at Clark’s 2008 commencement ceremony, June 19. A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, he grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, WA and graduated from Washington State University.

If you've yet to discover Sherman Alexie, or would like to catch up on what you've missed, most of his books and films are available at Cannell Library. Here are a few titles to whet your appetite:

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - 2007 National Book Award Winner
PS3551 .L35774 A78 2007

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
PS3551 .L35774 L66 2005

Old Shirts & New Skins
PS3551 .L35774 O43 1993

Reservation Blues
PS3551 .L35774 R74 1995

Book - The Lone Range and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Book - Old Shirts & New Skins
Book - Reservation Blues
On DVD ...

Smoke Signals

PN1997 .S565 2000

The Business of Fancy Dancing

PN1997 .B875 2003

Ask for them at the Check Out Desk.
DVD - The Business of Fancy DancingDVD - Smoke Signals
Pay Library Fines Online with E-Commerce
PayPal logo

PayPal to the rescue. Library fines will soon be easy to pay online using Cannell Library's new e-commerce system. Credit and debit cards may also be used. Stay tuned for more details.

New Books ... How to Find 'em ...
New Books & Videos link

Yearning to know what's new on the shelves?

When you're in the Library catalog, click " New Books & Videos".

From the New Books Shelf ...
Book - Alpha Girls


Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl
and How She Is Changing the World

Dan Kindlon, (Rodale, 2006)
HQ777 .K56 2006


Cartoon Clinic: Essential Rescue Remedies for
Drawing Great Cartoons

Ben Cormack, (Barron's, 2006)
NC1320 .C595 2006

Book - Cartoon Clinic

Book - Child Soldiers


Child Soldiers: From Violence to Protection
Michael Wessells, (Harvard University Press, 2006)
UB416 .W47 2006


Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them
Philippe Legrain, (Princeton University Press, 2007)
JV6035 .L44 2007b

Book - Immigrants

Book - Mother Earth & Uncle Sam


Mother Earth and Uncle Sam: How Pollution and
Hollow Government Hurt Our Kids

Rena I. Steinzor, (University of Texas Press, 2008)
RJ383 .S74 2008


Off the Page: Writers Talk About Beginnings,
Endings, and Everything in Between

(W. W. Norton, 2008)
PS129 .O45 2008

Book - Off the Page

Book - Reluctant Genius


Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and
the Passion for Invention

Charlotte Gray, (Arcade, 2006)
TK6143 .B4 G73 2006


Restless Skies: The Ultimate Weather Book
Paul Douglas, (Sterling, 2007)
QC981 .D68 2007

Book - Restless Skies

Book - Unbowed: A Memoir


Unbowed: A Memoir
Wangari Muta Maathai [2004 Nobel Peace Prize], (Anchor Books, 2007)
SB63 .M22 A3 2007


Where Does the Money Go?: Your Guided
Tour to The Federal Budget Crisis

Scott Bittle & Jean Johnson, (Collins, 2008)
HJ2052 .B58 2008

Book - Where Does the Money Go?

Book - Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood


Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood
Karen Ward Mahar, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006)
PN1995.9 .W6 M32 2006


Your Child's Growing Mind: Brain Development
and Learning from Birth to Adolescence

Jane M. Healy, (Broadway Books, 2004)
BF318 .H4 2004

Book - Your Child's Growing Mind
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