Tuesday, June 08, 2010

New Audio Books for June 2010

Every now and then we like to list some of the recent additions to our downloadable audio book collection. Here are a few items we've added to the Carmichael catalog this week.

7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, by Bill George.

With straight talk and clear directions, George shows listeners specifically what they must do to become strong leaders and survive any crisis. His seven lessons include Face Reality, Starting with Yourself; Never Waste a Good Crisis; and Be Aggressive: This Is Your Best Chance to Win in the Market.

Angel's Peak, by Robyn Carr.

Four years ago Sean and Franci broke up when he refused to commit. Now vacationing in Virgin River, Sean is shocked to run across Franci again. He's grown up and wants to give things another shot, but she can't afford to have him break her heart again.

Every Man Dies Alone, by Hans Fallada, translated by Michael Hofmann.

Based on a true story, Fallada tells of a German couple who try to start an uprising by distributing anti-fascist postcards during WWII. But their dream ultimately proves perilous under the tyranny that dominates every corner of Hitler's Germany.

Murder in the Marais, by Cara Black.

Sleuth and computer expert Aimée Leduc, a Franco-American, hunts for neo-Nazis in Paris following the murder of a Jewish woman. As part of her investigation she becomes involved with an Aryan supremacist. First in a projected series.

The Second Husband, by Louise Candlish.

Kate divorces Alistair after 10 years of marriage, swearing off relationships altogether. But that was before she rented the extra space in her flat to the charming Davis Calder, who soon endears himself to Kate and her teenage daughter Roxy. Now married again and fresh off her honeymoon, Kate discovers a shocking secret about Davis and her daughter.

The Secret of Shelter Island: Money and What Matters, by Alexander Green.

Green shows listeners how to face down tough economic times. During this time of uncertainty, Green says it is imperative to reassess our goals and priorities. This is, however, merely the first step in Green's comprehensive four-step program for achieving wealth in any economic climate.

Zen and the Art of Vampires, by Katie MacAlister.

While on a singles tour of Europe, Seattle's own Pia Thomason is looking for a man and trying not to think about her 40th birthday. Too bad her choice of suitors is less than appealing. But when she meets two mysterious strangers in Iceland, Pia becomes immersed in an undead love affair.

The Carmichael collection of downloadable audio now includes over 2,650 titles available to all UM students, staff, and faculty. Instructions on how to access the audio books are available on our website. Happy listening!

Friday, June 04, 2010

State of Alabama Gulf Oil Spill Information

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Information from the Office of Governor Riley
BP issued phone numbers for the following response inquiries:
To report oiled wildlife, please call 1-866-557-1401 and leave a message. Messages will be checked hourly.

To discuss spill related damage, please call 1-800-440-0858.

To report oiled shoreline or request volunteer information, please call 1-866-448-5816.

Press Releases include information about SBA assistance, instructions for applying for oil clean-up jobs, and DIR satellite office locations opened along the Alabama Gulf Coast to assist displaced workers.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Official Deepwater Horizon Unified Command

A Unified Command has been established to manage response operations to the April 20, 2010 “Deepwater Horizon” incident. A Unified Command links the organizations responding to an incident and provides a forum for those organizations to make consensus decisions. This site is maintained by the Unified Command’s Joint Information Center (JIC), which provides the public with reliable, timely information about the response.

Deepwater Horizon Oil spill information for Alabamians

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and its partners will host three community forums to help provide answers to the public’s questions about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

A forum will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, June 2, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd., in Biloxi. Forums will take place also at the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, Ala., from 6-9 p.m. on June 2 and from 9 a.m. until noon on June 3.

Representatives from state resource agencies, the Small Business Administration (SBA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and others have been invited to answer questions and share information about the situation in the Gulf. Topics will include seafood safety, oil impacts on habitats, dispersants and human health, business and personal finance, coping with a technological disaster and legal perspectives.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

2010 Primary Election Info at AlabamaVotes.gov

Today marks the date of Alabama's statewide primary election. Complete information on today's elections can be found at AlabamaVotes.gov. This website has a number of tools to assist voters. Among the things one can do at AlabamaVotes:
  • Find your polling place
  • Check your registration status - - make sure you're already registered to vote!
  • Study a sample ballot for your county
  • Download a mail-in voter registration form
  • Obtain information on military and overseas voting
In May, we posted some of the important dates for Alabama's 2010 elections. If you're unable to vote today you may still participate in November's general election. Remember that state law requires voters to register ten days before a voting day.

Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. today and will be open until 7:00 p.m. across the state. Be sure to get out to the polls and exercise your right to vote!