How did he do it?

How did he do it?

2019 was a memorable year for Jeopardy fans. Contestant James Holzhauer stole the show by winning 32 games in a row and setting many records. Most notably, Holzhauer won more money in a single game than any other contestant and won more than 2 million dollars in total earnings.

During one of the episodes, the host of Jeopardy, Alex Trebek, asked Holzhauer how he prepared for the show. He replied that one way was by reading children’s nonfiction books because they are short and they cover the most important points on a subject.

Viewers could sense that this answer (heard ’round the world) brought librarians, teachers and authors to their feet to cheer on Holzhauer. His promotion of this genre of literature and his endorsement of the genre as an invaluable educational resource – for children and adults alike – meant more feathers in the caps of these advocates.

The Children’s Collection in the Wayne College Library has a wide selection of nonfiction books, the newest of which are highlighted in the list below. To learn more of their details, determine availability, and to place a hold on an item (if it is currently checked out to another patron) follow the hyperlinks to the library catalog. Or, simply stop in and browse the collection. Remember, these books are for the young and the young at heart!

Note: The official site for the game show Jeopardy is:

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New E-book with Faculty Focus

Follow this link to locate the title in the library catalog.

Steve Jobs had a powerful vision for education: employing technology to make an enormous impact on the lives of millions of students. To realize this vision, Jobs tapped John D. Couch, a trusted engineer and executive with a passion for education. Couch believed the real purpose of education was to help children discover their unique potential and empower them to reach beyond their perceived limitations.

In this new e-book, Rewiring Education, Couch shares expertise gained from 50-plus years in education and technology. He takes listeners behind Apple’s major research studies, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT) and ACOT2, highlighting the powerful effects of the Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) framework. Rewiring Education presents a bold vision for the future of education, looking at promising emerging technologies and how we—as parents, teachers, and voters—can ensure children are provided with opportunities and access to the relevant, creative, collaborative, and challenging learning environments they need to succeed.

Note: Description statement provided by Amazon.

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Oh, the places we can go!

Travel, geography and culture take center stage in our new country guides. Titles cover the nations of Namibia, Greece, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland – plus, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden in Scandinavia. To learn more details, determine availability, and place a hold on an item (if it is currently checked out to another patron) follow the hyperlinks to the library catalog.

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Library Fine Forgiveness

Beginning November 18th, the library will be offering fine amnesty to Wayne College students, faculty, and staff. In lieu of money owed on fines we are asking that library patrons bring in boxes of facial tissues (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.) that will be donated to our Wooster Hope Food Pantry at Wayne College. Bring in one full-sized box of tissues (no travel sizes, please!) and we will waive your fines.

You heard that right:

If you bring in a box of tissues we will waive your fines.

The amnesty event will end on Saturday, December 14th, so don’t wait to take advantage of this opportunity to clear up any library fines.

Here’s the catch:

  • We cannot offer any refunds on previously paid library fines
  • Lost or damaged items are excluded (but see the library staff for ideas on how to replace these items in the most inexpensive way!)
  • Materials checked out after November18th are not eligible
  • You must stop in the library to participate in this fine amnesty

Even if you do not have any library fines, please consider contributing to this worthy cause.  We are really hoping to get the Pantry all stocked up for next year!

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Akron’s Role in World War II

Men and women across our nation charged into battle to do their service when the United States entered World War II. In the new 2019 niche history book, World War II Akron, author Tim Carroll describes the roles of Akron’s men and women. He describes the jobs they performed on the homefront and overseas and how they contributed to the fight for freedom.

The cover of World War II Akron (seen here) features stories and photos of people, places, and events. Well known people pictured include Bob Hope, Helen Waterhouse (Akron Beacon Journal reporter), John S. Knight, Paul Brown and the Swensons. Places of interest mentioned are Fulton Airport, the Rubber Bowl, Wingfoot Lake and Hower Vocational School. A few of the many historical events covered are Pearl Harbor, D-Day and General Patton’s top-secret mission involving Akron. Over 100 photographs are included in the book.

It was the cover photo of a U.S. Navy blimp hovering over a captured Nazi sub that captured my attention. Airships were, and still are, a sight to behold. Their role throughout history is fascinating to say the least. In my possession is an antique airship pin (seen here) that was handed down to me. It was most likely worn by my grandfather as a symbol of American pride and ingenuity.

World War II Akron is clearly an authoritative resource. Tim Carroll consulted the archives of The University of Akron, Akron Summit County Public Library, the Beacon Journal, Goodyear and many other northeast Ohio repositories in order to tell this story.

To read the complete description of this book, determine its availability, and place a hold on this item (if it is currently checked out to another patron), click on the book title above which is hyperlinked to the library’s online catalog.

  ~Stephanie Livengood, Librarian

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New Book Inspires and Challenges Educators

In the new book, The craft of university teaching, Peter Lindsay, professor of political science and philosophy at Georgia State, seeks to reclaim teaching as the intellectually vibrant and rewarding endeavor that it is. Lindsay emphasizes the path that it takes to arrive at an educational outcome, not the outcome itself. With this in mind, practical examples and anecdotes pave the way for university instructors of all ages and of all disciplines to become inspired by the craft of teaching. Chapters in the book cover: craft teaching, teaching personas, words that teach, slow teaching, and cheating.

Follow the link below to view this item’s record in the library catalog, determine availability, or place a hold on the item (if it is currently checked out to another patron).

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We’re Hiring!

The library is looking for regular and work study student assistants to start for the Fall 2019 semester.  Complete a Wayne Campus Student Employment form and submit to the Business Office. Be sure to mark that you’re interested in working in the Library!

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Update to the May 4th Post on The Mueller Report

UA Library patrons not only have access to the electronic version of the Mueller Report, highlighted in the May 4th post, but also to the print edition which is now available for checkout at the Wayne College Library. The report is published by Skyhorse Publishing and includes an introduction by Alan Dershowitz. A direct link to this item in the UA Libraries catalog is provided below.

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Ideas for summer reading

Follow the link below to the library’s online catalog where you can search for books, read descriptions, determine availability, and place a hold on an item (if it is currently checked out to another patron.)

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Read the Mueller Report in the HeinOnline Database

On April 18th the redacted version of the Mueller Report was released to the public. To read it online, follow these easy steps below.

  1. Follow the link provided and click on HeinOnline to access the database. (Note: off-campus patrons will be asked for their login information.)
  2. Select U.S. Congressional Documents from the alphabetical list and then click on Other Works Related to Congress.
  3. Select R, then, scroll down to Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election (Redacted).
  4. You have now located the redacted version of the Mueller report.

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