Library Staff Member Felix Emiliano was awarded the Bowdoin Student Employee of the Year for his outstanding work at the Hawthorne-Longfellow library circulation desk. Emiliano was nominated and selected from a competitive pool of fifteen nominated students to receive this prestigious reward. Congratulations to Felix and thank you for all your hard work this year!
The library would also like to recognize nominees Dominique Wein from Circulation and Michael McGlinchey from the Interlibrary Loan Department for their hard work and nominations.
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:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org | 207-725-3281.
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.
Amina Ben Smail
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
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
Lilian Gharios ’18
Food and Refreshments Provided
See you there!
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