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Welcome Back returning Goucher students!
And welcome and we look forward to meeting you new students![full story]
Goucher Students Victoria Awkward, Meagan McIntosh, Nathaniel Magloire, and Harmony Jackson collaborate on the Natural Hair Project. Exhibit in the library, 4th floor.[full story]
A big thank you to our graduating student workers! 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 - you will be missed![full story]
Presented by Sarah Jubar '08
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 18, Noon EST[full story]
Please join us in congratulating the winners of this year's Julia Rogers Research Prizes![full story]
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Edible Book Fest![full story]
Olya Samilenko, PhD, reads from her new book Snow Goose Chronicles on April 30, 2016 from 2:00-4:30pm in the Batza Room, Ungar Athenaeum.[full story]
The prize presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9th at 4pm in the Batza Room. Join us in congratulating our student winners![full story]
Please join us for Goucher College Library's 7th annual Edible Book Fest on Friday, April 1st! The fest will take place from 11-1 in the library entrance on the 3rd level of the Athenaeum. Bring your own edible book, vote for your favorites or eat some snacks! Categories to compete in are: Funniest, Most Academic and Best in Show. Please bring all entries by 11:15 am. Any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marlene Trestman '78, former Goucher trustee, author, and former special assistant to the Maryland attorney general, takes us on a journey in her book, Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin. Join us for a book reading and reception on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Batza Room in the Ungar Athenaeum.
Goucher College is pleased to announce that Kathleen M. Anderson will be the 2015-16 Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence![full story]
Don't miss out on the Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence, Kathleen Anderson, give her lecture EMMA AS MEDIEVAL QUEEN: Jane Austen's Glorification of Female Hospitality.[full story]
As we break for the semester and look towards the new year, our Mindfulness Guide will help you prepare for the 2016 Spring themed semester of The Science, Ethics, and Practice of Mindfulness. Please let the library know if there are more resources you would like to see by contacting your Library Liaison or Pamela Flinton.[full story]
Quiet hours will begin on December 7th, with all four levels of the library stacks designated as quiet spaces. To help your studies, the Library will be hosting a relaxation station with treats, hot beverages, and a visit from some four-legged friends on December 11 from 2pm - 4pm in the Siebert Center.
If you could not attend the October 15th lecture by Michael Suarez, S.J., fear not! A recording of his lecture is now available in the Goucher College Digital Library.[full story]
The Emma in America exhibit opening reception, to begin with a brief introduction by Austen scholar Juliette Wells, and a dance performance by Choregraphie Antique.[full story]
Our congratulations go out to the four winners of the $50 gift cards given away at Tuesday's (9/1) Library Splash event, sponsored by The Friends of the Goucher College Library: Elizabeth Tran, Candy Luo, Nejaat Ibrahim, and Sharnice Jones.
The search box on the Library homepage looks different and so will the results page. The Library implemented WorldCat Discovery which is a one-step search of the Library catalog and many of our databases. Please bear with us as we make the necessary tweaks to this new platform. If you have any questions or difficulties you may contact Pamela Flinton at x6365 or email@example.com. For an explanation of this new search, see the What is Discovery? link.
Come celebrate the release of Emma: 200th-Anniversary Annotated Edition, edited by Juliette Wells, associate professor and chair of the English Department at Goucher College.[full story]
You'll see a new look when you click on some of our links--in particular the Databases link and the Research Guides. We hope that this new platform will enhance your experience when using the library resources. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to use our Talk To Us! blog or contact Pamela Flinton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-337-6365.
The Library has 3R's too! Read it, Return it, Recommend it! Join the library staff in recommending library resources via the new Goucher Picks' Form. We know you've been using the library resources so recommend books, DVDs, music, eBooks, or online films that you have viewed to others in our college community. Read all about it at Goucher Picks. All recommendations welcome.
