Paddock Music Library’s Recent Renovation

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Over winter break, Paddock Music Library’s lounge/media area received a much-needed renovation.

Paddock BeforeTo the right is our lounge as it was from 1986 to December 2014. The space was rather cramped and poorly lit with 16 small carrels (not in view here) and dated furniture. You can see, too, that our windows had wired glass that gave the place a more confined feeling.

We sent out a survey to students to ask what sort of improvements they wanted to see. We found that they wanted study tables, comfortable furniture, enhanced lighting, and laptop plug-ins.

In mid-December the contractors set to work on the initial destruction phase of renovation. We took out the arch, the knee walls, and the study carrels to open up the area.

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Then came new carpet and brighter paint for the walls and ceilings, as well as much appreciated LED lighting. Warm gold and turquoise were certainly an improvement from the dated color scheme we had before.

In fact, we loved the new colors so much that we had the whole front section of the library repainted as well. The gold paint has offered our circulation area a touch of sun in this underground space.

The completed new area now includes:

  • a large study table wired for Ethernet ports and outlets
  • a journal display shelf adorned above with posters that complement the colors of the space
  • spacious study carrels with adequate lighting and a listening station
  • comfortable lounge chairs surrounding a coffee table

The room was nearly complete by mid-January. We needed to wait until the first week of February to receive all of the furniture.

Students WorkingStudents certainly appreciate the improvements—we have seen an uptick of students using the newly renovated study space.

Students Talk About Their Research

Kresge's student research poster gallery

Kresge’s student research poster gallery

“ … that, for me, was part of the joy, – pushing myself to figure out, – oh, how DO you write a science paper, or how do you make a project work?  And then to write about that.”  – Saara-Anne Azizi ’14

Kresge Library has a lot of wonderful exhibits – from our colorful community art wall to the great exhibits researched and curated by undergraduate Presidential Scholars, highlighting objects from the King Collection of historic scientific instruments.

In this quiet study area in Kresge’s stacks, we display the top student research posters from two major research events on campus – the Sigma Xi/Christopher G. Reed Science Competition held in conjunction with the Wetterhahn Science Symposium, and the Graduate Student Poster Session held as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

SigmaXi Poster Winners

Winners of the Sigma Xi/Christopher Reed Science competition talk about their research

This year, we videotaped short interviews with the winners of the undergrad Sigma Xi/Chris Reed competition, which we’ve posted along with the “Let’s Talk Research” interviews with the four graduate student poster winners – take a listen!

There aren’t many places on campus where you can study surrounded by such a concentrated display of talent, hard work, and motivation.  Thinking of submitting a poster, or doing honors research, or going to grad school?   Come take a look at what your peers have done and are doing!

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Welcome Back to Another Year!

Beaver Pond, White Mountains, New Hampshire

Welcome back! The past couple of weeks were abuzz with excitement as we welcomed the Class of 2018, new graduate students, and new faculty to campus. Kresge is as quiet as ever (great for studying!) so come on over to the third floor of Fairchild.

Our Fall hours (also posted on the entrances) are as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday 8am – 1am
  • Friday 8am – 8pm
  • Saturday 11am – 10pm
  • Sunday 11am – 1am

If you are looking for course reserves or need to borrow a laptop charger, please inquire at the front desk. We even carry molecular model kits, protractors, calculators, and headphones!

Filed under: Kresge, Library – General

Celebrating 40 Years of Kresge Library

Come join us at Kresge Library as we celebrate 40 years! Save the date:

Friday, September 19 at 1-2:30pm.

Join us for cake & refreshments, and enjoy our display of photos from Kresge’s past (including some familiar faces and photos from the stacks ‘flood’ in the summer of ’83).

Kresge40_whitePosterThis poster was printed by Sarah Smith (Book Arts Program).

Filed under: For Fun, Kresge

Kresge Library Turns 40!

Looking Back ...

Looking Back …

KRESGE LIBRARY…THE FIRST FORTY YEARS

Next time you’re in Kresge, take a look at our latest exhibit chronicling our forty years in Fairchild. Highlights include the many physical changes throughout our history, and even evidence of our own little brush with nature in the form of a flood in our stacks. And at the tender age of forty, we believe we deserve cake, so look for an announcement in the fall and come join us!

Photo exhibit curated by Lisa Ladd, Kresge Physical Sciences Library, and Tracy Snow, Rauner Special Collections Library.

Filed under: Kresge

Kresge Collections Are On The Move!

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Chem Abstracts’ New Location …

Ever tried to browse the Kresge Undergraduate Thesis collection?  At its previous location it was an exercise in agility as you tried not to disturb other patrons studying next to the shelves.

Never fear!  The Thesis collection has now moved to the wall adjacent to the conference room at the beginning of the Kresge stacks.  You can now browse the collection with ease.

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Undergraduate and Masters’ Theses Now Easy to Reach!

“What are you going to put on the empty shelves where the theses used to be?”  We are so glad you asked, because we have moved some of our major historical reference sets, including Chemical Abstracts, Landolt-Börnstein, Gmelin, and the TRC Spectral Data reference volumes to fill those empty shelves.

