All posts by Audrey Bokuniewicz

April is National Poetry Month!

The poem “Locksley Hall” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson notes, “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.”  This spring we would love to invite everyone to two poetry events, as March goes out, and April showers us with Easter, April Fools’ Day, and National Poetry Month!

From 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6, the Aurora Downtown Campus Library will host an Open-Mic Night in partnership with Aurora First Fridays – bring your favorite poetry, short stories, comedy, or music to present, or just listen and enjoy.  Cookies and coffee provided.

Poetry Out Loud! will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at Todd Library in Sugar Grove.  Recite your own, read a favorite, or just listen and enjoy!  Snacks provided.

For details, or to bring a class, please contact Kathy Bartel at or (630) 801-7900, ext. 4626.

Spotlight on Waubonsee Libraries: Far More Than You Expect! Thursday, April 12

Save the date!  Faculty and staff are invited to attend “Waubonsee Libraries:  Far More than You Expect!” 10-11 a.m. at Todd Library or 12-1 p.m. at Aurora Downtown Library on Thursday, April 12.

Please join us for the Support Staff Committee’s Spotlight Session on Waubonsee Libraries to learn about the library, new technology, and how to make the most of library resources to help students succeed!

Hope to see you there!




New! Research Made Easy with One Step “Articles” Search

Check it out!  The library’s new EBSCO Discovery Service will automatically search four research databases, limit the results to full-text, and note the database source for each article.  The four databases are:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • PsycINFO
  • Science Direct

We think it’s a great new resource!  To give it a try, go to the “Articles” tab on the library’s home page, and enter a topic in the search box under the words “Start Your Research:”

For the full A-Z list of research databases, click “Articles-Databases” under “Find” on the library’s home page, or use the direct link here:

Library Joins New Instructional Division, Welcomes New Dean

Today the Waubonsee Community College Libraries officially join our new division, led by Dr. Jonathan Paver, Assistant Vice President of Transfer and Developmental Education, and welcome our new Dean, Anita Moore, who starts today!

We would also like to take a moment to bid a fond farewell and best wishes to our old division, Online Learning and Instructional Support, led by Assistant Vice President, Dr. Renee Tonioni.

A Brief History of Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day, the third Monday in February, as we know it today, was first celebrated in 1971, after the 1968 passage of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act moved the observance of several federal holidays to Mondays.

Before then, Washington’s Birthday was celebrated on his actual birthday, February 22, and in Illinois, Lincoln’s Birthday was celebrated on his birthday, February 12.

For more information, check out this link to