Thursday, September 29, 2016

Campaign Button Display

Hewes Library is pleased to display a fine collection of presidential campaign buttons courtesy of Monmouth alum and trustee Brad Nahrstadt ('89). The buttons, a complete collection for major candidates who received electoral votes since 1896, will be on display in the Hewes Library through the election this fall.

1964 Barry Goldwater supporter (left) and anti-Goldwater (right)

2008 anti-McCain (left) and John McCain supporter (right)

Learn more about the collection by attending Nahrstadt's talk at 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 30th in the Hewes Library Barnes Electronic Classroom (lower level). The talk is free an open to the public.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Current Displays @ the Library

homecoming artifacts on display
Sweater and 1946 homecoming program
We're celebrating Homecoming and National Banned Books week at Hewes Library, September 25 - October 2nd.

"Scots On Broadway" is the theme for the 2016 Monmouth College Homecoming, and several artifacts are on display near the west entrance including programs from homecomings past, a letter jacket, and a wool MC band blanket.

Scotty, our library mascott, is also dressed for the occasion as Alexander HAMilton, from the hit just off (East) Broadway musical "Hamilton". Come by for a smile (or take a selfie!)
scotty as hamilton
Scotty as "HAMilton"
In the east entrance, display cases showcase books that have been challenged or banned, according to the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom. “The First Amendment guarantees that each of us has the right to express our views, including opinions about particular books. At the same time, the First Amendment also ensures that none of us has the right to control or limit another person’s ability to read or access information.” (source: Robert P. Doyle, Freedom to Read Foundation) These books are available to READ, so check them out!

banned books display
Banned books display

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Participate in Monmouth Culture Stroll 9/23

The Monmouth Culture Club hosts its first ever Monmouth Culture Stroll on Friday, September 23 from 2-7pm. Complete a "passport" and you're entered to win the prize package shown!

Culture Stroll prize package

These six locations are participating:
Warren County History Museum: 2-7pm; behind-the-scenes tours and the showing of a documentary on the museum.

Buchanan Center for the Arts: 2-6:30pm; sneak peak of an upcoming exhibit that will be in the middle of installation, along with refreshments.

Warren County Public Library: 2-5pm; scavenger hunt in the library, along with refreshments.

Hewes Library at Monmouth College: 2-5pm; tours of the archives, library, Shields Collection, and archaeology lab.

The Stewart House: 2-7pm; tours of the house, a Victorian style tea, and croquet on the front lawn.

Holt House: 2-7pm; tours of the house along with informative discussion

Monday, September 19, 2016

Create a Library Account - It's Easy!

Your Monmouth College ID card is your library card and gives you access to the Hewes Library circulating collections. However, if you create a Library Account online, you have these benefits:

  • Renew library materials online
  • Check due dates
  • Request materials via I-Share (a group of 80+ other Illinois academic libraries!)

To create your Hewes Library Account, please follow the steps outlined below.

  • Visit the Create New Account page on the Login Screen of the Hewes Library Catalog.
  • Enter your personal information:
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Monmouth College Email Address
    • Desired Username: We recommend using your Monmouth College Network ID.
    • Password: We recommend using your Monmouth College Network Password.
    • Borrower ID: This is your 7-digit barcode number located on your Monmouth College ID Card.
    • Last Name on your Library Account
    • I-Share Library that you are affiliated with: Monmouth College
Once you have created your account, you will be able to view your personal information, including which items are checked out on your library account or you can renew items online.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

ScotsRead Titles Added

Our popular reading collection, ScotsRead, continues to grow.  The following titles were recently added:

  • Mannings - by Lars Anderson
  • Heroes of the Fontier - by Dave Eggers
  • Pablo Escobar: My Father - by Juan Pablo Escobar
  • Zika - by Donald McNeil
  • To the Bright Edge of the World - by Eowyn Ivey
  • Arrowood: A Novel - by Laura McHugh
  • The Swarm - by Orson Scott Card
  • Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo - by Amy Schumer
  • Rushing Water - by Danielle Steel
  • Liar's Key - by Carla Neggers
  • High Stakes - by George R.R. Martin
  • American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst - by Jeffrey Toobin
The ScotsRead collection circulates to Monmouth College students, faculty and staff for 14 days. Locate this collection on the Hewes Library main level.

American heiress the swarmto the bright edge of the world

Monday, September 12, 2016

Resource Spotlight: CQ Researcher, a research and brainstorming tool

CQ Researcher provides in-depth, themed reports of current topics, written and researched by experienced journalists. Students may employ the reports for well-rounded background information, utilize the extensive bibliographies, and appreciate the "hot topics" feature for brainstorming.

The searchable database covers reports written 1991 to the present. Sample reports include:

Friday, September 9, 2016

New Items At Hewes Library

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

  • Grammar of Names by John M. Anderson
  • Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
  • Walk in the Sun by Harry Brown
  • Maya by Michael D. Coe
  • Suburban Dreams by Greg Dickinson
  • Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
  • Designing Design by Kenya Hara
  • How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff
  • Ethical Life by Webb Keane
  • City: A World History by Andrew Lees

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

New Faces in the Library

Anne Giffey
We are delighted to welcome Anne Giffey to the Hewes Library Staff as our Public Services Librarian. Anne comes to us after serving for eighteen years as Assistant Librarian for Public Services, Seymour Library, Knox College. Anne received her BS in English Literature from Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin, and her Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

Trace Purlee
Also, we are pleased to welcome Tracey (“Trace”) Purlee to Hewes Library as our part-time Evening & Weekend Supervisor. Trace received her B.A. in English from Knox College and her Masters (M.A.) in English from Western Illinois University. Prior to her recent return to Illinois she worked in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as an instructor in English Composition, Learning Resource Center assistant and tutor at ITT Technical Institute and Brookline College, as well as an Outreach Services Representative for Oxford House, Inc. Also, Tracey worked at Carl Sandburg College for over 10 years (1990-2001) where she served as an instructor, as well as the editor of Phizzog, the Carl Sandburg College literary magazine.

The next time you are in the library, please stop by and welcome Trace and Anne to Monmouth College!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Resource Spotlight: Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Arabic, Italian, English and over 60 more!

Mango Languages features:
  • 24/7 Access to language resources
  • iPhone and Android apps (login to website for password)
  • Interactive learning modules
  • Native speaker examples
  • Pronunciation recording and comparison
  • Culture and grammar notes
  • And it's fun!