Thursday, July 21, 2011

On Display: MC Education Garden

The Monmouth College Education Garden got off to a great start earlier this year and is fully planted and bursting with vegetables now that summer is in full swing.  As part of the educational goals, the MC Educational Garden has partnered with Hewes Library.

Currently on display in the East Lobby area is a selection of books and materials from the library's collection and the garden's collection on the state of agriculture, growing your own garden, and information on making more of your consumer choices locally.

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Books at Hewes Library

Don't forget to stop by the library to see some of the new titles being added to the collection!  New titles are added to the New Books display on the main floor every Friday.  Check back here on the Hewes Library blog for a sample of those titles!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I-Share Changes for Monmouth College patrons

Hewes Library and other member libraries of the CARLI consortia have recently completed a major upgrade to the catalog and universal borrowing privileges.  The changes for partons are:
  1. Search by colection/location: You now have the ability to search by location for an item, or within a specific collection.  For example, if you wanted to limit your results to Government Publications only, you can now do us using the limiting options on the right hand side of your results screen.
  2. Changes to Universal Borrowing: 
    • All UB (Universal Borrowing)-eligible patrons will continue to receive a 30 day loan and up to 3 renewals. Faculty and academic employees will be granted more renewal periods. They will be able to renew books up to 6 times, an increase from the current limit of 3 renewals. The initial loan period and each renewal interval will continue to be 30 days. 
    • Two-week loan period established for non-print materials. Non-print materials that I-Share libraries choose to make available for Universal Borrowing (UB) will have a new standardized loan period of 2 weeks for all UB-eligible borrowers. No renewals will be allowed on non-print items.
    • No more overdue fines for items borrowed from ISHARE libraries. The consortium will formalize what has become an increasingly prevalent practice of I-Share libraries not charging overdue fines for items returned from UB loans past their due date. As of July 1, 2011, no overdue fines will be assessed on UB transactions. Libraries will continue to bill for lost items and may continue to assess processing fees for lost materials.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Announcing the Monmouth College Digital Collections!

Hewes Library is pleased to announce that online access to the Monmouth College Digital Collections.  The MC Digital Collections is an ongoing project, and to begin, Hewes Library has started with some of the archival publications of Monmouth College.  Hewes Library was awarded a grant to digitize two individual titles and two multi-volume series of college publications through the 2011 Book Digitization Grant provided by the Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI).  These materials have been scanned and currently hosted at the Internet Archive.

The Monmouth College Digital Collections is currently available through the Hewes Library website and links to digital publications can also be found in the Hewes Library catalog.  Titles currently available are:
Check back in the coming months!  We'll have the Monmouth College student newspapers available later this year.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Recent ScotsRead Titles

With the warm weather and classes out of session, why not catch up on some summer reading?  The following titles have recently arrived and been added to our ScotsRead Collection on the library's main floor.

Be sure to check out:
  • Green Lantern: Brightest Day by Geoof Johns
  • The Murder of the Century: the gilded age crime that scandalized a city and sparked the tabloid wars by Paul Collins
  • One Summer by David Baldacci
  • Tigerlilly's Orchids: a novel by Ruth Rendell
  • Through my eyes by Tim Tebow
  • The Explorer's Code: a novel by Kitty Pilgrim
  • Now you see her: a novel by James Patterson

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Reminder: Summer Hours

Just a reminder that Hewes Library will be open from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. The library will be closed on the weekends until the fall semester begins. For a full list of the library's hours, please visit the library's webpage.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Exhibit: Tradition of Leadership: Education to Enfranchisement

If you haven't stopped by the library recently, be sure to take a few minutes to view Tradition of Leadership: Education to Enfranchisement before it's gone!  The exhibit was created by Edith P. Mayo, political history curator emerita of the Smithsonian Institution, and has been available through the late spring and summer.
The exhibit is titled “Tradition of Leadership: Education to Enfranchisement” and was commissioned by the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Museums Committee. 
Mayo is an alumna of Kappa Kappa Gamma, which was founded at Monmouth College in 1870, and a member of its foundation board. The exhibit covers the turbulent years in the women’s movement between the time of KKG’s founding and ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, giving women the right to vote.