National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. This year Durick Library is joining the literary fun! Come check out our Poetree or dabble with our magnetic poetry board. You can write your own book spine poem and tag it on Instagram #shelfie #smcvtlibrary. If you are more of a reader than a writer, you can take a Poem in Your Pocket from the dish near the Reference Desk (new poems every Monday in April).
We hope National Poetry Month’s events and activities will inspire you to keep celebrating poetry all year long!
Library Book Club
Are you tired of only reading for course assignments? Do you miss reading for fun? Durick Library is starting a book club designed to connect campus readers!
How it works: Three times a semester the club will choose a popular read, then meet to discuss it and enjoy each other’s company. We provide access to the book and questions to get the conversation started. You provide thoughtful insight and witty banter. And yes, there will be free food. Next book reading and meeting
Annual Book Sale February 10 - 13, 2016. Alliot Lobby
Co-Sponsored with M.O.V.E International
Wednesday, February 10: 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday, February 11: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday February 12: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday, February 13: 12pm to 2 pm
Proceeds support M.O.V.E. International projects.
Saint Michael’s Community Mitten Drive
Please help decorate our tree with hats, mittens, socks or scarves and keep someone warm this winter.
Location: Durick Library Dailey Room
Sponsored by Durick Library, M.O.V.E, and the Knitting Club
Christian-Muslim Relations Online I (600-1500) and Christian-Muslim Relations Online II (1500-1900)
Christian-Muslim Relations Online I (600-1500)
The online version of the first five volumes of the series Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History covering the period 600 to 1500 CE. As a bibliographical history, this resource addresses the encounters that took place throughout the extended Mediterranean basin between the two faiths via texts recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages. Included are introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qur’an, Qur’an commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost. The result of collaboration between leading scholars, CMR Online is intended as a basic tool for research in Christian-Muslim relations.
Christian-Muslim Relations Online II (1500-1900)
Christian-Muslim Relations Online 2 is a bibliographical history of relations between the two faiths as they are reflected in works written by Christians and Muslims about the other and against the other. CMRO2 allows for full-text, cross searching and browsing of the volumes appearing in the series Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History beginning with volume 6 (Western Europe 1500-1600). Once complete, it will cover all parts of the world from the year 1500 to 1914.
EasyBib is a citation and research management tool that allows users to generate citations, create bibliographies, take organized notes and create outlines on a web-based platform. EasyBib Pro is free for Saint Michael's College faculty, staff, and students and provides many more features and citation styles than the free version of EasyBib. To access EasyBib Pro you must first register for a free EasyBib Pro account while connected to SMC wifi or using an SMC lab or library computer. Once you have set up your account, you may log in from anywhere to access the EasyBib Pro features. EasyBib supports citations for over 7,000 citation formats: APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, AMA, ASA, Harvard, Chicago Author-Date, CSE, and more.
A comprehensive source of data and statistics that provides results in the form of bar charts and tables. Many different subject areas are covered including: economics, industries, consumers and countries. The data is gathered from a wide variety of government and commercial sources and can be exported to Excel or input directly into PowerPoint. Statista also includes market research reports on selected topics.
There will be multiple construction projects going on in the library over the summer to enhance academic services for students. A large area on the third floor is being remodeled into the new Academic Enrichment Commons, which will provide academic support services such as peer tutoring and accessibility services. On the ground floor existing rooms are being turned into a new Writing Center and Math Center. Two rooms are becoming classrooms, and a new computer lab is being added. Summer projects also include the addition of three new group study rooms upstairs. We regret any inconvenience this summer, but all of these new facilities will be ready for students this fall.
Global Eyes Photo Contest – New Exhibit/Awards Ceremony
The 16th Annual Global Eyes Photography Competition Exhibit is now open. Come to the Durick Library, Dailey Room, 2nd floor and see all 174 photos entries (in the photo albums on the coffee table) and the framed category finalists. All photos were taken by SMC students who studied abroad in 2014. While you are enjoying the exhibit, cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award (your favorite photo). Look for the ballots and ballot box in the Dailey Room. And please, join us for the Awards Ceremony and Reception on Thursday, April 9, 4:30pm-5:30pm. Join us for food and festivities. All are welcome!
16th Annual Global Eyes Competition.pdf
Got Collections? Contest for Students
Collectors and collections will be celebrated at a RECEPTION 4pm, Thursday, April 16th in the Library's Dailey Room. All are welcome!
Contest Entries Closed Calling all collectors: Dust off those shelves! Clear out those closets! Share your flair for creative groupings and compelling assemblages! Saint Michael’s College is hosting two collections (book and “other-than-book”) contests to celebrate reading and the pleasures of collecting. More information about our very first GOT COLLECTIONS? CONTEST for students.
Location: Alliott Lobby
Wednesday, February 11 - Friday, February 13: 10 am - 6pm Saturday, February 14: 10 am – 2 pm
Proceeds benefit M.O.V.E. international service partnerships in the Dominican Republic and Kolkata, India. Co-sponsored by the Library and M.O.V.E.
