New Faces

Jieun Kang: A newly graduated librarian from Kent State University in Ohio. Jieun also holds an MA in History from The Ohio State University, with a concentration in Modern US history; and a BA in History Education from Seoul National University (South Korea).  Jieun has a broad range of intellectual and cultural/cross-cultural interests, is deeply committed to teaching, and complements the language skills of the other librarians with working knowledge of German, Japanese, and Chinese and fluency in Korean.

Mark McFate - Digital Library Applications Developer.  Mark has over 30 years of IT experience and has served on the South Tama County Community Schools’ Board of Education.  He will also allocate ca. 10% of his time to Curricular Technology, working closely with Mike Connor.

Chelsea Soderblom – Library Assistant, Burling Circulation Desk.  Since earning a B.A. in English at the University of Iowa, Chelsea has worked in customer service positions for Hy-Vee in Newton and Half Price Books in Clive, Iowa.  

New Places

New Locations for Library Services and Staff: Over the summer, several key services and staff changed location within Burling Library. Look for new signage and maps!

  • Interlibrary Services (Leslie Gardner): Now located in the Library Services area at the end of the lower level hall (past the Media Room).
  • Administrative Office and Office of the Librarian (Sharon Clayton and Richard Fyffe): Now located on the basement level.
  • Discovery and Integrated Systems Librarian (Becky Yoose): Now located in the Burling first floor office cluster.

New Library Blog: Voices from the Vault

Our Special Collections blog features fabulous finds from our collection of rare books and historical materials.  See a menu from the campus coffee shop, the Caffe del Foro; postcards from early Grinnell; a plaque from the Kelly Stables; and read about the discovery of a connection between Grinnell College and Griswold College in Davenport.  Most of the blog entries are written by our student assistants, who are excited to share the interesting discoveries they make in the course of their work. 

Current Exhibit: Limited Editions Club

Stop by Burling Library and enjoy an exhibit of Limited Editions Club books, curated by Special Collections student assistant Sam Dunnington ’14. 

Off-Campus Database Access Easier than Ever…

The Libraries are implementing a new service providing both on- and off-campus access to databases and online journals with a single link!  Starting in August you’ll notice there are no more "off-campus access" links in the Databases A-Z list or the subject and course guides.  Please note: to access subscription databases from off campus, you will still need to enter your campus username and password.  Questions? 

New Databases and Print Reference Sources

Times Digital Archive, 1785-2006 
As the “world’s newspaper of record,” The Times of London has covered all major international events from the French Revolution to the War in Iraq, an invaluable tool for students and researchers of 19th-, 20th-, and early 21st-century history, literature, culture, business, art and architecture, and more. Every complete page of every issue is full-text searchable — every headline, article, editorial, announcement, image and advertisement.

Black America: A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia,Alton Hornsby, Jr., editor.  Greenwood Press 2011.  Call number: Reference E185 .B537 2011, 2 volumes.    

Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and Moreby Charles Lipson.  University of Chicago Press (2nd ed).  
Call number: Perm Reserve  PN171.F56 L55 2011  

International Student Handbook, 2012 (25th ed.) 
For students seeking to study in the U.S.   Includes admission requirements and policies specifically for International students, plus guidelines for student visas, financial aid, student employment and more.  Call number: Reference LB2376.4 .C65 2012

The Oxford Classical Dictionary.  Oxford University Press (4th ed.)  
Completely revised and updated, the fourth edition of this established dictionary offers entries on all aspects of the classical world. With reception and anthropology as new focus areas and numerous new entries, it is an essential reference work for students, scholars, and teachers of classics and for anyone with an interest in the classical era.  Call number: Reference DE5 .O9 2012

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