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Support Emma in America

How are you planning to celebrate the bicentennial of the publication of Emma in 2016? Goucher is committed to providing an open-access online edition of the American Emma. People everywhere will be able to view each page as it appears in the books and connect with Austen scholars in an online, interactive experience centered on Austen's Emma.  To support this effort and learn more about the campaign, please visit http://www.razoo.com/story/Goucherlibraryemma.

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OCLC Services Unavailable January 3

On Saturday, January 3,  off-campus access to databases, interlibrary loan services, and the Digital Library will be unavailable due to a technology upgrade to support system performance and reliability of these functions.  Service should resume by Sunday, January 4.  We apologize for the disruption and appreciate your patience.

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Applestein-Sweren Book Collecting Prize

Want to win $150, $250, even $500 for a personal collection of books and related ephemera? The Goucher College Library is taking applications for its Applestein-Sweren Prize, a competition for book collectors. The application deadline is Monday, February 2, 2015. For more information and an application form visit the website.

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A Charmed Love: The Baltimore of Sara Haardt and H.L. Mencken, 1923-1935

Through the letters and correspondence of Sara and H.L. Mencken, the Charmed Love exhibit illuminates the relationship between these two writers and the Baltimore they loved.  The exhibit is on display from September 2014 through June 2015 in Special Collections & Archives.  For more information about the exhibit  see http://meyerhoff.goucher.edu/library/mencken/.

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Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity

Author and historian Robert Beachy, Ph.D., will lecture on his new book, Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity, on Wednesday, December 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Batza Room of the Ungar Athenaeum. This event is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required. For more information, contact Chelsea Shields, history instructor, at chelsea.schields@goucher.edu or Matthew Hale, associate professor and chair of the Department of History, at matthew.hale@goucher.edu.

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Quiet Hours in the Library

Students, faculty, and staff, the library has instituted QUIET HOURS for the remainder of the semester.  From Dec. 1st - Dec. 12th please be keep your conversations to a much lower volume, in those areas where low volume conversations are allowed.  The quiet areas are for extremely quiet study.  Please be considerate of those that need this time to study and move any loud conversations or activities outside the library. 

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Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 Privacy Concerns

Update on October 28, 2014 - PCWorld blog poster, Jeremy Kirk reports that "Adobe Systems said October 23 it is now encrypting data it collects about certain ebooks after facing criticism earlier this month for not protecting the data."  http://www.pcworld.com/article/2838592/adobe-begins-encrypting-user-data-collected-from-digital-editions-app.html

It has come to our attention that a software vulnerability exists within Adobe Digital Editions 4.0, the software that is recommended to download full text of many of the library's ebooks. The Library provides access to thousands of ebooks that can be read online, without using any additional software; however, due to digital rights management restrictions, if a user chooses to download a book to a device for offline reading, they must use Adobe Digital Editions. If you are concerned about your right to privacy, we recommend that you uninstall Adobe Digital Editions 4 from all of your devices immediately. You can still read ebook content online or install Adobe Digital Editions 3

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The Artifacts Drawings Exhibit by Nancy Patz

An exhibit featuring a series of Holocaust-related drawings by local artist Nancy Patz is on display in the Siebert Center of the Goucher College Library.  The drawings stretch across two panels and feature more than 125 small pen and ink, pencil, and watercolor portraits of authentic Holocaust artifacts from the Holocaust museums in Washington, D.C., Jerusalem, Houston, and New York, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore. 

For more information, please see www.goucher.edu/artifactsdrawings.

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Welcome Class of 2018!

Welcome to Goucher College.  Make sure to check out the Library's webpage so you can become familiar with all of the resources the Library has to offer.  Remember librarians are here to help with any of your research needs.  Good luck!

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Welcome Limited- Residency Graduate Students

We welcome our Limited-Residency Graduate Students to Goucher.  Please stop by the Library and check-out the Creative Non-Fiction display.  If you have any questions concerning library resources please contact Kristen Shonborn at x3289, kristen.shonborn@goucher.edu, or stop by the Library Service desk in the Information Commons.

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Pardon Our Dust

Please pardon our dust as we improve lighting for our patrons.

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Farewell Class of 2014 from the College Librarian

"Congratulations to the class of 2014.  We in the library have enjoyed working with you during your Goucher years, and are proud of your achievements.  Those achievements inspire us every day!  We'd love to have you stay in touch -- please check  http://libraryguides.goucher.edu/aftergoucher for some ways to make that happen. Our very best wishes to you in your next adventures." - Nancy Magnuson, College Librarian

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Congratulations to BCPL's Towson Library!

We extend our congratulations to BCPL's Towson Library.  As one of the busiest libraries in the system you have proven to be excellent neighbors.  Congratulations on 40 years at 320 York Road and thank you for being here for the community.  For more on the story see the Baltimore Sun article.

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Quiet Hours in the Library

Quiet hours will begin on Monday, April 28th, with all four levels of the library stacks designated as quiet spaces.  Loud and unnecessary noise will not be tolerated in any part of the library, including the Information Commons. Group work must be confined to the group study rooms, the living room areas of the Forum, the DAC (ATH322), and the library classroom (ATH326). 

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2014 Julia Rogers Research Prize Winners

Congratulations to the 2014 Julia Rogers Research Prize Winners! The winners were selected as examples of outstanding student scholarship and writing. The winners will be celebrated at the Student Symposium on Friday, April 25th at 4 pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum. Click through for more information on the winning papers!

