Archives for June 2022

Welcome back, GIA!

It’s always a joy to have the creative and spirited young people with the Governor’s Institute of the Arts in residence on campus–and especially this year after their absence during Covid. To welcome them again this year, we’ve got a special book display celebrating creativity and the arts.

In this very special summer program, high school students join professional artists and other creative students from throughout Vermont for “an exciting learning community, overflowing with creative energy, collaboration, and inspiration.” They get to take lessons in the media of their choice like music, dance, writing, theater, painting, sculpture, or film, and explore potential careers in the arts, surrounded by people who love to create as much as they do.

More information on the Governor’s Institute summer programs.

June is Pride Month/Rainbow Book Month

June is Pride Month for the LGBTQIA+ community.  From the Library of Congress:

“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States…The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.”

The American Library Association (ALA) celebrates it as Rainbow Book Month

“Rainbow Book Month™ is a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, genderqueer, queer, intersex, agender, and asexual community. As of 2020, GLBT Book Month™ (celebrated by the American Library Association since 2015) has been renamed Rainbow Book Month™…This occasion is an opportunity for book lovers and libraries (to share) the very best in LGBTQIA+ literature.”

The CU library has a book display up celebrating those writings, this year especially highlighting books for teens and books about expanding our understanding of gender beyond the male/female binary.

Here’s are some resources to read online until you can get to the library to check out some books:

And some recommendations for Pride Month reading from the New York Public Library:

Pride reading recommendations from ALA:

If you see books on these lists that are not in the CU library’s holdings, let us know and we will consider purchasing your suggested title.  Send suggestions to reference@castleton.edu.

Database Suggestions and Changes

Updating our database collections is always an ongoing process, and we want your input! Please use the Database Suggestion Form to make recommendations about what databases (or journals) you’d like to see.

We do have a few changes to our existing subscriptions coming up for next year, most of which will be active July 1. Please see below for a list of what’s new, what’s leaving, and what’s staying the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us at the library with any questions, comments, or concerns.

NEW Databases

  • Kanopy
  • O’Reilly for Higher Education

Discontinued Databases

  • BioOne
  • Environment Complete
  • Oxford Music Online
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
  • Statista

Continuing Databases

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Business Source Premier
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  • CQ Researcher
  • Credo Reference
  • EBSCO eBooks
  • Education Research Complete
  • ERIC
  • Films on Demand
  • GreenFile
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • HeinOnline
  • Health & Environmental Research Online (HERO)
  • JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, II & III
  • Learning Express Library
  • LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts)
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
  • MEDLINE
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • NCJRS Abstracts Database
  • New York Times Historical
  • NYTimes.com
  • PLOS
  • ProQuest Central
    • Latin America and Iberia Database
    • ProQuest Arts & Humanities Database
    • ProQuest Education Database
  • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • PsycArticles
  • PsycINFO
  • Resources for College Libraries
  • Salem Reference Online
  • ScienceDirect: Health & Life Sciences Collection
  • SPORTDiscus
  • WorldCat
  • All databases in the Gale VOL: https://support.gale.com/vol/products