Thursday, December 8, 2011

NEWS: Reception for "beaver collection"

Libraries are known for their great and diverse collections. Over the next few weeks, the Library is proud to display the famous "beaver collection" on loan from the President’s Office. So, to honor CC’s school mascot "Chauncey," and in the spirit of the season, the Library is hosting "Another Dam Reception" on Tuesday, December 13th at 1 p.m. in the MIC. Take a break from the pressures of the semester and join us as we celebrate our eclectic Castor canadensis collection. You’re never too busy for some mud pie and chocolate pretzel sticks! And don’t miss a guest appearance from our own Chauncey…….

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

NEWS: Chronicle of Higher Ed now available

The full content of the Chronicle of Higher Education is now available directly through the Library website. You’ll find it listed on the website under “All Article Databases A-Z” or “Article Databases by Subject” and then “Education.”

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DISPLAY: Happy Halloween

Looking for a frightful read this Halloween? Check out our display of books about witches, ghosts, and tales that are likely to send chills up your spine! Stop by the Library on Halloween from 1-5 and grab a sweet treat on us. Happy Haunting

Friday, October 21, 2011

DISPLAY: How do YOU see yourself?

Core 110 students, if you need inspiration for your "self-portait" project, check out the display at the Library that includes some great books on portraiture. And if you're not taking Core 110, stop by anyway--our displays are always happy to have a viewing audience!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

NEWS: New Business databases!

Champlain College has just licensed two new databases that will be useful in business-related projects:

PrivCo is the premiere source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed, and international unlisted companies.

Prendismo offers over 15,000 video clips from experts broken into 200 topics, specifically focused on business, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Both databases are now available through the library website. (Hint: If these two new databases don’t appear when you go to the “Article Databases A-Z” or “Article Databases by Subject” pages, on the library website, be sure to refresh or “reload” the page. Many browsers cache a copy of webpages, and you may be seeing an outdated copy rather than the latest version.)

Friday, October 14, 2011

DISPLAY: Study Abroad

Thinking about studying abroad? Come check out books about Dublin and Montréal; they're on display near the main entrance of the Miller Information Commons.

The deadline for the Dublin and Montréal Summer 2012 programs is April 1, 2012. For more information, take a look at the Champlain Abroad Web page.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

4th Annual Chili Cookoff

Once again that time of year is upon us. The days are getting shorter, and there’s a distinct chill in the air which can only mean one thing: time for CHILI!

On Thursday, October 20th the library is happy to present once again the 4th Annual Library Chili Cookoff.

The event is open to students, faculty and staff. Should you wish to pit your best chili recipe against others for eternal (chili-related) glory, please email ASAP as there are a limited number of spots available.

In order to participate you will be required to:
  • Produce a medium to large sized pot of chili
  • Have it at the library and hot by 2:30pm the day of the contest
  • Have a container or crockpot that will keep it warm
I look forward to seeing you all in the library and sharing a bowl or two of chili with you.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

DISPLAY: Hispanic/ Latino Heritage Month

Take a minute to stop by the Miller Information Commons and take a look at our display of books highlighting Hispanic and Latino heritage and culture. Our display will be up from September 22 through October 12

Thursday, September 29, 2011

DISPLAY: Wangari Maathai

Check out our book display featuring books by and about Wangari Maathai, the founder of the Green Belt movement and the Nobel Peace Prize winner. She was an environmental activist and champion of women's rights. For more info check our one of our books or her Wikipedia page.

Monday, September 19, 2011

DISPLAY: Constitution Day

Visit the book display near the main entrance of Miller Information Commons to learn more about the U.S. Constitution!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

DISPLAY: Remembering 9/11

Stop by Miller Information Commons to see “We Remember September 11, 2001,” a display of books near the main desk commemorating the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Free Buttons at the Front Desk!

There are free buttons available at the front desk. They were made from books located here at the Champlain College Library. Feel free to grab one, and say hi.

Monday, August 29, 2011

NEWS: Snacks now in the library

Need a quick but healthy snack? Check out the new "Fresh Vending" machine in the tower room on the main floor of Miller Informations Commons! You will find a healthy mix of chips, snacks, yogurt, and -- of course! -- chocolate to choose from. The Fresh Vending system accepts cash, credit, and debit cards. Let us know what you think!

Monday, July 18, 2011

NEWS: Library renovations in progress

New paint and carpet are coming to the main and 2nd floors of Miller Information Commons this summer! Both the main floor and the 2nd floor will be disrupted by these improvements, but the results will be worth the temporary inconvenience. Currently, the main floor is in progress, but computers and seating are available on other floors of the building. We apologize for any inconvenience, and invite you to view our fresh new look this fall.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

DISPLAY: Happy Fourth of July

In celebration of the Fourth of July, we have created a display of some wonderful books about our founding fathers and the U.S. Constitution. Books about George Washington, Ben Franklin, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton are on display at the Miller Information Commons circulation desk. What a great time of year to read about some great people in American history! Enjoy

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NEWS: Burkhardt named Academic Library Blog of the year!

Emerging Technologies Librarian Andy Burkhardt has been named Academic Library Blog winner in the Salem Press 2011 Library Blog Awards! Describing Andy’s blog, Information Tyrannosaur, the panel of judges wrote: “Whatever the topic--technology in the service of education, social media, information literacy, new approaches to old library problems--Andy's posts always get to the heart of the matter. We enjoy his sincerity (‘Not everything has to be scholarly.’), his insistence on the ‘fun’ factor at the Reference Desk, and even his fascination with dinosaurs.”

