Thursday, November 16, 2017

Juried Student Art Exhibition

Join us at the reception for the Juried Student Art Exhibition in Everett Gallery 204, upper level of Hewes Library, on Friday, November 17, 3-4:30pm.  The gallery talk and awards will begin at 3:30pm.

Monmouth College alum, Gary Carstens, '77, served as the juror over homecoming weekend.

The show is open to the public Friday, November 17th through December 1st.




Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Renewing Library Materials

It's that time of year when research is going strong. Be sure to renew any library materials you may need through the end of term. Here is a quick guide to renewing:



Tip: You'll receive an email reminder. Acting on those emails and following the directions provided will save you time!

1. Renewing Hewes Library and I-Share Materials
Hewes Library and I-Share materials may be renewed up to three times. 
accounts option on library homepage
    • Remember: your login was created by you. If you have forgotten your login, use the "Forgot Your Password" feature.
  • Select the title to renew, or utilize the "Select All" feature.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list and click "Renew Selected Items"

2. Renewing ILLiad materials
  • Login to your ILLiad account -- this link is also found on the Hewes Library homepage (see image above). Your login is your MC username and password.
  • Select "Checked Out Items" (see image)
  • A list of current ILLiad items checked out will be displayed. 
  • Select the correct title, and select the red "Renew Request" link at the top of the page.
  • Be sure to check if any user messages are displayed.

As always, contact the Hewes Library Circulation Desk if you have questions: 309-457-2190.

Monday, November 13, 2017

New Art in Gallery 203

A new exhibit titled "European and American Portraiture" is now on display in Gallery 203 in Hewes Library. European and American portraiture in the late 17th century and 18th century shared some similarities, but were quite distinct. 

"By the end of the 19th Century, however, the American painters become much more influenced by the Europeans," said Mary Phillips, Monmouth's curator of college art collections. "Some, including James M. Whistler, John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt, chose to move to Europe to further their education and ultimately their careers." 

    

The College has works of two of those "expatriates" – Whistler, with his Drouet, in the new exhibit, and Sargent, with his Winding Road and Cypress Trees, San Vigilio, in the lobby adjacent to the elevator.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Coloring Poetry on Nov. 15th

All are welcome to the upper level of Hewes Library to listen to poetry and color, and maybe read your favorite poem as well!  Coloring supplies, poems and refreshments provided.

Wednesday, November 15th 4pm - 5:30pm
Free and open to the Monmouth College community!



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Trial Database: L'Annee Philologique


Hewes Library has a trial of the classics database, L'Annee Philologique, from November 8th - December 8th, 2017.

This database indexes scholarly journals and books from all over the world, as well as festschriften, dissertations, articles in collections, and book reviews. Languages include French, German, Italian, English, and Spanish.

These resources cover all aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations including Greek and Latin literature and linguistics, which includes early Christian texts, Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, and mythology. 

How to obtain the books and articles indexed in this database:

Database details
Format: index and abstract only; no full-text
Content: journal articles, books, book reviews, dissertations, festschriften
Languages:  French, German, Italian, English, and Spanish
Years covered: 1928 to present
Abbreviation list: http://www.annee-philologique.com/files/sigles_fr.pdf

Access L'Annee Philologique via the Hewes Library website from the Databases A-Z tab. Feel free to send feedback to reference@monmouthcollege.edu.
Access L'Annee Philologique from the Hewes Library website, Databases A-Z menu.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New Search Feature on Website

A new search box on the Hewes Library website allows patrons to conduct keyword searches throughout the entire website hierarchy, thus helping locate information about the library and its services faster and more efficiently. The search box appears on every library website page.

For example, a search for "reserve" produces the webpage that explains circulating reserve materials and instructions for faculty placing items on reserve in the library.

Note: this feature does not search digital subscription resources nor databases like the library catalog, JSTOR and Academic Search Complete.


New search box appears on every Hewes Library website



Monday, November 6, 2017

Link to Reference Materials

Faculty:
Could your students benefit from background information before tackling research on a topic? Would you like to supply them with reputable sources of contextual information…digitally? Reference resources to the rescue!

Supplementing hundreds of titles in the print reference collection, the Hewes Library website provides a portal to hundreds more digital reference sources that can be linked from your course page, Moodle page, syllabus, email, facebook page…you name it!


