Monthly Archives: March 2013

Women’s History Month Profiles, Part 4: Janet McKenzie Hill (1852-1933)

The last week of March has arrived, leaving us time to meet one more lady of influence from the late 19th and early 20th century–Janet McKenzie Hill. Born in Massachusetts in 1852, Janet McKenzie finished her education and began working as an assistant teacher. She married Benjamin Hill in 1873. She later attended the Boston […] Continue reading

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March 2013 RIS Scholar Highlights

It’s time for another installment of RIS Scholar Highlights!  This month, RIS faculty and staff have been traveling, writing, and presenting on a number of exciting topics!  Some highlights include: Steve Tatum is teaching a course in African art for the Art History Dept., will give a guest lecture on African art to the Art […] Continue reading

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Your personal presence on the library’s website

We started creating a centralized place for librarian contact information as the new subject guides were being out together. Ensemble’s Biography content type was used to create these pages. Biography pages interact with other content types in the CMS (especially Articles and Resources) to automatically create links among these pages. Pictures of librarians (when available) and office hours were added to each page for librarians with subject guides. 

Many departments across campus use the Biography pages for their faculty and staff. CVs, resumes, lists of courses and publications, links to professional society websites, and leadership roles. Any librarian or staff member can create one of these pages.

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They Ask a Lot of Questions: Part Two

This month from Reference and Instruction assessment we wanted to show a glimpse of the type of questions that were asked at each of the reference desks. In November and December of 2012 librarians, students, and volunteers working the reference desk typed in the asked questions of our patrons. If you look at our last […] Continue reading

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Women’s History Month Profiles, Part 3: Marion Harland (1830-1922) and Christine Terhune Herrick (1859-1944)

This week, our Women’s History Month feature includes two women, a mother and daughter with LOTS to say on the topic of cooking and managing the home. Each was an author in her own right, though, as we’ll see, their efforts resulted in at least one collaboration. Mary Virginia Hawes (later, Terhune) was born in […] Continue reading

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VIVA Collections News: Ebooks, Monograph Cooperatives, Cancellations

The VIVA Resources for Users Committee met in early March.  Most invoices for the current cycle have now been paid. Overall the budget picture for the next fiscal year looks good but rising subscription costs continue to be a concern.  … Continue reading Continue reading

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Women’s History Month Profiles, Part 2: Fannie Merritt Farmer (1857-1915)

Fannie Merritt Farmer was born in Massachusetts in 1857. After suffering a stroke at the age of 16, she took up cooking during her recovery in her parents’ home. In 1887, she began studying at the Boston Cooking School. She studied there until 1889, then worked as the assistant director and later, the principal after […] Continue reading

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