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Start Smart, Start Here

This semester the Library is promoting the many ways Goucher students, faculty, and staff can access eBooks.  The month of February focuses on Gale Virtual Reference Library which is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  Users can access over thousands of titles at any time, download pdfs for offline reading, and even use ReadSpeaker technology to read the text.  We encourage you to test it out for your next project.

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Off-Campus Access to Electronic Resources

Great news!  The Library now offers an easier way for current students, faculty, and staff to connect to the Library's electronic resources from off-campus.  Go to the library homepage and start your research using the Databases link or the library catalog; once you select a resource you will be prompted to sign in using your Goucher credentials (the same ones you use to log into email) and you will be passed through to the resource.  You should only need to log in once per research session.  For more information please see the Off-Campus Access FAQs.  Any questions, please contact Kristen Welzenbach, Digital Systems and Services Librarian, at kristen.welzenbach@goucher.edu or call (410) 337-6370.  

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eBooks For The Sciences

Join library staff on Wednesday, April 9th from 3:30-4:30pm in ATH 326 (Library Classroom) as we discuss using eBooks for studies in the Sciences.  Featured sources will be Ebrary, Gale and Credo Reference Sources and ABC-CLIO eBooks.  No registration required!

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Research Prizes

Submit your research for one of the Library's Julia Rogers Research Prizes. Prizes of $250 will be awarded for top student papers. Student papers, written for a course taken in the 2013 calendar year, are self-nominated and faculty recommended.  DEADLINE: March 24, 2014.  For more information, view the Julia Rogers Research Prize page.

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Edible Book Fest 2014

Goucher's 5th Annual Edible Book Fest will be on April 1, 2014 from 3- 4:30pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum.

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Humans v. Zombies

Don't be a zombie!  Prepare yourself with the Library's HVZ website

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eBooks for the Humanities Workshop

Join library staff on Wednesday, March 26th from 3:30-4:30pm in ATH 326 (Library Classroom) as we discuss using Ebooks for studies in the various humanities disciplines.  Featured sources will be the Humanities E-Book Project, Early American Imprints, Afro-Americana Imprints, and Ebrary.  No registration required!

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Goucher's First African American Student

Check out this article from the 1988 Goucher Quarterly on Jewell Robinson, Goucher's first African American student.  You can view other digitized copies of the Goucher Quarterly in the Digital Library.

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Join the Baltimore Libraries: Past, Present, Future Class

Registration is now open for the Baltimore Libraries: Past, Present, Future class.  As part of the Book Studies minor, this course will explore the rich history of Baltimore libraries through readings, discussion and site visits. We will also look more broadly at the history of libraries in the United States, and consider larger questions such as how libraries reflect changing ideas about books and society. This class will be taught by College Librarian Nancy Magnuson on Wednesdays from 12:30pm - 3:00pm.  Please contact Nancy Magnuson for more details at (410) 337-6364.

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Applestein-Sweren Book Collecting Prize Ceremony 2013

Please join the Goucher College Library in celebrating the second annual Applestein-Sweren Book Collecting Prize! The student winners were honored on Thursday, November 21st in the Batza Room.  An exhibit featuring selections from the winning collections is on display in the 4th floor current periodicals section.  

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190,000 Ebooks Now Available

Goucher College Library now has access to two huge ebook collections  containing over 190,000 titles.  Look under the Articles and Databases tab for Ebrary which contains about 77,000 titles and Ebook Academic Collection (Ebscohost) containing over 120,000 titles.  They are great resources for current and recent books on all topics. Use the collection links to search the databases and see how ebooks can become a great tool for your research needs.  Remember if you are off campus you need to follow these instructions before searching the databases.

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Purchase Books While Abroad

The Library is pleased to announce the Goucher Library Student International Purchasing Program.  Funded by the Friends of the Library, students are given a stipend to purchase materials for the Library while studying abroad.  Interested students should contact Kristen Welzenbach, (410)337-6370.

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Primary Source Workshop Series

The second event in the library's Primary Sources Workshop Series will highlight the Special Collections & Archives sources in the Goucher College Digital Library. Focus is on Donnybrook Fair Yearbooks, the College Archival Photograph Collection, the Student Work/Goucher Abroad Collections, and the Bright Rare Books Collection. Join us Tuesday, November 19th from 12:15pm-1:15pm in the library classroom (ATH 326). Please RSVP to pamela.flinton@goucher.edu. Drop-ins also very welcome.

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Day of the Dead Exhibit & Mask Decorating

Need a study break? Come to the Library on Friday, November 1 between and 2-4 pm to learn about the Day of the Dead with our new exhibit (located on library stack level 3 near the oversize materials) and to help decorate a mask.

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New Language Database

The Library is pleased to announce the addition of Mango Languages database, thanks to a gift from the Friends of the Goucher College Library . Users can learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for 38 different languages, plus English-as-a-second language instruction. First-time users must create a profile.

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Applestein-Sweren Book Collecting Prize

Want to win $150, $250, even $500 for a personal collection of books and related ephemera? The Goucher College Library is taking applications for its Applestein-Sweren Prize, a competition for book collectors. The application deadline is Monday, October 21. For more information and an application form visit the website.

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Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940

The Library is pleased to co-sponsor Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940, a lecture by Dr. Melissa Klapper, Goucher class of 1995.  The lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 2 at 7 pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum.  This event is free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved at www.goucher.edu/tickets.

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Welcome Back to 2013!

