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.

Your Library Login Has Changed

Connecting to library resources just got easier!  You can now obtain access to library resources with the username and password you use to check your Hollins email account.  This username and password is called your network ID.  If you are unsure about your username, it is a combination of your last name and initials.  For example:


Name:  Jane Doe Smith

Campus Network ID:  smithjd

Password:  your email password


The library has changed this process to make using our resources simpler.  Now you can access our databases, your library account, and request materials using the same username and password you use for other Hollins features.  If you have questions about this process or need assistance please contact Library Circulation Services at 540.362.6634 or email askref@hollins.edu.

Staff/Fac/Alum Book Club reading Lamb in Love August 20

Lamb in Love coverThe next meeting of the WRL book club for staff, faculty and alums will be Tuesday, August 20 for a discussion of Carrie Brown’s “Lamb in Love.” Carrie Brown, who is currently distinguished visiting professor at Hollins, will be joining us for the discussion. (see www.authorcarriebrown.com )

Time: noon
Location: Hollins Room (third floor library)

You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided by the library.

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

Free magazines to take home

The library sometimes receives duplicate copies of journal and magazine issues, as well as sample issues of journals we do not subscribe to. We are making these freely available to any member of the campus community to take home. If you’re interested, come by the library’s coffee commons on the first floor by Monday, July 15, to browse the selection and take anything you’d like. Any journals and magazines remaining on July 15 will be recycled.

Art by Alison Clarke, Opening 6/26

Odyssey Into The Fantastic

Mystical characters of colour–a kindred–a fantastical odyssey. Women connected by magic and the celestial. Come experience the diversity in The Fantastic. An art show opening on Wednesday, June 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., created by MA in Children’s Literature student Alison Clarke. 2nd floor.

Workshops on Zotero bibliography software June 26, July 5

Creating a bibliography is easy if you save your sources with Zotero.

Zotero is a free tool to help you save, organize and cite all the materials from your research. Want to know more? Come to our workshop and find out how Zotero will save you time.

Wednesday June 26 or
Friday July 5

12:15 – 1:15 p.m, in the Instruction Room on the Library’s second floor.

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

Meet the candidates for Librarian, June 6 and June 11

All are invited to meet the candidates for Outreach and Liaison Librarian this Thursday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 11.

Schedule (for both visits):

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: Candidate Presentation (Library Instruction Room).

3:15- 4:00 p.m.: Reception to greet the candidate (Lewis Reading Room). Refreshments will be served.

Joining us on June 6 is Maggie Nunley. Currently working as Outreach and User Experience Librarian for Sullivan University in Louisville, KY, Ms. Nunley received her Master of Science degree in Library Science from the University of Kentucky, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing from James Madison University.

Joining us on June 11 is Rebecca Seipp. Ms. Seipp has received her Master of Science in Information Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and has experience as the Marketing and Special Events Coordinator at the Municipal Museums of Lubbock. Her Bachelor of Arts degree is from Southwestern University.

Please help us welcome our candidates to campus!