Tuesday, December 4, 2012

EVENT: BrownBag #4

Wednesday,  December 5 — Brown Bag Discussion with Dr. Lindsey Godwin

"Creating Mutually Beneficial Possibilities:  Examining the Impact of Moral Imagination on Organizational Decision-Making"

Where and when: Morgan Room, Aiken Hall, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Guest speaker: Dr. Lindsey Godwin, Associate Professor of Management, Stiller School of Business  

Bring your lunch and a friend!

Contact: Paula Olsen, olsen@champlain.edu

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

EVENT: BrownBag #3

Nov. 14 — Brown Bag Discussion with Laurel Bongiorno

“Come Out & Play With Me!”

 Professor Laurel Bongiorno will share her doctoral research focused on preschool parents’ perceptions of their children’s learning through play.  She will also share some good books and articles for parents of young children!

Where and when: Morgan Room, Aiken Hall, 12:30 p.m.
Guest speaker:   Dr. Laurel Bongiorno, Program Director, M.Ed. Early Childhood Education, Education & Human Studies Division


Contact: Paula Olsen, olsen@champlain.edu

Monday, November 5, 2012

5th Annual Chili Cookoff!

The days are getting shorter, the leaves are in need of raking, and there’s a distinct chill in the air which can only mean one thing: time for CHILI!

On Thursday, Nov. 8 from 3-4 pm the library is happy to present the 5th Annual Library Chili Cookoff!

Come eat FREE chili and vote for your favorite!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

EVENT: BrownBag #2

Wednesday, Oct. 24 — Brown Bag talk #2, “Endangered Alphabets” with Tim Brookes
“Who Is Killing The World’s Alphabets? And why should we save them?”
Where and when: Morgan Room, Aiken Hall, 12:30 p.m.
Guest speaker:  Tim Brookes, Program Director, Professional Writing
Contact: Paula Olsen, olsen@champlain.edu

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DISPLAY:Happy Halloween

What a great time of year! The leaves are changing , the temperature is getting cooler, and it is time to carve some pumpkins for Halloween. In preparation for Halloween, we have gathered some real gems from our collection about ghosts, witches, magic, black cats, and all things scary and put them on display. We hope you can take a moment and check it out. Happy Hauntings

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Library Event: Meaningful Books Series

Join your colleagues in the Library and on campus for Professor David Lustgarten's Meaningful Books talk. All are welcome. Bring a friend!

When: Tuesday, October 9th, 3:00-4:30
Where: Vista Room, 3rd floor MIC

Refreshments will be served!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

EVENT:Trick or Treat at the Library!

The library staff invites you to  stop by on October 31 from 1-8pm and grab a treat- no tricks! We will be giving out candy and serving up some ghoulish punch on Halloween. Hope to see you then!

Friday, September 21, 2012

EVENT: Brown Bag Lecture Series


Join us for the first in a series of Brown Bag Lectures
hosted by the Library and the Core division

"Is Vermont a Maple Place? Sugaring as a Part of Vermont's Culture"

Guest speaker:  Michael Lange, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Editor, Digest: a journal of foodways and culture

Where: Morgan Room, Aiken Hall
When:  Wednesday, September 26, 12:30-2
Bring your own lunch!
Brown Bag Lectures Series, Fall 2012
Morgan Room — 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24
Friday, October 26
Wednesday, November 14
Wednesday, December 5
Friday, December 7

To volunteer for a brown bag talk, please contact Paula Olsen, olsen@champlain.edu

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Homework? Stop by the library!

As you settle in for Fall semester, stop by the library and find your favorite study spot.  As one student recently tweeted, "I work so much better in the library." And of course you can find books, articles, help, and even a snack, all in Miller Information Commons.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

DISPLAY: Get Caught Reading

What will you do this summer? We hope you will grab a good book to read no matter where you are! So get caught reading this summer like some of our award winning library staff did. You can view their pictures as well as pictures of celebrities who were caught reading! Our display will be up through June. Have a great summer reading!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Summer hours

It's summer, and time for new hours for Miller Information Commons.  See the interim and summer schedule for details.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Library in the News!

It's our week to be in the news! The Champlain College Library was featured in a story on NECN for receiving the ACRL Excellence in College Libraries award.  For additional coverage of the award, including the Burlington Free Press and WPTZ as well as photos from the reception, see the library website.