Welcome (and welcome back) to all Students and Faculty! You will notice a few changes in the Information Commons for the new year:

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New Printing Procedures

In an effort to reduce paper waste, the printing procedures in the Information Commons of the Athenaeum have changed.  When retrieving print copies, users now need to log in (either by swiping their one card or using the key pad) to a machine to release the print job.  Please see the CTLT for any questions.

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Library Wins Best of Show Award

The Goucher College Library was recently recognized in Library Leadership & Management Association's "Best of Show Awards."

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Books for Twentysomethings

Check out this article from Publisher's Weekly, highlighting the top ten books for twentysomethings! The Goucher College Library owns all these books - how many have you read?

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Library Closing July 5

The library will be closed Thursday July 4 and Friday July 5.  We will reopen at 8am on Monday July 8.  Have a great 4th of July!

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Thanks to our Graduating Student Workers!

A big thank you to our graduating student workers in the Goucher College Class of '13! Here are some of our graduating student workers and the item each has chosen for the library's collection. Congratulations and best wishes to each of you!

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Graduate Programs Liaison/Distance Learning Librarian Wanted

Goucher College Library seeks a highly qualified, creative, and service-oriented graduate programs liaison and distance learning librarian.

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Pride and Prejudice: a 200-Year Affair

Goucher College Library presents Pride and Prejudice:  a 200 Year Affair, an exhibition celebrating one of the most popular and beloved novels of our time. The exhibit runs through July 26, 2013.

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Winners of the Julia Rogers Research Prize

Congratulations to the 2013 Julia Rogers Research Prize Winners.  The categories and winners are First Year/Sophomore - Angela Gasca, Junior/Senior - Emily Huebner,
Graduate (MACS) - Anna Ralph, and for the Margaret Guccione Prize- Andrew Huff. The winners were selected as examples of outstanding student scholarship and writing.  Prizes for the winners will be handed out at the Student Symposium on Friday, April 26 at 4 pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum.

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Amnesty Week at the Goucher College Library

Do you have overdue library materials?

Return your overdue materials to the library's service desk between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday, April 15th through Friday, April 19th and we'll waive your fines! This means all library materials: books, films, CDs, dry erase markers, and beanbags.

Please note - past fines for items already returned or damaged items will not be waived.

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2013 Student Symposium

Join us on April 26 for the 2013 Student Symposium.  The Goucher College Library and The Friends of the Goucher College Library sponsor the annual Julia Rogers Research Prize competition for outstanding research by Goucher students using library resources.   

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Edible Book Fest 2013 Winners

Thank you to everyone who came out on April 1 to vote for their favorite entries in Goucher College's 4th Annual Edible Book Fest.  Congratulations to all of the winners.  Nancy Magnuson's Five Little Pepper(corns) and How They Grew won Best in Show.

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Edible Book Fest 2013

Goucher's 4th Annual Edible Book Fest will be on April 1, 2013 from 3- 4:30pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum.

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The Julia Rogers Research Prize

Did you write a research paper in 2012?  Want to win $250 cash?

The Goucher College Library and The Friends of the Goucher College Library sponsor an annual research prize competition for outstanding research by Goucher students using library resources. The $250 prizes were first offered in 2004, in honor of Julia Rogers' 150th birthday. If you have produced work of which you are especially proud, please consider entering.

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Athenaeum Library Series Speaker

Please join the Library for a talk by Joe Janes, Associate Professor and MLIS Program Chair at the University of Washington iSchool.  As part of the Athenaeum Library Series, Joe will be discussing why "Information Makes Us Human" on Monday, March 25th at 3:30 pm in the Batza Room.  This event is free and open to the public, but all attendees must reserve tickets at www.goucher.edu/tickets.

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Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice

The exhibition Pride and Prejudice:  a 200 Year Affair celebrates one of the most popular and beloved novels of our time. A colorful visual history reflects how Pride and Prejudice has been published, adapted, translated, and loved over the last 200 years.  Visit our Jane Austen website for more information on upcoming events.

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Pride and Prejudice Regency Dance

Join the Library in celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice with dancing and activities on March 7, 2013, from 7- 9 pm. Come to the Forum for an interactive demonstration of regency-era (1795-1837) dance by Choregraphie Antique, a dance troupe featuring Goucher alums. This event is free and open to the public, but all attendees must reserve tickets at www.goucher.edu/tickets. For more information, please contact Randi Kennedy at Randalynn.kennedy@goucher.edu or 410-337-6362.

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Opening Reception for "Pride and Prejudice: A 200-Year Affair"

Celebrate the opening of Goucher College Library's exhibit "Pride and Prejudice: A 200-Year Affair" on Wednesday, February 20 from 6-8 p.m. on the top floor of the Athenaeum.  See the exhibit and enjoy music and light fare.  RSVP to Randi Kennedy at randalynn.kennedy@goucher.edu or 410-337-6362. 

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Community Reading Project: The Cellist of Sarajevo

Goucher faculty, staff, and students were encouraged to read The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway over winter break as part of a community reading project. Free copies of the book are available at the main desk in Goucher's Library. Community members will join together to participate in an informal book discussion groups this week. For more information, including discussion times, click for more information or contact Chaplain Cynthia Terry at 410-337-6048 or cynthia.terry@goucher.edu.

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Cake for Pride and Prejudice Anniversary

Come celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with the Library staff! We will have delicious cake, cocoa, and tea, as well as fun activities. Come for the cake, stay for the fun! The event takes place on February 5 from 2pm - 4pm in the Upper Level of the Athenaeum.