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Early closing May 26

The library has closed early today, Thursday May 26, due to severe weather predictions, but we will reopen tomorrow morning at 8:30 am. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding of this decision.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Returning Library Books

Just a friendly reminder for students to return their library books, before they leave for the semester. We are open on Friday, April 29th until 9:00 p.m. We are closed on Saturday and Sunday, April 30th & May 1st. We will re-open at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 2nd.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

DISPLAY: April is National Poetry Month

Finally it is Spring time! What a great time of year to celebrate Poetry. April is National Poetry Month. The Miller Information Commons has an impressive collection of poetry. We have created a display of some wonderful poetry books in the Main Foyer of the building. If you have a minute stop by. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Event: Meaningful Books Series

The Miller Information Commons’ “Meaningful Books” Series highlights Roland Palmer

Tuesday, April 12th, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Miller Information Commons, Vista Room

Join the Library in learning more about some of the books that have made a difference in Roland’s life. We hope you can join us! Refreshments will be served!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

DISPLAY: International Photos

Be sure to come in and view the International Photo competition now on display on the main floor of Miller Information Commons. New this year: Vote for your favorite photo! And while you are here, check out the accompanying display of photography-related books (also viewable in flickr).

NEWS: 13 Virtues of Next-Gen Librarians

Check out a national presentation with Champlain's own Andy Burkhardt, highlighted in the second half of this article in the Chronicle of Higher Education under the heading "13 Ways of Looking at a Librarian.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

DISPLAY: New Books

Our latest group of new books is now on display, so "March" on over to the Library and see what we’ve added--many thought-provoking selections are available.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Display:March is Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. A time to celebrate women who have made it into the history books and have shown that women can do anything. From sports to medicine, engineering to politics, feminism to the arts, the Miller Information Commons has a wonderful collection on women. We take the month of March as an opportunity to showcase some of the wonderful books we have in our collection on women. If you have the opportunity, come on by and check out our display celebrating Women's History month. Enjoy!

NEWS: Spring break hours

The library hours for the remainder of spring break are:
Weds Mar 9: 8:30am-5:00pm
Thur Mar 10: 8:30am-9:00pm
Fri Mar 11: 8:30am-5:00pm
Sat Mar 12: CLOSED
Sun Mar 13: Noon-Midnight

Regular hours resume Monday Mar 14.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

DISPLAY: Social workers change futures!

What do social work majors go on to do? Who were the major thinkers in the history of the field? March is national social work month, so come see the possibilities in the book exhibit "Social workers change futures" now on display in main floor of Miller Information Commons. (And check out the online photos!)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February is Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the Champlain College Library has created a display of wonderful books - from Maya Angelou to Rosa Parks to Jesse Jackson - come see the great collection of books that celebrate black history.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

NEWS: Two new databases!

Two new online resources are now available through the Library website:

“Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries” is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education. This is one of the primary sources that we use in the library to review new academic books, from which Hanna Bachrach can send reviews in your subject area to you. Now, you can also access Choice Reviews directly if you wish. In addition to browsing or searching for book reviews, if you complete a “Profile” you will receive a monthly newsletter listing the titles reviewed in the new issue that match you've selected. For more information, see Top Tips for Using the New Choice Reviews Online.

“Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels” is the first ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. While it may sound funny at first, this database was acquired specifically to support Champlain’s new MFA program, and is a treasure trove for designers specializing in sequential art. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern sequential artists, this collection will contain more than 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, along with 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Event: "Meaningful Books Series"

The Miller Information Commons’
“Meaningful Books" series highlights
Valerie Esposito, Program Director, Environmental Policy Add Image

Wednesday, February 2nd, Noon-1:30 pm
Miller Information Commons, Vista Room
Cancelled--to be rescheduled

Valerie thinks that books have a lot in common with wine. Fine ones are meant to be savored, slowly imbibing their richness, which remains with you for days, weeks, even years to come. Other books are more flowery, good for uncorking laughter and relaxation, while others are enduring, to be shared and pored over with friends, explored and appreciated for their complexity. She looks forward to a full-bodied discussion!

Monday, January 24, 2011

DISPLAY: The words of Martin Luther King, Jr

Read the powerful words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In support of tonight's reading of "Letter from the Birmingham Jail" sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and featuring Edgar Davis (Monday January 24, 7:00 p.m., Alumni Auditorium), books of Dr. King's writings are on display at the main desk of Miller Information Commons. Learn the power of Dr. King's speeches, letters, and sermons, in his own words.

Friday, January 14, 2011

News: New Catalog Look!

Our catalog got a new look today. The new interface is cleaner and provides more information on the results list. We hope you find searching for books and ebooks even easier now. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the library. Check out the new interface here:

Friday, January 7, 2011

NEWS: New Databases!

The following databases are now available in the Champlain Collection, and can be accessed via the library website:

  • Biography in Context (InfoTrac)
--A "next-generation online portal" built on a foundation of 600,000+ biographies on more than 500,000 people. Includes the highly regarded Contemporary Authors database.
  • Career Transitions (InfoTrac)
--Designed for people in the midst of a career or job change, this product includes resources for discovering, planning and pursuing the next career step: career exploration, resume preparation, tips for finding employment, and more.
  • Educator's Reference Complete (InfoTrac)
--Contains more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports from the U.S. Department of Education. A resource for any educator - from school teachers and administrators to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level.
  • LegalTrac (InfoTrac)
--Provides full-text coverage of major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals offers law students, faculty and legal researchers the publications they need for their research and practicum.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (InfoTrac) 
--Provides video, audio streams and podcasts, an image gallery, daily news updates, and interactive maps to accompany the popular Opposing Viewpoints database.
  • Powerspeak Languages (InfoTrac)
--Self-paced language instruction in Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, German and English for Spanish Speakers. Additional languages will be available in 2011.

These databases, along with many other Gale/InfoTrac resources, are available to Champlain through collaboration with the State of Vermont Department of Libraries, and are supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency,
through the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Vermont Department of Libraries.