October 2022

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The Library of Tomorrow

Michele Pratt, Manager of Library Services, and Anne Elias, Librarian, recently had an article about the The Library of Tomorrow published in the League for Innovation. Learn what services and resources the Delta Library is working to provide to students today and in the future. 
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Welcome Librarian Kyle Ceci!

My name is Kyle Ceci; I have a bachelor's degree in History from Kalamazoo College and a Masters of Information from Rutgers University. As a librarian I have a keen interest in different ways that technology can be introduced and used to further student learning and create a more tech friendly library. I also have a passion for historical archives of all types having worked in two before I worked here. My hobbies include fishing, camping and bowling. I also really love online gaming! I will be the liaison to English, Communications and Sociology. Please reach out if I can assist in these areas (
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Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 7:30am-8:00pm
Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm
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It's October! That time of year when the land gets quiet, the wind howls, and the days are ever shorter. In keeping with the season, Delta library has put together the Thrills & Chills Collection to help find an appropriately fearful read. Books are on display and ready to be checked out in the library, eBooks are instantly available! If you have a scary book recommendation for others, are currently reading a scary book, or started a new one for the season, post an image of it on the page's virtual reading wall.  

Election Display in Library

Information about the upcoming midterm election will continue to be on display this semester near the Reference/Information desk in the Library. Learn how to register to vote and view information about some of the statewide races and proposals. Get out and VOTE this November!
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Featured Book: Edible Insects: A Global History

"An estimated 2 billion people worldwide regularly consume insects, yet bugs are rarely eaten in the West. Why are some disgusted at the thought of eating insects while others find them delicious? Edible Insects provides a broad introduction to the role of insects as human food, from our prehistoric past to current food trends, and explores how they could be a solution to our current global food shortage. On the menu are beetles, butterflies, grasshoppers and grubs of many kinds, with stories that highlight traditional methods of insect collection, preparation, consumption and preservation as well as the culinary uses of creepy-crawlies across many cultures."--from publisher

Book includes classic recipes like Deep-fried Tarantulas, Cricket Ricotta Pancakes, Fried Mealworms, Mealworm Chocolate Chip Cookies and Thai Giant Water Bug Soup. 


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New Historical Newspaper collections

American Prison Newspapers and Student Activism are two new newspaper databases available through JSTOR (made possible by Reveal Digital and the Diversity & Dissent Digitization Fund). 

American Prison Newspapers (1800-2020) brings together hundreds of newspapers published within prisons by incarcerated people over the past 200 years. When complete, the collection will contain newspapers from prisons in every state, representing penal institutions of all kinds, including women-only institutions.

The Student Activism collection is intended to serve as a scholarly bridge from the extensive history of student protest in the United States to the study of today's vibrant, continually unfolding actions. The collection captures the voices of students across the great range of protest, political actions, and equal-rights advocacy from the 20th and early 21st century United States. The primary sources are broad-based across time, geography, and political viewpoint — from conservative to anarchist.
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Library Laptop Lending Starts

Starting November 1st the library will have ten laptops available for 4-hour on-campus student use. Laptops will be available at the front desk (circulation) and will have built in webcams, Microsoft Office, Zoom, and lockdown browser software available. More to come about library laptop lending in the months ahead!
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Group Study Room Use Skyrockets!

It is evident from the increased use of the library group study rooms that there is a need for group study space on campus. Students have ben able to reserve group study rooms in the library since the beginning of 2022, but reservations this semester have increased dramatically as more students return to campus and become aware of their existence. The library has three group study rooms available. Students can reserve them via a link available on the library website
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