TREXLER LIBRARY SCUTTLEBUTT ARCHIVE: SPRING 2010

 

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
1/15/10

***Muhlenberg College Joins NITLE***

Muhlenberg College is a now a member of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), thanks to shared sponsorship by the Provost, the Office of Information Technology, and Trexler Library. NITLE is a non-profit organization focused on helping liberal arts colleges and universities with "the integration of technology into teaching and learning, strategic approaches to managing technology infrastructure on small campuses, and the impact and implications of emerging technologies for liberal education."

How Can NITLE Help You?

Faculty and staff can take advantage of a wide range of conferences, workshops, and more at a reduced member rate (or even free of charge, in many cases).

Visit http://www.nitle.org/ to find out more.

Praise for Early English Books Online

In the fall of 2009, Muhlenberg College purchased access to Early English Books Online, or EEBO, an online archive of nearly every English-language title published in the period 1473-1700. We asked Tom Cartelli how he uses this in his teaching and research. Here is his enthusiastic reply:

"Funny you should ask. In the last six weeks or so alone, I've downloaded about (8) full text editions of books from the early modern period dealing with everything from the Pequot wars in New England to the alleged threats mounted against the Church of England by early English Baptists. These are texts I wouldn't, in pre-EEBO days, even have had the chance to see, much less work with, without making a 2-week visit to the Folger Library in DC.

"What's more, I recently discovered how valuable a resource EEBO can be for initiating and supporting student research when I took a student of mine, who was blocked in her effort to develop an independent study project, on a brief database voyage through the EEBO titles. Within minutes, we had identified and downloaded two books on her subject--fools and jesters--published smack dab in her period of inquiry (1590-1620) and she had at her fingertips a set of primary sources that would actually allow her the opportunity to say something new about the development of the professional Fool instead of simply parroting what secondary sources have to say. I know this may be a luxury but I can no longer imagine being without it. Thanks!" --Tom

Calendar of Events

1/15: Extreme Makeover: Trexler Edition. Part of Reality MC Weekend. (10:00PM-12 midnight.)

1/22: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

1/25: Faculty and Staff Favorite Book Series: Discussion led by Karen Green Chrys Cronin. - "Tears of the Giraffe" by Alexander McCall Smith (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Book 2). Open to the public. (Trexler Library Periodicals Reading Room, 4:30PM-5:30PM.)

1/29: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

2/5: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

2/12: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

2/18: Faculty and Staff Favorite Book Series: Discussion led by Lisa Perfetti. - "The Space Between Us" by Thrity Umrigar. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Periodicals Reading Room, 4:30PM-5:30PM.)

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
1/29/10

Jim Bloom, Blogger

Jim Bloom has kindly accepted our invitation to be a guest blogger on the Trexler Library Blog (access from the library home page) for Spring Semester. Here are two entries he's penned recently. Enjoy!

Praise for Theatre in Video database

Charlie Richter writes:

"The Theatre in Video database allows my students to access video performances by major contemporary theatre artists on their own computers. Making the performance of a play as accessible as a play script adds a terrific new dimension to theatre education."

Access the Theatre in Video from the library home page:
http://www.muhlenberg.edu/library > Online Reference Shelf > Theatre in Video 

Infomaniac Tip
by Jen Jarson, Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian

Wondering what happened with the Internet in 2009? Check out the numbers!

http://royal.pingdom.com/2010/01/22/internet-2009-in-numbers/

Highlights:

  • 90 trillion emails were sent in 2009, with an average of 247 billion per day and 81% of which were spam
  • 1.73 billion Internet users worldwide
    • Top four regions: 738,257,230 in Asia; 418,029,796 in Europe; 252,908,000 in North America; 179,031,479 in Latin American / Caribbean
  • 12.2 billion videos viewed per month on YouTube in the US

Calendar of Events

1/29: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

2/2: media:scape Demonstration. Come and see how this collaborative work station can assist with group projects by projecting laptop screens to large monitors. Good for DVD viewing too. Refreshments will be served. (Trexler Library Level A Reference Alcove, 10:00AM-11:00AM & 4:30PM-5:30PM.)

