Yearly Archives: 2011

Medieval Manuscripts, Monty Python, & Harry Potter at Linderman

People often wonder what relevance Medieval Studies has in today’s world- or at least they ask me what I plan on doing with a degree in Medieval Architectural History.  I think for many the Middle Ages seems like a faraway place that has little influence on their everyday reality.  And yet, if you look for […]

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Introducing ASA 2.0: A New Library Search and Discovery Tool!

In recent years, Lehigh Libraries has been focusing on innovative services through adopting open source software solutions to build a next generation library environment.  A first step in the direction of more dynamic user-centric offerings was the introduction, in January 2011, of a new Library website built upon the Drupal content management system.  Also, the […]

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Alumni Access To ProQuest…Better Than Brownies!

Lehigh is known for her incredibly curious, creative students, and so it is no surprise that for most of our alumni, graduation does not mark the end of their education. Rather, our alumni find themselves just starting on a path of lifelong learning. In addition to The Goose, brazen squirrels, and the rich, chocolately goodness […]

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I’m with the Banned

For Banned Books Week I was asked to write about a banned book — one that influenced me growing up. As someone who’s been gaga over horses since childhood, the obvious choice is The Red Pony–but that’s too easy, and besides at the time I read it was just a horse story to me. I’m […]

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Celebrating Colleagues

Friday, September 16 marked my last day as the Help Desk/Web Support Librarian at Lehigh University Libraries.  I had the pleasure of being a librarian at Lehigh for 5 3/4 years, which means I spent over half of my librarian career life there.   I’ve been very fortunate in my career and have been able to […]

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Poor as in Standard & Poor’s

When Standard & Poor’s downgraded the United States government’s credit rating to AA from AAA, the world economical markets reacted accordingly as expected: they took a nose dive to dropping to an alarming stage. While the economists and political scientists focused on what the effects were, I wanted to know more about the S&P and […]

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Searching in the Stacks (for love)

Lehigh University was always different to me since Bethlehem was my hometown. The lifestyle here was always more peaceful and slower than the frenetic pace of comparable universities. The Linderman Library contributed to that uniqueness by making communal studying a joy rather than a burden, especially after the renovation as more technology and sleeker architecture […]

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More Summer Reading Suggestions From LTS Staff

Our recommendations for summer reading continue with two recommendations from Sharon Wiles-Young, Director Library Access and one from Tim McGeary, Team Leader Library Technology. From Sharon: Rich Boy by Sharon Pomerantz. In her first review, Sharon tells us that Rich Boy is a story about Robert Vishniak’s” journey from suburban Philadelphia to high society New […]

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Summer Reading Suggestions

Summertime and the living is easy… Summertime is also a time to catch up on one’s reading. LTS staff members have compiled a list of their recommendations for summer reading. I will post selections from this list over the next few weeks. Here are three book suggestions to get you started: The Count of Monte […]

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A Night… at the Opera?

1898 Mustard and Cheese “Off the Stage” cast A night out on the town for Lehigh students may consist of dinner at the Thai Kitchen and trip up Rte. 378 to the Rave Theatre at the Promenade Shops for a movie. This will probably run you and your date at least $40 for dinner and […]

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