Articles and Databases webpage has a new design!

The library’s “Articles & Databases” webpage has been re-designed to provide more user-friendly, subject- and type-based access to our databases. With one click, you can now find articles for biology or dance, or databases with images, videos, or book reviews.

The A-Z master list is still available: click on A-Z (all databases) if you want to scroll the list by name.

The new list also includes in-library only access for the general public to those databases funded by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia. VIVA is a consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within Virginia, funded through support from the Virginia General Assembly and augmented by the local institutional library budgets.

If you have questions about the new design or about the library’s databases, contact us at askref@hollins.edu or 540-362-7465.

“Guilty Pleasures” Documentary Feb. 17

Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world…

GUILTY PLEASURES

a documentary film by Julie Moggan, part of the “Now at the Library” Documentary Film Series
Sunday, February 17, 2 pm
Jackson Screening Room, lower level, Wyndham Robertson Library

“Julie Moggan’s ‘Guilty Pleasures’ takes an amusing and touching look at this global phenomenon. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. ‘Guilty Pleasures’ portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world.”

The film will be introduced by S. J. Creek, assistant professor of sociology.

This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov). Reception to follow.

In the Footsteps of Cézanne Exhibition Jan. 31 – March 1

In the Footsteps of Cézanne: An Exhibition of Paintings Made in Aix-en-Provence

Elizabeth Avila

Gabrielle Awuma

Shannon Bryant

Emily Hertig

Minette Morgan

Carolyn Pace

Rachel Rosenfeld

Exhibition Opening and Reception January 31, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm

Second Floor Gallery of the Wyndham Robertson Library

 

Cézanne “the father of us all” lived and worked in Aix-en Provence most of his life. This J-term travel experience focused on finding Cézanne’s sense of place. For two weeks, we lived and painted in Cézanne’s hometown. We made visits to his studio, the Bibémus Quarries, and to his painting sites: the Jas de Bouffan and Mont Sainte-Victoire. On windy days, we shopped at the early morning market for divine still life materials. These paintings represent our connection to Cézanne and our personal experiences of the community we lived in for two weeks. As part of this exhibition, we have presented some materials from the library that provide views of the places we painted and serve as inspiration for other contemporary artists.

 “Painting…means perceiving harmony between numerous relationships and transposing them according to a new, original logic.” -Cézanne

Rock the Stacks Concert with Todd Carey Feb. 10

Come hear singer-songwriter Todd Carey at “Rock the Stacks” in the library on February 10! This Chicago born, guitar slinging songwriter hit the top forty iTunes charts with his 2010 EP release “After the Morning After”.

“Todd Carey not only attracts your attention, he holds it…Carey’s music is filled with class, style and the occasional electric guitar that strokes the listeners’ curiosity level making it an easy decision to want to hear more.”

Listen at toddcareymusic.com or youtube.com/user/toddcarey.

Sunday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Wyndham Robertson Library

It’s free, and refreshments will be served!

Rock the Stacks is brought to you by the Library, Student Activities and the Office of Admissions.

Film This Sunday: Kansas vs. Darwin

The documentary film “Kansas versus Darwin,” showing at the library on January 13, is a chronicle of the 2005 hearings held by the Kansas State Board of Education. The hearings were held to examine the balance between creationism, evolution and intelligent design in the state’s science standards. Religion, science, and the politics of education came head to head in one of the most closely watched and contentious trials on evolution since the Scopes Trial in 1925.

Sunday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m.
In Jackson Screening Room
Introduced by Prof. Ryan Huish
Reception to follow

Director Jeff Tamblyn allows those on both sides of the debate to speak for themselves, with emotionally polarizing and occasionally very humorous results. Testimony is combined with direct interviews with school board members, educators, lawyers and spectators. As a result, the film has been both praised for its lack of bias, and criticized for presenting positions without analyzing them.

What is very clear is that challenges to the teaching of evolution will continue; several states have seen anti-evolution bills introduced since the Kansas hearings. This film is a fascinating record of one such attempt to re-define science for a generation of schoolchildren.

This program is sponsored by the Library, by Student Activities and the Film Department.

Meet Candidate For University Librarian Luke Vilelle, Friday Jan. 11

All are invited to meet candidate for University Librarian Luke Vilelle this Friday, Jan. 11 from 3:45- 4:30 p.m. in the library’s Hollins Room. Refreshments will be served.
Luke Vilelle is currently the Public Services and Social Science Liaison Librarian and Acting University Librarian here at Hollins. He holds an M.L.I.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Please help us welcome him in his new role as candidate!
Save the dates for additional candidate visits:
  • Tuesday, January 15, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
  • Friday, January 18, 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Staff/Fac/Alum Book Club Choice: Turn Of Mind

The library’s book club for staff, faculty and alums will next be meeting on Tuesday, January 22 at noon, to discuss Alice LaPlante’s literary thriller “Turn of Mind.”
We will meet at noon in the Hollins Room, with drinks and dessert provided by the library. Bring a brown bag lunch, bring a colleague, and join us! We look forward to seeing you here.
rsvp to Maryke Barber at mbarber@hollins.edu or 540-362-6328.

“Kansas vs. Darwin” film Jan. 13

The documentary film “Kansas versus Darwin,” showing at the library on January 13, is a chronicle of the 2005 hearings held by the Kansas State Board of Education. The hearings were held to examine the balance between creationism, evolution and intelligent design in the state’s science standards. Religion, science, and the politics of education came head to head in one of the most closely watched and contentious trials on evolution since the Scopes Trial in 1925.

Sunday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m.
In Jackson Screening Room
Introduced by Prof. Ryan Huish
Reception to follow

Director Jeff Tamblyn allows those on both sides of the debate to speak for themselves, with emotionally polarizing and occasionally very humorous results. Testimony is combined with direct interviews with school board members, educators, lawyers and spectators. As a result, the film has been both praised for its lack of bias, and criticized for presenting positions without analyzing them.

What is very clear is that challenges to the teaching of evolution will continue; several states have seen anti-evolution bills introduced since the Kansas hearings. This film is a fascinating record of one such attempt to re-define science for a generation of schoolchildren.

This program is sponsored by the Library, by Student Activities and the Film Department.

Late Hours for Exams start Dec. 9

DEC. 9 –13: UNTIL 2:00 AM
DEC. 14 (READING DAY): OPEN ALL NIGHT
DEC. 15 – 17: UNTIL 2:00 AM

Night owls, don’t despair! The library will be open until 2 a.m. starting on December 9, through December 17. On Reading Day we will be open 24 hours. Come to work, stay for the munchies: free coffee and tasty snacks will be available in the evening hours, as will a table of games, bubbles and other stress-busters.

Don’t forget that on Reading Day, the third floor of the library becomes a quiet zone for those wishing to study in peace; groups are encouraged to use a study room or other space on the second and first floors.

Need some help? Our reference librarians are standing by to help you solve that knotty problem. You’ll find us at the desk, by email: askref@hollins.edu, by IM: askwyndham or by phone: 540-362-7465. Good luck with your exams!!!
The Library would like to thank Student Services for sponsoring the exam snacks :)