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Forget about Scholarly: An Information Literacy Brown Bag Discussion

Faculty and staff are invited to join us on Thursday, September 13 from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM in the LMCVR for Forget about Scholarly: An Information Literacy Brown Bag Discussion.  Bring your lunch and join your librarian colleagues for a discussion about assigning and teaching scholarly sources.

2017 – 2018 Annual Report Infographic

Our Annual Report Infographic for 2017-2018:

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Vermont Newspaper Archive

Millions of pages from Vermont newspapers dating from the 1700s through 1922 have been digitized and are now available online for Vermont residents through the state portal. Learn more at

Screenshot from Vermont State Archives and Records Administration website

Great American Read

Which book will get your vote? Learn more about the PBS Great American Read:

Summer Hours

Red clock in grassSummer hours begin on Monday, May 14th:

Mondays – Thursdays 8 am to 4 pm
Fridays 10 am to 2 pm
Saturdays – Sundays Closed

See for exceptions.

For Faculty: Introducing more than 30 Info Lit Activities!

Over the past year, we have been busy designing various elements of our new approach to information literacy (see our Information Literacy & Library Instruction Guide for details), including developing and piloting 3 new scaffolded instruction sessions.  We will spend the summer refining the piloted sessions, and hope to be able to share lesson plans with faculty by Fall.

We are excited to offer faculty a key element of the Information Literacy Topic Instruction and Support component of our new program:

Information Literacy Activities

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Our new Integrative Model for Information Literacy guide provides more than 30 activities covering information literacy topics – activities have been curated or developed by Castleton librarians.  These activities are a supplement to our reference and instruction services and are meant to be incorporated into courses – they can be delivered by a librarian or by the instructor.  The guide and activities are organized around the 6 Threshold Concepts from the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and the 13 topics we have mapped to the Framework.  We will add additional activities as they are developed.

We encourage faculty to contact one of our librarians about how our new approach can better support their courses and our students.

Study Break – Monday, May 7th at 5pm

Join us for lemonade and sweet treats!  The library would like to invite you to enjoy some sweet treats and lemondae. Monday, May 7th starting at 5pm (while supplies last).  Take a break from studying to refuel.

Spring Book Sale

Come check out what is SPRINGing up at the library! SPRING BOOK SALE Get a recycled book to take out into the sunshine and read! Visit the book sale at the Calvin Coolidge Library at Castleton University April 30th –May 11th during regular library hours VHS tapes are 50¢ each Hardcover $1.00 Paperback 50¢ Kids 25¢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.
Hardcovers $1.00
Paperbacks 50¢
Children’s books 25¢
DVD $1.00
CDs 50¢

14 Days to Have Your Say feedback

See the feedback we gathered from our Spring 14 Days to Have Your Say initiative:

Wordle of comments

Extended Hours begin April 30

Alarm Clock sitting on top of open book

Extended hours before final exams begin on Monday, April 30!

Monday April 30 – Thursday May 3 8 am to 1 am
Friday May 4 8 am to 5 pm
Saturday May 5 12 pm to 5 pm
Sunday May 6 3 pm to 1 am

See for all of our hours.