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!

 

Monday, September 9, 2019

New Titles @ ScotsRead

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:

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory
No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir by Ani Difranco
White by Bret Easton Ellis
Time After Time: A Novel by Lisa Grunwald
Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman
A Serial Killer’s Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming by Kerri Rawson
Syria’s Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege by Mike Thomson
The Silhouette Girl by V.C. Andrews



Saturday, September 7, 2019

Poetry Reading & Discussion Monday 9/9

“Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields” is currently on display in the upper level Everett Gallery of Hewes Library, displaying the work of Steven Rubin and Julia Spicher Kasdorf.  The exhibit showcases work from their collaborative book that documents issues of fracking in northwestern and central Pennsylvania.

Join us for the reception and poetry reading on Monday, September 9th, 6pm-7:30pm. Presentation begins at 6:30pm. Free and open to all.

Learn more on the Monmouth College website: https://tinyurl.com/y2y857c2


Friday, September 6, 2019

Saturday 9/7 Great Lectures begin

The first Great Lecture of the fall series happens this Saturday, September 7th at 11am in the Barnes Classroom (lower level of Hewes Library). 

Professor Trudi Peterson will present "The Complexity of Intimacy: Thinking Dialectically about Interpersonal Relationships." 

This event is free and open to the public! #GreatLectureSeries #MonmouthCollege

Learn more about the Great Lecture Series:  https://tinyurl.com/y6jr28jk


New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Global History of Organic Farming by Gregory A. Barton
  • Story of the Stone by  Cao Xuegin
  • Better With Age: Psychology of Successful Aging by Alan D. Castel
  • Should We Control World Population? by Diane Coole
  • Tale of Murasaki: A Novel by Liza Dalby
  • Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois
  • 1919 by Eve L. Ewing
  • Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python by Mark Guzdial
  • Commander in Chief: FDR's Battle with Churchill, 1943 by Nigel Hamilton
  • Men's Rights, Gender and Social Media by Christina Hodapp

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Latin American & Spanish Films Series

The Modern Languages, Literature, and Cultures department of Monmouth College is hosting a film series featuring Spanish language films focused on mental health.  All films are open to the public and will be shown in the lower level classroom of Hewes Library.  Don't worry - films will be played with subtitles and can be enjoyed by all!




Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Give us feedback!

Hewes Library refreshed our spaces over the summer, and we'd love to hear YOUR feedback! Feedback forms are available in the library at each exit. Thank you in advance for your thoughts and suggestions.


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Exhibition: Shale Play

Currently in the Everett Gallery, upper level of Hewes Library, poetry and photography by Julie Spicher Kasdorf and Steven Rubin.

Join us for the reception and poetry reading on Monday, September 9th, 6-7:30pm. Presentation begins at 6:30pm. Free and open to all.



Monday, August 26, 2019

Let the Term Begin!

Welcome back to campus, and of course, welcome to all new members of the Monmouth College community!  Hewes Library is back in the swing of the semester, and thus, so begin our regular semester hours. The hours are always available on the library homepage or give us a call 309-457-2190 for up-to-the-minute information.  Here's to a fabulous Fall Semester!

Monday 7:30am - 12midnight
Tuesday 7:30am - 12midnight
Wednesday 7:30am - 12midnight
Thursday 7:30am - 12midnight
Friday 7:30am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 12noon - 12midnight

Libraries Share with Us! Learn more

Looking for research materials? If you aren't able to locate what you need in the Hewes Library catalog, consider borrowing from I-Share.   


What is I-Share?
Monmouth College's Hewes Library participates in a sharing alliance of 90+ Illinois libraries. Monmouth College affiliates (students, faculty, staff) may borrow materials, for free, from I-Share institutions via their library account. The I-Share database contains over 12 million unique bibliographic records and nearly 38 million item records. This enormous consortial collection, combined with IShare’s resource sharing services, provides ready access to a collection that ranks among the world’s greatest research libraries. 
Learn more how to use I-Share and Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) on our website: https://library.monmouthcollege.edu/home/otherlibraries


Friday, August 16, 2019

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:


Turning Point: A Novel by Danielle Steel
The Road to Dawn by Jared A. Brock
The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz by Jack Fairweather
The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth by Michio Kaku
President Carter: The White House Years by Stuart E. Eizenstat
Bunny: A Novel by Mona Awad
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks



Friday, August 9, 2019

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Polio: The Odyssey of Eradication by Thomas Abraham
  • Mujeres Que Matan by Alberto Barrera Tyszka
  • Nevada by Imogene Binnie
  • Science for Potters by Linda Bloomfield
  • Peter Darling by Austin Chant
  • Should We Control World Population? by Diane Coole
  • Pen & Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide by Alphonso Dunn
  • Brexit and British Politics by Geoff Evans
  • Listening to Killers by James Garbarino
  • Tibetan Rituals of Death: Buddhist Funerary Practices by Margaret Gouin

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Orientation Week Hours

Orientation Week Library Hours (August 12th - August 20th)


Monday, August 12th - Friday, August 16th 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 17th 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 18th Closed
Monday, August 19th 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20th 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


regular term hours begin Wednesday, August 21st (first day of classes)  

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Welcome, New Faculty, Staff and Students! Using your Monmouth ID card.

