Art Curator on the move

Recently I was fortunate enough to find myself in Auckland and just had to check out the new look Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.  There are heaps of clips on YouTube of the gallery’s destruction, reconstruction and extension, and you can take a virtual tour of the new look Gallery spaces.

An impressive kinetic sculpture Flower Chandelier by Choi Jeong Hwa hovers over visitors in the gallery’s north Atrium. Choi Jeong Hwa is a Korean artist, based in Seoul.  His work is often bright and colourful, and this work is no exception being quite dramatic and enchanting as the blooms open and close.  Read more about this work and other Asian artists currently exhibiting in Auckland in the latest issue of Artnews New Zealand.

Nursing – New resources – November 2011

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For more resources on nursing be sure to visit the subject guide .

Kreuter, M. (2003). Community health promotion ideas that work

Community Health Promotion Ideas That Work, Second Edition aims to narrow the gap between what is currently being implemented in health education and promotion and what actually works. Updated with new chapters and chapter content, this edition shares the latest knowledge and experience gained by researchers and practitioners to help others plan and apply successful community health promotion programs.

Aston, L. (2011). Successful mentoring in nursing

 This book offers clear practical advice on how to acquire and develop mentorship skills to support degree-level nursing students. It encourages the mentor s continued development during and after their mentor training, and covers the skills required from novice mentorship through to sign-off mentorship.

Glasper, E. (2011). Emergencies in children’s and young people’s nursing

This book is a survival guide for all nurses who provide emergency care to children and young people. It helps those nurses who are at the front-line of care to quickly assess the level of emergency and plan the initial management.

Trant, K. (2010). Nurse : past, present, and future: the making of modern nursing

Nurse: Past/Present/Future” examines the culture of nursing on all levels, from its historical development to its status today. The book highlights the power and the value of nurses worldwide and traces the evolution of nursing as a career.

Varcarolis, E. (2011). Manual of psychiatric nursing care planning : assessment guides, diagnoses, psychopharmacology

A pocket-sized clinical companion, “Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Care Planning, 4th Edition” helps you assess psychiatric nursing clients, formulate nursing diagnoses, and design psychiatric nursing care plans. It offers quick and easy access to information on care in a range of settings including the inpatient unit, home care, or community mental health setting.

Science – New resources – November 2011

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New Zealand inventory of biodiversity

This volume is the second of three that provide a complete review and inventory of New Zealand’s entire living and fossil biodiversity – an international effort involving more than 220 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world.

Anyanwu (2009) Advances in environmental health effects of toxigenic mold and mycotoxins

Chronic exposure to environmental toxigenic molds mycotoxins, especially in water-damaged buildings is an indoor environmental health problem to which escalating health and property insurance costs are raising concerns in recent times. Hence, controversies exist, some of which are based on misunderstanding and economic motives. Nevertheless, it must be stated that moulds and fungi in general have both pharmaceutical desired and toxicological undesired effects on human and animal environmental health.

Halliday, Resnick & Walker (2011) Fundamentals of physics

This book arms engineers with the tools to apply key physics concepts in the field. A number of the key figures in the new edition are revised to provide a more inviting and informative treatment. The figures are broken into component parts with supporting commentary so that they can more readily see the key ideas.

Slowinski, Wolsey & Rossi (2012) Chemical principles in the laboratory

This Tenth Edition of “Chemical Principles In The Laboratory, 10e, International Edition” maintains the high-quality, time-tested experiments and techniques that have made it a perennial bestseller. Author Wayne Wolsey, with the help of new co-author Rob Rossi, continues to offer complete coverage of basic chemistry principles and present topics in a direct, easy-to-understand manner. Now, to benefit the environment and reduce the overall cost of the experiments, the new edition features a deepened commitment to green chemistry by reducing the volume and toxicity of experiments as much as possible.

Kendel (2011) Basic chemistry concepts and exercises

Chemistry can be a daunting subject for the uninitiated, and all too often, introductory textbooks do little to make students feel at ease with the complex subject matter. Basic Chemistry Concepts and Exercises brings the wisdom of John Kenkel’s more than 30 years of teaching experience to communicate the fundamentals of chemistry in a practical, down-to-earth manner. Using conversational language and logically assembled graphics, the book concisely introduces each topic without overwhelming students with unnecessary detail.

Social work & counselling – New resources – November 2011

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Lavalette, M. (2011). Radical social work today: Social work at the crossroads

At the start of the twenty-first century social work finds itself at a crossroads. In Britain social work is shaped by managerialism and marketisation and social welfare services face retrenchment and substantial cuts. In this current climate the book examines the radical tradition to assert that ‘another social work is possible’ and assess its relevance for the movement today. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduates studying social work, as well as social work academics and researchers.

