Author Archives: libref

Discovering Indiana’s “Drowned Towns”

At one point in time, the Salt Creek Valley, located in Monroe County, was a rich bottomland that was home to hundreds of farming families. This folk community was close-knit and self-reliant, and its residents prided themselves on hard work, … Continue reading

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Survival Guide in Using the Library (When All You Want to Do Is Be Outside)

As of this week, spring has finally graced us Bloomingtonites with her presence. Warm air, cool rain, trees budding, the daffodils blooming, all reminds us that color and life is returning to Indiana. When this weather hits, everyone wants to … Continue reading

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Spring and All

Now that Winter has turned to Spring and March is coming to a close we are ready to usher in April— “the cruellest month” as described by poet T.S. Eliot in the 1922 long poem “The Waste Land”. April is … Continue reading

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Anything Peeps Can Do, You Can Do Better

The library can be a pretty intimidating place. Especially if you’re made of marshmallow and sugar. Lucky for this little peep—and you—we have some really great reference librarians and assistants on staff who can assist you with finding the books, … Continue reading

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How Did This Get Made? and the IU Libraries

It has reached that point in the semester where the stress of school work and the darkness and cold of winter have completely taken over. Don’t let this get you down! Instead, head on over to the Earwolf Podcast Network … Continue reading

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Pets in the Library

Ever wonder if having a live animal living in the library is a feasible idea? Almost everyone has heard of Dewey, the library cat. Dewey came to his library by chance – he was abandoned in the library’s book drop … Continue reading

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A Look at The Oscars

Can you believe it’s almost Oscar Sunday? And not only is Neil Patrick Harris hosting, he’ll be performing an original musical number written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez – you may remember them winning last for Best Original Song … Continue reading

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Love is (Not) in the Air: Help with Anti-Valentine’s Research

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Did Valentine’s Day leave you with a case of the blues over mass-marketed appropriation of romance and any patriarchal implications resulting from February’s beloved holiday? Well, guess what–Wells Library is here to help you get out of that funk. We … Continue reading

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Digital Services with a Human Touch

January is now over and, hopefully, you are starting to settle into your classes and schedules. As it is still early in the semester many of you are probably not yet worried about the big paper or project you have … Continue reading

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Dragons in the Library!

Appreciate a Dragon Day was January 16th. Even if you missed this most joyous of holidays, it’s probably okay to appreciate a dragon at any time of the year. Fortunately, the Wells Library has some books featuring dragons to help … Continue reading

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