Friday, December 12, 2008

New Video on Research!

Check out a new video the library made on how to start your research:

Display: Staff Pics from the Library

Not only can you find selections from Oprah's Book Club on display at the Library, but the library staff themselves have also selected "some" of the their favorite reads from the stacks here in the MIC, and those "pics" are on display as well. Stop by and take a peek at a very diverse collection of books that the library staff deem their "favorites." And don't forget to check out all of our virtual book displays on flickr.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Display: Oprah's Book Club Books

Take a little time out from serious studying to stop by the MIC and check out selections from Oprah's Book Club Books. You might get some good ideas for holiday gift-giving in the process! If you can't make it to the Library, you can see Oprah's selections on our flickr display.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


It's that time of year when many of us look forward to that wonderful white fluffy stuff we call Snow. There is a display in the Miller Information Commons main foyer display case celebrating snow. Check out the many wonderful books with the word "snow " in their title.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

EVENT: Renee Florsheim's Meaningful Books

The Miller Information Commons’ “Meaningful Books” Series highlights

Renee Florsheim
Dean of the Division of Business

MONDAY, November 24th
3:30 pm
Miller Information Commons, Vista Room

(Refreshments will be served)

Join the Library in welcoming Renee to Champlain.

Preview some of Renee’s meaningful books in the glass case
on the Main Floor of the MIC.

Monday, November 17, 2008

DISPLAY--Tent City

In conjunction with Champlain College's Tent City, the Library has on display a collection of books on homelessness. These books may be checked out. So, the next time you are in the Library, stop by the Circulation Desk and have a look at this new display. Or, view the display virtually through flickr.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

DISPLAY:November is Native American Indian Heritage Month

All month long there will be books on display in the Miller Information Commons main foyer display case in recognition of Native American Indian Heritage Month.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

DISPLAY: Michael Crichton

Author Michael Crichton died on Election Day of 2008. His books have sold over 150 million copies worldwide. A number of them have been made into films such as Jurassic Park and Congo. He is also the creator of the hit TV series ER. Feel free to check out the display in the library, and one or more of his books.

DISPLAY: Studs Terkel

The author and oral historian Studs Terkel died this Halloween 2008. His famous self chosen epitaph was "curiosity did not ckill this cat." May we all be so curious...

Monday, November 3, 2008

DISPLAY: Remembering Tony Hillerman

Stop by the library and check out the display of Tony Hillerman's mysteries set in the Navajo nation. Those of us who remember the antics of Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee will sorely miss the mystical world that Hillerman introduced us to and about which he taught us so much. You can read Hillerman's obituary in the New York Times.

Monday, October 27, 2008

DISPLAY:Have A Spooky, Ghoulish, Frightening, Fun.. October

A display at the Miller Information Commons circulation desk features books on pumpkins, Halloween, scary stories, and witches. All items may be checked out. Happy October!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

EVENT: Chili Cookoff!

Join us on Thursday Oct. 23rd between 2:30-4pm for the First Annual Faculty/Staff Chili Cookoff and Tasting and try a dozen different chilis. Faculty and Staff will be competing for the crown of Top Chili Chef. Stop in, warm up, and get your chili on!

Monday, October 6, 2008


Champlain College welcomes acclaimed author T.C. Boyle to campus on Tuesday, Oct. 7th to discuss the 10th Annual Community Book, “Tortilla Curtain.” But that’s not his only book!

The Library has put together a small display of Boyle’s fiction at the Circulation Desk.
Come up to the Library to peruse just a few of Boyle’s other works including “Tooth and Claw,” “Drop City,” “The Inner Circle,” and a collection of short stories.

We hope to see you at the Library, and at the Community Book Talk on Tuesday at 7:30.

Monday, September 29, 2008

DISPLAY: October Is National Book Month

The library foyer display case will feature some of the books chosen to be National Book Award Winners and Finalists over recent years. The first National Book Award was first given out in 1950. Awards are given in four different genres: Fiction, Non- Fiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

DISPLAY: Banned Books Week September 27-October 4

Read banned books. Celebrating the freedom to read. There will be a display at the MIC circulation desk of some of the most frequently challenged and banned books. These books may be signed out. The display will be up from September 26 through October 6.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

DISPLAY: F. Scott Fitzgerald Birth Anniversary

F. Scott Fitzgerald, renowned American novelist, was born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota. In remembrance of his birth we have created a display at the library circulation desk with books that Fitzgerald wrote, as well as biographies about him. These books will be on display through the month of September.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

September is Vermont Archaeology Month

A display at the Library Circulation desk celebrates Vermont Archaeology Month. Books about the history of Vermont will be on display as well as books about archaeology in Vermont. The display will be up throughout the month of September. A variety of activities are planned throughout the state to celebrate Vermont Archaeology Month.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

DISPLAYS: Google's Birthday and September Project

Two new displays are now on exhibit in Miller Information Commons.

The September Project: The September Project is a grass-roots effort that was started in 2004 to promote freedom and democracy all over the world.  This display will be in the main foyer display case during the month of September.

Happy 10th Birthday Google!  Books about Google to celebrate its 10th birthday are on display at the main desk through mid-September.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Blogs at the MIC

Blogs are everywhere at Champlain: the Library, the Emergent Media Center, Faculty Blogs, tools in the classroom. Blogs are a way to share and communicate experiences! Browse the display of blogs and books about blogs in the glass case on the Main Level of the Miller Information Commons.

Friday, August 29, 2008

EVENT: ARTstor & Naxos workshops

Learn more about two great resources at our ARTstor and Naxos workshops coming up this fall.

Flickr sports CORE II gems!

Check out some of the very cool books we purchased this summer in support of the second year CORE's themes of scientific revolutions, aesthetic expressions, the secular and the sacred, and capitalism and democracy. These books are also on display in the Library, so stop by and take a gander at them. Also check out the gathering we had to show off these great new books!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Find out about the Russian novelist and former Vermont resident here, or check out our display at the Reference Desk.

BYOBiz in Flickr!

Check out the great collection of new books supporting entrepreneurship via our flickr site.


See a tag cloud of questions logged at the Reference Desk during the past year.