New Books!

Here are some of our newest acquisitions that caught my eye! As always, you can find new books in the window behind the reference desk.

Other People’s English: Code-meshing, Code-switching, and African American Literacy

This book presents an empirically grounded argument for a new approach of teaching writing to diverse students in the English language arts classroom. Responding to advocates of the “code-switching” approach, four uniquely qualified authors make a case for “code-meshing” — allowing students to use standard English, African American English, and other Englishes in formal academic writing and classroom discussions. This practical resource translates theory into a concrete road map for pre- and in-service teachers.

The Art of Play: Recess and the Practice of Invention

What can the art of play teach us about the art of play? Showcasing the paintings of more than one hundred Philadelphia public elementary school children, folklorist Anna Beresin’s innovative book The Art of Play, presents images and stories that illustrate what children do at recess and how it makes them feel. Beresin provides a nuanced, child-centered discussion of the intersections of play, art, and learning.

Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison

One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are twenty-three, and many will spend time locked inside horrific detention centers that defy everything we know about how to rehabilitate young offenders. In a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system run amok, award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing that is most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults.

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Printing a Booklist

Frustrated with trying to print a book list? It’s not perfect but here’s a work-around (and you don’t need to be logged in). Select items by sweeping your cursor over them, then right-click and choose from the pop-up box:

Convert Selection to Adobe PDF

Once your book list converts and opens in Adobe Reader, use the printer icon (don’t use file > print) to print your list – all the important information is there: title, author, publisher information, and (drum roll) the call number.capture_1
This is what your PDF might look like:

booklist

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2 Sided Printing, Staple & Hole Punch! (on a MAC)

We think everyone is slowly getting the hang of two-sided printing, stapling, and hole punching from a PC but the MACs have been an issue up until now (thank you José). When your paper is about to be printed

  1. Go to the File pull-down menu and select Print (Command P).
  2. In the Print pop-up box select Printer Features
  3. Select Offset Tray / Finisher from the Output box
  4. From the Staple box select 1 Staple or 2 Staples
  5. And if you so desire check the Punch box

staple-hole-punch
If you want to print two-sided, while you are still in the Print pop-up box

A. Select Layout

B. Choose Long-Edge binding from the Two-Sided box

C. Now you are ready to Print

two-sided-printing
All that is left to do is to input all your username and password into PaperCut, walk up to a copier and tap your card.

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Coffee in the Library!

Survey says…

We want coffee in the Library!

Coffee and other beverages are now allowed in the Library. Our only request is that the beverage is in a permanent, travel mug type container – one that you would carry home with you like this:
Coffee-mugs-for-sale

If you bought your coffee from the local coffee shop and don’t have your favorite travel mug, you can purchase a special Bank Street Library mug for $7.00.

Please, no paper or plastic cups, soda cans, or bottles, or glass containers. Please place such items on our designated shelf in the library lobby. As always, feel free to eat and drink from any container in the library lobby seating area.

Bank Street Library Director, Kristin Freda.

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Data: Childhood Wellbeing

Data, lots of data! Data-mining is a huge trend in Higher Education currently. There are lots of developments in providing well-presented searchable public access to the vast amount of data collected by researchers.

Diversity Data Kids is one such new site, launched in March.

Hosted by Brandeis University, diversitydatakids.org bills itself as

“the first interactive tool for data and policy analysis on child wellbeing across racial/ethnic groups. Explore hundreds of measures of child wellbeing and policy analysis from a unique information source that documents diversity, opportunity, and equity among US children.”

You may find a use for this informative website if you are working on your IMP, a research paper, a project at work, or just to keep informed.

 

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Logging In to Renew & Place Holds

We are working on making it easier to renew and place holds on books from home. In the meanwhile here’s how to log in to your Library account to do these important tasks.

Here’s the log in page:

http://bank.waldo.kohalibrary.com/#/

Your user name is your:

14 digit Library barcode

and your password is:

changeme

Once you are logged in you have the option of changing your password to something more friendlier.

logging_in

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WiFi for Students, Faculty, & Staff

It really couldn’t be any easier than this – OK, maybe there are a few steps to take but you only have to do this once! First up, go to My Devices Portal, and follow the steps below.

My-Devices-Portal

Now, you are IN! Just add your WiFi address for each of your devices (maximum of three), give your device a name, hit submit, and watch 3G go to 3 bars.

WiFi-Submit

Not sure about how to find your WiFi address? Stop by the reference desk – we have a hand-out for that, or read the post below.

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