By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian
Susan Cain, author and lecturer, will be presenting her lecture, Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, on March 13 at Fountain Street Church.
Cain, a self-described introvert and a former lawyer, recently appeared at TED discussing the power of introversion. Her book on this topic, based on intensive research in psychology and neurobiology, became a national best seller. It has also ignited a conversation about the power of introverts, their place in society and culture, and how they are valued. Cain cites famous examples to back up her argument and also argues that our society has created a bias towards introverts, which is tempering their creativity, talent, and success.
Go here for more information on Susan Cain’s lecture at Fountain Street Church on March 13th. To get more information about Susan Cain’s books and materials related to the subject of introverts, visit the GRCC Library’s SubjectGuide.
By Nan Schichtel
Information Literacy & Outreach Librarian
From the Diversity Center:
LZ Granderson writes a weekly column for CNN.com, and is a senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. He is a contributor to ESPN’s Sports Center, Outside the Lines and First Take. This former Detroit gang member rose to be selected a Hechinger Fellow at Columbia University. LZ’s commentary, reaches well beyond the world of athletics tackling subjects such as use of the N-word in the black community, the presence of gays in the locker room, and the truths and lies of reverse racism. Prior to joining ESPN, Mr. Granderson was a sports columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Grand Rapids Press.
Mr. Gunderson is presenting on Dare You to Move this Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Fountain Street Church.
For more on Granderson and his writing, see the library’s Diversity Lecture Series Subject Guide.
By Janelle Yahne
Have you checked out SubjectGuides yet? It is a wonderful place to start your research for your class projects. Librarians continuously update and revise the guides to cater to the needs of the students. Whether it is citation help or finding information on the Diversity Lecture Series, a librarian has put together resources in one easy to search location.There is also a page to help find the right career for you.
If you need extra help, please Ask-A-Librarian.
Good luck and enjoy the rest of the semester!
By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian
Douglas Rushkoff will be presenting his lecture, “Digital Nation,” tonight at the Fountain Street Church. Event starts at 7PM and is open and free to the public.
Rushkoff is a world renowned graphic novelist, author, documentarian, as well as a media and technology theorist who specializes in new media and Internet culture. He is also a CNN commentator and his commentatories have also appeared on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR’s All Things Considered, as well as in print form for Time and The New York Times. Rushkoff is also early advocate of using open source for social problems, and has originated or advanced the idea of “viral media” and “social currency.”
To support this lecture, the library currently has these works available for circulation:
By Marcia Lee
I know we have written about the GRCC Library being on Pinterest before, but at this time wanted to update you all on what types of boards we have active for you to check out! If you ever wonder about which new titles are going on our shelves or anything about a library related event – including Banned Book Week — you should know you can check out our Pinterest account and the information you are looking for will most likely be found there.
Another board which we are continuously updating is one related to the Diversity Lecture Series that takes place each year through the Woodrick Diversity Learning Center. Our Collection Development team here at the library stays on top of ordering books written by or related to speakers participating in the lecture series — our Diversity Lectures Series Pinterest board reflects these books and also provides links to websites with information on the speakers themselves!
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