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Welcome to Our Blog!

We are so glad you’re coming to Bowdoin. We’ve created this blog to introduce us to each other:  for the rest of the summer and fall, we’ll be adding weekly posts to help you get acquainted with the Library.  We’ll include some “Three Questions For…” interviews with current students and Library staff, and highlight some research resources.

And we hope to hear from you: in the gray box to the left are links to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.  Visit the site often or create an RSS feed to keep learning more about us and the services we have to offer before and after you arrive.  Enjoy!


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Need Research Help?

String Bean QuestionYou’ve been in classes a few weeks and the work is ramping up—remember that the super-nice and friendly folks at the Library (that’s us!) are here to help you.  If you’ve forgotten who your First-Year Librarian is, check the table below, send a quick email, and be on your way to better research and less stress!

Last name begins First Year Librarian
A-Bos Joan Campbell
Bot-Dang Judy Montgomery
Dank-Fre  Karen Jung
Fri-He Carr Ross
Hi-Lem Katie Sasser
Lew-Miller, C  Sue O’Dell
Miller, E-Ph Marjorie Hassen
Pi-Sh Barbara Levergood
Si-Walk  Anne Haas
Wals-Z Carmen Greenlee
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Learn How to Organize Your Citations

confusionUnless and until a miracle happens, and citation formats across the disciplines suddenly become identical, you will benefit greatly by learning a program to help you organize and format your citations.

Make your research life a little easier and come to one of the Library’s workshops:

Individual instruction and workshops are available throughout the year.

Fall Semester Workshops
(all workshops will take place in the ECR, basement HL Library)

EndNote for MAC Users

Wed., Sept. 17, 1:30-2:30pm
Thurs., Oct. 9, 10:30-11:30am
Fri., Nov. 14, 3:30-4:30pm

EndNote for PC Users

Mon., Sept., 22, 3:30-4:30pm
Thurs., Oct. 2, 10:30-11:30am
Tues., Nov. 4, 2:00-3:00pm


Fri., Sept. 19, 1:30-2:30pm
Mon., Oct. 6, 1:00-2:00pm
Tues., Nov. 11, 2:00-3:00pm

For questions about EndNote and citation managers or to arrange an individual session, please contact  Karen Jung


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Group Study Spaces Available

Group StudyCan’t study in your dorm room?  Come on over!  Comfortable individual and group study spaces, including rooms equipped with a varying combination of computers, whiteboards, large screen displays for computer or DVD projection and TV/DVD players are available in H-L and Hatch Science Libraries. Check out the rooms available and the directions for booking here.


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Tours of the H-L Library Sept. 11, 17 & 30

Where do I check out books? (Wait, where can I even FIND a book?)

Where can I find my course reserves? (What ARE course reserves anyway?)

Where are the Hubbard Stacks (and do they really have GLASS floors?)

Find out the answers to these questions and lots of others when you stop by for a 45-minute tour of the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, led by one of your fellow students and designed especially for first-years on:

Thursday, Sept.11: 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept.17: 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 30: 7:00 p.m.

Tours begin in the H-L Library lobby.

If you can’t make any of these dates, please email your First Year Librarian.

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Three Questions for Richard Lindemann, Director, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives

Richard LindemannQ. What is your favorite book?
A. Henning Mankell’s Depths, a brooding book tempered by extraordinary literary skill.

Q. What is your favorite part of your job?
A. Leading students to the discovery of books as art and reading as a visual as well as a cognitive experience.

Q. What is your favorite restaurant/store/place in Brunswick?
A. Shere Punjab. Try the poori and the lamb curry.

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Three Questions for Amy Heggie, Library Circulation Supervisor

Q. What is your favorite book? To Kill a Mockingbird
A.  To Kill a Mockingbird or the entire James Herriot series.

Q. What is your favorite part of your job?
A. Working with students!

Q. What is your favorite restaurant/store/place in Brunswick
A. I live in Bath, so probably Reny’s and Mae’s Café.  In Brunswick, Wild Oats.  (hands down fave!)

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H-L Vending Café

Snacks, cold drinks, coffee …..


are available in the H-L Library vending cafe (next to Scratch Space in the basement).  Stop by and grab a quick snack to take to your favorite study space, or enjoy a cup of coffee while studying in the cafe. No money? No problem–you can charge most of the items using your One Card.

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Online Music From the Library

Listen on your computer, tablet, iPod or smart phone to wide variety of music, including jazz, classical, world, and folk music, as well as historic and contemporary African American and American songs.  Links to different streaming music sources are on the Research Guide for Music page. Use your Bowdoin username and password to login and listen!



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