July 1st, 2016

What I’m Reading This Summer: Molly O’Brien-Foelsch M’98

We start off the month of July with a reading list from Molly O’Brien Foelsch M’98.  Molly is Director of Content Strategy in Bucknell’s Division of Communications.  She writes: “This summer, I’m venturing into a topic completely new to me, revisiting a longtime passion, and working on developing as a professional.  Currently, I’m finishing up The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life by Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh. I know little about Chinese philosophical texts or philosophers. This book provides a nice overview of the perspectives of Confucius, Mencius and others, and it puts those perspectives in a […]

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June 27th, 2016

What I’m Reading This Summer: Mark Yerger

We finish off the month of June with a summertime reading list from Mark Yerger.  Mark is the Chief Technology Officer for Library and IT, and provides leadership for strategic planning, budgeting, project portfolio management, and assessment. Mark writes, “Given the cadence of my professional and personal life, the idea of a “summer” reading list hadn’t occurred to me in many years.  Sure, I have “the list” which, as a new parent, has most recently been consumed exclusively with the aid of my Audible account while driving.  The remainder are left to the nightstand for consumption during 15-20 minute intervals in […]

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June 24th, 2016

What I’m Reading This Summer: Melissa Rycroft

If you’ve started working at Bucknell recently, you probably have met Melissa Rycroft during your first few days here.  She is Library and IT’s Manager of Technology Training Programs, and one of her responsibilities is orienting new employees to the technology resources available at Bucknell.  She’s also an avid reader; here is her summertime reading list! Melissa writes, “Most of my reading list comes from White Privilege Conference 17, which I attended in Philadelphia in April, or recommendations from several Quakers I know. I really appreciate suggestions and reading lists! Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired […]

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June 22nd, 2016

Bucknell University Joins HathiTrust

Bucknell University has become the newest member of HathiTrust (www.hathitrust.org), a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. What is HathiTrust? Launched in 2008, HathiTrust has a growing membership currently comprising more than one hundred partners. Over the last six years, the partners have contributed more than 12 million volumes to the digital library, digitized from their library collections through a number of means including Google and Internet Archive digitization and in-house initiatives. More than 4.5 million of the contributed volumes […]

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June 20th, 2016

What I’m Reading This Summer: Heather Johns

Happy Summer Solstice!  In honor of the official start of Summer, we present the “What I’m Reading” list of Heather Johns, Associate Director of Social and Visual Communications, in Bucknell’s Division of Communications.  Heather writes, “I rarely make reading lists, preferring to let my mood dictate what I read next. But there are a few books in my to-be-read pile that will get special treatment this summer. Lazy B, by Sandra Day O’Connor and H. Alan Day My husband picked this up for me while he was in Arizona recently. I’m pretty sure he’s watching me closely to make sure […]

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June 17th, 2016

What I’m Reading This Summer: Rob Guissanie

If you work at Bucknell, or a student here, you’ve probably received an email from Rob Guisannie.  He’s part of our Technology Support group, and is responsible for sending out those cleverly worded messages about phishing scams, outages, and other urgent matters of a technological nature. His summertime reading list is our latest entry! Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis I’ve read any number of references and seen movies inspired by his work.  C.S. Lewis is considered one of the greatest authors of the 20th century, and I have yet to read a single book of his.  I thought this would be […]

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June 13th, 2016

What I’m Reading This Summer: Ben Hoover ’08, M’12

Ben Hoover ’08, M’12 is Bertrand Library’s Evening Library Services Specialist.  He also coordinates many of Library and IT’s Student Outreach efforts, when he’s not attempting to coordinate a new baby and a 160 lb English Mastiff in his spare time. Ben writes, “As a new parent, most of my summer reading time will be spent reading and rereading the stack of childrearing books on my coffee table.  Here are the non-baby-related books that I have cued up: Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics from the First Numbers to Chaos Theory, Ian Stewart.  I’ve been wanting to read a […]

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June 10th, 2016

What I’m Reading This Summer: Mary Ann Stanton ’89

The next summertime reading list in our series comes from Mary Ann Stanton ’89.  Mary Ann is Associate Director of Leadership Gifts in Bucknell’s Development and Alumni Relations division. She writes, “I’m really looking forward to some serious (and not-so-serious), uninterrupted reading time this summer. My family spends a lot of time on a quiet lake in the mountains, where television seems an anathema to the air one breathes, and where keeping a book in your bag and reading late into the night seems required by some unwritten (but entirely welcomed) edict. Purple Hibiscus – Chimanda Ngozi Adichie:  I read Americanah with my […]

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June 6th, 2016

What I’m Reading This Summer: Param Bedi

Last summer, we featured Bucknell faculty members in our “What I’m Reading This Summer” series.  This summer, we’re featuring the warm weather reading selections of Bucknell staff members.  We hope you enjoy the series, and find some good recommendations for your own reading! The first entry of Summer 2016 comes from Param Bedi, Vice President for Library and Information Technology.  He writes: “This year, I’m making a must read list. Summer is the time, when I’m not in late meetings or running around to the kids’ softball or basketball games, and actually get to sit in the backyard and get […]

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June 1st, 2016

Bison Laptop Program – June 2016!

Looking for a solid Windows laptop with an excellent warranty? The Bison Laptop program has 2 Lenovo ThinkPad recommended models available now. To purchase these laptops, you can go to www.lenovo.com/bisonlaptop The T460s is a light, powerful 14” ultrabook with an outstanding 3 year Accidental Damage warranty for the laptop (plus a 3 year warranty on the battery). Weighing only 3 pounds, the T460s is well equipped with an i5 processor, 8gb of RAM, and a 256gb SolidState hard drive. Priced at $1142, the T460s is an excellent value for a full-featured laptop. The ThinkPad 11e is a rugged budget […]

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