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Suggestions for New Title Purchase’s: Annotated Readings in the History of Modern Psychology, Psychopharmacology, and A Brief History of Modern Psychology

December 19th, 2014

Q: Suggestions for New Title Purchase’s
Title: Annotated Readings in the History of Modern Psychology
Author: C. James Goodwin
Publisher & where & when published: Wiley, 2009, ISBN : 978-0-470-22811-1

Title: Psychopharmacology: Drugs, the Brain and Behavior (2nd edition)
Author: Jerrold S. Meyer, Linda F. Quenzer
Publisher & where & when published: Sinauer

Title: A Brief History of Modern Psychology
Author: Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
Publisher & where & when published: Wiley, Global Education, 2014, 2nd Edition, ISBN : 978-1-118-20677-5

Where you saw these items mentioned: psychology
Your affiliation: SFU Undergraduate Student

A: Thank you for taking the time to request books for purchase. It appears that your three requested books are textbooks. Due to our restricted budget, we are unfortunately unable to buy textbooks for the regular library collection in most cases. We instead focus on building the collection to support research associated with coursework and academic programs and departments at SFU.

However, the library maintains a robust course reserve system. Books are added to our reserve collection for the semester via instructor request. To have your texts added to the reserves collection for Spring 2015, please email your instructors for your respective courses, requesting them to do so. He or she can then fill out the form linked from this page: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/my-library/services-for-you/placing-reserves

A list of some reserve books to date for the spring semester for Psychology can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/pbebmyz

Of note, both A Brief History of Modern Psychology and Psychopharmacology: Drugs, the Brain and Behavior have been put on reserve in the past. It’s possible the 2nd editions are already scheduled to be on reserve.

Best wishes,
Yolanda
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Yolanda Koscielski, MLIS
Liaison Librarian for Criminology & Psychology
Simon Fraser University Library

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: The MST, the Zapatistas and Peasant Alternatives to Neoliberalism

December 19th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: The MST, the Zapatistas and Peasant Alternatives to Neoliberalism
Author: Leandro Vergara-Camus
Publisher & where & when published: September 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: ZED Books
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Land and freedom : the MST, the Zapatistas, and peasant alternatives to neoliberalism has been ordered and you will get an email from the Library when it’s available.

Best,
Mike McIntosh
Library Liaison for International Studies

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Women’s work is never done

December 19th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase:
Title: Women’s work is never done
Author: Catherine de Zegher
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.bookdepository.com/Womens-Work-is-Never-Done-Catherine-de-Zegher/9789490693473
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A: Thanks for the suggestion. This looks like an important title to have in the Contemporary Arts collection. However, as this book is due to be published at the end of January, 2015, I will likely wait to order it until the next fiscal year, in April. I’ll put it on hold for you when I order it so that it will receive priority processing and you’ll get an email when it’s ready to pick up. Please let me know if you have questions about any of this.

Best wishes,
Sylvia
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Information and Instruction
Simon Fraser University Library

Suggestion for New Ebook Title Purchase: The ACT Practitioner’s Guide to the Science of Compassion

December 19th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: E-book: The ACT Practitioner’s Guide to the Science of Compassion: Tools for Fostering Psychological Flexibility
Author: Dennis Tirch, Benjamin Schoendorff
Publisher & where & when published: New Harbinber
Where you saw this item mentioned: professional listserve
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A: Thank you for taking the time to make a book request. Unfortunately, as we are now approaching the end of this fiscal year, I am unable to fulfill most new book purchase requests. However, you mention you are a member of the SFU community. As such, please consider using Interlibrary Loan to obtain access to this book. Here is a link to the request form: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/find/document-delivery/request-form

Best wishes,
Yolanda
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Yolanda Koscielski, MLIS
Liaison Librarian for Criminology & Psychology
Simon Fraser University Library

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Computational Physics

December 16th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Computational Physics
Author: Mark Newman
Publisher & where & when published: createspace, 2012 ISBN-10: 1480145513 ISBN-13: 978-1480145511
Where you saw this item mentioned: colleague’s recommendation / author’s, website / amazon: http://www.amazon.ca/Computational-Physics-Mark-Newman/dp/1480145513
Your affiliation: SFU Faculty

