New Visitor Policy for Summer 2021

Starting June 1, 2021 the Raether Library and Information Technology Center and Watkinson Library will once again welcome visitors, albeit with some restrictions due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic. If you would like to use the library you will need to submit a brief request telling us why and when you would like to […]

Sharing and Viewing Zoom Recordings

In this post you can explore instructions and hints on how to either view or share Zoom recordings, either if a Zoom recording belongs to you, or if a Zoom recording was shared with you (and it belongs to someone else). Generally the first scenario is…

Scheduled Library Systems Downtime

Over Memorial Day weekend from approximately 11:00pm Saturday May 29th to 11:00pm Sunday May 30th, library systems will be down while our cloud environment to a new data center.  During this period library items cannot be checked out or renewed and OneSearch will not be usable.  Library databases will still be accessible through the A-Z […]

Spotlight on New Acquisitions: Conrad Gessner’s Vogelbuch (“Bird-Book”) of 1582

As historian Ann Blair notes in her 2016 Bennett Lecture before the Renaissance Society of America, although Conrad Gessner (1516-1565) was both prolific and varied in his publishing interests, he is perhaps best known today as the author of natural histories, particularly his four volume Historia Animalium (1551-1558). Gessner’s Historia Animalium was originally published in …

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April 4, 1967 Beyond Vietnam

April 4 marks the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s denunciation of the Vietnam war in his speech “Beyond Vietnam.” Delivered at the Riverside Church in New York City, King urged his audience to work toward a revolution in values that would say of war “This way of settling differences is not just.” Linking opposition to […]

Videos for Course Reserves

Due to very heavy demand and limited staff in the Raether Library and Information Technology Center, processing of faculty video requests for course reserves may be delayed by as much as two weeks, and could be longer if we need to purchase a new DVD. Please submit requests well in advance of class need.  We […]