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HighWire Newsletter: September 2018
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Library Hours


Please note that the library will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 27, and on Tuesday, August 28.  Our regular semester hours will begin on Wednesday, August 29:
  • Mondays - Thursdays  7:45 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Fridays  7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays  10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sundays  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Remember to swipe your College ID card at the front entrance after 10:00 p.m.  Feel free to check out etown.libcal.com for our Labor Day Weekend schedule as well as our full calendar of hours and events for Fall 2018!

One Button Studio


Lights, camera, action!  The College’s new One Button Studio will open in the library in mid-September!  A resource for creating videos with little or no prior experience, the Studio makes the start-to-finish production process as easy as possible.  Simply reserve the space, bring a flash drive, and press a button to start and stop your recording.  That’s it!  Studio uses for students, faculty and staff include presentation and language practice, interviews, course introductions, promotional videos and green-screen clips.  More details coming soon, so start planning your first cameo now!  For questions about this ITS-library initiative, please contact Brian Helm or Susan Krall.

Laptops and iPads Available for Checkout


Visit our front desk to borrow a laptop or an iPad!  Laptops may now be taken out of the library and kept overnight, and iPads are available for three-day loans.  Take a look at our About the Library web page for more borrowing details.

New Research Collections


We added several new subscriptions this summer!
  • Academic Video Online (AVON) – A streaming video service from Alexander Street Press, AVON offers more than 64,000 titles in the areas of anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music and more.  The videos include documentaries, interviews, newsreels and field recordings.
  • Project MUSE – A leading provider of digital humanities and social science content, Project MUSE provides access to journals and e-books from many university presses and scholarly societies.
View our complete list of online collections—including more new additions, trial databases, and popular resources—on our Databases & Articles web page.

September Programs


Wednesday, September 12, 11:00 a.m. – Meditation Group
High Library’s Tower Room

Interested in learning the art of meditation?  Join Dr. Jeffery Long in a brief, guided session.  Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome!  Sponsors: Religious Studies Department; High Library

Thursday, September 13, 7:00 p.m. – Global Film Festival
Gibble Auditorium

Buena Vista Social Club follows American guitarist Ry Cooder as he travels to Cuba to play with the last surviving musicians of the “golden age” in Cuban music.  Dr. Douglas Bomberger will introduce this classic documentary by director Wim Wenders.  Sponsors: Modern Languages Department; Office of International Student Services; High Library

Thursday, September 27, 7:00 p.m. – “Settling Things with Dad?” A Conversation with Dr. Mark Harman about Franz Kafka’s “Letter to Father”
High Library’s Main Floor

Ever fantasize about settling a score in a letter, text, or email to someone near and dear to you?  If so, you may be intrigued by this no-holds-barred “Letter to Father” (1919), which plumbs the depths of Franz Kafka's notoriously tormented relationship with his father.  Join Dr. Mark Harman as he discusses a variety of themes that Kafka explores in the letter, including anti-Semitism in early 20th-century Europe and the tensions between business and the arts.  Sponsors: English Department; Modern Languages Department; High Library
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