Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Let's Celebrate the Faculty and Librarians at Chestnut Hill College on World Teacher's Day 2021!


October 5th marks the annual event of  "World Teacher's Day!"  Logue library would like to acknowledge this great occasion by recognizing the hard work of the Faculty and Logue Librarians of the CHC Community. 

According to the website, Internationaleventsdays.com, "The Theme of World Teachers' Day 2021 is "Teachers at the heart of education recovery."  The United Nations (UNESCO) presented this theme fro teachers' day in respect of their determined and diligent efforts in the crucial stages of the Covid-19 pandemic."

World Teacher;'s Day has been in existence since 1994.  Today marks the 27th Anniversary and Logue Library would like to thank the Faculty who prepare the students to be successful in their future careers.  

It does not matter if the students are recent high school graduates or coming back to college after years on the workforce, the Faculty and Librarians here are ready to help the students from the Undergraduate, Accelerated and Graduate divisions to succeed! 

Consequently, CHC's Education department's Faculty will continue to instruct future teachers on the necessary topics to prepare their careers!

If you want to see some World Teachers Day Statistics, click here.!

Now, about Logue Library:

The Librarians are available to teach students to navigate through the library website.  Furthermore, we can provide assistance regarding  searching the databases for books or peer-reviewed articles.

Here is our Dean for Library and Information Resources, Sister Mary Jo Larkin, teaching a class in Logue Reference Room



Below are videos on the topic of, "World Teacher Day," along with testimonial for Chestnut Hill College's students.


 YouTube Videos based on this subject of "World Teacher's Day"






 CHC Student's Testimony of appreciation of CHC Faculty.....


                        CHC Students share their experiences

Early Education at Chestnut Hill College, Kim

              The Science Department - Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College changed my Life!  Jackie's story


                    Finish Your Degree at Chestnut Hill College

 Emma's story - Chestnut Hill College

  History Major at Chestnut Hill College


 Environmental Sciences at Chestnut Hill College

Is there a CHC Faculty or Logue Librarian that was helpful to you?

Do you remember a teacher from your past that influenced you?

Feel free to comment on this blog.


Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian


Thursday, September 23, 2021

“Avengers Assemble!” It's National Comic Book Day - 2021.



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The Annual National Comic Book Day will arrive on September 25th and this year, Logue Library will salute this event by acknowledging the comic book writings of the late Stan Lee.  Additionally, we will discuss his followers interest in literacy with his writings of  Marvel Comics and his popular Movies as well!


Here are some fun links...

Marvel Comics:

Marvel Comic Book History

Marvel Comic book Catchphrases

Top 100 Marvel Characters

Marvels' Origin

Marvel Comics

Best Marvel supervillains of all time

The 25 Best Marvel Heroes in the MCU


Stan Lee:

The Real Stan Lee 

Stan Lee - American comic book writer

Stan Lee | Creator Spotlight | Marvel Comic Reading Lists  

Stan Lee's Biography


 Marvel Books Salute the late Stan Lee



Logue Library has a collection of books based on the topic of this blog. Feel free to go to our catalog and see what we got!  Based on the following searches we have these totals of books that are available to read.

Books on the topic of:

Stan Lee            - Logue Catalogue  27 eBooks

Marvel Comics  - Logue Catalogue  31 eBooks

Here area some books from our catalog along with a description:



Stan Lee and the rise and fall of the American comic book

Authors: Jordan Raphael and Tom Spurgeon 
Summary: "Based on interviews with Lee and colleagues and contemporaries, as well as extensive archival research, this book provides a professional history, an appreciation, and a critical exploration of the face of Marvel Comics. Recognized as a dazzling writer, a skilled editor, a relentless self-promoter, a credit hog, and a huckster, Stan Lee rose from his humble beginnings to ride the wave of the 1940s comics books boom and witness the current motion picture madness and comic industry woes. Included is a complete examination of the rise of Marvel Comics, Lee's work in the years of postwar prosperity, and his efforts in the 1960s to revitalize the medium after it had grown stale."

Superhero comics - Author: Chris Gavaler

Summary:"A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Superhero Comics helps readers explore the most successful and familiar of comic book genres."



