Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

Author: rberanis

Library and IT Desk Student Consultant – Job Openings Now at Raether Library

The Library and IT Desk is currently inviting students from the class of 2023, 2024, and 2025 to apply for the Library and IT Desk Student Consultant or similar role within the Library and Information Technology Department. Apply on Handshake today!

The successful candidate must meet the following criteria:
  • Be able to work a minimum of 6 hours a week
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrate proficiency in technology support and troubleshooting
  • Be willing to provide classroom technology support in front of a live classroom
  • Be able to work well under pressure and in a fast paced work setting
  • Be willing to constantly learn and seek out answers when necessary
  • Be resourceful and show initiative

Book Chapter Digitization

We know it is difficult to visit the library,  especially for faculty and students who are working remotely due to Covid-19. Our staff would like to offer everyone the opportunity to make digitization requests, and we want to make it as easy as possible. Please know that we will fulfill requests as quickly as possible, but we have a very limited staff schedule. Some requests could take up to a week to be fulfilled.

Digitization requests are available for Trinity owned items, and patrons may request up to 1 chapter or 10% of an item’s contents.  Fair use provisions covering digitization of library materials have limitations on the amount or type of material that may be copied. Requests will be shared digitally via email or One Drive. Please contact Rose Beranis at or x2477 with any questions.

How to make a digitization request:

  • Browse OneSearch 
  • Click on “Request”
  • Write your digitization request in the “Comment” field

Click the image below to see an example request:





A Warm Cozy Fireplace

When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing better than sitting by a cozy fire. 

You may already know how to reserve a study space in the library, but did you know that the library now features a cozy spot with a real burning fireplace? This nook is so much better than any 12-hour video of fireplace crackling sounds, and offers the true warmth someone needs to stay up all night and study.

You can’t book these comfortable seats in advance, but the fire will burn 24-hours a day for library patrons that are faced with late nights and early mornings. When you’re contemplating your next study space, look no further.

Find this warm and cozy fireplace on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the 24-hour zone of the library, in the DiBenedetto Reading Room. Enjoy!

Information Services Desk Update

Merging the help desk and circulation desk operations has proven to be both challenging and rewarding, but we are finally getting into the groove of things and feeling like a single unit at the Information Services Desk! Many may know us as staffed by team members whose previous expertise was limited to either library circulation or help desk services, but that is changing as we continue to cross-train and hire new team members.

The newest employee to join our team is Catherine Simpson, who fills the role of Public Services Specialist here at the Information Services Desk. Catherine performs a variety of tasks, working collaboratively with staff and students, and providing excellent, friendly service. Together, our unit continues to strive for overall improvement of services, and we are constantly evaluating the ways in which we operate day-to-day. Our main goal is to assist Trinity community members in every way possible, and we aim to achieve this goal by offering excellent customer service, building a great team of students and staff, continuously learning and being the best we can be. Feel free to stop by our desk to say hello, meet our new team member, Catherine, or just to challenge us with any questions you may have!