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 print or found online in MIDCAT. If you don’t have time right now, that’s okay! Along with the books on display, you’ll find printed copies of the reading list. Take one with you for later.
Readings on Conflict, Conversation, and Resolution
- Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. Stone, Patton & Heen, 1999
- The Little Book of Dialogue for Difficult Subjects: A Practical, Hands-On Guide. Schirch & Campt, 2007
- Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High. Patterson, Grenny, McMillan & Switzler, 2012
- The Little Book of Conflict Transformation. Lederach, 2003
- The Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding: A Vision and Framework for Peace with Justice. Schirch, 2004
- The Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking. Pranis, 2005
- How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable. Elgin, 1997
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.
There’s a guide for every class you’re taking, from American Studies, to Chemistry, to French, or Theatre, and more. Browse a complete list of subjects here.
Every research guide is carefully curated by a Middlebury librarian. You’ll find links to major databases, search tips, and answers to questions that are commonly asked by students in classes like yours.
Most importantly, you’ll find contact information for the librarian who can help you transition from a research assignment to a research question, and from a research question to a solid research project of any size or scope. Use the “Schedule Appointment” button, or send an email, to sign up for a one-on-one research consultation. If we can talk with you about what you’re working on, we can ensure you’re getting exactly what you need.
Find your new favorite Middlebury Libraries Research Guide at http://go.middlebury.edu/guides.
Welcome, Febs! We know you have questions — who doesn’t? Take a walk through this flowchart and get ready to hear some answers.
You’ll find that Middlebury librarians are always happy to help in person at the Research Desk and online at go/askus/.
Operation 451 at the Davis Family Library
We are proud to participate in Operation 451, a symbolic affirmation of library values celebrated by libraries and librarians across the country. Browse the books and DVDs that we have selected to showcase the importance of access to information, critical thinking, and free expression of ideas.
Tell us what you want us to add! Make suggestions at go/displaysuggestions
As a reminder, the Library is canceling its subscription to RefWorks citation software (Legacy RefWorks and RefWorks 3) next summer, effective June 30, 2017. After that date, students, faculty, staff and alumni will not be able to use RefWorks through Middlebury’s subscription. For rationale, alternatives and next steps, see The Library is canceling RefWorks next year.
Do you think you’ll miss RefWorks? If so, you should try Zotero citation management software. In January, we’re offering a few Zotero workshops here at the Davis Family Library. Our Zotero guide has scheduling and signup instructions. A librarian would be glad to provide one-on-one advice, too — contact us at go/askus/ and we’ll get you started.
Unplug and Recharge
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. Many thanks to the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life for allowing us to continue to borrow the meditation cushions.
Wish you could use the meditation cushions somewhere else in the library? That’s easy, borrow a set from us! Check them out at the Circulation Desks at the Davis Family Library or the Armstrong Library.
Where is the Unplug and Recharge Room? Follow the signs!
Middlebury Libraries Citation & Style Guide
We’re getting lots of questions at the Research Desk about citations these days. How should I cite this multimedia presentation from the New York Times? What should a citation for a chapter within a book look like when I’m citing it for the second time? What about this PDF with no author that I found on the website of a non-profit organization?
Insider tip: We usually turn to our Citation Guide for answers. You can, too!