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Correction: Controversial Drag Queen Story Hour divides university

Correction: Controversial Drag Queen Story Hour divides university

Bowman Clark, News Editor

February 19, 2019

Editor's Note: The Shield previously reported that the EVPL does not perform background checks on their part-time employees or volunteers. This is incorrect, they perform background checks on all full-time and part-time employees. Volunteers do not need background checks but are always under the di...

USI book a room

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

The first place students think to go when they need to cram for a test or quiz is the library. This means grabbing a nice Starbucks drink and heading up to the rooms or quiet study halls up on the second, third, or fourth floor. However, there’s a problem you could possibly run into when you’re...

Library unveils strategic plan

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 21, 2017

The Rice Library released their strategic plan for 2017-2021 last week focusing on the four objectives: collections, services, spaces and staff. The strategic plan is the library’s second, the first one was set for 2010-2016 and was one of the last objectives of the previous library director, Ruth...

Chance to win study lounge

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

February 16, 2016

Students have the chance to win the VIP Study Lounge for mid-terms this week. Those interested can stop by the library’s Reference Desk and fill out a questionnaire to be entered in the drawing. The winning student will be picked Feb. 22. For more information, visit the library’s Facebook an...

24/7 campus goal lacks ‘great demand’

24/7 campus goal lacks 'great demand'

Gabi Wy

November 11, 2015

Justin Kelly works best in the wee hours of the morning. As part of the 2010-2015 Strategic Plan, the university pushed toward the goal of a 24/7 campus. Kelly, a sophomore social work major, said although the library already extended its hours, he would appreciate more time there. “The u...


Ariana Beedie

September 19, 2013

Ashley Clark’s favorite banned book is “Farenheight 451” by Ray Bradbury. “I think it’s hilarious that people tried to ban a book about reading,” she said. “It’s a very anti-banned books book.” Clark, the university’s new instructional librarian is bringing new fresh events...

iGood: iPads in library start to a new standard

Jake Tapley

March 27, 2013

If you have been reading The Shield lately, I’m sure you are familiar with the newest technological innovation that the university is trying out - iPads. Students are now able to check out these fun little tablets from the library, which I think is a great thing. I think this is just a taste of what...

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