Wednesday, November 05, 2008

New DVDs

Each week CSU Library adds hundreds of new resources to our catalogue, including books, DVDs, CDs, and electronic resources. The following selection highlights some of the new DVDs added to the collection last week - click on 'Check Availability' to find the DVD in the Library Catalogue. Click here to view the complete list of new titles.
  • In god we trust : Learning curves – ‘In god we trust’ looks at religion and its effect on the tapestry of society, including politics. Learning curves discusses the idea of a child’s education having more to do with socioeconomic status, race and culture than the teacher. Check Availability
  • Working for change : active global citizenship produced by World Vision Canada - In the age of globalisation, our world is increasingly interconnected, yet the gap between rich and poor grows every year. Through our actions as governments, corporations and individuals, we can work for greater global fairness and justice. Working for change, explores the impact of our actions on the rest of the world. This DVD challenges us to consider our role as active global citizens, providing tools to help us work for positive change in the world. Check Availability
  • How you can assist your client with self medication - This resource is based on realistic work situatins and supports the ’Assist with self medication’ competency in the Community Service Training Package. It is targeted at aged care and disability care workers assisting clients who self medicate in a home or community setting. It covers issues such as: about medication, following workplace guidelines, how you can assist your client with self-medication, observing clients, when things go wrong, reporting and writing and protecting yourself. Check Availability
  • Get stronger, live longer - This resource can be used to promote strength training and its benefits to older people. The aim is to provide information and inspire people to go out and start strength training and enjoy the benefits. Increased strength can help prevent falls and also helps in the prevention and management of health conditions such as osteoporosis and diabetes. Check Availability
  • It all adds up : numeracy skills for community care workers - Provides numeracy skills for community care workers. Check Availability
  • A walk to beautiful - A look at the lives of three Ethiopian women, rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, who leave home in search of seeking treatment for obstetric fistula. The program follows them walking for hours on their journey to transportation to a special hospital in Addis Ababa where they find solace for the first time in years, and stays with them as their lives begin to change. Check Availability
  • The Nest - The Nest is an exciting six-part observational documentary for SBS that challenges contemporary views about family life in the 21st Century. It explores a growing social trend that sees the age at which people leave their family home steadily rising, and two distinct generations living together under one roof. The series takes an in-depth look at this global phenomenon and offers us greater understanding of what ‘family’ means to us in this day and age. Check Availability
  • Edward Scissorhands - Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn’t quite perfect. The inventor’s sudeen death left him unfinished with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon lady took him home to live with her family. And so began Edward’s fantastical adventures in a pasted paradise known as Suburbia. Check Availability

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