Category Life as a Librarian

The Fate of Donated Books

Just recently, Philly.com released a story about how the Mighty Writers’ El Futuro location has begun to send books to an immigrant detention center in Berks County, specifically Spanish books for the children of the families being detained there. Last year, we donated most of our Spanish language children’s books from the Curriculum Lab (third […]

Live Long and Prosper, Marvin…

Today is both a day of happiness and sadness, for today, we celebrate the accomplishments of Marvin Smith, our Theological and General Services Librarian, who is about to retire. The happy part of the day comes when we take him out to lunch (shh, don’t tell him, it’s a surprise!). Below is some words of […]

Happy National Library Week!

From April 8-14, we at Warner Library will be celebrating National Library Week! This year marks the 60th anniversary of the American Library Association holiday; you can read the State of America’s Libraries 2018 report, including a list of the Top 10 Banned Books of 2018 here. The topic this year is “Libraries Lead,” and […]

That was then. This is now.

Musings from a librarian “behind the stacks”. by Mark D. Puterbaugh Information Services Librarian Is it easier to be a student today? I was speaking with a colleague the other day and pondering what I would have done if the electronic resources students at Eastern University have at their disposal were available to me as […]

Who’s that at the Reference Desk?

It’s Chelsea Post! Chelsea is an Eastern alumna. She graduated from here in 2011 with a degree in English Writing. Currently, Chelsea is working toward her Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Drexel University with a concentration in archives. This semester, Chelsea will assist library staff in a variety areas including cataloging, […]

Warner Librarian presents at international conference!

Our very own Mark Puterbaugh is a rock star in the librarian profession. He recently returned from Trondheim, Norway after presenting at the Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries conference (emtacl ’12). Mark and Hua Sun (learn more about Hua here!) presented on their ongoing collaboration between Eastern University’s Warner Library in PA and Shandong University […]

Is there something to “The Information Diet”?

Back in January, I read an interesting interview on NPR.org with Clay Johnson, author of the book The Information Diet. He claims that like too much sugar and fat are harmful to our bodies, so is too much of the wrong kind of information harmful to our minds. I think this is an interesting idea, […]

What is a BI?

You may have heard us librarians talking about BIs. No, it isn’t some kind of medical procedure librarians undergo. Rather, it stands for bibliographic instruction. A key component to the librarian profession is our calling to instruct library patrons how to use research. More or less, people know how to find information used for personal […]

Life as a Librarian: Post #2- Maybe not the most glamorous of tasks….

Post #2 in our “Life as a Librarian” series addresses the task of cataloging and classification.  Not the most glamorous of library tasks, but by far, one of the more important ones. Large libraries have huge departments dedicated to the cataloging of library items. Here at Warner, we have Jonathan Beasley, our Technical Services Librarian […]

Conference Reflections

I just returned from the national conference of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). It was a lot of fun and very informative. This week’s blog post highlights a few of the current trends in academic librarianship that I learned about at ACRL. Mark Puterbaugh, our Information Services Librarian attend Computers in Libraries […]