Archive for 2008

Interlibrary Loan delays

Interlibrary loan requests submitted over the holiday break (effectively December 19, 2008 – January 4, 2009) will not be processed until Monday, January 5, 2009. Please plan accordingly for delays. If you have questions or concerns about possible delays, please contact the library or email Sonja Timmerman. Have general questions about ILL? Check out the […]

A reMinder for Moodle

Although it may seem premature to be thinking about J-Term with fall semester just drawing to a close, remember to get your e-reserves for January to the library as soon as you can. The quicker I get ’em, the quicker they get posted! If you’re really ahead of the ball game, I’m also able to […]

Faster Wireless

Wireless access to the network is so popular in the library, it has been a victim of its own success. At peak times lately, connections have been on the sluggish side. Now GTS has set up another wireless option. If you’re in the library, choose gaclibrary for your connection. We hope this will provide fast […]

Le Clezio on Literacy

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio’s Nobel address is now available on the Nobel Prize website. It is a stirring tribute to writing and bearing witness, and ends with a plea for making stories available to all as a human right. Literacy and the struggle against hunger are connected, closely interdependent. One cannot succeed without the other. […]

Come On! See Posters at the Hillstrom!

There’s a wonderful exhibit (actually two wonderful exhibits) at the Hillstrom Museum of art, just down the hall from the Book Mark. One of them, Come On! American Posters from World War I, is close to our hearts for two reasons. One, the posters are from the College Archives. Two, the exhibit brochure, commentary, and […]

Building Bridges Book Drive

The library is serving as a collection point for the Building Bridges Book Drive – an effort to support the Invisible Children Foundation. Bring books (in good condition, please) to the lower level of the library. Lots of people already have – as you can see! Your donations will be sold and the proceeds will […]

Explore trial databases

Be a library pioneer and explore some of the trial databases we’re featuring this month at our Trial Databases page. And let us know why you think any of these databases would be useful for teaching and student research. While we can’t make any promises about adding new databases, we’re looking for your input as […]

Patricia Lindell Scholar

The Library is now accepting applications for the 2009 Patricia Lindell Scholar! The scholarship is open to all junior and senior students and includes a $1,200 award. The recipient will also work with Professors Julie Gilbert and Dan Mollner during spring semester to examine leisure reading on campus, specifically by investigating barriers to recreational reading […]

New Spaces for Students

Our renovations are finally complete. The interlibrary loan office has moved in with circulation, the front desk is now wheelchair accessible, and several spaces have become public areas. This office, near the electronic classroom, is now open for group study. It’s equipped with a large-screen monitor, a Mac Mini, and two keyboards for collaborative work […]

Spring Course Offered

Once again, the library will offer a .5 credit course, NDL 301: Information Fluency, in the spring semester. This course is focused on how information is produced, how it is handled by libraries, and how different disciplines use it. It is intended for students planning on graduate school, or who are simply interested in honing […]