Fun Facts Found @ the Library Summer 2018

  It’s not hard to find interesting or useful facts when you crack open a book in the library. Let’s see what fun facts Eric found when he browsed through the reference related materials.   The confusion and inefficiency caused by the establishment of many separate fingerprint archives in the U.S. led the federal government […]

National Simplify Your Life Week

As you know from the previous post, the first week of August is National Simplify Your Life Week.  Simple living is different for each person, but in general, a simplified life means that you are getting rid of clutter (both mental and physical) so that you can have more time and space for the things […]

Much Ado About Nothing: Simplify Your Life Week

July is coming to a close and soon we’ll be in August! Can you believe August is already here? Life goes by so fast and gets so cluttered that it’s important to keep in mind ways to reduce stress or clutter in your life. The first week of August is “National Simplify Your Life Week”. […]

Sports Business Journal Review

  Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal provides readers with critical news and information that sports industry leaders need to compete, negotiate, and succeed.  The journal is published each week on Monday, covering the events of the previous seven days. Articles of general interest to business educators such as teaching ideas, trends, and current issues […]

Getting to Know… Robin Bernstein, Senior Director, Library Services

Hi Robin. I’ve opened most of this series with the same question: why do you work in a library? The question should be “why wouldn’t everyone want to work in a library?” I can’t imagine doing anything else. It kind of just fell into my lap… I had every intention of becoming an accountant; however, once […]

Computers in Libraries Conference 2018

In April, Joel Hartung attended the 33rd annual Computers in Libraries Conference in Arlington, Virginia. The theme was “Digital Transformation: Next Gen Tools & Strategies for Community Impact.” The conference included networking events, workshops, an exhibit hall, and an extensive list of speakers from academic, public, school, and special libraries. Despite all the people from […]


Few annual events are as eagerly anticipated in Iowa as the influx of bicycle enthusiasts from all over the world who journey to that state to test their prowess and participate in RAGBRAI. For the uninitiated, RAGBRAI is an acronym for the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, so named because it was first […]

World Emoji Day

July 17th is World Emoji Day.  Emoji, a Japanese expression, roughly means “picture word” and was developed in 1990 by Shigetaka Kurita. While working for NTT Docomo, a Japanese telecom company, Kurita design these picture words as a feature on their pagers to make them more appealing to teens.  When Apple released the first iPhone […]

DVD Review of “Coco”

The latest animated film from Disney/Pixar Animation Studios, “Coco,” is a celebration of music, family, and Mexican culture. The story revolves around Miguel Rivera, a twelve year old boy in Mexico whose greatest dream in life is to become a musician. He aspires to be just like his personal hero, the world-famous musician and film […]

1st Appearance: Black Panther

  Black Panther Real Name/Alias: T’Challa 1st Appearance: Fantastic Four #52, July 1966 Place of Origin: Wakanda Profession: Chieftain (First Appearance), King of Wakanda   Abilities: Black Panther Knowledge: T’Challa has the power to draw all the knowledge, strength, and every experience from every previous Black Panthers Superhuman strength, speed, durability, and senses Genius level […]