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Check out these winter reads

Now that the semester is coming to a close, don't forget to pack a good book for the Winter break.  Check out some favorite winter reads on Goucher College Library's pinterest page.   

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Library Unveils Its New Catalog

The Goucher College Library is happy to announce that our new catalog is here. In addition to a cleaner, brighter look and feel, the new catalog will allow students, faculty and staff to search books and a number of databases at the same time. Any questions, contact Kristen Welzenbach.

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Congratulations! Goucher Library awarded #1 New Landmark Library award.The Goucher College Library in the Athenaeum was awarded the #1 New Landmark Library spot for 2012 in a recent issue of Library Journal. [full story]

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Choose YOUR Favorite "Pride and Prejudice" Adaptation!

Please vote for your favorite film adaptation of Jane Austen's classic "Pride and Prejudice" at http://surveymonkey.com/s/prideandprejudice. The Library will screen the winning film in the Athenaeum Forum on February 7th at 8 pm with popcorn & snacks!

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Book Prize Award Ceremony

Please join the Goucher College Library in celebrating the inaugural Applestein-Sweren Book Collecting Prize. Congratulations to co-first place winners Lily Dodge '12 and Camden Kimura '12. The student winners will be honored on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:30-8 pm in the Batza Room. Please R.S.V.P. by November 6 to Randi Kennedy, assistant to the college librarian, at Randalynn.kennedy@goucher.edu.

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Visit the Technology Petting Zoo

The Library and IT are hosting a Technology Petting Zoo on Wednesday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum.  Come and try out the latest in e-readers, tablets, and netbooks to see which mobile device is best for you.  There will be a chance to win one of the devices. Presentations on the devices will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

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Innovation Grant to Fund E-Reader ProgramThe Library was recently awarded an Innovation Grant to increase our Kindle e-book selection.  We want to hear from the Goucher community what books you would like to read or books you think others will enjoy. Suggested titles can be fiction or non-fiction, scholarly or popular -- it's up to you! Please send recommendations to Kristen Welzenbach, Digital Systems and Services Librarian, or add them to the E-reader Research Guide. [full story]

Read A Good Book Lately?

If you are looking for a good book to read, the Library has some new tools to help you decide. Check Me Out is a display of books recommended by the Goucher College Library staff available by the main floor entrance. For recommendations by current Goucher students and alums visit http://goucherreads.tumblr.com/.

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Position Opening

The library is seeking to hire an Associate Librarian for Research and User Services. This is a new position vacancy. Applications are being accepted and this job will remain open until filled. For more details, click here.

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Thanks to our Graduating Student Workers!A big thank you to our graduating student workers in the Goucher College Class of '12! These are some of our graduating student workers and the item each has chosen for the library's collection. Congratulations and best wishes to each of you! [full story]

Epsom Farm ExhibitThe Special Collections and Archives present the exhibit,"Recovering a Lost World: Epsom Farm, 1772-1921" on the 4th floor of the Athenaeum.  [full story]

Athenaeum Library SeriesAs part of the Athenaeum Library Series, the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Awards Ceremony will feature author Hannah Moskowitz author of Break, Zombie Tag, Invincible Summer, and Gone, Gone, Gone.  The Ceremony will be held in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30pm. [full story]

Friends of the Goucher Library Quilt RaffleThe winner of the quilts (on our third draw) is Victoria Simons '14.  Congratulations, Vicky! [full story]

E-reader Lending Pilot

The Library has four kindles pre-loaded with selected popular titles that are available to Goucher students, faculty, and staff.  Kindles are available for a 14-day loan period and may be checked out at the Research Services Desk in the Athenaeum.  For more information see the e-reader research guide.

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Student Symposium 2012The annual Goucher College Student Symposium will be held Friday, April 27in the Athenaeum. It celebrates the multi-faceted talents of the Goucher student body by combining the Julia Rogers Research Prizes, the Digital Media Showcase and Contest, and Independent Study and Research Presentations on research-based and creative works that stem from student-faculty partnerships. [full story]

National Library WeekNational Library Week Celebrations April 9-13! To celebrate National Library Week, the Goucher College Library will be hosting a weeks' worth of special events. Come to the Information Commons and join the fun! [full story]

Friends of the Library Event

The Friends of the Goucher Library present Sharon Beischer Harwood '65 speaking about the work of Olive Wetzel Dennis, Goucher class of 1908, the first woman civil engineer on the B&O Railroad, whose contributions earned her the title "the woman who took the pain out of the train."  This free event will take place in the Athenaeum's Batza Room on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 pm.

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Edible Book Fest 2012Goucher's 3rd Annual Edible Book Fest will be on April 2nd.  Learn more ... [full story]

Julia Rogers Research Prize - Submissions ending soon!Nominate yourself for the Julia Rogers Research Prize! [full story]

Congo Week at Goucher

From February 27-March 2, 2012, the Peace Studies department and Goucher College's STAND chapter will be hosting "Congo Week", a week-long series of events about the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  In support of the week, the Library has a display of Congo-related books on the 3rd level and a research guide for other Congo-related resources. 