The library's "Puppies for stress reduction" event is also online at WCAX, and see photos on Picasa.

Thanks for helping us create such outstanding programs!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Puppies for stress reduction!

Check me (Thea) out!
Feeling stressed about finals projects and papers? Research shows that interacting with dogs reduces blood-pressure.  For finals week the library is offering furry friends to help you reduce your stress!

When: Monday & Tuesday, April 23rd & 24th from 5-8:30 pm

Where: The Puppy VIP Room (MIC 102)

How: Stop by the Front Desk and ask about checking out a dog or two!

Good luck on finals! 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Library Party!!! Monday, April 16th

Champlain students are excellent! And our library just won the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award. Let's celebrate our mutual excellence together. Join us Monday, April 16th from 4-5:15pm on the first floor of the library for this party of excellence. It's pretty much like winning the Superbowl of academic libraries so there will be music, we'll be giving out food, swag, and students can enter to win a Nook e-reader! Don't miss this event. After all, there "ain't no party like a library party."

Monday, April 9, 2012

DISPLAY: Annual International Photo Contest

Be sure to come in and view the International Photo competition submissions now on display on the main floor of the Miller Information Commons. And while you're here, don't forget to submit a vote for the "people's choice" award. You might also find a moment to browse through some of the books in our display on photography and place.

The library will host an awards reception to announce the winners on Wednesday, April 18th, from 2-3 on the main floor of the Miller Information Commons. All are welcome. Refreshments included!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

We Need Video Volunteers!

This Friday, March 23rd, we are going to be shooting video of students, faculty, and staff discussing their experience with the library and what makes it great. We need you to share your thoughts and help us out with our video project. What ways has the library impacted you? What do you really love about the library? Stop by the first floor Tower Room in the library Friday and let us know!

For more information or to set up an appointment, email aburkhardt@champlain.edu, connect on Facebook or on Twitter @champlib.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DISPLAY: March is Women's History Month

March is a great month! It is a month to celebrate the arrival of Spring and the month when we celebrate Women! Our library has put together a great display of books about women. From Helen Keller to Madeleine Albright, we have a wonderful collection of books featuring women and their roles in history. The display will be up the entire month of March, located at the circulation desk. Enjoy!

Meaningful Books Series Event

Join your colleagues in the Library and on campus as Sarah Faye Cohen, Assistant Director of the Library, shares her love of books with us at the Meaningful Books Series. All are welcome.

When: Wednesday, March 21st, 3:30-4:30
Where: Vista Room, 3rd floor MIC

Refreshments will be served!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Meaningful Books Series Event

Join your colleagues in the Library and on campus as Claire Giroux-Williams, Assistant Director for Residential Life Operations, shares her love of books with us at the Meaningful Books Series. All are welcome.

When: Monday, February 13th, 3:30-4:30
Where: Vista Room, 3rd floor MIC

Refreshments will be served!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Our library has been selected as the recipient of this year's ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the College Library category. We were selected in part because of our "nontraditional approach to instruction and positive student-driven environment." We're very excited and honored to receive this award and it's a testament to all the dedication, creativity, and fun that our team brings to the library. 

New Films on Demand Database

We recently purchased access to the business and economics collection from Films on Demand. This is a collection of educational videos on topics in f Business Education; Business Technology; Economics; Ethics & Business Law; Finance, Accounting & Taxation; Management; and Marketing. You can access this database in our alphabetical list under "F", under "article databases by subject" in the Business subject, or by using this link

Friday, January 13, 2012

DISPLAY: Self-Portraits

Stop by the library to enjoy a sampling of COR 110 student self-portraits. The works on display represent the efforts of members of the class of 2014 to integrate their learning in art, psychology, neuroscience, and literature to produce their own self-portraits at semester’s end.

Friday, January 6, 2012

DISPLAY: Brand New Children's Books

For the first time, we’re showcasing children’s books added to the Library’s collection during 2011, including the most recent Caldecott (A Sick Day for Amos McGee, Philip Stead) and Newbery (Moon over Manifest, Clare Vanderpool) winners. These books are front and center for only a short time, so come have a look at one of the Library's best-kept secrets!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

DISPLAY: Video Reviews!

Check out something to read for fun this semester. There are three books on display that were selected by Champlain students as their favorites. You can watch a quick video of students discussing their favorite books by scanning the code on the front. Happy reading!