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Holocaust Stories

Monday, April 11th, 2016

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As part of her spring semester internship in Special Collections, senior Perri Moreno created a new exhibit for the department, “Holocaust Stories.” The exhibit includes powerful stories of Holocaust experiences in works by book artists Barbara Milman, Tatana Kellner, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Jeffrey W. Morin, and Jacques Fournier. These books are just some of the titles that Special Collections has acquired to support the work of UVM’s Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies, which is marking its 25th anniversary this year.

Spring Exhibits in the Bailey/Howe Lobby

Friday, March 18th, 2016

From Pyramus & Thisbe, with woodcuts by Chris Nurse.

Our Special Collections librarians created two exhibits for the Bailey/Howe lobby this semester, “Shakespeare in Print” and “John Johnson: Surveyor, Master Builder, Civil Engineer, and More.”

Shakespeare in Print: Interpretations of the Bard’s Theatrical Works at the Quadricentennial of his Death

This exhibit, curated by Jeffrey Marshall, Director of Special Collections, presents a variety of approaches to Shakespeare in print using examples from the Rare Book Collection.

At the death of William Shakespeare on April 23, 1616, his literary and theatrical reputation was etched in the memories of the general public, but little of it was reflected in print.  Some of his plays had been published individually in “quartos,” but apparently the Bard had little or no active participation in their publication.  Two of his stage colleagues decided to remedy this deficiency by publishing the complete works of Shakespeare in “folio” format.  Working from Shakespeare’s notes, the published quartos, and their own memories, the two prepared thirty-six plays for publication.  Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Tragedies, & Histories (London, 1623), popularly known today as The First Folio, was published in an edition of about 750 copies.  Second, Third, and Fourth folios followed later in the century, and thousands of editions, of varying format and content, have been published in the centuries since.

John Johnson: Surveyor, Master Builder, Civil Engineer, and More

The second exhibit sheds light on the extensive talents and activities of John Johnson (1771-1842), who came to northwestern Vermont in 1790 and settled in Burlington in 1809.

As a surveyor, Johnson played an important role in land development during Vermont’s early years. He served as Vermont’s surveyor general from 1813 to 1823, and again from 1832 to 1838, and supervised surveys of the eastern section of the Canada-U.S. border from 1817 to 1820. Johnson designed a wide variety of building types and structures, including, including the first and second College Buildings at UVM.  He was also an agent for the Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Co., served in the legislature in 1803, and helped organize associations that sponsored lectures and debates and supported lending libraries. The exhibit includes maps, surveys and drawings from Special Collections’ extensive John Johnson Collection.

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Johnson’s drawing for UVM’s Middle Building, 1829

 

 

 

Citation Manager Workshops, Spring 2016

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

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Come learn about tools that can help you to keep track of research materials, collaborate with classmates and colleagues, take notes, format citations, and create bibliographies for papers in a variety of styles. All workshops are one hour and are free and open to UVM students, faculty, and staff. No registration is required.

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Introduction to Zotero

Learn how to keep track of research materials, organize note-taking, and format citations and bibliographies using this easy-to-master, open-source solution.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Daisy Benson,Emily Crist,Daniel DeSanto, & Graham Sherriff

• January 25 (Monday), noon-1:00pm
• February 4 (Thursday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
• February 8 (Monday), 1:00pm-2:00pm
• February 11 (Thursday), 3:00pm-4:00pm
• February 17 (Wednesday), 3:00pm-4:00pm
• March 16 (Wednesday), 3:00pm-4:00pm
• March 18 (Friday), 1:00pm-2:00pm
• March 24 (Thursday), 3:00pm-4:00pm

Contact Daisy Benson (daisy.benson@uvm.edu) to arrange for a customized workshop on Zotero for your class, lab, or other group.

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EndNote workshops

Learn how to use EndNote (a software program) to keep track of research information, organize notes, and insert citations into your papers.

Location: Bailey/Howe Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Laurie Kutner & Graham Sherriff

• February 3 (Wednesday), 3:30pm-4:30pm
• February 18 (Thursday), 4:15pm-5:15pm
• February 29 (Monday), 3:30pm-4:30pm
• March 18 (Friday), noon-1:00pm
• March 29 (Tuesday), 3:00pm-4:00pm
• April 12 (Tuesday), 3:00pm-4:00pm

Additional EndNote workshops can be scheduled upon request. Send requests to Laurie Kutner (laurie.kutner@uvm.edu).

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Introduction to Mendeley

Come learn about Mendeley, a free reference manager that helps to organize your research, collaborate with colleagues, create in-text citations and bibliographies, and discover new research.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Elizabeth Berman

• January 27 (Wednesday), 11:00am-noon
• February 5 (Friday), 1:00pm-2:00pm
• February 16 (Tuesday), 10:00am-11:00am
• March 3 (Thursday), 9:00am-10:00am

Contact Elizabeth Berman (elizabeth.berman@uvm.edu) to schedule one-on-one consultations or on-demand workshops.

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