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For her class Making History: 1968, Diane Lenertz ’15 visited the Grinnell College archives. She looked at some of the underground newspapers and other student publications from the late 1960s and early 1970s, and also some of the FBI documents about the College. “I thought it...
Special Collections and Archives invites you to the second annual Break Open the Vault! event from 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, Burling Library Special Collections and Archive. This is a rare opportunity to see a wide range of artifacts, memorabilia and other treasures from...
The Grinnell College Libraries upgraded our Interlibrary Loan software, making it easier for you to initiate and track Interlibrary Loan requests from your residence hall, home or office through the web. Beginning August 7, 2013, you will have the ability to track the status of...
Grinnell College, Drake University, Central College, Simpson College, and Grand View University have formed the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative (CI-CCI) to ensure the availability of scholarly materials held by the cooperating institutions through analysis of...
Learn more about Henry S. Conard at Burling Library's exhibition, “Henry S. Conard, Grinnell’s Ecologist.” Conard was a highly respected botanist and beloved teacher during his 38 years at Grinnell. The exhibit displays examples of Conard’s scientific work, photographs of him,...
Life-changing experiences await Grinnellians who study abroad or off-campus—made possible through a wealth of fellowships, internships, and programs.   So what is it like to study abroad? How does what you learn — in diverse cultures thousands of miles away — affect you and...
During spring and summer 2014, the Burling Library exhibition "Harry Duncan ’38 and the Cummington Press" is on display on the main floor and in Burling Gallery on the lower level. Harry Duncan ’38 printed handmade, limited edition books with a Gutenberg-style press under the...
Karla Erickson will discuss her popular new book How We Die Now: Intimacy and the Work of Dying with a panel of students, faculty, and community members at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Burling Library Lounge. This event is open to the public, and light refreshments will...
Scrapbook-making was a popular tradition in the late 19th to mid-20th century. It’s a great way to see how past Grinnellians  commemorated their time here — revealing not so much the official or stereotypical image of the times, but the silly, sincere side that reminds us that...
Please join us for a quick break from studying with homemade cookies and milk and student performers. Study breaks are 9–10 p.m. Monday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 13 in the Burling Library Lounge. Cookies will also be delivered to Kistle Library. Students will perform during the...
Enjoy homemade cookies and milk at the Libraries study breaks, 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, and Tuesday, Dec. 17. In the Burling Library Lounge, Ritalin Test Squad will perform on Monday and the Neverland Players will perform on Tuesday. Cookies will be delivered to Kistle Library,...
Emma Lange ’16 has joined the libraries as a summer intern. Her internship focuses on improving the usability of some of our online resources such as 3Search and Digital Grinnell. Lange is creating, performing, and analyzing usability tests to see if our users’ experiences match...
  Sam Dunnington ’14 has been working in the Libraries' Special Collections and Archives since summer 2012. While his job involves tasks such as helping patrons with reference questions and processing collections, Dunnington particularly enjoys the outreach side of his work:...
As part of America's Historical Newspapers, Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 provides a collection of full text newspapers from 14 states that reflect Hispanic American history, culture, and daily life between 1808-1980. America's Historical Newspapers contains electronic...
As fall classes begin, the Libraries are pleased to unveil the new Peer Mentoring and Collaboration Space on Burling’s first floor. What is here? Lots of white boards; Tables on wheels – move them around as you need; A stand-up desk (fixed height); Public and semi-private work...
See what we’re up to! Grinnell College Libraries are pleased to unveil a visualization feature as an enhancement to our discovery tool 3Search. What can I do with this feature? You can see how books and other items from Grinnell’s collections matching your search are distributed...
Beginning April 2014, Grinnell College students, faculty, and staff have online access to the New York Times via a subscription paid by the Grinnell College Libraries. The site license was brokered by the Center for Research Libraries. Full access requires registration. For more...
On Monday, 15 April 2013, the Grinnell College Faculty voted in favor of a resolution presented by the Open Access Task Force, committing themselves to expanding access to their forthcoming scholarly articles. According to the resolution, faculty give Grinnell College permission...
There is no shortage of leaders among Grinnell’s alumni. Plenty have risen to what most would consider lofty leadership positions in business, finance, and politics. Grinnellians also are leaders in the arts, academia, technology, and social reforms. Despite this, a 2008 on-...
Summer in Grinnell may seem quiet. But four Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) students who are working with Sarah Purcell ’92, professor of history, find it the best time to focus on in-depth research. The students are working on independent projects related to deaths in the U.S....
  Release party: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, Rosenfield Center Room 101 The Grinnell Beowulf is a translation and teaching edition of the Old English poem. Six students — Eva Dawson ’14, Emily Johnson ’14, Jeanette Miller ’14, Logan Shearer ’14, Aniela Wendt ’14, and Kate Whitman...
  Grinnell College is hosting a reading group for The Grinnell Beowulf translation. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the college are invited to participate by reading this epic poem and joining in a series of discussions with Assistant Professor of English Tim...
  Peter Beck ’02, a senior analyst for the Government Accountability Office, will discuss “The State of Federal Performance” in a roundtable discussion at noon Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Burling Library Lounge.  Beck will also give a talk on "Careers in Government” in Rosenfield...
Grinnell College Libraries are excited to share our student-narrated video tours of Burling Library. Enjoy these short virtual tours on Burling's computing area, circulation and research desks, lounge, and hidden gems. Please send us feedback to suggest new topics and let us...
Would you like to help us identify the people and events in the College's photograph collection in Digital Grinnell? Digital Grinnell is getting a transcribing and captioning enhancement. You can now add text to the pictures and enhance the understanding of Grinnell’s rich...
The War and Peace Project, an exhibition on view Sept. 12 – Dec. 7 in Burling Gallery, is sponsored by Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery as part of the Center for the Humanities theme “A Century of War: 1914 and Beyond.” The project is a collaborative work created on all 750...
A Familiar Face Returns to the Libraries Karla Landers joined us as a library assistant in Acquisitions and Serials department in December 2013. Karla has ten years of library experience, working previously in Burling Library (Serials, Acquisitions, Government Documents, and...
New Faces Micki Behounek:  Access Services Manager. Micki has a B.A. in Business Education from Buena Vista University and an M.A. from the University of Iowa in Library and Information Science. Micki has fifteen years of library experience as a High School/Middle School Teacher...
New Faces, New Roles Chris Jones has been appointed Grinnell’s special collections librarian and archivist of the College. Since 2010, Chris has served as library assistant in special collections here at Grinnell. Previously, Chris worked in the Rare Book & Manuscript...
  In celebration of Women's History Month, the Grinnell College Libraries are featuring a range of research tools throughout March. The first of this series is Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000. This collection currently includes: 110 document projects...

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