The Libraries are now accepting Food for Fines, now through December 10. Students can bring in up to 10 canned or boxed food items for the MICA food pantry and reduce their library fines ($1 per item). Items will be collected at the Burling and Kistle circulation desks.
The Libraries' trial of the Films on Demand video streaming service has been extended until December 21, 2011. Patrons may access the full range of films available through the service and are encouraged to share their views of the service as we evaluate it for possible subscription.
To access Films of Demand, the URL and login information is below:
The Strategic Planning Steering Committee welcomes its newest member, Heather Benning, associate professor of physical education, to better represent the interests of the physical education and athletics departments.
Grinnell College has chosen six new students to serve partner organizations in the Grinnell community through the Apprenticeships in Non-Profit Management program. The program, inaugurated last year, places Grinnell College students in paid positions with local non-profit organizations. The program’s unique structure, most notably the one-year commitment of students to their organization, offers many benefits to the apprentices and their host organizations. Student apprentices benefit from the time the non-profit directors invest in their professional growth and skill development.
Voting for the films to be shown at the sixth annual Grinnell College Favorite Films Festival has begun. Members of the college community are invited to log into PioneerWeb and vote for their favorite films in three categories:
- Movie Thrillers
- Cult Classics
- Film Adaptations
The only limit is that the films must be part of the Grinnell College Libraries' collections.
Biography In Context (http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/?userGroupName=grin67026) includes 600,000 biographies and brings users face to face with historical figures and today’s most studied newsmakers via videos, audios and images.
Please let us know your thoughts on Biography In Context by emailing [jonesphil], and note as well that the database will be available on-campus only until November 4, 2011.
"I have asked that this kick-off also be the occasion for affirming publicly Grinnell College’s commitment to sustainability and to respectfully honoring the natural resources and life that we have inherited and with which we co-exist. This spring, the college formed the Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability Advisory Committee to further Grinnell College’s goals of environmental responsibility by assessing current conditions, policies, and actions and advising the community and me on strategies for furthering those goals.