2/5: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

2/12: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

2/18: Faculty and Staff Favorite Book Series: Discussion led by Lisa Perfetti. - "The Space Between Us" by Thrity Umrigar. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Periodicals Reading Room, 12 noon-1:00PM.)

2/19: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

2/24: Faculty/Author reception for Michael Huber and Jim Bloom. Alec Marsh will mediate a discussion on their new publications. (Trexler Library Fulford Room, 4:30PM-5:30PM.)

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
2/12/10

Special offer for NITLE Members

Registration is now open for "The 2010 Horizon Report Symposium," presented by NERCOMP in partnership with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE).

DATE: April 8, 2010
TIME: 9:00 - 3:00 (Coffee and Registration start at 8:00)
PRICE: NERCOMP and NITLE Members: $130, Non-Members: $255
Your fee includes unlimited am and pm break service and lunch.
LOCATION: Four Points Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, Norwood, MA.
DESCRIPTION:
The 2010 Horizon Report [http://horizon.nmc.org/], the seventh in this annual series, has just been published by a collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE program.

The Horizon Report provides a roadmap of upcoming technologies that a distinguished group of researchers, technologies, educators, and futurists evaluate and select for their potential to transform teaching, learning and the creative arts. The report is released each January to provide a description of these technologies and places them in a timeline of immediate impact (within the next 12 months), mid-range impact (1-3 years) or long-range potential value (3-5 years). This presentation will summarize the findings from the 2010 Horizon Report with illustrations of their potential implications for the NERCOMP community. Bryan Alexander, NITLE Director of Research and Chair of the 2010 Horizon Report Advisory Board, will be the featured speaker.

Topics include major trends identified by the report: mobile computing, open content, electronic books, simple augmented reality, gesture-based computing, and visual data analysis. Other subjects which surfaced from previous reports and this year's preparation include new digital literacy, changes to scholarly communication, and the recession's impacts. Framing all of this is a discussion of different methods for apprehending emerging technologies.

This workshop will be a mashup of presentation, examples, hands-on work, and discussion about where we're headed in the practice of technology enabled higher education. Participants will leave with several take-aways: first, an environmental scan about important emerging technologies, situated in the academic context. Second, networking opportunities with peers in the region. Third, a better sense of how to approach emerging technologies.

For a full schedule and registration information, please go to http://www.nercomp.org/events/event_single.aspx?id=5967

New Books!

Here is a list of new books that have been added to the library collection in fall of 2009.

Infomaniac Tip
by Jen Jarson, Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian

So I'm on Google Wave. Now What?

Do you have a Google Wave account, but you aren't sure what to do with it? Lifehacker asked its readers how they're using Google Wave in their professional and personal lives. Among the real-world examples are: group to do lists, event planning, collaborative meeting notes, project management, group Q&A, and more. Find out more at Google Wave in Action: Real-World Use Case Studies.

Curious about potential teaching applications of Google Wave?

  • Ray Schroeder (University of Illinois at Springfield) used Google Wave to have online discussions with his class and another class from another discipline...and another country. Read more at How to Teach with Google Wave (Chronicle of Higher Education)
  • Envision using Google Wave to make coursework more interactive and richer with embedded multimedia. Check out the teaching scenario (page 1, left sidebar) and the teaching and learning implications (page 2, item #7) in Seven Things You Should Know About Google Wave (EDUCAUSE).

Want to learn about more Google Wave itself? Check out the Infomaniac section of our 10/2/09 Scuttlebutt.

Calendar of Events

2/12: Display: "Writers at Work: Marie Howe." (Trexler Library Level A display case.)

2/12: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

2/14: Display: "Caldecott and Newberry Award Winners." (Trexler Library Muhlenberg Room.)

2/18: Faculty and Staff Favorite Book Series: Discussion led by Lisa Perfetti. - "The Space Between Us" by Thrity Umrigar. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Periodicals Reading Room, 12:00PM-1:00PM.)

2/19: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

2/24: Joint Faculty Author Reception for Michael Huber and Jim Bloom. Discussion led by Alec Marsh. (Trexler Library Fulford Room, 4:30PM-5:30PM.)