To link to a reference entry (article, chapter, or book):  search the platform, locate the entry you wish to share, and utilize the following features to generate a URL to share with your students:
•             CREDO: use the permalink icon (linked chain) at the top right of the page (sample)
•             Encyclopaedia Britannica: share the article’s URL (sample)
•             Gale Virtual Reference Library: click “Citation Tools” and copy the URL (sample)
•             Oxford Reference: click the “cite” icon (a pencil) at the top right (sample)
•             Sage eReference: share the article’s URL (sample)


One last note: To ensure that the link is accessible off campus, the library’s proxy prefix should be present. If not already provided in the URL from the resource, please add the following at the beginning of the URL:   https://libprox.monm.edu/login?url=



Questions? Contact the reference desk (309.457.2301) or email agiffey@monmouthcollege.edu.

Friday, November 3, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

New items are added to the Hewes Library collection on a continual basis. Recent titles have included:


  • Celebrating Soil by M.R. Balks
  • Evidence by Howard S. Necker
  • Science Communication by Sarah R. Davies
  • Montaigne: A Life by Philippe Desan
  • Jim Dine: Printmaker by Clifford S. Ackley
  • Perfect Moral Storm by Stephen M. Gardiner
  • Bremerhaven: A Memoir of Germany, 1945-1947 by Bruce Haywood
  • Face That Launched a Thousand Lawsuits by Jessica Lake
  • Creating Organic Standards in U.S. States by Samantha L. Mossier
  • In Search of Romans by James Renshaw
              

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Homecoming 2017

Welcome back alumni and friends! Hewes Library remains a place to visit with your classmates, take in the sights, and relax between events.

Homecoming Weekend Hours:
Friday, November 3rd: 7:30am - 5pm
     *Einstein's Bagels open until 3pm

Saturday, November 4th: 9am-5pm
     *Einstein's Bagels open 11am-3pm

Sunday, November 5th: 12noon - 12midnight
     *Einstein's Bagels open 12noon - 5pm

Enjoy several exhibits on the history of the Turkey Bowl, Ravelings yearbooks to peruse, and of course, Scotty our mascot dressed in all his glory!





Database Trial: PsycTESTS

PsycTESTS® Trial extended until November 25th
This database is available both on and off campus.


PsycTESTS®, produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), serves as a repository for a growing selection of psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments and test items that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching. 

International in scope, PsycTESTS® also provides access to an increasing number of tests that are available in languages other than English. PsycTESTS® is an authoritative source of structured information about tests of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. While focused on contemporary instances of test use, coverage spans more than a century. 

Approximately 76% of the tests and measurements indexed in PsycTESTS are available in full. (From EBSCOhost website)








Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Scanner Upgrade Includes AMAZING Features!

Scanning just got easier and more powerful on campus!  


Hewes Library now has TWO scan stations:
  • Main level by the public computers
  • Lower level in the Dahl Computer Lab

AND the scan stations are UPGRADED to include the following features:


  • Translate a scan to one of over 60 supported languages
  • Scan text to audio...AND translate the text to audio in over 60 languages!


Save in one of these formats:
  • PDF's
  • Searchable PDF
  • Word
  • TIFF
  • JPEG
  • MP3
And save/send the item using one of the following:
  • Save to USB
  • Send to email
  • Save to a Network Folder
  • Send to Google Docs
  • Send to print
  • FTP (SSL/SSH)

For more information and a tutorial, stop by the Reference Desk!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

New Recreational Reading!

These titles were recently added to the Hewes Library ScotsRead collection. Materials may be checked out for two weeks, and renewed up to three times. Enjoy!

Own It: The power of women at work  - Sallie Krawcheck
Red-Haired Woman - Orhan Pamuk
Science in the Soul - Richard Dawkins
Obsidian Chamber - Douglas Preston
To Siri with Love: A mother, her autistic son, and the kindness of machines -Judith Newman
Massacre of Mankind: a sequel to the war of the worlds -Stephen Baxter
Ballerina Body - Misty Copeland
No Middle Name: The complete collected Jack Reacher short stories - Lee Child
Against all Odds - Danielle Steel
The Duchess - Danielle Steel
The Windfall - Diksha Basu
Caroline: Little House, Revisited - Sarah Miller
Look Behind You - Iris Johansen
MatchUp - Lee Child
The Moosewood Resturant Table - Moosewood Collective
What Happened - Hillary Rodham Clinton
Murder Games - James Patterson
Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years - David Litt
Unbelieveable: My Front Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History - Katy Tur

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Resource Spotlight: A-Z Maps Online

This resource puts thousands of interactive maps at your fingertips 24-7!

