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#Girlboss / Sophia AmorusoThe first thing Sophia Amoruso sold...#Girlboss / Sophia AmorusoThe first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion - it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By age twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school–a job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.
Not like you / Deborah DavisHaving lived like a nomad with her...Not like you / Deborah DavisHaving lived like a nomad with her alcoholic mother, fifteen-year-old Kayla has been engrossed with helping her mother with her problem to avoid going back into foster care, but after their move to New Mexico, Kayla begins to see things in a new light as she starts to think about herself and her future for the first time ever.
Dragnet nation : a quest for privacy, security, and freedom in a...Dragnet nation : a quest for privacy, security, and freedom in a world of relentless surveillance / Julia AngwinAn investigative journalist offers a revealing look at how the government, private companies, and criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data, and discusses results from a number of experiments she conducted totry and protect herself.
Brown girl dreaming / Jacqueline WoodsonJacqueline Woodson, one...Brown girl dreaming / Jacqueline WoodsonJacqueline Woodson, one of today’s finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.
And here is the final product almost ready to return to the...And here is the final product almost ready to return to the shelf good as new! The color of cloth chosen perfectly matches his backpack. Not sure if that was planned. 😉
Sometimes books are so popular and used so often that they fall...Sometimes books are so popular and used so often that they fall into despair. For books that can’t be easily replaced, we fix them! Here, student assistant Kevin put his book repair training to use as he creates a new “case” for this book to replace the broken down original. (A case is the bookbinding term for the single piece that makes up the front / back covers and spine of a hardback book). #smclibrary #omgsmc #bookbinding
Al-Qaeda and sacrifice : martyrdom, war and politics / Melissa...Al-Qaeda and sacrifice : martyrdom, war and politics / Melissa FinnAl-Qaeda and Sacrifice is a pioneering critical intervention into the study of terrorism. Challenging the commonly held idea that “suicide-bombings” are motivated by a nihilistic hatred of life, Melissa Finn argues that it is more honest and helpful to examine such violent agency through the concept of “sacrifice.” The book provides a unique look at the way “sacrifice” is used in the Arabic language and in the writings of Islamists and jihadis.
The good people with our newest business resource, IBISWorld,...The good people with our newest business resource, IBISWorld, sent us a box of chocolates. Stop by the reference desk to share in the spoils! And check out IBISWorld (listed under Industry Information on the Subject Guide for Business Administration). It’s amazing! Try looking up the chocolate industry. 😉 🍫 #smclibrary #omgsmc #chocolate #foodofthegods
The McDonaldization of society / George RitzerNow in its Eighth...The McDonaldization of society / George RitzerNow in its Eighth Edition, George Ritzer’s McDonaldization of Society continues to stand as one of the pillars of modern day sociological thought. By linking theory to 21st century culture, this book resonates with students in a way that few other books do, opening their eyes to many current issues, especially in the areas of consumption and globalization.
Too many videos come up in your search when you just want a...Too many videos come up in your search when you just want a book? Or, do you just want to see what e-books we have on your topic? Now you select the kind of material you want to find in Albert in the drop down menu after the search box. By default, your results show everything, but you can easily limit using this new and improved feature. #librarytiptuesday #smclibrary #omgsmc
Philographics : big ideas in simple shapes / Genís...Philographics : big ideas in simple shapes / Genís CarrerasPhilographics is all about explaining big ideas in simple shapes, merging the world of philosophy and graphic design. Here are ninety-five designs, each depicting a different “–ism” using a unique combination of geometric shapes, colors, and a short definition of the theory.
Negroes and the gun : the Black tradition of arms / Nicholas...Negroes and the gun : the Black tradition of arms / Nicholas JohnsonThe black tradition of arms’ here refers to gun ownership among individual African Americans for self-defense. This historical study explores how the black tradition of arms conflicts with the dominant narrative of nonviolence in the modern Civil Rights Movement, presenting examples of civil rights leaders who embraced armed self-defense and political nonviolence at the same time, such as Hartman Turnbow and Fannie Lou Hamer.
Sorry everyone! Plumbing issue again. Best bets for restrooms...Sorry everyone! Plumbing issue again. Best bets for restrooms today are Garaventa, FAH, or the Rec Center.
My neighbor’s faith : stories of interreligious encounter,...My neighbor’s faith : stories of interreligious encounter, growth, and transformation / edited by Jennifer Howe Peace, Or N. Rose, and Gregory MobleyLeading writers from many religious traditions describe moments of transformation and growth through their interreligious encounters. This groundbreaking volume gathers an array of inspiring and penetrating stories about the interreligious encounters of outstanding community leaders, scholars, public intellectuals, and activist from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.
Moses in Pharaoh’s house : a liberation spirituality for...Moses in Pharaoh’s house : a liberation spirituality for North America / John J. MarkeyNorth Americans live in a culture of oppression, enslaved by a false sense that self-centered idealism is morally good and necessary for achieving the common good. This book uses the story of Moses and the Exodus to underscore the relationship between liberation and conversion by presenting a spirituality of conversion for the privileged and developing a connection between the liberation of the oppressed and the conversion of the privileged in North America.
Reproductive politics : what everyone needs to know / Rickie...Reproductive politics : what everyone needs to know / Rickie SolingerThe term “reproductive politics” was coined by feminists in the 1970s to describe contemporary Roe v. Wade-era power struggles over contraception and abortion, adoption and surrogacy, and other satellite issues. Forty years later, questions about reproductive rights are just as complex–and controversial–as they were then.
“I’m no poetry expert, but I’ll read anything...“I’m no poetry expert, but I’ll read anything by Billy Collins.” (Mike Jung– Electronic Resources Manager.) Here is shown Collins’ The Lanyard, a favorite chosen by Sue Birkenseer– Reference and Instruction Librarian. See more from this former US Poet Laureate at call number 811.54 C692… #nationalpoetrymonth #smclibrary #lanyard
Dead end : suburban sprawl and the rebirth of American urbanism...Dead end : suburban sprawl and the rebirth of American urbanism / Benjamin RossMore than five decades have passed since Jane Jacobs wrote her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and since a front page headline in the New York Times read, “Cars Choking Cities as ‘Urban Sprawl’ Takes Over.” Yet sprawl persists, and not by mistake. It happens for a reason.
Never know what you’ll find in old magazines. This is in a...Never know what you’ll find in old magazines. This is in a bound volume on the 3rd floor from 1977. It is an advertisement via RECORD! Back in the day, you could pull this out and put it on your record player and hear the ad. Technology!! #tbt #norecordplayeremoji
Off course : inside the mad, muddy world of obstacle course...Off course : inside the mad, muddy world of obstacle course racing / Erin BeresiniA sports journalist details her experience training and running on the obstacle race circuit, running for miles through mud, fire, beneath barbed wire and climbing over 10-foot walls and describes the cast of characters she met along the way.