Extraction and the American Dream
January 9 – February 20
McCabe Library Lobby Artist’s lectures: Friday, January 25,12:30 pm, McCabe Lobby Monday, February 18, 8 pm, Science Center 101
New York-based photographer J Henry Fair seeks to create art [...]
by Anne Garrison
Kinnikinnick Brand Kickapoo Joy-Juice
Turkey Press, 2004 This is a delightfully whimsical book featuring the poetry of Jonathan Williams, an American poet, publisher, essayist, and photographer, known for his association with the experimental Black Mountain College. Sandra Reese, of Turkey Press, designed, letterpressed, and bound this gem, which also features hand-inked stencils [...]
Jessica Brangiel joined the library staff in early January as the electronic resources management specialist. She is responsible for overseeing the library’s collection of about 15,000 journals and 500,000 ebooks, managing the entire life cycle (purchasing, access, assessment, and archiving) of online materials. Her previous positions included working as global content [...]
by Meg Spencer
This semester five students have been selected for the ninth Library Intern Program: Christina Aruffo ’14, Stephanie Braziel ’15, Maria Mejia ’15, Maureen Murray ’14, and Alison Ryland ’14. Each week, the interns will explore a different aspect of librarianship in classes taught by various members of the library staff and participate [...]
February 4 is the deadline for applications to the A. Edward Newton Student Book Collection Competition, the longest-running collegiate book collecting competition in the nation. Started in the 1930s by a renowned Philadelphia book collector, A. Edward Newton, the competition awards cash prizes to the top three Swarthmore students who submit the best essays and [...]
Alumni are now able to access journal articles on JSTOR through the library’s subscription, using the proxy server at https://proxy.swarthmore.edu/login.
JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that includes full-text content of more than 1,400 academic journals, as well as thousands of primary sources.
The Library and ITS are sponsoring the Academic Tech Fair on Tuesday, February 19, 10 am to 2 pm, in the Scheuer Room. Librarians Kate Carter and Donna Fournier are on the organizing committee.
More library staff will be involved that day. Lucy Saxon will be answering questions on ebooks or other library-related topics at [...]
by Amy McColl
Accessible Archives Swarthmore had a portion of these titles previously, but now all the tri-college libraries will have the full title list. Contains full-text primary resource materials in American history including newspapers, magazines, and genealogical records originally only offered on microfilm. Covers 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and includes African American newspaper [...]
by Lucy Saxon
The Institute for Liberal Arts, established at Swarthmore last year, has a mandate from the College Strategic Plan to study and strengthen the liberal arts model of higher education even as our society meets overwhelming challenges. To quote the Strategic Plan, The accelerating rate of the production of information, a more pervasive [...]
by Spencer Lamm
One year ago, the tri-college libraries launched the new library catalog and now have just released Version 2 of Tripod. It includes many improvements and new features.
Highlights include: Authentication by campus email Instead of your 14-digit library bar code, you can now use your campus email and password to access your [...]
by Wendy E. Chmielewski
The Devere Allen Lantern Slide Collection is now part of the online Triptych collection. Devere Allen was a writer, editor, internationalist, and socialist who came of age in the 1920s. Connected with the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the War Resisters League, Allen edited [...]
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