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World Book Night

Monday, April 21st

The book I chose this year is Rebecca Lee’s Bobcat and Other Stories–I chose this collection of short stories because I believe that short stories are a wonderful genre to use to get new or not so avid readers interested in literature. Lee creates a variety of interesting characters in her work that present the […]

Give the Gift of Reading

Monday, December 23rd

If someone said to you, “give me 10 minutes and I’ll give you 20 books” would you do it?  From now until January 5th you do indeed have a free books opportunity!  The IU East Campus Library is again serving as a distribution site for World Book Night and your participation is needed.  World Book […]

DSM-5

Monday, July 29th

As you may have heard, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the American Psychological Association’s primary mental health handbook, has recently published a new edition.  It’s been a long time in coming – the DSM-IV came out in 1994 (it was revised in 2000).  This reference work is the primary tool for diagnosing […]

E-Growth

Monday, February 4th

The library collection continues to grow, but you might not have noticed since the rapid increase in books has often been in e-resources.  One excellent example of a new acquisition is the Brill ebook collection, totaling 154 new books in several high-impact collections.  They include materials on religion, classical studies, history, and linguistic studies.  All […]

World Book Night … spreading the love of reading, person to person

Monday, January 21st

Think about a book you read recently that you enjoyed.  As simple as that…reading a book that gives you enjoyment.  Now think about people who know how to read, but do not. Perhaps they got out of the habit, or never developed the habit of reading for pleasure, or don’t have access, or any number […]