Author Archive

Middlebury Libraries to replace problematic subject headings: A Reparative Cataloging Project update

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The Middlebury Libraries’ Reparative Cataloging Project seeks to address catalog records that are historically inaccurate, offensive, discriminatory, or harmful. Earlier this year, we replaced the “illegal aliens” subject heading with “undocumented imm…

Itty Bitty: Miniature Books in Special Collections

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Special Collections’ newest exhibit features our tiniest books, ranging from handwritten religious texts to cookbooks, children’s books, and Shakespeare. Visit go/tinybooks for a virtual exhibit experience.
 

Bread Loaf Readings and Lectures Available Online

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Toni Morrison reading from Song of Solomon? Check. Louise Gluck and Anne Sexton giving poetry readings? Yes! You’ll now find audio and video lectures and readings by Julia Alvarez, John Irving, Tim O’Brien, and more at the Internet Archive (go/ia)

“Illegal alien” subject heading removed from catalog: A Reparative Cataloging Project update

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The Middlebury Libraries are happy to announce that we join our colleagues at institutions like Dartmouth, Harvard, and Vassar in eliminating our use of the term “illegal aliens” from our cataloging. 

Middlebury Commencement Traditions

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You know about “Pomp and Circumstance”, diplomas, caps, and gowns, but how about pipe smoking and cane ceremonies? We’re sharing our favorite Middlebury Commencement traditions in honor of this weekend’s graduation ceremonies and the Class of 2021….

Student takeover: Natasha Trethewey and Domestic Work

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Special Collections believes in celebrating Black history and women’s history every day. This week, Saher Al Khamash ‘21 takes over our news feed with a spotlight post featuring former United States Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey. 

Celebrating Gaypril with Kate Bornstein

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Join Special Collections in celebrating Gaypril (or, GAYpril) as we highlight LGBTQA+ authors and alumni.

Women’s History Month with Mary Ritter Beard

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Happy Women’s History Month, Mary Ritter Beard. 

Celebrating Black History Month: Countee Cullen’s My Lives and How I Lost Them

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Each February, the United States recognizes Black History Month. Join us this month as we feature works by Black authors in Special Collections. Today we celebrate Countee Cullen’s 1942 work, My Lives and How I Lost Them with Saher Al Khamash ‘21….

Celebrating Black History Month: Arna Bontemps’ library connections

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Each February, the United States recognizes Black History Month. Join us this month as we feature works by Black authors in Special Collections. Today, we celebrate Arna Bontemps: poet, novelist, and librarian.

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