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Michael Beller’s Corner: Luck

Reference Librarian Michael Beller recalls his childhood obsession with good luck charms and what library databases can teach us about superstitions.

Michael Beller.

Michael Beller’s Corner: Growing Up

Everybody’s favorite Head of Reference & Access Services Librarian Michael Beller gushes about his adoration for Mister Rogers and what the Mills Library collection can tell you about his childhood hero.

Michael Beller’s Corner: Polka Dots

What is a polka dot? Michael Beller, the beloved Head of Reference & Access Services Librarian, can tell you its definition, historical context and more — all from the collection at the Mills Library.

Honorary senior congratulates his graduating “classmates”

Wait! Wait! You can’t possibly imagine that I don’t hear your whispers! And don’t think that I don’t see you longingly eyeing your suitcases. You’re leaving. Soon, you’re going to be packing up all of your things and leaving. But why? We were having so much fun! Sure, you had all of those classes that you had to attend, but that was cool, wasn’t it?

I mean, those classes had you coming up with research questions and those research questions had you coming into the library! Now that. that was cool! Every day we got to see you here, perusing the books, flipping through journals, and scrutinizing our databases.

Senior class advisor bids grads farewell, reminds them of their impact on Mills and in the world

I have searched my heart and mind for what I ought to say to you. Do I share what I wished I had known on the eve of my college graduation? If I had sage wisdom perhaps this would be the moment to share that. However, I am still a humble sojourner on this path searching for guidance as well.

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