A: Thank you for your suggestion. I have ordered this book and you will be notified when it is available.
Best,
Jenna

Jenna Thomson B.Sc., M.L.I.S.
Liaison Librarian for Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics & Actuarial Science.
W.A.C. Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: The History of Animals

December 10th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: The History of Animals: An Essay on Negativity, Immanence and Freedom
Author: Oxana Timofeeva
Publisher & where & when published: Jan van Eyck Academie, Nov 1 2012
Where you saw this item mentioned: From an author’s bio – same author whose essay I am using for my thesis
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thanks for your suggestion. I’m afraid that this title is not available for purchase from our usual vendors (both for new and used books). The web site for the publisher listed (Jan van Eyck Academie) doesn’t provide any information about this title.

I recommend that you make an interlibrary loan request for this title as, according to WorldCat, it’s available at a few libraries who may loan it to SFU for your use.

Best wishes,
Sylvia Roberts
Information and Instruction

Interested in Working or Volunteering at the Library

December 8th, 2014

Q: I’m currently exploring potential career paths, and one of my interests is working within a university library. I was wondering if it was at all possible to speak with someone from the professional staff to get some more information on working with such an area? Additionally, I would love to volunteer for short periods during the week if that sort of opportunity was available.
In either case, please feel free to contact me if there’s an opportunity for
this. Thanks for your time.

A: It’s always good to hear from folks who are interested in working in libraries. We aren’t able to offer volunteer opportunities for library work but we do hire students every term (mainly to work in Loans), and this is a good way to get some library work experience. You can see further information here: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/faqs/how-do-i-find-out-about-employment-opportunities-at-the-sfu-library .
Since you mention interest in a library career, I’d also suggest the resources listed here for a bit more background on the profession (all types of libraries) and also approaches to job hunting: http://blogs.sfu.ca/departments/library/i-and-i/?page_id=30 .

If you’re an SFU student or a recent graduate you may have already connected with one of our subject specialist liaison librarians and they are often happy to talk with students as well.
I hope this gets you off to a good start, and feel free to contact me directly if you have further questions.

Best,
Janis

Janis McKenzie
Head, Information and Instruction |WAC Bennett Library |Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Cultures of Financialization

December 4th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase:
Title: Cultures of Financialization
Author: Max Haiven
Publisher & where & when published: Palgrave MacMillan & New York & Oct. 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: Facebook
Your affiliation: SFU Alumna/Alumnus

A: Thank you for taking the time to recommend this title to the library. I have ordered this book in electronic format and you will be notified when it becomes available. As an alumni, you can access the book from any of our 3 campus libraries.
Best,
Carla Graebner

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Carla Graebner
Data Curator and Digital Preservation Project Manager;
Liaison Librarian: Economics and Government Information
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: The Dominion of the Dead

December 4th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase:
Title: The Dominion of the Dead
Author: Robert Pogue Harrison
Publisher & where & when published: University of Chicago Press, 2003
Where you saw this item mentioned: recommended by a cohort member.
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A:Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve ordered a print copy and put it on hold for you. When it arrives, you’ll get an email alerting you. Our electronic copy is from a leased collection and this title looks like it will have value for a variety of disciplines over time.
Best wishes,
Sylvia

Sylvia Roberts , MLIS
Liaison Librarian for Communication and Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University

Computers on the 6th floor of the Library

December 2nd, 2014

Q: I would like to complain about the lack of express computers on the 6th floor. It is very inconvenient. If I am on the 6th floor looking for books or journal articles and I find that there is some new topic that I wish to investigate or some book that I can not find, then I must run down to the 3rd or 4th floor to find a computer to look up the title. Then I have to run back up to the 6th floor to get the book. Please reinstall the express computers – I am sure one or two would suffice.

A: Just to clarify, when you say express computers do you mean the typically stand-up computers that do not require a login, or do you mean our standard computer workstations that require a login?
Regarding the computers on the 6th floor in general:

We do plan on installing 30 computers on the 6th floor. Due to renovation issues, this process was delayed. These computers will be installed at the end of student exams this current semester.

Neal Baldwin | Manager, Library Systems