The Clarion

There are many reasons to show gratitude

Virginia Bryan, Librarian

November 26, 2014

Grat·i·tude, noun: a feeling of appreciation or thanks. Synonyms: appreciation, appreciativeness, gratefulness, thanks, thankfulness. When I tell people I’m a librarian the reaction is almost invariably positive, if not always grounded in reality.  “That must be a fun job.”  “How wonderful...

Librarians can help guide your research process

Students work on research for their class projects in the Truax campus library.

Virginia Bryan, Librarian

October 29, 2014

This week I’ve been planting spring bulbs.  There’s something satisfyingly subversive about digging in the dirt and planting bulbs right at the time when all around you the natural world is closing up shop and going to sleep.  It seems misguided, an act of blind faith.  How could anything possibly...

Reading helps develop the intellectual tools needed for higher learning, living a more full lifestyle

Jennifer Abplanalp, Opinions Editor

January 26, 2011

It’s been shown that as little as 20 to 30 minutes of independent reading per day can improve understanding and vocabulary. “I can’t think of a more essential skill in the 21st century than reading,” said Matthew Coan, a librarian at Truax. “It’s a lifelong skill. It doesn’t matter what...

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