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A common interest in graphic novels leads to improved grade and research connection

When Craig Finlay (above, left) first met Nicole Hassinger (above,right) at the reference desk, she had an interesting question. 


"We started a rapport because she was also looking for sources relating to a paper about the cartoonist Jhonen Vasquez," said Finlay.  "I am fan of comics and even recently donated a Vasquez book to the library as part of the graphic novel collection I'm trying to grow.  So any time a student expresses interest in the medium it makes me very happy." (link to full story

E-Readers Available for Checkout
Librarians earn LSTA grant to build e-Reader collection

Thanks to a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awarded to Schurz Librarians Vincci Kwong and Susan Thomas, the Library has the following eReaders available for two-week checkouts:

    Kindle Fire (3 copies)
    Kindle Paperwhite (2 copies)
    Nook HD+ (3 copies)
    iPad mini (2 copies)

Additional information about the eReader checkout program can be found at: 

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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.

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