Thursday, January 25, 2007

Best Book of 2006 -- Unbowed: a Memoir

Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, has written a memoir about her life as a political activist, feminist, and environmentalist in Kenya. She established the Green Belt Movement in 1977 which spread from Kenya across Africa and helps restore indigenous forests while assisting rural women by paying them to plant trees in their villages. The Green Belt Movement has planted over 30 million trees across Kenya since 1977.

In 2002, Maathai was elected to Kenya's Parliament and in 2003, she was appointed assistant minister for the environment. Maathai did all this, earned bachelor's and master's degrees in the U.S., a PhD in East and Central Aftrica, raised three children as a single mother, and became the first woman to head a university department in Kenya.

This book was selected as a best book in 2006 by both Booklist and Library Journal.
Check it out !
Call number: 333.70 MAA


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Google Sketchup -- Creating 3D

Try this drawing program from Google -- a 3D software tool that allows you to create, share, and store your models in the 3D Warehouse.

College students will want to look at the "Build Your Campus in 3D Competition" at where you'll find entry forms, FAQs, and official rules for the competition.

Winners get an all-expense paid trip to Google at Mountain View, California.


Monday, January 22, 2007

Try something new in the new year! A new book acquired for the library, Skype Me!From Single User to Small Enterprise and Beyond, shows you how to install, configure, deploy and secure Skype -- Internet telephony. All you need is a PC no older that two to three years, be connected to the Internet, and a headset. The details are in the book. Check it out in the Anderson Library! (004.6 GOU)