Summer Construction in H-L Library & Relocation of the Language Media Center

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Preliminary Floor Plan
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The library is planning a summer project to create a new Media Hub in the basement of H-L Library. The goal of the project is to bring together in a central campus location the collections, technology, staff expertise, services, and facilities to support viewing, creating, and manipulating media. The Media Hub will incorporate the existing Scratch Space lab into an expanded facility with flexible teaching and collaboration spaces. At the same time the collections and essential functions of the Sills Language Media Center (LMC) will be relocated and absorbed into the new space, providing an opportunity to improve accessibility, increase service hours, integrate collections, and better utilize staff currently stationed in Sills. The expanded facility will include:

  • Individual and collaborative workstations supporting digital design and media playback, creation, and editing
  • A screening/seminar room seating up to 20, to accommodate Cinema Studies and other film-based courses and student collaboration
  • A group study room to accommodate up to 6 students for small group screenings or for study and collaboration
  • A recording studio to support audio and video production including interviews, podcasts, video voice-overs, and lecture videos
  • Circulation services for media collections and AV equipment
  • A hands-on training/instruction space for up to 25 (the existing Electronic Classroom), to be used independently or in conjunction with individual workstations

Library and Academic Technology staff will be available in the space to provide expert help with a variety of media-related activities including support for student projects and consultation services for faculty who would like to incorporate film into course assignments or create video lectures for a “flipped” classroom.

Construction should be complete in time for the start of the fall 2015 semester. For more information contact Marjorie Hassen, mhassen@bowdoin.edu | 207-725-3281.

Portrait Show in the Ramp Gallery

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Ramp Gallery Opening Reception
Wednesday, April 29, 4:30-6:00

Join us on the Ramp to Hubbard for an exciting exhibition of portraits by student artists.

Portraits have been around since the dawn of art. Humans have attempted to represent those around them, as well as themselves, for physical and/or emotional likeness. Whether intending to display someone’s personality, or actual physical structure, a portrait can be done in a multitude of mediums. While the history of portraiture is a long one, it’s a challenge that never seems to exhaust artists in their intents for exploration. This show attempts to explore the wide range of experiences of Bowdoin students through their representations of those around them, as well as the plethora of mediums they work in.

Contributing artists:

Zach Albert​
Katie Coleman
Katie Craighill
Kate Featherston
Kelsey Gallagher
Celina Garcia​
Sky Gonzales​
Caitlin Greenwood​
Anna Hall​
Jenny Ibsen​
Hy Khong​
Rickey Larke​
Helen Mohney​
Tori Munson​
Victoria Pitaktong
Maya Reyes​
Mariah Reading
Amina Ben Smail​
Alexander Sutula​
Nevan Swanson​
Rachel Lee Zheng​

Curated by Sarah F. Haimes ‘15

The Ramp Gallery is located on the basement floor of H-L Library, on the ramp to Hubbard Hall

Food for Thought

Food for Thought Lecture Series

Join us for another Food For Thought,
the Bowdoin Student Government/Library student lecture series

Monday, Feb. 23 at 9:00pm in the Nixon Lounge on the 3rd floor
of H-L Library

Lan Crofton ’17

and

Lilian Gharios ’18

Food and Refreshments Provided

See you there!

Dogs in the Library

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MONDAY, DEC. 15, 7PM

Take a break on Monday and come to H-L for a furry fix! Woof!

Pop-Up Museum

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Do you have a favorite kind of object you collect when traveling? Bring it to Smith Union the evening of Oct. 8., 6:30-8:30pm.  We will help you exhibit it!

The Library (since we LOVE to collect things!) is co-sponsoring, with the Art and Arctic museums, the pop-up exhibit.  Everyone is welcome; see more information here.

Microwave Move

Library systems/services affected by the I.T. Microwave move

Wednesday, June 4, 7:00pm – Thursday, June 5, 8:00am

  • Website won’t be available. This means no access to e-resources (databases, journals, etc.)
  • CBBcat will be available through direct access only (http://cbbcat.net).  Requests for Colby and Bates books will still work but most e-resources accessed from CBBcat will not

The Book As Journey

Narrative Structures : Artists’ Books
Margaret Bunke
Nicole Faber
Tracey Faber
Joanna Gromadzki
Kaitlynn Miller
Elizabeth Humphrey
Helen Mohney
Fabiola Navarrete
Anna Reyes
Maxwell Wolf
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La Bahia de Jiquilisco by Fabiola Navarrete

The Book as Journey  Included in this exhibition are hand made artists’ books created by students from Narrative Structures, a course taught in the Visual Arts Department here at Bowdoin College. These works visually interpret structure and form within the book, in relation to narrative, time, distance and the act of storytelling.

The Book as Journey, an exhibition of artists’ books by Bowdoin students, H-L Library, 1st floor, May 9-May 24

 

Library Study Breaks

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The Library invites you to take a study break during exam period.

We know you are studying hard! Come take a relaxing, tasty study break.

Monday, May 12 – Friday, May 16, 2014
9:00 p.m. – closing

Two Locations: Chandler Room, first floor of H-L Library AND Circulation area, Hatch Science Library

Coffee and tea will be available along with cookies, brownies, muffins and a healthier choice (choices will rotate throughout the week).

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