Wednesday, October 17, 2007

ECPI Library and Room 126 move to super new space!

The Library and Room 126 are now located upstairs on the first floor next to the Beazer offices. As you can see from the photos, the new space is bright and cheerful with lots of windows. There are individual study rooms and the workstations are up and running. Many thanks to the staff and students who helped to move the shelving, books, furniture, and workstations.

It's a temporary move to allow the construction crew to work on renovating the existing spaces to make more classrooms and the new library!!

Come visit soon!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It's National Medical Assistants' Week!

American Medical Technologists is pleased to help promote and celebrate National Medical Assistants Week (NMAW) which occurs October 15-19, 2007. This years theme is "Medical Assistants; The Heartbeat of Healthcare." For 20 years now, this week has been set aside to honor and acknowledge the 350,000 medical assistants working in the field and the many of thousands of medical assisting students currently attending programs.
Want to know more about how to find out about Medical Assisting such as how to obtain Certified or Registered medical assistant certification? Visit the library and look for the brochure "Medical Assisting Resources and Information".
We are proud of our Medical Assisting Students. You rock!!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

ECPI celebrates Banned Books Week 2007 - Celebrate Your Freedom to Read!!

Reflect on your freedom to read, cherish it, and by all means, read what you want to read. As the author of Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, said, “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

First observed in 1982, Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. The event is sponsored by various bookselling, publishing, and library associations.

Each year the American Library Association compiles a list of Banned Books. The 2006-2007 list is posted on the ECPI Library Display Board or see below. The most challenged book for 2006 was “And Tango makes Three”, about two male penguins parenting an egg from a mixed-sex penguin couple. You can find this book in the juvenile fiction section of your public library.

BANNED BOOKS 2006/2007
"And Tango Makes Three" by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, for homosexuality, anti-family, and unsuited to age group;
"Gossip Girls" series by Cecily Von Ziegesar for homosexuality, sexual content, drugs, unsuited to age group, and offensive language;
"Alice" series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor for sexual content and offensive language;
"The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things" by Carolyn Mackler for sexual content, anti-family, offensive language, and unsuited to age group;
"The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison for sexual content, offensive language, and unsuited to age group;
"Scary Stories" series by Alvin Schwartz for occult/Satanism, unsuited to age group, violence, and insensitivity;
"Athletic Shorts" by Chris Crutcher for homosexuality and offensive language;
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky for homosexuality, sexually explicit, offensive language, and unsuited to age group;
"Beloved" by Toni Morrison for offensive language, sexual content, and unsuited to age group;
"The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier for sexual content, offensive language, and violence.