Loeb Classical Library
New database: the major collection of Greek & Latin texts, continuously updated. Over a century ago, James Loeb announced the founding of the Loeb Classical Library and his intention to bring the written treasures of the ancient Greek and Roman world “within the reach of all who care for the finer things in life.” Within the digital Loeb Classical Library more than 520 volumes are classified by language, form, genre, subject, and date.
Kanopy - streaming documentary films
Saint Michael's provides over 4600 streaming films, documentaries and training videos from the Kanopy catalog. The films can be viewed from anywhere, anytime, by all Saint Michael's faculty, staff and students.
Featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, HBO, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, BBC, Documentary Educational Resources, Roland Collection, MVD, Seventh Art, Psychotherapy.net, Symptom Media, and many more.
The library is pleased to offer access to The New York Times at nytimes.com.
Saint Michael's College users can register for a group pass at nytimes.com/grouppass while on campus. Once activated, users can access articles on The New York Times website from any location.
New Research Databases:
Access World News
Offers access to more than 500 million news articles from 8,000-plus sources worldwide. Vermont newspapers include Rutland Herald and the Times Argus.
Digital Theatre Plus
Streamed videos of leading British theatre productions. Includes new drama as well as Shakespearean and classic plays.
JSTOR collections added: JSTOR XII, XIII and JSTOR Life Sciences.
Are you on Instagram?
Follow the Saint Michael's Library @smcvtlibrary. http://instagram.com/smcvtlibrary
We’ll be sharing behind-the-scenes looks at library life, news, events and Throwback Thursday photos from the Archives. Share your Durick Library photos: #smcvtlibrary
Annual Book sale to support M.O.V.E.'s international programs in the Dominican Republic and Kolkata, India.
Wednesday, February 12: 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday, February 13: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday, February 14: 10 am to 5 pm
And Saturday, February 15: 10 am to 2 pm
In Alliot Student Center
Hundreds of gently used books, including popular titles, academic publications, children’s books, and more will fill long tables in the student center lobby. The public is invited to come and buy.
ARTFL - French texts
ARTFL (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language) contains the complete text of works used to create the dictionary Tresor de la Langue Francaise. Ability to search words across thousands of French language texts. Includes novels, articles, essays, letters and verse from the Middle Ages to the present. Subjects covered: literary criticism, philosophy, economics, history and biology. Additional materials in ARTFL include French Women Writers, Provencal Poetry, Opera del Vocabolario Italiano, Textes de Français Ancien, ARTFL Encyclopédie and various dictionaries.
Careers in Library Science
Come learn about Careers in Library Science by attending a panel discussion featuring specialists from Saint Michael’s College, Champlain College, and the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston.
Thursday, 11/7/2013, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Room 246, Durick Library
Coordinated by Chris Clary & Michele McCaffrey
Books on Demand
Access to current scholarly literature is now easier and faster than ever via our new books on demand program. We will list a wide variety of newly published scholarly titles in the library catalog and Discovery. Upon finding the record for any given book, any student, faculty or staff member can just click on Request this Book and it will be on hold at the circulation desk three working days later. When the book is returned, it goes on the shelf as part of the library collection. This program will provide students and faculty with access to more scholarly titles more quickly, while keeping costs down by purchasing volumes only at the point of need.
Queen Victoria's Journals
Born in 1819, Queen Victoria came to the throne at the age of seventeen and was the longest reigning monarch in British history. Queen Victoria's Journals reproduces as high-resolution, color images every page of the surviving volumes of her journals, from her first diary entry in 1832 to shortly before her death in 1901, along with separate photographs of the many illustrations and inserts within the pages.
Abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources in the fields of Medicine, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences. The database also provides information on citation analysis for specific articles, authors, and journal metrics.
Oxford Music Online
Introductions to and overviews of musicians, compositions, styles and other topics in music. Includes: Grove Music Online; The Oxford Companion to Music; The Oxford Dictionary of Music
Early Republic: Critical Editions on the Founding of the United States
This primary source database documents the actions, debates, and thoughts of the First Federal Congress (1789-1791) and its members, collected by the First Federal Congress Project and published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Early American Newspapers: 1690-1876
Full text historical American newspaper titles from 23 states and the District of Columbia. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820”.
Topically-focused digital collections of historical documents:
Library Catalog Down, May 15-16
The Library Catalog will be down Wednesday and Thursday, May
15-16 for an upgrade. If you need to search the library catalog during this time, you can use WorldCat instead which will indicate if the library owns a book by displaying the message "SAINT MICHAEL’S COL LIBR" next to it.
Market Research Monitor
More than 10,000 market reports covering the consumer marketplace in 80 countries.
Naxos Music Library
The Naxos Music Library is an on-line library of more than 75,000 tracks of music from the catalog of Naxos, a leading classical music label, and selected additional labels. Streaming audios of classical, world/folk, jazz/contemporary, and new age music, including national anthems. Text resources include opera synopses, opera libretti, histories, and glossaries/dictionaries.
Encyclopaedia of Islam
Extensive reference database on topics in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies.
Emily Dickinson's Correspondences This web-based archive brings together seventy-three poems and letters from Dickinson’s correspondence with her sister-in-law Susan Dickinson.
