Former Director Jim Mullins (now Dean of Libraries, Purdue University), Dean Vicki Bloom, and former Dean Michele Russo celebrate the Library's anniversary at a reception March 25. 
(photo: John Russo)

Library Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Former Library Leaders Jim Mullins and Michele Russo shared memories and experiences


The Franklin D. Schurz Library celebrated 25 years of student engagement with a reception March 25. Former library leaders Jim Mullins and Michele Russo were on hand to discuss their time at the Library and their memories of the construction and move. Dean Vicki Bloom also gave a presentation on the Library's future. A video of the presentation will be available on the library's speaker series webpage  later this month.  The Library's 25th anniversary committee also created a slide show featuring old photos and quotes from the campus community. This slide show can be viewed here.


Russo Scholarship & Library Prize Winners Announced 
Join us in celebration on April 18, 3:30 to 4:30, 5th floor atrium


Congratulations to Jasmine Allen and Brianna Hensley, recipients of the Michele C. Russo Library Student Worker Scholarship; and Lexi Millard, winner of the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research.  


Library Prize winner Lexi Millard's winning paper "'The Long Misery' - Troubled Masculinity in Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome" is from Jake Mattox's English L352 course, American Literature 1865-1914: National Identities.


Scholarship winner Jasmine Allen has worked at the circulation desk for five years. She is hoping to graduate with a degree in elementary education in the spring of 2016. "I am so very grateful for the Michele C. Russo Scholarship" she said. 


Scholarship winner Brianna Hensley works as an assistant in Government Publications. She is a dental hygiene major and will graduate in May 2015.


Please help us celebrate at a reception this Friday, April 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the 5th floor atrium.  Light refreshments will be served.


Alexander Street Databases Cover a wide variety of topics

The library now subscribes to wide a variety of streaming video collections, thanks to a university-wide agreement with Alexander Street Press. New streaming video collections include:


*            Art and Architecture in Video

*            Black Studies in Video

*            Dance in Video

*            Meet the Press

*            Music Online: Opera in Video

*            Rehabilitation Therapy in Video

*            Silent Film Online

*            Theatre in Video

*            World History in Video

*            World Newsreels Online: 1929-1966







Book Donations Needed
Help us grow our library

Got Books?  Are you working to unclutter your home or office?  

The Franklin D. Schurz Library will gladly accept your gently used books, graphic novels, as well as unwanted DVDs.  Your donations help build the Library's collection and raise funds for new materials through a partnership with Better World Books.  The Schurz Library also accepts and greatly appreciates donations of current textbooks (2010-present).   Please contact Susan Thomas, Head of Collection Services for more information at or 574-520-5500.  Donations to the Library are tax-deductible.

Franklin D. Schurz Library
Vicki Bloom, Dean of Library Services
Julie Elliott, Library Newsletter Editor
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