2/26: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

3/5: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
2/26/10

Trexler Library Staff at Second Harvest

Over winter break, Trexer Library staff headed out to Second Harvest, the mega-food bank of the Lehigh Valley, to lend a helping hand. They spent part of a morning bagging food for school kids from lower income families, part of a program called Backpack Buddies.

Pictured above: Kathy Lilley, Library Secretary, and Donna Whary, Government Documents Assistant, volunteer at Second Harvest.

NITLE News

NITLE Summit "Advancing towards Liberal Arts 3.0": Early Registration, Call for Poster Proposals Close Friday, February 26
Early registration for the NITLE Summit closes this Friday, February 26. The Summit will bring leaders of liberal arts colleges together on March 25 - 26, in New Orleans. It will offer a venue for strategic-level exchange about the integration of inquiry, pedagogy, and technology at small, liberal arts colleges.

Leaders are invited to register and are also encouraged to submit proposals for the Summit's poster session. The call for poster proposals also closes this Friday. The poster session provides a special opportunity to highlight campus accomplishments and projects and to gather valuable feedback from fellow leaders and peers within the liberal arts community.

NITLE Summit 2010: At a Glance

 

Infomaniac Tip
by Jen Jarson, Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian

Words, Words, Words

Looking for a good dictionary? Or just an unusual one? Check out these resources...

Authoritative Dictionaries Online
Trexler Library subscribes to Credo Reference, a collection of hundreds of online reference works, including general and subject specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, guides, companions and more. Access via the Online Reference Shelf or the library catalog. Credo Reference features English language and bilingual dictionaries, including: Collins English DictionaryCollins French Dictionary Plus, Collins German Dictionary, Collins Italian Dictionary, and Collins Spanish Dictionary. Search the library catalog by title (individual title or Credo Reference) to access these and other excellent sources.

Google as Dictionary
For quick definitions of unknown words and phrase, search define:word. For example, for definitions of the word schadenfreude, enter define:schadenfreude.

Pronunciation Guides
Don't know how to pronounce a word? The following sources provide audio files of each word pronounced:

  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary allows you to listen to the pronunciation of any word. Just look up a word and click the speaker icon to hear it pronounced.
    Access: Part of the Credo Reference package, search the library catalog by title or browse through Credo Reference. The pronunciation feature is also available through the Merriam-Webster website.
  • Forvo features pronunciations of words in many languages by people around the world. Hear accents from around the world, as well as non-English words pronounced. You can even add your own pronunciation.

Visual Dictionaries

  • Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary connects words to images. Over 6,000 images are organized in 15 themes, including: astronomy, earth, plants and gardening, animal kingdom, human being, clothing and articles, energy, society, and more.
  • VisuWords VisuWords is a graphical dictionary, visually displaying words in relation to other words and concepts.
  • The Visual Dictionary is a visual exploration of words in the real world. The dictionary catalogs user-submitted images of signage, graffiti, advertising, and more. Browse or submit your own.

Calendar of Events

2/26: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

SPRING BREAK HOURS

Friday, 3/5: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday, 3/6 - Sunday, 3/7: Closed
Monday, 3/8 - Friday, 3/12: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday, 3/13: Closed
Sunday, 3/14: 6:00PM - 1:00AM

3/15: Faculty Author Reception for Margo Thompson. (Trexler Library Fulford Room, 4:30PM-5:30PM.)

3/15: Display: "2010 Student Award Applicants from the Dean of Academic Life." (Trexler Library Level A Big Bulletin Board.)

3/18: Allen High School AP English Research Day. (Trexler Library, 9:30AM-2:30PM.)

3/19: Allen High School AP English Research Day. (Trexler Library, 9:30AM-2:30PM.)

3/19: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

3/23: Faculty and Staff Favorite Book Series: Discussion led by Robin Riley-Casey. - "Push" by Sapphire. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Periodicals Reading Room, 4:30PM-5:30PM.)

3/26: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
3/12/10

Trexler Library Statement on Information Literacy

Trexler Library supports the development of information literate students who can discover, organize, analyze, create, and share information in order to achieve their academic goals and to enhance their independent, lifelong learning habits. Information literate students will thereby develop an intellectual framework for critical analysis and reflection of diverse information resources.

