1/20/2016

New Materials at Langsdale


Did you know that Langsdale Library offers a list of all of our newest materials? We do! Each month we'll post an update letting you know about a few select titles, but there are far too many to mention here so be sure to check out our comprehensive online list. There is an RSS feed to the list, so you can subscribe and be updated when new materials get listed each month.

New Materials at Langsdale:
Ober offers a major new history of classical Greece and an unprecedented account of its rise and fall. He argues that Greece's rise was no miracle but rather the result of political breakthroughs and economic development.

"When a waiting world learned on April 12, 1955, that Jonas Salk had successfully created a vaccine to prevent poliomyelitis, he became a hero overnight. Born in a New York tenement, humble in manner, Salk had all the makings of a twentieth-century icon-a knight in a white coat. In the wake of his achievement, he received a staggering number of awards and honors; for years his name ranked with Gandhi and Churchill

Ten Arab Filmmakers provides an up-to-date overview of the best of Arab cinema, offering studies of leading directors and in-depth analyses of their most important films. The filmmakers profiled here represent principal national cinemas of the Arab world―Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Syria. Although they have produced many of the region’s most-renowned films and gained recognition at major international festivals, with few exceptions these filmmakers have received little critical attention. All ten share a concern with giving image and voice to people struggling against authoritarian regimes, patriarchal traditions, or religious fundamentalism―theirs is a cinéma engagé.
The featured directors are Daoud Abd El-Sayed, Merzak Allouache, Nabil Ayouch, Youssef Chahine, Mohamed Chouikh, Michel Khleifi, Nabil Maleh, Yousry Nasrallah, Jocelyne Saab, and Elia Suleiman.
Coraline Jones finds a magical world that is similar to her own, but when her "other parents" try to get her to stay, Coraline must summon her courage and resourcefulness to find her way home.

These are just a few of the many new books, movies, and games at your Langsdale Library. To see the complete listing of new materials check out our list right here! If you want to receive updates when new materials get listed each month, you can subscribe to the list through the RSS feed.

12/21/2015

Chill on your winter break with 10 DVDs from Langsdale

Langsdale Library's end-of-year DVD blowout is here!  Today and tomorrow (December 21st and 22nd) you may check out ten DVDs and keep them out over winter break. The due date for the DVDs will be when we reopen on Monday, January 4th, 2016. Our hours today and tomorrow are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. We will be closed from December 23rd through January 3rd.  Questions? Call the Circulation desk at 410.837.4260. Get your flicks fix, and we'll see you in the new year!





12/14/2015

Plan your end of year Library needs!

Greetings Everyone,


As we roll into these last days of the year, many of you may still be working on getting papers finished, doing last minute research, or may just need some personal Library time.  Please make note of the remaining December Library hours and Winter break closing times so you don't get caught off guard.  Keep in mind when requesting books from other Libraries, anything not received by us by December 22nd can't be processed til they arrive in January after Winter break.


Good Luck to all and Happy Holidays!


http://langsdale.ubalt.edu/about-us/hours.cfm



New Materials at Langsdale


Did you know that Langsdale Library offers a list of all of our newest materials? We do! Each month we'll post an update letting you know about a few select titles, but there are far too many to mention here so be sure to check out our comprehensive online list. There is an RSS feed to the list, so you can subscribe and be updated when new materials get listed each month.

New Materials at Langsdale:
"One of Hollywood's most successful spec screenwriters tells all in this fast, funny, and candid look inside the movie business. "Save the Cat" is just one of many ironclad rules for making your ideas more marketable and your script more satisfying - and saleable. This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat."

"In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is less than one percent. What went so wrong? Losing the Signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley. This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed. The rise and fall of BlackBerry reveals the dangerous speed at which innovators race along the information superhighway. With unprecedented access to key players, senior executives, directors and competitors, Losing the Signal unveils the remarkable rise of a company that started above a bagel store in Ontario. At the heart of the story is an unlikely partnership between a visionary engineer, Mike Lazaridis, and an abrasive Harvard Business school grad, Jim Balsillie. Together, they engineered a pioneering pocket email device that became the tool of choice for presidents and CEOs. The partnership enjoyed only a brief moment on top of the world, however. At the very moment BlackBerry was ranked the world's fastest growing company internal feuds and chaotic growth crippled the company as it faced its gravest test: Apple and Google's entry in to mobile phones. Expertly told by acclaimed journalists, Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff, this is an entertaining, whirlwind narrative that goes behind the scenes to reveal one of the most compelling business stories of the new century"

"Bitcoin became a buzzword overnight. A cyber-enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels endless media debate. You can apparently use it to buy anything from coffee to cars, yet few people seem to truly understand what it is. This raises the question: Why should anyone care about bitcoin? In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall Street journalists Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey deliver the definitive answer to this question. Cybermoney is poised to launch a revolution, one that could reinvent traditional financial and social structures while bringing the world's billions of "unbanked" individuals into a new global economy. Cryptocurrency holds the promise of a financial system without a middleman, one owned by the people who use it and one safeguarded from the devastation of a 2008-type crash. But bitcoin, the most famous of the cybermonies, carries a reputation for instability, wild fluctuation, and illicit business; some fear it has the power to eliminate jobs and to upend the concept of a nation-state. It implies, above all, monumental and wide-reaching change--for better and for worse. But it is here to stay, and you ignore it at your peril.Vigna and Casey demystify cryptocurrency--its origins, its function, and what you need to know to navigate a cyber-economy. The digital currency world will look very different from the paper currency world; The Age of Cryptocurrency will teach you how to be ready"
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

These are just a few of the many new books, movies, and games at your Langsdale Library. To see the complete listing of new materials check out our list right here! If you want to receive updates when new materials get listed each month, you can subscribe to the list through the RSS feed.

12/09/2015

Good for your body and your brain?

The Brody WorkLounge
Students need a place to get away without going away. The Brody WorkLounge creates a shelter from visual distractions, providing privacy and an enhanced sense of psychological security. Brody features patented LiveLumbar technology--bringing thoughtful ergonomic design to the lounge posture. The adjustable, personal worksurface holds technology at eye level, reducing neck and shoulder strain. (store.steelcase.com/brody)

Langsdale Library is considering purchasing a few of the Brody WorkLounges for the renovated library.  While the photo below shows multiple units joined together, we currently have one sample on loan to us. We'd love to know what you think about the WorkLounge, so make a visit to the 4th floor of the library to try it out.  

Good for your body?  Good for your brain? 

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12/07/2015

Plan your December Library hours!

Greetings Everyone!


As we go into these last weeks of the semester, as you frantically work on getting those papers finished, doing that last bit of research, and studying for exams, please make note of the December Library hours and winter break closing times so you don't get caught off guard!  Plug it into your calendars on your mobile devices if need be.  Keep it in mind when requesting books from other Libraries too! Remember, books not received by us by the 22nd of December can't be processed until the week of January 4th after the winter break.


Good Luck to all and strategize your time! Happy Holidays!


http://langsdale.ubalt.edu/about-us/hours.cfm