The Archivist’s Nook: Rare opportunities at Rare Books

Our guest blogger is Alexus Eudell, a graduate student in Library and Information Science (LIS) at the Catholic University of America, who completed her LIS practicum at the Rare Books in the Summer of 2023. I began my internship with the Rare Books department with Alex Audziayuk, the Rare Books Librarian, on June 7, 2023. Read More

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Mullen It Over – September Issue

The September issue of Mullen It Over is now out. View the full post for more information.

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Making Better Decisions

Making better decisions is a concern we all have. In The Yellow Pad: Making Better Decisions in an Uncertain World, Robert Rubin, former U.S. Treasury Secretary and co-chairman of Goldman Sachs, offers this guide for anyone looking to make better decisions in life, work and public policy against the backdrop of a fundamentally uncertain world. Read More

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The Archivist’s Nook: Consequor – Rare Books Acquisitions, 2022-2023

Several previous blog posts have highlighted select rare book acquisitions via purchase on an annual basis since the department joined Special Collections in 2019. The most recent reporting year, which ended April 30, 2023, saw three very significant additions. This was assisted in part by the welcome promotion of Alex Audziayuk from Rare Books Technician, Read More

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Summer Mullen Library Exhibit: Spotlight on Success

On display in the May Gallery now is our Summer 2023 exhibit, Spotlight on Success: Luminary Alumni. Since its founding in 1887 as a graduate institution, The Catholic University of America has added many new programs and concentrations. Our student body has grown to include more undergraduates and the student body has become much more Read More

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Read Today’s Major Newspapers Online

Members of the University community often ask our staff about three leading newspapers: “How can I read The Washington Post or The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal online.” The University Libraries provides access to all these newspapers and more, but finding these news sources among our many electronic resources can be challenging.  Read More

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The Archivist’s Nook: Art Students at Work: Creating an Online Exhibit with Prints from Catholic University’s Special Collections

WORKERS: Exploring Labor in the Strishock Print Collection  is an online exhibition resulting from the collaborative work between students in the Art History Department at Catholic University and Special Collections. The idea of working collaboratively was central to my course Museum & Gallery Practices Today, which introduces students to various aspects of gallery and museum practices through a participatory methodology that seeks to foster collaboration, creativity, and criticality.

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The Archivist’s Nook: Catholic U’s Centenary Alum and Scholar – Karl M. Schmitt

Kentucky born Karl Michael Schmitt (1922- ), a recent centenarian and alumnus of Catholic University, is a distinguished scholar and teacher on Latin American studies. Special Collections, which includes University Archives, is fortunate to have a small but important collection of Dr. Schmitt’s materials, mostly photographs, documenting his World War II era time on campus, Read More

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Life Worth Living: A Guide to What Matters Most

Convocation is almost here so we thought we would share with you an inspirational book. In Life Worth Living: A Guide to What Matters Most, Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, and Ryan McAnnally-Linz offer a guide to defining and creating a flourishing life. The book is based on their popular class at Yale. Religious thinkers and philosophers consulted include Jesus, Socrates, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Dalai Lama, Ida B. Wells, Friedrich Nietzsche and others. The book provides readers with jumping-off points, road maps, and habits of reflection for determining the meaning in their lives and where things need to change.

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Introducing Scopus

Scopus is an abstract and citation database of more than 77.8 million records from more than 5,000 international publishers that provides an overview of the world’s peer-reviewed research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social science and arts and humanities. It includes books, chapters, articles-in-press, conference papers, data papers, editorials, and patents. Training Read More

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