Like myself, many of the MiddKids with whom I frequently interact are people of color. While I am a Californian from Los Angeles, many of the students I serve are New Yorkers and they employ a vivid use of language I have yet to encounter outside of the North. In a loosely anthropological study, I have prepared the briefest of satirical dictionaries to highlight some of my favorite uses of the students’ slang. Let me know if I get them right– or, more likely, wrong. And also, like, #fuhrealsies, use the tips. Here are five examples of contemporary slang in trying times, used in *completely* fictional scenarios ;). Some hyperbole is used for dramatic effect: Continue reading
The Library recently reviewed our Reference Collection and we have a number of withdrawn volumes Midd faculty, students, and staff are welcome to take for FREE.
All of these have an X over the call number. No X ? – don’t take it.
- travel guides
- English dictionaries
- Foreign language dictionaries (Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew…)
- Bible dictionaries and related titles
- Art & Music & Literature reference works
- and much more!
There’s a cart by the Research Desk with FREE travel books and a sample of dictionaries. Many more titles are on the lower level of the library – Please ask where to find these.
Starting on Monday night, April 9th, the exterior doors of the library will be locked starting at 9 pm. A valid Middlebury student, staff, or faculty ID card will be required to enter the library after that time. This is being done to help ensure that Middlebury students have a secure and quiet place to work and study in the late hours of the evening.
In preparation for our upcoming merge of the Middlebury and MIIS library catalogs, our vendor, Innovative Interfaces, Inc., will be adding a 2nd serials and acquisition unit to our Millennium installation. This addition requires a short period of downtime, which will occur on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 4AM-8AM. During this period, MIDCAT will be unavailable, including lookup and checkout functions.
Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Director, Discovery and Access Services
Davis Family Library
The collaborative, locally sourced, internationally themed, contemporary and historical exhibit “Hair Me Out” is now installed on the Upper Level of the Davis Family Library and includes multimedia components in the atrium. It explores the political, diasporic and stylistic phenomena surrounding Black hair from all around the world. This exhibit will be installed from February 21st through March 20th. Stop by to see it and visit go.middlebury.edu/hairmeout to see its digital representation. Continue reading
Name: Katrina Spencer
Hometown: Los Angeles
Role at Middlebury: Literatures & Cultures Librarian
Time at Middlebury: 1 year, 10 days
Katrina, are you prepping a display… again?
Yes, I have a problem.
What’s it about?
My problem or the display?
I have an obsessive streak that is manifesting itself in this way. The display is a small celebration of Valentine’s Day. It’s called “Blind Date With A Book.” My former supervisor, Jessica Newman, at Steenbock Library at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, hipped me to it. Continue reading