The Marvel Studios phenomenon : inside a transmedia universe

Authors: M. Flanagan, A. Livingstone &  M. &  McKenny
Summary:"The Marvel Studios Phenomenon evaluates the studio's identity, as well as its status within the structures of parent Disney. In a new set of readings of key texts such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the thematics of superhero fiction and the role of fandom are considered. The authors identify milestones from Marvel's complex 
and controversial business history, allowing us to appraise its industrial status: from a comic publisher keen to exploit its intellectual property, to an independent producer, and latterly, successful subsidiary of a vast entertainment empire."
Marvel graphic novels and related publications : an annotated guide to comics, prose novels, children's books, articles, criticism and reference works
Author: Robert G Weiner

Summary: "This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel's mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication's title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis."


YouTube videos on the topic of,  "Marvel Comics" or "Stan Lee"

 Every Avenger Ever




           13 Best Marvel Comics YOU SHOULD BE READING!




All Animated Stan Lee Cameos in Marvel & DC (R.I.P. 1922-2018)

Every Stan Lee Marvel Movie Cameo (up to Black Panther)


 Stan Lee // Emotional Transformation † [From 16 to 95 Years Old] (1922-2018)



What book listed above would you most likely read?

Who is your favorite Marvel Character or Movie?

Which Stan Lee Cameo is your favorite?

Feel free to comment on this blog.

Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

National, "Dear Diary," Day - 2021!


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September 22nd marks the annual literary event - "Dear Diary Day!"

According to the website, National Day Calendar, a Diary is "also known as journaling, studies have shown expressing our thoughts in a written form every day reduces anxiety and stress.  It also broadens our vocabulary and language skills."

The website WikiHow, provides tutorials on this subject, "How to Write a Diary," and "How to Write A Diary Without Getting Bored," Topics covered are shown below:

(1) Brainstorming Topics

(2) Creating Personal Entries

(3) Getting into a Routine 

(4) Finding Things to Write About

(5) Exploring Writing Strategies

(6) Using the Right Materials

Image titled Write a Diary Step 13

Here are some books from Logue's Catalog on this topic...




Dear World : Contemporary uses of the diary

Author: Kylie Cardell

Summary: "In Dear World, Kylie Cardell is sensitive to how changes to our notions of privacy and the personal--spurred by the central presence the Internet has come to occupy in our daily lives--impact how and why diaries are written, and for whom. She considers what these new uses of the diary tell us about the cultural politics of self-representation in a time of mass attention to (and anxiety about) the personal."

Diary Fiction: Writing with Action

Author: Porter Abbott

Summary: "H. Porter Abbott explores the role of the personal diary ans its use as a literary strategy in a number of representative works in fiction.  He asserts that the device of a diary can give a work a unique literary reflexivity; the diary not only tells the tale but directly influences its development."


American Diaries 

Authors: T. Dreiser, T. Riggio, J.  West, and N. Westlake

Summary: "Intermittently during his literary career, Theodore Dreiser made notes of his daily activities, whether they were of major importance or simply trivial. This volume, containing all seven of his diaries, constitutes a revealing self-portrait as well as a valuable account of the American scene during the first quarter of this century."


Videos on this topic...


Dear Diary - Julia Friedman - TedxYouth



Writing Your Day As A Story -

 Storytelling Through Your Diary


Welcome to my Diary


Dear Diary - Day 41 - 45

Where is Anne Frank, Trailer

Bridget Jones Diary

Vampire Diaries

"Diary" - Alicia Keys with Jermaine Paul


Have you ever had a Diary?

Feel free to comment on this blog.

Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian

Happy Hobbit Day 2021!


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“The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there."  This quote was gathered from the website, Scary Mommy, which delivered," 35+ The Hobbit Quotes To Inspire Your Own Adventure." 

According to the website, "National ToDay," Gandalf the Grey said it best: “Hobbits really are amazing creatures.” This September 22, celebrate National Hobbit Day by recognizing J.R.R. Tolkien’s most lovable and heroic characters. Hobbits are shy, yet capable of great courage; reluctant to leave their homes, yet thirsty for adventure; quiet and peaceful, yet eager to host parties. With such wonderful characteristics, Hobbits have endeared generations with their affable complexities."

In this blog,  Logue Library will celebrate literacy by discussing  Author J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, "The Hobbit."

Logue Library would like to recognize five novels in our collection: on the topic of Hobbits.  At this moment we have (23 eBooks and 12 Print Books).

Here are our five book choices:


The Hobbit, or, There and back again - Author: J R R Tolkien (John Ronald Reuel)

Summary: "Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return."

