Featured Book: “The Revenant”

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It is a rare feat for someone as busy as the U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, to find the time to write what would become a best-selling book. Yet that is exactly what Michael Punke did.

Inspired by the true story of frontiersman Hugh Glass, Punke penned a fictional tale of survival and revenge which would inspire the Oscar-nominated film of the same name. The Revenant follows Hugh Glass as he struggles to persevere through both a vicious bear attack and a monstrous betrayal by two members of his team. What unfolds is a stark examination of man vs. nature; Glass must drag himself across uncharted territory, all the while fighting off would-be attackers, dangerous animals, and his own massive wounds. If he lives through his physical ordeal, he will then have a moral dilemma to face: whether or not to deliver revenge to those who left him behind.

The Revenant is available for check-out at the library in the Recreational Reading section. More information can be found online here.

 

 

READ: New Posters for Germantown Campus

The Germantown campus library revealed new “READ” posters on April 13th. Librarian Shirley Harris and Library Assistant Erica Cole invited faculty, staff, and students to stop by the library and enjoy the new posters. Light refreshment was also served. Part of the initiative was to promote awareness and usage of the library’s website, www.uu.edu/library, which provides immeasurable resources.

The Union Book Project

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The Union Book Project houses books authored by Union faculty and staff. Located just behind the Research Desk on the first floor of The Logos, the project’s shelves showcase the talent and hard work of Union’s community. The library staff hopes that The Union Book Project will allow the authors to be recognized and honored.

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All of the books are available for check-out. Ask a librarian at the Circulation Desk or at the Research Desk about how you can check-out an item from this special collection.

National Library Week

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April 10th-16th is this year’s National Library Week. Come by our beautiful library in The Logos today and appreciate all of the hard work, generous donors, and heartfelt prayers that made this building possible.

As always, the library has plenty of books, online resources, study rooms, and entertainment to meet your needs. If you need a caffeine boost, stop by Modero before browsing the library’s collection. Research coaches are also available by appointment or by stopping by the Research Desk on the first floor.

Make the most of the library during National Library Week!

Featured Art: Student-Made Movie Posters

For Professor Melinda Posey’s Identity Systems course, students designed movie posters based on classic stories in literature. According to Professor Posey, “In Identity Systems, students learn the ins and outs of branding, marketing, and building a visual identity for companies. This campaign fit right into that mission, giving students the challenge of re-branding a ‘classic book’ and creating a movie-like theme for the novel to entice readers to pick up a classic today.”

The results of this mission can be admired on display in the South Lobby of The Logos. Each of the students’ posters are framed and hanging above the computers in the lobby. One of the library’s own student workers, Duncan Walden, contributed his design for Arabian Nights. Some of the other classics featured include Jane Eyre, Hamlet, and The Divine Comedy.

Several members of the library staff administered a critique of the posters, adding to the community of the project. Please take the time to appreciate the student-made posters in the library (pictured above) as well as their life-size cutouts in the PAC (pictured below).

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and the library has plenty of poems to keep you well-read. Check out one of the library’s most recently acquired poetry collections, The Last Night of the Earth Poems by Charles Bukowski.

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Here are just a few of the other poetry collections available:

Please enjoy a reading of The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot below and be sure to check out all of the poetry that the library has to offer.

 

 

How The New Self-Check Stations Make Your Life Easier

Worried that all 20 of the books you have checked out are overdue? Wondering if you have a fine? Trying to avoid a line at the circulation desk?

Have no fear. The self-check stations, located outside the doors of the Technology Learning Center (room 123) and on the second floor near the bathrooms, provide quick and essential services.

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Here’s the list of what they can do:

  1. Check out books.

The most basic function of the stations, the “Check-Out” button is listed first on the home screen. This option allows you to scan your student or faculty I.D. card and then access a check-out screen. To scan the books, simply place them down on the station’s base.

2. Access your account.

With this option, you can view your library account. This will list all of the items you have checked out, as well as their due dates. The “Account Summary” screen also shows if you have any items on hold as well as any charges, or fines, on your account.

3. Renew your items.

While there is a button solely dedicated to renewing items on the home screen, you can also renew books through the “Account” and “Check-out” options. Renewing a book is as easy as checking its corresponding box and clicking the “Renew Selected” button. You can also renew multiple books at once, if that’s more your style.

 

With these three functions, the self-check stations should have you ready to go in no time. Now you can focus on that next big paper.