“Making a Home, and a Haven for Books”

August 11, 2007

“…And so, in defiance of the end of reading and the printed word, in the teeth of the empire of chain stores that stretches to every corner of the retail world…” 

If you love old books, you will enjoy this article by Jim Dwyer from today’s New York Times!

 As it is not freely available through the NYT website, the best way to access it online is through the Library’s ProQuest Newspapers database.

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“A List without Libraries”

August 8, 2007

The Top 100 Tools for Learning includes a variety of online resources,  

“…But online library resources, which would seem like a good fit for e-learners, are notably absent from the master list. What gives? …”

To read more, please read this from today’s Chronicle of Higher Education @

http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/2288/a-list-without-libraries

“Libraries offer big returns”

August 7, 2007

“Research assesses $16 million benefit to local communities”.

To find out how libraries generate income for their community and enable locals to save on books and other items they might otherwise purchase, check out this article @

 http://www.timesleader.com/news/20070807_07libraries_mg_ART.html.

Book Bandit Robbing Libraries

August 7, 2007

“Librarians throughout Colorado suspect a prolific book bandit checked out and attempted to sell thousands of books, tapes and DVDs.”

To find out more about this case of library larceny, check out this article @ http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/08/05/national/main3135122.shtml

“Far from Par”

August 4, 2007

To learn more about an innovative program to assist youngsters with autism, please read Students with autism learn game, skills @

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkxNDMmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTcx 

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Venezuela’s four-legged mobile libraries

August 4, 2007

“A university in Venezuela is using a novel method to take books into remote communities and encourage people to read….” 

To find out more, look @ Venezuela’s four-legged mobile libraries @ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/6929404.stm

More Weiner Library Reading Room photos

July 31, 2007

To see more Weiner Reference Reading Room photos,  please go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/10844584@N08/

or just go to Flickr and search for Kathy Stein Smith (be sure to select “people”) or “Weiner Library” and select “photos”.

Gene for left-handedness is found

July 31, 2007

Are you left-handed, or do you know someone who is?  If so, check the latest news in 

Gene for left-handedness is found @

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6923577.stm 

It is often said that lefties are more creative, and indeed, lefties are represented in many areas, ranging from the fine arts to politics and sports.   

Famous lefties include Bach, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Clinton, Paul Mc Cartney, Leonardo Da Vinci, Bill Gates, Drew Carey, Jerry Seinfeld, Alexander the Great, Angelina Jolie, and many more. 

Lefties are also well-represented here at Weiner!

Weiner Library’s Reference Reading Room

July 25, 2007

Weiner Library’s Reference Reading Room

Overlooking the beautiful Hackensack River in historic Bergen County, NJ, the Reference Reading Room is the quiet study area of FDU’s Weiner Library.

What do the most successful business leaders read, and why?

July 25, 2007

Have you ever wondered what the most successful and influential CEOs read?  Does what we read really impact on our career success?  If you would like to read more,  please take a look at C.E.O. Libraries Reveal Keys to Success @

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/21/business/21libraries.html?em&ex=1185508800&en=15a57a9c7a654a42&ei=5087%0A