Normal library hours have resumed today, Wednesday October 31, as the college has re-opened and classes are back in session. If you have further questions about library operations, please Ask a Librarian. Our best wishes go out to those recovering from the storm.
After our normal Sunday hours, the Library will be closed Monday and Tuesday October 29th and 30th in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. At this point we expect to resume normal hours on Wedneday.
Research Librarian Erin Valentino’s class, The Information Age and the Digital Divide, has created an exhibition called “The Book” that explores the history of print culture through a selection of rare books from the Watkinson Library. Students each chose a book to research and interpret using contextual sources, and presented their findings in class. The exhibition features a book of hours, an almanac, medical guides, a captivity narrative, and more, with contextualizing labels created by the students.
Erin Valentino and her class, along with Watkinson Director Rick Ring and Library Director Richard Ross, at the opening of the exhibition, Oct 23
Student selections included an exquisite book of hours...
...a medical guide...
...an educational primer, and more!
“The Book” will be on view in the Main Atrium of Trinity College Library from October 23, 2012 until November 30. You can also explore the exhibition online through a complementary website at: http://commons.trincoll.edu/thebook/.
The library has a trial to the Chicago Manual of Style Online through the end of January 2013. You can access it under Reference Tools in the Digital Collections tab of our homepage. http://library.trincoll.edu/databases/chicagostyle
The Chicago Manual of Style Online includes the content of the 16th and 15th editions of the print work, as well as extras such as the Chicago Style Q&A, Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide, and a Tools section featuring guidelines for manuscript preparation, a list of proofreaders’ marks, and more.
We welcome your feedback and invite you to try out this convenient online resource for yourself!
Want to win 100 sheets of free printing?
Have a camera…or a cell phone with a camera?
Enter the Library’s Fall Student Photo Contest this month! Take three photos, one for each category, showing yourself and/or your friends in the library:
1) Asking Questions
3) At My Best
Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 30 to enter the competition!
Winners will be announced and posted on our Facebook page on November 2.
Questions? Contact Kelly Dagan at email@example.com.
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Only 5 days until the deadline for applications for 2012-2013 Research Associates! What do Research Associates do? A variety of things, including:
- Developing expertise in one major library database & offering peer instruction
- Participating in a service or project of your own design, with the counseling of a Library Mentor
- Assisting with FY Library tours
- Being available for feedback, outreach, or on-call assistance
Research Associates will take a .5 credit course in the spring, Research Methods and Information Resources. Upon completion of the course, they will be eligible for paid RA positions, receiving a stipend of $500 for 50 hours of work over the course of the semester, and working under the guidance of a Librarian Mentor.
Interested? You should apply online! Follow the link and click on the “Want to Apply?” section for an online application.
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Our Research Associates are ready and eager to help guide students at all stages of their research process, and they are holding Office Hours in the Library Consultation Room, on Level A. Drop in to meet with them, or make an appointment online using the Library Scheduler!
Monday, 7-9 pm Beck Prigot
Wednesday, 10 am – Noon Eddy Oketch
Wednesday, 8-10 pm Erica Bertoli
Thursday, 6-8 pm Patrick Kane
Sunday, 8-10 pm Beck Prigot
**You can also find Research Associates at the Service Desk (the desk at the library’s entrance with the giant question mark!)
Service Desk Hours:
Monday, 6-8 pm Beck Prigot
Wednesday, 6-8 pm Sarah Watson
Sunday, 2-4 pm Mariah Wachtman
Sunday, 6-8 pm Niru Pokharel
Erica Bertoli – EconLit
Patrick Kane – America: History & Life; Historical Abstracts
Eddy Oketch – PAIS
Niru Pokharel – PubMed
Beck Prigot – JSTOR
Mariah Wachtman – CINAHL
Sarah Watson – Omnifile, Oxford Journals