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!
Search the venerable Cambridge Histories series of books online, anytime. We bet you’ll be surprised at the range of subjects to which Cambridge Histories have been devoted–here’s a sampling: Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World; Cambridge History of the Romance Languages; Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music; Cambridge World History of Medical Ethics; and the Cambridge History of Islam, to name just a few.
Bravo! The Library now has access to several new streaming performing arts databases, all part of our Music Online collection:
Dance in Video, v. 1 includes ballet, jazz, experimental and other genres of dance. Watch Mark Morris’s “stupid men dance.”
Classical Music in Video. Listen to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson sing Rilke.
Opera in Video: Watch/listen toVerdi’s Otello with Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa.
For the performers out there, we have also added an additional scores module: Classical Scores, v. 2
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
Narrative Structures : Artists’ Books
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
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).