Picture Book Database
Combines data from many online and print sources, picture books, publisher, author, and illustrator websites, to catalog picture books by author/illustrator, subjects, artistic styles, characters, genres, age ranges, etc.
View, track, compare and download U.S. Census of Governments data showing revenue, spending, employment and payroll information for 39,000 state and local governments and spending and revenue for 15,000 school districts nationwide.
Ancestry Library Edition
Contains coverage of the U.S. and the U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. Includes U.S. federal census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930, Map Center; American Genealogical Biographical Index, Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England,1620-1630, Social Security Death Index, WWI Draft Registration Cards, Federal Slave Narratives, and a Civil War collection.
Local Market Audience Analyst
Find general demographic and market/lifestyle characteristics of a Demographic Market Area (DMA) or county.
Longer Hours on Weekends
The library will now be open until 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Why the change? Last year the number of students using the library on weekends increased by 30%, so hours are being added to meet increased demand.
PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.
CREDO Reference Religion Collection
Thirty-two additional reference book titles were added to the CREDO Reference Religion Collection.
London Low Life
London Low Life is a full text searchable resource containing color digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.
ATLA Historical Monographs
More than 29,000 titles focusing on religion and theology from the 13th century to 1923. These titles are also available through the library catalog.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences X and XI added to JSTOR holdings
JSTOR X is strong in business and the social sciences, including sociology, education, public policy & administration, and the history of science, technology, and medicine. JSTOR XI expands coverage in the humanities, with scholarship in core fields of Language & Literature, History, and Art & Art History.
JSTOR Plant Science
Botanical resources from around the world including: database of plant type specimens; links to scientific research articles; foundational reference works such as The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa, Flowering Plants of South Africa, and illustrations from Curtis's Botanical Magazine; more than 20,000 paintings, photographs, drawings, and other images.
The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects
The library is pleased to exhibit The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects, a work by Brian Collier, Assistant Professor of Art, through October 15. Our intimate daily landscape is filled with a vast universe of disorganized, unnamed and often overlooked very small objects. Hidden within this chaotic muddle are objects of wonder and beauty that, when noticed, can deepen our experience of the spaces we inhabit. The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects provides tools to intimately explore and apply order to the micro-detritus of this intimate landscape. You are invited to join the quest to acquire a deeper understanding of the world of the very small by visiting the exhibition and participate by collecting and naming your own Very Small Objects using the Collier System.
Joyce Stowell Receives Distinguished Service Award
Joyce Stowell, Senior Acquisitions Specialist, won the college's Unsung Hero Award at the Distinguished Service Award ceremony on May 17. In her 35 years at Saint Michael's, Joyce has led her department through many directors and reorganizations. She was lauded for "getting people the resources they need with uncanny speed and good humor at the best possible price." She serves students and faculty in a complex job of "identifying, ordering, receiving and paying for thousands of unique items each year with amazing efficiency." She received rave reviews for "moving seamlessly from the days of LPs and audiocassettes to streaming virtual formats and electronic ordering." She was said to have an enormous fan base that credited her outstanding "love of literature and film, her ability to apply new technologies and train others in their use, her easy laugh, her leadership, her wisdom and her kindness."
Saint Michael's Hosts Vermont Library Conference
Saint Michael's College hosted the 118th annual Vermont Library Conference, attended by over 270 librarians from Vermont, Maine, and New York. Stacey Knight, Associate Director for Systems and Metadata, gave a presentation called "Going Mobile in Six Minutes" at an Academic Show and Tell session organized by Laura Crain, Associate Director for Collection Services.
Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible
The Durick Library at Saint Michael’s College is pleased to host Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible, a traveling exhibition for libraries organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The exhibit will be on display from April 11-May 11. It is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, with assistance from the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas. The traveling exhibition was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
On April 19th at 4:30 pm, Dr. Ellie Bagley, Associate Professor of Religion at Middlebury College will be speaking on “Catholics and the King James Bible: Stories from England, Ireland, and America” at the Farrell Room on the Saint Michael’s campus. Her talk will be followed by a reception. On April 23 at 12:00 Jon Sweeney, Vermont author of Verily, Verily: The KJV–400 Years of Influence and Beauty will be speaking on “The Tale of Two Kings: The Creation of the King James Bible from Henry VIII to James I” in the Hall of Fame Room in the Tarrant Center on the Saint Michael’s campus. Please contact archivist Liz Scott at 802.654.2540 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Annual Book Sale February 9-12
Co-Sponsored with M.O.V.E International.
Thursday, February 9: 10 am to 6 pm (open to Saint Michael's community only)
Friday, February 10: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12: 10 am – 2 pm
Proceeds support M.O.V.E. International projects.
Edmundite Southern Missions Photo Archive Now Online
Thousands of images from the Edmundite Southern Missions Photo Archive, spanning from the 1930's to the 21st Century, are now available online. The photos chronicle the work of the Society of Saint Edmund in promoting civil rights, education, and health care for the poor in Selma, Alabama and elsewhere in the South. This project was made possible by a generous gift from the Edmundite Missions.