The Hobbit - Author: Stephen W Potts 

Summary: J.R.R. Tolkien's novel was met with international acclaim upon its publication in 1937, given its adventurous plot, elements of high fantasy, and lovable protagonist, Bilbo Baggins. This compilation of essays closely studies the classic staple of children's literature by examining some of its themes-such as maturation and overcoming greed-exploring the world of Middle-earth, and comparing/contrasting the text with its popular sequel, The Lord of the Rings. Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources: * About This Volume* Critical Context: Original Introductory Essays* Critical Readings: Original In-Depth Essays* Further Readings* Detailed Bibliography* Detailed Bio of the Editor* General Subject Index."

There and back again : J R R Tolkien and the origins of the Hobbit - Author: Mark Atherton

Summary: "Mark Atherton here explores the chief influences on Tolkien's work: his boyhood in the West Midlands; the landscapes and seascapes which shaped his mythologies; his experiences in World War I; his interest in Scandinavian myth; his friendships, especially with the other Oxford-based Inklings; and the relevance of his themes, especially ecological themes, to the present-day. "There and Back Again" offers a unique guide to the varied inspirations behind Tolkien's life and work, and sheds new light on how a legend is born."


Fan Phenomena: The Lord of the Rings - Author: Lorna Piatti-Farnell

Summary: "Understanding fans 'precious': the impact of the Lord of the Rings films on the Hobbit movies."

The annotated hobbit : the hobbit, or, There and back again

Authors: J R R Tolkien (John Ronald Reuel) and Douglas A Anderson (Douglas Allen)

Summary: "J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved novel The hobbit has deep roots in European folklore, mythology, and language. As a reader's introduction to Tolkien's Middle-earth, it contains references to the ancient history of this imaginary world which, though rarely explained, contribute greatly to the effect of Tolkien's art. This revised and expanded edition of The annotated hobbit unobtrusively and authoritatively illuminates the novel's antecedents and curiosities. Douglas Anderson has also collected here wonderful illustrations from all over the world. The many new annotations in this edition reflect more than a decade's additional scholarship on the history and evolution of The hobbit, and the annotations and illustrations are newly integrated with the core text in a handsome reader-friendly format. This edition also reproduces the fully corrected text of The hobbit as J.R.R. Tolkien approved it before his death, in 1973. Anderson has compared every page from every major edition of The hobbit with Tolkien's own last checking copy in the restoration work for this definitive edition."

Here are some short YouTube Videos on this subject.


The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies - The Last Goodbye - Billy Boyd (Official Music Video)

The Hobbit (1977) - The Battle of the Five Armies

Lord of The Rings - The Hobbit (Piano/Cello Cover) - ThePianoGuys

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - To Battle! Scene (5/10) | Movieclips

                     The Lord of the Rings - "You shall Not Pass"

What book listed above would you most likely read?

Who is your favorite Character or Movie based on the Hobbits?

Feel free to comment on this blog.

Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian














Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Holy Cow! It's Batman Day - 2021!


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September 18th marks the annual DC Comic Celebration of "Batman Day!" A great reflection on the the emergence of, "Bruce Wayne from Batman to Caped Crusader."


The quote listed below is from the summary of a book in Logue's Catalog edited by Liam Burke, Ian Gordon and Angela Ndalianis...The superhero symbol : media, culture, and politics. 

 "As a man, I'm flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed; but as a symbol... as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting."

Logue Library's staff is here for you to contribute to this world and inspire a society with your achievement of a degree from Chestnut Hill College.  Remember, you don't need a bat symbol to shine in the sky to get our attention to help you with your resources.  You can contact us via phone, chat, email or in-person. 

So if you are into Batman, celebrate this Comic Book Icon or just put on your invisible cape and channel your brain to get your degree with vengeance!

Here are some other Batman books in Logue's Catalog.


Batman, Superman, and philosophy : badass or boyscout? Author: Nicolas Michau

Batman: Author - Matt Yockey

Batman: Author - Liam Burke

The 10 most Iconic Batman Quotes

List of actors who have played Batman - Ranked "Best to Worst"


And here is a short YouTube Animated Video of Batman...




Feel free to comment on this blog.

What book listed above would you most likely read?


Thank you to the following Logue Librarian with helping me with this blog:

Mary Jo Larkin, SSJ Dean of Library Information Resources

Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Logue Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month - 2021



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National Hispanic American Heritage Month is an annual celebration to highlight the achievements of the Hispanic people and the cultural contribution to society.  This month-long event starts on September 15, 2021 and ends on October 15, 2021.

Logue Library will reflect on this event by celebrating the literary contribution of Hispanic Authors.  In this blog, we will discuss some of our Children's Books from the Brimmer Collection.

