Our first president first indicated his desire for a place to accommodate “his “military, civil and private papers, which are voluminous and may be interesting.”By Eyder Peralta and NPR
Today is the feast of Saint Jerome, (ca. 340 – 420) patron of Librarians. His greatest contribution was the translation of the Bible into Latin, known as the Vulgate. Jerome apparently was not easy to get along with, and had to tendency to be caustic and argumentative. We can all find some consolation that sainthood does not require a perfectly pleasant personality! Here is a link to an article about Jerome on the New Advent website.
I’m not necessarily advocating for this … but it’s interesting. Read article on NPR two-way.
Fascinating post with great photos courtesy of Kieran O’Hare and his mother Miriam (Government Documents and Special Collections Coordinator, Emeritus)
We welcome Sheila Battin, our new Information Literacy and Reference Librarian, who joined the BC Library staff on August 8.
Sheila has been working in libraries for nearly 20 years. Her educational background includes an undergraduate degree in English and graduate degrees in Library and Information Science and Organizational Development. Sheila will begin her Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology in Spring 2014.
We welcome Wanda Adams, our new Serials and Government Documents Coordinator, who joined the BC Library staff in June.
She brings many years of professional library experience to her new position.
Born and raised in Kansas, Wanda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washburn University and her Master of Library Science from Emporia State. Previously, she studied Christian education and enjoyed a career as a legal secretary. Wanda has worked as an elementary and high school librarian, and, mostly recently, served as Head of Reference for a Kansas public library. In this her twenty-fifth year as a librarian, she looks forward to serving the Benedictine community in her new position as Serials and Government Documents Coordinator.