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Black History Month ResourcesCelebrate Black History Month with some research.  The Library has access to journals, newspapers, and digital projects that support Africana Studies.  For more information about any of these resources, please contact a reference librarian. [full story]

Cupcakes and Prizes

Want to know more about events happening around the library such as the Edible Book Fest, Julia Rogers Research Prize, the Applestein-Sweren Student Book Collecting Prize, or the Mears Fellowship?  Stop by the library bridge on Feb 14 from noon to 1:30, for a cupcake and to learn more about library prizes and awards. Also, participate in the "Why I Love My Libraryl" campaign sponsored by Citizens for Maryland Libraries.  

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C&RL News Features Goucher's Own Nancy PatzAward-winning author and illustrator Nancy Patz, whose original works are housed in Goucher College Library's Special Collections and Archives, has one of her illustrations featured on the cover of the January 2012 College & Research Libraries News.
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Jane Austen Scholar Gillian Dow to Speak at LibraryJane Austen scholar Gillian Dow will present the lecture, "Translating Austen; or When Jane Goes Abroad" on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm in Buchner Hall, Alumnae/i House (please note the venue change).  This event, sponsored by the Burke Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence Program, is free and open to the public, but all attendees must reserve tickets.  For more information please see the Goucher press release at http://www.goucher.edu/x45377.xml.  [full story]

January Library HoursTo accomodate the Graduate Residency Programs, the Library will be open at various hours and some weekend days throughout January. Before visiting the Library, make sure to check out the Library schedule to determine our hours for the day.  On Monday January 30 we will resume our 24/7 schedule.  [full story]

December Library Hours

Beginning Thursday December 15, the Library hours will change to accomodate the Winter Break.  The Library will no longer be operating on a 24/7 schedule until January.  Please view the Library Hours for a complete listing of closings.

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The Snowy Day Exhibit

The Library celebrates 50 years of The Snowy Day, a Caldecott Award-winning children's book by Ezra Jack Keats, with a vibrant exhibit.  The exhibit features Keats' book along with information about his personal and creative life and the reception of The Snowy Day within the literary community.

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Nancy Patz Collection ExhibitSpecial Collections & Archives of the Goucher College Library presents the Nancy Patz Collection exhibit documenting the literary and artistic career of award-winning author and illustrator Nancy Patz. The Collection showcases the writing, illustration and production of her children's books, tracking the creative process from drafting to publishing. [full story]

Native American Heritage MonthThe Goucher College Library presents a Native American Literature exhibit, located on the 3rd floor entry-level of the library. The exhibit features an assortment of Native American authors and poets, including several collections of traditional Native American tales and folklore from a variety of different tribes. [full story]

Thanksgiving Break HoursThe Library will be closed from noon on Wednesday, November 23 until 6pm on Sunday, November 27, at which time 24/7 resumes.  [full story]

The Library and CTLT to Host Technology Petting Zoo

Come by and get your hands on the latest eReaders and Tablets on Wednesday, November 16 from 10am - 4pm in the Athenaeum's Batza Room.  There will be Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and more.  Visitors will have a chance to win one of the devices after completing a short survey. 

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Email ReferenceThe Goucher College Library is now offering email as a way to reach our librarians for research help.  Email the librarians at reference@goucher.edu. [full story]

Professor Uta Larkey's Book, 'Life And Loss In The Shadow Of The Holocaust'The Friends of the Goucher College Library presented Dr. Uta Larkey, Goucher College Associate Professor of German and co-author of Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust (2011) on October 11. [full story]

Author of the 2011 One Maryland One Book to Speak at GoucherThe Kratz Center for Creative Writing presents a reading by award-winning Native American author, poet, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie on Wednesday, September 21, at 8 p.m. in Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium... [full story]

Take the Library's User Survey

The Library is looking to expand reference services to students, faculty, and staff.  Please complete this quick survey so that we can better serve you...

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Archivist of the US as Constitution Day Speaker

In honor of Constitution Day, Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero will give a lecture entitled "Secrecy and Democracy" on Monday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Buchner Hall of the Alumnae/i House...

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24/7 is here

The Library is now open 24/7.

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The Library is on FacebookLike us on Facebook at facebook.com/goucherlibrary. Come by the Library Service Desk to receive a small treat as a token of our appreciation... [full story]

Welcome to Goucher College Library

Welcome new students, and welcome back to returning students! We're very happy to see you all and look forward to a busy and productive year in the library. Please check us out ...

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Congratulations to our Graduating Student WorkersWe'll miss our wonderful senior student workers. See what each has selected for the library in his/her honor... [full story]

Winners of the 2011 Julia Rogers Research PrizesThe Goucher College Library and The Friends of the Goucher College Library sponsor an annual research prize competition for outstanding research by Goucher students using library resources. The winners will be presented on April 29, 2011 at 4 pm on the upper level of the Library. [full story]

Edible Book Fest Winners and PhotosCheck out the results from the 2nd Annual Edible Book Fest... [full story]

Edible Book FestGoucher's 2nd Annual Edible Book Fest will be held on April 7th! Learn more... [full story]

Goucher College Library Student SymposiumStudent Symposium on 4/29 in the Library! [full story]

Goucher College Friends of the LibraryGoucher College's Friends of the Library will present "The World of Books in Early America," a lecture by Assistant Professor of History Matthew Rainbow Hale, on Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum. This event is free and open to the public. [full story]

Jane Austen Scholar-in-ResidenceJane Austen Scholar-in-Residence Grant Applications are now being accepted for the 2011-2012 award. [full story]

