April 2015 Archives

Check out the RE:BOOK 2015 winners!

A Tale of Tea


The Art of Dissection

Mathematics in Translation

Well Read Garden

Congratulations and thanks to all for making RE:BOOK 2015, the Claremont Colleges Library's repurposed paper art contest, a success! Now in its fourth year, we had the opportunity to once again see how students creatively breathe new life into worn out books, magazines, and other types of paper. The judges had a very hard time determining the winners. This is also the first time we have had a People's Prize category, allowing everyone that came to the celebration and awards ceremony to vote for their favorite RE:BOOK.

The RE:BOOKS will be on display until May 1 in the north entrance of the library.

The winners of RE:BOOK 2015 are:

Aesthetics and People's Choice
Chloe Bazlen, Scripps College
A Tale of Tea

Leo Estrada, Pomona College

Theme of Sustainability
Jordan Riddle, Claremont Graduate University
The Art of Dissection: Comparative Acatomy

Technical skill
Jennifer Rogers, Harvey Mudd College
Mathematics in Translation

The judges also advocated to add an additional category to honor a RE:BOOK that was a strong contender in many categories:

Best in Show
Ashley Cruz, Claremont Graduate University
Well Read Garden

Library Artist in Residence - Exhibition and Opening Reception, 4/23

LAIR-logo.jpgPitzer College and The Claremont Colleges Library invite you to the opening reception and exhibition of Current State, created by Steve Rowell, our inaugural Library Artist in Residence. Rowell's multi-spatial installation uses large-scale photos, video, drone footage, and maps from the Library's collection to address water use in California.

Opening reception
Honnold/Mudd Library, Mudd 3rd Floor, next to the Keck 2 classroom
Thursday, April 23 • 5-7 PM

Honnold/Mudd Library, Mudd 2nd and 3rd Floors
April 24, 25, 26 • 12-5 PM

FMI on Steve Rowell
Steve Rowell is a research-based artist who works with still and moving images, sound, installation, maps, and spatial concepts. Currently based in Los Angeles, he has lived in Berlin, Chicago, and Washington DC over the past 20 years. His transdisciplinary practice focuses on overlapping aspects of technology, perception, and culture as related to ontology and landscape. Rowell contextualizes the built environment with the surrounding medium of nature, appropriating the methods and tools of the geographer, archeologist, and seer.

Funded by a generous grant from the Pitzer College Campus Life Committee's Strategic Initiatives Fund

FMI on the LAIR project

Celebrate the Book Arts- Exhibition and Reception, 4/21

Celebrating-the-Book-Arts-banner.jpgThe Claremont Colleges Library invites you to Celebrate the Book Arts by attending a reception and exhibition featuring altered books from RE:BOOK and contemporary artists' books from Special Collections and Denison Library!

This dual exhibition showcases student creativity and stunning artistry. Claremont Colleges students created altered books (aka: RE:BOOKs) from worn books, magazines, newspapers, maps and other recycled materials. The RE:BOOKs are paired with contemporary artists' books from our campus collections. An artist's book brings together imagery and text in a publication that is in itself a work of art. This selection of items illustrates the interplay of words and images in forms that push the boundaries of what constitutes a book.

Exhibition Reception & RE:BOOK Award Ceremony

Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm | Exhibition Gallery, Honnold 2nd floor
**During the event place your vote for the RE:BOOK People's Choice award!**
This event is free and open to the public. (Tasty) refreshments will be provided.

Meet Our New STEM Team Leader

The Claremont Colleges Library is proud to introduce Jessica Davila Greene, our new STEM Team Leader. Jessica joins us from UC Riverside where she was the Water Resource Librarian. She brings to Claremont a robust background in environmentally focused scholarship and primary source engagement, as well as grant and project management skills, a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, and an infectious sense of enthusiasm.

Jessica plays an important role on the Research,J Greene.png Teaching, and Learning Services (RTLS) leadership group and will continue to expand our creative support for information literacy instruction, research services, and information resource development across the Claremont Colleges. She serves as Campus Liaison to the Keck Science Program and has subject specialist responsibility in astronomy and physics, chemistry, engineering, and pharmacy. In the few weeks that Jessica has been with us she has already eagerly taken on a planning role for Open Access Week 2015 (October) and she facilitated a discussion at the Association of College and Research Libraries 2015 conference on transitioning from a library support staff role to professional librarian.

Please join us in welcoming Jessica to The Claremont Colleges Library!

Email: Jessica_Greene@cuc.claremont.edu

New Resource: Digital Loeb Classical Library

This comprehensive collection of more than 520 volumes of Greek and Latin literature with English translations contains epic and lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy, history, travel, philosophy, oratory, medical writers, mathematicians, etc. Key features of the digital version include: single- and dual-language reading modes, inclusion of every Loeb volume in print and regular uploading of new and revised volumes.

You can find it on our databases page as well as in the database listings for Classics, History, Languages & Literature, Philosophy, Religion

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