Contact us: Burling circulation desk (641) 269-3350 Burling research desk (641) 269-3353 Kistle circulation desk (641) 269-4606 email@example.com
Welcome to the Grinnell College Libraries, winner of the 2011 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries and the American Library Association.
The eight faculty librarians and 18 staff of the Grinnell College Libraries—Burling Library, the Kistle Science Library, and the Curriculum Library—are dedicated to helping Grinnell students, faculty, and staff succeed in learning, teaching, and research. Our services emphasize working closely with students to develop fluency in the use and evaluation of information sources as they conduct research and other intellectual investigations, through individualized research appointments, classroom instruction, and drop-in research assistance. Each academic department and concentration has a professional librarian assigned as its liaison, and we work closely with our campus colleagues through the Academic Resource Centers to integrate writing, reading, data analysis, academic advising, and other services. The Libraries' book, journal, data, and media collections -- in analog and digital formats -- are wide-ranging and intellectually challenging, representing multiple viewpoints, languages, and cultures, and we are part of a world-wide network of libraries that can bring you information from all parts of the globe. We offer a variety of spaces for quiet and collaborative study, practicing presentations, and relaxing, and we sponsor readings, lectures, and musical performances throughout the year. We're also part of the Grinnell town community; residents are welcome to borrow from our collection, use our facilities, and enjoy our events. As the world of information grows more complex -- available in more formats, from more sources, with confusing questions about copyright and reliability -- libraries are more central to learning than ever before. We look forward to working with you!
Richard Fyffe, Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Librarian of the College: firstname.lastname@example.org