Wednesday, April 24, 2013

National Library Week

Every year the American Library Association (ALA) sponsors National Library Week to celebrate libraries and what happens in them! This year that week was April 14-20. The theme this year, Communities Matter @ Your Library was especially applicable to us at Waggoner Library as being an integral part of the Trevecca community is so important to us!

As part of this celebration, we use library week as a time to celebrate our community's authors with our Trevecca Author's Celebration. The faculty, as well as guests, took time out to acknowledge and learn about the writing that has been done from within our gifted community.All faculty and administrators who published during this academic year were recognized. In particular Tammy Daughtry, Dr. Michael Karounos and Dr. Richard Parrott were featured. Each of these talented authors took time to speak about their books and to be honored for their accomplishments.View Trevecca Authors online to see a complete list of works.

Thursday, April 11, 2013


This weekend around 2,000 middle and high school students will descend upon Trevecca to participate in this year's Top Nazarene Talent.  This 27th annual event for the teens of the Nazarene Southeast region allows them to showcase their God-given talents and compete in diverse events including Bible quizzing, vocal and instrumental music, sports, art, speech, and creative writing and ministries.  It's encapsulating theme can be summed up:  "From God, For God."  

Let us give a warm welcome to all of these teenagers who may one day be some of our students, or who knows, maybe even a colleague.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

National Poetry Month

What better time than spring, with its new beginnings, blooming plants, and warmer temperatures, to celebrate poetry!  The month of April was established as National Poetry Month in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets.  Visit their website to find out more about National Poetry Month, including many creative ways to celebrate.

 For additional online resources related to poetry and National Poetry Month, check out  The Link: National Poetry Month from ipl2 (Internet Public Library).   You can find helpful resources on teaching poetry, Civil War poetry, poetry for children, slam poetry, and found poetry (see website for definitions).

Waggoner Library has resources for National Poetry Month as well.  The following are just a sample of available materials:

Bringing poetry alive: a guide to classroom practice

Double shadow

Mirror, mirror: a book of reversible verse

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Lexis-Nexis-Still relevant

We believe that when you put information and technology into the right hands, you give people the power to shape the world.

The above quote found on the LexisNexis® website describes the goal of this iconic research database. LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of legal and news related resources designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. 40 years ago LexisNexis® pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services.  Recently CNBC highlighted LexisNexis® in a feature story about tax fraud in the state of Georgia.  You can view the story here. Trevecca students use LexisNexis® to view the Tennessee State Law Codes, keep up with legal news locally as well as globally.  Begin your search on LexisNexis® here.