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One Book, One Middletown is a community project sponsored by the Middletown Rotary Club, CT Humanities’ Center for the Book, Russell Library and the City of Middletown.  The goal is to encourage reading in the community by selecting a book that appeals to a variety of audiences, then holding events that bring people together to celebrate […]

CTW MOA – IAT!  (Librarians love acronyms. ) ‘CTW’ is short for the CTW Consortium, consisting of Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University.  The consortium was established in 1987 so the three libraries could share the cost of an online library catalog—then a new-fangled replacement for the card catalog.  But we also began sharing […]

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XXX Bringing Together People and Ideas for the Future of Russell Library 2 PUBLIC FORUMS: Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00pm, and Saturday, November 10 at 9:00am Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Hubbard Room XXX XXX Russell Library is Middletown’s public library, offering a wide variety of resources, services and programs to the city’s residents–including the […]

The second and last day of the Oberlin Group of 17 meeting last Friday was even more productive than the first: Digital humanities:  Bryn Mawr, Amherst and Middlebury are partnering with several research universities on a joint CLIR/NITLE experiment in scholarly digital publishing.    Anvil Academic is a digital, non-profit publisher of scholarly works in the […]

Yesterday I traveled up to Middlebury, Vermont, for a meeting of the Oberlin Group of 17.  The Oberlin Group consists of about 80 liberal arts college libraries from around the country, and the Oberlin Group of 17 is a subset of this, with CIOs and library directors from the Northeast and eastern Pennsylvania.  The Group […]

Summer is almost here!  Here’s what we will be doing in the library over the next three months: 1. Providing services:  Of course, the library provides services and access to the Wesleyan community throughout the summer, both on and off campus, and to participants in a variety of summer programs.  If you are on campus […]

In President Roth’s recent blog post on re-accreditation, he summarized the following challenge for the library and other information resources: “How do we maintain vibrant up-to-date access to the best information across a wide variety of fields? The Wesleyan Library is one of the jewels of the campus, and it remains a great study space […]

Last week Jolee West (Director of Academic Computing and Library Digital Projects) and I attended the annual meeting of the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC), at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.  Greg Diment, CIO at Kalamazoo College, and his colleagues put together a terrific program and made us all feel very welcome. Here’s a summary […]

Back in October 2010, I posted an entry on a pilot project we were doing with our CTW Consortium partners, Connecticut College and Trinity College.  In January 2010 we contracted with Coutts Information Services to test a consortial version of their MyiLibrary ebook purchase-on-demand program.  Here’s how it works: CTW developed criteria for ebooks that […]

A new exhibit at the Middlesex County Historical Society is an excellent example of successful town-gown collaboration.  Charlotte Cottier, Wesleyan class of 2012, is guest curator of the exhibit: Within These Walls: One House, One Family, Two Centuries.  The exhibit tells the story of the General Mansfield House, currently the headquarters of the Historical Society.  […]

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