Curated by Sarah Haimes ’15, the new ramp gallery exhibition features 47 student photographers who have captured “moments from abroad.” Sarah states:
One of the most exciting parts of studying abroad, in addition to establishing a “home away from home”, is having the ability to travel to other surrounding cities and countries. The curiosity that stems through the desire to explore unknown cultures is uniquely inherent in the images taken during travel. This show is a celebration of those pursuits: it aims to examine the way travel photography has developed in the last several years. In an age where iPhones have amazing camera capabilities and social media is so dominant, the saturation of images has increased to the point that it becomes overwhelming and we end up clicking through many images in a matter of seconds. For the most part, rapid consumption of hundreds of images are placed on the internet so others can acknowledge them more often than not as a record to prove someone did something or was/is somewhere. Through choices in presentation, this show intentionally juxtaposes the prolonged indulgence of the images on the wall in a traditional and static presentation with the touch viewing of ~200 images on the iPad. The intent is to make obvious the quick nature in which we absorb images in our daily lives
Stop by the ramp gallery on Thursday, Oct. 23 4:30-6:30 (basement of HL, on the ramp to Hubbard!) for the opening reception of this exciting show.
Got research to do over break? Sorry to hear that, but the good news is…the Library databases can be accessed anywhere in the world with your Bowdoin ID! (And the bad news is…the Library databases can be accessed anywhere in the world with your Bowdoin ID!) Just click on the database you want to access and you will be prompted for your name and ID. More info: http://library.bowdoin.edu/find/databases-off-campus-access.shtml
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.
Drop in the week of October 6-9, 2014 for one or several webinars offered by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Topics include teaching with data, data management, data sharing, sensitive data, ICPSR datasets, and more. Stop by to view the one-hour webinar presentations of your choice! All webinars are being held in H-L Library, Second Floor, Room 7. For a full schedule and descriptions of the webinars, see ICPSR Data Fair 2014.
Questions? Contact Barbara Levergood.
Welcome from the Library! We are here to help you succeed in your study and research, and so each first year student has been assigned a First Year Librarian to help you do just that! If you missed the message from your First Year Librarian, here’s the list grouped by your last name. Feel free to contact her or him to introduce yourself if you haven’t already:
We will be offering library tours and office hours in September. In the meantime, check out the Library’s First Year blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages!