Monday, November 22, 2021

This Thanksgiving... Let's Give "Thanks to Dogs," and how they help people

For Thanksgiving 2021, Logue Library would like to say thanks to the furry four-legged creatures who protect, comfort and install a smile on our faces - Dogs!  
These animals give nothing but love and look for some food and an occasional belly rub. But for this Thanksgiving Holiday, we would like to let them know that they are appreciated. 
No matter if they are roaming around Chestnut Hill College, or other locations, take the time to thank them with a light pat on the head.



 Chestnut Hill College Campus

Dogs serve so many roles in society:



 Multi-Purpose Canines (MPCs) "Military Unit"

Polly Teti Director of Security - Chestnut Hill College and her dogs, Pinky and Kenzie!


The website, Dogster, has a list of the Ten Types of Service Dogs and What they Do..

Here are the Top 10 Reasons We Love Dogs from

1.    Loyalty

2.    Friendship

3.    Therapy

4.     Health

5.     Unconditional Love

6.     Protection

7.     Selflessness

8.     Exercise

9.     Forgiveness

10.   Happiness


Here is "The 43 best dogs from TV and movies," from EW

"Greatest Animated Dogs from Cartoons & Comics," from Ranker


Now, about Logue Library...

Coming soon...


New to Logue Catalog...


In Logue Catalog...


Films with the Dog as the Movie Star!


Old Yeller


 Marley and Me




A Dog's Purpose




                                              Rin Tin Tin






                                        Homeward Bound




                                     All Dogs go to Heaven


                                        101 Dalmatians

Happy Thanksgiving to you all from Logue Librarians!

Thank you to the following Logue Librarian and CHC Staff with helping me with this blog:
Sister Mary Jo Larkin, SSJ Dean of Library Information Resources
Polly Teti, Director of Security - and her dog, P!nky!
Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Logue Library salutes 1966 Alumna - Naval Captain Kathleen Bruyere USN


Kathleen Mae Donahue Bruyere, USN (United States Navy), (February 5, 1944 - September 3, 2020) was a Chestnut Hill College Alumna of 1966.  She served in the military for 28 years from 1966-1994.

Captain Bruyere changed history of the "Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948," signed into law by President Truman.

The website says that, this act "enabled women to serve as permanent, regular members of not only the army but also the navy, marine corps, and the recently formed air force.  The law limited the number of women who could serve in the military to 2 percent of the total forces in each branch."  This policy also prevented women from being engaged in combat, serving on aircraft ships or even firing a gun.

Captain Bruyere's fought for the right for women to serve at sea and to gain equality with their male counterparts in the Navy.  Additionally, she, along with five female sailors, argued to have the "Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948," repealed.  With garnered success, in 1977 this act was deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. District Court.

According to the website Naval Times, Captain Bruyere stated that,
"Some people thought it was treason — ‘How dare I try to challenge the system?" "Bruyere told the Orlando Sentinel in a 1991 interview. "But others kept saying, 'Good for you, good for you.’"

This accomplishment gained her recognition and led her to being included  as one of Time Magazine's Twelve "Women of the Year," back in 1976.  She shared this acknowledgment along with other influential women such as Betty Ford, Billie Jean King and Barbara Jordan.  

Logue Library has a copy of this Time Magazine in our archives


         Captain Bruyere's photo is at the lower right of this image

When this Chestnut Hill Alumnae was a Lieutenant Commander, she was interviewed by Today Magazine of the Philadelphia Inquirer back in 1976.  The reporter, asked her a question of what her classmates thought about her enlisting in the Navy back in the 1960's.

"I had to laugh because when I graduated from college there were several of my classmates who thought, 'Going in the Navy? She must be out of her tree!' They thought that was weird.  They were going off to much safer things -New York, working for some publisher, you know.  What I found out was - and it really came back to me when I attended my 5-year reunion here-seeing where I was and where they still were.  They were still at the bottom, fighting to move up.  And I was practically at middle management already."

After reading this quote, the television Mad Men came into play. since it was the 1960's her classmates careers were similar to the actors who portray the secretaries in the television show Mad Men.

Captain Bruyere was from a childhood that prepared her for her career.  She was an Army brat due to her father's career as an Army officer and she and her siblings moved around constantly. Her career decision of joining the Navy was not only a successful one but her presence helped future female enlistees join the ranks of top Naval officers.

Military History of Female Naval Officers here..

Captain Bruyere continued to serve on many note-worthy organizations even after her retirement from the Navy.  For instance, according to the website,, "she selflessly continued to step up and serve veterans and the community through her volunteer work at the Miramar National Cemetery, the George G. Glenner's Alzheimer's Center, and numerous board positions at the Parkinson's Association of San Diego, and the local chapter of the Military Officer's Association of America Captain."

On November 10, 2021, Chestnut Hill College held it's First Annual Veteran's Award honoring Captain Bruyere.  Their first recipient of this award is CHC Alumnae, Rita Schwartz.  Ms. Schwartz is the former president of Local 1776 of the Association of Catholic Teachers.  The Drexel University Color Guard also presented at this event.

