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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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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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Going to the dogs

Back by popular demand!

Due to the over-whelmingly positive response last year (by both the humans and furry creatures), the Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs will again be visiting Reeves Library.  Stop by on Thursday, December 6th from 6-8PM.  Brought to you by Active Minds and Reeves Library.


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Register to vote

Students don’t miss the opportunity for your voice to be heard.  If you are not yet registered to vote, now is the time.  You have until Tuesday, October 9, 2012 to register.  You can do so by mail– just download and print the registration form found at  You can also register in person at any state government office (such as PennDot, Armed Forces office, County Voter Registration office) OR right on campus at the HUB.

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Moving right along this semester

Air Products is bringing their hydrogen car to Moravian College!  Go ahead—look under the hood or sit inside. See for yourself the unique features of a hydrogen-powered vehicle. A Hydrogen Ambassador (an Air Products employee) can answer any questions and tell you more about the benefits of hydrogen fuel.  Reeves Library is pleased to host this visit on Thursday, September 6, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the 1742 circle.

This event is part of the IN FOCUS initiative, “Sustainability|INFOCUS.”  INFOCUS is an annual program that combines academic courses, public lectures and exhibits, film showings and other events intended to engage students and the entire community in a collective learning experience about timely issues.

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Books that shaped America

The Library of Congress, the world’s largest repository of knowledge and information, began a multiyear “Celebration of the Book” with an exhibition on “Books That Shaped America.”  See the initial books in the exhibition here:

“This list is a starting point,” said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. “It is not a register of the ‘best’ American books – although many of them fit that description. Rather, the list is intended to spark a national conversation on books written by Americans that have influenced our lives, whether they appear on this initial list or not.”

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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,;  Library of Congress,;   ALA Office for Research & Statistics,

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