Friday, October 26, 2012

Print to Digital - Shifts in Journal Formats

Last week the icon news magazine, Newsweek announced that it would end it's print edition in December.  It will be accessed in a digital form on tablet devices such as the iPad, on the web and some limited content appearing in the online news aggregator, the Daily Beast.   Newsweek joins another icon news magazine - U. S. News & World Report which ceased it print format in Dec. 2010.  U.S. News is now only accessible online.  Read more about this from the Wall Street Journal.

What does that mean for you as a Trevecca student?  You'll still have the content as we'll continue to make that available through our electronic resources but there will no longer be a print copy kept in the library.  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Clergy Appreciation Month

October is Clergy (or Pastor) Appreciation Month.  The following description is taken from  Thriving Pastor was established by Focus on the Family to support clergy and their families.

"Clergy Appreciation Month is a special time that congregations set aside each year to honor their pastors and pastoral families for the hard work, sacrificial dedication and multiple blessings provided by these special people. It is typically scheduled in October, but can be held at any time that is convenient for the church and the community. It is also important to remember that appreciation, affirmation and prayer support of our spiritual leaders is appropriate throughout the entire year."

Waggoner Library has many resources for pastors. We have sermon or study helps as well as a variety of materials covering topics such as clergy burnout, leading worship, connecting with parents, and personal spiritual formation.  We have books, DVDs, print journals, and databases for searching for journal articles in the area of religion.

Here is just a sample of some of the materials available at Waggoner Library:

The first 100 days : a pastor's guide
Quantum ministry: how pastors can make the leap
Clergy burnout: recovering from the 70-hour work week
The new pastor's guide to leading worship
Parents and pastors
The pastor's guide to personal spiritual formation
The pastor's guide to effective preaching
Children's ministry (Journal)
Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling (Journal)
Journal of Youth Ministry (Journal)
Preacher's Magazine (Journal)
ATLA Religion Database

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Poem for Fall

In honor of the memory of Dr. Elva McAllaster (Dr. Mac), one of my favorite professors at my alma mater Greenville College, I am quoting from memory a poem she wrote. Two of our professors set this poem to music and the GC choir and band performed it my freshman year:

This morning!

This morning!

This stained-glass-glory morning!

Light sings –

Calls –


Cries in anthem

Great organ chords made visible

And amen

And amen

Light scattered all across this stained-glass-glory morning

Light that He made

Light that He is


On beautiful fall mornings such as this, I remember Dr. Mac and this poem.

Does poetry inspire you? If so, you might want to explore some poetry journals in Waggoner Library. Here’s a list of some of the journals we have in print:

Beloit Poetry Journal

Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review

Tar River Poetry


Tin Horse

Or you can look at these electronic journals; just search on the Trevecca Library web site ( under "Journal Title":

Crazy horse

The Paris Review

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Life Magazine

 Many of you may recognize the young girl who sits second to the left in this photograph by her smile.  This is a picture of Anne Frank taken in 1937 by the mother of one her playmates.  An article in the Oct. 12, 1959 issue of Life Magazine entitled The Sequel to a Sandbox Snapshot relays what happened to the other girls in the picture.

Included in the periodicals collection of Waggoner Library you will find bound issues of Life Magazine 1937-2009.  Stop by and browse the volumes which are rich with photographs and stories which emphasize the publication's motto "to see Life; see the World". 

Image provided by Anne Frank Foundation/Anne Frank House via Getty Images

Monday, October 8, 2012

Trevecca’s Thrasher Archives, located on the ground floor of Waggoner Library, houses documents and artifacts of historical significance to the university. Currently on display in the archives’ reading room are Eleanor Hardy Burrows’ Trevecca diplomas and several photographs taken while she was a student. Burrows, a career educator in Nashville public schools, graduated from Trevecca Demonstration School (1933), Trevecca High School (1937), and Trevecca Nazarene College (1939). Chester E. Hardy, M.D., Burrows’ uncle, became president of Trevecca following the death of its founder, J. O. McClurkan, and served three different terms as president, 1915-1919, 1920-1925, and 1928-1936. Nathan and Ozella Hardy, Burrows’ parents, managed Trevecca’s farm, which employed students and supplied food to the school.  Because of her loyalty to Trevecca and generous financial contribution, Trevecca Nazarene University’s Hardy Alumni Center, which was completed in March 2011, was named after Burrows and members of her family.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Films on Demand

Did you know that as a Trevecca student, staff member, or faculty/administrator, you have 24/7 access to thousands of  videos and video segments produced by quality educational producers?  Waggoner Library's subscription to Films on Demand offers streaming video of over 7,000 full-length videos and over 78,000 video segments by publishers such as Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, PBS and the BBC.  Closed captioning is available for hundreds of these titles.  To access Films on Demand:
  • Go to the library web site:
  • On the right-hand side, select the link which says "Electronic Resources."
  • Here you can select the link that says, "Looking for databases by name: Click Here"
  • Select F and click on Films on Demand - Films Media Group
  • Once in Films on Demand, you can type a keyword, phrase, or program name in the search box at the top of the screen. 
  • Use the drop-down menu to select "By Segments" to search by segments within a video or use the default search "By Titles" to search by video title.
  • Many, but not all, of the Films on Demand titles can also be searched from the "Search Library" box on the library's home page.
You can also include a link to a Films on Demand title into a Power Point or into a course management system such as Connect.
  • To link to an individual title, copy the link as plain text as opposed to setting it as a web link
  • Use the Title URL or Segment URL located on the View Video page below the video player and NOT the URL displayed in your web browser's address bar

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month(NBCAM) organization is a partnership of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to screening services. Since its inception a quarter century ago, NBCAM has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issue.

Here at Waggoner Library we celebrate with two of our librarians who are breast cancer survivors.  Judy Bivens, IRC librarian, is 30 years cancer free and Ruth Kinnersley, our library director, is  5 years cancer free!
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