Category Archives: Did you Know?

Our browsing collection is back!

The librarians have ordered a small group of paperbacks from a variety of subjects/genres that we think may be of interest. So far we have included both popular and classic novels as well as some nonfiction and biography. Sample titles include: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon, The Time Machine/The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, and No One Here Gets Out Alive by Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugerman. Stop by and pick up a summer read today!

National Photo Month

May is National Photo Month! According to Community Arts and Media Project in St. Louis, MO. ( “In 1987, as recognized by the US Congress, our industry started celebrating May as National Photo Month…. A full 31 days to promote the joy and benefits of photography.” Check out the Todd Library’s display of books and journals on and about photography and photographers. View the “Photo of the Day” here. Pick up tips and tricks here. Or browse over 110,000 images in our ArtStor database!

April is National Poetry Month

What do Rita Dove, Robert Frost and Charles Simic all have in common? They have all been Poet Laureate of the United States! According to the poetry lovers at, “National Poetry Month was established by the Academy of American Poets as a month-long, national celebration of poetry. The concept was to increase the attention paid-by individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our poetic heritage, and to poetry books and magazines. In the end, we hoped to achieve an increase in the visibility, presence, and accessibility of poetry in our culture.” Here at the Todd Library, check out our display of old favorites and new faces. Take a poem for “Poem in your Pocket” Day, April 17. Read the poem of the day. Enjoy!

“Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.” Charles Simic

Late Night at the Todd Library

You’re invited!

Thursday, April 17 — 9 PM until midnight

Join us for an extra long and fun night at the library–

  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Help with research and using library resources
  • Conversation with faculty and fellow students
  • Win a prize
  • Play a little Wii
  • Oh, by the way, you can study, too!

New Medical Reference/E-Reference

Check out our newest addition available in print in our Reference section and online as an e-reference source:

Magill’s Medical Guide

Library Journal Review: “The content in this critically acclaimed five-volume set, now in its fourth edition, has been evaluated by a panel of medical consultants and then updated by experts or re-edited to ensure currency and accuracy. The guide now includes over 1000 essays, ranging in length from 500 to 3500 words; more than 400 photographs and drawings; and 644 sidebars and tables. The new edition introduces particularly current subject areas such as facial transplantation and avian influenza (bird flu), as well as 44 “In the News” sidebars that evaluate recent media stories about ongoing research and experimental treatments. Counting among the topics covered are the dangerous side effects of Ambien and other sleep aids, new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer, and Iraq War-related diseases. Also noteworthy is the addition of “Symptoms and Warning Signs” and a “Pharmaceutical List” surveying brand-name and generic drugs. Special features include the “Alphabetical List of Contents” in every volume, “Entries by Specialties and Related Fields,” and “Entries by Anatomy or System Affected.” There is also a glossary of medical terms, a list of almost 900 “Diseases and Other Medical Conditions,” an appendix detailing the training and duties of various health-care providers, a list of medical journals, a “General Bibliography and Web Site Directory,” a helpful resource list, and a comprehensive subject index. For each disease and disorder, a concise information box lists causes, symptoms, duration, and treatments, which allows readers quick-reference access.”