Library Hours: Holiday Break

Friday 12/19/14: 8:30am-4:30pm.

Saturday 12/20/14 and Sunday 12/21/14: Closed.

Monday 12/22/14 and Tuesday 12/23/14: 8:30am-4:30pm.

Wednesday 12/24/14-Thursday 1/1/15:  Closed.

The Library will re-open on Friday 1/2/15 at 8:30am.

There are no 24 hour zones available during the Holiday Break.

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Finals Pizza Study Break!

Image courtesy of Stefan via Flickr ("Pizza Injustice").

Image courtesy of Stefan via Flickr (“Pizza Injustice”). CC Share-Alike License

 

On Thursday, 12/11, starting at 8 pm in the Phelan Room, the Library will be hosting a Finals Pizza Study Break. Pizza and soda will be served, along with an assortment of snacks. Take a break and recharge, and say hello to your friendly librarians!

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Six Pack Exhibitions in the Library

Watkinson Student Exhibition 2-2

On December 10th at 5:00pm we will open a show of SIX STORIES told by the students of AMST 835/435 with books, manuscripts, prints, etc. found in the special collections at Trinity College:

  • Voices for the Vote: What Women were Saying and Reading during the Fight for Suffrage (Gaia N. Cloutier ‘16)
  • The Impossibility of Translating Culture (Alix A. de Gramont ‘15)
  • Aotearoa: The Land of the Long White Cloud (Quirin A. Sackmann ‘15)
  • Vinegar Valentines (Meghan E. Shaw, graduate student)
  • Shall We Dance? The Evolution of Etiquette on the Dance Floor (Karen J. Tuthill-Jones, graduate student)
  • Functional Pottery in America (Mariah J. West, graduate student)

Please join us to explore and celebrate these student projects in the Watkinson Library.

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Research Librarians Available on Sundays

ERIN KATY ROB

Research Librarians will be available 1-9 pm to provide individual research assistance on the following three Sundays:

11/30   Erin Valentino

12/7     Katy Hart

12/14   Rob Walsh

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Unique Spring Course! COLL-220 Research Methods

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Image by Nomadic Lass via Flickr

Do you want to be great at researching information for your courses and field of interest? If your answer is yes, then you should take this course.

Information is everywhere. But, let’s face it – it’s not always easy to find the exact information you need, when you need it.

Sign up for this Spring 2015 course and learn the tools and concepts to become an expert researcher!

  • Fridays, 1:15-2:30 pm
  • ½ credit course
  • Open to first-years, sophomores, juniors
  • Useful to ALL majors
  • Taught by librarians

Contact Erin Valentino (erin.valentino@trincoll.edu) in the Library for more information.

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Trinity College Library: By the Numbers

Want a quick snapshot of the Library’s activity? Check out our By the Numbers page for an overview of our research support, resources, and services.

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Make a Book By Hand: Watkinson Library Workshop 10/30

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On Thursday, October 30, from 4:30-7:30 pm in the Watkinson Library, Paulette Rosen of the Creative Arts Workshop will teach a book-making workshop.

Participants will learn several variations of the accordion fold, from the full-page spread to the small folds that act as a hinge. The resulting books are suitable for small photo albums, sketchbooks, greeting cards and whatever else you can imagine!

A light supper will follow the introduction.

Please RSVP to Sally Dickinson by October 24th (Sally.Dickinson@trincoll.edu).

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New Streaming Videos

The Library is expanding its access to online videos with over 2,000 feature and educational films from major producers including California Newsreel, Criterion Collection, Green Planet Films, Kino Lorber, and others.

The service is provided by Kanopy Streaming, a company specialized in bringing digitized films to colleges and universities.  To explore what the Library now makes available with this new service, please go to:   http://trincoll.kanopystreaming.com.  Records for titles in Kanopy have also been added to the Library’s catalog, with direct access to the video.

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Oct. 9th Book Artist Talk: Daniel Kelm

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On Thursday, October 9th at 5 pm, the Watkinson presents, “A Conversation on Poetic Science: The Bookwork of Daniel E. Kelm” in the Joslin Family 1823 Room.

Daniel Kelm is a book artist and founder of the Garage Annex School for Book Arts at his studio, the Wide Awake Garage, in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Join us to explore and learn more about the elements of alchemy and sculpture in his work.

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Reserves: Textbooks and Course Materials

Textbooks on reserve can be checked out for short 2-3 hour loan periods.

Textbooks on reserve can be checked out for short 2-3 hour loan periods.

We know you’re running all day – that’s why we have Course Reserves right at our Circulation Desk for you!

Textbooks, required readings, and even DVDs can be checked out for limited loans, so you can get your work done without leaving the library. Book scanners are available on Level A and Media viewing rooms on Level 1 can be checked out, so you can scan and view what you need for your classes. You’ll be in and out with a lighter load!

You can search through Course Reserves by using the Course Reserves link on the main library page and browsing by professor or course title. Textbooks are listed under course title: LIBR 108-01 Textbook Reserves. If you have any questions, ask online or at the front desk.

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