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  theBLMC     
   The LIU Brooklyn Library Media Center Newsletter 
   We love movies, among
other things.

February 2012, issue 61


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This issue of  BLMC is brought to you all the way from the back row by enigmatic Media Assistant Patrick Jewell.  Tell your friends. 

 

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"I'm back."
--Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) The Color of Money, 1986.

Hey! What Happened??
It's been more than a year since we've published an issue? Really? Really?! How did this happen?  What could possibly explain this mysterious absence?

Let's look at the possibilities:

         Was I trapped in an alternate dimension?

         Have I been traveling through time?

         Did I get amnesia? Or was it given to me?

         Was I in prison?

         Did I get kidnapped?

         Did my dog eat my homework?

         Was I on the lam from the law for a crime I didn't commit?

         Or was I on a crime spree?

         Did my Jekyll and Hyde experiments get out of hand?

         Am I a lycanthrope?

         Was I stranded on a desert island?

         Was I the victim of the old switcheroo brain swap or age swap?

         Or was I the subject of nefarious mad scientist experiments?

         Was I imprisoned and brainwashed in a Manchurian POW camp?

         Am I part of an undercover spy operation?

         Was I wandering aimlessly in the Mediterranean, stopping at islands belonging to a cyclops and Circe?

         Am I a mercenary in a South American revolution?

         Have I been living the same day over and over again?

         Was I delayed in trying to secure letters of transit?

         Did I join the circus?

         Did I become a pirate? A singing pirate?

         Was I destroying horcruxes?

         Abducted by aliens?

         In Bruges?

         On tour with my kickin' rock n roll band

We may never know.  So let's embrace the mystery.  But it's definitely good to have the ol' newsletter up and running again! And I'll try not to let such a chunk of time pass by unnewslettered again, faithful sportsrockers....

Win $100 in the BLMC Challenge!
Just inside the third floor entrance of the Library, there is a display case filled with 52 simple line drawings that represent films, documentaries, and TV shows in the Library Media Center collections.  How many can you correctly identify?  Grab a form and fill it out as completely as you can.  Some are easy, some are harder. Feel free to ask for help or do research (donít forget to use LIUCAT).  The first student to name all the titles correctly will win $100!  You can work alone or in teams (although youíll have to split the prize if you win).

 Turn in your form to the Media Center on the fifth floor of the library (you MUST come to the Media Center to enter the challenge).

If no one has named all the titles by May 1st, the prize will go to the entry that has the most correct answers.  In the event of a tie, there will be a tiebreaking set of additional drawings.  Students only. Good luck!

The Media Librarian
More importantly, since we last joined you, the Media Center has gained a new Media Librarian, Rachel King.  We are happy to welcome her to our little corner of LIU Brooklyn. 

DVD of the Month
"Sun Come Up follows the relocation of some of the Carteret Islanders, a peaceful community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world's first environmental refugees. When rising seas threaten their survival, the islanders face a painful decision: they must leave their beloved land in search of a new place to call home. The film follows a group of young Carteret Islanders as they search for land in Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea 50 miles across the open ocean. The move will not be easy as Bougainville is recovering from a 10-year civil war"--Producers.


"Hey! Hey now! Don't say you don't remember me, because I sure as heckfire remember you!" 
--Ned Ryerson (Stephen Tobolowsky) Groundhog Day, 1993


The LIU Brooklyn Library Media Center
Rachel King, Media Librarian  (718) 488-1311 Rachel.King@liu.edu
Patrick Jewell,  Media Staff  (718) 488-3392
 Patrick.Jewell@liu.edu
Lisa Rivera,  Media Staff  (718) 780-4378  Lisa.Cotton@liu.edu

The LIU Brooklyn Library Media Center is located on the fifth floor of the LLC. 
Come up and see us some time.