The theme for this year’s Staff Picks is diversity, equity, and inclusion, and in this post, Kat Cyr, an Interlibrary Loan Associate, writes about What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon.
We are reviewing items in our collections and other content that is available for free to Middlebury students, faculty and staff.
This month we celebrate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Classes are over and finals are upon us, but it’s never to soon to think about your summer reading. The library has lots of options. Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning is one that is available in print and as an e-book, so those with active Midd id’s can login remotely to read it (and seniors, you can until your midd login expires).
In addition to the work we do to preserve our own collections of books, photographs, audiovisual formats, and digital archives, Special Collections serves as a resource for preservation in the broader community. That’s why every year we take the opportunity to highlight these efforts during Preservation Week, inspiring action to preserve personal, family, and community collections in addition to library, museum, and archive collections.
Ever wonder the best way to store your old family photos or how to ensure your digital files stay accessible long-term? Check out the Preservation for Everyone section of the American Library Association website and think about how to care for your own family collections. Or check out the free webinars, including: Caring for Family Keepsakes, Preserving Family Recipes, and Preserving your Personal Digital Photographs
It’s “GAYpril” and in this post, Brenda Ellis, Senior Research & Instruction Librarian, writes about “Eight,” a play by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, about defending the freedom for same sex couples to marry.
You may recall that before the pandemic, the library had begun a project to review its circulating collections in order to remove outdated materials and those no longer needed for the curriculum and research.