Category Archives: Staff Picks

Includes librarian recommended reading for fun and research

Wine: a Library Collection Taste Test

Wine – red, white, rose, sparkling — so many choices — so much fun. However, there is a serious and academic side to wine and wine making as demonstrated in a new addition to our journal collection, Journal of Wine … Continue reading

To Read, or What to Read

What is it about summer and reading? The 2 words seem to go together everywhere you look. I guess the assumption is that people have scads of free time in the summer, although this is certainly not true of library … Continue reading

Transforming Summer Reading: Graphic Novel Adaptations of Literary Classics

It’s summer, and you’re thinking to yourself how you’d really like to catch up on reading some classic works of fiction, but, hey, maybe you’re also thinking how you’d also really like to read something, how shall we say, a … Continue reading

Summer “Camp” – Quirky Videos for Summer Evenings!

Is the summer heat wiping you out? Do you just need something fun to watch at the end of the day? Baltimore is well-known for its campy humor, probably best characterized in the films of John Waters. So, when in Baltimore, do as … Continue reading

Dragons!

Fire. Teeth. Scales. Wings. But also: intelligence, age, wisdom, greed, strategy. Who are some noteworthy dragons? Everyone knows Smaug, the clever, deadly creature who slept on top of a cavernful of treasure that he’d stolen. We also know the murderous … Continue reading

Hours of Good Listening with Streaming Media

Today music is everywhere — cars, elevators, shopping malls and more. With streaming media resources, the library can offer you a personal playlist that may be very different than what you would typically encounter. For example, search the Naxos Music Library’s comprehensive … Continue reading

Beer: The Blog Post

Beer. The mere mention provokes desire and conjures thirst. But is it thirst for the triple-hopped, top-fermented, and bottle conditioned adult beverage that you feel — or thirst for knowledge about it? The library is, naturally, the place to go … Continue reading

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

The library has access to a really interesting, unique and incredibly useful online resource. It goes by the curious acronym of PEP, but its actual title is more illuminating – Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing. Well, maybe a bit more illuminating. This … Continue reading

What’s the Dirt?

Guest blogger: Macie Hall, from the CER’s Innovative Instructor. Looking for a tool (preferably free and easy to use) for a scholarly project?  Maybe you need to clean up, model, or interpret data. Perhaps you are looking at ways to visualize information, or … Continue reading

Collecting GIS Data via Your Mobile Phone

Historically, when Geographic Information Systems (GIS) users collected field data outdoors, they often used paper forms or dragged along a laptop computer and GPS unit to record observations and measurements.  Once back on campus, the data were uploaded into a … Continue reading