Zotero – Citations have never been so easy!

Working on a thesis or multiple papers? Would you like to have a tool to help you keep track of sources? One that downloads citations automatically; creates bibliographies in any format, with one click; can be used from any computer; is easy to use; and is FREE?

This workshop is for you!

Zotero is software created especially for students and scholars. Its designers describe it as a “personal research assistant – inside your browser.” Bring your brown bag lunch; coffee and dessert are on the library.

Date: Wed., July 2 OR Friday, July 11 (choose one)
Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Location: Library Instruction Room

Please RSVP to Maryke Barber at mbarber@hollins.edu.

WRL Book Club reading “The Dinner” by Herman Koch for July 8th

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The WRL Book Club for staff, faculty, and alumni is reading Herman Koch’s novel The Dinner. Please join us for a discussion of the novel on Tuesday, July 8 at noon in the library’s Hollins Room. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided by the library. RSVP to Maryke Barber at 540-362-6592 or mbarber@hollins.edu.

Need a copy of the book? It’s available to checkout at the Roanoke Valley Public Libraries or you can purchase it online at retailers like Powell’sHPB Marketplace, and Barnes & Noble.

Library’s Interim & Summer Hours

The 2013-14 academic year is in the books! To all of our students: have a wonderful summer. To all of our graduates: congratulations!

The library will be open throughout the summer, but with different hours. Our hours from May 20th – September 2nd are below.


Special Dates
Mon, May 26 (Memorial Day) – CLOSED

Thurs, May 29 (Reunion Event) – 8:30 – 9:30 pm

Sat, May 31 (Reunion) – noon – 6:00 pm

Interim Hours
May 20-June 8 

Mon – Fri – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat – Sun – CLOSED

June 9-June 22

Mon – Fri – 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sat – Sun – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Summer Term
June 23-August 1

Mon – Thurs – 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri – 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat – Sun -10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Interim Hours
August 2 – September 2

Mon – Fri – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat – Sun – CLOSED

*Hours subject to change at the discretion of the library.

See our hours online: http://www.hollins.edu/library/about/hours.shtml

New 7-Day DVD Checkout Period for Undergraduates

We are happy to announce that the we have changed our DVD lending policy for undergraduates.  Students may now checkout DVDs from Hollins University or Roanoke College for 7 days, which is the same as the lending period for faculty, staff, and graduate students.  None of our other policies have changed.  Notably, this means that DVDs can only be renewed online 1 time and you may only have 3 DVDs checkout at once.  For a complete list of our lending policies visit our Borrowing and Use Policies page.

All of our DVDs are organized by genre on the main floor of the Wyndham Robertson Library.  As you prepare to leave for Thanksgiving break, consider taking a few movies to enjoy with your family and friends!

Calling all art lovers: journal salon Dec. 6

Artists, art scholars, and anyone else who loves art: you are invited to a spontaneous exhibition of the library’s art journals and magazines. The rich tapestry of images and information contained in this collection is extraordinary – and it’s free!

Come and find out what’s waiting for you among the buried treasure. All journals served with a complimentary side of free pizza 🙂

Art Journal Salon

Lewis Reading Room in the Library

Friday, December 6

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Arts Librarian Maryke Barber at 540-362-6592 or mbarber@hollins.edu

Book club for staff, fac and alums reading Lahiri’s The Lowland for Dec. 18

The Library’s book club for staff, faculty and alums will meet Wednesday, December 18, at noon in the Hollins Room, for a discussion of Jhumpa Lahiri’s “The Lowland.” Drinks and dessert will be our treat: bring a brown bag lunch, bring a friend, and join us!

For more information contact Maryke Barber at mbarber@hollins.edu or 540-362-6592.

Checkout Our New Film Database, FIAF

FIAF is the International Federation of Film Archives’  index to film and television journals and magazines.  This database contains information for more than 350,000 articles in 370 publications, and has the full-text for 50 titles. Of the full text titles, several important publications on film start at early or first issues. FIAF also contains more popular titles like Variety.

FIAF extends film journal coverage beyond holdings in our other databases, for example:

  • Film Comment : EBSCO full text starts in 2002, FIAF full text in 1971.
  • Framework : JSTOR full text starts in 2002, FIAF full text in 1975.
  • Sight and Sound: EBSCO full text starts in 2000, FIAF full text in 1932.

In addition to journal articles FIAF also identifies silent films held in archives, and documentary collections of research material on film and television, from film archives and libraries around the world.

FIAF can be accessed from the library’s Articles & Databases page: http://www.hollins.edu/library/databases.shtml.  For questions about this database, contact Maryke Barber at 540-362-6592 or mbarber@hollins.edu.

Welcome reception for new library staff Sept. 11 at 3 pm

Please join us to welcome Karen Ryan, Circulation Coordinator, and Rebecca Seipp, Outreach and Humanities Liaison Librarian, to Hollins and to our library!

Wednesday, September 11, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Lewis Reading Room, first floor
Refreshments will be served.

Karen Ryan joins us after ten years in the Circulation department at Randolph College. She has a B.A. in English from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is celebrating her 11th year as a Virginian.

Rebecca Seipp comes to us from Austin, Texas, where she received her Master of Science degree in Information Studies from the University of Texas. She also has a B.A. in History from Southwestern University in Texas. Prior to coming to the Wyndham Robertson Library, Rebecca worked in the libraries at Southwestern University and the University of Texas, as well as the Buddy Holly Center and Silent Wings Museum.

March on Washington Ephemera in Special Collections

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by visiting the Wyndham Robertson Library’s Special Collections. The library has a commemorative portfolio from the event and several items from a participant. If you would like to view these items, come by the Special Collections (Office 303) in the library. Questions? Contact Beth Harris at x6237 or bharris@hollins.edu.

The March on Washington was a peaceful demonstration held on August 28, 1963 in Washington, DC. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech to over two hundred thousand people gathered in support of the civil rights movement.  

Fall 2013 Library Hours

The library will be open the following hours for the fall semester beginning on Wednesday, September 4th.

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – midnight
Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: noon – midnightIf you have any questions about when the library is open visit the library’s website: http://www.hollins.edu/library/about/hours.shtml.

Please note that the library’s hours will change for holidays and final exams.