Archives for March 2020

Library building closed, resources and staff available

Dear Spartan community,

Your library staff misses you!  We were working in the closed library building until March 25th.

As of March 26, reference and interlibrary loan staff are working from home.

Library books checked out

If you have materials borrowed from the library that are overdue or due soon, just let us know and we will renew them, including interlibrary loan items.  You can hold onto them until we are open again.  If you put books in our outdoor book return bin they won’t get checked in until we are on campus again. Seniors, please plan to get books back to us by the end of May.  You may need to mail them if you are not in the area.

We are no longer able to interlibrary-loan physical items, but can still obtain digital materials for you. Use this link or the link to “Interlibrary Loan System” under Research Help on the library’s website to make a request.

We are still available to help!

You can…

  • email reference@castleton.edu
  • call us at (802) 468-6409
  • use the chat feature from the library website or here 24/7
  • make an appointment with a librarian for help by phone or Zoom
  • request interlibrary loans of journal articles and other materials we can send by email

And a large portion of our resources are online anyway!  Please explore our website if you haven’t already to see what’s available to you.

Ebooks

In addition to our regular resources, several publishers have been generous in allowing access to ebooks and additional content during this emergency.  You can access thousands of additional ebooks now through our EBSCO ebook platform. These ebooks will be searched and included in OneSearch for the rest of the semester.

Textbooks

Several textbook publishers have also been generous (and maybe savvy salespeople) and offered access to textbooks and other learning materials online for free for the rest of the semester.  Learn more about all of those materials, which textbook publishers are offering free access, and also open educational resources available to you on the library’s Teaching and Learning guide. Contact us through the channels above if you’d like us to see if a particular textbook is available.

Please stay safe and be in touch if we can help with anything, or if you just miss your Castleton people.  We are thinking of you!

 

Coronavirus Information

Here are links to up-to-date, reliable information on Covid-19, also known as the coronavirus:

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
from Castleton University

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month
This year’s theme is Valiant Women of the Vote

Two key resources on Women’s History Month are

The Women’s History Month site from U.S. government cultural organizations like the Smithsonian Institution.

The National Women’s History Alliance, the organization that founded Women’s History Month and chooses the theme each year.

You can see resources on this year’s theme of women’s suffrage here,
on the CU library’s Women’s History Subject Guide

Take a look at some books in the CU library on women’s suffrage.

See the books on display in the library this month on Women Making History.

Castleton has a slate of events scheduled for the month.  You can see all of Castleton’s Women’s History Month events here.

And, of course, all of today’s valiant women should take advantage of their enfranchisement and VOTE!