Tuesday, October 13, 2009

HOW TO: Learn to Manage Your Citations with Refworks

The Library will be hosting three workshops over the next few days to introduce RefWorks. Refworks is a tool to organize all your citations and easily create a bibliography from them. Workshops will be held at the following times:

  • Thursday, Oct. 15th, noon, Foster 100
  • Monday, Oct. 19th, 3:30, MIC 308
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 7 pm, Foster 104
Please feel free to join us at any of these workshops to learn more about RefWorks.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jeff Rutenbeck's List of Meaningful Books

If you missed Jeff Rutenbeck's Meaningful Books, you really did miss out! Jeff was terrific. And the threads he pulled together during his discussion of these books was interesting, thought provoking, and funny. A great example of why I love this series!

Jeff's books are still on display at the Miller Information Commons. If you can't make it over, here's his list:

The Peleponnesian War by Thucydides
I will Fear No Evil Robert A. Heinlen
The Hypercomplex Society by Lars Qvortrup
Marxism and Literature by Raymond Williams
Communication as culture: essays on media and society by James A. Carey
Dune by Frank Herbert
Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan
Discovering the news : a social history of American newspapers by Michael Schudson.
The Language of New Media by Lev Manovich
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Phillip K. Dick
The Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov
The Technological Society by Jacques Ellul
Ender’s Game, Card by Orson Scott Card
Germinal by Emile Zola
Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New databases for the new year

It's a new year and several new databases are now available in Champlain's online collection. Check out the Databases by Subject lists to find new resources in your field of study.

Relevancy ranking now in online catalog

A recent upgrade in our online catalog system (Innovative Interfaces' WebPAC PRO) includes the "RightResults" relevance ranking algorithm. When you search for books in Champlain's collection, your results will now be ranked by relevance. Try it out with a Keyword search in the online catalog.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Catalog back online

The online catalog is functional again! The planned upgrade to the Champlain College online catalog system has been successfully completed. Thanks for your patience during the upgrade process.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Catalog unavailable today June 30

The Champlain College Library online catalog will be unavailable from 8:00 am on Tuesday, June 30 until 8:00 am on Wednesday, July 1 due to server replacement. This planned upgrade will allow for continued maintenance and growth of the catalog, but it means that the online catalog will be unsearchable during this time period, particularly the day of Tuesday June 30.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you need to locate and check out books during the downtime, please let us know so we can try to help. No other resources on the Library website other than the catalog will be affected. We anticipate that the online catalog will be fully functional by 8:00 am Wednesday, July 1.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The library is famous!

In addition to getting on the cover of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries a couple of the librarians also made it into a student video. The library is becoming pretty famous.

Check out the rest of the videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/champlainforreel

Friday, March 27, 2009

DISPLAY: Dreaming of Paradise

Webster defines paradise as "any place of complete bliss and delight and peace." One might add, warm. Stop by the library and check out a collection of books on display that challenges Webster's definition--paradise: lost or found? myth or reality?

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Meaningful Books Series Highlights Becky Peterson

The Miller Information Commons’
“Meaningful Books” series highlights
Becky Peterson

Tuesday, February 24th at Noon.
Miller Information Commons, Vista Room

Becky is in her 22nd year at Champlain and is currently the Registrar. For 16 years, she worked as a Counselor in Student Life. She has also led the Music Makers group at Champlain for 12 years. When she is not at work, there is a good chance that Becky is either singing, practicing yoga, or reading.

Becky clearly remembers when, at 7 years old, her father took her to the public library to get her first library card. Reading opened up a whole new world to her, and since that day, Becky has made frequent pilgrimages to the public library wherever she has lived.

Becky enjoys the serendipity involved in finding just the right book to read in the present and then looking back years later and seeing the ways books have connected with each other and with her life as it has evolved. Selecting this list of meaningful books has been a real “trip down memory lane” for Becky, and she looks forward to sharing what she discovered along the way.

Here's a list of Becky's Meaningful Books:

1. Little Women Louisa May Alcott
2. Anne of Avonlea L. M. Montgomery
3. The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
4. Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone JK Rowling
6. Elements of Style E.B. White
7. Dubliners James Joyce
8. The Snow Leopard Peter Mathiessen
9. Selected Poems of Langston Hughes Langston Hughes
10. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Annie Dillard
11. Living the Good Life Helen and Scott Nearing
12. The Moosewood Cookbook Mollie Katzen
13. The Second Sex Simone De Beauvoir
14. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Grace Paley
15. Peace Is Every Step Thich Nhat Hanh
16. The Color of Water James McBride
17. Paul Robeson Martin Duberman
18. Having Our Say Sarah and A.Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth
19. Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris
20. Anam Cara John O'Donohue
21. Signs of Life: A Memoir of Dying and Discovery Tim Brookes

Join us on Tuesday to hear the story behind the books.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Flying Fotos

This is a pretty awesome flickr widget designed by Roy Tanck. Here is our flickr stream flying around the page.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy 200th B-day Darwin and Lincoln!!!

The library has both a Lincoln and Darwin book display up in the entrace and at the desk.  Check out these monumentous historical figures.  We have also made a video in celebration of the occasion.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ski Bonk