Putting The New York Times in the Classroom

You may have seen the news that the Lenoir-Rhyne libraries provides students with full-text access to the New York Times. If you haven't, you'll want to access this first. See how here:

Otherwise, I wanted to take a minute to share the additional resource that is included with our institutional subscription. You now also have access to the New York Times In Education site, which provides both educators and students the ability to make the most of’s digital 24/7 content.  This includes faculty contributions, curated New York Times articles, custom news alerts, co-curricular activities, and weekly digests in several major subject areas, including Environmental Sciences, Psychology, Population Health, Leadership and more making this afruitful resource for faculty on the Asheville campus. Articles are curated and categorized by discipline (and also tagged with learning outcomes!) to be used as discussion starters, evidence for trends, and/or just a good representation of…

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September is an exciting month: whether you are going back to school, taking full advantage of the end of summer, or taking a mini-vacation over Labor Day weekend, September is always busy and always fun.

To add to all the excitement, September is also National Library Card Sign-Up month!

All Lenoir-Rhyne students are automatically added to the college's library system, but did you know that the local county library systems have great resources that you can access with a public library card? Find out about some of the resources available through surrounding county libraries below:

Buncombe County Libraries

Buncombe County Libraries has 13 branches across the county including the BC Law library. Patrons can also access outstanding digital resources such as learning tutorials, the Foundation Center grant database (in-library use only), and the Chilton Library on auto repair and mainentance.

Catawba County Libraries

Catawba County Libraries' Art @ the Library initiative i…

Library Resources in Nonprofit Management

In my past "library life," I helped library patrons with their questions in nonprofit human serving organizations. There are many, many publications and resources that I looked at frequently to help them with their research around nonprofit management and administration. While some are open to use on the world wide web, others are quite expensive. Luckily, many of these are available to you through the libraries of Lenoir Rhyne University. You can access these resources while on campus (Asheville, Hickory, and Columbia) or login with your id and password. [username: lastname pw: the letters ‘lr’ followed by your LR ID number with no leading zeroes For example: lr123456]

(Descriptions are adapted from publisher websites)

Stanford Social Innovation Review 
Presents the best ideas in nonprofit management, philanthropy & corporate citizenship.

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ), peer-reviewed and published bi-monthly…

New Databases to Explore

Just a quick post on some of the new databases available to Lenoir-Rhyne students (undergraduate and graduate) through the library starting this summer!

Consumer Reports rigorously tests over 5,000 products a year to provide unbiased reports that help you choose what to buy. The magazine has been published by Consumer Union since 1930, and is "dedicated to unbiased product testing, consumer-oriented research, public education, and advocacy." Recommended for MBA students.

GreenFILEoffers information "covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. The EBSCO database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 880,000 records and full-text to over 13,000 articles from scholarly, government, and general interest titles that include content on global warming, pollution, and sustainability topics. Recommended for Sustainability Studies and Public Health students.

History Study Centerprovides over 40,000 digitized primary and secondary documents and articles, suppleme…

Some Great Online Resources for Counseling and Allied Areas

Government Websites National Institute of Mental Health

I mentioned National Institute of Mental health in my last blog entry, but this resource bears repeating. Their tagline, “Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses,” says a lot. It is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders and promotes a prevention-based outlook.

Go here for - continuing education, research news on science and mental health, informational reference pages, statistics. You can also learn about their many research areas and funding opportunities as well as how to join a study.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

“The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental…

Accessing Premium Electronic Resources After Graduation (Counseling)

After graduation, accessing peer reviewed journal articles may not be at the top of your to do list. However, there may come a time when staying connected to the literature may be essential to success in your career.

For North Carolina residents, you can access some of the same databases that you were able to access at Lenoir Rhyne. All you need to do is apply for a library card at your local public library. Once you have a library card, you can access NC Live from your library’s website or go . If you aren’t physically at your library, you’ll need to login by choosing your local library and entering your id number on your library card.
Once you’ve arrived at, you can go ahead and search in the main search box. You can also search specific databases. For this example, I am going to highlight a few key databases. You can get to these by either clicking Browse All (A to Z) or Browse by Subject. We are going to look at resources under the major subjects: Psych…

Meet Your New Librarian

It’s been over a year since there were two librarians here at LR-AVL, but that time has finally come to an end. On May 15th, 2018, I joined Rachel in the library office outside the computer lab (Room 322).
So please let me introduce myself:

In my time at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities I did frequent reference work related to social work, behavioral health, leadership development and just about everything related to nonprofit administration.
My office hours for the month are posted outside the library office. Usually, one of the librarians is here Monday through Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m.

Drop-in reference help (and some technology support) is always available, but I strongly suggest making an appointment with me to ensure I am available. Email or call to set up an appointment! Heather Propsom email – phone - 828.407.4259
As always, feel free to reach out to our cohorts on the Hickory campus. They keep more regular hours and are happy to help you via p…