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The shift of the eight Olin stack floors is continuing apace, and the Art Library collection is coming to Olin starting this week.  The shift will not be complete until the end of July, and until then some ranges will at times be inaccessible; if the book you want is not accessible just go to the record for the book in our online catalog and request that it be retrieved for you, using the Make a Request / Search Request for Item Not Found form.

We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience!

We will create and distribute permanent Olin and SciLi stack guides once the shift is complete; but here are preliminary guides for each floor in Olin.

Floor 3A:  Regular stacks LC classification A – AM; AP95 – AZ ; Oversize stacks, +A – +Z ; Double oversize, ++A – ++Z:

Floor 3A

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Floor 3:  Regular stacks: B – D:

Floor 3

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Floor 2A: Regular stacks: E – HV (through 6000s):

Floor 2A

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Floor 2: Regular stacks: HV (continued) – PA (through 4000s):

Floor 2

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Floor 1A: Regular stacks: PA (continued) – PQ (through 3000s):

Floor 1A

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Floor 1: Regular stacks: PQ (continued) – PS (just the first few shelves):

Floor 1

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Basement – Upper Level:  Regular stacks: PS (continued):

Basement - Upper Level

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Basement – Lower Level: Regular stacks: PT; Z:

Basement - Lower Level

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Science Library, second floor:  Regular and oversize stacks: Q – V.  NOTE: TR (Photography) is being reclassified to NH, so they will shelve in Olin with the rest of the Art collection.

Science Library, ground floor:  Storage (Rider) collections: Older collections classified using Cutter (not LC); Science bound periodicals.

Any questions or concerns?  Please contact Pat Tully at x3887, or ptully@wesleyan.edu.

Summer changes

“It must be so nice and quiet in the library in the summer …,” but it never is!  Here’s a link to our detailed timeline: Art in Olin timeline public

Timeline

The move of the Art Library into Olin and associated office and collections shifts has already begun, but will begin in earnest next week and last through the end of July.

In addition to this there are several other facilities projects occurring in early in the summer, including the installation of a gender-neutral bathroom on the ground floor of Olin.

Because of the complexity of the Art Library move and other projects, we will periodically refresh this timeline to reflect the latest schedule.  There may be times when sections of the stacks are inaccessible, but we will have a paging system in place if you need a book that is in an area being shifted.

Thank you in advance for your patience.  We are looking forward to showing off the beautiful new public spaces this fall!

New Art in Olin space

 

ARCH II Studio 2014

On the front lawn, through May 23: Architecture II Studio Project / Elijah Huge

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ANTH304 Exhibit 2014

In Olin’s lobby, through September 5: (Re)claim : Stories of Indigenous Repatriation / ANTH304, Native American Property Rights.  Abbey Francis; Honor Keeler

Olin Booksale 2011 012Approximately 4,000 books in a variety of subject areas will be available on Saturday, May 10 from 10am-4pm, 1st floor stack area near Campbell Reference Center, Olin Library.  Open to the public.

Friends of the Wesleyan Library Annual Meeting Lecture

Write Better Together: an inside look at a new generation of social networks and websites that empower writers

A talk by Molly Barton ’00

Thursday, April 24, 2014 — 6:00 pm — Develin Room (2nd floor Olin Library, Rm 204)

 

Molly Barton

 

Ms. Barton is teaching the senior seminar for Wesleyan’s Writing Certificate this spring. Formerly the Global Digital Director at Penguin Random House, she founded a start-up inside Penguin called Book Country (www.bookcountry.com), “the most supportive writing and publishing community on the web” – where writers can get feedback on their manuscripts, and if they desire, publish them as e-books. Barton left Penguin in February to work more closely with the NYC tech and start-up community. She is working on a number of undisclosed digital initiatives with major media companies, and serving as strategic advisor to publishing related start-ups in New York City and Silicon Valley.

Pizza and light supper refreshments will be served.

For more information and to rsvp if you would like to attend, contact libfriends@wesleyan.edu.

