Feb. 27, 2014 by lstethers
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 .
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.
Feb. 25, 2014 by lstethers
Starting with spring 2014 two new Moodle blocks are available to assist students as they work their way through the research process.
These blocks link students to library resources to help them get started on their research, to make an appointment to meet with a subject librarian, and find help on how to cite their sources using various citation styles. If students need immediate research assistance, they will also have the ability to instant message a librarian. Students are not always aware of the range of academic resources (people and materials) available through the library, and this new feature will facilitate their discovery.
To add these two new blocks to a Moodle course:
- Click the Turn editing on button in the upper right of the course page.
- The Add a block option will appear in the bottom left sidebar.
- From the Add a block drop-down menu, select the Ask a Librarian and Research Help options.
Feb. 16, 2014 by lstethers
When bad weather hits, check the library’s inclement weather line, 860-685-2999, to see if and when the libraries are open.
Feb. 13, 2014 by Pat Tully
The Art Library, Science Library and Olin are open today, Friday, February 14. Thanks to all the student workers, library staff and librarians who kept the libraries open and provided services yesterday. If you are a Wesleyan student, faculty or staff member who is stuck off-campus, click here for instructions on accessing library resources: http://www.wesleyan.edu/library/howdoi/accessfromoffcampus.html
Stay safe, everyone–and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Dec. 13, 2013 by Pat Tully
The 2014 One Book, One Middletown selection is The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow, by Rita Leganski. The story is set in 1950s Louisiana, about a young boy whose unique abilities are misconstrued as disabilities and how he transforms the lives of those around him. It is a lyrical and enchanting debut novel.
One Book, One Middletown is a program sponsored by the Middletown Rotary Club, the City of Middletown, Russell Library and a variety of businesses, libraries and other local organizations. The purpose of One Book is to encourage reading and strengthen community ties by selecting a book each year with wide appeal, then bringing people together to talk about it.
In late March and early April 2014 there will be a series of discussions and events that explore the ideas in Bonaventure Arrow; the schedule of events will be available in early January. Till then, pick up a copy of the book in Olin’s lobby or Russell Library, or purchase a copy at The Book Bower or through your favorite local bookseller.
Dec. 10, 2013 by Jennifer Hadley
1863/1963 Revisited: Open House in Special Collections & Archives
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 2:00–4:00 pm
Davison Rare Book Room, 1st floor east, Olin Library, 252 Church Street
Take a break from the frenzy of finals!
As 2013 draws to a close, drop in at the Special Collections & Archives “1863/1963 Revisited” Open House. Documents, books, photographs, and memorabilia from 150 and 50 years ago will be on display in the Davison Rare Book Room. Highlights include momentous national events such as the Gettysburg Address (1863) and the publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique (1963), as well as the contemporary Wesleyan scene. The exhibition, “Retracing President Kennedy’s Final Journey: Selections from William Manchester’s Research Files,” is also on view.
For more information contact SC&A at (860) 685-3864 or email@example.com.
Top image: “Welcome Santa Claus.” Harper’s Weekly, January 5, 1863.
Bottom image: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963.
Dec. 3, 2013 by Jennifer Hadley
Friends of the Wesleyan Library Adaptation Film Series
Almayer’s Folly (2011)
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • 8:00 p.m.
Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies, 301 Washington Terrace, Middletown
The Adaptation Film Series is a collaboration with the Center for Film Studies exploring the translation of literary text to the screen. Almayer’s Folly is based on Joseph Conrad’s first novel.
Marc Longenecker, Visiting Instructor and Technical and Programming Manager, Film Studies Department, will give brief introductory remarks before the film.
Admission is free for Friends members. Regular admission is $5.
Nov. 8, 2013 by Jennifer Hadley
Thank you to all who donated books to the book sale, volunteered to help, and came to buy books. The sale was a big success, bringing students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community together to enjoy browsing through the thousands of books looking for new homes. The sale raised over $3,500 for library events, special projects, and collections.
The Friends of the Wesleyan Library would like to give special thanks to the freshmen on Wesleyan’s lacrosse team who volunteered on Friday afternoon to set up tables for the sale and move hundreds of heavy boxes of books, and to the dedicated two team members who returned at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning before their scrimmage to help some more. We couldn’t have done it without all their help!
Nov. 5, 2013 by Pat Tully
Special Collections & Archives Exhibition Cases, Olin Library
On view daily during library hours
In early 1964, President John F. Kennedy’s widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, decided that an authorized version of the events surrounding her husband’s assassination in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963—50 years ago this year—should be undertaken. Author William Manchester accepted the assignment, and researched and wrote what would become the bestselling book, The Death of a President, published in 1967. The exhibition, curated by University Archivist Leith Johnson, includes selections from the hundreds of items Manchester amassed, including private notes and correspondence, interview transcriptions, sketches, government documents, newspapers, souvenirs, and more.
Oct. 15, 2013 by Jennifer Hadley
Come browse over 3500+ donated and ex libris, popular and academic books for sale on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Olin Memorial Library. Most books are priced $1-$5, with special books $10+. You’re sure to find something to add to your collection. Cash and checks accepted. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.