The “Library Urban Dictionary”

Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed at the many different terms used by librarians? Does it sound like a different language? Fear not, this handy A-Z blog is designed by librarians to help you understand the complex and (sometimes dry) language used by librarians today. A.) Academic Journal- A single, field-specific publication that consists of […]

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On Display: Donations to HPU Libraries

Here at HPU Libraries, we often receive donations from faculty, former students, and members of the community. These donations can provide unique materials and help us develop areas of the collection we may not otherwise be able to. In 2018, HPU Libraries processed nearly 1,500 donated items for addition to Smith Library’s collection; in this […]

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Oscars 2019: The Best Picture Nominations

Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images   Blog post by Josh Harris, Media Services Librarian If you have ever visited Smith Library’s lower level you will know that we have offer a film collection. Students can use their HPU passport to check out up to three at a time. With so many choices, however, it can […]

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On Display: Mononymous: Famous Enough for Just One Name

-Blog post by Melinda Pennington, Evening Librarian Mononymous.  Hard to pronounce, but easy to understand.  When a person has reached the point of fame or infamy at which they are recognized by just one name, they become mononymous. We can all name dozens of such people throughout history. From Tutankhamen to Shakespeare to Madonna, mononymous […]

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3D Printing at HPU Libraries: What will you Create?

by Bryan Nicholls, ILL Assistant The term “3D printing” gets tossed around a lot in modern conversation. Most of us have a very basic understanding about what 3D printing is; we know that a 3D printer creates more tangible products than a standard printer. It’s a pretty cool idea just to think about. Popular television […]

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On Display: Explore Dystopian Fiction

OED Online: Dystopia, noun: “An imaginary place or condition in which everything is as bad as possible” (i.e. the opposite to Utopia) Dystopian societies are one of the most popular settings in fiction literature. Stories set in dystopias often deal with themes like totalitarian governments, environmental devastation, corporatism, dehumanization, and the negative consequences of technological […]

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Bond. James Bond.

by Andrew Fair, Evening Reference Librarian The introductory line is unmistakable.  “My name is Bond. James Bond.”  Immediately, we know that we are in the company of the James Bond, British agent 007, the suave and confident fictional character created by British author Ian Fleming.  The Bond character has featured in novels, short stories, TV […]

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On Display: “I Have A Dream.” MLK Day 2019

MLK Day 2019 is approaching, and HPU has planned an exciting weekend full of events and service opportunities to celebrate. According to HPU’s web page for service learning, “In the last four years, with the help of over 1000 volunteers, we served on 70 projects at over 20 different locations throughout High Point”–and this year will […]

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Make a Christmas Wish at Smith Library

by HPU Libraries Staff The holidays are a special time for many reasons. Quality time with family and friends, religious traditions, snow on the ground, and at HPU, our unforgettable Community Christmas are just the beginning. December is a time to reflect on the year you’ve had, learn from your mistakes and celebrate your successes. […]

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