Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update

Reception for Tina Hertel on Oct. 5

The Dean of the College for Academic Life will host a reception to welcome the new Director of Trexler Library, Tina Hertel, to Muhlenberg College on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 4-5 p.m. in the Event Space in Seegers Union. Refreshments served.

(As you may have seen in earlier announcements, Tina Hertel will start her tenure as library director next week. Tina brings with her skills and experience from her time in library administration at Lehigh University.)

Access to the Chronicle of Higher Education

All Muhlenberg faculty, staff, and students can access the “premium content” of the Chronicle of Higher Education via this URL: .
Premium content includes the most recent Almanac, packed with data about all aspects of higher ed., is now available.

In addition, twice-daily e-mailed newsletters linking to featured articles from the Chronicle can be requested by creating a free account.

Infomaniac Tip

Clean and Sweet

DuckDuckGo is a simple yet effective search engine reminiscent of Google in the early days–all the results without the commercial fluff. It’s okay, go ahead, wax nostalgic! Access: .


9/22 – Faculty Author Reception: Phil Secor, former Dean the College and Political Science faculty member, has recently completed an updated history of Muhlenberg College. Come join us in a celebration of this work (Trexler Library, Fulford Room, 12:30-2:00).

9/26-9/30 – Banned Books Week, honored at Trexler Library by a display of banned books and readings of banned books by students during the course of the week (Trexler Library, level A).

10/5 – Reception to welcome Tina Hertel, new Library Director (Event Space, Seegers Union, 4:00-5:00).

10/13 – Faculty Author Reception: in honor of authors Sue Jansen, Jeff Pooley, Lora Taub-Pervizpour, for their recently published work: Media and Social Justice (Palgrave Macmillan) (Trexler Library, Fulford Room, 12:30-2:00).