Come in and take a look at the new book display in the library related to taking care of ourselves and each other. College is stressful and life is stressful. Being successful in college involves working hard at your academics, but also making sure you can sustain your health and well-being while you’re doing it. We have lots of books to explore on topics like sleep, exercise, healing from trauma, healthy relationships, cultivating happiness, etc. See the list of books in the exhibit in the library.
Many of our majors at CU involve helping others. Sustaining yourself allows you to help others. And, there’s always more to learn about humans and what makes them tick. And, taking care of our society is also important. Some of the books on display deal with kindness and empathy.
New guidance from the White House requires federally-funded research to be released as open access with no embargo
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently released new guidelines for federally funded research, requiring it to be made freely and immediately available to the public. This updates 2013 guidelines that improved access to federally-funded research, but also now removes the one-year embargo publishers were allowed to impose on research they published.
“The American people fund tens of billions of dollars of cutting-edge research annually. There should be no delay or barrier between the American public and the returns on their investments in research,” the head of the OSTP said in a news release.
Would you also like to perfect your customer service skills while helping your peers, faculty, staff, and guest patrons navigate library resources? A position in the library can help you discover resources for success throughout the campus community and beyond. Work schedules are very flexible and can be made around your class and clubs/sports/rehearsal schedules.
For an inside look on what it is like to work in the library check out this blog post by one of our former work study students!
If any of this piques your interest and you would like to apply for a position simply fill out this application and bring it to the library circulation desk or email the completed application to Stephanie Traverse at Stephanie.Traverse@castleton.edu.
Sometimes you like the book better than the movie, but sometimes the movie is better. But when you’re a big fan of one, it’s a bonus that you can enjoy the other too.
New films and TV series come out all the time, some consisting of original content, but many of them are based on published novels or nonfiction books. The library might already own a copy of the book, or we might purchase it if the movie or TV show is important culturally.
Where the Crawdads Sing just opened recently in theaters. The book by Delia Owens was hugely popular when it came out in 2017. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel was on many lists of best books of the year for 2015 and was a National Book Award Finalist. It is now a series streaming on HBO Max. Wonder by R.J. Palacio was a hugely popular and educational middle grades book about a boy with facial anomalies. The film based on the book starring Jacob Tremblay as Auggie, and Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as his parents, was also very successful. A film based on R.J. Palacio’s more recent book, White Bird, will be out soon. All of these books are included in our new display, at least until someone checks them out 😉
Come on in and take a look at the books on display and check some out, or see the list of books we’ve selected here. If you didn’t know some of these books were made into films or series, you can learn more about them at The Internet Movie Database, imdb.com. To find out where a film or series is streaming, see JustWatch.com. To see if we have the film in our DVD collection, check the catalog. Students, faculty and staff can request DVDs through interlibrary loan. If you have a favorite adaptation we haven’t included in our display this time, you can email email@example.com with your suggestion.
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.
“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.”
“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:
Note: Lists updated 7/26/2022 to reflect changes to new and continuing databases.
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.
Oxford Music Online
SocINDEX with Full Text
Academic Search Premier
Business Source Premier
Chronicle of Higher Education
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Education Research Complete
Films on Demand
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Health & Environmental Research Online (HERO)
JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, II & III
Learning Express Library
LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts)
“Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week,” later expanded to “Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month,” has been celebrated in May in the U.S. since 1977. This year Native Hawaiians have been added to the groups recognized.
The Vermont Humanities Council has selected the Vermont Reads book for 2022. It is The Most Costly Journey, a collection of stories from migrant farmworkers in Vermont drawn by New England cartoonists.
From the Vermont Humanities Council website:
“Much of the work on Vermont dairy farms is done by people from Latin America. Over a thousand migrant laborers from Mexico and other countries milk cows, fix tractors, shovel manure, and take care of calves in our state.
Our Vermont Reads 2022 choice, The Most Costly Journey (El Viaje Más Caro), tells the stories of 19 of these workers in their own words. Illustrated by New England cartoonists in a variety of styles, each short chapter describes aspects of life as an immigrant farm worker in Vermont: crossing the southern border, struggling with English, adapting to winter, growing gardens, raising children, dealing with health crises, and working long hours…
The Most Costly Journey had its genesis at The Open Door Clinic in Middlebury, a free health clinic that serves people who do not have health insurance, and those who are underinsured. About half of the clinic’s patients are agricultural immigrant workers.
Many of these workers stay close to the farms where they work out of fear of being deported, lack of transportation, or other reasons. The problems caused by this isolation led nurse Julia Doucet to imagine a series of Spanish-language pamphlets that would help farm workers share their stories with each other. She chose cartooning as the medium for the pamphlets, as comics are common in Latin America and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and literacy levels.”
Calvin Coolidge Library’s primary mission is to foster information literacy and provide our community with access to collections that support research, teaching and learning, intellectual curiosity and enrichment, and civic engagement.