Hewes Library welcomes all new faculty, staff and students to campus! Here is information on utilizing your Monmouth College ID card as your library card. Please direct any questions to 309-457-2190 or reference@monmouthcollege.edu and we are happy to help.

Your Monmouth College ID card gives you access to the Hewes Library circulating collections AND, if you create a Library Account online, you have these additional benefits:
  • Renew library materials online
  • Check due dates
  • Request materials via I-Share (a group of 90+ other Illinois academic libraries!)

To create your Hewes Library Account, please follow the steps outlined below (video tutorial).


  • 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.

And just for fun, it's Arthur's Library Card Song! 

Monday, July 15, 2019

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Occupying the Stage: The Theater of May '68 by Kate Bredeson
  • Sustainable City by Stephen Cohen
  • Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom
  • Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewig
  • Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular Culture by Racquel J. Gates
  • Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion by Tansy E. Hoskins
  • Syria: by David W. Lesch
  • Baseball Goes West by Lincoln A. Mitchell
  • Citizen Illegal: Poems by Jose Olivarez
  • Psychology Graduate School: A Users Manual by Steven R. Smith

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Best Sellers!

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:
Impeachment: An American History, by Jeffrey A. Engle
Maid, by Stephanie Land
My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh
Frederick Douglas: Prophet of Freedom, by David Blight
Disappearing Earth: A Novel, by Julia Phillips


Monday, July 1, 2019

July 4th Holiday

Hewes Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day. 

Photo: Drum Majorette, Tyler (1938). Part of the Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph CollectionDeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Recreational Reading

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



Absolutely Remarkable Thinking: A Novel, by Hank Green
Becoming Dr. Seuss, by Brian Jay Jones
Pandora Room, by Christopher Golden
Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark
Stony the Road, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
That Churchill Woman: A Novel, by Stephanie Barron
Transcription, by Kate Atkinson
Transformed, by Remi Adeleke
Upheaval, by Jared Diamond



Monday, June 17, 2019

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Home and Exile by Chinua Achebe
  • Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress by Elizabeth Bucar
  • Data Science Handbook by Field Cady
  • Ernest Hemingway: A Biography by Mary V. Dearborn
  • Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig
  • Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve by Sandra M. Gilbert
  • After Virginia Tech by Thomas P. Kapsidelis
  • Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott
  • Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
  • Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl by Amy Muse

Friday, June 7, 2019

Center for Research Libraries: explore the catalog!

Hewes Library's membership in the Center for Research Libraries allows Monmouth College faculty, staff and students free and unlimited access to the wealth of research materials held in their print, microform, and digital archives. These materials can be requested (again, for free!) via interlibrary loan. 




Examples of materials available to MC patrons:

Brazilian Government Documents (1821-1993)
http://ddsnext.crl.edu/brazil

Agricultural Textbook (historical examples)
https://tinyurl.com/yxew5tru

Documenting the Peruvian insurrection [microform]
http://catalog.crl.edu/record=b2175389~S1

Political Communication and Mass Education - Chinese Pamphlets 1947-1954
https://dds.crl.edu/search/collection/1


Search the CRL catalog for your research interests, http://catalog.crl.edu, and contact the reference desk at Hewes Library with questions: reference@monmouthcollege.edu.



Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Off Campus Access

Researching this summer?

All Hewes Library electronic resources are accessible from off campus using your MC network credentials.  Here's how:

Select an electronic resource from the Library's homepage: https://library.monmouthcollege.edu.
Hewes Library homepage



You'll be prompted for your MC username and password. 
Conduct your search as usual. It's that easy!

