Archive for December, 2010

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

On Tuesday Dec. 21 the Census Bureau released the first information from the 2010 Census of Population.  This page includes some of the documents presented at the press conference, and links to further information and data.  Additional census data will be released in the coming months.

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Just released by the Census Bureau are the first ever estimates for small places from the 5-year American Community Survey.  See this story, with links to further explanation and download.  The data cover “over 670,000 different geographical units, as small as a group of census blocks, but also for school districts, congressional districts, state legislative districts, counties, and other places.”

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Our Circulation Policies are changing next semester and as a result we are giving you amnesty on any currently unreturned overdue books you have.

Return any overdue book between December 5th and December 17th without penalty. Just return the books to the worker at the circulation desk.

Since we’re being generous you should too. Bring a non-perishable food item into the library with your books to donate to a family in need.

When you return next semester you will notice that our Circulation Policies have changed. Here’s the things you need to know:

Regular loan length for students is being extended to 28 days (previously 21)

Daily accruing fines are eliminated in favor of a flat fee for any book returned after the due dates.

Grace periods are eliminated however email reminders will be sent both both before the due date and on the due date to help ensure their timely return.

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

NPR had a story today listing 3 books that can take us back to the age of the unknown and undiscovered.

As it turns out, we have all three of the books they recommend just waiting to be checked out.

The Age of Wonder: how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
Q127.G4 H65 2008

Perfume : the story of a murderer
PT2681.U74 P313 2001

Candide, or, Optimism
PQ2082.C3 E5 1990

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

College Libraries has various Federal Work Study jobs available in both the Crumb and Crane Libraries.

Please contact James Hubbard at for further information.
Applications can be found on the library website. Or by clicking HERE.

Follow the link above to the application form.  Leaving a comment here is not an application.