If you are graduating on Sunday please return all library books that you have checked out on your account. The Library will be open from 8:30am-4:30pm for the remainder of the week. When we are closed you can use the book drops to return material. Thank you!
Dates: May 13 – June 15, 2013
Times: 10 am – 4:30 pm
Place: John M.K. Davis Reading Room, Watkinson Library
Stop by the Watkinson to see an exhibit curated by graduating Trinity senior Michael Kozek ’13, consisting of intelligence reports, photos, and other materials from an OSS major focused on Fascist Italy during World War II. Full exhibition details below:
The Corvo Papers: the OSS in Italy during W.W. II
Select items from a collection of intelligence reports, photos, and correspondence from Fascist Italy (1943-45). These materials were given to Trinity by William Corvo, whose father, Biagio Max Corvo, was a decorated major in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA. The collection includes highly sensitive documents that reveal how the OSS contributed to a strategic advantage that helped to bring down Mussolini’s administration and turn Italy toward the Allied cause.
The Library’s Periodical Room on Level 1 has been rearranged to improve browsing. All current print periodicals have been consolidated onto the shelving on the north side of the room (by the windows). And our newspapers are now on the shelving next to the lounge chairs in the middle of the room. Check it out! These changes follow the consolidation of our Math, Chemistry, and Watkinson current periodicals here to improve access.
Note that the backside of the newspaper shelving now also holds our Folio sized books. These extra large books were most recently in the basement and can be used in-house or checked out one the same loan periods as the other books in our Main Collection.
Once again, research librarians have been available the three Sundays before finals. The librarian on-call for Sunday, May 5th is Erin Valentino. Students are welcome to contact her from 1-9 pm with their assignment/research questions.
Feeling stressed? Assignments overwhelming? On Monday, 4/29, from 8-10 pm, the Phelan Room on Level A will have snacks, laptops, librarians and research associates* to help you with your work!
Stop by for a quick snack and personal help on your projects, with assistance on:
- Finding sources
- Citing material
- Developing presentations with images/media
- Checking your evidence
- And more!
*Research Associates: fellow students trained in research skills
We have fixed the problems with access to ILLiad Interlibrary Loan via your login from the Library Home Page. This was affecting your ability to make a request and to view your ILLiad account. If you have any further problems, please direct any questions to Alice Angelo or Jeff Liszka. They can be reached at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Congratulations to Rachael Burke ‘14 and Alex Merchen ’14, our Library Student Video Contest Winners!
These creative, fun, and well-produced videos are worth seeing; explore the book-hunting habits of Trinity students with Alex and learn about how the Library can be with you in Spain with Rachael!
See the videos hosted on the Library’s You Tube channel and let us know what you think: bit.ly/11hL3Jx
Want to have a permanent, professional online showcase of your senior work? Upload your senior thesis/project to Trinity’s Digital Repository, where it will be preserved with a stable URL that you can link back to on resumes, portfolios, etc. The repository is also Google-friendly, adding to your visibility, and you can control the level of access (open Web or on campus only).
To submit your thesis/project, go to the Digital Repository, click on the “Submit Research” link (under Author Corner), and follow the instructions.
All Trinity seniors are encouraged to upload their work and join the tradition of high-quality scholarship online.
For questions and comments, contact Amy Harrell, Digital Projects Librarian, email@example.com.
April 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm in the Watkinson
The Watkinson is holding a poetry reading and exhibition opening this Tuesday, April 9, featuring the works and life of Hyam Plutzik, Trinity alumnus, poet and Professor of English at the University of Rochester.
Come explore Plutzik’s life and works with Trinity faculty, students, and Connecticut Poet Laureate Dick Allen in the Watkinson! In addition to readings of Plutzik’s works by Trinity’s award-winning poet Ciaran Berry and Artist-in-Residence Clare Rossini, Trinity students will also read selections from their own works of poetry.
I once looked at poetry as little more than beautiful language. Later it was a way of communicating the nuances of the world. More recently I have begun to look at poetry as the great synthesizer, the humanizer of knowledge –Hyam Plutzik
Looking for a job on-campus this summer? The Library has openings in various departments. Check out the following important information:
- Our summer schedule runs from May 28th through August 23rd, and summer students are expected to work at least 10 of these weeks.
- Work hours are Monday-Thursdays 8:00am-4:15pm and Fridays 8:00am-1:00pm, unless otherwise noted.
- Pay will be $8.80 per hour.
The Library does not pay for summer housing.
If you are interested in apply please complete an application and follow the directions on how to submit the application at the bottom of the form. Applications are due by Wednesday April 10, 2013.