Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter Break Hours

The library will be open for limited hours during Champlain's winter break. See the full schedule of hours for details. Happy holidays, everyone!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Exam week snacks

Don't stress out! The library will be providing night-time snacks for students during exams...stay tuned for more information.

Exam Week Hours

View the library hours during exams and the upcoming winter break.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Hours

Champlain College, and the Library, will close at 2pm Wednesday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Library will reopen at 5:00 pm Sunday November 29. View a complete list of hours during Thanksgiving week.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

EVENT: Creative Expressions of Diversity

Celebrate Diversity!
Date & time: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Vista Room, 3rd floor, Miller Information Commons

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Library as they celebrate Champlain College students sharing their individual expressions of diversity through photography, poetry, artwork, readings, and slide shows. Light refreshments served. All students, staff, and faculty welcome to join in our celebration. Questions, contact Sophia Morris-Pittman at or Paula Olsen at

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

DISPLAY: Books by Chris Crawford, Interactive Storyteller and Game Designer

Books by Chris Crawford, Interactive Storyteller and Game Designer who will be speaking at Champlain later this week, are now on display at the main desk in Miller Information Commons.

Monday, October 26, 2009

EVENT: Belize

Michele Melia, Cataloging and Systems Librarian
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Noon-1:00 pm
Vista Room, Miller Information Commons

Have you ever heard of Belize? Michele Melia, Cataloging and Systems Librarian at Miller Information Commons, was inspired by her father's stories of his early life in Belize and has sought to learn more about this Central American/Caribbean country. She will explore her African, European, and Native American roots as they are part of the fascinating history and complex culture of Belize.

Sponsored by "Speak Out! Embracing Diversity!", Sophia Morris-Pittman, 383-6621,

Thursday, October 22, 2009

EVENT: Chili Cook-Off Today, Oct 22!

Champlain College's 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off, hosted by the Library and the Networking and Recreation Committee, is today!
Where: Miller Information Commons
When: Thursday, October 22nd
Time: 2:00-4:15pm or until the chili runs out!
Come and taste--we need your votes on the People's Choice chili award!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

EVENT: China Mojo!

Join us at the Library on Monday for this exciting presentation!

China Mojo: Twitter! Wordpress! YouTube! Facebook!
How Champlain Travelers Used Web 2.0 Social Media To Share Our Summer 2009 Two-Week Adventure In Western China

MIC 305-306, Miller Information Commons
Monday, October 26, 2009
3:30 to 5:00; Light Refreshments Will Be Served

Join Jenica Norrish (Class of '07), Katherine Maund (Class of '09), Kristen Mercure (Class of '09), and CCM's Dr. Rob Williams for a fun and interactive conversation about Web 2.0, 21st Century Global Education, and International Travel.

Mini Presentations:

3:30 Welcome - Rob

3:45 Wordpressing China: How We Used Our Blog Abroad - Jenica

4:00 Twittering for Dollars: Fundraising and Web 2.0 Social Media - Kat

4:15 Youtube'ing Mojo: FLIPping our Daily China Adventures  - Kristen

4:30 Open Discussion - Curricular and Community Possibilities - All

Saturday, October 17, 2009

NEWS: Reciprocal Borrowing News

Champlain students, faculty, and staff may now borrow books from UVM! In addition, Champlain faculty members may now borrow books from Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries member institutions. Both of these reciprocal agreements augment Champlain's collections, so read the links for details.

Friday, October 16, 2009

DISPLAY: Support Your Local Museum!


Plan to visit The Robert Hull Fleming Museum - a cultural treasure prized by Vermonters and visitors for more than 70 years. Located on the campus of the University of Vermont, the Fleming is a short walk from the Champlain campus. See some cool stuff and meet neighboring friends and students at the same time……CC ID GETS YOU IN FREE

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Workshop: Refworks

The Library will be hosting three workshops over the next few days to introduce RefWorks. Refworks is a tool to organize all your citations and easily create a bibliography from them. Workshops will be held at the following times:
  • Thursday, Oct. 15th, noon, Foster 100
  • Monday, Oct. 19th, 3:30, MIC 308
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 7 pm, Foster 104
Please feel free to join us at any of these workshops to learn more about RefWorks.

