Month: April 2013

Research Librarian on-call 1-9pm on Sunday

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.

Drop-In Research Break!

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

Access to ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Account Now Available

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 or We apologize for the inconvenience.

Trinity Library Video Contest Winners!

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: 

Seniors: Upload your senior thesis/project to the Digital Repository!


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,

4/9 Exhibition Opening & Poetry Reading: Hyam Plutzik ’32: American Poet, Connecticut and Beyond

Hyam Plutzik ’32: American Poet, Connecticut and Beyond

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

Work at the Library this summer!

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.