Collins Library Links: Welcome Back!  We look forward to working with you this semester.


Welcome Back!  We look forward to working with you this semester.

Collins Library Staff:  Goodbyes and Hellos: 
This summer we wished our two archivists, Adriana Flores and Laura Edgar, well as they left Puget Sound to pursue new career opportunities.  We welcome Jane Connelly and Olivia Inglin to our Archives in the next few weeks.  Jane joins us from Seattle University where she has worked as the Law Library Archivist.  She brings with her extensive experience from DePaul University in Chicago where she served as the Assistant Archivist.  Jane received her Master of Library and Information Science with Archival Emphasis from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.  Olivia currently works as the Digital Asset Manager at Zulily and recently received her Master of Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia.  We also welcomed Erin Lafferre who joined our Public Services Team and is overseeing our OCR for Canvas Program.  Wendy Lee Spaček is our new Arts & Humanities Librarian.  Nick Triggs has been appointed as our User Experience and Discovery Librarian.  We are delighted to welcome all of our new staff to Puget Sound.

Changes with our Elsevier Journal Bundle:
After a long and thoughtful review process, which included consultation with colleagues and LMIS, we will not be renewing our Elsevier journal bundle this year.  This will allow us to directly subscribe to the Elsevier journals most frequently utilized by our Puget Sound community as well as result in considerable cost savings.  Please keep in mind we can always provide content through interlibrary loan and document delivery. 

New Web Page and Enhanced Searching in Primo:
You will see some changes to our web site and to PRIMO.  These changes were designed to enhance accessibility and streamline searching.

New Exhibit:  Changing the Conversation:
We are delighted to showcase over a decade of collecting unique artists’ books, zines and broadsides that reflect social justice themes.  The exhibit is on display in the library link area and outside A&SC through the end of the semester.  On August 25 we will be hosting a zoom event with noted African American artist Alisa Banks who will discuss her book Wrongful Termination which is on display in the exhibit.  This book addresses the impact of the CROWN Act and efforts to end race-based hair discrimination.  On September 12, we are hosting a workshop in our Book Arts Studio with local printers Jessica Spring and Yoshi Nakagawa.  They will discuss the collaborative process of designing the broadside for the exhibit and participants will have the chance to print their own conversation bubble.  Both of these events require registration through the Puget Sound Book Arts organization.  Click here and go to the calendar to register.

Scholarship in the Library:

  • Peggy Burge participated in a one-week intensive course offered by the Rare Book School in Charlottesville, VA.  The seminar, “Six Degrees of Phillis Wheatley,” was taught by Dr. Tara Bynum who guided the class through multiple types of manuscript, print and material culture sources–letters, account books, meeting minutes of the Free African Union Society, sermons, pamphlets, broadsides, gravestones, funeral announcements, books published by subscription, and more–in order to create a richly textured understanding of eighteenth-century African American communities and their networks of writers and readers.
  • Nick Triggs has a unique artists’ book on display at the Bower Ashton Library in Bristol, England as part of an exhibition honoring noted artist Edward Ruscha.  Visit this link to learn more:
  • Ben Tucker completed chairing the year-long OER Institute sponsored by the AACU.  Along with colleagues, Melvin Rouse, Heidi Morton, Margot Casson and Kevin Kirner, this Institute focused on how OER resources can enhance student success.  A final report with recommendations is forthcoming.
  • Jane Carlin was a speaker as the Art Libraries Society Conference in the UK which focused on the issue of neutrality of libraries.  Her presentation focused on the importance of diversifying collections.  Carlin also has an article on Science Stories published in the journal Fine Books and Collecting.​

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