Wednesday, April 17, 2013

World Book Night 2013: The Gift of Books

Yesterday, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Armacost Library held a reception for WBN 2013 book givers who chose our library as a pick-up location for their books. We shared our book-giving plans and locations. WBN is about spreading the love of reading, person to person. This year, WBN wants to hear more from book recipients. Book givers are encouraged to include a contact sheet in each book that will help recipients tell their stories. We want to hear about the experiences of both book givers and book recipients. Please contact me or any of the other librarians at Armacost Library about publishing your stories on Armacost Library’s blog.

Melissa I. Cardenas-Dow
Outreach/Behavioral Sciences Librarian
Armacost Library, University of Redlands

World Book Night 2013 display at Armacost Library, courtesy of Denise Cline

World Book Night 2013 books

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Commencement by Zack

Around this time last year, I was a high school senior who was so excited to graduate and move on to the next chapter of my life. Now we have reached the same time of the year this year and our Bulldog seniors are finishing off their school year. They have countless projects and papers but are still excited before they too, move on to their next chapter of life as they enter the real world.

Some of us are experiencing headaches because of living arrangements for next year, how we are going to pack everything before we go home for summer, or because of the lack of sleep we are all getting due to our chaotic schedules. Nonetheless, the end of the school year is approaching fast and that means commencement is just around the corner. Don't fall behind as this school year comes to an end, come to the Armacost Library for any assistance that you may need with your research papers and projects. If you are looking for a quiet and comfortable place to get your work done or to just take a load off, the library is the place to be.
- Zack '16

Friday, April 05, 2013

How do Bulldogs Read?

Photo adapted from

Do you read print books and e-books? A 2012 Pew Research Center study shows that 72% of adults in the United States read print books in the last year and 17% read electronic books. Do book reading practices of University of Redlands students match those national findings? To find out, students at the University of Redlands are invited to take a brief (really!) survey to help the Armacost Library provide access to more books – both electronic and print.  Please help us by answering a few questions about your book use.

Thank you in advance for giving us useful feedback via this short survey. As always, feel free to contact any of us at the Armacost Library regarding your information and research needs.

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