Friday, October 9, 2009

NEWS: Website Down Monday

On Monday Oct. 12th the website will be down due to network upgrades. Until then bookmark for access to most services.

Monday, September 14, 2009

DISPLAY: September 17 is Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787 the United States Constitution was signed. This year we celebrate the 222nd anniversary of its signing. We have created a display of books in the Miller Information Commons about the U.S. Constitution. If you have a chance check out the library display case in the main foyer.

EVENT: Jeff Rutenbeck's Meaningful Books

The Miller Information Commons’ “Meaningful Books” series highlights Jeff Rutenbeck.
Tuesday, Sept. 15, Noon, MIC Vista Room

When asked for a bio, Jeff’s response was his usual: collaborative and inclusive. He says, “Please help me explore my subconscious mind as I examine my personal relationship with scholarly works (Lars Qvortrup, Raymond Williams, Rob Kling, Marshall McLuhan, and more) and the science fiction/fantasy creations of Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Phillip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, Orson Scott Card, Robert Anton Wilson (and throw in a little Thucydides and Emile Zola). Besides my affection and admiration, I’m not really sure if these works have anything in common . . . but let’s figure it out together!”

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

DISPLAY: The Community Book Program

On Display at the Library: Champlain College’s Community Book Program

No matter what you do at Champlain, you can talk to someone else on campus about the book we’re all reading this year.

The 2009 Community Book is Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times by Amy and David Goodman.

Previous books include T.C. Boyle's Tortilla Curtain, Dave Egger's What is the What, Julie Otsuka's When the Emperor Was Divine, and Khaled Husseini's The Kite Runner. And MORE! Stop by the display to say more titles from previous Community Book's on display.

Champlain’s Community Book Program—
Books that matter.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New databases

It's a new academic year and several new full-text article databases are now available in Champlain's online collection. Check out the Databases by Subject lists to identify new resources in your area of study.

Relevancy ranking now in online catalog

When you search for books in Champlain's collection, your results will now be ranked by relevance. Try it out by doing a Keyword search in the online catalog.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

NEWS: Catalog back online

The online catalog is functional again! The planned upgrade to the Champlain College online catalog system has been successfully completed. Thanks for your patience during the upgrade process.

Friday, June 26, 2009


The Champlain College Library online catalog will be unavailable from 8:00 am on Tuesday, June 30 until 8:00 am on Wednesday, July 1 due to server replacement. This planned upgrade will allow for continued maintenance and growth of the catalog, but it means that the online catalog will be unsearchable during this time period, particularly the day of Tuesday June 30.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you need to locate and check out books during the downtime, please let us know so we can try to help. No other resources on the Library website other than the catalog will be affected. We anticipate that the online catalog will be fully functional by 8:00 am Wednesday, July 1.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

DISPLAY:Lake Champlain Quadricentennial

In celebration of the 400 years since Samuel de Champlain's travels to Lake Champlain, the Champlain College Library has created several displays for you to enjoy. We have gathered many wonderful books and artifacts which are on display in the Library main foyer display case as well as at different points on the first floor of the Library. Please stop by if you have a chance. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

DISPLAY: MAY is "Get Caught Reading" Month!

Have you ever been caught reading? We hope so! The library staff was photographed in various places - yes we were caught reading and we want to share those pictures and the books we were reading with you. All month long there will be a display in the main library foyer display case of library staff pictures and the terrific books they were caught reading. If you have a minute stop by and check it out! Happy Reading

Monday, April 13, 2009

Display & Event: 2nd Annual International Photo Contest

Books on photography and world cultures come together in this library exhibit assembled in conjunction with the 2nd Annual International Photo Contest being held at the Miller Information Commons. Photographs are currently on display. Prizes will be awarded on Tuesday, April 21st, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the MIC. Refreshments.

Friday, March 27, 2009

DISPLAY: Dreaming of Paradise

Webster defines paradise as "any place of complete bliss and delight and peace." One might add, warm. Stop by the library and check out a collection of books on display that challenges Webster's definition--paradise: lost or found? myth or reality?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Library on Facebook!