From current political to antique maps, Biblical to climate maps, this resource contains every type of map imaginable. 

Use maps to illustrate presentations or create lesson plans using these visual aids. Static maps are downloadable and printable, in both color and black and white.

Access A-Z Maps Online from the Hewes Library website via the "Databases A-Z" link.

Learn more with this brochure.


Global Sea Level Rise Simulation Map: an interactive map that shows which areas would be under water if sea level rises a specific amount. You can select a value of sea level rise using the drop down box in the upper left corner of the map. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Science (Journal) Trial


Trial of Science & other AAAS Science journals through December 15, 2017


Our Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI) has arranged for a 60-day+ trial of the AAAS Science (1997-present) as well as the family of Science journals published by AAAS through December 15, 2017. Of these six titles Hewes Library has a current print subscription only for Science. The links below should provide access to these publications from off-campus, as well as, on-campus. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Science (1997-present) http://libprox.monm.edu:2048/login?url=http://science.sciencemag.org/

All AAAS Science journals: http://libprox.monm.edu:2048/login?url=http://aaas.org/science-journals






Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Flipster Trial: Digital Magazines

Hewes Library - On Trial Through November 1, 2017
Hewes Library currently has a trial to EBSCO’s Flipster database, which provides full-image access to current periodicals (mostly popular and trade periodicals).  The rotating title carousel of selected popular titles is now on the library’s homepage (at the bottom).



You may click on a particular title on the carousel of titles or click on the  Flipster icon for all title access.

Flipster is accessible on your personal computer and on mobile devices…and is also accessible via a Flipster app for Android or iOS device. 

NOTE: During the trial period you must have a username & password to access the app for your mobile device from off-campus only.  Please send an email to reference@monmouthcollege.edu for the username & password OR stop by the Hewes Library Reference Desk.  No password is required to use the app on campus.

This trial runs through Nov. 1, 2017.

Tutorials
·  Flipster for Desktops (Video)
·  Flipster for Desktops (PowerPoint)
·  Flipster for Mobile Devices (PowerPoint

Guides and System Requirements
·         Getting Started Guide for patrons
·         An FAQ document that you can include on your website or print and distribute at your library.
·         A System Requirements document that you can include on your website or print and distribute at your library
·         Flipster iOS App Information Sheet

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Sept. 24 - 30.

Hewes Library is celebrating the nation-wide “Banned Books Week” with a display of historically banned and challenged books, as well as “releasing” free copies of challenged and banned books into the Monmouth College campus. FREE copies of titles such as “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger and “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini will be hidden in plain sight in common areas of campus as well as residence halls. With eye-catching wrappers and bookmarks explaining the reasons why the novels were challenged, Hewes Library staff hope that students will consider the importance of the freedom to read and engage with the books. Students may choose to read the book and/or pass it on, and consider the harms of censorship.

Hundreds of books are challenged each year in schools and libraries across the United States. 323 challenges were reported to the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2016.

Learn more about the books reported as challenged in 2016, https://youtu.be/O19TVmXWcyI, visit Hewes Library’s display on the main level, and be on the lookout for the free books on campus!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Power stations have landed

Have you see the new power space ships, errr, power stations that have landed at Hewes Library? With room for 6 plugs and 2 USBs, groups will find the power to collaborate longer! #libraryresources #studyspaces 




Friday, September 8, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

New items are added to the Hewes Library collection on a continual basis. Recent titles have included:


  • Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed
  • Breakfast: A History by Heather Arndt Anderson
  • Jazz of the Southwest by Jean A Boyd
  • Love in the Dark: Philosophy by Another Name by Diane Enns
  • Understanding Peace by Michael A Fox
  • Sense of History by David Glassberg
  • My Dear Friends in America by Daisaku Ikeda
  • Java Programming: From the Beginning by K.N. King
  • World Order by Henry Kissinger
  • Value of Emily Dickinson by Mary Loeffelholz

Thursday, September 7, 2017

New Staff: Elizabeth Morales


We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Morales to Hewes Library as our part-time Evening & Weekend Supervisor.  Elizabeth received her A.A. & B.A. in Secretarial Science from the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao, Puerto Rico.   She served as Administrative Secretary and Academic Advisor in the English Department of the University of Puerto Rico, for 30 years before retiring and relocating with family to Jacksonville, Florida, where she worked in the public school system.  