National Library Week (April 10-16)Public, school, academic and special libraries help millions of Americans every day. Celebrate by visiting your library in person or online and create your own story! We'd love to hear from you; use the "talk to us" tab at the top of this screen to tell us what you think. A message from the American Library Association's Campaign for America's Libraries and the Goucher College Library.  [full story]

Goucher College presents Walter Dean MyersYA author Walter Dean Myers presents "Scribble, Scribble, Scribble. A Life in Books." March 24th at 7:30 pm in the Hyman Forum. [full story]

Julia Rogers Research PrizeNominate yourself for the Julia Rogers Research Prize! [full story]

February is Black History MonthCome take a look at all the wonderful resources we have to offer in support of research in Africana studies. [full story]

Egypt Protests 2011News, photos, and background on events in Egypt compiled by the Enoch Pratt Free Library. [full story]

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Fall 2010 Peirce Center Fellow

The Brooke and Carol Peirce Center for Undergraduate Research in Special Collections at Goucher College has named Daniel Benyishay '11 as the Fall 2010 Undergraduate Research Fellow. 

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VHS to DVD Dubbing IssuesGoucher College, like so many colleges everywhere, is striving to adapt to and comply with current Intellectual Property and Copyright Laws. [full story]

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Welcome New StudentsHere are a few of the things the Goucher Library can do for you. [full story]

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New Student Artwork in the LibrarySee how the library has jazzed up a blank white wall at the entrance to our third stacks area ... [full story]

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Library now offers Baltimore Sun full text back to 1837!A gift from the Friends of the Goucher College Library has allowed us to purchase the Baltimore Sun digital archive.   Learn more ... [full story]

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Peirce Center's First Faculty Award

Goucher Art History Professor April Oettinger has been awarded a curriculum development grant by the Brooke and Carol Peirce Center. Learn more...

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Congratulations to our Graduating Student WorkersWe'll miss our wonderful senior student workers. See what each has selected for the library in his/her honor... [full story]

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Peirce Fellows Presentations: Spring 2010The very first Peirce Center Fellows research presentations took place as part of the Student Symposium. See pictures from the event... [full story]

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Julia Rogers Prize Ceremony 2010We congratulate our winners at the 6th annual awards ceremony. See pictures... [full story]

Ethnographic Video OnlineThe library has an exciting new database on trial. Learn more... [full story]

Edible Book Fest Winners and PhotosCheck out the fun from the Edible Book Fest... [full story]

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Faculty Reading on April 21The Kratz Center for Creative Writing Presents Kathy Flann and Bill U’Ren. Learn more... [full story]

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Maryland Library Association Quilt on Display

We're celebrating National Library Week by sharing the MLA "Heart of Maryland Libraries Quilt." On display through Saturday, April 17. Learn more...

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Peirce Center Undergraduate Research Fellows Oliver Cole ’10, Lucie Ferguson ’10, Anne McLaughlin ’10, and Maura Roth-Gormley ’10 have been named as Research Fellows for Spring 2010.  Learn more... [full story]

Kathryn Allamong Jacob '72 : Two Special LecturesKathryn Allamong Jacob '72 gives lectures sponsored by the Friends and by the Brooke and Carol Peirce Center. Learn more... [full story]

Goucher Students Win Sparky Award!A student film produced by Lyle Hawthorne '13 has been awarded a Sparky Award. Learn more... [full story]

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For the Love of Jane Austen

Juliette Wells presents the 2009-2010 Burke Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence lecture on February 17. Learn more...

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Brooke and Carol Peirce Center Fellowships Announced

The Peirce Center is looking for curious undergrads interested in a paid research opportunity for the Spring semester.  more...

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Past Exhibits in the LibraryThese were some of the first exhibits in the Athenaeum... [full story]

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"The College Library in a Changing World"Revisit the library's symposium in celebration of the Athenaeum... [full story]

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The Hobbit Aloud

Join us for a reading of the 1938 American first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel The Hobbit. more information...

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Athenaeum Opening--Special Events!The list of official events can be found here... [full story]

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Brooke and Carol Peirce Center CreatedGoucher College has created the Brooke and Carol Peirce Center for Undergraduate Research. Learn more... [full story]

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Library Wins Grant to Catalog Special Collections ItemsThe Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has awarded a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives  grant to the Julia Rogers Library.  more... [full story]

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Librarian Nancy Magnuson addresses Omaha Jane Austen meetingLibrarian Nancy Magnuson gave the keynote lecture at the Jane Austen Society of North America's  meeting in Omaha recently. Listen to a podcast! ... [full story]

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Winslow Collection of Political MemorabiliaA timely new exhibit in Special Collections features buttons and artifacts from national campaigns and elections of the past.  More... [full story]

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Thurgood Marshall ExhibitA new exhibit in front of the Service Desk marks the 100th anniversary of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall...more [full story]

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Doris Humphrey Collection at Goucher College

A new exhibit highlights a major donation to the college...

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Journalism in America: Just the Facts

Learn more about "the ungentlemanly art"...

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Other Voices: American Women JournalistsIt's not only about TV news anchors... [full story]

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Notable African American Women

An interview with Jewell Robinson, Goucher's first African-American student, highlights a new exhibit in the library...

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Cyborgs at Goucher

Two of Neal Koger's sculptures are now on display in the library ...

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Athenaeum Cam

See the the Athenaeum unfold in real time.

