What does The Kite Runner have in common with the Ender’s Game? At one time, each has been on the American Library Association’s list of banned or challenged books. Both are also on display this week as part of our exhibit celebrating Banned Books Week. Founded in 1982, the campaign supports promoting intellectual freedom by providing access to works with diverse and even unpopular viewpoints in library collections.
Stop by and check out the exhibit, and pick up a bookmark!
Penrose Library is delighted to learn that The Princeton Review has named it to the list of Top 10 College/University Libraries for 2014. Based upon a survey of 126,000 students at 378 schools, Penrose was ranked #9. We’re very proud that students at Whitman are so pleased with our library services, collections and programs!
We have recently added the following new titles to our e-Resource collections.
State Papers Online (Gale): Provides 17th century British State Papers and links these historical manuscripts to their full text-searchable calendars. Our subscriptions include Part III: The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603-1714, State Papers Domestic, and Part IV: The Stuarts: James to Anne, 1603 – 1714: State Papers Foreign, Ireland; and Registers of the Privy Council.
Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals Digital Archive Hosting (Gale): New series that covers the events, lives, values and themes that shaped the 19th century world.
We have also added supplemental material (5-8) to the following resource.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (Gale): Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century. The program includes a variety of content types–monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more–and unites them in one central, cross-searchable location. Our subscription includes Archive 1: British Politics and Society; Archive 2: Asia & West Diplomacy & Cultural Exchange; Archive 3: British Theatre; Archive 4: Corvey Collection of European Literature.; Archive 5: Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest; Archive 6: Photography; Archive 7: Science, Technology, and Medicine; Archive 8: Women.
We send our warmest congratulations to all of our 2013 graduates!
Please find the Commencement schedule here.
This week, we are transitioning to our summer hours.
Our Summit ILL system will be down for scheduled maintenance from Tuesday (4/30) at midnight to Wednesday (May 1) in the early afternoon. We apologize for this inconvenience.
The Summit request button will be temporarily removed from Penrose Summit page from Tuesday, April 30th from 11:00 p.m. until around 11 a.m to Wednesday, May 1st, while a system upgrade is being performed. Please contact a library staff member at email@example.com if you experience any problems during this time. Thank you for your patience.
Our Honors Thesis guidelines are available at http://www.whitman.edu/library/research-help/writing-your-thesis/honors-thesis-guidelines There are six sections to help you through the details of formatting, printing your thesis, and electronic submission.
Be sure to do the following by May 8th:
1. Submit two paper copies of thesis to Dona LaFran in Penrose Library no later than May 8, 2013. Paper copies must include:
(see Downloads section for both)
2. Email abstract form to firstname.lastname@example.org
If Submitting an Electronic Version, You Must Also:
1. Submit a pdf/a version to email@example.com.
2. Sign and submit the non-exclusive distribution license–note, all co-authors and thesis advisors must sign the same form. Submit form to Dona LaFran.
Search our JSTOR Collection
Where: Penrose Library Lobby
What: A broad-based show of Staff creativity. A display of artistic creations made by Whitman College Staff members. Get started now on your projects! Think outside the box! Traditional or non-traditional expression is welcome. Share what you think has artistic value!
· What’s your creative outlet?
· What do you do in your spare time that makes you a more interesting person?
Paintings…woodcut printmaking…jewelry design…pottery… woodworking… clothing and textile arts…creative writing…Bonsai and hòn non bộ …knitting and quilting… photography… Media CD/DVD (ex: music/dance performance; stand-up comedy)… multimedia…software apps…whatever!
Who: Art submissions restricted to Staff (only). With viewing by the whole Whitman College community.
Application deadline: March 1, 2013 . Send this proposal form to Jen Pope (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 1st.
You’ve probably noticed some significant changes to Penrose Library’s online presence this Spring semester! We’ve developed a new website that offers improved navigation, news, featured items, and a look and feel consistent with the college’s web presence. We believe this new site is more intuitive, more accessible and more visually appealing than its precursor. At the same time, there is continuity; information and links from the previous website are still available. For those not yet ready to dive in, we’re maintaining a link to the previous website through mid-semester. We strongly believe our improved site will better connect you to the services and resources that will help you with your work. Check it out and let us know what you think!