April 2014 Archives

Trial Database Subscriptions--Test Them Out & Let Us Know What You Think

The library has trial subscriptions to Meet the Press video archive, Policy Map, J.P. Morgan Research, National Geographic Virtual Library, English Historical Documents Online, and State Papers Online, 1509-1714.

Check them out, kick the tires, and let us know what you think. Your opinion matters and can help influence what databases we buy.

The Library Hosts Grant-Funded Faculty Curriculum Mapping Forums

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In 2013, the Claremont Colleges Library received a competitve Sparks! Ignition Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Studies to visualize the interconnected learning communities of the Colleges with concept mapping software. Our proposal was based on a highly successful pilot with the 5C Environmental Analysis program.

Each curriculum map is designed to provide a birds-eye view of a given subject's "footprint" at the consortium. Maps also help subject liaison librarians identify how to best support student information literacy skills across the curriculum and build more responsive collections.

In order to support organizational learning, build community, and identify shared opportunities/challenges across the Colleges, the Library is holding four pilot "curriculum mapping forums" with Chemistry, Politics/Political Studies/Government, Asian Studies, and English Literature faculty in April.

Based on the success of these in initial conversations, we invite 7Cs faculty to nominate their own subject area for a curriculum mapping forum in the 2014-15 year. FMI and to submit a nomination, contact Char Booth at char_booth@cuc.claremont.edu.

Winners of Library Student Survey $50 gift cards

Congratulations to the four winners of the Library Student Survey $50 gift cards!

Michael Sheely
Aliceanne Szeliga
Lucas Tamminen
Nagisa Yamagishi

And thank you to all the 7C students who took the time to complete the survey. Your input is valued and very much appreciated!

Sara Lowe
Assessment Librarian
sara_lowe@cuc.claremont.edu

Check out our RE:BOOK 2014 winners!

Congratulations and thanks to all for making RE:BOOK 2014, our third annual repurposed paper art contest, an astounding success! Once again we had an array of beautiful and interesting projects that creatively breathe new life into cast-off books and paper. The judges had a very hard time determining the winners.

A.J. McFadden Dean of the Library, Kevin Mulroy, presided over the RE:BOOK reception and awards ceremony in the Founders Room on Tuesday afternoon. He congratulated all the entrants for their explosion of creativity and the impressive technical skill, innovation and originality that went into the projects.

The winners of RE:BOOK 2014 are:

First prize winner: Nicky Subler, Harvey Mudd College
RE:BOOK Title: Keep Looking

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Second prize: Izzy Hendry, Scripps College
RE:BOOK Title: Book of 1000 Cities

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Third prize winner: Andrea Mackey, Scripps College
RE:BOOK Title: My Stress Wave

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The winning RE:BOOKs will be on display next to the second floor services desk starting Monday, April 21. Thanks again to all those who submitted projects this year, and check out our Facebook page for more 2014 event/entry photos. Stay tuned for RE:BOOK 2015 next Spring.

Shakespeare at 450- Exhibit and Event

Shakespeare-collage-3.pngIn celebration of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, the Claremont Colleges Library invites you to join us for a night of Shakespeare on Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Honnold/Mudd Founders Room. Student performers will be doing a dramatization of various Shakespearean sonnets followed by an unveiling of the Special Collections exhibit "Shakespeare at 450: Keeping The Name Alive." This is the inaugural exhibit of the Claremont Center for Engagement with Primary Sources (CCEPS) student curator program, and was curated by Amy Borsuk, Scripps '14.

"Shakespeare at 450: Keeping the Name Alive" celebrates Shakespeare's genius and popularity through the actors and actresses who have portrayed his characters from the 18th to the 20th century. These creative minds have served as our tie to Shakespeare on and off the stage, and have made Shakespeare, his characters, and his plays into the icons that they are. Exhibit on display from April 14 through May 30, 2014 in the Special Collections Exhibit Area.

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