Listed below are guides related to themes in the books.
Listed below library guides on how to critically locate, evaluate, use, and analyze information.
The theme for 2013-2015 is Information, Ideas, and Ideology: Shaping your reality. The 2013-2015 Books of the Year are The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone and Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden. Together these books question the power of information, ideas, and ideaology to shape our realities and emphasize the importance of critically assessing the validity of information.
Below are links to the books' library records. They are available for checkout and located on the “New Books” shelf in the Consortium Library.
Beyond the Surface
To learn more about the Books of the Year 2013-2015 program, please visit the Books of the Year website.
The website includes faculty resources, reader’s guides, and related videos and articles that would be helpful in teaching and learning about the themes covered in the The Influencing Machine and Escape from Camp 14.
Examples of the types of content that can be found on the webpage: