Posts by Joseph Watson


Friday Links – January 27, 2012

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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.

Artist Guy Laramee carves books.  and

Book Sale Receipts Donated to Public Library Disaster Relief Fund

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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!

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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!

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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LIBRARY BOOK SALE– The Davis Family Library at Middlebury College is offering withdrawn and duplicate copies of books, music scores, CDs and other media for sale at great prices.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

How to help LIS preserve your library collections.

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Please take a moment (well, one minute and forty five seconds to be exact) to watch this short video that explains how you can help preserve the library’s collection.  Thank you!!

Click here!


Salvage of water damaged books, files, and photos.

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Some folks may have experienced some water damage from Irene.  Here’s a link to the NEDCC’s technical leaflet on how to recover damaged books and files.

and another about photographs.



Update: collection rearrangement in Davis Family Library

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The book collections on the Main and Lower Levels of Davis Family Library have been rearranged in order to create room for the Music Library collections that will be moving later this month.  Updated paper copies of the building guide are available at the Circulation and Info Desks, and you may see updated plans online at go/davismap

New compact shelving was installed in the SE corner of the lower level, and all of the books in the “stacks” (aka general collection shelves) were shifted toward Z.   Therefor, if you’re used to finding your favorite PQ books in a specific spot, to find them now, keep following the alphabet toward Z until you run into them.

The Vermont Collection was moved to the middle of the lower level, as were the Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese Collections.   The VHS collection was moved to open shelves in the center of the Main Lvl just east of the Government Documents.