Sunday, April 30, 2017

Senior Art Exhibit

Enjoy acrylic painting, ceramics, drawing, and mixed-media creations in the current senior exhibition on display in the Everett Gallery, Hewes Library.

Emma Gawron, Anita T. Herrera, Krista Foiles, and Kendall S. Thompson designed the exhibit which will be displayed through Saturday, May 6th.

Extended Library Hours

Visit the library for all your research and study needs during extended hours, now through Wednesday May 10th (the last day of finals).

Friday, April 28 (7:30am-9:00pm)
Saturday, April 29 (9:00am-9:00pm)

Sunday, April 30 (9:00am-Midnight)
Monday - Wednesday, May 1-3 (7:30am-Midnight)
Thursday - Friday, May 4-5 (7:30am-2:00am)
Saturday - Sunday, May 6-7 (9:00am-2:00am)
Monday - Tuesday, May 8-9 (7:30am-2:00am)
Wednesday, May 10 (7:30am-4:30pm)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cultural "Gems" in the Shields Collection

Within the Monmouth College Permanent Art Collections are many exquisite works on a smaller scale. We are delighted to showcase these “gems” from a number of various cultures. Most of the works are from the James Christie Shields Collection (Class of 1949). We hope you enjoy viewing them, now on display in Hewes Library, as much as we enjoy taking care of them in our archives.

Two fine examples of ushabti are pictured below. Ushabti are Egyptian funerary figurines intended to act as servants or minions in the afterlife for the deceased. Oftentimes, they were depicted as farm laborers with a hoe and bushel. Along with scarabs (also on display in the gallery), these are the most common Egyptian artifacts found in collections.

Please visit Gallery 203 on the upper level of Hewes Library during regular daily hours and enjoy viewing these artifacts in person.

Mary E. Phillips
Curator of College Art Collections
March, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Hallelujah Junction by John Adams
  • Explorers of the American West by Jay H. Buckley
  • Sociology of Food and Agriculture by Michael Carolan
  • Poems of Emily Dickinson edited by R.W. Franklin
  • New Mutants by Ramzi Fawaz
  • Even the Hollow my Body Made is Gone: Poems by Janice N. Harrington
  • Assimilating Seoul by Todd A. Henry
  • United States and Terrorism by Ron Hirschbein
  • Today's Social Issues by Timothy W. Kneeland
  • Death of the Book by John Lurz

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Caption Contest!

The caption contest is back! 

Photographer Lee Schaeffer ('65), a Monmouth College yearbook and student newspaper photographer 1961-1965, captured this moment in Monmouth College residence life in the early 1960s. 

Email your witty caption to - a winner will be posted before term end.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Try Out These Database Trials!

Hewes Library is providing trial access to three online resources this month, evaluating usefulness to faculty, staff, and students of Monmouth College.

We encourage you to use these resources and send your feedback to Access information is below.

Statistical Abstracts of the United States
(On campus only, through May 4, 2017)
Built to find and retrieve statistical content, ProQuest Statistical Insight spans more than 600,000 published tables a year on thousands of different topics. It provides fast and easy access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations.
More Info: Statistical Abstract of the United States

World War II: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection (Requires login - through April 27, 2017)
Online access to five-volume print encyclopedia set. This encyclopedia represents a single
source of authoritative information on World War II that provides accessible coverage of the
causes, course, and consequences of the war.
Username: monmouth
Password: college
More Info: World War II: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection

Subject Compilations of State Laws (Through April 24, 2017)
Cheryl Nyberg’s Subject Compilations of State Laws has long been recognized as the most
comprehensive source for identifying thousands of articles, books, government documents,
looseleaf services, court opinions and Internet sites that compare state laws on hundreds of
subjects. The series has been previously chosen for Best Legal Reference Books and has
been called “unique,” “priceless” and “irreplaceable.”
More Info:

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter Break Hours

Easter Break 2017 Library Hours

Thursday April 13 -- 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday - Sunday April 14-16 -- CLOSED
Monday April 17 --  8:00 a.m. - Midnight

*Einstein Brothers Bagels will close Thursday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. and will reopen Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 a.m.

Keep up to date on library hours on our website:

"Gladiolus L’Eclantante" from Provincial Archives of Alberta via Flickr Commons

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Coloring Poetry Event April 11

Join poetry and coloring enthusiasts alike at this free event on Tuesday, April 11th. A generous donation from the Galesburg Public Library, via the NEA Big Read, provided 25 copies of an Emily Dickinson coloring chapbook. The first 25 people attending will receive a copy, and everyone will enjoy coloring and snacking and listening to guest readers. Come any time between 4pm - 5:30pm to the upper level of Hewes Library! 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Student Art Exhibit

Showing now through April 22nd, a senior exhibition featuring Kallie Ditusa, Gabbie General, and Rubi Nogueron in the Everett Gallery, upper level.