Hours Today: 08/30/16
8 am - Midnight | see all hours

Ask a Librarian

Archive for the ‘What’s New’ Category

Restrooms for all!

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Restroom signage

The UVM Libraries are proud to be introducing some new non gender-segregated restrooms (also sometimes known as “all-gender,” “gender-neutral,” or “gender-inclusive” restrooms) as we start the fall 2016 semester.

These restrooms are the result of student demand, a campus-wide effort to expand access to restrooms that aren’t segregated by gender, and the library’s long-standing commitment to ensuring that all people have equitable access to information.

A few of the benefits of non gender-segregated restrooms are:

  • Safer spaces for trans and gender non-conforming library users
  • Less waiting for restroom availability based on gender
  • Easier access for caretakers of different gender presentations
  • Easier access for custodial staff

We’re also proud to uphold guidelines from the Department of Justice ensuring that trans students can use the restroom that’s consistent with their gender identity.

Basically, you get to choose what’s right for you!

You can find new non gender-segregated restrooms on the second and third floors of Bailey/Howe, near the elevators at the top of the main stairway (Rooms 251 & 252; 351 & 352). We’re currently completing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant renovations to room 252 to increase accessibility.

We also have a pre-existing, non gender-segregated restroom on the ground floor (Room 026). To find it turn right at Media Services and follow signs for Acquisitions. It’s across from Acquisitions and next to the Free Book shelf.

To learn more about the importance of non gender-segregated restrooms and their locations on campus, please see: http://www.uvm.edu/~lgbtqa/?Page=transinfo.html&SM=programsmenu.html

New Books at the Bailey/Howe

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Cool off from a summer of beach reads with some new non-fiction! These works can be found on our New Book shelf in Bailey/Howe, an ever-rotating sampling of things we’re adding to our collection. You can also review all our newest books online, and subscribe via RSS to receive alerts about acquisitions, by discipline.

artdark

Artificial Darkness: An Obscure History of Modern Art and Media by Noam M. Elcott

“Darkness has a history and a uniquely modern form. Distinct from night, shadows, and artificial light, ‘artificial darkness’ has been overlooked—until now. In fact, controlled darkness was essential to the rise of photography and cinema, science and spectacle, and a century of advanced art and film. Artificial Darkness is the first book to historicize and theorize this phenomenon and map its applications across a range of media and art forms.” -The University of Chicago Press

wilsex

Wild Sex: The Science Behind Mating in the Animal Kingdom by Dr. Carin Bondar

“In this chatty and engaging account, science communicator Bondar takes readers on an encyclopedic tour of sex across the animal kingdom…she succeeds by taking a thoroughly evolutionary perspective, describing often shocking actions (various forms of sexual violence are remarkably common in nature) and offering explanations for those behaviors…she also explores topics of particular interest to humans, including monogamous pair bonding (which is very rare) and homosexuality (which is very common). Stories about sex are fun to read, and Bondar makes them informative, too.” -Publishers Weekly

psche

Psychedelia and Other Colours by Rob Chapman

“In Psychedelia and Other Colours, acclaimed author Rob Chapman explores in crystalline detail the history, precedents and cultural impact of LSD, from the earliest experiments in painting with light and immersive environments to the thriving avant-garde scene that existed in San Francisco even before the Grateful Dead and the Fillmore Auditorium. In the UK, he documents an entirely different history, and one that has never been told before. It has its roots in fairy tales and fairgrounds, the music hall and the dead of Flanders fields, in the Festival of Britain and that peculiarly British strand of surrealism that culminated in the Magical Mystery Tour… Psychedelia and Other Colours documents these utopian reverberations – and the dark side of their moon – in a perfect portrait.”-Goodreads

culshake

Culinary Shakespeare: Staging Food and Drink in Early Modern England edited by David B. Goldstein and Amy L. Tigner

“Eating and drinking — vital to all human beings — were of central importance to Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Culinary Shakespeare, the first collection devoted solely to the study of food and drink in Shakespeare’s plays, reframes questions about cuisine, eating, and meals in early modern drama… The essays in Culinary Shakespeare build upon that prior focus on individual bodily experience but also transcend it, emphasizing the aesthetic, communal, and philosophical aspects of food, while also presenting valuable theoretical background… Culinary Shakespeare seeks to open new interpretive possibilities and will be of interest not only to scholars and students of Shakespeare and the early modern period, but also to those in food studies, food history, ecology, gender and domesticity, and critical theory.” -Amazon

Government Documents closing through October of 2016

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Federal_depository_library_logo.svg

The Government Information area will be closed for construction through October. Materials will be temporarily stored off-site. Patrons needing to use government publications over the summer should contact Government Information personnel (govdocs@uvm.edu, 656-2542).

If needs for government publications arise, we will do our best to obtain the materials. Staff will be available throughout the construction period.