10 Best University Libraries

https://www.purewow.com/travel/best-university-libraries?utm_medium=email&utm_source=national&utm_campaign=24817&utm_content=Home_and_Garden_editorial This article is sub-titled Prettiest University Libraries. The 10th is a school where the library doubles as a dorm, this design library is pretty and apparently huge. The 9th is at the University of Chicago, with its stone walls this imposing structure is reminicent of an old castle. 8 is the library named after […]

4 Witchy Books To Look Out For This Fall by S. Zainab Williams

https://bookriot.com/2017/09/01/witchy-books-fall/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Riot%20Rundown&utm_term=BookRiot_TheRiotRundown_Sun  Halloween is just around the corner, I cannot wait to read myself into the spirit. Akata witch series, now I have to find a new series to get addicted to.  The first book is about a Teen New Yorker transplanted in Nigeria where she is bullied by her classmates.  She finds friends and her […]

How Audiobooks Made Me Appreciate Non-Fiction by Yaika Sabat

https://bookriot.com/2017/08/29/audiobooks-nonfiction?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Riot%20Rundown&utm_term=BookRiot_TheRiotRundown_Sun This is a good article to introduce you to a new format, or rather an old format that you might not have considered before.  This author has trouble reading non-fiction books.  Not that she lacks the desire, interest, or intellectual capacity, they just tend to be a bit dry and hard to get through.  […]

6th Century Writing Discovered Inside Medieval Bookbinding by Shaunacy Ferro

http://mentalfloss.com/article/502886/6th-century-writing-discovered-inside-medieval-bookbinding_6th-Century It is a well documented fact that in the past parchment from other texts had been recycled to be used in binding a new book.  Though it was known that the text was present it was not often able to be viewed without destroying the current book.  However one text had degraded to the […]

Moving Beyond E-Books By Laura Dawson

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/74786-moving-beyond-e-books-and-into-the-virtual.html I love this article.  It accurately describes one of the new ways that technology is heading.  Pretty soon, like with Pokemon Go, augmented reality is going to be a big part of our lives.  The last paragraph is both fascinating and terrifying. *To clarify, I have been watching a lot of old Night Court […]

The Academic Library and the Promise of NGDLE By Oakleaf, Walter, and Brown

http://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/8/the-academic-library-and-the-promise-of-ngdle Recent years have led to a need to quantify how academic libraries lead to academic success in students.  In past times it was assumed, rightly so, that academic library utilization leads to better success in the academic field.  However with the new trend toward quantification some surprising obstacles have appeared. For the purposes of […]

Millennials are the Ones Keeping Libraries Alive

https://qz.com/1039294/millennials-are-the-ones-keeping-libraries-alive/ This is a great article acknowledging not only the fact that librarians have been moving toward attracting the Millennial Generation for years, but the positive response that this generation has developed as well. One of the main points is that the Library is not a Static Environment.  The Library has always been developing, remember […]