Facilities installed a new ADA-compliant water fountain in the Davis Family Library that is designed to fill water bottles too. The Library Space Team successfully applied for an Environmental Council grant to cover the cost for one. The fountain will calculate the number of disposable plastic bottles that are saved by using it. Next time you are thinking of buying bottled water, think instead about using a refillable container (and thus avoid landfill waste or the energy and financial costs of recycling). It will also be the only ADA-compliant fountain in the Library, so if someone in a wheelchair needs a water fountain, be sure to direct them to this one, which is just opposite the print copy room on the main level.
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.
TRIAL EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 10, 2017!
Middlebury students, faculty, and staff have free access to the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online.
EHLLO offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day. It features advanced search options, as well as extensive cross-references and full-text search functionality using the Hebrew character set.
Let us know what you think – email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your library liaison.
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
The Vermont Department of Libraries now provides access to the Vermont Online Library (VOL) to anyone accessing the internet from an IP address located in Vermont.
The VOL includes resources for school-age children, career explorers, automobile repair and maintenance from and much more from the Gale-Cengage family of resources. The Department of Libraries has taken on this expense so that public and academic libraries throughout the state can provide rich online resources to all of their patrons.
(Note that anyone traveling outside of Vermont who is not associated with an academic institution needs to arrange access to these resources, if possible, with their public library. These resources are incorporated into Middlebury’s library holdings; Middlebury students, faculty, and staff can access these from outside of Vermont by authentication through a link on a library website such as a search in Summon or through the library homepage.)