What do we do with old books?

Other than love and appreciate them, that is! Librarians are often asked how to determine the value of a book or a book collection. The scenario is simple: baby boomers want to downsize, they have books left from their parents or their grandparents and they want the books to have a good home, or they […]

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Michael Ingram Retires after 30 Years at HPU Libraries

Mike Ingram came to work at Smith Library in 1987 but more importantly he graduated from High Point College in 1977. After getting a MFA from Arkansas State in English, he taught as an adjunct. While finishing library school in 1987, he worked at UNCG and later applied for the Head of Technical Services position […]

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HPU Libraries Lead: Celebrate National Library Week 2018

This year, April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. HPU Libraries join libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through transformative services, programs and expertise. Academic libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging […]

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Books We Love: A Confederacy of Dunces

“When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.” – Jonathan Swift A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole Meet Ignatius J. Reilly, (think “Comic Book Guy” from the Simpsons) a 30-year-old, aspiring writer who lives in his mother’s basement in […]

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First Time Out: Academy Awards for Directorial Debuts

  With 2017’s Get Out earning four Oscar nominations (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay) and winning the Best Original Screenplay award for first-time writer-director Jordan Peele, the Academy is showing a resolute appreciation for original storytelling and biting cinematic satire. Jordan Peele is best known for his work on the Comedy […]

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Cold War Spies: Licensed to Chill!

At the end of World War II the wartime alliance that had existed between America, Britain and Russia broke apart. The allies that had successfully defeated Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan, split into their two ideological camps, with the Russian communists in deadly competition with western capitalist nations. The term “cold war” came […]

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