Welcome, First-Year Families!

Here are the events the Library is hosting for First-Year Family Weekend. We hope you’ll also take some time to explore current exhibits, the Orozco mural, and other areas of interest in the Dartmouth College Library.

FRIDAY

Tower toursBaker Library Bell Tower Tour
Friday, May 5, 2 – 4:45pm

Get a bird’s eye view of campus from the Baker Library Bell Tower.
Please note: this tour includes climbing a steep staircase. Tours may end up to a half hour earlier than the listed time to accommodate the guests still waiting on the top floors.

book of hours france ca. 1440Special Collections Library Tour
Friday, May 5, 3 – 4pm

Explore what’s so “special” about Dartmouth’s Rauner Special Collections Library. You will be treated to illuminated manuscripts, early editions of major authors, Shakespeare’s First Folio from 1623, fascinating modern manuscripts and gems from the College Archives.

Student-Curated Exhibit “Values of Medicine”
Friday, May 5, 4 – 5pm

Join Rauner Staff in a reception for the opening of an exhibit curated by students from Sienna Craig’s “Values of Medicine” First-Year Seminar. The exhibits draw on the rich medical history collections in Rauner Library to question how the ethics and practice of medicine have transformed over time.

SATURDAY

Baker Library Bell Tower Tour
Saturday, May 6, 12 – 3pm

Get a bird’s eye view of campus from the Baker Library Bell Tower. Please note: this tour includes climbing a steep staircase. Tours may end up to a half hour earlier than the listed time to accommodate the guests still waiting on the top floors.

Book Arts Workshop Open HouseBook arts hand press
Saturday, May 6, 2 – 4pm

Come to the Book Arts Workshop and explore letterpress printing on the lower level of Baker Library! Try your hand at running the presses and learn more about methods of making books and other printed materials. The Workshop is proud to have recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

 

Connect to the Dartmouth College Library (and Elsewhere) While You’re Away

Hopkins Center bulletin board; wanted: rides home for Thanksgiving [undated]

Hopkins Center bulletin board; wanted: rides home for Thanksgiving [undated]

Traveling over the break? Here’s how to access Dartmouth‘s online library resources as well as those at other institutions:

1. There are several options for accessing Dartmouth College Library’s online resources from off-campus.

2. If you’re traveling to another university or research institution, Eduroam is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. It allows users to connect to the secure networks and resources at other participating institutions.

3. Dartmouth-affiliated faculty, students, and staff enjoy on-site access and on-site borrowing privileges at other BorrowDirect institutions and some Ivies Plus institutions.

Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the break!

 

Voices of Dartmouth

Voices of Dartmouth

A member of the Class of 2017 at the Library’s First-Year Open House, Sept. 2013

Every fall since 2008, we’ve interviewed students who attend our annual first-year open house. We ask them to tell us a little about themselves, their hometowns, what influenced their decision to come to Dartmouth, and their first impressions of the College. It has been a fun way to get to know some of our new students shortly after they arrive on campus. Additionally, for the past two years, we have begun to follow up with these students as they are about to graduate. Here’s the most recent installment in this series, “Voices of Dartmouth: Class of 2017” that features interviews with students during last fall’s open house.

You can see all of the videos in our “Voices of Dartmouth” series, as well as the “Echoes of Dartmouth” follow-up videos we recorded with members of the classes of 2012 and 2013 nearly four years later, on our YouTube playlist.

New Look for the Library’s Website

On March 19, 2014, the Library’s website gets a great new look and improved organization. This content reorganization project, in the works for over a year, was informed by comments and feedback from students and faculty gathered via focus groups, surveys, and user testing.

New Library Home Page

The website reorganization was informed by comments and feedback from students and faculty gathered via focus groups, surveys, and user testing.

Among the highlights of the new site:

  • Four main sections instead of six: About, Research, Services, and Help
  • New pages tailored for Faculty & Staff, for Students, and for Alumni & Visitors
  • New horizontal navigation bar, more closely resembling the College website look and feel
  • Improved layout and presentation on the home page for the Library Muse blog and Library News
  • Great new content pages showcasing the Library: Initiatives & Innovations, News & Media Highlights, and Libraries & Collections (to name a few!)

Please send us feedback on the new site — changes and improvements are ongoing, and your ideas will help us keep getting better.