Become a fan of Champlain College library on Facebook. Check out our photos, videos, and what's going on in the Miller Information Commons.

DISPLAY: Diversity and Inclusion Across the Curriculum

We currently have a display up at the Library Circulation desk of new books acquired over the past year at Champlain College focusing on diversity and inclusion. Come check out the exhibit if you have a chance!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

DISPLAY: March is Women's History Month

From traveling into space to serving in government, women have long played important roles in society. In honor of Women's History Month we have created a display about many different women in history and their contributions. We have a great selection of books on women! Stop by the Miller Information Commons if you have a chance- the display is in the main foyer display case. Enjoy!

Monday, February 23, 2009

DISPLAY:February Is National Bird Feeding Month

Birds, what would we do without precious birds? In honor of National Bird Feeding Month, we have created a display of some beautiful and informational bird books. Birds play such an important role in nature. You can help feed birds in some very simple and inexpensive ways.So if you can.. help feed the birds!

The Meaningful Books Series Highlights Becky Peterson

The Miller Information Commons’
“Meaningful Books” series highlights
Becky Peterson

Tuesday, February 24th at Noon.
Miller Information Commons, Vista Room
(Refreshments will be served)

Becky is in her 22nd year at Champlain and is currently the Registrar. For 16 years, she worked as a Counselor in Student Life. She has also led the Music Makers group at Champlain for 12 years. When she is not at work, there is a good chance that Becky is either singing, practicing yoga, or reading.

Becky clearly remembers when, at 7 years old, her father took her to the public library to get her first library card. Reading opened up a whole new world to her, and since that day, Becky has made frequent pilgrimages to the public library wherever she has lived.

Becky enjoys the serendipity involved in finding just the right book to read in the present and then looking back years later and seeing the ways books have connected with each other and with her life as it has evolved. Selecting this list of meaningful books has been a real “trip down memory lane” for Becky, and she looks forward to sharing what she discovered along the way.

Friday, February 20, 2009

ARTWORK: Self Portraits

Stop by the library to enjoy a very impressive display of COR 110 student self-portraits. The works on display represent the efforts of members of the class of 2012 to integrate their learning in art, psychology, neuroscience, and literature to produce their own self-portraits at semester’s end. You can also see them on our Flickr photostream.

Monday, February 9, 2009


Chuck Darwin and Abe Lincoln share the exact same birthday (2/12/1809), so we have put displays up for both of them. In addition to sharing the same birthday and being extraordinary human beings, they also both had amazing beards: Lincoln's Beard, Darwin's Beard. The coincidences are eerie.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

DISPLAY: Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. This year we celebrate his 200th birthday. A display has been created featuring some marvelous books on President Lincoln. Stop by the library and check out the display in the main foyer display case. The display will be up for the month of February.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

DISPLAY: John Updike

John Updike died on the 27th of this month from lung cancer. He was 76 years old. With over 50 books and hundreds of articles, Updike’s work has made a lasting impression on American letters. To commemorate Updike’s life, the Library has created a display of his books. Come check them out!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

DISPLAY: Influential books of our President

Yesterday an article was published in The New York Times listing some of the books that shaped President Obama's life. We have created a display of some of those books at the Miller Information Commons Circulation desk. Stop by and check them out!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Display: Vermont Authors & Winter Sports

Welcome back! It's the beginning of spring semester '09 and whether you're hitting the books, or hitting the slopes, stop by the library and check out our displays on Vermont Authors Every Reader Should Know About,and winter sports.....and keep warm on these chilly Vermont winter days!

DISPLAY:Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday, we have created a wonderful display of books in the front foyer display case of the Library. The display will be up for the remainder of January. Enjoy!

EVENT: Meaningful Books highlights Janice Gohm Webster

Professor Janice Gohm Webster, the 2008 recipient of the Lyman Award for Excellence in Teaching, will be sharing her Meaningful Books with us on Monday, Jan. 26th, 3:30 pm in the Miller Information Commons' Vista Room. Refreshments will be served.
Hoping to see you at the Library!