As always, if you are looking for something in our collection and can’t locate it, ask the friendly staff behind the circulation desk.

–  Lisa Ladd,
Kresge Collections Specialist

Filed under: Kresge

Greetings From Paddock Music Library!

Located on the lower level of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Paddock Music Library houses more than 70,000 printed volumes—including books, music scores, and serial volumes—as well as over 28,000 sound recordings (CDs and LPs) and over 1,500 video recordings.  The music library also provides the Dartmouth community with access to over 300 music journal titles, Finale and Sibelius composition software, and several electronic databases with many thousands more sound recordings and scores.

Paddock has a research cPaddock_LPollection that represents a wide variety of genres. In addition to Western art music, the holdings include jazz, folk, electronic, and popular music, as well as the music of a diverse array of cultures and religious groups.

The music library’s resources are valuable to the music major and casual music listener alike, to solo musicians, a cappella and choral groups, and performance ensembles of all sorts.  Dartmouth has over 200 students participating in Hopkins Center ensembles; and, according to a recent survey conducted by the Hop ensemble director, about 25% of Dartmouth students have had instrumental training. We see many of these students here in Paddock looking for music scores and invite those of you who haven’t made it here yet to come by.

april 2014 postThe Hopkins Center hosts an eclectic mix of live performances every term, and you can find scores, recordings, and books relevant to these shows here in Paddock. Visit Paddock to take out an album by the brilliant vocalist Bobby McFerrin who just recently performed in Spaulding Auditorium. Or listen to a recording of Gabriela Montero’s improvisations on classical themes before she plays here on April 16. Check out the score of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, which the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra will be performing in their Spring concert. Look over the libretto to Così Fan Tutte before viewing the opera live from the Met in the Black Family Visual Art Center’s Loew Auditorium. Or read about Mozart’s “Mass in C minor,” which the Handel Society will perform in May. The options are endless.

New Art Exhibit by Judith Lerner at the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library

Judith Lerner paintingPlease stop by the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library on the 5th floor of DHMC (right above the Main Entrance) to see Judith’s work.

About Judith Lerner:

Judith is a colorist, exploring shapes formed by shadows and light, threading colors on their way from the gaudy to refinement.  Her perception of the richly patterned countryside focuses on a continuing investigation of the colors in nature and the seasonal changes, always filtered through imagination and memory.

As a landscape painter, her technique in gouache presents broad vistas as well as details, using her immediate environment of the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and travels.

Though best known for landscapes, she also produces paintings of botanicals each summer – a series of lotus dancing, roadside wildflowers, and garden flowers.

She has been a printmaker, an art director and designer of record album covers, and a book illustrator.

She received her BFA from the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, and completed graduate work in Classical Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her paintings and prints have been the subject of many solo gallery and group exhibitions in New York, Boston, New England, Washington, D.C., and London; and her paintings have been represented in the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies program.

Lerner is represented in public, private and corporate collections including the De Cordova Museum, the First National Bank of Boston (Bank of America), the Philadelphia Print Club (The Print Center), the New Hampshire State House, and the Fletcher Allen Health Care Hospital in Burlington, Vermont.

The Seasons, a four panel mural series of Vermont landscapes, was commissioned by the Vermont Council on the Arts, and is installed in the Franklin County Courthouse in St. Albans, Vermont.

Lerner moved to Lyme, NH in 1971 and joined the beginnings of AVA Gallery in 1973.

Work can be seen in the studio by appointment, on the website, and during Open Studios throughout the Summer and Fall seasons, and as currently represented by Burlington City Arts.

New Exhibit: Paintings by Judith Lerner

Kresge Library proudly presents…

Paintings by Judith Lerner

On display through December 19, 2013

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Judith Lerner is a colorist, exploring shapes formed by shadows and light, threading colors on their way from the gaudy to refinement. Her perception of the richly patterned countryside focuses on a continuing investigation of the colors in nature and the seasonal changes, always filtered through imagination and memory.

As a landscape painter, her technique in gouache presents broad vistas as well as details, using her immediate environment of the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and travels.

Though best known for landscapes, she also produces paintings of botanicals each summer – a series of lotus dancing, roadside wildflowers, and garden flowers.

She has been a printmaker, an art director and designer of record album covers, and a book illustrator.

She received her BFA from the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, and completed graduate work in Classical Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her paintings and prints have been the subject of many solo gallery and group exhibitions in New York, Boston, New England, Washington, D.C., and London; and her paintings have been represented in the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies program.

Lerner is represented in public, private and corporate collections including the De Cordova Museum, the First National Bank of Boston (Bank of America), the Philadelphia Print Club (The Print Center), the New Hampshire State House, and the Fletcher Allen Health Care Hospital in Burlington, Vermont.

The Seasons, a four panel mural series of Vermont landscapes, was commissioned by the Vermont Council on the Arts, and is installed in the Franklin County Courthouse in St. Albans, Vermont.

Lerner moved to Lyme, NH in 1971 and joined the beginnings of AVA Gallery in 1973.

Work can be seen in the studio by appointment and during Open Studios throughout the Summer and Fall seasons, and as currently represented by Burlington City Arts.

Please visit http://www.judithlerner.com for more information.