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HighWire Newsletter: October 2017
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Welcome to Our New Librarian!

Last month we welcomed Tom Zaharevich to our team as the new Collection Development Librarian.  Tom oversees acquisitions, cataloging, and collection development.  He joins us from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where he served in many roles, most recently as the Director for Library Technical Services.  Tom holds a Master’s degree in Library Science from Simmons College.  Feel free to contact Tom (zaharevicht@etown.edu, x1452) with any suggestions related to the library’s research collections.

Access to The New York Times and The Washington Post


The library now offers free online access to both of these newspapers!  Click on the links below and then follow the instructions to register: If you registered for online access to The New York Times many months ago, please remember that you have to re-activate your free subscription once per year.  Questions?  Contact us!

Syllabi in JayWeb


As registration for Spring 2018 approaches, don’t forget that the Office of the Dean for Curriculum and Assessment maintains a collection of syllabi for all students, faculty, and staff in JayWeb.  To view syllabi from all departments from 2003 to the present, log into JayWeb and choose “Student,” “Faculty,” or “Staff” at the top of the screen.  Then click on “Library – Syllabi” in the list of options on the left side.

Chat with a Librarian


Many of you have already discovered our new chat service!  Look for the blue-and-white chat bubble in the bottom right corner of our web pages, or click on the “Chat with us” link on our homepage.  Chat is another quick and easy way to contact the library staff for research questions, citation assistance, item renewals, and more.  Chat is available during our reference desk hours: Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30am to 5:00pm and from 6:00pm to 9:00pm; and Fridays from 8:30am to 5:00pm.  As always, you may also contact us by text (717-759-9178), email (ask@etown.libanswers.com), and phone (x1461).

New Research Collections: IBISWorld and Time Magazine Archive

 
  • Courtesy of the S. Dale High Center for Family Business, IBISWorld includes reports on industry performance, outlooks, products and markets, operating conditions and risk ratings for more than 700 U.S. industries.
  • The Time Magazine Digital Archive provides original-page views of the weekly news publication from March 1923 to December 2000.  Search the articles, covers, and advertisements for topics relating to national and international current events, politics, sports, and entertainment.  To access the digital archive, click on the “Journal Finder” tab on the library’s homepage and then search for “time magazine.”  Click on the “Full Text Access” link under the first result (Time, ISSN 0040-781X) and then click on “Time Magazine Archive.”

Additional Quiet Study Space on Level One


We added tables and computers to double the size of our quiet seating area in the library’s lower level!  To use the space, take the elevator to Level One or turn right at the bottom of the main stairwell.

Board Games


Have you checked out the library’s growing number of board games?  In addition to classics like Cranium, Pictionary, and Twister, our newest additions include Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Munchkin, Hanabi, Codenames, and Sushi Go!  All games may be checked out for one week by anyone in the campus community.  Find the games near the new books and bestsellers on the library’s main level.  If you have any suggestions for the collection, contact Jen Strain (strainj@etown.edu, x1480).

Upcoming Programs


Tuesday, October 17, 6:00pm-9:00pm – Knit-In
(High Library, Main Level)

Knit and crochet your cares away with members of Stitch2Serve!  All are welcome to participate, and supplies are provided.  Sponsors: High Library; Occupational Therapy Department; Stitch2Serve

Thursday, October 19, 7:00pm – The Transcendental Beatles Lecture
(High Library, Main Level)

Join Dr. Jeffery Long for an exploration of Hindu themes in the music and lives of the Beatles.  Sponsors: High Library; Religious Studies Department

Tuesday, October 24, 7:00pm – American Music and the First World War Lecture
(High Library, Main Level)

Join Dr. Douglas Bomberger for a discussion of the birth of jazz music in America and its relation to World War I.  This program is part of a series of events that accompany the World War I and America exhibition that will visit the campus in February 2018.  Sponsors: Center for Global Peacemaking and Understanding; Fine and Performing Arts Department; High Library

Monday, October 30, 7:00pm – Library Meditation
(High Library, Tower Room)

All are welcome to attend Dr. Jeffery Long’s relaxing meditation session.  Sponsors: High Library; Religious Studies Department

Week of October 30 – International Games Week
(High Library, Main Level)

Drop in to play our board games, or bring your own!  If you'd like to learn how to play some of the library's new games, we'll teach three card-based games in a one-hour session during International Games Week.  The games are all easy to learn and fast to play.  Stay tuned for more event details!  Sponsor: High Library
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