Elizabeth has recently moved to Monmouth this summer, joining her son-in-law, Carlos, and daughter, Jennifer Martinez Morales, who is currently teaching in our Classics Department.

The next time you are in the library late in the afternoon, please stop by and welcome Elizabeth to Monmouth College!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Preston Jackson Exhibit

Now showing in the Everett Gallery of Hewes Library, "Lessons from Other Times,” an exhibit of work by Professor Preston Jackson, emeritus faculty from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Opening reception in the gallery is 3-4:30pm on Friday, August 25th, and the show will remain through September 22nd.

Read more about the exhibit and be sure to visit!



Monday, August 21, 2017

Lamott to McCullough: New Recreational Reading

New recreational reading titles are available for 2 week checkout. Find these and dozens more titles in the ScotsRead Collection on the main floor.

Hallelujah Anyway (Anne Lamott)
Ministry of Utmost Happiness (Arundhati Roy)
Unsub (Meg Gardiner)
Dragon Teeth (Michael Crichton)
Sons and Soldiers: the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army (Bruce Henderson)
All by Myself, Alone (Mary Higgins Clark)
Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple (Jeff Guinn)
American Spirit: Who we are and what we stand for (David McCullough)
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Al Franken)
Ernest Hemingway: a biography (Mary Dearborn)


Friday, August 11, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

New items are added to the Hewes Library collection on a continual basis. Recent titles have included:


  • History of Modern Middle East by William L. Cleveland
  • True History of Chocolate by Sophie D. Coe & Michael D. Coe
  • Debating Gun Control by David DeGrazia
  • History of Islamic Philosophy by Majid Fakhry
  • Japanese Design: Art Aesthetics & Culture by Patricia J. Graham
  • Caliphate: The History of an Idea by Hugh Kennedy
  • Social Media Campaigns by Carolyn Mae Kim
  • Terrorism: A History by Randall D. Law
  • American Prophets by Albert J. Raboteau
  • Biotensegrity by Graham Scarr

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

50 Databases to Try!

Hewes Library has the opportunity to test 50 databases from Gale/Cengage publishers, which include indexing and full text resources in all major disciplines.  Access the databases here through September 8, 2017 (will work on and off campus).

A sampling of the databases included is below. You may select individual database titles (see link above) or multiple databases at once via the interface.

Agriculture Collection
Provides access to current and authoritative content in books and journals that span agriculture, horticulture and farming.

Diversity Studies Collection
Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that explore cultural differences, contributions, and influences in the global community.

Gender Studies Collection
Offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)
Focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues published in academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and multimedia.

Trial to 50 Gale databases: "Gale Access Program"



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

EBSCO Databases & Google Drive Integration

Hewes Library subscribes to several dozen databases via the EBSCOHost interface. A recent enhancement allows users to save a digital record directly to Google Drive. It's easy - just look for the Google Drive icon on the right side of the page when viewing a full record. This feature is in addition to the save, print, email, download and citation tools available in the interface.
google drive
See below for complete directions.

Related items:







Thursday, July 6, 2017

New Summer Reading!

Enjoy a fresh, new Scots Read title with an ice cream cone or on the beach! This new batch is ready for two-week checkout (with three renewals).


New Titles
I can't make this up, by Kevin Hart
Beach House for Rent, by Mary Alice Monroe
Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What you Think, and How you Vote, by Sharyl Attkisson
Mistress, by Danielle Steel
Theft By Finding Diaries (1977-2002), by David Sedaris
Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell, by W. Kamau Bell
A House Among the Trees, by Julia Glass
You're The Only One I Can Tell, by Deborah Tannen
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, by Sherman Alexie
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, by Roxane Gay
Bourne Initiative
Dis Mem Ber, by Joyce Carol Oates

Monday, June 26, 2017

July 4th Holiday

Hewes Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. The library will be open regular hours Monday, July 3rd, and Wednesday - Friday this week.

