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    Sustainability at SPS: Inspirations for Sustainable Living Part I

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Were you inspired to shrink your environmental footprint after listening to Anne Stephenson of Clean Air Cool Planet at chapel yesterday? Do you want to know what a locavore is, how to calculate food miles, or why global hunger persists? Ohrstrom library’s Concord Reads/SPS Community Partner display, “Inspirations for Sustainable Living,” can help you sort through the facts, read compelling arguments from many points of view, and learn about the environmental, ethical, and health impact of what you eat. If you’re interested in the connections between American culture and farming, read Wendell Berry’s essays in The Unsettling of America or The Gift of Good…

  • Humanities,  Research

    New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of American Journalism

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Encyclopedia of American Journalism edited by Stephen L. Vaughn, Routledge, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 070.03 V46 This unique reference explores how the media has shaped American perceptions throughout our nation’s history, contributing to our national culture, impacting the way Americans stay informed, even influencing how citizens will react to information. Articles cover themes such as “Feminist Journalism,” or “Religion and the Press,” prominent news organizations, individuals, time periods, and events; entries on ethics and legal issues examine the press’s limits. Helpful research tools include a thematic list of articles and suggested reading for each entry. HELPFUL FOR: Humanities IV, American Domestic…