(Group studies on the upper level of the Armstrong Library and the Davis Family Library are available on a first-come, first-served basis.)
Make the most of the space! Group studies are for a minimum of 2 people, unless you’re practicing for an oral presentation. If your group has reserved a room and you arrive to find the room is in use, your reservation permits you to ask the other group to move to another space.
In case you are wondering what that noise is on the main floor of the Davis Family Library today, it is the installation of a new ADA-compliant water fountain 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 count the number of times a water bottle / glass is filled. 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
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.
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