Photo: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, via Flickr Commons

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Digital Resource: Loeb Classical Library


Hewes Library is pleased to now offer unlimited digital access to the Loeb Classical Library.

A searchable digital library of over 520 classical texts, the Digital Loeb includes literature, poetry, history, travel, philosophy, and oratory, published with the original Greek/Latin text on the left and the English translation on the right. Browse the collection by author and title or conduct a keyword search.


More about the Loeb collection and its history.

Read Lysistrata by Aristophanes




Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Caption Contest Winner

After locating this intriguing photo in the Monmouth College Archives, Hewes Library sponsored a caption writing contest near the finale of Spring 2017 term. Entries, vetted by several staff, were decidedly humorous, and a difficult decision for a winner was made.

Congratulations to Cole Downey ('17) for making the judges chuckle!


Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer Hours

Hewes Library Summer Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Closed Weekends

Special hours for campus events
CLOSED Independence Day - July 4

Have a wonderful summer!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Alumni Art Show June 8-11

In conjunction with the Golden Scots 2017 Celebration, join Alumni and friends at the Alumni Art Show and Reception in the Everett Gallery found in the upper level of Hewes Library.

Reception: Thursday, June 8th 4:30pm-6:00pm


Friday, June 2, 2017

New Recreational Reading

These titles were recently added to the recreational reading collection, ScotsRead. With so many summer reading options, you'll want to check out more than one!

Fiction
Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See
Fire By Night, by Teresa Messineo
Universal Harvester, by John Darnielle
Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman
Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, by Anne Rice
Dead Cold Brew, by Cleo Coyle
What You Don't Know, by Joanne Chaney
Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins
Girl Who Was Taken, by Charlie Donlea
Ominous, by Lisa Jackson

Non-Fiction
Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, his iconic test, and the power of weeing, by Damion Searls
Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's secret adventures, by Nicholas Reynolds
Rest in Power: the enduring life of Trayvon Martin, by Sybrina Fulton
Dust Bowl Girls: the inspiring story of the team that barnstormed its way to basketball glory, by Lydia Reeder
Cubs Way, by Tom Verducci
Never Caught: the Washingtons' relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge, by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Climate of Hope, by Michael Bloomberg
Incendiary: the psychiatrist, the mad bomber, and the invention of criminal profiling, by Michael Cannell
Cheech is Not My Real Name, by Cheech Marin
Anatomy of Terror: From the death of bin Laden to the rise of the Islamic State, by Ali Soufan
Whole 30 Cookbook, by Melissa Hartwig
This Fight is Our Fight, by Elizabeth Warren
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, by Hannah Tinti
There is no F*cking Secret, by Kelly Osbourne
My Cubs, by Scott Simon
A Really Good Day, by Ayelet Waldman
Between Heaven and the Real World, by Steven Curtis Chapman
Return of the King: Lebron James, by Brian Windhorst



Friday, May 26, 2017

Trial Resource: CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics



Hewes Library has on trial this digital resource for the Monmouth College campus through June 17, 2017.


"This venerable work continues to be the most accessed and respected scientific reference in the world. An authoritative resource consisting of tables of data and current international recommendations on nomenclature, symbols, and units, its usefulness spans not only the physical sciences but also related areas of biology, geology, and environmental science." (from the website)

Hewes Library currently receives this resource in print in our reference collection.

Feel free to provide feedback to Rick Sayre (rsayre@monmouthcollege.edu).


Trial Resource: Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Hewes Library has on trial this digital encyclopedia for the Monmouth College campus through June 17, 2017.





“The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online (REP Online) is the largest and most comprehensive resource available for all those involved in the study of philosophy. It is a trusted source of quality information, providing access to over 2,700 articles that have been edited for level and consistency by a team of renowned subject experts.” (from website)


Browse by topic, time period, geographical region, religion, or keyword, or combine these searches with the Advanced Search feature.

Feel free to provide feedback to Rick Sayre (rsayre@monmouthcollege.edu).

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New Law Resources: Slavery in America and State Laws

Hewes Library has added access to two legal source databases provided through vendor Hein Online.

* Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law *

This collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including every statute passed by every colony on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.

