Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Library Closed 12/23-1/1

Hewes Library wishes everyone a restorative winter break!




Renew Library Materials

If you have checked a book out from Hewes Library or an I-Share institution, don't forget to RENEW your materials before the due date.  


To check due dates and renew materials,  simply log in to your library account on the library homepage and select the titles that you would like to renew.

You may request a renewal for ILLiad (interlibrary loan) borrowed materials, although the renewal is at the discretion of the lending library. You'll receive an email with more information after you place your request. 



Questions? Contact the information desk @ 309-457-2190.

Hewes Library winter break hours:
12/16 Monday - 12/20 Friday (8am - 4:30pm)
CLOSED 12/21-1/1

1/2 Thursday - 1/3 Friday (8am - 4:30pm)
1/6 Monday - 1/10 Friday (8am - 4:30pm)
CLOSED Weekends 

1/13 Monday - 1/15 Wednesday (8am - 4:30pm)
Term hours begin 1/16 Thursday (7:30am - midnight)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Winter Break Hours

Hewes Library winter break hours:


December 12 - January 15
Monday - Friday
8am-4:30pm
Closed Weekends

Closed Monday, December 23rd - Wednesday, January 1st

Regular hours resume Thursday, January 16th, the first day of classes.

Image courtesy of Flickr Commons

Wednesday, January 1st

Monday, December 9, 2019

New Recreational Reading


New titles are now available in our Scots Read recreational reading collection.


These titles, and many more, can be found on the main floor of Hewes Library.  Materials circulate for two weeks and may have three renewals - so feel free to take a few home over winter break!


New this month:



Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb
Sam Kean
Canyon Dreams: A Basketball Season on The Navajo Nation
Michael Powell
Joy of Cooking 2019 Edition: Fully Revised and Updated
Irma S. Rombauer…. et el
After the Flood: A Novel
Kassandra Montag
Dapper Dan Made in Harlem: A Memoir
Daniel R. Day
The Farm
Joanne Ramos
The Girl In the Photograph: The True Story of a Native American Child, Lost and Found in America
Sen. Byron L. Dorgan
Mother Tongue
Julie Mayhew





Monday, December 2, 2019

Chat with a Librarian!

Have a question about APA citation style?  Looking for scholarly sources for your paper?
 #JustAsk a librarian with the chat/text feature on the library's website!



Reach us by clicking on the “Ask a Librarian” graphic (see image below) or texting us at 309-204-9275.

Chat is available during regular Research Desk Hours.


Try it and tell us what you think!  Feedback: reference@monmouthcollege.edu

Finals Hours

It's finals time!Hewes Library Finals Hours


12/02 Monday - 12/06 Friday (7:30 am - Midnight)

12/07 Saturday - 12/08 Sunday (9 am - Midnight)

12/09 Monday - 12/10 Tuesday (7:30 am - Midnight)

12/11 Wednesday (7:30 am - 4:30 pm)

12/12 Thursday - 12/13 Friday (8 am - 4:30 pm)

12/14 Saturday - 12/15 Sunday CLOSED

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

New Recreational Reading!


New titles are now available in our ScotsRead recreational reading collection.  


These titles, and many more, can be found on the main floor of Hewes Library. Materials circulate for two weeks and may have three renewals. Enjoy!

New this month:

  • The Testaments: The Sequel to the Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Let Love Have the Last Word by Common
  • Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan
  • Unsolved  James Patterson and David Ellis
  • Vendetta in Death by J.D. Robb
  • Chasing the Moon: The People, the Politics, and the Promise That Launched America into the Space Age by Robert Stone and Alan Andres











Argentine Film Wed 11/20

The final installment of the Latin American and Spanish language film showings features a film from Argentina this Wednesday 11/20!

