Archive for the ‘books’ Category

…NaNoWriMo? Start your “Thirty days and nights of literary abandon!”

Monday, October 29th

As you may know, November is right around the corner. Yep, you know what that means, National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. For those of you who didn’t know November was National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo is a month dedicated to encouraging novel writing, and creative writing in general, that was started by the non-profit […]

Ban it, burn it, bury it….but whatever you do, don’t read these books!

Monday, October 1st

Each year hundreds of books are challenged. What does the word “challenged” mean? Challenged is defined as a formal, written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. Whether the challenge is based on sexual explicitness, sexuality, racism, religious viewpoints, violence, offensive language, or many other […]

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it

Monday, August 20th

“A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.” ~ Henry David Thoreau   The Library of Congress is currently housing an exhibit titled “Books that Shaped America.” These books ( […]

Why E-Books are Right for You!

Monday, July 2nd

E-books are growing more and more popular in academic and public libraries, and for good reasons!  Here at IU East, there are many benefits for patrons using electronic books.    1. E-books are easily accessible from the comfort of your own home, day or night.  Many IU East students do not live near campus.  Some […]

Brill

Monday, September 19th

Through the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) all of the IU campuses now have access to additional eBooks from Brill. The subject listings available cover a wide variety of disciplines including: Asian Studies; Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity; Classical Studies; European History and Culture; Middle East and Islamic Studies; Religious Studies, Theology […]