Watch

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Mears Fellowship WinnerGeorge Peckham-Rooney '05, has been named a winner of the Io Mears Fellowship... [full story]

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Burke Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence NamedDevoney Looser is the 2007-2008 Burke Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence... [full story]

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Carl Linnaeus Anniversary Exhibit

A new exhibit celebrates the 300th anniversary of the Father of Taxonomy...

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Saving the Earth

A new library display honors the work of environmentalist Elizabeth Ebert Wilson '29...

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Estelle Dennis Dance Theatre ExhibitDon't miss the new Special Collections exhibit... [full story]

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Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll's 175th anniversary is commemorated in a new library exhibit.

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Happy Birthday, Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf's 125th anniversary is commemorated in a new library exhibit.

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International Studies Kangaroo Visits the Library

A new study abroad program in Australia is promoted by a special visitor...

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Ancient Egypt: New DisplayView items from the library's collection and read about the Goucher mummy... [full story]

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Picasso Anniversary ExhibitThe library celebrates the 125th anniversary of Pablo Picasso... [full story]

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Domesday Book on ExhibitSee our spectacular facsimile edition of the Great Domesday Book, an 11th century census of England... [full story]

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Goucher College Spirit: Souvenirs from the ArchivesUnique College memorabilia from the 1890s to the 1990s is showcased in this exhibit, located in the Archives Interior Gallery... [full story]

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Poodle Extraordinaire: the Jacques-Pierre CollectionA new exibit honors the life of Jacques-Pierre (1984-2001), a gregarious black toy poodle who resided with Goucher Dance Professor Chrystelle Trump Bond... [full story]

Goucher Earthworks to host Jane Goodall discussion
Several of Jane Goodall's books are available on Reserve at the library's service desk. Attend this open forum discussion two days before the author's talk. [full story]

Edible Book Fest
Goucher's 1st Annual Edible Book Fest will be held on April 1st!  Learn more... [full story]

Weather Update: February 11

The library plans to remain open on its regular 24/7 schedule, as conditions allow. Users are advised to call the service desk at x6360 to confirm.

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Burma Week
A special week focusing attention on the political situation in Burma is upcoming. Find readings, links, and events here... [full story]

One Maryland/One Book
Join us for a panel discussion on October 27 to celebrate the 2009 selection, Song Yet Sung, by James McBride. more... [full story]

Friends of the Library Program: Elaine F. Weiss

The author of Fruits of Victory: The Woman's Land Army of America in the Great War, will discuss her book on October 27. more...

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Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
Enoch Pratt's guide has lots of interesting information about banned books... [full story]

Important Notice About the VHS Video Format

 

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Library Web to Have New Look!
Here's a preview of the new library web page, coming in mid-August... [full story]

From Julia to the Athenaeum!
Important information about library services, hours, and locations during the move to the Athenaeum can be found here... [full story]

2009-10 Burke-Austen Scholar Named
Juliette Wells, associate professor of English literature at Manhattanville College, has been named Goucher College’s Burke Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence for 2009-2010. Learn more... [full story]

A Big Thank You to Our Graduating Student Workers!
We'll miss our wonderful senior student workers. See what each has selected for the library in his/her honor... [full story]

Goodbye, Julia Rogers
During the last weeks before the library moves to the Athenaeum, we celebrate our long-time namesake. Join us in special events to honor Julia Rogers!  more... [full story]

Spirit of Place: Baltimore’s Favorite Spaces.

Join us for a lunchtime conversation with the authors of this special new book.  Learn more...

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Beth Spires Poetry Reading
The library is proud to present poet Beth Spires in a reading from her new book, I Heard God Talking to Me: William Edmondson and His Stone Carvings.  Learn more... [full story]

National Library Week 2009
Join us in special activities to celebrate National Library Week! Learn more... [full story]

Central Search no longer available
You may have noticed the absence of links to Central Search.  Learn more... [full story]

Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence Grant Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2009-2010 award. Learn more...

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Director of Library Preservation position open
Goucher College invites applications for a Director of Library Preservation.  Learn more... [full story]

Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel
Make plans to attend a free reading and discussion series on identity and imagination in Jewish literature, beginning on October 12 ...more info [full story]

Bill Blackbeard: The Collector Who Rescued the Comics
The Friends of the Goucher College Library sponsor this free public talk on October 16...more info [full story]

New Library Web Page
We introduce a new look for the library's website... [full story]

Frank Zappa: Baltimore's Favorite Mother

A new exhibit recognizes one of Rock and Roll's sharpest musical minds, Baltimore native Frank Zappa...

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Library Student Phi Beta Kappans
Congratulations to our Phi Beta Kappa Student Workers... [full story]

A Job Well Done

We say goodbye to our graduating library student workers. We'll miss you!

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It's That Time of Year!
when paper deadlines and finals loom... [full story]

Julia Rogers Prize Ceremony 2008
See pictures from the 4th annual Prize Awards ceremony... [full story]

National Library Week 2008

Celebrate with us April 14-18! Here's the schedule...

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Julia Rogers Research Prize Winners Announced!
Congratulations to the 2007-2008 winners and honorable mentions... [full story]

"Jane Austen, Jane Porter, and Bath"

2008 Burke Scholar-in-Residence Devoney Looser speaks on Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 pm. Learn more...

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Creative Nonfiction Reading
Don't miss a favorite event! Students in Barbara Roswell’s writing workshop present an evening of original creative nonfiction on Dec. 6... [full story]

William Blake at 250
It's the 250th anniversary of William Blake... [full story]

The American West

Westward Ho! Check out this great exhibit...

