Friday, August 28, 2009

Student Work Study Applications

Hewes Library is no longer accepting applications for work study for the current, Fall 2009, semester. Students are invited to resubmit applications at the beginning of the Spring 2010 semester and again next fall. Thank you for all of the promising applications!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gallery 204: "From Here to There" by Stacy Lotz

Currently on exhibit in Gallery 204 is an installation titled "From Here to There" by Associate Professor of Stacy Lotz in the Department of Art here at Monmouth College. She descibes her installation with the following:

"From Galesburg to Monmouth and then back - Monmouth to Galesburg

During the back and forth I am increasingly aware of the artistic changes in the stretch of land From Here To There:

Aware of the sometimes harsh, and sometimes subtle, impact of the changing seasons and weather

Aware of crop rotations and planting patterns
Spring fields – Harvest – and Till

Aware of the movement of cattle from one pasture to another – groups of cattle as they graze and the one individual laying at the top of the hill watching over the others

Aware of tall grass along the side of the road that becomes beautiful round sculpture placed systematically, yet effortlessly, along the road - and sometimes they linger for months, but the real beauties disappear before I go back that day

Aware that these changes are about processes and cycles that
significantly impact my comings and goings"

-Stacy Lotz, 2009

Currently, the artist's talk is scheduled for Friday, September 18 at 4:15pm. A gallery reception is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, from 2-4 p.m. Gallery 204, part of the Len. G. Everett Galleries are located on the Upper (Collier) Level of Hewes Library and are clearly visible from both the stairs and the elevator. A full schedule of upcoming exhibits is also available online.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

On Display: Back to School

Featured in one of the East Door display cases, is a Back to School display for the library. Come learn about some of the library's services including: library staff, resources, Circulation Services, and more. Examples from many areas of the library's collection are represented. For more information on services, policies, research assistance, a library "How Do ?" section, and more, please visit the Hewes Library homepage.

All of the Monmouth College paraphenilia is currently on loan from the Monmouth College Bookstore. To purchase any of the items on display, please visit the bookstore which is located on the Lower Level of McMichael Residence Hall. Enter through Dunlap Terrace.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hewes Library returns to Regular Hours

Starting Tuesday, August 25, Hewes Library will be returning to regular hours. For a full description of the library's hours, please visit our webpage.

Regular hours are:

  • Sunday: Noon to midnight.
  • Monday - Thursday: 8am to midnight.
  • Friday: 8am to 5pm.
  • Saturday: 9am to 5pm.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Applications for Student Employment - Fall 2009

Hewes Library is currently accepting applications for student assistant positions at the library. Applications are available at the Circulation Desk and we ask that you return a copy of your class schedule with your completed application. Monmouth College students seeking employment must be work study eligible.

Library student assistants complete a variety of tasks working at the library. Students shelve books, shelf-read, and work at the library's Circulation Desk. Additional projects are assigned by different supervisors. All students are expected to work weekends on a rotating basis.

Fall 2009 Move In Weekend

Hewes Library would like to welcome our new students! On move in weekend, Hewes Library will be open for upperclassmen and freshmen who would like to visit. The library will be open on Saturday, August 22 from 9am until 4pm.

If you are new to campus, feel free to take any of the handouts located at the Reference and Circulation Desks. First year students will be visiting the library with their ILA classes over the next few weeks for more information.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Hewes Library is excited to announce that we will be continuing the ScotsRead Collection this fall. ScotsRead is a collection of bestsellers and popular books provided to the Monmouth College campus community.
All ScotsRead titles can be found in the Hewes Library Catalog and we have new titles arriving monthly. Books are available to check out for two weeks with the option to renew for an additional two weeks. Items can be renewed using the My Account feature in the library's catalog.
Recent titles have included:
  • Just After Sunset by Stephen King
  • Rachel Ray's Big Orange Book by Rachel Ray
  • Good Woman by Danielle Steel
  • Watchmen by Alan Moore
  • Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life by Jamie Oliver
  • Bad Bridesmaid by Siri Agrell
  • Being Martha by Allen Llyod
  • Stone Cold by David Baldacci
  • Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury
  • Critical by Robin Cook
  • Next by Michael Crichton
If you have a suggestion or recommendation concerning a particular book or author, please email a library staff member or stop by the Circulation Desk.

Hewes Library Staff

A full directory of Hewes Library Staff can be viewed on the library's homepage. If you ever have questions about your library account, research, or any library services, please do not hesitate to contact a staff member.

In addition to traditional library services, librarians are available for individual research consultations regarding a project or paper and customized instruction sessions tailored to individual faculty member's needs. Please contact a staff member for more information.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Summer 2009 Hours

Hewes Library will be on Summer Hours until Tuesday, August 25 when the Fall semester's classes begin. Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 8am until 4:30pm.

For more information, please visit the Hours section of the Hewes Library webpage.