Friday, August 31, 2018

Recently a request came through our Suggestion Form asking about past curriculum reform at Goucher.  You can use the historical resources in our Digital Library to research this topic.  You might want to start with The history of Goucher College, 1930 - 1985.  Then perhaps look at some of the Goucher Quarterly publications.

Pamela Flinton
Interim co-College Librarian

Monday, May 14, 2018

Hole Puncher Not Performing Up To Expectations!

Yes, our hole punches get out of whack.  We apologize for that, but if you had been slammed on 100+ times per day, you might be feeling it too!  We retrieved one of the wandering punches from the far reaches of the library and adjusted the second.  Remember, both should only be used to punch about 10 pages at a time.  This will help ensure their life-span is at least one semester!

Seriously, thanks for letting us know there was an issue.  We can't even consider fixing it if we don't know about it.

Pamela Flinton
Interim co-College Librarian

Friday, February 2, 2018

New Student Study Pod a Hit!

This semester we have opened a new Student Study Pod in the Information Commons with more desk space, lighting, and outlets.  Looks like someone thinks it was a good idea!

Thanks so much for letting us know you found it useful.  Please continue to let us know how we are doing!

Pamela Flinton, Interim Co-College Librarian

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Wow!  Last week of classes in December 2017 netted several comments.  Some, we can work with - others not so much.

Sorry - cigarettes are not in our budget.

This one is constructive and something we can work with. Wonder if there are particular games that would be of most interest?  And we will be sure to forward this to the Writing Center.

Hmmm....


 Oh yes - more ice cream and brownies.  We'll consider that in May.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Love our new chairs!

Such a nice comment!  The dark blue chairs are not new, but the new upholstery sure makes them look that way.  Help us keep them nice - food and drink belong on your plate, in your stomach, or in a covered cup.  If you like them, tell us!  We hope to do more soon.



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

This came in earlier today...

"It is too hot in this library. It is physically a challenge to be functional here." 

We do apologize for the uncomfortable environment.  Believe me, my office is in the Information Commons and I feel it too.  Facilities was notified of the issue and the chillers seem to be working as of 2:45 pm today (4/11/17).  However, given the size of the building, it will take them awhile to be really effective. Meanwhile, your best bet for studying in the Athenaeum is to move away from the windows, find an interior space.  As we move from one season to the next, especially in this crazy weather we will experience odd days here in the Ath!

-- Pamela Flinton, Associate Librarian for Research & User Services

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Purchase Request

Towards the end of the semester we received a purchase request for an item we're adding to the collection.
The item, Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War by Robin Yassin-Kasab and Leila Al-Shami, has been ordered and will be available soon!


Thanks for the suggestion!
- Liz De Coster, User Services Librarian