Trexler Library endorses the partnership of and collaboration among librarians, faculty, and staff to foster students' information literacy development. Trexler Library advocates for integrating information literacy throughout the undergraduate experience, enabling developmental learning.

Trexler Library's vision and practice of information literacy is informed by Muhlenberg College's mission and its liberal arts environment, as well as by the Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education1 and by the dimensions of information literacy described by Shapiro and Hughes in "Information Literacy as a Liberal Art."2


1. Association of College and Research Libraries.  (2000).  Information literacy competency standards for higher education.  Retrieved January 5, 2010 from Association of College and Research Libraries website, http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm

2. Shapiro, J. J., and Hughes, S. K.  (1996).  Information literacy as a liberal art.  Educom Review, 31 (2), 31-36.  Retrieved from http://net.educause.edu/apps/er/review/reviewArticles/31231.html

Quilts in Trexler Library

In 1987, planning for the Trexler Library had reached the point to consider artwork purchases. With help from donors, four quilts were purchased for the library from the Mennonite Central Committee's Pennsylvania Relief Auction (with proceeds benefitting Ethiopian refugees in the Sudan). These four quilts were displayed in the newly constructed Trexler Library, along with additional quilts purchased in the following years. At some point one or two of the quilts were stolen from the library, with one recovered in 1992. In 2009, two quilts were donated to and installed in the Trexler Library to replace the older quilts that were faded after 20 years of library-display.

The Trexler Library also has many books and films with quilts as the main focus. Some describe the history of quilts, some are works of fiction, and others treat quilts as an art form and describe an artist's work or an art exhibit. Quilts have long held an important place in the social fabric of the United States.

See the Trexler Library's current quilts from the library's terraces. In addition there is a display on Terrace A featuring pictures of formerly displayed Trexler Library quilts, as well as some of the library's books focused on quilts and quilting.

Infomaniac Tip
by Jen Jarson, Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian

Read, Organize, Share

Looking for great books to read?
Want to organize your books in your own personal catalog?
Want to share your reading lists with your friends?

Try social cataloging...

Social cataloging applications can help you organize your personal library catalog and book lists by whatever system works best for you, share the lists with others, as well as discover new titles.

Learn more by checking out some of the most popular options: LibraryThing, Shelfari, and GoodReads.

Calendar of Events

3/15: Faculty Author Reception for Margo Thompson. (Trexler Library Fulford Room, 4:30PM-5:30PM.)

3/15: Display: "Jazz Appreciation Month." (Trexler Library Level A.)

3/18: Allen High School AP English Research Day. (Trexler Library, 9:30AM-2:30PM.)

3/19: Allen High School AP English Research Day. (Trexler Library, 9:30AM-2:30PM.)

3/19: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

3/23: Faculty and Staff Favorite Book Series: Discussion led by Robin Riley-Casey. "Push" by Sapphire. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Periodicals Reading Room, 4:30PM-5:30PM.)

3/26: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM

EASTER RECESS HOURS

Thursday, 4/1: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Friday, 4/2 - Sunday, 4/4: Closed

Monday, 4/5: 6:00PM - 1:00AM

4/7: East Penn School District AP History Research Day. (Trexler Library, 9:30AM-2:30PM.

4/9: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
3/26/10

Credo Reference: A Great Resource for Students

Credo Reference, available through the Trexler Library website, offers the full text of several hundred scholarly encyclopedias and other reference works.

Among the reference works are the Collins dictionaries, considered some of the best in the business. Scuttlebutt asked Prof. Kathy Wixon to comment on her use of Collins dictionaries in her classes. She writes,

The Collins on-line foreign language/English dictionaries represent a terrific resource for our students, because they now have access to a good dictionary from the comfort of their rooms. Until now, students in need of a sophisticated dual language dictionary either had to use the dictionaries in the library or invest in their own large, hardback (expensive) copy. The inexpensive paperback dictionaries just don't give enough examples of a word in its different usages, causing students to use words out of context or part of speech. The Collins on-line dictionaries, while still not as detailed as their unabridged text counterparts, give a much wider range of definitions and usages. --Kathy

Infomaniac Tip
by Jen Jarson, Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian

Best Blogs and Websites

TIME Magazine recently published its second annual list of the 25 Best Blogs and 50 Best Websites of 2009.

