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Leisure Reading Suggestion Board

The graphic novel collection, with a whiteboard visible to the side of it.What should we add to our growing leisure reading collection? You can leave suggestions for authors, titles, and genres as sticky notes on the whiteboard in the Level 1 reading room!

Library Staff Out Thursday, 6/15

Please be aware that the afternoon of Thursday, June 15 is our Annual Library Staff Picnic. While all staff will be out, our library student assistants will be here and happy to help you.

Library staff will resume their normal schedules Friday morning.

New E-Resource: Flipster

The Library now subscribes to multiple titles on Flipster, an app for reading popular magazines via mobile devices (or in your desktop browser).  The app is available via iTunes or Google Play.

Covers of available magazines displayed on a tablet screen.

 

Titles currently available:

  • Aperture
  • Apollo: The International Magazine for Collectors
  • Art Newspaper
  • Artforum International
  • Atlantic
  • Downbeat
  • Forbes
  • GQ: Gentlemen’s Quarterly
  • Natural History
  • New Yorker
  • Rolling Stone
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
  • Vanity Fair

If there are additional titles you want to read through Flipster, please send your suggestions to library.feedback@trincoll.edu.

Network Upgrade Saturday

The Trinity College Internet Connection will be down for an upgrade on Saturday, February 18th, from 6am-9am. This upgrade should increase our internet capacity tenfold and alleviate many of the networking issues we are currently experiencing.

We had originally scheduled this changeover for spring break, to work best with the academic calendar.  Over the last few weeks it has become clear the upgrade could not wait that long.  Information Services staff have been doing everything possible to get things ready and perform this upgrade as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience, and please look forward to a smoother network experience this weekend!

In the meantime, if you are having trouble accessing library resources (such as research databases) while on campus, try removing ezproxy.trincoll.edu from the URL. Also be sure to reload your browser once or twice.

Chronicle of Higher Education Now Available Online

We are excited to announce that we now have a site license to The Chronicle of Higher Education. There are no limits on the number of simultaneous users, no special logins, and no more need to use the ProQuest archive or wait for the print version.

If you’re on campus, you can go directly to www.chronicle.com; if you’re off campus, our proxied link has you covered!

New Resource Trial – Flipster

Flipster branding graphic

During October, the Library is offering trial access to Flipster, an app for reading popular magazines via mobile devices.  For example, you can read  The New Yorker or Rolling Stone cover-to-cover.  There are even printable coloring books!  The app is available via iTunes or Google Play.

Check out further information about Flipster, or try it out now!

Banned Books Week

Banned books wrapped in brown paper

September 25-October 1 is Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read as well as an opportunity to raise awareness about censorship. This year, we’re marking the occasion by selecting a number of frequently challenged and banned books in our collection, wrapping them in brown paper, labeling them with the reasons they have been challenged, and hiding them around the library.

If you see one of these paper-wrapped books, bring it to the circulation desk for a candy reward! We’ll also keep track of how many books you return over the course of the week. Top scorers will receive a paperback book of their choice from any list of challenged/banned books. Happy hunting!

Faculty Publications Reception

A display of new faculty publications

This Tuesday, September 20th, Trinity College will be hosting a reception to honor faculty members who have published a new monograph or edited a collection as well as those who have been awarded grants to pursue their scholarship.

The celebration will begin immediately after Tuesday’s Faculty Meeting and will be held in the 1823 room, on Level 2 of the library.

Come celebrate our colleagues’ continuing tradition of cutting-edge scholarship!

 

Help Us Grow Our Leisure Reading Collection

Need something to read on vacation? Want a break from textbooks and academic articles? We want to fill those shelves with books you enjoy, and you can help us by making suggestions. Let us know what authors, titles, and genres we’re lacking, and we’ll take care of the rest.

You can leave suggestions on sticky notes on the whiteboard in the 24-hour zone on Level A or on the big whiteboard in the Reading Room on Level 1, right next to the graphic novels.

We’re looking forward to building a great collection with you!

Lounging person reading a book.CC BY-NC-ND by Joe St.Pierre