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Tuesday Trivia! October 5th, 2010

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Interested in learning a little more on your Tuesday? Use our library resources to try to answer these trivia questions!


1. What is a bucky ball?

2. What was the title of Edgar Allan Poe's first published work?

3. What was the name of Napoleon Bonaparte's second wife?


(Hint: You can find these answers and a lot more in our new Reference Universe database)

New Trial Database - September 2010

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ebrary  - (on campus access only during trial)  - During the month of October the Thrift Library will be conducting a trial of ebrary, an online ebook collection of 47,000 titles.  ebrary is similar in size, scope, and features to NetLibrary.


This collection is available through a variety of pricing  schemes including:

Subscription – around $6,000 per year

Purchase entire collection or any combination of sub collections

Purchase by title

And even a deposit account where you only buy the titles that are used. In other words, you the user, select your own collection on a per need basis.


ebrary provides online support at the following locations.


1.     View our Quick Start video at (please allow a few seconds to load). We also offer a one-page Quick Guide, which includes easy, step-by-step instructions on how to get started with ebrary.


2.     The Quick Guide can be found online at Printed copies are also available upon request.


3.     Sign up for live, online training for you and your library patrons. We offer several different modules at a variety of times to meet your library’s needs. For a description of the modules and to sign up, please visit


4.     Additional training materials, including Flash videos and user guides, are available at


 Your opinions as to the usefulness of this second eBook collection would be appreciated.


Fall Break Hours, 2010

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For the 2010 Fall Break, the library's hours will be:


Wednesday, October 6th - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 7th - Saturday, October 9th - Closed

Sunday, October 10th - 7:00 pm - Midnight


We hope you have a wonderful break!

Archive Picture of the Week - October 4th, 2010

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 Canoeing 1977 Image


AC students canoeing on the Campus Ministries fall retreat, 1977 yearbook

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