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

Month: March 2020 (Page 1 of 4)

New Titles Tuesday, March 31

In the past week 46 e-titles were added to the Norma Marion Alloway Library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on the link for more information.

Check out these new ebooks today!


Choosing community: action, faith, and joy in the works of Dorothy L. Sayers / Christine A. Colón.
This title explores the role of community in Sayers’s works. In particular, the author considers how Sayers offers a vision of communities called to action, faith, and joy, and she reflects on how we also are called to live in community together.

The Church and indigenous peoples in the Americas: in between reconciliation and decolonization / Michel Andraos.
Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices come together in this volume to discuss both the wounds of colonial history and the opportunities for decolonization, reconciliation, and hope in the relationship between the church and Indigenous peoples across the Americas. This title opens new horizons for different ways of thinking and acting, and for the emergence of a truly intercultural theology.

Doing politics differently?: women premiers in Canada’s provinces and territories / edited by Sylvia Bashevkin.
This title probes the importance of demographic diversity in top public office using a variety of powerful analytic lenses. Further, this title assesses the track records of eleven premiers, including their impact on policies of interest to women and their influence on the tenor of legislative debate and the recruitment of other women as party candidates, cabinet ministers, and senior bureaucrats.

Heidegger on truth: its essence and its fate / Graeme Nicholson.
This title explores Heidegger’s movements of thought as they are presented in the original address from the 1940s. The author compares Heidegger’s lecture with its subsequent versions, uncovering the changes and detours in Heidegger’s conceptualization of “truth.”

Is technology good for education? / Neil Selwyn.
Digital technologies are a key feature of contemporary education. This title offers a critical counterpoint to this received wisdom, challenging some of the central ways in which digital technology is presumed to be positively affecting education. Instead the author considers what is being lost as digital technologies become ever more integral to education provision and engagement.

Made modern: science and technology in Canadian history / edited by Edward Jones-Imhotep and Tina Adcock.
This title draws together leading scholars from a wide range of fields who write on topics ranging from exploration and infrastructure to the occult sciences and communications. The contributors use histories of science and technology to enrich our understanding of Canadian history and of Canada’s place in a transnational modern world.

On the origin of consciousness: an exploration through the lens of the Christian conception of God and creation / Scott D. G. Ventureyra.
This title demonstrates that theology has something significant to offer in reflection of how consciousness originated in the universe. The author makes a modest claim that the Christian conception of God and Creation provide a plausible account for the origin of self-consciousness by integrating philosophy, theology, and science.

Rethinking pedagogy for a digital age: principles and practices of design / edited by Helen Beetham and Rhona Sharpe.
This title examines contemporary issues in the design and delivery of effective learning through a critical discussion of the theoretical and professional perspectives informing current digital education practice. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to address socio-cultural approaches, learning analytics, curriculum change, and key theoretical developments from education sciences.

Where are you from?: growing up African-Canadian in Vancouver / Gillian Creese.
Informed by feminist and critical race theories, and based on interviews with women and men who grew up in Vancouver, “Where Are You From?” recounts the unique experience of growing up in a place where the second generation seldom sees other people who look like them, and yet are inundated with popular representations of Blackness from the United States.

Library Books in the Time of COVID-19

TWU Library staff are actively taking precautions with the handling of print material during  the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. All returned print and media material are being quarantined for 24 hours
  2. Staff  use gloves when handling recently-returned items.
  3. The closure of the library creates an effective quarantine of the entire collection at this time.

We ask that TWU Library users not clean books themselves as most cleaning agents will damage books. Note too, that the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention state that transmission from objects is not thought to be the main way the COVID-19 virus is spread.

Please know that all material out now is due April 30, 2020.  If you do decide to come to campus to return books, you will be questioned at the University security hut.  Tell them that you are “returning material to the library drop  box.”

Happy reading!

New Online Databases to Explore

The Norma Marion Alloway Library has exciting new databases to share with our academic community, see below.

Just a friendly remind to check out TWU Library’s Databases tab above the OneSearch box for databases specific to your subject discipline.

  • Drama Online – Plays, criticism, and analysis tools (Trial database until April 13)
  • New Play Exchange – The world’s largest digital library of scripts by living writers (PDF downloads)
  • Loeb Classical  Library – Ancient Greek & Latin authors with English translation

TWU Library is here for your academic support!

Remembering Norma Marion Alloway

Today we remember Trinity’s library namesake, Norma Marion Alloway .

Norma communicated her love for Jesus Christ through her writings, speaking engagements, and through the example of her life. She understood that life was not an easy path, and through her poetry and writing spoke about the joys and hurts that we all experience.

On November 9, 1994, the TWU Library was re-dedicated, and named in honour of Norma Marion Alloway.

The campanile and gardens adjacent to the Alloway Library were dedicated to the memory of Norma Marion Alloway on March 27, 2000.

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