The collection provides digital access to pamphlets, books, legal documents, and legal commentary written about slavery in English - defending it, attacking it or simply analyzing it.

The Advanced Search will help the user clarify and narrow a search with the following limits:

  • select from Topics (such as "underground railroad" and "slave revolts")
  • choose Document Type, Slavery Jurisdiction, and Date written
  • select Slavery Position: anti-slavery or pro-slavery


Read more about the database:
http://heinonline.org/HOL/SlaveryIntro?collection=slavery

Learn more about searching the resource (5 minute video):
https://help.heinonline.org/kb/slavery-in-america-and-the-world-history-culture-law/



* Subject Compilations of State Laws *  

Subject compilations of state laws
This collection is a comprehensive bibliography for comparing state laws on hundreds of subjects. 

The collection includes articles, books, government publications, loose-leaf titles, court opinions, and websites. 

Users may browse by Subject (such as "Affirmative Action") or search by keyword. 












End of Term and Summer Hours


End of term library hours:

Tuesday, May 9 (7:30am-2:00am)
Wednesday, May 10 (7:30am-4:30pm)
Thursday, May 11 (8:00am-4:30pm)
Friday, May 12 (8:00am-4:30pm)
Saturday, May 13 CLOSED
Sunday, May 14 (2:30pm-4:30pm) following Commencement

Summer hours begin Monday, May 15:
Monday - Friday (8:00am-4:30pm)
Closed Weekends

Special hours for campus events
June 8-10 and June 24: TBA
CLOSED Memorial Day (May 29)
CLOSED Independence Day (July 4)

Have a wonderful summer!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Government Document Depository

Did you know that Monmouth College is the oldest United States federal government document depository in the state of Illinois AND the fourth oldest in the nation? Monmouth College began collecting government publications in 1860, one hundred and ten years before Hewes Library even opened!

Hewes Library selects up to 16% of what the GPO (Government Printing Office) publishes from various government agencies. Most of the materials are now freely accessible online, but Monmouth still has many print sources dating back to the 1840s.

The age of this collection is uniquely useful as it allows researchers to trace the history and evolution of American governmental policies over the last 150 years. Some of the older volumes may be well-worn, but it’s the information inside them that counts.

Since many of the materials prior to 1994 are not in the online catalog, feel free explore the Hewes Library govdoc website, and ask a librarian for help finding materials!
~ written by Megan Horack ('17)


Pictured here, from top: Congressional Serials Set, Census publications, Atlas of the Union and Confederate Armies




Sunday, April 30, 2017

Senior Art Exhibit

Enjoy acrylic painting, ceramics, drawing, and mixed-media creations in the current senior exhibition on display in the Everett Gallery, Hewes Library.

Emma Gawron, Anita T. Herrera, Krista Foiles, and Kendall S. Thompson designed the exhibit which will be displayed through Saturday, May 6th.


Extended Library Hours

Visit the library for all your research and study needs during extended hours, now through Wednesday May 10th (the last day of finals).

Friday, April 28 (7:30am-9:00pm)
Saturday, April 29 (9:00am-9:00pm)

Sunday, April 30 (9:00am-Midnight)
Monday - Wednesday, May 1-3 (7:30am-Midnight)
Thursday - Friday, May 4-5 (7:30am-2:00am)
Saturday - Sunday, May 6-7 (9:00am-2:00am)
Monday - Tuesday, May 8-9 (7:30am-2:00am)
Wednesday, May 10 (7:30am-4:30pm)


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cultural "Gems" in the Shields Collection

Within the Monmouth College Permanent Art Collections are many exquisite works on a smaller scale. We are delighted to showcase these “gems” from a number of various cultures. Most of the works are from the James Christie Shields Collection (Class of 1949). We hope you enjoy viewing them, now on display in Hewes Library, as much as we enjoy taking care of them in our archives.

Two fine examples of ushabti are pictured below. Ushabti are Egyptian funerary figurines intended to act as servants or minions in the afterlife for the deceased. Oftentimes, they were depicted as farm laborers with a hoe and bushel. Along with scarabs (also on display in the gallery), these are the most common Egyptian artifacts found in collections.

Please visit Gallery 203 on the upper level of Hewes Library during regular daily hours and enjoy viewing these artifacts in person.

Mary E. Phillips
Curator of College Art Collections
March, 2017