MOVIE: Clandestine Childhood (2013) by Benjamín Ávila
COUNTRY: Argentina
FEATURED TOPIC: Mental Health + Political Violence
WHEN: November 20th at 7 pm
WHERE: Barnes Electronic Classroom / Hewes Library
TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NKG104RmmUSYNOPSIS:
After years of exile, twelve-year-old Juan and his family come back to Argentina under fake identities. Juan’s parents and his uncle Beto are members of the Montoneros Organization, which is fighting against the Military Junta that rules the country. Because of their political activities, they are tracked down relentlessly, and the threat of capture and even death is constant. However, Juan’s daily life is also full of warmth and humor, and he quickly integrates into his new environment. His friends at school and the girl he has a gigantic crush on, Maria, know him as Ernesto-a name he must not forget since his family’s survival is at stake. Juan accepts this and follows all of his parents’ rules until one day he is told that they need to move again immediately, and leave his friends and Maria behind without an explanation.




Free an open to all.

Sponsored by the Monmouth College Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.



Thanksgiving Hours

Thanksgiving Break will be upon us soon! Take note of Hewes Library's special hours:


Monday, November 18, 2019

Library Spaces Feedback Requested

It was a busy summer and Hewes Library staff are interested in hearing your opinions and ideas about the changes in library spaces made on the main and lower levels.


Feedback forms are available throughout Hewes Library. We would appreciate your input about on how you use the library and what you think of the changes. Look for this sign and let your voice be heard!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Student Art Show Reception


The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is currently on view in the Len G. Everett Gallery in Hewes Library.

The reception and awards presentation is this Friday, Nov 15th, from 3:00-4:30. (Gallery talk at 3:30)




Thursday, November 7, 2019

Chat and Text for Research Help!

Hewes Library is testing a new way to obtain research help:  CHAT and TEXT! 

Have a question about APA citation style?  Looking for scholarly sources for your paper?
 #JustAsk a librarian with the chat/text feature on the library's website!

Reach us by clicking on the “Ask a Librarian” graphic (see image below) or texting us at 309-204-9275.

Chat is available during regular Research Desk Hours.

Try it and tell us what you think!  Feedback: reference@monmouthcollege.edu


Great Lecture Series Nov. 9

James Godde will present this week's Great Lecture on "The Wonders of DNA" Saturday, November 9th at 11am in Hewes Library.  (UPDATE: the lecture will be in the main floor classroom rather than in the lower level.)

This lecture is conveniently scheduled prior to the Monmouth v. Knox Turkey Bowl football game (begins 1pm). 


Free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. 




Friday, November 1, 2019

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Hans Coper by Tony Birks
  • Walled States, Waning Sovereignty by Wendy Brown
  • Madre Mia by Florencia del Campo
  • Vaccine Debate by Tish Davidson
  • Art Critiques: A Guide by James Elkins
  • Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel by Hank Green
  • Statistics for the Terrified by John H. Kranzler
  • Analyzing Baseball Data with R by Max Marchi & Jim Albert
  • Hollywood's Ancient Worlds by Jeffery Richards
  • Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses by Jesse Schell

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Spanish Film Nov. 6

The next installment of the Latin American and Spanish language film showings features a film from Spain, Country of Fear.  


When: Wednesday, November 6th at 7pm 
Where:  lower level Barnes Classroom of Hewes Library

Country of Fear (Spain) – A father tries to protect his preteen son, who is being bullied and extorted by a 13 year old female classmate.

Free an open to all.

Sponsored by the Monmouth College Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.


Black Classicists Display


Currently on display in Hewes Library:  influential black classicists researched by Dr. Michele Valerie Ronnick of Wayne State University and brought to Monmouth College by the Department of Classics.

The display, featuring scholars on posters throughout the main and upper floors of the library, is free and open to the public now through the end of Fall term. 




Feedback Opportunity

It was a busy summer and Hewes Library staff are interested in hearing your opinions and ideas about the changes in library spaces.


Short feedback forms are available throughout Hewes Library. We would appreciate your input about on how you use the library and what you think of the changes. Look for this sign and let your voice be heard!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Free Sustainability Film Showing 10/30

Did you know that October is Campus Sustainability Month?  

