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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 MyVermont.gov state portal. Learn more at http://www.vermontlibraries.org/millions-of-pages-of-vermont-newspapers-freely-searchable-online/

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Great American Read

Which book will get your vote? Learn more about the PBS Great American Read: http://libguides.castleton.edu/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 http://www.castleton.edu/library/contact-us/hours/ 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.

14 Days to Have Your Say feedback

See the feedback we gathered from our Spring 14 Days to Have Your Say initiative: http://libguides.castleton.edu/14days

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Extended Hours begin April 30

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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 http://www.castleton.edu/library/contact-us/hours/ for all of our hours.

14 Days to Have Your Say is back!

Partnering with SGA, our Spring 2018 14 Days to Have Your Say will focus on library space.  Please provide us with your feedback from Monday, April 9 through Sunday, April 22 using the online survey at http://libguides.castleton.edu/14days or via comment cards available in the library.

14 Days to Have Your Say; Mon. April 9th - Sun. April 22nd; Share your comments and suggestions about the Calvin Coolidge Library's space.

 

 

Spring Break Hours

We will have shorter hours over Spring Break:

Friday March 30 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday March 31 – Sunday April 1 Closed
Monday April 2 – Friday April 6 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday April 7 Closed

Regular semester hours resume on Sunday April 8.

VSC Reads: Brown Girl Dreaming

The VSC Libraries invite the VSC community to join together to read Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming in honor of Black History month.  Brown Girl Dreaming was the 2014 National Book Award winner for Young People’s Literature and was selected as the Vermont Reads book for 2017. Each VSC library will be hosting an event during February for students, staff and faculty to talk about the book – the Calvin Coolidge Library will be holding a reading and book discussion on Wednesday, February 28th from 5pm to 6pm in the Library Lounge.

Brown Girl Dreaming book cover

Brown Girl Dreaming tells the story of my childhood, in verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, I always felt halfway home in each place. In these poems, I share what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and my growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. It also reflects the joy of finding my voice through writing stories, despite the fact that I struggled with reading as a child. My love of stories inspired and stayed with me, creating the first sparks of the writer I was to become.”  Jacqueline Woodson

 

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Calvin Coolidge Library – please ask for a copy at the Circulation Desk.

Winter Break Hours

Winter Break hours and closures begin on Saturday, December 23rd!

Saturday December 23 – Monday January 1 Closed
Tuesday January 2 – Friday January 5 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday January 6 – Sunday January 7 Closed
Monday January 8 – Friday January 12 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday January 13 – Monday January 15 Closed
Regular semester hours resume on Tuesday January 16

See http://www.castleton.edu/library/contact-us/hours/ for all of our hours.