Harris, R. (2008). The Happiness trap

“An exciting alternative to the usual approach of so many self-help books. Harris explains how we can work with ourselves as we are, rather than aggressively trying to alter ourselves. I’m impressed by the simple and effective methods of ACT.”–David Richo, PhD, author of “The Five Things We Cannot Change”

Gardner, F. (2006). Working with human service organisations

Details organizational theories to assist human service students and workers to reflect and act critically and creatively with their organisation.

Taylor, B. (2011). Working with aggression and resistance in social work

Social workers have roles that require them to engage with clients and families who may be reluctant clients , ambivalent or resistant towards those seeking to help and protect. This includes safeguarding roles in relation to children and vulnerable adults, and work to engage with marginalised groups such as young offenders and those with mental health and substance misuse problems.

Adler, R. (2012). Understanding human communication

For over three decades, this has been the best-selling text for the introduction to human communication course. This edition presents current research on many new topics including how we perceive strangers differently in mediated and face-to-face communication, how linguistic labels reflect cultural identity, the differences between conflicts online and in person, and the ways in which gender influences styles of conflict.

New ebook:

Segrin, C. & Flora, J. (2011). Family communication (2nd ed.)

 Chapters include Introducing family communication and basic family processes — Defining family communication and family functioning — Theoretical perspectives on family communication — Family interaction patterns : norms and networks, routines and rituals, stories and secrets — Family interaction processes : power, decision making, and conflict — Communication in family subsystems — Courtship and mate selection — Marriage and intimate partnerships — Parent-child relationships — Sibling communication — Extended family communication — Communication during family stress — Models of family stress and coping — Normative and nonnormative family stressors — Divorce — Renegotiating family communication: remarriage and stepfamilies — Family interaction, health, and well-being — Family interaction and mental health — Family interaction and physical health — Family violence and abuse — Improving family communication and family relationships.

Midwifery – New resources – November 2011

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Garland, D. (2011). Revisiting waterbirth: An attitude to care

“Revisiting Waterbirth” is an essential text for midwifery practice, by an internationally renowned author. This revised version of Garland’s previous book “Waterbirth” gives clear and structured guidance on the use of water in labour, through clinical scenarios, research summaries and evidence-based advice for both students and practitioners.

Lomax, A. (2011). Examination of the newborn: an evidence-based guide

Examination of the Newborn: An Evidence Based Guide is a practical and comprehensive guide for practitioners to enable them to undertake physical examination of neonates safely and competently. Incorporating the current UK Screening Committee NIPE Standards and Competencies, this book brings into focus what ‘good practice’ should look like against current national standards

Lowdermilk, Perry, Cashion & Alden. (2012). Maternity & women’s health care

With comprehensive coverage of maternal, newborn, and women’s health nursing, “Maternity & Women’s Health Care, 10th Edition” provides evidence-based coverage of everything you need to know about caring for women of childbearing age.  New to this edition is the most current information on care of the late preterm infant and the 2008 updated fetal monitoring standards from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Medical imaging – New resources – November 2011

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Bryant, R. (2010). Introduction to the science of medical imaging

 Introduction to the Science of Medical Imaging presents scientific imaging principles, introduces the major biomedical imaging modalities, reviews the basics of human and computer image analysis and provides examples of major clinical and research applications. Written by one of the world’s most innovative and highly respected neuroradiologists, Introduction to the Science of Medical Imaging is a landmark text on image acquisition and interpretation.

Eisenberg, R. (2011). A patient’s guide to medical imaging.

Medical imaging now plays a major role in diagnosis, choice of therapy, and follow-up. However, patients are often intimidated by the multiple imaging modalities available, the indications for their use, the imposing equipment, what the examinations are like and how long they last, and the advantages and disadvantages of various procedures.  This book is designed to provide explanations for these and other issues in order to relieve some of the anxiety related to medical imaging studies.

Seeram, E. (2011). Computed tomography for technologists: a comprehensive text.

Hillman, B. (2011). The sorcerer’s apprentice: how medical imaging is changing health care

Many will remember the segment of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” in the Disney film Fantasia; it is a perfect metaphor for medical imaging as it stands today. The apprentice magician tests his nascent skills at sorcery by bringing common household items to life and putting them to work. At first, things go well, but eventually he loses control, and chaos ensues. Medical imaging, too, could spin out of control. The benefits of imaging are undeniable. In the past thirty years, innovations like CT, MRI, and PET scanning have not only markedly reduced clinical risk for patients but have also transformed medical practice. Its costs, however, have grown explosively, to the point where imaging expenses have become a political issue.

