Thursday, May 22, 2014

New ScotsRead Titles

Looking for some new summer reading?  Check out these recently arrived ScotsRead titles available on the main floor of the library:
  • The Skin Collector: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver
  • 1954: the year Willie Mays and the first generation of Black superstars changed Major League Baseball forever by Bill Madden
  • The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston
  • The Lincoln Myth: A Novel by Steve Berry
  • The One & Only: A Novel by Emily Giffin

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Summer Hours

Starting today, Hewes Library will be operating on Summer Hours.  The library is open Monday - Friday from 8am until 4:30pm each day.  Hewes Library will be closed on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day (May 26), and Fourth of July (July 4).

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

EBL eBook Patron Driven Acquisitions (PDA) Pilot Project: More eBooks!

Through a consortial project, the EBL eBook Patron Driven Acquisitions (PDA) Pilot Project is now available to Monmouth College students, faculty and staff.  Hewes Library patrons may now access any of over 29,000 Patron Driven Acquisitions (PDA) E-Books through the Hewes Library Catalog or the I-Share Catalog.

MC users will be prompted to authenticate using your MC network username/password the first time an EBL eBook record is selected.

The pilot project is funded by the Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).  Hewes Library, Monmouth College, is a Governing Member institution of the CARLI consortium.

Monday, May 12, 2014

ScotsRead titles added to the shelves

More ScotsRead titles continue to be added to the shelves.  Be sure to stop by and check out:
  • The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore
  • The VB6 Cookbook: more than 350 recipes for healthy vegan meals all day and delicious flexitarian dinners at night by Mark Bittman
  • Field of Prey by John Sandford
  • Wish Granted: 25 stories of strength and resilience from America's favorite athletes by Make-a-Wish Foundation with Don Yaeger
Find all of the ScotsRead titles on the Main Floor of the library near the study table or you can search the collection in the catalog.

Friday, May 9, 2014

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Twilight of Abundance by David Archibald
  • Regulating Alcohol Around the World by Tiffany Bergin
  • Masculinities and Culture by John Beynon
  • Detroit by Lisa D'Amour
  • Second Coming of Joan of Arc by Carolyn Gage
  • 4000 miles by Amy Herzog
  • Marriage Customs of the World by George P. Monger
  • Spirit of the Hive by Robert Page
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry by Dieter Rehder
  • Art Without Compromise by Wendy Richmond

From the Archives: The Naval Flight School

The Naval Flight School Collection was added to the Monmouth College Digital Collections and contains photographs and materials related to the US Naval Flight Preparatory School and the US Navy Academic Refresher Unit.

Student Karrah Kuykendall worked under the direction of Lynn Daw, Technical Services Librarian and Archivist, to complete her HIST 390 course preserving and digitizing the Naval Flight School Collection.

During WWII, Monmouth College served as one of seventeen institutions selected by the U.S. Navy as a Naval Flight Preparatory School. In 1944, the NFPS transitioned to a Naval Academic Refresher Unit. This collection reflects on the important role of MC in the war effort and is a unique glimpse into life on the Monmouth College campus during the war.

A large portion of the collection is the Wing Tips Newsletter, which was written by the cadets and features information on WWII, maintaining grades, and social events on Monmouth College's campus.

Don't forget: return your library materials!

As the spring semester winds down, don't forget to return your Hewes Library, I-Share, and Interlibrary Loan materials once you are done with them. 

You can return materials to the library's circulation desk or drop boxes are available inside the library and outside, on the west terrace.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Quiet Hours!

Please remember that during finals, Hewes Library will be observing quiet hours as everyone prepares for their final exams.

Please be courteous to your fellow students!

Good luck on your finals!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Finals Extended Hours

On Thursday, Hewes Library will be open extended hours for Finals Week.  The hours schedule will be:
  • Thursday - Friday, May 8 - 9: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, May 10 - 11: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday, May 12 - 13: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 14: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.