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May Library Hours

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open
DAVIS FAMILY LIBRARY
May 2 – 17
Last-week-of-classes and Exam period
24 hour – with card access
Midd card access required between 11 pm and regular opening
(regular opening times 7:30 am M-F and 9 am S-S)

May 18
Closing at 8 pm

May 19-21 (Wed-Fri) 9 am-5 pm
May 22-23 (Sat-Sun) 9 am – 5 pm
May 24 (Mon) 9 am – noon
May 25-28 (Tues-Fri) 9 am – 5 pm
May 29-30 (Sat-Sun) CLOSED
May 31 (Mon) CLOSED

For hours at all branch Libraries check here.

Please note!
All Libraries will close at 12 noon on Monday May 24.

E-Book Collections – Trial access during May

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Curious about the future of E-books and how Middlebury might expand its offerings?

LIS has had demos from 3 of the major e-book vendors and we now have trials to explore their platforms on our own. If you are curious and have the time, take a look at each before the trials end and submit feedback to refdesk@middlebury.edu.  The first two are IP-based and don’t require a password.  For the 3rd one, contact any librarian for the login info.  In all likelihood we will set up a patron-driven purchase plan with one of these (similar to what we did with netLibrary – load records for the titles in MIDCAT, but a purchase only happens if a title is actually used by our users).  The links for these trials are at go/trials or Library homepage -> Research -> New & Trial Databases http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib/research/db-newtrial

The Library Has a Name: The Davis Family Library

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The library now has a name: The Davis Family Library. You can read about the naming ceremony via an article in the Campus. The materials from the panel will be posted shortly.

Sites worth seeing

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Among the many useful websites from U. S. government agencies there are several that seem particularly relevant to the current economic situation in the United States:

Beige Book
Provides a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. It is published eight times a year.
Stopfraud.gov
Dedicated to helping find and report suspected cases of financial fraud.
USAspending.gov
Provides a state-by-state listing of where federal tax dollars are spent and what they are spent for. Vermont ranks 51st among the states for 2009.

Student Printing Allotments to Roll-Over

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Students…

I am writing with good news concerning your print quota.  Based on student feedback, we have decided that you will be able to roll over your print allowance from term to term until you graduate (or depart) from Middlebury.

This means that the amount you have in your account as of the end of May will be added to your fall quota.  A first year student who ends the spring term with $5 in her account will have $30 upon her arrival on campus for the fall semester.  A fourth-year student with $1 in his account will start the fall with $51.  For those attending Language Schools, you will see the roll-over appear in your summer allotment.

We hope this change to our policy will help make the new printing policy less expensive for you, as it will allow you to cover the costs of printing for a print-heavy year with savings you might enjoy in a year when you have less printing.

Best wishes,

Michael Roy
Dean of Library and Information Services

Segue from Segue Update

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The Curricular Technology Team has been focused nearly exclusively on the Segue from Segue project for the last few months.  A Segue from Segue Advisory group consisting of faculty and students has been formed to help the team engage the College community and the LIS Area Directors have also provided input and guidance.

In March, the team ran focus group sessions to find out more about how faculty are currently using technology, what technologies they would like to have and what technologies they feel do not meet their needs.  Focus group topics included “online discussion”, “assignments and assessment” and “websites and media.”

These focus group sessions helped the team draft surveys for both faculty and students.  The faculty survey has already been distributed and will remain active until the end of April.  We will be sending out a student survey sometime next week and will publish a report once all responses are in.

The team is committed to making initial recommendations for alternatives to Segue by the end of the spring semester and final recommendations in late August after gathering information about technology usage by the Language Schools and Breadloaf.  For updates on the project, see: Segue from Segue

Library Hours for Spring Break

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library hoursA reminder that Library hours will change for the Spring break period 3/19 – 28.
Please check hours here.

Main Library
Friday 3/19 7:30 am – 8 pm
Saturday – Sunday 3/20 – 21 9 am – 5 pm
Mon – Fri 3/22 – 26 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 3/27 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 3/28 – resume regular hours 9 am – 1 am

Music Library
Friday 3/19 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday 3/20 – 21 CLOSED
Mon – Fri 3/22 – 26 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 3/27 CLOSED
Sunday 3/28 CLOSED

Armstrong Library
Friday 3/19 7:45 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday 3/20 – 21 CLOSED
Mon – Fri 3/22 – 26 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 3/27 CLOSED
Sunday 3/28 4 pm – 12 midnight

Special Collections
Friday 3/19 1 pm-5 pm
Saturday – Sunday 3/20 – 21 CLOSED
Mon – Fri 3/22 – 26 CLOSED
Saturday 3/27 CLOSED
Sunday 3/28 7 pm-10pm