Author Archives: Joseph Watson

Library Preservation Dept. Open House — You’re Invited!

To mark National Preservation Week, the Preservation staff in Davis Family Library is hosting an Open House from 1-4:30pm on Thur., April 26th.  Stop by our workshop in LIB135 to see the various ways we preserve the library’s collections  and to watch our conservation technician at work.  Bring in your own book and paper preservation problems for evaluation by the staff.

See how a book goes from this…

…. to this!

Preservation Week is a collaborative effort supported by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association, Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  To learn more about it see http://www.atyourlibrary.org/passiton

Consider coming by the Preservation Dept. on your way to the Annual Rucker Lecture at 4:30! 

For more information contact Joseph Watson,  jwatson@middlebury.edu  443-5487

Collection Shift in Davis Library during Spring Break

During Spring Break next week, starting on Monday 3/26, LIS will be shifting some collections in Davis Family Library in order to make room for an expansion of classroom LIB140 that is planned for June.  We’ve hired the same library moving company that moved the Music Library last year.  We expect the shift to be completed by Friday.

The Government Documents collection in the center of the Main Level will be consolidated to the eastern end of the compact shelving that it currently occupies.  This will open up three ranges of shelves at the western end of that section.  Monographs that are on shelves next to LIB140 on the Lower Level will then be moved to the newly vacated shelves in the center of the Main Level.  The collection will continue to be in the same order overall, but the break between the Main and Lower Levels will be slightly different.  All the print and online building guides will be updated to reflect the change.  See go/davismap for details.

If you need an item that is in the area being shifted by the moving company, simply place a request for the item at the Circulation Desk and it will be retrieved and held for you to pick up.

Upcomming Collection Shift in Davis Family Library

Library moving company W. B. Meyer has been hired to shift part of the book collection in Davis Family Library during the week of Spring Break, starting on Monday the 26th.  This is being done to make room for the expansion of classroom LIB140 in June.  First, the Gov Docs collection will be consolidated to the east end of the compact shelving that it currently occupies.  (This is possible because Hans Raum and Ginny Faust have been weeding the collection for the past two years, significantly reducing it in size.)  Second, three ranges of books just to the east of LIB140 on the Lower Lvl will be moved to the emptied shelves at the west end of the compact shelving in the center of the Main Lvl.    The stacks sequence will remain the same but the break between the floors will be slightly different.   The movers will be done by Friday of that week.  Contact Joseph Watson with any questions or concerns.  A public notification of the move will be forthcoming in a few weeks.

Friday Links – January 27, 2012

Last week some Film & Media Culture students working on an independent project this term filmed the second episode of their internet comedy “Legacies” in Davis Family Library.   You may watch “Up All Night”  at go/legacies or here.  http://www.funnyordie.com/legaciestheseries

Artist Guy Laramee carves books.  http://www.guylaramee.com/index.php?/previous-projects/the-great-wall/  and  http://www.guylaramee.com/index.php?/biblios/text-1/

Book Sale Receipts Donated to Public Library Disaster Relief Fund

We’re pleased to report that the recent Davis Family Library book sale brought in $2,732 and that amount has been donated to the Vermont Public Library Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund to help libraries that were impacted by the floods following Tropical Storm Irene.  The funds will be used for repairs, mold abatement, clean-up and replacement of books, furniture and computers. Thanks to Jess Isler and Carrie Macfarlane for suggesting that we use the proceeds from the sale to support the fund.  Thanks also to our College Cashier and the folks in Accounting for helping us coordinate the donation.

PRICES REDUCED at Library Book Sale!

On Thursday everything is half-price at the Davis Library Book Sale!  Hardcover books are just $1, paperbacks are two for $1, and audio CDs just $1.  Come get them while they last!

And… on Friday everything is free!  Yes, FREE!  From Friday morning until Monday morning anything that is left over from the sale may be taken away for free!

Library Book Sale is Open!

Tuesday, November 15th – Sunday, November 20th ,Davis Family Library, 110 Storrs Ave., open at 9:00 AM on first day, continuing during regular library open hours thereafter.

Davis Lbirary Book Sale 2011

Davis Library Book Sale 2011

LIBRARY BOOK SALE— The Davis Family Library at Middlebury College is offering withdrawn and duplicate copies of books, music scores, CDs and other media for sale at great prices. Choose from a wide variety of items for scholarly work or recreational reading, listening, and viewing. Proceeds from this year’s sale will be donated to the Vermont Public Library Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund, assisting libraries that were impacted by the recent floods. (Because the low price asked for materials is in part a service to the college community, anyone purchasing items on the first day of the sale will be required to show a Middlebury College ID. Book dealers are not welcome to purchase items for resale on Tuesday, Nov. 15th). FMI, contact Joseph Watson 443-5487 jwatson@middlebury.edu

Library Book Sale

Tuesday, November 15th  – Sunday, November 20th ,  

Davis Family Library, 110 Storrs Ave., open at 9:00 AM on first day, continuing during regular library open hours thereafter.

The Davis Family Library will offer withdrawn and duplicate copies of books, music scores, and other media for sale at great prices.   Choose from a wide variety of items for scholarly work or recreational reading, listening, and viewing.  Proceeds from this year’s sale will be donated to the Vermont Public Library Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund, assisting libraries that were impacted by the recent floods.

(Because the low price asked for materials is in part a service to the college community, anyone purchasing items on the first day of the sale will be required to show a Middlebury College ID.  Book dealers are not welcome to purchase items for resale on Tuesday, Nov. 15th).

FMI, contact Joseph Watson 443-5487 jwatson@middlebury.edu

AND!!!  Look for a small preview sale of antique/collectable/like new/especially nice items in the Atrium starting on Wed. the 9th.