Calendar of Events

3/26: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM

EASTER RECESS HOURS

Thursday, 4/1: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Friday, 4/2 - Sunday, 4/4: Closed

Monday, 4/5: 6:00PM - 1:00AM

4/7: East Penn School District AP History Research Day. (Trexler Library, 9:30AM-2:30PM.

4/9: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

4/9: Phi Mu Lock-In. (Trexler Library, 10:00PM-12:00AM.)

4/16: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

4/17: RA Lock-In. (Trexler Library 10:00PM-2:00AM.)

4/19: Faculty and Staff Favorite Book Series: Discussion led by Jason Feiertag. "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Periodicals Reading Room, 12:00PM-1:00PM.)

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
4/9/10

Muhlenberg Represented at NITLE Summit

In the last week of March, Trish Boyles (ABE) and Penny Lochner (Trexler Library) attended the NITLE Summit, this year's theme being Advancing Toward Liberal Arts 3.0. At this summit, participants shared innovative projects and processes that use current web technologies to enhance education. Because many of the presenters were from small colleges, the ideas shared tended to be highly relevant to our learning needs here at Muhlenberg. Penny and Trish plan to share these ideas and information formally and informally with faculty and staff. Here are some of the projects that inspired discussion at the Summit:

Learners as Designers: Furman University ChemWiki Project http://ctl.furman.edu/main/demos/chemwiki/chemwiki.htm
Digital Humanities Project http://www.iath.virginia.edu
Educational Technology@ Bryn Mawr College http://www.edtech.blogs.brynmawr.edu
ERIAL: Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries http://www.erialproject.org/

For information on upcoming NITLE events (Muhlenberg is a member, entitling us to attend any and all events), visit the NITLE Calendar of Events.

Infomaniac Tip
by Jen Jarson, Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian

Connect with Your Government Online

More and more government organizations use Web 2.0 and social media applications to communicate with the public. Explore some of the options with the following links.

Blogs
Blogs from the U.S. Government: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference_Shelf/News/blog.shtml

Podcasts
White House Podcasts: http://www.whitehouse.gov/podcast
NASA Podcasting: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/index.html
Podcast Directory from the U.S. Government: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference_Shelf/Libraries/Podcasts.shtml

RSS
U.S. Government RSS Library: http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference_Shelf/Libraries/RSS_Library.shtml

Social Networking
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EPA

Twitter
USA.gov on Twitter: http://twitter.com/usaGOV
U.S. Department of State on Twitter: http://twitter.com/StateDept

Video
U.S. Government's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/USGovernment

Calendar of Events

4/9: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

4/9: Phi Mu Lock-In. (Trexler Library, 10:00PM-12:00AM.)

4/12: Faculty Author Reception for Michael Huber. (Trexler Library Fulford Room, 4:30PM-5:30PM.)

4/16: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

4/17: RA Lock-In. (Trexler Library 10:00PM-2:00AM.)

4/19: Faculty and Staff Favorite Book Series: Discussion led by Jason Feiertag. "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Periodicals Reading Room, 12:00PM-1:00PM.)

4/22: Soto Zen Talk and Meditation. Discussion led by Zen monk Daishin Eric McCabe from Mount Equity Zendo. Co-hosted by Trexler Library and SorChing Low. (Trexler Library Fulford Room, 4:30PM-6:30PM)

5/7: Trexler Library Annual Book Sale. Thousands of books donated by individuals and estates, going for cheap. Proceeds go toward purchasing new books for the library collection. (Library entrance, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
4/23/10

Brand Spankin' New

Trexler Library's website has been updated! The site's new design matches the rest of the college's website redesign. Don't worry, though -- all your favorite resources and content are where they have always been. Check out the new and improved look at http://muhlenberg.edu/library/.

New Online Ordering Form

Faculty, staff, and students submitting purchase requests for the library collection can now do so using a newly designed online form with a new URL. The new URL is https://library.muhlenberg.edu/acquire~S0.

