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Support Your Local Food Shelf

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

UVM staff members Angus, Eric, Coco, Henry the dog, Valerie and Jimmy stand alongside Rob Meehan, the Director of the CEFS

The UVM Libraries faculty, staff and student employees maintain a longstanding tradition of charitable giving during the holidays. This year our collective efforts will be on behalf of the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf which is located in Burlington, VT. They are run by the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity.

If you want to help us support CEFS, you can make a secure online donation or bring non-perishable food items to Bailey/Howe Library.

The CEFS works to alleviate hunger by feeding people and cultivating opportunities. As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, CEFS serves over 12,000 people each year. By supporting the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, you are making an investment in your community.

Food Shelves all across the country are currently struggling through a period of declining donations and government funding. Let’s show our local food shelf what the Libraries’ extended family of colleagues and friends are capable of when we work together.

Discover This Exhibit

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

We asked everyone who works in Bailey/Howe—from the ground floor to the third floor—to tell us about their favorite person, place or thing in this building. Their answers are this exhibit. From old-school media equipment that’s still in use to books about Bigfoot, we invite you to “Discover This.” (And us in the process.)

 

 

Five Group Study Rooms Being Added to B/H

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Great news! Bailey/Howe is adding five group study rooms to the second floor. Estimated completion date is early February.

The new rooms will feature brand new furniture, flooring and lighting fixtures as well as flat screen monitors.

 

Harry Potter’s World: Exhibit at Dana Medical Library

Friday, November 9th, 2012

In 1997, British author J. K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and a literary phenomenon was born. Millions of readers have followed Harry to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he discovers his heritage, encounters new plants and animals, and perfects his magical abilities. Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Incorporating the work of several 15th- and 16th-century thinkers, the seven-part series examines important ethical topics such as the desire for knowledge, the effects of prejudice, and the responsibility that comes with power.

This exhibition, using materials from the National Library of Medicine, explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizards of Harry Potter, but also the historical thinkers featured in the series.

Harry Potter’s World is currently on view at the Dana Medical Library, University of Vermont and will remain until December 14th, 2012.

Please visit the exhibit online at www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld.

This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Curated by Elizabeth J. Bland.