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New e-book collection: Oxford Scholarship Online

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How many readers have gone into a bookstore not intending to purchase anything, only to emerge with a Penguin Classic because of the evocative cover?
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“I don't know that I agree that a person is born to be a librarian, but most librarians that I know seem to really love what they do…Most librarians get into it because they like working with people and helping people, and I think that fosters the sense of community and collaboration.”
As the way people access information changes, librarians like Theresa Quill are exploring ways to make their jobs newly relevant.
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Interesting interview with a University of Indiana librarian, but the building (Herman B Wells Library) reminds me of Prince Charles' comment that the new British Library looked like "an academy for secret police."
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New Streaming Film Database

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Regent users now have access to the entire Criterion Collection and much more!
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The al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez, Morocco was founded in 859,
and holds manuscripts more than 1,200 years old.
In 2012, the Moroccan Ministry of Culture asked architect Aziza Chaouni to rehabilitate the ancient al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez. She describes the challenges inherent in undertaking a daunting, hi…
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The beginnings of the library at St. Catherine's Monastery (Sinai) predate al-Qarawiyyin Library by 500 years. The current librarian, Fr. Justin, is an American originally from Texas: http://www.sinaipalimpsests.org/st-catherine%E2%80%99s-monastery-its-library-and-its-palimpsests
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Recent research in cognitive science, psychology and neuroscience has demonstrated that deep reading — slow, immersive, rich in sensory detail and emotional and moral complexity — is a distinctive experience, different in kind from the mere decoding of words. 
"Deep reading" is vigorous exercise from the brain and increases our real-life capacity for empathy
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"...studies published in 2006 and 2009 that individuals who often read fiction appear to be better able to understand other people, empathize with them and view the world from their perspective."
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“There is no novel in the world that changes its readers more profoundly . . . above all it teaches compassion, that relaxing of the mind into gentleness which makes life at once infinitely more complex and infinitely more tolerable.”
In Search of Lost Time, like many great literary works, is a quest whose structure resembles that of a symphony. The novel’s major themes—love, art, time, and memory—are carefully and brilliantly o…
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Join us to learn about the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service at the Regent University Library!
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A surprisingly challenging quiz, with a mix of classic, modern, and contemporary literature. Unless you an omnivorous reader be prepared to make mistakes!
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I got only 8 out 12 right. I even missed the Jane Austen question.
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Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service that expands access to resources to both on-campus and distance students. Join us for a short discussion about the ways ILL can help you and how to submit a request.
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The Call of the Wild?
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Join the Library Book Club this Thursday at 1:00 for discussion, tea & scones, and clips of two film adaptations of Far from the Madding Crowd. https://plus.google.com/events/cqbff3g4lt6v8m2org75m9qdn5o
 
🌿💕 ~ Far from the madding crowd ~ Gabriel and Bathsheba 💕🌿
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"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." Jorge Luis Borges
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"At the heart of every university there must be a great library."
Charles William Eliot, President, Harvard University (1869-1909)

The mission of the Library is to support Regent University in preparing future Christian leaders to change the world for the glory of God by providing outstanding information resources, services, and instruction.