In 2016, the library adopted a new bookplate, the third in its 50-year history. Bookplates are small, graphic art prints, usually placed on the book’s inside cover. In their 500 plus years of use they also became beloved by collectors, becoming an art form unto themselves. Rockwell Kent, Albrecht Durer, and Paul Revere are counted among artists who created bookplates.
The art of creating bookplates is not dead. Artists and graphic designers around the world regularly take on commissions to create new bookplates. Brown Library would like to expand its own bookplate tradition by engaging student artists to create a new bookplate for the 2017-2018 school year. The winner of this campus-wide contest will be awarded a prize of $100 and have his or her bookplate used in every other book processed by the library next year. The winning entry will be chosen by a panel of faculty and administrators. The award will be made during Spring Fling.
Visit the following website to learn more about the contest and art of the bookplate https://tinyurl.com/bookplatecontest.
Who needs flowers and chocolates? Brown Library has a book to keep you company this month. Our new February books are on the shelf now! Topics of interest to our student researchers include:
- Women in the workforce and technology
- Coal Mining in Appalachia
- Fossil Fuels
- The Battle with Obesity
- History: daily life in the past, the Romanovs, Saladin, Magna Carta
- School shootings
- Culinary: food trucks, food safety, chef biographies
- Big Data
Feel the library love! Come by and browse our new books, popular reading titles, and DVDs today!
It may be the smallest popular reading section in the library world; but, it is fierce. Yes, new popular reading titles are on the shelf for January. Most of these books were chosen by students and VWCC staff. From popular authors, to memoirs, to urban fiction, this month’s titles have something for everyone.
Shaken : Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms by Tim Tebow ; with A.J. Gregory
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
The Blue Zones : Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner
Lone Survivor : The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson
Conversion by Katherine Howe
The Whistler by John Grisham
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks
The Elite by Kiera Cass
The Banks Sisters by Nikki Turner
A Hustler’s Wife by Nikki Turner
Did you know that the library has a reserves collection that contains many of the textbooks used across campus? Now you do!
The purpose of this collection is to fill-in during those times when you don’t have access to textbooks. Maybe you ordered your textbooks, but they haven’t arrived and classes have already started. Or you have back-to-back classes and the middle one is cancelled, freeing up unexpected study time. Or you’re parked behind Duncan and realize you left your textbook in your car and just don’t want to make the trek back across campus to get it.
We’ve got you covered! Most of our reserve textbooks are available for use on our floor for 2 hours at a time. You can look at our handy dandy InfoGuide to determine if we have the books for your classes. Or feel free to give us a call (857-7303). We’re happy to help you!
Welcome back! The library’s normal hours resume today. We are open:
Monday – Thursday 8am-8pm
Need help outside of those hours? Give us a call (857-7303), send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or try our 24/7 chat service (in the left-hand sidebar of our webpage). We are eager to assist you and look forward to seeing you this semester.