Logue Library has resources available to research the topic of this blog. Students who major in, Political Science, History, Law and Legal Studies or Women's Studies can gather items such as..

Scholarly Journal's articles from our database EBSCO...
Books in our catalogue..

Topic on:   Military Science               5,103 results in Logue library
                  Women in the Military     1,307 results in Logue library
                  Women in the Navy              95 results in Logue Library

 Women and gender perspective in the military: 
an international comparison

Women in combat and the Armed Forces: policies and perceptions

             The Hello Girls: America's first women soldiers

Assessing readiness in military women: the relationship of body composition, nutrition, and health

                  Lady in the Navy: a Personal Reminiscence

The U.S. Naval Institute on women in the Navy: the history

     The U.S. Naval Institute on women in the Navy: the challenges

                                         Women at war

                Making WAVES: Navy women of World War II

Videos based on the topic of this blog..


                      Ladies Wear the Blue (1974) - Part 1


                      Ladies Wear the Blue (1974) - Part 2


                    Captain Kathleen Bruyere discusses the 

                      Miramar National Military Cemetery

  Women in Service - The United States Navy - A Short History

                                              Navy Women

                                      Life at Sea: Navy Ship

Feel free to comment on this blog.

Which Book listed above would you most likely read?

Have you ever heard about this CHC Alumna, Captain Kathleen?


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

Sister Mary Jo Larkin, SSJ Dean of Library Information Resources

Lorraine Coons, PH.D., Chair of the History Department and Professor of History



Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Cybersecurity Awareness Month - 2021 - Thank you "Kathleen McNulty Antonelli & Frances Spence!"- two CHC Alumna of 1942 and ENIAC Programmers

Cybersecurity Month has many aspects to discuss here but for 2021, Logue Library would like to salute two CHC Alumnae: Kathleen McNulty Antonelli (February 12, 1921 - April 20, 2006) and Frances Spence (March 2, 1922 - July 18, 2012).

These women were both Graduates in the major of Mathematics in 1942.  After their graduation they both enrolled in University of Pennsylvania's, Moore School of Engineering to learn the method of ballistics trajectories via a computer

After their completion of this program both Antonelli and Spence along with four other female candidates accepted an assignment at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland  to work on the ENIAC computer.  
These women were called, "human computers," due to their superior math and programming knowledge.  However, their contributions during the 1940's were ignored because of being the gender of female.  
However, now over 70 years later, these women have been recognized for their numerous contributions to the military and computer industry.  Check out the, "ENIAC Programmers Project."
Logue Library would again like to thank these women and CHC Alumnae who helped change the world!

                                  ENIAC Computer


Logue Library has resources available to research the topic of this blog. Students who major in Computer and Information Science, Mathematics, History or Women's Studies can gather items such as..

Scholarly Journal's articles from our database EBSCO...
Books in our catalogue..

Topic on Programming  18,852 results in Logue library
               Computers   15,883 results in Logue Library

Videos based on the topic in this blog...

Women of ENIAC

Girl figures out how to program giant computer: 
Kay McNulty and ENIAC

Which book based on this topic would you read?
Did you the history of these CHC Graduates of 1942?
Feel free to comment on this blog.
Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian

Thursday, October 21, 2021

On Your Mark! Logue Library goes beyond the Scavenger Hunt with an "Amazing Race!"


 The Amazing Race Casts YouTube and Vine Stars | Digital Trends    International Travel, Nation-Branding, and Orientalism: Conflicting  Portrayals of Americanism in "The Amazing Race" - Inquiries Journal


Logue Library created an interactive game that introduced students to the library with an "Amazing Race theme!"  

This event was part of  Chestnut Hill College's "Welcome to CHC (WCHC 101), a required class for all first-year students.

The tasks that the students completed where done within 90 minutes which was geared towards team-building and stewardship.  The game was loosely based on the Emmy Award Winning show on CBS which features eleven teams of two that travel over the world completing various tasks.  

In Logue Library's version, students were in teams of two to four and traveled throughout the building finishing assignments such as:

(1) Putting a puzzle together

(2) Reciting a quote while being videotaped on their phone

(3)  Other fun tasks that involved candy!

Video Introduction from the Amazing Race Reality Show




  From the words of Amazing Race host, Phil Keoghan,

"Good luck, Travel Safe.GO!"

Students getting their game introduction from 

Professor Anna Ryan-Bender, Director of Campus Ministry


Logue Librarian, Hillary Hunter, passing out the clues..

Time to search for clues..

And the Winners are..


2nd Place: 

Hope Scott, Nia Sutton, Jayme Corrado and Chase Clifford


First  Place: 

Evan Farlow, Zach Whalen and My'kere Smith





Have you ever watched The Amazing Race?

Feel free to comment on this blog.

Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian