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Aug. 22: Heirloom Tomato Tasting

Friday, August 16th, 2013


Join UVM’s Farmer Training Program outside Bailey/Howe Library on Thursday, August 22 at 12:30 for an heirloom tomato tasting. Tomatoes and refreshments are complimentary!

The event is in conjunction with the Libraries’ summer food exhibits. “Growing Fields” in on display in the Bailey/Howe Gallery. “Super Foods of Summer” is on display in Dana Medical.

Farmer Panel & Salad Tasting, Aug. 8, Noon

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Hot Peppers and Squash Blossoms

On August 8th, in the McCrorey Gallery of Bailey/Howe Library at noon, a panel of Vermont farmers will discuss their work and the paths that led them to their current career trajectories. Panelists include Amanda Andrews of Tamarack Hollow Farm and Nancy Hayden of The Farm Between, as well as Laura Williams, the Farm Director for UVM’s Farmer Training Program.

Susie Walsh Daloz, Program Director of UVM’s Farmer Training Program, will moderate the panel.

Attendees will be treated to salad (provided by the Farmer Training Program), additional refreshments, and a raffle of books provided by permaculture publishers Chelsea Green Publishing. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Amanda Andrews began farming in 2007, working on a variety of farms in New York and selling farm products at the New York City Greenmarket. She attended the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC where she studied fiber arts, blacksmithing, and woodworking. She has experience working with a variety of livestock, including horse draft power. In 2010, she relocated to Vermont to add her skills to Tamarack Hollow Farm.

Nancy Hayden is an artist, writer, and environmental engineer, in addition to being a farmer. Hayden is the co-owner of The Farm Between, specializing in organic fruit and related products.She recently retired from her teaching job at the University of Vermont to be full time on the farm and in the studio. She has degrees in ecology, environmental engineering, English, creative writing and studio.

Laura Williams  went through the Santa Cruz Farmer Training Program before running her own farm in Westford for five years. She has been farming with UVM’s Farmer Training Program for three years.

The panel accompanies summer exhibits on food and farming at the Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries.


Super Summer Foods at Dana Medical Library

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013


An exhibit illustrating the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables is now on display at the Dana Medical Library. The exhibit Super Foods of Summer in Vermont focuses on the health benefits of the many fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables that are cultivated in Vermont. Results of several research studies on the topic are also highlighted and include the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Study; the Harvard-based Nurses’ Health (NHS) Study; and the Health Professionals Follow-Up (HPFS) Study. Visit the Library to view the exhibit and the many print resources that are on display and available for you to check out.

Three New e-Resources Added to Catalogue

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Three new e-resources have been added to our robust collection:
Digital Theatre Plus
Provides online access to a digital streaming video collection of unique films of current, leading British theatre productions. Includes behind-the-scenes documentaries as well as teaching and learning resources to facilitate a deeper understanding of the productions and texts. Learning resources include a detailed introduction, plot summary, character biographies, a relationship map, language analysis, scene study, performance background and historical context for each play.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
Presents easy-to-understand information on countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

ChoiceReviews Online
Selected reviews listed annually in outstanding academic books and nonprint materials.

Growing Fields in the Bailey/Howe Lobby

Friday, May 10th, 2013


The Bailey/Howe Lobby is host to a colorful summer collection of farm and food images in a new exhibit called “Growing Fields.”  The gallery features UVM’s Farmer Training Program, as well as historical snapshots from the Center for Digital Initiatives, Special Collections and the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project.

Image reproductions, broadsides, and books document the changing face of farming in Vermont, from traditional practices of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to the back to the land movement, to a new generation of farmers working in the model of sustainable agriculture.

To learn about the nutritional value of Vermont’s local foods, visit the related exhibit at Dana Medical Library entitled Super Foods of Summer.

Announcing New Summer Hours For Bailey/Howe

Friday, May 10th, 2013

timeBailey/Howe Library has changed closing hours for Monday-Thursday during the summer session (May 20-August 9). The new closing time for Monday-Thursday is 8 p.m. Below is a snap-shot of the hours for Bailey-Howe Library this summer.

Summer Session, May 20-August 9
Monday-Thursday…………….8 am-8 pm
Friday…………………….8 am-5 pm
Saturday…………………..Noon-5 pm

Messages to Maude

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

The Lauren Pomeroy postcard album in the University Archives provides  a glimpse of student life at UVM from 1908-1910.

Group Study Rooms Are Ready for You

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Please check out this video about our new group study rooms:

Thanks to Philip Cheney, Aubry Norman, and Coco Zephir for putting this video together.

Porch Life

Thursday, April 25th, 2013


Porch Life: An Exhibit from the Louis McAllister Photograph Collection
Special Collections Reading Room, Bailey/Howe Library

With thousands of pictures of buildings and people, the McAllister Photograph Collection contains many images of porches  of all sorts in northwestern Vermont. Inspired by UVM professor Thomas Visser’s book, Porches of North America, this exhibit includes photographs of people relaxing, socializing and meeting on porches, porch furnishings, and “porch portraits”–portraits of individuals, families and groups gathered on porches.

Free and open to the public.



Porches of North America

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013


April 23, 2013, 7 pm, Special Collections Reading Room, Bailey/Howe Library, UVM

Thomas Visser, associate professor of Historic Preservation and director of the Historic Preservation at the University of Vermont, will discuss his latest book, Porches of North America. His slide presentation will explore how this well-loved building feature has evolved in the United States and Canada. He will also discuss his research into many curious social uses, traditions, customs, and special activities associated with porch life.

While porches have a long history and are a familiar feature of the landscape, Visser and his students discovered that there were relatively few real studies of porches. He has filled the gap with Porches of North America, a 304-page book that includes sections on the history of porches as well as their many forms and functions.  The book is loaded with illustrations of porches of all kinds, many from UVM Special Collections. For a preview, check out this short video.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call 656-2138.