Holman Library News

Holman Library serves Green River Community College in Auburn, WA.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Biography Resource Center

Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Photo from http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/a.php?id=23

Want to easily find an authoritative biography on a particular person? Want to create lists of famous people by era, gender, ethnicity or occupation?

The library's BIOGRAPHY RESOURCE CENTER database
gives you that search power and more!

Go to http://www.greenriver.edu/library/restools/databases/subject.shtm#history and click on "Biography Resource Center" to explore....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fueling Our Future

We already know that there is not enough oil to fuel our future. What alternative are waiting in the wings? Should we pursue biodiesel fuel alternatives or perhaps hydrogen-powered cars? Find out more at:

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Virtual Library Books for You

Did you know that you have access to 4400 electronic books on all academic subjects through the Holman Library? You can search for topics that interest you and read the books anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection.
Check our E-books through Net Library at: http://www.greenriver.edu/library/restools/ebooks.shtm

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Model of Sustainability

Come in and check out the new library display on Curitiba, Brazil, a city that is an internationally-recognized model for sustainability in both urban design and environmental practices. Also learn more about the city by watching "City of Dreams"
(above photo: Mayor and urban planner Jamie Lerner designed the Jardim Botanico in 1992. Previously the site of a dump, today the garden is one of the city's most popular attractions. Children from low-income families earn money by tending the flowers.)

Friday, May 01, 2009

We got board !

The Holman Librarians are juicing up your information life with new Info-Boards on the first and second floor. The three largest Info-Boards are upstairs, in the center of our Information Commons.
Faculty Librarian Teresa Jones supports our energetic staff librarians as they create and update new content: A mix of powerful facts about our world, sources of hot information about current events, and helpful advice to make using your library resources (and completing your work) a little bit easier.

So, check them out: For a quick study break-- or to get ideas for that upcoming research assignment...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Poetry Appetizers

Want to sample some poetry but don't know where to start?

Poetry Anthologies compile a bunch of poems in one book for easy perusal. Some gather together poems from all over (such as the "Norton Anthology of Poetry"). Others corral poems from a community of poets ("Anthology of Mexican Poetry") or around a theme ("Gay & Lesbian Poetry in Our Time").

To find such books in the Holman Library, go to the library catalog and type in POETRY ANTHOLOGY to see a list of titles to check out.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ending Hunger with Smarter Agriculture?

With rising food prices, water shortages, and large agribusinesses currently dominating the food market, the sustainability of our planet's food production is in jeopardy. Will smarter agricultural practices and a fairer global food policy keep us out of peril?

To find out more, take a look at the new display in the Holman Library entitled "Enough Food to Feed 6.7 Billion?" and check out the following websites dedicated to finding answers to these questions: