February 10th, 2020

From Special Collections/University Archives: 100 Years Ago –Student Life in the 1920s

It seems hard to believe that the decade coined “The Roaring Twenties” began exactly a century ago. When one thinks of this time period, scenes of opulence from The Great Gatsby, images of flappers, bootlegging gangsters, and hallmarks of economic boom all come to mind. In the first part of a series focusing on the 100 year anniversary of a decade that still captures the imagination of filmmakers and creative minds, I will be highlighting different aspects of Bucknell life and influences during this time. One of the first questions that I thought of was: How did students live at […]

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February 4th, 2020

Introducing Grace Monroe M’21: Special Collections/University Archives Blogger!

Hello to all readers, scholars, community members, and any lovers of history and literature!  My name is Grace Monroe, the new Special Collections/University Archives blogger. I am a first-year Masters student in English and Literary Studies, which is, of course, where I found my love of writing, reading, and history. I received my undergraduate degree at Lock Haven University where I majored in English Secondary Education. However, I felt that I wanted more from my education before entering the workforce, so I found the great Master’s program here at Bucknell. I also have the opportunity to work in the library […]

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January 31st, 2020

Ask L&IT: our online knowledgebase

Do you need to know how to use Follow-Me printing? Need to know what software the computer labs have? Need to know how Duo authentication works? The answers to these and hundreds of other technology questions can be found in Ask L&IT, our online knowledgebase. Check it out today! Of course, you can always stop by the Tech Desk in the Bertrand Library, call 570-577-7777, and email techdesk@bucknell.edu for help!

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January 31st, 2020

Chat with Bertrand Library!

Did you know that you can ask short research and factual questions by chatting with the Bertrand Librarians? Visit any of the library’s Research by Subject Guides and use the chat box on the various subject pages to ask questions about library holdings and resources! Here’s a sample image of a chat box. Notice that there a button right above the chat box that you can click to schedule an in-depth research appointment with a librarian! Questions: email library@bucknell.edu, or stop by the Research Help Area on the main level of Bertrand Library!

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January 31st, 2020

Faculty summer research project grants

Library & Information Technology Summer Research Projects grants support faculty interested in utilizing digital tools and methods to further their research. These grants are aligned with the University’s digital scholarship initiative, whereby research is enhanced, extended, or reconsidered through application of technology and furthers the goal of engaging students in digital scholarship outside of the classroom. Grants provide student summer funding and a stipend for the faculty member. To learn more about the Summer Research Project (SRP) grants, and view examples from previous years, visit the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship website. Applicants are expected to discuss their proposal with a […]

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January 31st, 2020

Featured database: Newspapers.com

Newspapers.com (Library Edition) is an extensive database that provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers. Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Newspapers.com contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. Access Newspapers.com from the A-Z- database list. Questions? Contact Benjamin Hoover, subject specialist for News Sources.

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January 31st, 2020

New exhibit: beyond the classroom: student organizations and activities

Special Collections/University Archives’ spring exhibit, Beyond the Classroom: Student Organizations and Activities, is available from January through May 2020 on Lower Level 1 of the Bertrand Library.  The exhibit includes photographs, posters, documents, and publications from University Archives that represent and tell the story of Bucknell student organizations and activities throughout the University’s history. From promoting awareness of culture and identity to participating in creative outlets, the exhibit demonstrates the breadth of opportunities that have been available to Bucknell students.

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January 31st, 2020

Annual faculty scholarship reception: March 3

On March 3, Library & IT will host our annual Faculty Scholarship Reception in the Carnegie Building from 4-6 pm. This event, like its inaugural predecessor last year, combines our previous fall and spring receptions into one annual celebration, where we recognize books, book chapters, journal articles, performances, exhibitions, and other scholarship published in 2019. Come and see your colleagues’ recent scholarship while enjoying good company and refreshments. To RSVP (not required, but appreciated) or submit scholarship, please follow the link to Faculty Scholars, and deliver any books for display to Monna Hosterman (Bertrand 129) by February 21, 2020. Should […]

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January 30th, 2020

Introducing our new arts and humanities librarian

We’re excited to introduce Eloise Stevens, our new Arts & Humanities Librarian! Eloise comes to us from Westminster College where she worked for the past five years as their Instruction & Outreach Librarian.  At Westminster, she focused on partnering with faculty to integrate progressive and discipline-specific information literacy within majors across the college, applying Universal Design for Learning principles in the library classroom, and working one-on-one with students through research coaching and consultations.  Eloise also has a keen interest in interdisciplinary learning, service learning projects, and environmental justice. In her time at Westminster, she worked collaboratively with students, faculty, and […]

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January 30th, 2020

A new arts and humanities librarian!

We’re excited to introduce Eloise Stevens, our new Arts & Humanities Librarian. Eloise comes to us from Westminster College where she worked for the past five years as their Instruction & Outreach Librarian.  At Westminster, Eloise worked one-on-one with students to assist them through research the research process through coaching and consultations. In her time at Westminster, she worked collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff on the development of a “Green Move Out” for students, an interdisciplinary day-long issue-based teach-in. She also worked on collaborative environmentally-themed art projects, and other programs.  If you would like to work with her to bring […]

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