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:
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.
JournalFinder and Search for Full Text may be unavailable between 7:00pm and 9:00pm on Friday, September 16 while the system is being upgraded.
Films selected for the 2011 Favorite Films Festival will be shown Friday, January 28th, through Sunday, January 30th, in the Harris Center Cinema on the Grinnell College campus. The times and features are:
Friday, January 28th:
4:30 pm -- Planet Earth
7:30 pm -- Planet Earth (cont'd)
10:30 pm -- Planet Earth (cont'd)
Saturday, January 29th:
1:30 pm -- Rear Window
7:30 pm -- Rear Window
10:30 pm -- Rear Window
Sunday, January 30th:
Biva Rajbhandari '12, Reference Assistant
Nathan Clubb '10, Evening Circulation Supervisor, Burling Library
The survey for the 2011 Favorite Films Festival has closed with our highest total participation (263 or 11.2 percent) ever! The final vote totals are below:
- Rear Window – 9
- The Sound of Music - 15
- Planet Earth – 8
- Supersize Me – 8
To break the tie between Planet Earth and Supersize Me, the library's circulation of the films was checked, with Planet Earth having the higher totals.