Monthly Archives: February 2015


It’s Hump Day!!!

The camel is hanging out somewhere in the library. Find him, take his pic, and show it to one of the library staff to be entered into a drawing for a gift card to the bookstore. Drawing will be this week!!


Research doesn’t take a snow day

Picture of snow-covered roadYour road through spring semester might feel like this road looks. That’s OK, no one said this would be easy. Luckily, Rentschler Library is here to help you succeed, whether it’s with the technology you need, or a research appointment with a friendly librarian. If you’re snowed in at home, and need some help with research, you can always get help getting started with your research using our live chat service (staffed whenever the library is open), or watch one of our  helpful video tutorials.

Got books? Don’t want them? We do!

bookExchRentschler Library is gathering gently used books for a soon-to-be displayed collection of books that you can read, then return to us, or keep.  It will be called the Book Exchange and is modeled after a similar service at a small academic library.

The idea is you have some books that are cluttering up your bookshelves and you think someone else might appreciate them. So you bring them to Rentschler Library and dump them in a box right inside the front doors.  We’re still gathering books at the moment but hope to have some out for display by the middle of spring semester.

Not all books you donate will make it to the Book Exchange shelves (like cookbooks with food stains in them, or textbooks with lots of highlighting) but we’re not going to be too picky!


Black History Month @ Rentschler Library

picture of Alice Walker

Alice Walker

Rentschler Library is celebrating Black History Month with a display of and books by famous African-American authors of the last 350 years. The display has pictures and short bibliographies of just a small number of important African-American poets, novelists, historians and playwrights who had (and still have) a profound impact on American history and culture.

At left is Alice Walker, b. 1944, author of “The Color Purple” which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

There are a lot of Black History Month events going on at the Regional campuses over the next month, including film discussions, lectures, and free soul food.