Category Life as a Librarian

What Librarians do on Summer Vacation – Part 2

By James Sauer, Library Director This summer, I was able to attend the Association of Christian Librarians conference at Asbury University. You can imagine the wild goings on when 200 Christian librarians escape from the constraints of their academic institutions and are able to wander through the campus of a Wesleyan college in the metropolis […]

What Librarians do on Summer Vacation – Part 1

By James Sauer, Library Director This summer, on my way to the exciting and wild carrying-on at the Association of Christian Librarians at Asbury University in Wilmore, I was able to take a two day layover at Parchment Valley West Virginia. Unfortunately, I was not able to get to the Mothman Museum which was nearby […]

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 […]