New Bestsellers for February

Need a break from all the reading you are doing for your courses?  How about cracking open a different kind of book.

Check out the new bestsellers just in at the MEC Library!

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New Fiction New Non Fiction
  • The Aviator’s Wife – Melanie Benjamin
  • The Death of Bees – Lisa O’Donnell
  • A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story – Sister Souljah
  • The Husband List – Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly
  • The Middlesteins – Jami Attenberg
  • Threat Vector – Tom Clancy
  • Touch and Go – Lisa Gardner
  • The Twelve Tribes of Hattie – Ayana Mathis
  • Wash – Margaret Wrinkle
  • A Week in Winter – Maeve Binchy
  • Tenth of December – George Saunders
  • Chanel Bonfire – Wendy Lawless
  • Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief – Lawrence Wright
  • A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II – Adam Makos and Larry Alexander
  • My Beloved World – Sonia Sotomayor
  • When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests – Leana Wen and Joshua Kosowsky
  • The Wow Factor: Insider Style Secrets for Every Body and Every Budget – Jacqui Stafford

Be still, my beating heart!

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Valentine’s day is a holiday of the heart.  Most people celebrate by showing that special someone they care with flowers and chocolates; but here at the MEC Library, we take things a little more literally.  This Valentine’s Day, we are celebrating the human heart!  Check out some of the resources listed below to learn more about this fascinating organ.

American Heart Association is a great place to find statistics, practice guidelines, educational materials, and information on heart disease from arrhythmia to stroke.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has lots of heart friendly information on its website targeted at both healthcare professionals and the general public.  Find funding and research opportunities, clinical trials, or calculate your 10 year risk of having a heart attack.

The Center for Disease Control’s Heart Disease page has facts and statistics, risk factors, prevention tips, and educational materials for professionals and patients.  The CDC also has an Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke where you can view county level maps of heart disease and stroke across the United States.

Hungry?  Why not try some heart healthy recipes from the Mayo Clinic, American Heart Association, Food Network, or Heart Healthy Living!

Don’t forget MEC library has lots of books about the heart and heart disease.  You can search the Library Catalog for terms such as heart, heart disease, cardiac care or cardiovascular system.

MEC library also has a human heart model at the front desk available for in-library use.  Come check it out!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the MEC Library!

Welcome Kristin

MEC Library would like to greet our newest staff member, Kristin!

Kristin comes to us from Sellersburg, Indiana.  She attended graduate school at the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University Bloomington where she graduated in 2011 with a Master in Library Science and a Master in Information Science.  She spent a summer working as a Junior Fellow at the Library of Congress in the National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP).

NOVA is not her first Community College experience.  She previously served as a Librarian at IVY Tech Community College in Indiana and says that she appreciates the drive and work ethic that community college students, especially medical students, possess.

Be sure to give Kristin a big welcome next time you see her in the library!