Monthly Archives: December 2014

New book in IRC has IMSA staff and faculty contributions

Book imageThe IRC has received two copies of The Handbook of Secondary Gifted Education, 2nd edition. This work, published in conjunction with the National Association for Gifted Children, has two chapters written by IMSA staff & faculty:
  • Technology Education for High-Ability Students by Carl Heine, James Gerry & Laurie Sutherland
  • Engineering Education for High-Ability Students by Branson Lawrence, Diane Hinterlong & Laurie Sutherland
One copy is for in library use only & is available at the circulation desk. The other copy is currently on the shelf (as of this writing) & available for two-week loan. (This text taken from an email message written by Connie James-Jenkin).

Super Sundays Return to the IRC


On Sunday, December 7, 2014, and Sunday, December 14, 2014, the IRC will be open from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. to accommodate students who wish to study, research, print or check out library items.

IRC staff will be available to help with research and technical support. This is a great opportunity to work on a class project or study for finals. Hope to see you there!


IMSA Students Recommend Their Favorite Books

003The suggestions IMSA students made to the question, “What is your favorite book?,” have resulted in an IRC display of a variety of good reads.

001IRC Collections Development and Reference Librarian Connie James-Jenkin put a suggestion box on the reference desk for two weeks in November that asked students to submit the title of their favorite book. Some students suggested more than one book, and Connie got recommendations of approximately 50 books.

002No restrictions were placed on the type of book that could be submitted as a favorite read, and the most recommended books were “To Kill a Mockingbird” and the “Hunger Games” books. “The students were free to recommend a fun read or something they found meaningful to them,” said Connie.

004Jeannette Clark and Nancy Pavlik created a holiday themed display of the books that were recommended. The display is in the reference area of the IRC, and all the items are available for checkout.

Looking for some good reading material during the winter break? Stop by the IRC and check out these peer recommended books!