Category Life as a Librarian

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 […]

Librarians ♥ Conferences

It’s conference season for librarians! You wouldn’t believe how many library-related conferences happen every year. There are, of course, the big ones like American Library Association, Medical Library Association, Association of College & Research Libraries, and Computers in Libraries. There are also smaller ones like Art Libraries Society of North America/ Visual Resources Association Joint […]

Post #1: A day in the life of an academic librarian

This week I decided to start a new series: “A day in the life of an academic librarian”. Each post will highlight a different activity that Warner librarians dedicate their time to in order to better serve Eastern’s academic community. Librarianship has evolved over the decades. When most people hear the word “librarian” it conjures […]