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Digital badging comes to Eastern

Last November, Warner librarians began brainstorming ways to creatively engage Eastern students when teaching them about research and information retrieval. We noticed a growing trend in education to use “gamification” principles in instructional settings. Gamification is the use of game-like techniques applied in a way that motivates people into learning and goal achieving. Digital badges […]

Guest Post from Heather Gorton on her process in helping create Warner’s first ebook

Welcome to the start of Spring Semester! To kick things off, this week we have a guest post from Heather Gorton. Heather is an Eastern alum, class of 2009 (BA in History), who went on to attend University at Albany, State University of New York where she earned a Master of Science in Information Science […]

Library Awarded Technology Improvement Grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM/MAR)

This summer, the library’s grant application to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM/MAR) for their Technology Improvement Award was accepted.  Written and administered by Mark Puterbaugh, the grant  monies will go toward the creation of  a Mobile Instructional and Design Lab (MIDL) that seeks to address the growing need of […]

Library storage at Valley Forge

Seminary Library move

Welcome back Eastern! We’ve had a very busy summer here in the library. In the next week’s, I’ll update you on all our summer activities. To kick things off, this week’s blog post features an update from Jim Sauer, Director of University Libraries, about the Palmer Seminary library move: “I would like you to be […]

Have you seen our new homepage?

About two weeks ago we debuted our new homepage. When designing it, we sought a more clean, simple look- not as much text. We also wanted to put important information right on the homepage for easier access to it- like the library’s hours and how to contact us. This resulted in an 8-button access menu […]

Eastern Student Newspapers find a digital home

We are very excited to announce that this past summer Friends of the Library generously donated the needed funds to digitization the University’s student newspaper collection!  Now available for viewing and searching are almost all issues of The Spotlight and The Waltonian from 1952 until spring semester 2011.  The Wisconsin company Northern Micrographics digitized the […]

How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

  Welcome back students and faculty! To kick off our first blog post of the new school year, I thought I would write about how we spent our summer vacation here in the library. I plan on going into greater detail on some of these changes in later blog posts, but for now, just an […]

Can social networking sites provide global mentoring opportunities?

So, can social networking sites provide global mentoring opportunities? Yes! Mark Puterbaugh, our Information Services Librarian, along with a group of international librarians and information specialists, is currently serving as a mentor for students enrolled in Dr. Myungdae Cho’s “Information Sociology” class at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea. Yup, you read that correctly- South Korea, […]

Can e-readers reduce the cost of textbooks for students?

What’s our most commonly asked question in the beginning of the semester? “Does the library have these books? I need them for my class…” In addition to the cost of tuition, students find themselves shelling out hundreds of dollars on course-required textbooks. This semester the library is excited to collaborate with Eastern’s Department of Nursing […]

Hidden Treasure: the Goebel Print Collection

This past week the library was visited by a preservation specialist from the Conservation Center for the Arts & Historical Artifacts. In May of 2009, we applied for a Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and was awarded grant funds to use toward the assessment of our special collections housed in […]