The end draws near…please note the following dates, which are important for all library users (and especially important for graduating seniors).
Wednesday, May 15: Due date for all library items.
- Graduating seniors: please return all library items by May 15 so that we can clear your library accounts before Commencement.
- Everyone: All Interlibrary Loans must be returned by May 15.
- Everyone: Please return all library DVDs before leaving for summer.
- If you are returning in the fall, you can borrow/renew Marlboro College library books over the summer. See our full circulation policies.
- Please, please, please do not leave library items in storage over the summer.
- Not using them over the summer? Return them before you leave.
- Using them over the summer, and coming back in the fall? Renew them and bring them with you!
Thursday, May 16: Graduating seniors: Official print & electronic Plan copies (and optional personal copies) are due to the Registrar by noon.
- Questions? See Print and digital Plan submission guidelines or ask the registrar or library.
- Town Meeting provides funding for each senior to receive one bound copy of their Plan. Additional copies can be purchased for $20 each (payable when you drop off Plan copies). You must provide the extra printed out copies to be bound. Bring them to the Registrar when you drop off your official Plan copy, and provide the friendly person there with a mailing address to which your Plan can be sent in late summer/early fall. (More on personal Plan copies)
- And, hey: congratulations!
Friday, May 17, 9:00 am: The big clean-up. Please remove all personal items from the library by Thursday night. On Friday morning:
- All library books left around the building will be picked up, checked in, and reshelved.
- Personal items will be moved to the lost and found (Recycling Room, middle floor); anything left there on June 1 will be donated/discarded.
Sunday, May 19 (Commencement): Building closes at 5:30 pm.
- A return bin will be placed outside the entrance near the Service Desk when we close; please leave items there if the library building is not open.
Summer hours begin on Monday, May 20.
Have a wonderful summer! Congratulations, graduates!
This winter, the library received a grant of several books and DVDs as part of the NEH’s Muslim Journeys Bookshelf program. Come celebrate as we introduce these books and DVDs to the community. Hear faculty and students talk about their work in Islamic Studies, and enjoy some tea and Near Eastern goodies. Meet at the Library Research Bar/Service Desk. The celebration will take place on Monday, May 6 from 2-3 pm.
Watch for more programming in conjunction with this collection in the coming academic year!
(Preview a list of the books and DVDs in our catalog; they’ll be available for checkout after the ceremony on Monday.)
Alright, we know some of you really like ebrary and some of you have tried and failed to like ebrary. Either way, we have a 60-day trial of an academic e-book collection from EBSCOhost we’d like to you to try and let us know what you think. The trial is available for current students, staff & faculty both on and off-campus.
The EBSCOhost eBook Academic Collection (quite a title) has more than 114,000 e-books. Like ebrary, the e-books all have an academic focus, so no novels or other fiction. Most books can be downloaded using Adobe Digital Editions and in order to download you must create a MyEBSCOhost account.
Give it a try:
EBSCOhost Ebook Academic Collection
Let us know what you think!
Yes, that’s the library.
This Sunday, April 21st, the library is sponsoring a van trip to the UMass Amherst Libraries. Space is limited! Sign up on the sheet at the Library Research Bar.
The van will leave the Dining Hall at 11:30 am and return by 5:30 pm.
While at UMass, you can search their hundreds of databases and download or scan articles from their extensive journal holdings (ejournal list; library catalog). If you are a Massachusetts resident, you can get a library card and borrow books; if not, you can jot down any book titles that look useful and request them via Marlboro’s Interlibrary Loan service.
Emily and/or Amber are happy to meet with you this week to help you make the most of your 3 hours (roughly) at UMass. Stop by or set up an appointment.
Springtime often finds the library setting up database trials — free, limited-time opportunities to try out academic search engines and collections.
We’ve got a few trials in the works. The first two are now live and consist of historical newspaper collections.
Proquest Historical Newspapers provides the full-text (original page images) of major world newspapers from their beginnings until a few years ago. Included in our trial are:
- The New York Times (1851-2009);
- The Globe and Mail (1844-2009);
- The Guardian (1821-2003);
- The Observer (1791-2003);
- The Irish Times (1859-2011);
- The Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958); and
- The Scotsman (1817-1950).
Gale NewsVault contains the full text of a number of 17th-19th century British and U.S. newspapers and magazines. This trial lasts only a week, so if you’re interested, try it now!
