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New Button Appearing in Your NExpress Search – Now Live!

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Thanks to an agreement with ConnectNY we have expanded our direct request borrowing options beyond the NExpress consortium. Both systems retain separate databases; records aren’t shared between catalogs, rather searches are transferred from one system to another.  (Which means each catalog must be searched separately for the item you are interested in.)

If you don’t find what you are looking for in the NExpress catalog, there will be a button (like this:)  Connect NY search button  to search for the item in the ConnectNY Catalog. If the item is found in ConnectNY, you can now request the item, just as you would place a request in the NExpress system.

Connect NY button in a NExpress seach page

Please send any problems to:

Circulation: 802-443-5494 or library_circulation@middlebury.edu

Interlibrary Loan: 802-443-5498 or mdyill@middlebury.edu

– See more at: http://sites.middlebury.edu/lis/2014/12/17/new-button-appearing-in-your-nexpress-search-preview-of-new-resource-sharing-service-coming-in-january/#comments

The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

J-term Scenes: The Vanishing Ash

Virtue Field House Dedication Set for January 24

Dispatch from Rwanda – Part 2

Drone Use Raises Serious Questions

Chilean Government Honors CNS Director for Nonproliferation Work

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

Dispatch from Rwanda – Part 1

Conference to Focus on the Sophomore Experience, Potential Careers

J-term Scenes: Warhol Video Preview

Social Entrepreneurship and the Future of Global Health to Be Topic of Symposium January 22–24

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

Research Suggests Possible Black Hole Merger

Dispatch from France: Prof. Erik Bleich on Charlie Hebdo and French Muslims

College Awards Tenure to Three Faculty

Middlebury Launches New Brand Identity System

A Reporter Reflects on His Summer at the Middlebury Arabic School

Warhol Exhibition Opens at Art Museum

New York Times Columnist to Headline Martin Luther King Jr. Events

Why Didn’t Mario Run? That Was Always The Question

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Peggy Nelson awarded supplemental NSF funding

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Peggy Nelson (Sociology-Anthropology) has received an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Supplement to the National Science Foundation grant awarded last summer to Peggy and a collaborator from Wellesley, titled Social and Biogenetic Factors of New Forms of Families. This additional funding creates an unusual research training experience by covering  travel expenses and wages for a student to accompany Peggy and her collaborator to conduct interviews during Spring Break and after the semester ends.

Historic NYC Post Card Exhibit at Davis Family Library

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RRE post card banner

Who would guess that an artist born and bred on a Vermont farm would create some of the most iconic postcards of New York City? Rachael Robinson Elmer’s ground-breaking “Art-Lovers New York” postcard series is currently on exhibit at the Middlebury College Davis Family Library, on the upper level, through April 17th, 2015. The exhibition, on loan from RokebyWashington-Arch Museum and sponsored by Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, presents all twelve cards, as well as biographical information, historical context, and the three postcards of London that originally inspired Rachael.

Rachael Robinson Elmer changed the aesthetic of American postcards. She pioneered the fine art city view card when her Impressionist paintings of popular scenes in her beloved New York City were produced as postcards by P. F. Volland in 1914. Her “Art Lover’s New York” cards were immediately copied by dozens of artists in New York and elsewhere.

artist Rachael Robinson Elmer was born at Rokeby to artist parents Rowland Evans and Anna Stevens Robinson in 1878. Her art education began before she had even started school and continued with a young people’s summer art program in New York City and later, at the Art Students League. She moved to New York as a young woman and commenced a successful career as a graphic artist. Rachael married businessman Robert Elmer in 1911 and died prematurely in February 1919 in the Spanish flu epidemic.

 

The Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives holds the extensive historical correspondence collection of the Robinson Family on long-term loan from Rokeby Museum.  The books of Rachael’s father, Rowland E. Robinson, are part of the Abernethy Collection of American Literature and the Flander’s Ballad Collection.  See our previous blog post, Reading Rowland Out Loud, for more on that.

 

The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

Faculty Stories: Jamie McCallum, Sociology

Paging Dr. King

Faculty Stories: Jessica Teets, Political Science

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