‘Tis the season! The season when editors of various publications come out with their year-end lists of the best books of the year, that is. Your library staff has compiled a list of those lists! See our guide to the Best Books of 2018. Here’s a list of some books from these lists the CU library already owns.
Once you take a look at the best books lists and would like to read one of these books, check the library catalog to see if a VSC library owns the book. If not, CU faculty, staff, and students can request a book through interlibrary loan. If there is a book the CU library doesn’t own that you think we should, let us know. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make an interlibrary loan request, click the Interlibrary Loan System link on the library website. Log in with your CU credentials and then click on “Create Request.”
‘Tis also the season when time to read is on the horizon. Enjoy a “best book” this winter break!
Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays program
Objectivity in the Fake News Era
featuring Vermont Public Radio’s Jane Lindholm
Wednesday, December 5
Rutland Free Library
10 Court St.
“VPR host Jane Lindholm offers ways for listeners to ensure that the news they are getting is accurate, and for news organizations to safeguard their reporting as fair and correct.”
Resources for learning and teaching about “fake news,” critical thinking and media literacy:
Beloved Marvel Comics publisher and creator of a legion of iconic superheros Stan Lee died November 12th at the age of 95. Tributes to Lee are popping up all over, including a display of Marvel and comics-related books in the Castleton library.
BoredPanda.com posted 30 artists’ tributes to Lee here.
Watch to learn more about Stan Lee’s legacy:
This year the Vermont Online Library added a new database, Books & Authors, now available to the CU community. You can access it through our list of research databases (or through the link above).
Books & Authors helps you explore both fiction and non-fiction. It’s based on Gale’s award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, but enhanced and updated. According to a review in Library Journal, “It combines the expert recommendations of nearly two dozen subject specialists with the community-building ethos of the Internet to guide readers to the next step beyond the authors, titles, and genres they already know and love.”
You can browse award-winners, expert picks and librarian’s favorites. Put in the title of a favorite book and get recommendations of books like it. Browse by genre, or search by subject, location, and historical period at once.
It is somewhat like GoodReads, but ad-free, and with proprietary content not available on the free internet.
Find your next read in Books & Authors, then check the CU library catalog to find our copy. If we don’t own a copy, you can suggest we buy one and/or request it through interlibrary loan.
September means back to school for higher ed. and our K-12 neighbors. For the month of September, the library displayed books on a wide variety of education-related topics, from online learning to teaching about race to teacher memoirs to sexual assault on campus to teenage brains to the value of a liberal arts education. If you didn’t get a chance to check out the books on display in the library, you can browse the exhibit in the library catalog.
Which book will get your vote? Learn more about the PBS Great American Read: http://libguides.castleton.edu/great_american_read
Come see what is Springing up in the Calvin Coolidge Library at Castleton University! Our book sale will run from April 30, 2018 through May 11, 2018. We have a large variety of VHS tapes for sale this year, 50¢ each.
Children’s books 25¢
A new extension for the Chrome browser can automatically check our library catalog when you browse other book-related websites like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Good Reads and LibraryThing. Learn more and download the extension.
Please join us on Wednesday, April 26 from 4 – 5:15 pm in the Calvin Coolidge Library Lounge to celebrate recently published books by Castleton faculty, Melinda Mills and Joyce Thomas.
Visit the Library through May 12, 2017 for our Spring Book Sale. Spring into reading with a “new to you” book! Hardcovers: $1.00; Paperbacks: .50; DVDs: $1.00; CDs: .50; Children’s Books: .25