Forshier, S. (2002). Essentials of radiation biology and protection

New ebook:

Tack, d. & Gevenois, P.A (eds.) (2007) Radiation dose from adult and pediatric multidetector computed tomography

Provides an approach to all the factors that influence the radiation dose and the risk induced by using MDCT in children and adult patients. This book also proposes guidelines for optimization of the radiation dose in order to obtain an image quality sufficient for appropriate diagnostic performance while restricting the dose delivered.

Vet nursing – New resources – November 2011

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Holtgrew-Bohling, K. (2012). Large animal clinical procedures for veterinary technicians

Covering the role of the veterinary technician in large-animal care, “Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Edition” provides a comprehensive guide to large-animal clinical diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures. Not only does this book show why and how each procedure is performed, but it shows the vet tech’s role in preparing for, assisting in, and following up on each one.

Côté, E. (2011). Clinical veterinary advisor: dogs and cats

Osweiler, Hovda, Brutlag & Lee. (2011). Small animal toxicology

Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Toxicology presents essential information on the diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of important toxicoses in a succinct, consistent, and accessible format.

Tear, M. (2012). Small animal surgical nursing: skills and concepts

Covering the veterinary technician’s role and responsibilities in small animal surgery, “Small Animal Surgical Nursing: Skills and Concepts, 2nd Edition” helps you gain exceptional clinical competency. Topics include asepsis, operating room protocol, instrumentation, sterile technique, suture materials, suturing techniques, wound management, surgical assistance, and pre- and postoperative care of animals.

Lavin, L. (2007). Radiography in Veterinary Technology

Written by a veterinary technician for veterinary technicians, students, and veterinary practice application, this text is a complete and practical guide to producing consistently superior radiographic images.

Armistice Day

Information supplied by Jonathon Moake, CPIT LIbrary.

The 11th  November is Armistice Day which is the equivalent of ANZAC day in the UK & Canada.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
         In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields

John McCrae

From Wikipedia: The poppies referred to in the poem grew in profusion in Flanders in the disturbed earth of the battlefields and cemeteries where war casualties were buried and thus became a symbol of Remembrance Day (see Remembrance poppy). The poem is often part of Remembrance Day solemnities in Allied countries which contributed troops to World War II, particularly in countries of the British Empire that did so.

The poem “In Flanders Fields” was written after John McCrae witnessed the death, and presided over the funeral, of a friend, Lt. Alexis Helmer. By most accounts it was written in his notebook ]and later rejected by McCrae. Ripped out of his notebook, it was rescued by a fellow officer, Francis Alexander Scrimger, and later published in Punch magazine.

Check out the links below:-

A soldier loads a New Zealand trench mortar.

Firing a trench mortar during the First World War  – NZ History online link to material dealing with WWI   – Letter  from GOC NZ Division Lt General Godley on Armistice Day 1918   – New Zealand history online about Armistice Day

                                                                              Christchurch crowd on Armistice Day    –  Le Quesnoy, the final battle NZ troops were in before the Armistice November 1918.

Le Quesnoy memorial window, Cambridge      Le Quesney Memorial Window, Cambridge

Friday 11th November is also Canterbury Show Day and the CPIT Library will be closed.

CATS a wow

Cats logoThe NASDA production of Cats last weekend was a totally awesome show. Several CPIT library staff travelled to Ashburton to see it and it was well worth the journey. The lengthy applause and standing ovation suggested that we weren’t alone in thinking that this production would have held its own on a world stage.

I bet we see and hear more of these talented final year NASDA students as they make their way into show biz around the globe.

Cats is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the fantastical poems in T. S. Eliot’s book, Old possum’s book of practical cats and it is famous for the song “Memory”.

If you want to get the meow on Cats you can –

Click any of the above titles to go to the catalogue record and find out where it’s shelved in the CPIT library. We have lots of other musicals on DVD upstairs at PN1995.9.M86 and a room full of music books and CDs in the M section on the ground floor.

Just ask us for help if you can’t find what you want – and if we don’t have your favourite musical, let us know. Your suggestions are welcome!

Did you know?

You can check out your own books.     No waiting at the desk – issue and go.   

                                                      SelfCheck™ System V-Series

                             Ask staff to show you how to use the machine.

Items with parts, e.g. book and DVD or packs need to be issued at the Service Desk.