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America By Rail

Railroads played a major part in the opening of the American West...

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Memory and Story: Nancy Patz

Celebrate Nancy Patz’s generous contribution of a collection that spans her career as a children’s book author and illustrator...

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Fahrenheit 451 Discussion
The Big Read happened on October 30... [full story]

The Big Read: Fahrenheit 451
A panel discussion on this literary classic, hosted by Goucher President Sandy Ungar.  Learn more about The Big Read... [full story]

JRL has Eco-Info
The library takes part in the Environmental Resource Fair... [full story]

Maryland Library Association Meets at Goucher

The Maryland Library Association holds a workshop in the library...

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The Friends of the Goucher College Library present The Cone Sister
This one-woman show chronicles the lives of Baltimore's Cone sisters... [full story]

Frida Kahlo, 1907-1954

The library observes the 100th anniversary of artist Frida Kahlo with a new exhibit...

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Chawton House Conference

Participants return with glowing reports...Photos

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Summer Activities in the Library

See below for some of the great things that happen in the library in the "quiet" Summertime!

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Summer Activities in the Library: Superkids!
The Superkids came to read. Photos... [full story]

Julia Rogers 2005 Research Prize Winners
2005 Prize winners are announced at National Library Week celebration... [full story]

Summer Activities in the Library: Educational Opportunity Program
EOP students get familiar with the library. Photos... [full story]

Library Deer

A new fawn has decided the library grounds are a nice place to snooze...

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Chawton Conference
will focus on Private Collections and Their Role in Libraries... [full story]

Science Fiction Exhibit

Escape from Planet Xams with a science fiction break...

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Doonesbury Cartoons Featured in Library

Check out the work of Commencement Speaker Garry Trudeau. More... 

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National Library Week

Celebrate with us April 16-21! Learn more about the many special events, exhibits, and treats we have planned for you throughout the week...

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Julia Rogers Research Prize Winners Announced!
The Julia Rogers Library and the Friends of the Goucher College Library announce the winners of the 2007 research prizes... [full story]

Laura Lippman to Speak at Friends Event

Laura Lippman, mystery writer and novelist, will speak at the Friends of the Goucher College Library Spring event.  Learn more...

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The Fourth Biennial Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence Grant

Applications for the 2007-2008 academic year are due by April 17, 2007. More information...

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February is Black History Month
Explore some excellent primary and secondary sources in the library's collection. [full story]

African Arts Exhibit
A new display showcases the richness of African arts. [full story]

Julia Rogers Research Prizes
The Julia Rogers Library and The Friends of the Goucher College Library sponsor an annual research prize for goucher students...  [full story]

Iraq Study Group Report

Read or download the report from the U.S. Institute of Peace, facilitator of the study group.

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Creative Nonfiction Student Reading
Make plans to join Barbara Roswell’s students for a smorgasbord of Creative Nonfiction on December 8. [full story]

Library Open 24/7!

New library hours to begin after Thanksgiving break.

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Friends Lecture Features ALA President
The Friends of the Goucher College Library presents Leslie Burger on November 2... [full story]

Big Changes in the Library
New hours, new services, new spaces! Find out more... [full story]

New Look for Library Catalog
The library catalog gets an update... [full story]

An Island Out of Time
Find out more about the Summer reading selection and its author, Tom Horton... [full story]

Children's Literature Exhibit
A new library exhibit celebrates award winning children's books... [full story]

Asian Cinema Exhibit
Take a look at some of the library's holdings in this popular genre... [full story]

Finals Week Treats from the Friends
The Friends of the Goucher College Library have once again provided sweet incentives for students preparing for their final exams... [full story]

Book Drive Ends
Baltimore Reads Book Drive Campaign Coordinator Jaime Bogardy '08 with some of the books collected for children in Baltimore... [full story]

Heroes!
Kudos to the IT Help Desk staff... [full story]

Childrens' Book Drive
Bring your new and gently used children's books for distribution through the Baltimore Reads Book Bank... [full story]

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers '81 To Speak About Mencken
Marion Rodgers '81 talks about her work on H.L.Mencken on April 20... [full story]

Julia Rogers Research Prize Winners Announced
Winners of the Julia Rogers Research Prize for papers written in 2005 were announced at a ceremony held during National Library Week... [full story]

JRL Celebrates!
Join us in festivities marking National Library Week, National Poetry Month, and FUSION, March 30-April 8, 2006... [full story]

Research Fair to be held in the Library
All Goucher faculty, staff, and students are invited to share their work with the campus community during the week of April 3 to 8, National Library Week... [full story]

Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature
The fourth of a free five-part reading and discussion series will be on March 22, at the Towson Library, 320 York Road, from 7-9 pm. Dr. Uta Larkey will lead a discussion of The Centaur in the Garden... [full story]

Victoria Van Hyning '06 Wins Poetry Prize
Victoria Van Hyning '06 is the winner of Goucher's 2006 Sara deFord Academy of American Poets' Prize... [full story]

New Goucher Notable Exhibit
Anthropologist Hortense Powdermaker is the latest in a series of exhibits featuring Goucher men and women of achievement... [full story]

Jane Austen's Romantic Myth
Rachel Brownstein, a prominent Jane Austen scholar, will present the 2006 Burke-Austen Lecture on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Merrick Lecture Hall... [full story]

National Science Foundation Award to Dr. Slocum
Dr. Robert D. Slocum recently received a $340,000 award from the National Science Foundation to continue his research... [full story]



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