Hewes Library, the Environmental Studies Program, and Students for Environmental Awareness (S.E.A.) present the film “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change” on Wednesday, October 30 at 7 PM in the Barnes Electronic Classroom. 

Please join us after the film for a discussion led by Dr. Ken Cramer from the Department of Biology.  Free to all! 






Thursday, October 24, 2019

Feedback Opportunity

It was a busy summer and Hewes Library staff are interested in hearing your opinions and ideas about the changes in library spaces.


Short feedback forms are available throughout Hewes Library. We would appreciate your input about on how you use the library and what you think of the changes. Look for this sign and let your voice be heard!


Black Classicists Display

Currently on display in Hewes Library:  influential black classicists researched by Dr. Michele Valerie Ronnick of Wayne State University and brought to Monmouth College by the Department of Classics.

The display, featuring scholars on posters throughout the main and upper floors of the library, is free and open to the public now through the end of Fall term. 

Learn more on the Monmouth College website: https://tinyurl.com/y5wxncrz


Friday, October 18, 2019

Alumni Art Exhibit

Visit the Everett Gallery through October 25, 2019 for a diverse art exhibit from recent alumni of Monmouth College.

Alexandra Dupont '16
Lily Guillen '18
Azul Nogueron '17
Brennan Probst '12

Reception and gallery talk will be held Friday, October 18th 3pm-4:30pm.


Great Lecture Series Saturday


Join us in the lower level of Hewes Library this Saturday of Homecoming Weekend for a lecture by Professor of Art Janis Wunderlich. Free and open to all!

Saturday, October 19th
11:30am, Great Lecture Series
Professor Janis Wunderlich
"Following the Fingerprint of Human Innovation Through the Analysis of Ancient Ceramics" 
Barnes Electronic Classroom, lower level



Thursday, October 17, 2019

Homecoming in the Library

Welcome back, alumni, family and friends!

Visit Hewes Library during Homecoming Weekend for these events, or just to say "hello"!

Library Hours
Friday 7:30am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 12 noon - 12 midnight

Library Events

Friday, October 17th
3pm-5pm, talk 3:30pm 
Reception for exhibit “Monmouth to M.F.A.”: Alexandra Dupont ’16, Lily Guillen ’18, Azul Nogueron ’17 and Brennan Probst ’12
Everett Gallery

3:30pm, Monmouth Intercultural Network of Alumni panel discussion 
Barnes Electronic Classroom, lower level

Saturday, October 18th
11:30am, Great Lecture Series
Professor Janis Wunderlich
"Following the Fingerprint of Human Innovation Through the Analysis of Ancient Ceramics" 
Barnes Electronic Classroom, lower level

Visit your class yearbook in the Monmouth College Historical Publications section! 
Main level - ask at the information desk.


Question? Chat & Text with a Librarian!


Have a question about APA citation style?  Looking for scholarly sources for your paper? #JustAsk a librarian in person....AND now via chat/text!


Hewes Library is currently testing a chat and text feature on the library's website.

Reach us clicking on the “Ask a Librarian” graphic or texting us at 309-204-9275.

Chat is available during regular Research Desk Hours.

Sunday 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



Sunday, October 13, 2019

Latin American Film Oct. 16

Join us Wednesday, October 16th at 7pm on the lower level of Hewes Library for the Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department's LATIN AMERICAN AND SPAIN film series.

The third of the screenings is the film "The Companion".  All five movies in the series relate to mental health, and featur topics such as body image, bullying, political violence, isolation, and disease. 

Free popcorn  - and all movies have English subtitles!




Thursday, October 10, 2019

Renewing Materials

Research Tip: Renewing library materials

If you have checked a book out from Hewes Library or an I-Share institution, don't forget to RENEW your materials before the due date.  

To check due dates and renew materials,  simply log in to your library account on the library homepage and select the titles that you would like to renew.

