The library has a wealth of information on unions and the labor movement in a list in the online catalog, including The Legal Rights of Union Stewards and Grievance Handlers Pocket Guide from the first Goddard Staff Steward Training. If you weren’t able to make it, check these out to see if this work is right for you. You’ll get your own copies later if you become a steward.
Don’t miss the display near the library info desk on the rich labor history of Goddard. It covers labor conferences & CIO steward training in the 1940/50s, the AFT union in the 1970s, the NEA union organized the 1990s, and the UAW unions of the 2000/10s.
Thanks to faculty suggestions in the MFAIA program, we now have complete sets of three very popular art series in both the Vermont and Washington locations:
Whitechapel’s Documents of Contemporary Art Series (25 titles)
Phaidon’s Theme’s and Movements (12 titles)
PBS’s Art:21 Program (6 seasons on DVD & 6 accompanying books)
We get a lot of questions about the borrowing policies for Library materials as well as ILL. Our full policies have always been available online, but now we also have a couple FAQs for easy reference:
Borrower Policy Quick Facts
- Includes all material types: Books, Audiovisual & Kits, Museum & Park Passes, Interlibrary Loans, Final Products, and eBooks
- Covers loan periods, item type & total checkout limits, holds, renewals, daily overdue fines, replacement & processing, and in some cases how to access the materials
Interlibrary Loan Quick Facts
- Covers the above topics and who pays to ship materials, how to request ILL books and articles, delivery time expectations, tracking, paperwork with ILLs, where & how to return items.
This year for Banned Books Week, each state was asked to produce a video for the 50 State Salute. We thought you’d like to see the ones for Vermont and Washington:
50 State Salute – Vermont Librarians
Books Banned in Washington
For more State Salutes, just search in YouTube for “50 State Salute” and the state you’re interested in.
The Library of Congress conducted a survey to “spark a national conversation on books and their importance in Americans’ lives, and, indeed, in shaping our nation.” From the results, they compiled a list of 88 Books That Shaped America. We’ve tagged the books and ebooks that are in the Eliot D. Pratt Library Catalog. Simply click on “Tag Cloud” below the search box and then click on the “LOC88″ tag to view what we have. Enjoy.
New to Library of Congress? Need to find a book on the shelf? Wondering about the structure of a call number? Want to browse subjects?
Our Call Number Tutorial explains each part of the call number and how to use it. Watch a 2 minute video, read a detailed description, or skip to the subject-call number correlations. Get as much or as little as you need out of it!
Don’t forget to grab the free (or discount) passes available at the info desk. They can go out for two days (not including days we are closed). Check out the details by clicking through to each one in the catalog.
ECHO Leahy Center
Vermont State Parks
Vermont History Museum
Vermont State Historic Sites
We have withdrawn the VHS Tapes from the library. It was time. They are now on the Book Sale Shelf (the shelves that make up the Pratt Computer Lab wall). Everything is first come, first serve and there’s some great stuff there if you still have a VCR. The book sale policy is come, fill your backpacks, boxes, etc. and leave a donation you feel is appropriate.
Stumped about what to read next? We have added, and are continuing to add, dozens of award winners and nominees from the following:
2012 Pulitzer Prize (Pulitzer2012)
2011 National Book Critics Circle Award(NBCCaward2011)
2011 National Book Award(NatlBookAward2011)
2011 New York Times Best Books (NYTbest2011)
All of these books have been tagged with the tag seen in parentheses above and information about the award can be found in the comments of each item. Click on “Tag Cloud” (under the search box) in the catalog and select the tag for the titles you want to see. Enjoy!
Goddard experienced an issue with our Google Apps accounts recently (around 9:45am on 3/29/2012).
The issues have been corrected for all users except those whose password is less than 8 characters. If your password is less than 8 characters you will need to go to http://activate.goddard.edu and change your password. You will use your six-digit ID as your username and your current password.
This will change your password universally for Goddard systems.
If you continue to have problems, please contact us via: http://help.goddard.edu