 

 

 

University Librarian Pat Tully is on the Oberlin Group‘s Lever Initiative Task Force, which just released a report on the state of open access scholarly monograph publishing.  Pat was interviewed for an Inside Higher Ed article by Carl Straumsheim, Worth the Effort?, on the initiative.

Profile ImageOn April 22, Collections Conservator Michaelle Biddle is giving a talk at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) at Universität Hamburg.  The talk, ‘New Strategies in Using Watermarks to Date Sub-Saharan Islamic Manuscripts,’ is based on recent field work Biddle has done in Northern Nigeria.  See Biddle’s Selected Works page in WesScholar for more information about her work with Islamic manuscripts.

Prof. Lois BrownOn Thursday, April 3, Wesleyan University will host its annual lecture for the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences:

Title:  Re-Member Me: Race, Romance and the Civil War

Speaker: Lois Brown, Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor, African American Studies and Department of English.

When:  Thursday, April 3, 2014, 5pm

Where:  Olin Library first floor, Smith Reading Room.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

 

The Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences is the third-oldest learned society in the United States, founded in 1799 in New Haven “…to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest and happiness of a free and virtuous people…”  Wesleyan University has had a representative on the governing council of the Academy since 1974; most recently Peter Frenzel, Professor of German Studies Emeritus, represented Wesleyan. Last year Pat Tully, Wesleyan University Librarian, became the Wesleyan representative.

The purpose of the Academy is the dissemination of scholarly information via publications and lectures.  The Academy holds eight lectures each year, including the annual lecture at Wesleyan, which provide an opportunity to hear distinguished scholars speak about their work.

Since 1810, the Academy has published scholarly works on a variety of topics.  It currently has three series: Memoirs are monographs or booklength publications; Transactions are essays in history, economics, mathematics, archeology, languages, literature, and the natural sciences, and most recently, articles of an interdisciplinary nature; and A Manual of the Writings in Middle English is the definitive reference source in its field.  The Academy welcomes the submission of scholarly manuscripts for possible publication.

Membership in the Academy is by nomination. If you are interested in becoming a member or learning more about the Academy, please email caas@yale.edu

The library is fortunate to be hosting a variety of events this spring.  Please join us for one or all of them!

 

Cover - Silence of Bonaventure ArrowThursday, March 27:  The Evolution of American Sign Language, a talk by Joseph Basile, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sign Language.  A One Book, One Middletown event.  One Book is a community literacy project of the Middletown Rotary Club, supported by the Russell Library and the City of Middletown.   4:30pm, Develin Room (Rm. 204), Olin Library.  Free and open to the public.

 

 

 

Lois Brown talkThursday, April 3: Re-Member Me: Race, Romance and the Civil War, a talk by Lois Brown, Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor, African American Studies Program and Department of English.  Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences annual lecture at Wesleyan University.  5pm, Smith Reading Room, first floor of Olin Library.  Free and open to the public.

 

 

Friends of the Wesleyan LibraryThursday, April 24:  Annual meeting of the Friends of the Wesleyan Library, and talk by Molly Barton ’00, on the future of the book and of writers.  Ms. Barton currently teaches Wesleyan’s Writing Certificate’s senior seminar and was formerly the Global Digital Director at Penguin Random House.  Time to be announced, Develin Room (Rm. 204), Olin Library.  Free and open to the public.

 

Book saleSaturday, May 10:  Book sale, Friends of the Wesleyan Library.  Approximately 4,000 books for sale.  10am-4pm, 1st floor stack area near Campbell Reference Center, Olin Library.  Open to the public.

 

Do you want to read the Chronicle of Higher Ed online, on a mobile device, or set up email delivery of the Chronicle newsletters?  Here’s how to do so using Wesleyan’s subscription so that you will have full access to all the Chronicle content, including those articles marked lock.

CHE content from 1989 to present is available online to the Wesleyan community through our institutional subscription.  The library holds microfilm of the CHE back to 1977.

This Library FAQ entry describes how to access the Chronicle online using Wesleyan’s subscription.

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