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National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month 2016

Library Guide for National American and Alaska Native Heritage Month 2016

http://libguides.highline.edu/recommendedreadamericanindianheritagemonth

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

http://www.ncai.org/initiatives/native-american-heritage-month

Tanya Powers: Highline Voices

https://www.highline.edu/fwm-tanya-powers/

Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State Curriculum

http://www.indian-ed.org/

Today’s Native American Topic Guide from King County Library

https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/list/share/209743155_kcls_librarians_diversity/594598538

Northwest Coast American Indian Tribes List

  • Alsea
  • Bella Bella
  • Bella Coola
  • Chehalis
  • Chinook
  • Clatskanie
  • Comox
  • Cowlitz
  • Haida
  • Haisla
  • Heiltsuk
  • Klallam
  • Kwakiutl
  • Makah
  • Nisga-Gitksan
  • Nooksack
  • Nootka
  • Pentlatch
  • Puget Sound Salish
  • Quileute
  • Quinault
  • Siuslaw
  • Straits Salish
  • Takelma
  • Tillamook
  • Tlingit
  • Tsimshian
  • Tututni
  • Twana
  • Umpqua

Indigenous Environmental Network

http://www.ienearth.org/

Standing Rock

http://standingrock.org/

Native News ONLINE.Net

MSNBC’S O’Donnell and Standing Rock Video

http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/msnbcs-odonnell-telling-like-standing-rock/

History of Native American Indian and Alaska American Heritage Month by the U.S. Department Of The Interior Indian Affairs

http://www.ncai.org/initiatives/native-american-heritage-month

National Museum of the American Indian

http://www.nmai.si.edu/

Indian Country Today

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/

The Free Thought Project

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-killing-native-americans-higher-rate-race-talking/

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President’s Day Monday 15th, February 2016 Recommended Reads

http://libguides.highline.edu/recommendedreadingguide

The History of President’s Day

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

 

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January’s E-Resource of the Month Academic Video Online brought to you by LibraryLive!

Highline Library

January’s E-Resource of the Month: Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press)

Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) contains more than 48,000 titles.

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Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) covers all disciplines and subject areas, with specific strengths in:

·        Science

·        Anthropology

·        Counseling & Therapy

·        Fashion

·        Business & Economics

·        Nursing

·        Diversity Studies

·        Education

·        Documentary Film

·        Feature Film

·        Allied Health

·        Engineering

·        History

·        Music & Dance

·        News & Current Events

·        Theater & Drama

·        Criminal Justice

·        and more!

Learning and Search Tools
In addition to breadth and depth of content, Academic Video Online offers a wide range of platform tools for learning, research, and teaching, including:

·        Learning segments. More than 14,000 learning segments make it easy for instructors to find and integrate specific video content into the classroom and help users get to the right content faster. Each segment is fully searchable and includes an abstract, making user selection even easier.

·        Transcripts. Users view searchable, scrolling transcripts alongside more than 95% of titles.

·        Clipping functionality. Users can easily create, annotate, and share video clips and playlists, and can embed them in third-party sites.

·        Permanent URLs. All videos, clips, and playlists can be cited at permanent URLs, making integration with any learning management system easy.

·        HD-quality player. A video player with a 16:9 aspect ratio that streams up to 2.5 mbps allows for optimized high-definition viewing.

·        Comprehensive permissions. The platform enables in-class, on-campus, and remote viewing.

The videos can easily be embedded in Canvas, contact refhelp@highline.edu for specifics on how to do this.

1.      To access Academic Video Online go to the Library homepage http://library.highline.edu/, click on “Search databases” under Find Information.

2.      Then on the Search Databases page click “Databases A to Z”, the second tab.

Please share this wonderful resource with your students and embed a streaming video(s) into Canvas.

Questions about Academic Video Online or other library resources email us at refhelp@highline.edu.

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Recommended Reading/Viewing: December

Recommended Reading/Viewing for December 2015: If you liked the movie you’ll love the book!

If you liked the movie you’ll love the book!

Books inspire people in many different ways, and for some, books provide an inspiration for film.  For the month of December read the books that inspired some wonderful movies and watch those films that were influenced by books.

Below is a sample of the resources on our Recommended Reading/Viewing List

For the complete list, please visit our Recommended Reading Library Guide

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Silver Linings Playbook

 

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Recommended Reading/Viewing for October/November 2015: Disability Awareness Month

Disability Awareness Month
Suggested Reading for October, 2015

Here is a sample of the resources on our Recommended Reading/Viewing List

For the complete list, please visit our Recommended Reading Library Guide.

Books:

Disability and the media : prescriptions for change / Charles A. Riley II.
302.23087 R573d 2005

DisabilityMedia

Secret girl / Molly Bruce Jacobs.
362.1968588 J17s 2007

SecretGirl

Short bus : a journey beyond normal / Jonathan Mooney.
362.1968588 M818s 2008

Joey / Joseph John Deacon
362.21092 D278j 1974

Mary Fran and Mo / Maureen Lynch. 1979
362.3092 L987L

 

E-Books:
Asperger syndrome and employment [electronic resource] : what people with Asperger syndrome really really want / Sarah Hendrickx ; foreword by John Biddulph.
Electronic Book 2009

Asperger

 

Faces of intellectual disability [electronic resource] : philosophical reflections / Licia Carlson.

FacesOfIntellectual
Electronic Book 616.8588 2010

 

Writers on the spectrum [electronic resource] : how autism and Asperger syndrome have influenced literary writing / Julie Brown.
Electronic Book 820.9/3527 2010

WritersOnSpectrum

 

Rain man / United Artists
Media Collection, 791.4372 R154 2004 DVD

RainMan

ADHD Rush Hour [electronic resource] / Lorand Entertainment Inc.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection, 2012

ADHDRushHour

 

Alice project [electronic resource] : creative arts therapy in action / Herbison, Philip.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2007

AliceProject

 

Body of war [electronic resource] / Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2008

BodyWar

 

Oops, Wrong Planet [electronic resource] : Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome / Beyond Entertainment Ltd.
Online Videos – Films on Demand Collection 2010

OopsWrongPlanet

 

Podcasts:

Ouch! Disability Talk Show
Razor sharp talk from the BBC’s disability site, Ouch! Presented by comedians Mat Fraser and Liz Carr. Featuring interviews, quizzes, discussions, chat and plenty of humour. A new episode appears every two weeks.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ouch

Ouch

Blind Cool Tech (past episodes)
http://www.blindcooltech.com/index.html
…assistive technology blind people can use.

 

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June/July 2015 Recommended Read: Ramadan and Muslim Americans

What is Ramadan?
http://whatisramadan.com/

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a time of fasting for the Islamic people. Each day during this month, Muslims all over the world abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, as well as participating in anything that is ill-natured or excessive; from dawn until the sun sets. Fasting is intended to educate the Muslim in spirituality, humility and patience. It is a time to cleanse the soul, focus attention on God, and put into practice selflessness. Ramadan is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God and to put forward more prayer than is customary.

http://libguides.highline.edu/recommendedreading

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April Recommended Reading: World Literature

Highline College serves a very diverse community, with over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages.  In celebration of our diversity, April’s recommended readings highlight literature from around the world including Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Lebanon, Russia, Poland, Egypt and more. This month, consider reading something by an international author!

You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library or by browsing our Recommended Reading Guide. Please borrow and enjoy them!

A few selections from the list:

EGYPT FUENTES ACHEBE FROG SOUNDOFWAVES

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