Author Archives: rmbenson

Text Your Librarian: Here to Help

So it’s November already, which means you are probably tired and wishing the semester would hurry up and finish. Don’t stop. You’ve got to push through. The ability to refocus and keep going when tired is the key characteristic of … Continue reading

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Book Signing: David Puckett’s One Step Away on Tuesday, 11/17 @ 3:30pm

Roane State Library is hosting a book signing on Tuesday, November 17 at 3:30pm in the City Room on the Oak Ridge Branch Campus for David Puckett’s latest book titled One Step Away: Memoirs of a Fly Fisherman. From the … Continue reading

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Weird hours alert: Week of May 25 – 29, 2015

Roane State Libraries will keep weird hours next week (5/25 – 29/2015). Monday, May 25: All libraries closed for Memorial Day holiday Tuesday, May 26: All libraries open normal summer hours (8am to 4:30pm) Wednesday, May 27: Harriman campus library … Continue reading

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Spring 2015: Get your tools together

Today is the first day of Spring 2015. So good to have students back in the libraries. On Day One, everything feels possible. This really can be your best semester ever. But you’ve got to prepare yourself. Sometime soon, something is … Continue reading

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Welcome Back! What’s Next for Us?

So good to have our faculty back, prowling the halls, getting ready for classes. During today’s division meetings, we asked all faculty to help us shape our planning priorities for the coming year. We asked you where we should spend … Continue reading

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Smoke from Small Fires: Celebrate first novel by Roane State’s Anne Powers

Retired Roane State art professor Anne Powers invites Roane State book lovers to celebrate the release of her first novel, Smoke from Small Fires. Anne will host a book release party Saturday, November 22, 5pm at You Say Tomato in … Continue reading

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Looking for your next great read? Let your library help.

With more than 40,000 books and 107,000 eBooks, it is easy to get lost in the library goodness. Don’t get overwhelmed. Here are a few easy ways to discover your next great read. Browse new titles in the library collections … Continue reading

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