Eight Hours Is Not Enough

When I arrive to work at 7 a.m. things are pretty quiet.  After settling in (that includes coffee), I think about what I hope to accomplish in the next 8 hours.   Often, there are patron requests waiting.  Sometimes it's a light request, "What is the oldest building on campus", "Do you have any information about … Continue reading Eight Hours Is Not Enough


Cantigny in Wheaton, IL

Yesterday a group from our library visited Cantigny Park.  I've lived in Illinois all of my life and have never visited or even heard of this wonderful place. The gardens are lush and beautiful.  It's a mini version of Chicago Botanic Gardens although mini is perhaps the wrong word.  There is no feeling of "smallness" … Continue reading Cantigny in Wheaton, IL

The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock

"The wise man built his house upon the rock, the wise man built his house upon the rock....."  That childhood Sunday School song came to mind this week. The lower level of our library flooded last Friday during the night.  There was a pump failure and the lower level took on 2-4 inches of water. … Continue reading The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock

Words of Wisdom for a New Archivist

I have been University Archivist for a year now.  I'm in the "looking back-looking forward" phase.  Much has been accomplished in one thin year with the assistance of the librarians (and one very savvy student worker).  The digital repository is filling in nicely, there has been a heavy focus on increased awareness of the Archives … Continue reading Words of Wisdom for a New Archivist

The Olivet Nazarene University Archives will host an Open House on Sat., November 1st, from 3-5 p.m., for the University’s homecoming. The emphasis is on Olivet’s sports history and the aim is to connect with alumni who’d like to share their memories of sporting events. Our ultimate goal is a book about our school’s sports history. To share a story about Olivet’s sports history, go to archives@olivet.edu or Benner Library At Olivet Nazarene University on Facebook.

2014 Aurora Posted

This year's Aurora yearbook has been posted on Digital Commons at http://digitalcommons.olivet.edu/arch_yrbks/101 today.  The previous 100 years of Auroras were scanned by the Internet Archive and posted there under a grant agreement as well as being posted on Digital Commons @ Olivet.  The 2014 Aurora is downloadable as a complete file as well as separate section files; e.g., … Continue reading 2014 Aurora Posted