On my second day at the archives, I pulled open a drawer that was literally overflowing with event posters from the last 50 years of Grinnell's Art and Music departments. Many of these were stunning, either hand drawn or beautifully printed. Some of my favorites are below, and if we accomplish nothing else this year, let's bring back the Renaissance Feast.
by Sam Dunnington, '14
Did you know that Grinnell College used to have horse stables? I didn't, either, until I found the Kelly Stables plaque (pictured right) in the Vault. Sometimes, in the course of processing material for special collections or the archives, we come across items like this that capture our attention, but for which we have little information. It is unclear whether this plaque ever hung in the stables, who made it, or the date it was made. In fact, we do not have a whole lot of information about the
During Spring Break, videos designated as “Library Use Only” were moved from the Burling Media Room office and integrated into the regular video collection. The move allows all patrons to have more ready access for browsing during library hours and makes it easier for faculty and staff to check these recordings out when the Media Room office is closed.
The Libraries are happy to announce the launch of our new mobile catalog interface athttp://libweb.grinnell.edu/m/. Search the library catalog, keep a list of saved items, IM a librarian, or check library hours all on your mobile device. You can also access a few of your favorite databases in our Mobile databases list.
More features coming soon! Please let us know if you have any feature suggestions atquery[at]grinnell[dot]edu.
The Research Pro server will be offline from 9:00pm to Midnight on Saturday 2/4/2012 for maintenance. Once the system is brought back online, there should be no outstanding problems, and full functionality should be restored.
Grinnell College’s Favorite Film Festival is set for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28, at the campus’ Harris Cinema. Screening dates and times for the selected films are:
- Friday, January 27 at 9:00 p.m. The Big Lebowski (Favorite Cult Classic)
- Saturday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. To Kill a Mockingbird (Favorite Film Adaptation)
- Saturday, Janaury 28 at 9:00 p.m. Silence of the Lambs (Favorite Movie Thriller)
All screenings are open to the public.
New Faces in the Libraries
We welcome two new Library Research Tutors this spring: Meg Rudy '14 (undeclared) and Liz Holmes '13 (Psychology). Liz, Meg and our returning tutors – Kim Steele, Biva Rajbhandari, Victoria Vertilo and Mateo Jarquin – will provide research tips and strategies online and at Burling's Research Desk. Please stop by!
The campus community has selected the three films for the 6th annual Favorite Films Festival. The films are:
- Movie Thriller: Silence of the Lambs
- Cult Classics: The Big Lebowski
- Film Adaptations: To Kill a Mockingbird
The Film Festival is scheduled for Jan. 27-29. More information about screening dates and times will be announced.
Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s festival entries.
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.