Check out a book for the holidays

| November 19th, 2014 | Comments Off

Looking for a good book for the Thanksgiving holidays? The Trustee Library has an outstanding selection of new and award winning titles in our Browse section available to all Brenau students, staff, and faculty. Additionally, we have a wealth of award winning young adult and children’s literature that you may share with your families. Feel free to check out these fantastic new books before the library closes for the Thanksgiving holidays on Tuesday, November 25 at 11:00 PM. The Library will reopen on Sunday, November 30 at 5:00 PM.    

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Library Staff Spotlight: Regina Reed

| October 6th, 2014 | Comments Off

Severe? Shushing? Intimidating? Not at the Trustee Library! Stereotypes of librarians are rampant in movies, TV, and general popular culture. In our Library Staff Spotlight series we aim to introduce you to the Real Library Staff of the Brenau Trustee Library. We’re a unique bunch but we have one unifying drive: we love helping the faculty, staff, and students of Brenau. Your name: Regina Reed Position: Research & Instructional Services Assistant Education/Library Experience: B.S. Mass Communications, Appalachian State University. Microforms Supervisor, East TN State Univ.; Reference/Adult Services, Hall Co. Library System, System Administrator (Voyager), Johnson City Public Library, System Administrator (Millennium), Watauga Regional Library System (TN) How long have you worked for the Library? Since April 1, 2014. What do you do at the Brenau Trustee Library? Provide training & supervision of student employees in public service areas; assist patrons with locating needed materials; oversee stacks maintenance; schedule classroom and

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Our Favorite Banned Books

| September 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

This week at the Brenau Trustee Library we’ve been spreading the word about Banned Books Week on our Facebook page. Occurring September 21st – 27th this year, Banned Books Week celebrates our “freedom to read” and right to intellectual freedom by highlighting banned and challenged books. We’d like to share with you some of our favorite banned and challenged books. What can I say about the Newbery Medal winning novel, The Giver, by Lois Lowry, that hasn’t already been said? This beautifully crafted dystopian story, written for grades 6-9, fuels passion and appreciation for all that makes our lives vibrant. It also demands that we accept the value of coming to grips with the disturbing and difficult side of living. Recommended by my son, who read the novel about 8 times – it’s that good – I also enjoyed it. The Giver is a thought provoking family read. (Linda Kern,

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