Collins Library Links: What’s new for Spring Semester


What’s new for Spring Semester

Book Collecting Contest:  We are pleased to sponsor this contest. Established in 2010, the aim of this competition is to encourage full-time students at Puget Sound to read for enjoyment and to develop personal libraries throughout their lives, to appreciate the special qualities of printed or illustrated works, and to read, research and preserve the collected works for pleasure and scholarship. Collections can be on any subject and this contest is open to all full time students. Students receive a cash award and our winter is entered into the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest.

Council of Independent Colleges Small Grant:  The Library has received a grant from the CIC to pilot a project to collection oral history narratives of Puget Sound students and alumni. We are partnering with Nancy Bristow, Andrew Gomez and LaToya Brackett to pilot the project this semester. As part of the grant, we are pleased to sponsor a workshop/lecture with Dr. Carol Baugh from Gannon University on March 29. Dr. Baugh leads a project titled Voices of Erie that collects stories of the immigrant population in and around Erie, PA with a focus on Syrian refugees.

Transforming Knowledge – Altered Encyclopedias:  What can happen to a book when it outlives its shelf life?  Stop by Collins and see the incredible transformation of single volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Over 30 local artists participated in this unique effort that will be on display until the end of the semester.

Behind the Archives Door:  Our featured guest this month is Regina Glenn.  While on campus in the late 1960s, Glenn was an active member of the Black Student Union, VP of ASUPS, president of the women’s business honorary society, Phi Chi Theta, and manager of the Puget Sound Bookstore. She went on to be invited to join the Puget Sound Board of Trustees and is the current President of the Black Alumni Union and the Class of 1970. Glenn will be speaking about her experiences and the importance of collecting documents to preserve our past and build our future. She will also be sharing how these historic documents can be used as unique marketing tools to engage current and graduating students, staff and supporters.

Makerspace:  A lot is happening in the space from making marbled paper and zines to creating a 3D printed prosthetic  hand. Check out some recent creations:

Media Purchases and Support:  We know this is complicated issue and of great concern to many of you. Please take a moment to review documentation and please do not hesitate to contact your liaison librarian with any questions or concerns.

Did you know?  The Collins Library maintained open hours during the recent snow storm?  Students found their “3rd” space” during the recent campus closure and thanks are extended to our dedicated staff – librarians and student employees.

Need Information? Don’t forget the Collins Memorial Library – Library Guides
Questions? Contact your liaison librarian
Comments: Contact Jane Carlin, library director
Remember – Your best search engine is a librarian!

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