Virginia Tech Develops the Better Stink Bug Trap!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou may not know this, but the brown marmorated stink bug is the unofficial mascot of Brown Library. Before the renovation, these destructive Asian natives were everywhere. We still get a few from time to time. Thank goodness Virginia Tech is on the case.Read the rest

Why We Weed Books

I just discovered the Awful Library Books blog today, and I think it’s going to be a guilty pleasure. We remove books from our shelves, a process librarians call weeding, that are no longer helpful to Virginia Western students (the same thing happens with e-books and articles in databases).… Read the rest

Don’t Miss Out on Foundation Scholarships! Apply Now.

What: Virginia Western Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: 4 p.m., May 16, 2014

Requirements: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, high school graduate or have a GED, and be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credits at Virginia Western in Fall 2014

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Many scholarships have additional requirements, so it is important to read each scholarship description carefully when applying.Read the rest

Feel Like a Raise? Visit the Library!

A new study finds that going to the the library for a year can make you feel like you have had a $2,282 raise. Go ahead, give yourself a raise; visit the library!

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New Book Highlights


Did you know there is a new book display in the library now? One of these new books is So You Want to Be a Teacher?: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century, by Janice Koch (call # LB1775 .K635 2009).… Read the rest