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HighWire Newsletter: April 2017
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Introducing...QuickSearch!


Many of you are already using our newest search tool!  QuickSearch is a “discovery” option that searches the library’s book catalog, EBSCO databases, and other online collections—Credo Reference, JSTOR, Knovel, and more—simultaneously.  You may also use QuickSearch in place of Journal Finder to locate the library’s journal and magazine holdings.  Try it today!  (A QuickSearch box sits at the top of the A-to-Z database list on the library's website.)  You’ll save time by searching many collections at once, and you might discover resources that you wouldn’t have found if you’d limited your research to a single database.  Student and faculty reactions to QuickSearch have been positive so far!  If you have questions or suggestions about the tool, please contact Susan Krall (x1457) or complete the feedback form that appears in the top right corner of every QuickSearch screen.

World War I Lecture by President Strikwerda


On Tuesday, April 11, at 7:00pm in the Winter’s Alcove, Dr. Carl Strikwerda will discuss the significance of the United States’ entry into World War I.  (This month marks the 100th anniversary of this historic event.)  Dr. Strikwerda is a specialist in modern European history and the history of globalization.  He has published three books and more than 30 articles on international history.  A dessert reception will follow his lecture.  The evening will also feature a display of graphic design works on “World War I and America” from students in Dr. Katherine Hughes’ Visual Communications course.  This free program is part of a series of events for the “World War I and America” exhibition that will visit the campus in February 2018, courtesy of a grant awarded to the High Library and the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking.  Please contact Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh (x1506) with any questions about the lecture or the exhibition.

Student Haiku Contest


We’re celebrating National Poetry Month and National Library Week (April 9-15) with a poetry-themed raffle contest!  To enter, simply write a haiku and then post it to the library’s Facebook page.  Don’t forget to “like” us, too, for your chance to win an Amazon gift card!  We’ll announce the winner in May.  If you’re searching for inspiration, check out some famous Japanese haiku.  (You may also email your poem directly to Josh Cohen for inclusion in the raffle.)

Additional April Programs


Tuesday, April 4, 6:00pm-9:00pm – Knit-In
Connect with fellow knitters and crocheters at this de-stress event in the library (Level 2).  Stitch2Serve welcomes all skill levels.  If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, the club’s members will teach you!  Materials are provided.  Contribute to the club’s new service project, or work on your own creations.  Sponsors: High Library; Occupational Therapy Department; Stitch2Serve

Wednesday, April 5, 6:30pm-9:30pm – Gaming Night
Gather your friends to play Apples to Apples, Life, Risk, Ultimate Werewolf, and other board and card games in the library (Level 2).  Sponsors: Elizabethtown Games Club; High Library

Thursday, April 6, 5:00pm-6:00pm – Shakespeare Reading
Share your favorite monologue or poem by the Bard at this informal reading for students, faculty, and staff in the library (Level 3).  Contact Josh Cohen (x1453) with any questions.  Sponsors: English Department; High Library

Tuesday, April 25, 7:00pm-7:45pm – Meditation Group
Join Dr. Jeffery Long in a meditation session in the library’s Tower Room (Level 4).  Please dress comfortably and arrive before 7:00pm.  Sponsors: High Library; Religious Studies Department
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