Yet to come: a trial of a major ebook collection that might give ebrary a run for its money — watch this space for updates.
You can always access all of our current trials by visiting the library homepage and clicking Database Trials (under ‘Conduct Research’).
Zotero bills itself as “free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.”
Get started using this amazingly powerful open-source citation management software for all your source saving, organizing, and citing needs! Come to a workshop with Emily or Amber this Monday, April 8 or Thursday, April 11. Both workshops are from 5-6 pm at the Library Research Bar.
We’ll go over how to install Zotero and then use it to capture, organize, annotate, sync, and share citations. We’ll also check out its bibliographic formatting capabilities and see how its word processor plugin can help you cite as you write.
Bring your own computer if at all possible.
The Library and Alumni Relations are happy to announce that we have been able to arrange access to JSTOR for Marlboro College alumni.
One of the most frequent questions that the library gets from soon-to-be and recent graduates is “How much longer will I have access to library databases?” Up until now, we’ve had to answer that shortly after graduation, your access disappears. This is because our license agreements with publishers only permit us to allow access to current students, faculty, staff, and people physically on campus.
Recently, however, one of our most popular database providers, JSTOR, announced a new program whereby colleges and universities can add on to their existing subscriptions and provide access to alumni — wherever they may be.
So we did! And now you can peruse over 100 years of scholarly literature in the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences in PDF full text from anyplace with a live Internet connection. All you need to do is visit this link:
and log in with your Marlboro College username and password. (Don’t have one, or forgot yours? Just fill out this form and you’ll be set up before you know it.)
Please note that Marlboro has access to most, but not 100% of articles in JSTOR. If you find you’re not able to view an article that you think you should be able to, drop the Library a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’re happy to investigate.
Questions? Feedback? Please contact the Library (email@example.com; 802-258-9221) or Alumni Relations.
During Spring Break, the library’s hours will change as follows:
The library building will close at 4:30 pm on Friday, March 15.
The library will be open M-F, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm during break; closed on weekends (3/16-17; 3/23-24; 3/30).
The library will reopen at 12:30 pm on Sunday, March 31, when normal hours will resume.
Please plan ahead and come to the library before 4:30 pm on Friday 3/15 if you need to borrow books, print things out, retrieve your belongings, or do anything else in the building before you leave campus.
Library staff will still be available to help during break — just email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 802-258-9221. And, of course, our online journals, books, etc. remain available to you via our website, http://www.marlboro.edu/library.
We wish everyone a wonderful break and look forward to seeing you back in April!
Once upon a time there was a brave little library up on a hill in Vermont… and now it has a children’s book collection! On the top floor at the end of the hall between the 800s and the 900s you will now find a small but growing collection of board books, picture books, and chapter books for kids. We picked out some of our favorites and we’re hoping you will love them too.
While we welcome the youngest members of our community to come check out the collection we also encourage college students, staff and faculty to curl up with a favorite book from childhood like Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods, or Robert McCloskey’s Blueberries for Sal. You can also explore children’s literature that might relate to your current studies. Taking Chinese? Try In the Snow by Huy Voun Lee. Writing a paper on the natural sciences? Take a look at Around the Pond: Who’d Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George. Interested in Africa? Get the flavor of Kenya by reading Mama Panya’s Pancakes by Mary and Rich Chamberlin.
Of Course the best way to discover treasures in the Children’s collection is to browse through the books that are there. Have fun and let us know what you think!
It’s almost over! The library would like everyone to be aware of the following dates and deadlines.
- Please remove all belongings and checked-out books from the library no later than Wednesday, December 12.
- All interlibrary loan books are due back no later than Wednesday, December 12.
- Marlboro library items are also due back Wednesday, December 12. However, you are welcome to renew them over break as long as no one else has requested them.
- The Service Desk and Reserve/AV room will close at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, December 12.
- The library building will close and lock on Thursday, December 13 at 4:30 pm (same time that dorms close).
- Hours for the library building and services over break are M-F, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; the library will be closed (along with the rest of the college) December 24-January 1.
Doing research over break? Don’t forget that you have access to tens of thousands of journals, books, and more via the library’s website. And whether you are near or far, library staff remain available to provide research assistance (except 12/22-1/1).
Have a wonderful break!