Also Elsewhere on Campus: “Super Size Me” director Spurlock to speak.


From the press release:

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock to speak at Bryant

Best known for “Super Size Me,” Spurlock’s talk is the first event of the new Student Arts and Speaker Series.

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, director of “Super Size Me,” a documentary that examined the health effects of eating nothing but McDonald’s for a month, will present a talk on Tuesday, September 23, at 7 p.m. in Janikies Theatre. The event is sponsored by the new Student Arts and Speaker Series (SASS).

Students and staff members can pickup tickets in the Center for Student Involvement on the third floor of the Bryant Center. Members of the community can reserve tickets beginning on Monday, September 21 by calling (401) 232-6160.

Click here or here for more information about the event and related programs.


Elsewhere on campus: “Deadliest Catch” producer to speak


From the press release:

7 P.M.

Paul Gasek will speak about his experiences as an executive producer for the Discovery Channel and discuss the role of television in promoting the study of nature. He is an Emmy award winning executive producer and the senior science editor for the Discovery Channel. He has overseen hundreds of hours of programming, including “Deadliest Catch,” “Discovery Project Earth,” and “Engineering the Universe,” to name a few. The current projects that he will discuss and show clips from include “Global Warming: What You Need to Know” with Tom Brokaw and “Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy,” a work-in-progress series on searching for valuable shipwrecks.

They don’t let me out of the library very often, but I’ll have to make an effort to get over and check this out.

New audio book on MP3!


Our newest audio book from McNaughton, 7th Heaven by James Patterson and Maxene Paetro, read by Carolyn McCormick, is now available for your listening pleasure (here’s the HELIN catalog listing).  But we’re trying a little something different with this one… we’ve uploaded it on to one of our MP3 players, allowing you to listen to the book wherever you go.  If you’re interested in giving this a listen, just ask for it at the circulation desk, and we’ll be happy to check it out for you.  Just like our other, um, bookless(?) MP3 players, the loan period is 3 days, but you can renew if necessary.

And if you do check this out, be sure to tell us what you think, and if you’d like us to try this with future audio titles.


Back to the future? Nope. That’s definitely the past.


Here’s a blast from the past for faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as a look for current students into the way things used to be… a video tour of Bryant’s former Edith M. Hodgson Memorial Library, located over in the Unistructure in the area now occupied by ACE and Faculty Suite J!

Follow these instructions to watch the video on VBrick, Bryant’s streaming media portal:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in using your email name (without the @bryant part) and password.
  3. Click “Video Library.”
  4. Select “Bryant_Self_Produced” file.
  5. Select “Historical Videos.”
  6. Click on “Hodgson Library Tour.”
  7. Grab some popcorn and a tasty beverage (where applicable), sit back, and relive decades past.

Remember, all Video On Demand (VOD) titles are available for viewing by current Bryant University faculty, staff, and students only.


My space, your space, we all scream for MySpace


Some of the information in this post may be out of date. Please speak to a librarian for more up to date information. 

The Krupp Library’s MySpace page is famous!  It got a mention in an article about libraries using social networking sites than ran in the December 2007 issue of College and Research Libraries News, a trade publication for, well, college and research libraries.

The article, written by Cliff Landis, a reference librarian at Valdosta State University in Georgia, had this to say about us:

“Bryant University Library: This library uses a similar color scheme as the library’s Web page to brand its presence, provides ample linking to library services and even has a cell phone number to text message a librarian.”

Only a few other pages/sites were mentioned, so for us to get name dropped like this is a pretty big deal.   If you haven’t visited the page yet, then go ahead already!

Bibliographic info:

Landis, C. (2007). Social networking sites: Getting friendly with our users. College and Research Libraries News, 68(11), 709-712.