Additionally, some of the books mentioned below have received the Pura Belpre' Awards, named in honor of the first Latino Librarian in the New York Public Library.

A YouTube video trailer will be added to these book choices as well.

Here is are the book choices for the year 2021.

Authors: Alma Flor Ada (Author), F Isabel Campoy (Author) & David Diaz (Illustrator)

Summary: A collection of stories about young Latino's immigrant experiences in the United States.



2002 (Pura) Belpré Medal Winner (Writing)

Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Summary: When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, to a Mexican farm labor camp in California, they must adjust to a life without the fancy dresses and servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas. 





A 2020 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book

Authors: Raúl the Third 1976-(Author)(Illustrator)Elaine Bay 1976-(Colorist)

Summary: What will Little Lobo see at the Mercado today? As he and his dog, Bernabé, make deliveries, he stops to visit his friends who sell candy, comic books, puppets, and more. There are so many things to do and see! Join Little Lobo and Bernabé for a visit to a bustling border town market and learn some Spanish along the way! 





2009 (Pura) Belpré Medal Winner (Narrative)

Author: Margarita Engle 

Summary: Cuba has fought three wars for independence, and still she is not free. This history in verse creates a lyrical portrait of Cuba.


Author: Eric Velasquez(Author)(Illustrator)

Summary: The octopus Grandma is cooking has grown to titanic proportions. ¡Tenga cuidado! Ramsey shouts. Be careful! But it's too late. The octopus traps Grandma! Ramsey must use both art and intellect to free his beloved abuela.

Authors: Jon Klassen (Author) (Illustrator) Marta Fernandez Marcos (Translator) Luis Amavisca and Jon Klassen.

Summary:  The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back.  Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether thy have seen it.  Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others.  But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance...

Authors: Gary Sot & ed Martinez

Summary:  Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together.  Panic ensures when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing.

Videos on Hispanic Heritage Month...

Now, let's talk about the Logue Library.....

To access all of books in the Brimmer Collection, click here.

Feel free to comment on this blog.
What book listed above would you most likely read?
Thank you to the following Logue Librarian with helping me with this blog:
Mary Jo Larkin: SSJ Dean of Library Information Resources

Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian




Tuesday, September 07, 2021

National Read a Book Day 2021!

On September 6, 2021, "National Read a Book Day," will arrive at Logue Library.  However, this year, this literacy event falls on the Labor Day Holiday, which is perfect time to do some reading in the comfort of your own home. 
According to the website, Time and Data.com, reading a book can reduce stress, by...
(1) Lowering stress levels, 
(2) Be more empathetic and aware of social and cultural differences
(3) Stimulate brain activity and improve memory
(4) Improve writing ability, critical thinking and comprehension.
The Logue Library staff would like to celebrate this event by doing our first ever "Favorite Book Read." Each member of the library will read from a book of their choice that is available in Logue's catalog.  The book choices are:
Dean of Logue Library, Sister Mary Jo Larkin, "one of my favorite books is The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams.  It's a gently thought-provoking story about consistency and faithfulness."

Systems Management Librarian, Jacqueline Presley, "one of my favorite books is, Following Atticus: Forty-eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship. I chose this book because it displays a unique friendship that is enlightening, sad and yet hopeful!"

Technical Services / Information Literacy Librarian, Hillary Hunter, "one of my favorite books is, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.  This was my senios thesis for CHC! The title of my paper was, "Magical Realism and the Subversion of Materialism in Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist."

Gail Cathey - Print Resources / Access Services Librarian / Inter-library Loan, "one of my favorite books is, Rise Up and Walk by Turnley Walker.  This book takes you right into a Polio hospital ward of the 1940s-1950s. The writer recounts his experiences as a patient;  the fear, the loneliness as visits are limited, the quiet, the noise, the pain and discomfort. It is so vivid. A family member had Polio back then and I was interested in first person accounts. None is as real as this one."

Administrative Assistant, Kathy Gannon, "one of my favorite books is, A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
"Takes me back to my childhood.  I'd sit with the book, page through it, look at the black and white illustrations and colored pictures, read a different poem time and time again."


Below is a video of our reading.. From Mary Jo Larkin, Jacqueline Presley, Hillary Hunter and Gail Cathey. 

What is your favorite book to read?
Feel free to comment on this blog.  
Thank you to the following Logue Librarian with helping me with this blog: Sister Mary Jo Larkin, Gail Cathey, Kathy Gannon, and Hillary Hunter.  
Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian