The Rice Aron Library is celebrating this month with a display of some of the wonderful poetry books in our collection. Come by and check it out to discover some of the treasures of our poetry collection! As always, feel free to check out any of the books on display, or peruse the stacks to find more.
There are also numerous ways to participate in NPM:
Here in the library we will be hosting a Magnetic Poetry Contest, open 24/7 for submissions. We’ve set a up a magnet board with plenty of words to help you create poetic masterpieces on the ground floor of the Library, next to the poetry display. Come by anytime and compose a poem! If you wish to submit a poem to the contest, take a picture of it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information. We will remove your contact info before we post your photo.
We’ll highlight some of our favorites on our Facebook page, and one lucky poet will win a gift certificate to the Potash Grill! The winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries at the end of the month.
Join people across the country who will be selecting a poem to carry around their pocket and share with others throughout the day.
To learn more about National Poetry Month, visit http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/home
Celebrate your poet friends! Write poetry! Enjoy the month!
This Sunday, April 19th, the Library is sponsoring the second van trip of the semester to the UMass Amherst Libraries. Space is limited! Sign up on the sheet at the Library Research Bar.
The van will leave the Dining Hall at 11:30am and return by 5:30pm.
While at UMass, you can search their hundreds of databases and download or scan articles from their extensive journal holdings (e-journal list; library catalog). If you are a Massachusetts resident, you can get a library card and borrow books; if not, you can jot down any book titles that look useful and request them via Marlboro’s Interlibrary Loan service.
Beth is happy to meet with you this week to help you make the most of your 3 hours (roughly) at UMass. Stop by or email us to set up an appointment!
Spring is finally here! Well. Kinda. Though the snow lingers and the temperatures continue to toy with us, at the very least, Spring Break is upon us.
Friday, March 13: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday, March 14 & Sunday, March 15: Closed
Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22: Closed
Monday, March 23 – Friday, March 27: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday, March 28: Closed
The Library will resume regular Service Desk hours on Sunday, March 29th, at 12:30pm.
During the Break, we’ll be doing some cleaning in the Library building; if you are leaving personal items in the Library, please make sure all library books are checked out and displaying yellow slips and other items are placed in designated areas in the stacks.
If you’re not going to be on campus, library staff will still be available to help during break — just email email@example.com or give us a call at 802-258-9221. And, of course, our electronic resources remain available to you 24/7 via our website.
Safe travels to those venturing off the Hill, and we admit to a small amount of envy of anyone heading to warmer climes!
Zotero is a useful (and free!) tool that can help you manage and format citations as you research and write. No longer just for Firefox, Zotero now works with most browsers, operating systems, and word processing platforms.
- Capture and keep citations and links to books and articles as you come across them;
- Organize your citations into folders for different classes or projects;
- Format citations in any of dozens of formats (including APA, Chicago, and MLA) with just a few clicks;
- Insert citations in your paper as you write and have them formatted automatically;
- Sync your Zotero library across computers;
- Create group libraries to share citations.
On three upcoming weekend days, librarians will offer individual meetings to help you get the most out of Zotero.
To get going with Zotero, or become a power user, sign up for 15 minutes of individual help (Marlboro login required to sign-up) at the Research Bar during the following times:
- Saturday, February 21st, 10-12:15 p.m. with Beth
- Sunday, February 22nd, 3:00-5:15 p.m with Amber
- Sunday, March 8th, 2-4 p.m. with Beth
If you can’t make any of those times, Beth and Amber are also available for one-on-one Zotero help at other times; just stop by the desk or email us to set up a time.
Along with the rest of the Marlboro College community, the library is mourning the loss of beloved former faculty Jaysinh Birje-Patil and Willene B. Clark. As well as serving as inspiring professors and trusted mentors, Birje and Willene were also published authors.
We encourage you to explore their books held in the Marlboro College Rice-Aron Library.
Willene B. Clark
Beasts and Birds of the Middle Ages: The Bestiary and Its Legacy. Middle Ages Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989.
The Medieval Book of Birds: Hugh of Fouilloy’s Aviarum. Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, v. 80. Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1992.
The Stained Glass Art of William Jay Bolton. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1992.
Valleys of the Shadow: The Memoir of Confederate Captain Reuben G. Clark, Company I, 59th Tennessee Mounted Infantry. Voices of the Civil War Series. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1994.
A Medieval Book of Beasts: The Second-Family Bestiary: Commentary, Art, Text and Translation. Woodbridge: Boydell, 2006.
Ten Short Stories by Suresh Joshi. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2001.
Chinnery’s Hotel. East Sussex: Bodiam Books Ltd, 2004.
The Good Muslim of Jackson Heights. Burlington, Vt: Fomite, 2011.