Library Replaces Security Cameras

The library is in the process of replacing and upgrading its security camera system. The old VHS-based system was installed approximately 15 years ago and has become worn out. The new digital system features motion activated HD cameras and software that allows easy browsing to specific events. The images from the HD cameras are far […]

New Videos in the Library

Did you know the new books shelf, located on the first floor just right of the circulation desk, contains more than new books? Several new DVDs recently acquired by the library are on the shelf as well. Right now, these videos include PBS documentaries such as Faces of America, a geneology project that looks at […]

Welcome to Christine Cho

Van Wylen Library would like to welcome Christine Cho to the library faculty. Christine is the Library’s new Metadata Librarian in the Technical Services and Systems Department at Van Wylen. As the Metadata Librarian, Christine will connect users with both print and digital collections using emerging metadata standards and traditional cataloging. Some of Christine’s responsibilities […]

Discovery of Harry Truman Letter

This week, Director Kelly Jacobsma and Lauren Ferin ’12, who are working on a project with the Richard Wunder collection, discovered a letter signed by President Harry Truman from 1947. The letter is a brief thank-you note to NBC radio newsman Earl Godwin, for his Christmas gift of two dozen cans of pumpkin. It is […]

Meet the Library: Circulation and Access Services

The main function of a library is to provide its patrons with access to resources, and every department in the library, whether it be interlibrary loan, reference, the music library, technical services, media services, or the TechLab is designed to do just that. Circulation, another integral area of the library, also plays an important role […]

Meet the Library: Media Services and the TechLab

Do you need to do a multimedia project for a class or want to print something in a way most campus printers can’t do? The Media Services desk and TechLab can help! The Media Services department has many functions such as checking out materials and doing special printing jobs. Lamination, large format printing, and color […]

Cup & Chaucer Changes

Cup & Chaucer, the library’s own coffee spot, has had a makeover during spring break! The area has gotten a face-lift, with rearranged seating areas, comfy pillows, new art and more greenery, all with the hopes of making it a better place to hang out and study. Check out a virtual tour here. In addition […]

Collection Highlights: New Browsing Books

Looking for something to do over spring break? Check out some of these newest additions to the browsing collection for a fun way to spend your free time: Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage is Elizabeth Gilbert’s follow-up memoir to her first release, Eat, Pray, Love and is a New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction […]