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Pulling back the curtain on the Research Desk

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There is, of course, no curtain at the Davis Family Library Research Desk! But still, sometimes it seems like we should be making what we do at the desk more visible. So, let’s (air quotes) “pull back the curtain” — Many people think you have to have a question to talk with a librarian at […]

Welcome (back!) to the Libraries!

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Welcome (or, welcome back!) to the libraries! Whether you’re new to campus or returning from summer break, we’re looking forward to seeing you. Want a virtual tour? Watch the video called Davis Family Library: 5 Quick Tips in the Midd Libraries Quick Guide. While you’re in the guide, take a look at all of the other advice we […]

It’s not NExpress, but it’s close!

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We know you miss NExpress. (Wait, what happened to NExpress?) We miss NExpress, too, and we want you to know that we’re thinking of you! We’ve added a “WorldCat” button to MIDCAT to make it easier to request items from other libraries. The WorldCat button is on the right-hand side of most results pages in MIDCAT, […]

How to use library databases from off campus

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Going away this summer? Take the library with you! Yes, you can search library databases from off campus. Just start at the library site: go.middlebury.edu/lib.  From there, JSTOR, ebooks, audiobooks, Summon and all of our online journals, magazines and newspapers are available to you…no matter where you are! When you’re off campus, links that are on library web pages […]

“NExit” …Or, RIP NExpress

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Beginning May 1st, all library resources not available locally may be requested via Interlibrary Loan using ILLiad at: go.middlebury.edu/ill Or, use the ILL links in Worldcat: Requesting through NExpress will be unavailable after April 30th 2017. The Library continues to work with our former NExpress partners via ILL. If a requested item is owned by […]

Readings on Conflict, Conversation, and Resolution

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Many thanks to the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life for recommending a thoughtful selection of books to help all members of the campus community renew and restore relationships with one another. Find these books on conflict, conversation and resolution in the atrium of the Davis Family Library. Most of them can be checked out in […]

March Library Newsletter

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Don’t miss the March issue of Keywords: The Middlebury College Library Newsletter! Read about how the library is planning for College-wide budget reductions, how you can dig through Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) materials online, our battle to acquire a 1521 edition of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, new colleagues at the library, and more.

Unplug and Recharge – All Year!

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Good news! Thanks to lots of positive feedback, the “Unplug and Recharge Room” on the upper level of the Davis Family Library will be available at least until the end of this year. We’ve added a curtain and acquired a few other items to make it more permanent. We’ll add more as soon as possible. […]

This way to the Unplug and Recharge Room

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Follow the arrows, and find some time for yourself! Take a break from your studies for just one – quiet – moment. You’ll feel refreshed, we promise. The Unplug and Recharge Room will be available through November on the Upper Level of the Davis Family Library, but you may borrow meditation cushions all year long […]

Clifford Symposium at the Library – through October

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The libraries are pleased to support the Art and Science of Mindful Engagement during the  Clifford Symposium and beyond. Dip into a few recommended books on display, let a podcast walk you through a guided meditation, and disconnect from daily stressors in the Unplug and Recharge Room. (Or, borrow meditation cushions from the Circulation Desk […]

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