Mapping the Pacific Coast, 1600-1800: California as an Island

calif-map2-med.jpgAlthough explorers and map makers as early as 1548 knew that California was a peninsula, many maps from the 17th and 18th centuries depict California as an island. This exhibit includes maps from that time period, created by map makers throughout Europe, showing California as an island.

The exhibit, featuring maps from the Wagner Collection of Maps and Atlases, will be on display in the Honnold/Mudd north lobby gallery space through Fall 2015.

Discovery and Resource Sharing: Expanding Local Access Globally

The Claremont Colleges Library marks the unveiling of our new discovery system with a program titled: "Discovery and Resource Sharing: Expanding Local Access Globally." In efforts to expand our resource sharing options, giving students and faculty from the Claremont Colleges rich and broad access to information, the library looks forward to sharing trends in academic libraries and engaging in meaningful conversations regarding information science, access, and literacy.

The program includes a panel of leaders in resource-sharing, organized by our own Micquel Little, Director of User Services and Resource Sharing. Our keynote speaker will be Lorcan Dempsey of OCLC Research, an international thought-leader and much sought-after speaker in the library profession. Here is his brief bio:

Lorcan Dempsey coordinates strategic planning and oversees Research, Membership and Community Relations at OCLC. He has worked for library and educational organizations in Ireland, the UK and the US. His influence on national policy and library directions is widely recognized. In 2010 he received the National Federation of Advanced Information Services' (NFAIS) highest award, the Miles Conrad Award. Lorcan began his career in public libraries in his native Dublin, Ireland. Before moving to OCLC, he managed the UK higher education national investment in information services for Jisc.

Please RSVP by September 3rd. The program will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00PM. Lunch and snacks will be provided. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle with faculty and librarians from the Claremont Colleges as well as our surrounding colleagues in California!
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Founders Room
Campus: Honnold-Mudd Library
Categories: Event

Announcing Our New Library Search

After a year of selection, planning, and implementation, we're excited to reveal the Claremont Colleges Library's new Search feature. We encourage you to try our new Search bar on the library homepage to get a feel for the new layout and results page. Here are a few perks of the new library Search:

• One inclusive search of the library's catalogs, our most popular databases and subscriptions, as well as resources from libraries around the world!
• Streamlined resource sharing for expanded access to local, regional, and global resources.
• Improved library account including online access to renew books borrowed through the Claremont Colleges Library as well as Resource Sharing.
• Updated and modern interface for a more friendly library experience.
The new library Search is easy to use and should be intuitive for most users. If you need help getting started, check out: Get to Know the New Library Search - a growing resource, where you'll find frequently asked questions and step-by-step tutorials. Don't hesitate to Ask Us if you need one-on -one support.

We are always looking to make improvements! Please feel free to contact us with questions and suggestions you may have regarding our system enhancements at LibrarySRT@cuc.claremont.edu

In the Limelight: California Citrus

This summer, Special Collections presents In the Limelight: California Citrus, an exhibition centered on the history of the citrus industry in the Claremont area, curated by Grace Rodriguez (CMC 2015). Our inspiration stems from the recently-acquired Oglesby Citrus Label collection, which consists of over 80 labels as well as several books related to label collecting and history.

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Read more on Pictures & Conversations, the Special Collections blog.

The exhibition is on view through August 22 in the 2nd floor Honnold foyer during the Library's summer hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-7pm, and Saturday, noon-7pm).

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