A big thank you to our graduating student workers in the Goucher College Class of '15! 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 - you will be missed![full story]
Please join us in congratulating the winners of this year's Julia Rogers Research Prizes.[full story]
In honor of Dr. José Antonio Bowen's Inauguration as the 11th President of Goucher College on April 24, the Library is pleased to provide an exhibit from Goucher College Presidential Inauguration celebrations from 1909 to 2001. More information on each president is available in the Goucher College Special Collections & Archives.[full story]
On Monday, May 4, from 4:30-5:30pm in Special Collections & Archives (Upper Level, Athenaeum) students from the Historic Preservation, History, and Book Studies programs present their fascinating research findings on artifacts from the Wartime Diary of Vernon Goetz, 1944-1945. Visitors can also view an exhibit of WWII artifacts including German and Nazi war medals, photography, and ephemera. Refreshments will be served.
Attend the Student Symposium on Wednesday, April 22nd and learn about the excellent student research happening at here at Goucher.[full story]
Thanks to a record number of entries and votes, we have our winners for the Edible Book Fest 2015![full story]
Please join the Goucher College Library in congratulating the winners of the third annual Applestein-Sweren Book Collecting Prize! The student winners will be honored on Friday, March 6th at 4pm in the Batza Room.[full story]
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.[full story]
The Earthsea Panel Discussion has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 2 from 7pm to 8:30pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum. Three scholars will present varying perspectives on A Wizard of Earthsea, a young-adult fantasy novel sometimes compared to The Lord of the Rings and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Please join us for Goucher College Library's 6th annual Edible Book Fest on Wednesday, April 1st! The fest will take place from 11-1 in the library entrance on the 3rd level of the Athenaeum. Bring your own edible book, vote for your favorites or eat some snacks! Categories to compete in are: Funniest, Most Academic (Provost Marc Roy Honorary Award) and Best in Show. Please bring all entries by 11:15 am. Any questions email email@example.com.
We apologize, but due to inclement weather and the college canceling classes after 4:30 pm, the Inter-dimensional Perspectives of the Wizard of Earthsea Panel will not be held tonight.[full story]
Applications are now being accepted for the Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence Program at Goucher College. This residency, to be taken during the 2015-2016 academic year, includes stipend and expenses and provides an opportunity to spend 5 days with the Goucher College Library's outstanding Burke Collection. The Scholar will offer a public lecture and meet with students and faculty. The deadline for applications is March 27, 2015. You can see the full announcement on Goucher's web page here.[full story]
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.[full story]
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/.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Matthew Hale, associate professor and chair of the Department of History, at email@example.com.
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.
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.[full story]
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.
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![full story]
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Library Service desk in the Information Commons.
Please pardon our dust as we improve lighting for our patrons.[full story]
"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[full story]
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.
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).
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![full story]
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.[full story]
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 email@example.com or call (410) 337-6370.
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![full story]
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.[full story]
Goucher's 5th Annual Edible Book Fest will be on April 1, 2014 from 3- 4:30pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum.[full story]
Don't be a zombie! Prepare yourself with the Library's HVZ website.[full story]
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![full story]
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.[full story]
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.[full story]
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.[full story]
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.[full story]
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.[full story]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop-ins also very welcome.
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.[full story]
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.[full story]
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.[full story]
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.[full story]
Welcome (and welcome back) to all Students and Faculty! You will notice a few changes in the Information Commons for the new year:[full story]
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.
The Goucher College Library was recently recognized in Library Leadership & Management Association's "Best of Show Awards."[full story]
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?[full story]
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!
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![full story]
Goucher College Library seeks a highly qualified, creative, and service-oriented graduate programs liaison and distance learning librarian.[full story]
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.[full story]
Congratulations to the 2013 Julia Rogers Research Prize Winners. The categories and winners are First Year/Sophomore - Angela Gasca, Junior/Senior - Emily Huebner,
Do you have overdue library materials?
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.[full story]
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.[full story]
Goucher's 4th Annual Edible Book Fest will be on April 1, 2013 from 3- 4:30pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum.[full story]
Did you write a research paper in 2012? Want to win $250 cash?
