Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Sacred Heart Academy Students visits the Logue Library for their annual College Research Experience

Thank you cards from the wonderful students....

On September 12, 2019 Logue Library was graced with the annual visit of the Senior Class of Sacred Heart Academy in Bryn Mawr, PA.  These students who are accompanied by their teachers received presentations from our Librarians, Sister Mary Jo Larkin, Kelly Liberona and Jackey Presley to teach how to gather resources to complete their seminar writing assignment about Criminal Fiction and Dystopian Literature

Criminal Fiction Definition: according to, "crime fiction is the genre of fiction that deals with crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives.  Most - though not all - crime novels share a common structure.  First there is the crime, usually a murder; then there is the investigation; and finally the outcome or judgement, often in the shape of the criminals's arrest or death.

Dystopian Literature, according to, "a work of fiction in which social and/or political forces maintain control of a population by
1) restricting individuals' personal liberties and
2) exercising force against those who rebel.

Using these topics, the Logue Librarians discusses topics such as: eBooks and Reference Materials, finding newspaper and scholarly journals articles.  The students also learned how to evaluate websites for reliability.

See the page dedicated to Sacred Heart Academy students to access our resources for their writing assignments.

Below are some books in the Logue Library that are based on....

Criminal Fiction

Dystopian Literature

What book listed above would you most likely read?

Feel free to comment on this blog.

Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian.

Vaping... "Just Say No!"

Lately, news reports have been publishing sad accounts of teens who have either died or who has developed serious health conditions due to participating in Vaping.  

So what exactly is "Vaping?"  According to Kidshealth e-cigarettes are battery-powered smoking device's. They have cartridges filled with a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and chemicals. The liquid is heated into a vapor, which the person inhales. That's why using e-cigarettes is called "Vaping."

This recreational activity has now gone awry forcing parents and guardians to plan their child's funeral instead of their upcoming graduation.  This sound harsh but the truth is that the CDC says vaping is a Death Sentence.  So, "Just Say No!"  

Today's youth have so many opportunities and so much to live for. Cutting life short to a fad because of it's addictive scent, name, taste or color is ludicrous.  

Dying from a Lung Injury is not what anyone wants to if you suspect that you are becoming addicted seek help before your lungs succumb to the dangerous effects of vaping.

Check out this informative poster from the Physicians Advocacy Network 

Click on the image to see the expanded view!


Statistics on Vaping as of September 24, 2019 

According to the Washington Post, "As of Sept. 11, officials counted 380 confirmed and probable cases of vaping-related illness reported by 36 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to the CDC. The previous case count was higher because it reported possible cases that were still under investigation."

It doesn't matter if the vaping tool has a cool name such as: 

Kanger, GeekVape, Eleaf, Aspire, Sigelei, Wismec, SMOK, VaporFi and Juul

Click here to see the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Factsheet on Vaping.

Remember, Vaping not only affects your lungs but your Brain Activity as well.

So, what do you think about Vaping?  Do you think that this recreational is worth the risk?

Feel free to comment on this blog.

Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian

Monday, September 23, 2019

Banned Books Week in Library Week - 2019

This week, the Logue Library will take part in the annual Library event - "Banned Books Week."

This week September 22-28, 2019 celebrates the freedom to read.   

The theme this year is titled, "Keep the Light On."

According to the American Librarian Association, "the purpose of Banned Books Week is to spotlight "current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Furthermore, a book is considered "Banned" if it displays religious viewpoints, sexual content or offensive language. 

Logue Library holds some of the recognized Banned Books.

Feel free to comment on this blog.
What book listed above would you most likely read?
Do you feel that the books listed above should be banned and if so why?

Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11

When I think of the word NASA, I see an image of a brave person wearing a baggy white astronaut spacesuit shooting off in an expensive rocket going to see what is out in the galaxy.

However, I also see scientists and engineers who are all wearing glasses praying and crossing their fingers...hoping that this voyage will be a success.

In this year of 2019 NASA is Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the space mission that occurred on July 20, 1969.

Our Book Display for Apollo 11

A list of books in our display is as follows:

Now, about the Logue Library....

The Logue Library staff works diligently to help students succeed in their education mission... which subsequently is this college's orientation theme for the incoming and returning students..."Reach for the Stars." If you need help finding books or items in our catalog, feel free to contact us.. we are here to help you!

For example, if you search in our catalog you will get results which includes eBooks, Journals and Print Books in the following categories...

NASA                          over 47,142 results

Apollo 11                     over 2,449 results

Space Exploration       over 102,915 results

Astronauts                   over 3,992 results

Earth Science              over 268,622 results

Aeronautics                 over 28,436 results

You can also see some of the books mentioned in the topics listed above in our Science Books Page.

Remember students...All Chestnut Hill College staff, which includes the people at Logue Library are happy to help you, Reach for the Stars." of your future careers! 

Feel free to comment on this blog.  

What book listed above would you most likely read? 

Posted by J. Presley, Systems Management Librarian  
Special Thanks to Sister Mary Jo Larkin, Dean of Library and Info Resources for creating the display  

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Toni Morrison..."A True Writer of Many Words"

Read the words below and then we will discuss..
Someone leans near
And sees the salt your eyes have shed.
You wait, longing to hear
Words of reason, love or play
To lash or lull you toward the hollow day.
Silence kneads your fear
Of crumbled star-ash sifting down
Clouding the rooms here, here.
You shore up your heart to run. To stay.
But no sign or design marks the narrow way.
Then on your skin a breath caresses
The salt your eyes have shed.
And you remember a call clear, so clear
“You will never die again.”
Once more you know
You will never die again.

This beautiful poem was created by a writer who sadly passed away recently at the age of 88. She earned plenty of well-deserved accolades that included 26 awards, most notably the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Nobel Prize in Fiction.  

Who is this writer you may ask?…..well it's Toni Morrison.

And interestingly enough she did not pen her books with her real name, “Chloe Anthony Woffard,” I wondered about the name change, and my research reveals that she had a good reason.  She changed her first name to Toni because people kept mispronouncing Chloe, and followed it up with Morrison which was her married name.  In my opinion Toni Morrison was a perfect choice.

As a Librarian, I am amazed at the many pieces of literature Ms. Morrison contributed to this world. She wrote over 40 literary works giving insight into her world of a black person in America.

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

Here is a picture of the display created in Ms. Morrison’s honor.

If you search on the topic of Toni Morrison you will receive over 213 results in our catalog which includes over 5 eBooks and 18 Print Books on this popular author. 

Some of our books include:

You can also see some of the books mentioned in this blog on our Toni Morrison Tribute page.  
Feel free to comment on this blog.
What book listed above would you most likely read?
Posted by J Presley, Systems Management Librarian
Special Thanks to Sister Mary Jo Larkin, Dean for Library and Info Resources for creating the display.