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Contemporary Furniture Added to First Floor

After receiving and analyzing the results from the MISO survey (Measuring Information Service Outcomes), the library has new additions we're excited to announce! On the first floor of the library, visitors entering the building will notice new contemporary, colorful furniture. We’ve reorganized this space to maximize the amount of study space areas with group tables and light moveable chairs. This study area can be used as a collaborative space for students or as an impromptu faculty and … [Read more...]

Welcome Sarah!

Please welcome Sarah Crissinger, our newest research librarian at Davidson. Sarah started working with the Information Literacy team in mid-July. Originally from Ohio, Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Women’s Studies from Wright State University in Dayton. She just graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Master’s of Science in Library and Information Science in May.  While at Illinois, she held graduate assistantships in the reference and … [Read more...]

“Explicit” Searching

Every once in awhile I like to get down in the weeds of library geekdom, this is one of those days. I recently was pondering how index-searching functionality in many commercial information databases is flawed, and how this impacts user experience. There are often broad disparities in how vendors implement Boolean logic in advanced searching, which can make it quite difficult for users to effectively use their products.    Wouldn’t it be great if all vendors used the same basic search … [Read more...]

I’ll Resist the Seinfeld Reference

I'm currently participating in Davidson’s first cohort of faculty, students and staff experimenting with Davidson Domains.   Davidson Domains is a program spearheaded by ITS and the Digital Studies program at Davidson: “which will provide every Davidson student a unique domain name and access to an open source platform like WordPress. The Web domain will serve as a foundation students’ online presence at Davidson and beyond. As students progress through the Davidson curriculum, they will learn … [Read more...]

“Die Mauer ist gefallen!”

"The wall has fallen!" This past Sunday, November 9, 2014, marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Davidson hosted a number of themed experiences to commemorate this historic event, not the least of which was the erection and destruction of a "Berlin Wall" in front of our very own E.H. Little Library.  The Wall began as a stark white, plywood structure.  However, with the words: “Graffiti encouraged!!” and the promise of a prize displayed on a poster nearby, the wall did not … [Read more...]