Monday, March 20, 2017

Library Offers "Fake News" Convo Series

The Library will be hosting a series of convos on ‘fake news’ next Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (March 27th, 29th , 31st) at 10 a.m. Topics of discussion include tips for evaluating fake news, accessing the NYT and an introduction to Wikipedia writing and editing. All convos fall under the category of Global Citizenship, Leadership, Diversity, and the Professions.

See Below for dates, times, locations, and descriptions:

Keepin' It Real: Tips and Strategies for Evaluating Fake News 
This will delve into the world of fake news and other misinformation on the web. Students will reflect on their news consumption (and sharing) habits and their own biases and filter bubbles. The goal is for students to feel more confident in their ability to think critically and judge the reliability of the news they consume. 

Date/Time: Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 10am
Location: Massey Computer Lab 305

"Extra Extra!" Get your free digital New York Times Subscription through the library!
A representative from the NYT will demonstrate the variety of ways Belmont students can access this newspaper, including the full NYT website and mobile app. Join in to learn about this valuable real news resource.

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10am
Location: Inman Health Science Building 110

Fix a Fact: Introduction to Wikipedia Writing and Editing
Learn about how Wikipedia works and become a Wikipedian by editing an entry! We will discuss how Wikipedia got started, how it evolved, and the value of this free online encyclopedia. During this workshop, we will identify Wikipedia entries that have sourcing or citation issues and fix facts together after creating Wikipedia accounts.

Date/Time: Friday, March 31, 2017 @ 10am
Location Massey Computer Lab 305

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Check It Out Yourself!

Bunch Library now offers self-checkout services for students, faculty and staff.  All you need is your ID card or BU ID number, and you’re ready to check out books at your own pace.  The system features a responsive touchscreen interface, an intuitive scanner and a handy receipt printer to provide you with a tangible due date reminder.  This service is located on the First Floor Circulation Desk and is available for use during all library hours.   

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bunch Research Librarians Noted for Insights on Academic Advising

Belmont University research librarians Claire Wiley and Judy Williams were recognized in the January 2017 issue of “Keeping Up With…,” an online current awareness publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) that highlights emerging trends in academic librarianship. The issue, titled “Keeping Up with Academic Advising,” notes Wiley and Williams’ contributions in this area, citing their 2015 article from the NACADA Journal that presented student and institutional benefits of librarians serving as academic advisors.
See them in the Belmont News here.


Monday, November 14, 2016

Access the New York Times

Belmont students, faculty and staff now have full complimentary access to and NYT mobile apps, as well as their international editions, thanks to our school-wide subscription.*

The Times is widely regarded as the gold standard in journalism and provides a wide range of content to support classroom strategies. For classroom teaching ideas, you may visit For more information on the content and resources available to you, including our articles curated specifically for your course subject, please contact Courtney Fuson (; 615-460-5492). covers a variety of topics with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. In addition, you will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Your access to is available from any location, on or off campus.

Activate your Pass for free access to as follows:

While connected to our school network, visit
Follow the simple instructions. Once activated, your Pass will provide access to from any location.
If you have any questions or any issues accessing the, please contact Courtney Fuson (, 615-460-5492)

Download your free NYT apps: visit


* Mobile apps are not supported on all devices. Does not include e-reader editions, Times Insider content or digital versions of The New York Times Crossword. This program provides only select access to The New York Times Archive and does not replace database services to which your institution may currently subscribe.  Other restrictions apply. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Food4Fines 2016!

Do you have library fines? Want to pay them off AND do a good deed?! Pay your fines from November 1 - November 18, 2016 with canned and dry goods to help those in need this holiday season! How do I do this, you ask? Easy! For every can or dry good you donate, you get $2 in fine forgiveness! Just bring the items to the Main Circulation desk, located at the entry to Bunch Library, talk to our friendly staff, and they'll remove your fines! All proceeds go to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Wait! You don't know if you have fines? Click here to find out how to check your library account!

Monday, October 24, 2016

It's National Food Day!

October 24 is National Food Day! One of the goals for this day is to encourage people to "Eat Real." This means, cutting back on sugar, salty, fatty, and processed foods in favor of vegetables, fruits and whole grains! So to celebrate real food and learn more about it, how about watching, "Food, Inc"! You can find this DVD along with many others in the Documentary Section of the Popular Media Collection on the 3rd floor of Bunch Library!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Today is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day!

Today is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day! Have you every wondered why we only eat pumpkin flavored things in the fall or make Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween? In Cindy Ott's e-book "Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon" she tells the story of the pumpkin from the first Thanksgiving to current folklore. It's a tale of the power of change through ordinary things!