Thursday, July 29, 2010

Movin' and Shakin'

Major changes at Kimbel Library! This summer the library moved our bound journal collection and our reference collection to the second floor. This allowed us to showcase our CDs and DVDs on the first floor as well as provide more space for group study and general library chillin'. Reference books are now available for checkout, but bound journals remain for library use only.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Kimbel Library Closed Saturday and Sunday

Kimbel Library will be closed Saturday July 10th and Sunday July 11th for carpet cleaning.

Have you ever wondered about the history of carpet cleaning? Me either, but here is an interesting primer.

Carpet and mystery enthusiasts may also enjoy Henry James' The Figure in the Carpet.

Have a great weekend! See you Monday!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What's That Noise? White Noise in Kimbel Library

Kimbel Library now has a white noise system on the first floor that should help keep things much quieter for groups working on projects as well as individuals trying to concentrate on their studies. The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology defines white noise as "an auditory stimulus that has all frequencies represented in random fluctuation and sounds like an ongoing ‘shhh’.", which makes it seem particularly library appropriate. As before, group project work and group studying is encouraged on the 1st floor and in the second floor study rooms, and the library's second floor is reserved for silent study only.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Two New Databases Now Available

Check out Kimbel Library's two new databases, Tests in Print and the Slavery Anti-Slavery Collection. Tests in Print is an online version of the print source where you can find "a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language". The Slavery Anti-Slavery collection "includes documents from the United States and Europe, as well as other parts of the world" including newspapers, books, magazines, and other primary sources.