MC login

Problems? Questions? Contact: reference@monmouthcollege.edu

Monday, May 20, 2019

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Hag-Seed: The Tempest Revisited by Margaret Atwood
  • Demystifying Hospice by Karen J. Clayton
  • Designerly Ways of Knowing by Nigel Cross
  • Character and Person by John Frow
  • Joyce's Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism and Memory by Luke Gibbons
  • On Literary Worlds by Eric Hayot
  • Molecule of More by Daniel Z. Liberman, MD and Michael E. Long
  • Consciousness and the Novel: Connected Essays by David Lodge
  • Rise of Yeast by Nicholas P. Money
  • Evolving Feminine Ballet Body, Pirkko Markula & Marianne I. Clark, Editors

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

New Recreational Reading

Our newest recreational reading titles, in the ScotsRead Collection, are ready for summer reading!


How are You Going to Save Yourself, by JM Holmes
American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, edited by Arjun Singh Sethi
Tom Clancy Oath of Office, by Marc Cameron
Fraternity:  An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men, by Alexandra Robbins
Sweet Home Café Cookbook, by Albert Lukas
The Moment of Lift, by Melinda Gates
Kindred, by Damian Duffy
No Exit, by Taylor Adams
Library Book, by Susan Orlean
The Storm King, by Brendan Duffy
Only Girl in the World: A Memoir, by Maude Julien


Monday, May 13, 2019

Summer Hours

Take note of these NEW summer hours at Hewes Library!

Monday - Friday,  8am-4pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday


The library will also be closed on the following holidays:

Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, May 27th

Independence Day Holiday
Thursday, July 4th 
Friday, July 5th


Enjoy summer, and be sure to stop by the library for all your summer reading needs!




Thursday, May 9, 2019

Commencement Weekend Hours

Hewes Library Schedule Commencement Weekend

Thursday, May 9th - 8:00am-4:30pm

Friday, May 10th - 8:00am-4:30pm

Saturday, May 11th - CLOSED

Sunday, May 12th - opening after Commencement until 3:30pm  


Summer hours begin Monday, May 13th:
Monday - Friday 8am-4pm,  Closed Weekends
*Closed Thursday, July 4, 2019 and Friday, July 5, 2019 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Return Library Materials!


As the spring semester winds down, don't forget to return all library materials to Hewes Library! 

Return materials to the library circulation desk or utilize the outdoor book return slot on the west side terrace (facing the Scots Spirit piper statue).

Monmouth College patrons who will be on campus this summer are welcome to check out materials all summer long with a valid ID.

Image of German book with silver binding c.1700, courtesy of the National Library of New Zealand via Flickr Commons

Finals Hours


Monday, April 29, 2019

Check your library account

Tips for checking your library account before the end of the term:



1. Return library materials 24/7 with the exterior bookdrop on the west-side exit of Hewes Library. You'll see the little metal bookdrop door in the brick wall just outside the door.


2. Check your library account to make sure everything has been returned. To do so, login to your library account, and click "Checked Out Items" for a list.


Contact the Circulation Desk (309-457-2190) with questions about your account.


Friday, April 26, 2019

Extended Weekend Hours

Hewes Library is open extended hours this weekend to facilitate end of semester studying.


Friday, April 26th 7:30am-9pm
Saturday, April 27th 9am-9pm
Sunday, April 28th 9am-12midnight


The rest of the term hours are:
Monday, April 29th 7:30am-12midnight

Tuesday, April 30th 7:30am-12midnight
Wednesday, May 1st 7:30am-12midnight

Thursday, May 2nd &  Friday, May 3rd  7:30am-2am
Saturday, May 4th & Sunday, May 5th  9am-2am
Monday, May 6th & Tuesday, May 7th  7:30am-2am
Wednesday, May 8th  7:30am-4:30pm   *last final ends 11am
Thursday, May 9th & Friday, May 10th  8am-4:30pm

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Senior Student Art Exhibit

#HewesLibrary shout-out to our two senior art majors, Emily and Nia, who work behind the circulation desk and are currently showing their work in the Everett Gallery on the upper level of the library.

Read more about the exhibit and hear more about their work on the Monmouth College 1853 Podcast.


Senior Art Students April 2019 (photo credit: Monmouth College)

New: Interactive Anatomy Tool


Hewes Library is now providing access to the Gale Interactive Human Anatomy tool.

Interactive Human Anatomy allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research. This tools can be used for in-classroom demonstrations or help with homework and research assignments.


Interactive Human Anatomy allows users to:


  • delve deep into concepts with tools to zoom, rotate, and explore models
  • experience guided interactive lessons aligned with course curriculum
  • view relevant reference content from Gale for further study and research
  • use self-assessments to ensure concept comprehension
  • access resources on their computer at any time through multiple web browsers

Monmouth College users can access this tool from the Hewes Library website Databases A-Z tab and find the resource under "Interactive Human Anatomy".

Highlights of the resource in a short video from Gale (2:15 min):



For more information on using this tool in the curriculum, see this video from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (26:57 min).