Thursday, April 22, 2010

FREE Coffee and Snacks!

From 4/22 - 4/29 the library will have snacks and coffee available on the first floor of the library for free from 8pm - close every night. We know it's a stressful time so the Provost's Office, the library, and generous community members have teamed up to keep student energy up and stress down when studying for finals and writing last minute papers. Help yourself to coffee, tea, and snacks while they last. Good luck on finals!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Books on Photography and World Cultures

Books on Photography and World Cultures come together in this library exhibit assembled in conjunction with the 3rd Annual International Photo Contest being held at the Miller Information Commons

April is National Poetry Month

Celebrate the month of April by reading some great poetry! We have created a great display of poetry books in the display case in the foyer of the Miller Information Commons. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

NEWS: MANGO Languages

We are happy to announce that Champlain has recently licensed a product called Mango to provide on-line language learning support. Mango includes conversational language instruction for a variety of languages such as Arabic, French, Irish Gaelic, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Greek, Japanese, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Hindi and many others. For some languages, ESL support is also available. Mango is web-based and accessible to Champlain students, faculty, and staff through the library website (under "M" in the "All Databases A-Z" link), or you can enter it directly using this URL:

While Mango is not meant to replace traditional classroom instruction, it is a great starting point if you want to "try out" or brush up on a language, and an excellent resource for students, faculty, or staff who will be traveling. If you are using a computer with a microphone, you can even record yourself and compare your pronunciation with the instructor's.

Give Mango a try!