Thursday, March 30, 2017

Resources for Educational Studies

The Education Department houses their collection of textbooks and teachers’ guides along with other materials used to establish curricula in the lower level of Hewes Library. At first glance, this collection appears chaotic and daunting, but a quick search in the library catalog will reduce the stress of finding what you need.

    Collections in library catalog
  1. On the library’s homepage, search a keyword in the library catalog search box. 
    • example: "frog" "elementary math" 

  2. Select “Curriculum Lab” under the “Location” section on the right hand side.  

  3. You may narrow your search further in the “Topic” or “Subject” fields.
Topics and Subjects in library catalog

The Curriculum Lab includes materials from elementary, secondary, professional, and special education fields on a variety of subjects. There are also testing materials as well as audio and video formats.

This collection is adjacent to the Children’s Literature, so fiction and non-fiction texts are not far away. Some of the most popular items in the Curriculum Lab the jumbo books that are stored with supplemental materials such as puppets and maps for an interactive experience.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask a librarian for help!

From left: book & puppet, teacher & student math texts, jumbo book and puppet

*Thank you to Megan Horack for contributing this post.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Current Display by Umoja

The current book display in Hewes Library showcases the works of many influential black literary women noted for their contributions to both civil rights and women’s rights.

Curated by Monmouth College student, Jazzmine, a member of Umoja, a campus student organization that promotes African American culture, Jazzmine hopes the display “sparks your interest and motivates you to check something out!”

Visit the display on the east side of the main floor.

Friday, March 24, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • In Praise of Profanity by Michael Adams
  • Psychology of Overeating by Kima Cargill
  • Sociology of Food and Agriculture by Michael Carolan
  • Moonglow: A Novel by Michael Chabon
  • Ghost in my Brain by Clark Elliott
  • Transgender Warriors by Leslie Feinberg
  • Course of Andean History by Peter V. N. Henderson
  • Midwest Inquest by Dallas Woodbury Isom
  • Death of the Book by John Lurz
  • From Music to Mathematics by Gareth E. Roberts

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Recreational Reading Titles

These titles were recently added to the Scots Read Collection, located on the main floor of Hewes Library. Titles may be checked out for 2 weeks with 3 renewals.

Airbnb story, by Leigh Gallagher

Attitude: develop a winning mindset on and off the court, by Jay Wright

Book thieves: the nazi looting of europe's libraries and the present day race to return a literary inheritance

Confessions of young Nero, by Margaret George

Dead letters: a novel, by Caite Dolan-Leach

Difficult women, by Roxane Gay

Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the wickedest town in the American West

Fodor’s essential Europe

Girl before: a novel, by JP Delaney

How the hell did this happen? The election of 2016, by P.J. O'Rourke

Life and times of Persimmon Wilson, by Nancy Peacock

Nature fix: why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative, by Florence Williams

Storm in a teacup: the physics of everyday life, by Helen Czerski

Upstarts: how Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Digitizing History Department Slides

History Club President Brody Anderson is working diligently to digitize a collection of long forgotten 35mm color slide images created by History Professor Bill Urban and former professor Mary Crow. “For too long, these slides have been sitting in a box in a back office” said Brody. “It is going to be great to have these slides, which archive the travels of the last 50 years by both Dr. Urban and Dr. Crow, online for anyone to view” he added.

All slides will be uploaded to a Monmouth College Archives Google photos account ( so anyone may view them at any time.

Thanks for donating your time and patience, Brody!