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Library Wizzdom

Want to read the library newsletter that you see in the restrooms at Reeves? They’re online!

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Nomination Open for I Love My Librarian Award

“Nominations for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Awards are open through September 27.

There are more than 122,000 libraries nationwide, and librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day.  The award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.  We want to hear how you think your librarian is improving the lives of the people in your school, campus or community.”

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Welcome!

IMG_8178Welcome to all the new and returning students, faculty and staff. Swing on by the library and enjoy a cup of coffee from the afterWords Cafe. While you’re here say hi to our newest Research Instruction Librarian – Ellie Collier.

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Haiku for you

I must turn this in?

But I wait for computer

fairies to type it.

Thanks to Linda LaPointe, Reeves Librarian, for today’s Haiku.

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Library Fun Facts

  • Ben Franklin founded the Library Company of Philadelphia, the nation’s first lending library, in 1731. 
  • The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with more than 147 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves. 
  • Academic librarians will answer 56.1 million reference questions each year – reaching almost 10 million more people than attend college football games.
  • Americans go to school, public and academic libraries nearly three times more often than they go to the movies.

Sources:  Library Company of Philadelphia, librarycompany.org;  Library of Congress, loc.gov;   ALA Office for Research & Statistics, ala.org

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award winning books

If you’re searching for distinctive and outstanding books to read, then you’ll want to check out this year’s recommended books for adult readers recently announced by the American Library Association (ALA):

The lists include a variety of genres for all literary tastes including science fiction, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance and poetry. 

You may also want to check out the Newbery and Caldecott Award Winning  books for children’s literature.

Happy Reading!

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ask a librarian!

Are you working on a research paper and need a little help? Ask a librarian. But, don’t just take our word for it. The Washington Post is also chiming in on the subject on their Campus Overload page.

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