Steve Silver begins sabbatical

Northwest Christian University library director Steve Silver has begun a sabbatical that will extend over the summer. Silver is researching the history of NCU’s rare Bible collection. NCU’s founding president Eugene Sanderson went to  England 100 years ago this summer to purchase Bibles, which became the foundation for the current collection. Silver hopes to recreate and […]

Steve Silver awarded sabbatical to research Rare Book and Bible Collection

Steve Silver, library director at Northwest Christian University, has been approved for a sabbatical during the summer of 2011 to research the founding history of NCU’s Rare Book and Bible Collection. Silver will be researching the details of the initial gift of $1000 and subsequent trip to England in 1911 to purchase Bibles that became […]

Results of Gale/Ebscohost student and faculty surveys at NCU

Like many of you, we had to scramble this past year to deal with the change in the statewide database license, and ended up maintaining our Ebscohost subscription alongside the new Gale subscription, at dramatically increased cost. We have been reviewing use and usability of the two platforms this year to inform budgeting for the […]

Report from the 2/19/2010 Research Methods Workshop

Forty librarians from both Oregon and Washington attended the Research Methods Workshop put on by the Orbis Cascade Alliance Research Interest Group on Friday, February 19 at OHSU’s West Campus ( By all accounts, it was a successful event and most people seemed to go away with new ideas about doing library research. Below are […]