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 immigrants.” Now, we’re planning more changes!
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Join Special Collections in celebrating Gaypril (or, GAYpril) as we highlight LGBTQA+ authors and alumni.