At Gleeson Library we’ve recently revamped our Systems department to support resource discovery and library operations. As part of this reconfiguration we hired two new librarians, Brian Schumacher and Anders Lyon. Please join us in welcoming them! I asked Brian and Anders a few questions to help the University community get to know them and … Continue reading Systems Spotlight
Here are some book recommendations for your Winter Break reading needs. Courtesy of Reference Student Assistants! Becoming by Michelle Obama This book is an intimate and inspiring memoir by former First Lady, Michelle Obama. She invites readers into her world, and chronicles the personal experiences that she’s had throughout her lifetime. Not only does she provide … Continue reading Winter Break Book Recommendations
Hey All! Here’s a spooky movie review from Tatum Myers, student assistant at the Reference Desk. A perfect start to the day’s festivities! In honor of Halloween and the 40 year anniversary of John Carpenter’s Halloween, I made it my mission to watch all 10 movies in the Halloween franchise. While I could on and … Continue reading Halloween Franchise Movie Review
Hey All, Here are some media recommendations from the students over at the Reference Desk. The students recommended two books and a movie suitable for a long weekend with some extra lounging time. 1. Turtles All the Way Down – John Green This book is proof that it’s definitely possible to like and dislike a … Continue reading Fall Break Media Recommendations
“Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.”- Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak In late September of 1989, Banned Books Week was founded by 1st Amendment library activist Judith Krug. Krug was contacted by the Association of American Publishers with the idea to bring banned books to the attention of average American readers. … Continue reading It’s Banned Books Week!
Here’s a book review by Reference student assistant Juliana Molina! A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is a historical fiction novel that takes place in many cities across Afghanistan and tells the stories of two girls, Mariam and Laila. Though they are years apart in age, their stories intertwine in a heart-wrenching way. This … Continue reading What Reference Students are Reading: Pt. 1
Here is a guest post from Jacqueline Cao, a student assistant in the Reference Department. September 6th is is National Read A Book Day! Take those reading glasses out, a hot mug of tea or coffee, and find a cozy seat to settle down in. Although there are a lot of national days, this one … Continue reading National Read a Book Day!