Greenawalt Library

February 2016 Edition

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Table of Contents


Hours & Weather-Related Closings

Quiet Study & Study Rooms

Health Topics - Zika Virus

Writing Lab/Research Help

Archives Display

We recently had one of the bigger snowstorms we've had in a while which led to the early closing of the school and library. Please check our Facebook page to find out if/when we are closing, especially when it comes to weekends. The good news is that we are going to be open on Presidents' Day from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for your mid-term studying needs.

Have you heard of the Zika virus? We're starting to hear about it more and more. Learn more about it in the newsletter.

Our new Archivist, Monica Howell, has put together a display on Iridology. Read up on it below and come see the display in the library next to the printer room.


Presidents' Day

Because of upcoming midterms, we are OPEN on Presidents' Day, Monday Feb. 15th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Feb. 16th: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Feb. 17th: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Feb. 18th: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Feb. 19th: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 20th: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Feb. 21st: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Feb. 22nd: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Feb. 23rd: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Weather Announcements

Please check the Library Facebook page and/or website for potential changes to these hours.

We will post any closings due to weather, power outages or other emergencies on that page.

Quiet Study

Just a reminder...

The library has the acoustics of a cathedral. Conversations held at a "normal voice" level get amplified. This is especially true when more and more people enter the space.

As people pour into the library to study for midterms, please be extra mindful of the volume of your voice. Even "normal voice" levels can sound loud.

So far, we think you've been doing a great job during the busier days so please keep it up.

Study Rooms

Study Rooms: Remember, there is a two hour limit. You may sign up for additional time only after your two hours are close to being up and no one has signed up for the room after you. The sign-up sheet for mid-terms is in the blue folder near the library worker.

In addition, while snacks are okay in the rooms, larger meals are not. Not only does it sometimes create a mess but the trash can stink up a room that may not be cleaned for a day or two, as is the case during holidays and weekends.

Breaks are good so step outside, eat and go back to studying.

Zika Virus

Recently, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the Zika virus a global public health crisis.

Do you know what it is? Our colleagues at Ohio State University have put together a handy guide with links to facts and information about this mosquito-borne illness. Check it out if you'd like more information.

Research Assistance

Do you have a paper due soon and need help finding sources? The library can help.

We offer:

  • Databases for your research needs.
  • You can make an appointment with me, Krista, the reference and instruction librarian. I will sit with you and help you get started in your search. For best results, make an appointment in advance by emailing me at with as much information as possible. For instance, knowing the topic in advance before the meeting gives me the opportunity to get familiar with what we can offer.
  • We also offer interlibrary loans if you need something we don't have.

Writing Lab

And of course, you can also find the writing lab in the library.

We offer:

  • Assistance in developing the format of your paper.
  • Reading over your paper to make sure it flows and to catch recurring errors.
  • We do not, however, fully proofread or edit your paper.
  • Please make an appointment in advance. Drop-in hours are limited to the evenings and the off chance someone might be available during the day. Email for availability.


Iridology, also known as iridiagnosis or iridodiagnosis, is an alternative method of health diagnosis. This type of eye diagnosis was first proposed in 1665 by Philippus Meyeus. Proponents claim that by matching a patient’s eyes to various diagnostic charts, they can determine the patient’s health issues. There are many versions of iridology charts, some of which are shown here. They denote correlations between iris patterns and characteristics and various organs, nerves, and body systems and regions.

All images in this display are drawn from Bernard Jensen Iridology: The Science and Practice in the Healing Arts (vol. II) unless otherwise noted. Jensen was a chiropractor and naturopathic doctor who became the leading American proponent of iridology.

Monica Howell - NWHSU Archivist

Greenawalt Library

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.