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.[full story]
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.[full story]
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.email@example.com or 410-337-6362.[full story]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-337-6362.[full story]
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.[full story]
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.[full story]
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]
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![full story]
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.[full story]
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.[full story]
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]
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/.[full story]
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.[full story]
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]
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]
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.[full story]
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]
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.[full story]
Julia Rogers Research Prize - Submissions ending soon!Nominate yourself for the Julia Rogers Research Prize! [full story]
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.[full story]
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]
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.[full story]
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.
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]
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.[full story]
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.[full story]
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]
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.[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]
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...[full story]
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...[full story]
The Library is now open 24/7.[full story]
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 ...[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]
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]
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]
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.[full story]
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]
Goucher Art History Professor April Oettinger has been awarded a curriculum development grant by the Brooke and Carol Peirce Center. Learn more...[full story]
We're celebrating National Library Week by sharing the MLA "Heart of Maryland Libraries Quilt." On display through Saturday, April 17. Learn more...[full story]
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]
Juliette Wells presents the 2009-2010 Burke Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence lecture on February 17. Learn more...[full story]
The Peirce Center is looking for curious undergrads interested in a paid research opportunity for the Spring semester. more...[full story]
Join us for a reading of the 1938 American first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel The Hobbit. more information...[full story]
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]
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]
A new exhibit highlights a major donation to the college...[full story]
Learn more about "the ungentlemanly art"...[full story]
An interview with Jewell Robinson, Goucher's first African-American student, highlights a new exhibit in the library...[full story]
Two of Neal Koger's sculptures are now on display in the library ...[full story]
See the the Athenaeum unfold in real time.full story]
A new exhibit celebrates the 300th anniversary of the Father of Taxonomy...[full story]
A new library display honors the work of environmentalist Elizabeth Ebert Wilson '29...[full story]
Lewis Carroll's 175th anniversary is commemorated in a new library exhibit.[full story]
Virginia Woolf's 125th anniversary is commemorated in a new library exhibit.[full story]
A new study abroad program in Australia is promoted by a special visitor...[full story]
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]
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]
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.[full story]
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...[full story]
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
Enoch Pratt's guide has lots of interesting information about banned books... [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]
Join us for a lunchtime conversation with the authors of this special new book. Learn more...[full story]
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]
Applications are now being accepted for the 2009-2010 award. 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]
A new exhibit recognizes one of Rock and Roll's sharpest musical minds, Baltimore native Frank Zappa...[full story]
We say goodbye to our graduating library student workers. We'll miss you![full story]
Celebrate with us April 14-18! Here's the schedule...[full story]
2008 Burke Scholar-in-Residence Devoney Looser speaks on Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 pm. Learn more...[full story]
Westward Ho! Check out this great exhibit...[full story]
Railroads played a major part in the opening of the American West...[full story]
Celebrate Nancy Patz’s generous contribution of a collection that spans her career as a children’s book author and illustrator...[full story]
The Maryland Library Association holds a workshop in the library...[full story]
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]
The library observes the 100th anniversary of artist Frida Kahlo with a new exhibit...[full story]
Participants return with glowing reports...Photos[full story]
See below for some of the great things that happen in the library in the "quiet" Summertime![full story]
Summer Activities in the Library: Educational Opportunity Program
EOP students get familiar with the library. Photos... [full story]
A new fawn has decided the library grounds are a nice place to snooze...[full story]
Escape from Planet Xams with a science fiction break...[full story]
Check out the work of Commencement Speaker Garry Trudeau. More...[full story]
Celebrate with us April 16-21! Learn more about the many special events, exhibits, and treats we have planned for you throughout the week...[full story]
Laura Lippman, mystery writer and novelist, will speak at the Friends of the Goucher College Library Spring event. Learn more...[full story]
Applications for the 2007-2008 academic year are due by April 17, 2007. More information...[full story]
Read or download the report from the U.S. Institute of Peace, facilitator of the study group.[full story]
New library hours to begin after Thanksgiving break.[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]
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]
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]