Open Access Week 2016

The scholarly research you have worked so hard on should be available to the widest audience possible.  The Open Access concept allows authors to share their research anywhere, with anyone.  Open Access Week brings attention to the changes needed in academic publishing today.

 

From Hope’s Open Access Policy:

Hope faculty affirms the core value of the college “to contribute to the body of knowledge in the academic disciplines” with a vision “to pursue truth so as to renew the mind, enrich the disciplines and transform the culture.”

Impact of Open Access Framework

 

In the last year alone, 6,206 faculty publications have been downloaded from Hope College’s Digital Commons, a repository of scholarly work from the Hope College community.  Hope College Library would love to increase the number of submissions from faculty members!  Our Open Access LibGuide has all the information you need to submit your articles to Digital Commons.

 

 

 

Open Access Policies: An Introduction from COAPI video courtesy of Coalition of Open Access Policies

Impact of Open Access Graphic:

bepress, “Impact of Open Access Framework” (2016). DC Promotional Materials. Book 14.
http://digitalcommons.bepress.com/promotional/14

“The Door” and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience some form of intimate partner physical violence in their lifetime.
  • The prevalence of domestic violence transcends race, socio-economic status, gender, and religion.
  • Domestic violence is most common among women between the ages of 18-24.

To help raise doorawareness, Hope College Library is proud to display “The Door,” an interactive art piece by artist and domestic violence survivor and counselor Stacy Dubay.  Ms. Dubay’s artist statement says “Statements on the door illustrate experiences I have heard in my work and the suitcases reflect my individual struggles as a survivor. The exhibit is meant to be touched and accessible to the viewing public. Viewers are encouraged to ‘take the journey’ and walk through the door, open the suitcases and look at the contents. Survivors are invited to sign the back of the door.”

 

Near “The Door” is a display with resources on how to get help as well as some Library matersuitcaseials about domestic violence and its effects.

Please note:

This exhibition includes images and language that may be upsetting or offensive to some audiences. If you choose to view the exhibition, please understand that it intends to promote awareness and provoke discussion about important issues among Hope College students, faculty and staff. The content of this exhibition may not be appropriate for everyone: parents or guardians of school-age children should preview the exhibition before allowing the children to visit the exhibition.

Hope College Library would like to thank their partners in bringing “The Door” to campus:

Counseling and Psychological Services

Health Center

Communications Department

Nursing Department

Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Student Development

Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Psychology Department

STEP

GROW

GRACES

Center for Women and Transition

 

 

 

Library and Klooster Center Hours for Fall Break

Van Wylen Klooster Center
Friday, October 7 8am – 5pm 10am – 2pm
Saturday, October 8 Closed Closed
Sunday, October 9 Closed Closed
Monday, October 10 8am – 5pm by special arrangement only
Tuesday, October 11 8am – Midnight 12pm – 5pm by special arrangement
5pm – 11pm open

Regular hours resume on Wednesday, October 12

Navigating the Lower Level

If you’ve visited our lower level this fall, you may have noticed some changes to the layout. Over the summer, we shifted the entire level so that the journals are now clustered together at the south end of the floor. Browsing the print books should be much easier without having to bypass long runs of journals. We are working toward separating the journals from the books on every floor of the library, and the fourth floor is now the only remaining level where the two types of materials are intermingled.

 

If you enter the lower level by way of the main staircase, the journals are on the lower-levelshelves behind you. The print books start on the shelves immediately to your right with the “P” call numbers. The books continue around the north end of the level in a counterclockwise fashion, then loop out toward the Rare Book Room, and end near the elevator with the “Z” call numbers and the “OVERSIZE” books. Click on the  annotated map to the right which shows the flow of call numbers as well as the location of books by subject area. The new subject labels on the end of each row of shelves, color coded according to this map, should also help you plot your course.

 

Whenever you’re browsing by subject area, please remember that you’re only seeing about half of the books we have available! The other half are e-books that can be accessed via HopeCat or with the help of our Research Librarians.

 

–Josh Miller, Evening Supervisor

Welcome students!

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!

 

The Van Wylen Library is excited to welcome new and returning students back to campus! We have spent the summer getting ready for you. Make sure you start off the new school year right by taking advantage of all our services and resources.

 

Over the summer, the library’s website was updated! Check the website out here and let us know if you have any suggestions on improving it. In addition, we’ve rearranged some areas around the library so if you have any questions about where something is, don’t hesitate to ask!

 

As always, the Research Librarians are ready to point you in the right direction to get you started on projects and papers. You can contact them via email (askalibrarian@hope.edu), chat, text (616-765-4673), by making a research appointment online, or by calling 616-395-7904.

 

In addition, the writing assistants at the Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing are eager to help you with any stage of the writing process. Make an appointment online, by phone (616-395-7025) or by simply walking in.

 

Don’t forget about the Tech Lab and Media Services on the 2nd floor! They can help you with printing projects as well as assist with the variety of computer programs and editing software that you will find on the computers in the lab. Remember, you can also checkout technology there ranging from calculators to GoPros to iPads and laptops. They’ve made some improvements this summer, so make sure you stop by and see what’s new!

 

In addition to all these amazing services, there are also plenty of spaces where you can find your study spot. The basement, 3rd, and 4th floors are quiet floors and the 1st and 2nd floors are ideal for studying with friends or working on group projects. We have plenty of study rooms and spaces available during library hours.

 

Like us on Facebook (Hope College Library) and follow us on Twitter (@vanwylenlibrary) to stay updated with hours and events and other exciting things that will happen in the library this year.

 

The Library staff looks forward to assisting you in your academic endeavors!