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Suggest a Title for Purchase: Crossing second narrows

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Q: Suggest a Title for Purchase
Title: Crossing second narrows
Author: Schermbrucker, Bill
Publisher & where & when published: iUniverse, 2013 (a roman a clef about SFU’s past)
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Second-Narrows-A-Novel/dp/1475964900
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A: Thanks for your recent purchase suggestion! A copy of Crossing Second Narrows is now on order for the Library. You will be notified by email when the book is ready to be picked up.

Cheers,
Rebecca

Suggest a Title for Purchase: Shopping in Jail

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Q: Suggest a Title for Purchase
Title: Shopping in Jail: Ideas, Essays, and Stories for the Increasingly Real Twenty-First Century
Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher & where & when published: Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2013
Where you saw this item mentioned: Amazon
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A: Thank you for your recent purchase suggestion! A copy of Shopping in Jail: Ideas, Essays, and Stories for the Increasingly Real Twenty-First Century is now on order for the library. You will be notified by email when the book is available for pick up.

Best,
Rebecca Dowson

Suggest a Title for Purchase: Urban Tumbleweed

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Q: Suggest a Title for Purchase
Title: Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary
Author: Harryette Mullen
Publisher & where & when published: Graywolf Press, 2013
Where you saw this item mentioned: Reading event
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thanks for your recent purchase suggestion! A copy of Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary is now on order for the library. You will be notified by email when the book is available for pick up.

Best,
Rebecca Dowson

Suggest a Title for Purchase: Inside Immigration Law

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Q: Suggest a Title for Purchase
Title: Inside Immigration Law, Migration Management and Policy Application in
Germany
Author: Tobias G. Eule
Publisher & where & when published: Ashgate Publishing Limited, Aldershot
Where you saw this item mentioned: Recommended by a professor
Your affiliation: SFU Undergraduate Student

A: Thank you for your book suggestion. I’m pleased to inform you that I have ordered a copy of Inside Immigration Law: Migration Management and Policy Application in Germany by Tobias G. Eule for Bennett Library. You will receive an email notification when it is available to borrow.

All the best,
-Jenna

Jenna Walsh, BA, MLIS
Indigenous Initiatives Librarian & Liaison for Archaeology, First Nations Studies and Political Science
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University

Suggest a Title for Purchase:Five Came Back

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Q: Suggest a Title for Purchase
Title: Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Author: Mark Harris
Publisher & where & when published: Penguin Press, USA, 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/03/books/mark-harriss-five-came-back-covers-auteurs-in-combat.html
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A: Thanks for your suggestion which was forwarded to me as the Contemporary Arts librarian. I will order a copy of this book and put it on hold for you. You’ll get a notice when it’s ready to pick up.

As this is a popular, rather than a scholarly, work, I hesitated about adding it to the SFU Library collection. However, it’s been widely and well reviewed and the cost is not too high. I see that you’re a film maker yourself and have written about battle in film. I hope this book is useful for your future pursuits.
Best wishes,
Sylvia

Sylvia Roberts
Contemporary Arts Librarian

Suggest a Title for Purchase: Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Volume 5

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Q: Suggest a Title for Purchase
Title: Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Volume 5
Author: Jørgen Nielsen, Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašić, Egdunas Racius
Publisher & where & when published: Brill Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2013
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.amazon.ca/Yearbook-Muslims-Europe-Jorgen-Nielsen/dp/9004254560 – This is a major reference book for scholars.
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thank you for your book suggestion. I’m pleased to inform you that I have ordered a copy of Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Volume 5. You will receive an email notification when it is available to borrow.

All the best,
-Jenna

Jenna Walsh, BA, MLIS
Indigenous Initiatives Librarian & Liaison for Archaeology, First Nations Studies and Political Science
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University

Suggest a Title for Purchase: Managerial Economics 7th Edition

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Q: Suggest a Title for Purchase
Title: Managerial Economics 7th Edition
Author: William F. Samuelson, Stephen G. Marks
Publisher & where & when published: John Wiley & Sons Hoboken, NJ 2012
Where you saw this item mentioned: Requires for BUS 207
Your affiliation: SFU Undergraduate Student

A: As you’ve probably discovered, we do have some older editions of the same text in the collection [http://is.gd/x0gLfu]. Those are almost certainly copies that were bought for our short-term-loan Reserve collection at the request of previous instructors, and that were later moved to the regular collection when the course was over.

I don’t usually buy required textbooks unless the course instructor requests that copies be put on reserve (short-term loan periods) — thus ensuring maximum access. As the budget is limited, I try to focus my spending on resources that will supplement the required text. Have you spoken to the instructor about the possibility of having some copies bought for the Reserve collection?

Regards,
Mark
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Mark Bodnar
Business Librarian

Suggest a Title for Purchase: Mama Lola, a vodou priestess in Brooklyn

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Q:
Title: Mama Lola, a vodou priestess in Brooklyn
Author: Karen McCarthy Brown.
Publisher & where & when published: University of California Press, 2010
Where you saw this item mentioned: Course syllabus
Your affiliation: SFU Undergraduate Student

A:Thanks very much for the suggested purchase. I have placed this book on order and you will receive an email once it has arrived and been processed.

Moninder Bubber
Liaison Librarian

Suggest a Title for Purchase: Up Against the Wall Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Q: Suggest a Title for Purchase
Title: Up Against the Wall Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border
Author: Casey, Edward; Watkins, Mary
Publisher & where & when published: Univ. of Texas Press, to be published in Sept.2014, ISBN 9780292759381
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/casupa
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A: Hi,
Thank you for your suggestion. I’m pleased to inform you that I have purchased a copy of Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border by Edward S. Casey for Bennett Library. You will receive an email notifcation when it is available to borrow.

All the best,
-Jenna

Jenna Walsh, BA, MLIS
Indigenous Initiatives Librarian & Liaison for Archaeology, First Nations Studies and Political Science
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University

Suggest a Title for Purchase: Reconceptualizing mathematics for elementary school teachers

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Q: Suggest a Title for Purchase
Title: Reconceptualizing mathematics for elementary school teachers
Author: Judith Sowder, Larry Sowder, Susan Nickerson, San Diego State University.
Publisher & where & when published: 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: MATH190 course material
Your affiliation: SFU Undergraduate Student

A: Hi,
Thanks for getting in touch. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you!
Thanks for passing along the ISBN — that was helpful. I’ve put in a request for this book and you should be notified when it arrives.

Elyse

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Elyse Neufeld, BSc, MLIS
Liaison Librarian: Life Sciences and Education
Simon Fraser University Library
8888 University Drive, Burnaby BC V5A 1S6 Canada