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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.)

 

 

Libraries 2012 Newsletter: Plans, Parties & the U.S. President

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The Libraries’  latest edition of “In Circulation,” our annual newsletter, is ready for your viewing pleasure.  Discover what’s new in our collections, who’s new to our roster of colleagues, as well as what we’re doing for our campus and community.  Here’s a sample of what you’ll find inside:  Special Collections Turns 50; A Librarian Speaks with President Obama; and, Architectural Plans for the Billings Renovation Project. Read it and reap.

Introducing CatQuest

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

 

The UVM Libraries are proud to introduce CatQuest, a new search engine that provides information about, and access to, a wide variety of research materials from the UVM Libraries and beyond. You’ll find books, journals, scholarly articles, newspaper and magazine articles, digital items and more. A large selection of the journals and other online sources we subscribe to at UVM are in CatQuest. Nearly everything in the UVM Libraries is included. CatQuest is now available via the search box on our library’s homepage. If you’re a fan of what we’re calling our classic library catalog, never fear – you’ll find that prominently featured as well. Click here if you need information on how to use CatQuest.

And as always, let us know what you think!

New UVM Librarian: My Meet and Greet with the President

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

On Friday, March 30, Libraries’ Assistant Professor Amber Billey (who moved to Vermont from Brooklyn in December) had her picture taken with President Obama during his day-long stint in Burlington. We asked Amber to describe the experience of meeting him.

My wife, Lydia and I were shocked when we received the call notifying us that we had won the lottery to meet and have our pictures taken with him. On the day of his rally I made sure to wear my bow-tie by Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont and my Library of Congress lapel pin. My wife wore her Americorp Alumni pin as well. We were given a special yellow wristband and ushered to a separate section in the front row with about 40 other people.

Right before President Obama was scheduled to speak, all 40 of us were taken backstage and lined up to meet the him. We were so nervous! When it was our turn to meet the President, he asked our names and shook our hands. As we were posing for the photo, I told the president that my wife and I are so proud to be married in the State of Vermont, but that we would love to be married throughout this great country. To which he replied, “We’re working hard on it.”

I felt that he was genuine and kind. His eyes are warm and caring. I joke now that I saw rainbows and unicorns and world peace when I looked into his brown eyes. His hands are also very soft. It was a once in a lifetime experience and I’m so happy that my wife and I could represent Vermont — our new home.