PLEASE NOTE: If anyone submitted orders using the old URL after Jan. 11, it is likely these orders never made it to us. Please either check with Karen Gruber to see if the orders were received or simply resubmit the orders using the new form.

Register Now for NITLE (Summer) Camp

NITLE Camp is a place for faculty, technologists, librarians and others to learn about, develop, practice and collaborate around technology innovation in these areas:

  • Assessment
  • Digital Scholarship
  • Mobile
  • Multimedia

Infomaniac Tip
by Jen Jarson, Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian

Blogging on Peer-Reviewed Research

ResearchBlogging.org "strives to identify serious academic blog posts about peer-reviewed research with an aggregation site where others can look to find the best academic blogging on the Net."

See all blog posts at http://researchblogging.org/. Browse by topic area (e.g., Biology, Philosophy, Psychology) or search by keyword.

For more information...

  • Want to learn more about how it works and what qualifies? See the Guidelines.
  • Read an interview with Research Blogging founder Dave Munger to find out more about the site's history and purpose.
  • Take a look at the 2010 Research Blogging Best Blog Winners.
  • Ready to register your own blog? See Blog Registration.

Calendar of Events

4/30: Meditation Group. Open to the public. (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 5:00PM-6:00PM.)

5/7: Trexler Library Annual Book Sale. Thousands of books donated by individuals and estates, going for cheap. Proceeds go toward purchasing new books for the library collection. (Library entrance, 8AM-5PM)

Finals Week Hours

Saturday, May 8 ~ 10:00AM-12:00AM
Sunday, May 9 ~ 11:00AM - (no close)
Monday, May 10 ~ Open 24 Hours
Tuesday, May 11 ~ Open 24 Hours
Wednesday, May 12 ~ Open 24 Hours
Thursday, May 13 ~ Open until 2:00AM
Friday, May 14 ~ 8:00 AM-5:00PM

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Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

A Bi-Weekly Update
5/7/10

Suggested Summer Reading

In search of relaxing summer reading? Look no further than the made-for-the-casual-reader New York Times Bestseller Collection on level A of Trexler Library. Here's a complete list of available titles.

Student-Led Book Discussions in Trexler, Fall 2010

The Psychology Club is leading two book discussions by and for Muhlenberg students in Fall of 2010, in Trexler Library, dates TBA. The two books selected are "First Person Plural : My Life As a Multiple" - Cameron West (ISBN 0786863900) and "Go Ask Alice" - Anonymous (ISBN 978-1416914631). Please encourage your students to read these books over the summer and attend what promises to be lively discussions. All interested parties should contact Evelina Eyzerovich or Florencia Allegretti.

Infomaniac Tip
by Jen Jarson, Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian

More to Google Maps Than Meets the Eye...

Sure, you can use Google Maps to get directions from point A to point B, but did you know about all the other useful things Google Maps can help you do? Here's a sample:

    • Get directions via text message, providing on-the-go directions
    • Create walking itineraries with Google City Tours, helping you to map your exploration
    • Find banks, restaurants, shops, and more around a given location, making it easy to find what you're looking for in places you're already planning to be

Check out the Top 10 Things You Didn't Know Google Maps Could Do (via Lifehacker) for more ideas (with links to more information for each item).

Calendar of Events

5/7: Trexler Library Annual Book Sale. Thousands of books donated by individuals and estates, going for cheap. Proceeds go toward purchasing new books for the library collection. (Library entrance, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Finals Week Hours

Saturday, May 8 10:00AM-12:00AM
Sunday, May 9 11:00AM - (no close)
Monday, May 10 Open 24 Hours
Tuesday, May 11 Open 24 Hours
Wednesday, May 12 Open 24 Hours
Thursday, May 13 Open until 2:00AM
Friday, May 14 8:00 AM-5:00PM
Follow this link to see our summer hours: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/library/about/hoursmaps.html

5/20: Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference, Lehigh Valley Chapter. Some 170 librarians from PA and NJ will converge on Muhlenberg College for their 2010 annual meeting, with speakers addressing issues such as copyright, management, building security, technology, and collection development. (Miller Forum, Moyer Hall, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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