News and activities at Norma Marion Alloway Library, Trinity Western University

Month: May 2019 (Page 1 of 2)

New Titles Tuesday, May 28

In the past week 4 titles added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on a link for more information.

The making of evangelicalism : from revivalism to politics and beyond /Randall Balmer
This book is a spirited history of evangelical Christianity in the United States. Effortlessly situating developments in evangelicalism in their wider historical context, the author demonstrates the ways American social and cultural settings influenced the course of the evangelical tradition.

The new peoplemaking /by Virginia Satir.
This revised and expanded seminal work on families expresses Satir’s most evolved thoughts on self-worth, communication, family systems, and the ways in which people relate to one another. Drawn on Satir’s lifetime of experience with families around the world, the book is written in the engaging style for which she is known.

The pillar (2018-19).
The Pillar Yearbook is the official Trinity Western University annual, and has been published in the spring term of every academic year since 1962-63.

Virginia Satir : her life and circle of influence /edited by Mel Suhd, Laura Dodson, and Maria Gomori.
This book honours the life of American author and therapist, known for her approach to family therapy.  Regarded as the “Mother of Family Therapy”, Satir pioneered work in the field of family reconstruction therapy, and for creating the Virginia Satir Change Process Model, a psychological model developed through clinical studies.

New Titles Tuesday, May 21

In the past week 16 titles added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on a link for more information.

Caring for the vulnerable : perspectives in nursing theory, practice, and research /edited by Mary de Chesnay, Barbara A. Anderson.
The Fourth Edition addresses how vulnerability affects the field of nursing and its care givers and focuses on how to work with these populations. Written from a global perspective, this edition provides an overview of treatments and issues as well presents a basic structure for caring for the vulnerable with the ultimate goal of providing culturally competent care.

Equal citizenship and public reason : a feminist political liberalism /Christie Hartley and Lori Watson.
This text is a defense of political liberalism as a feminist liberalism. The first half develops and defends a novel interpretation of political liberalism, while the second half of the book argues that political liberalism’s core commitments restrict all reasonable conceptions of justice to those that secure genuine, substantive equality for women and other marginalized groups.

Foucault and feminist philosophy of disability /Shelley L. Tremain.
By combining the work of Michel Foucault, the insights of philosophy of disability and feminist philosophy, and data derived from empirical research, this book argues that the conception of disability that currently predominates in the discipline of philosophy is inextricably intertwined with the underrepresentation of disabled philosophers in the profession of philosophy.

The foundations of social research : meaning and perspective in the research process /Michael Crotty.
The Foundations of Social Research details the major epistemological stances and theoretical perspectives that colour and shape current social research:  positivism; constructionism; interpretivism; critical enquiry, feminism; and postmodernism.

The intersection : where evidence based nursing and information literacy meet /edited by Sue Phelps, Loree Hyde, Julie Planchon Wolf.
This book describes how the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework and Information literacy Competency Standards for Nursing mesh with nursing essentials, and addresses the information needs of nurses, nurse educators, and librarians who support worldwide nursing programs.

Issues and trends in nursing : practice, policy, and leadership /edited by Gayle Roux, Judith A. Halstead.
This second edition focuses on teaching nursing students how to navigate the nurse-patient relationship including political policy, professional organizations, performance outcomes, emergency preparedness, safety, and global health issues. This edition has been completely revised to include comprehensive coverage of current issues and trends in nursing and healthcare.

Mentoring in nursing and healthcare : supporting career and personal development /Helen M. Woolnough, Sandra L. Fielden.
This book provides an innovative look into mentoring within nursing, and its implications for career success. Based on up-to-date reviews of the current research and literature within mentoring in nursing and healthcare, the book draws together the distinctive challenges facing nurses and their career development, and proposes new directions and practical ways forward for the future development of formal mentoring programmes in nursing.

Research design : quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based, and community-based participatory research approaches /Patricia Leavy.
This book provides a step-by-step guide to using the five major approaches to research design:  quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, arts-based, and community-based participatory research. Chapters present a template for a research proposal and explain in detail how to conceptualize and fill in every section.

Alloway Library building closed June 1 – July 31 for Renovations

In preparation for the Learning Commons moving into Alloway Library, the building will be closed from June 1 through July 31 for renovations to the Main Floor.


Alloway Library will still be functioning with the following services:

  • Temporary Library Circulation Home: Student Life Meeting Room (across from the Bookstore Coffee Bar).
  • Print Book Access: If you need a book, we will be running a delivery service between the library and our temporary location in the Student Life Meeting Room during the closure. You can place a hold through the online catalogue,  drop in,  send an e-mail (, or phone (604) 513-2121 extension 2023 to request the resources you need.
  • Research Help: E-mail for online research assistance and/or to make an appointment. Reference Librarians are available week days until 4:30 pm.
  • Digital Library: Always open.
  • Computer workstation & printing: Available in the Robert N. Thompson (RNT) building and the Graduate Colleguim.
  • Study spaces: Quiet and small group study space will be available at other locations on campus including Robert N. Thompson (RNT) and the Graduate Colleguim.
  • Hours of operation: Plan your trip to our temporary Circulation Desk location in the Student Life Meeting Room  by viewing our hours of operation.

For more up-to-date information, please visit the Library’s website.

What we were eReading in April

Since our last update, over 3,072 EBSCO host eBooks were used in April, either by Alloway Library users viewing online, downloading, printing or emailing portions of the work. Here is a selection of the most-used titles.

Natural Law and Natural Rights (Clarendon Law Series) / Finnis, John.
149 uses.

Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man / McLuhan, Marshall ; Gordon, W. Terrence
44 uses.

The Human Journey: A Concise Introduction to World History / Reilly, Kevin
36 uses.

Navigating Strategic Possibilities: Strategy Formulation and Execution Practices to Flourish / Herholdt, Johan; Ungerer, Gerard; Ungerer, Marius
36 uses.

Evolution and the Fall / Cavanaugh, William T.; Smith, James K. A.
24 uses.

Cold War: A Very Short Introduction / McMahon, Robert J.
17 uses.

Reclaiming the Bible for the Church / Jenson, Robert W.; Braaten, Carl E.
16 uses.

Worship and the Hebrew Bible: Essays in Honour of John T. Willis /Graham, Matt Patrick; Willis, John T.; McKenzie, Steven L.; Marrs, Rick R.
16 uses.

The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for A Warming World /Nordhaus, William D.
15 uses.

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