You may request a renewal for ILLiad (interlibrary loan) borrowed materials, although the renewal is at the discretion of the lending library. You'll receive an email with more information after you place your request. 




Questions? Contact the information desk @ 309-457-2190.




Monday, October 7, 2019

Fall Break Hours

Fall Break Library Hours

Tuesday, Oct 8th      7:30am-10pm
Wednesday, Oct 9th 7:30am-4:30pm
Thursday, Oct 10th   8am-4:30pm
Friday, Oct 11th  - Saturday, Oct 12th CLOSED
Sunday, Oct 13th     6pm-12midnight

Regular hours resume Monday, Oct 14th


*Einstein Brothers Bagels closes Tuesday, Oct 8th at 1:30pm and will reopen Monday, Oct 14th, 7:30am.

Friday, October 4, 2019

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Running With The Firm by James Bannon
  • Story of the Stone: A Chinese Novel in Five Volumes by Cao Xueqin
  • Caro by Anthony Caro; edited by Amanda Renshaw
  • On Interpretive Conflict by John Frow
  • Gods of the Upper Air by Charles King
  • Failures of Feeling: Insensibility and the Novel by Wendy Anne Lee
  • Graphs and Geometry by Laszlo Lovasz
  • Politics of the Human by Anne Phillips
  • Diarios de Emilio Renzi by Ricardo Piglia
  • Drawing Architecture by Helen Thomas

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Link Google Scholar to Hewes Library

Researchers use Google Scholar for locating recent research, identifying materials outside a discipline, and full-text deep discovery.  These types of searches complement subscription-based research tools provided by the library such as PsycInfo, ERIC and Web of Science.

It is possible to link Hewes Library full text subscriptions to Google Scholar results, thus increasing full text access to resources.  

This easy, three-step process is outlined on this Google Scholar research guide:
http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/googlescholar.

Spread the word and share with your MC colleagues and students!



Thursday, September 26, 2019

Chat and Text a Librarian!


Hewes Library is currently testing a chat and text feature on the library's website.

Reach us clicking on the “Ask a Librarian” graphic or texting us at 309-204-9275.

Chat is available during regular Research Desk Hours.

Sunday 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.




Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Banned Books Week

Celebrate your #FreedomToRead during #BannedBooksWeek at Hewes Library, September 23-28.

Several displays throughout the main floor of the library highlight books titles that have been challenged and/or banned in libraries and schools throughout the United States. This year's theme is "Censorshop leaves us in the dark. Keep the light on!"  Come in and peruse the displays and learn more about why these titles were challenged. #StandForTheBanned


Hewes Library Banned Books display, 2019

top 11 challenged books of 2018
Most challenged books in 2018: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10#2018

Printing & Scanning Update

Hewes Library now offers printing and scanning options on the main and lower levels. Two scanners on each level allow scanning of bound materials and loose pages, and it's easy to save/send documents to email, flash drive and Google drive.  

Printing options are:

Printers on Main Level
Black and white, double-sided >  Hewes Library Public Station
Color, double-sided >  Hewes Library Color

Printer on Lower Level
Black and white, double-sided >  Hewes Library Lower Level


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Fahrenheit 451 Film Showing 9/23

Celebrate your freedom to read during the American Library Association Banned Books Week (Sept 22-28) with a free movie about censorship, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Join us on Monday, September 23, 7pm in the Hewes Library lower level classroom, for the film and post-film discussion led by Professor David Wright. 

This film is brought to campus by the Interfraternity Council, A.S.A.P and Hewes Library.


#freedomtoread #bannedbooksweek451 #RayBradbury #dystopianfiction #MichaelBJordan #MonmouthCollegeASAP #MonmouthCollegeInterfraternityCouncil



2nd Scan Station Is Here!

The second scan station has arrived in Hewes Library, conveniently located on the lower level. Scan bound materials and documents to email, flash drive and Google drive. It's a snap!