Category Archives: Recommended Reading

Stress Management & Library Tools

Tips from Liz Roepke ’15, Peer Research Advisor I’m not sure about you, but I am definitely starting to feel the pressure of quizzes, exams, papers, and projects this semester! When my to-do list keeps getting longer, I forget what … Continue reading

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Condolence Letter from President Johnson to Coretta Scott King Heads to Auction

Quinn’s Auction Galleries is offering a signed condolence letter from President Lyndon B. Johnson to Coretta Scott King after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The letter – an enormously important document in the history of the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Oxford’s Bodleian Library Celebrates the Father of Modern Publishing and Italics

This year marks five centuries since the death of Aldus Manutius, an Italian humanist who forever changed the direction of publishing, and got in one of its first copyright squabbles. Aldus Manutius: The Struggle and the Dream at the University … Continue reading

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Collections by Mark Vessey

For British photographer Mark Vessey it’s all about creating art and order from everyday objects and for his ongoing series Collections, magazines and books take center stage. Vessey says: My work is about trying to establish a sense of order. … Continue reading

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The most spectacular libraries in the world

View some unique libraries at their best. See more images at The most spectacular libraries in the world.                  

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Old Asian American Poets Never Die

I was reading this article on Huffington Post on Asian American poetry, and I thought you might be interested in reading it.  Old Asian American Poets Never Die. – Jane Carlin, Library Director  

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Who Celebrated the “First Thanksgiving”?

If you guessed “Plymouth Colonists,” You might be surprised… In May 1541, Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and 1,500 men celebrated at the Palo Dur Canyon — located in the modern-day Texas Panhandle — after their expedition from Mexico … Continue reading

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6 Must-Reads To Finish In The Last Six Weeks Of The Year

Plenty of people read books long after they’re out but just as many want to tackle a new book just as it’s brand-new in the world. Our editors are already thinking about the books that will be published early next … Continue reading

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Digitizing old manuscripts at The Morgan Library in New York

Google has digitized millions of print books already, but some old manuscripts, like The Gutenberg Bible, need a very special treatment. The 700-year manuscript is not only the most precious cultural heritage. It’s also a fragile volume only a limited … Continue reading

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20 modern libraries from around the world

Libraries are doing well in digital times. Here are most awesome examples. Many people, when asked about libraries, imagine old buildings with dimmed light and endless rows of heavy wooden bookshelves. Libraries are our heritage. They contain all knowledge human kind has … Continue reading

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