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

Month: June 2019 (Page 1 of 2)

New Titles Tuesday is Back! (June 25)

In the past week 10 titles added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on a link for more information.

A critical discourse analysis of South Asian women’s magazines : undercover beauty /Linda McLoughlin.
This thought provoking book exposes the disconnection between the magazines’ representations of South Asian women and the lived realities of the target audience. The author challenges the notion that discourses of freedom and choice employed by women’s magazines are emancipatory, demonstrating instead that the version of feminism on offer is a commodified form which accords with the commercial aims of the publications.

Learning targets : helping students aim for understanding in today’s lesson /Connie M. Moss, Susan M. Brookhart.
This practical book situates learning targets in a theory of action that students, teachers, principals, and central-office administrators can use to unify their efforts to raise student achievement and create a culture of evidence-based, results-oriented practice. The book provides strategies for designing learning targets that promote higher-order thinking and foster student goal setting, self-assessment, and self-regulation.

The real thing : the natural history of Ian McTaggart Cowan /Briony Penn.
This is the first official biography of McTaggart Cowan, known as the “father of Canadian ecology”. Head and founder of the first university-based wildlife department in Canada, Ian McTaggart Cowan revolutionized the way North Americans understood the natural world, and students flocked into his classrooms to hear his brilliant, entertaining lectures regarding the new science of ecology.

Taught by God : making sense of the difficult sayings of Jesus /Daniel Fanous.
This book draws good and plausible conclusions regarding understanding difficult passages of Jesus, and provides a highly useful tool for people who read Scripture in depth and find themselves troubled or perplexed by these passages.

Thou art that : transforming religious metaphor /Joseph Campbell ; edited with a foreword by Eugene Kennedy.
Woven from Joseph Campbell’s previously unpublished work, this volume explores Judeo-Christian symbols and metaphors – and their misinterpretations – with the famed mythologist’s characteristic conversational warmth and accessible scholarship.

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Alloway Library Catalogue Maintenance – June 16

Alloway Library’s classic catalogue will be unavailable on Sunday, June 16th  from 8:00 pm to 1 am for needed maintenance and upgrading:

Please note that during this time, individuals will not be able to place holds or renew materials.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Library Circulation Services Moved to Student Life Meeting Room

Alloway Library building is now closed till July 31st for renovation to our main floor. We have set up a temporary Circulation Services in the Student Life Meeting Room across from the campus Bookstore Cafe in the Reimer Student Centre.

What services can you find in this new location?

  • 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. Use the Place Hold link in our online catalogue to get the material you want. We will let you know when it’s ready for pick up.
  • Express Catalogue: Not able to reserve material at home, no worries. Come by and use the Express catalogue, and browse the bookstore or grab a coffee at the cafe while we get your material.
  • Printing: There is a printer available for your printing, copying and scanning needs. Additional printers can be found in RNT and the Graduate Collegium.
  • Office Supplies: A paper cutter, stapler station, and hole punch station is also available for your needs.
  • Book display: Check out our book display showcasing new and popular titles.

Hours of operation for Circulation Services:

  • June 3 to June 7Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm 
  • June 10 to June 28Mondays & Fridays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm 
  • July 2 to September 3 – Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 
  • Note: We are closed July 1st for Canada Day and weekends

You are also welcome to drop in, e-mail us (, or phone (604) 513-2121 ext. 2023.

If you need any research assistance,  make an appointment with one of our Reference Librarians at or phone (604) 513-2121 ext. 3903.

For the latest news regarding the library’s renovation visit TWU Library website.

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