Between the Bookstacks – Weekly updates from Noreen Faclone Library for the week of April 10, 2014

Kari Zhe-Heimerman, Librarian for the Sciences

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Hide and Seek in the Library: April 11 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Come join us to play “Hide and Seek” after hours in the library (8-10 pm) on Friday April 11. We are hosting this event to celebrate National Library Week! All are welcome, but please bring your Le Moyne id card.

 

Le Moyne Annual Student Art Show

The Wilson Art Gallery, in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library will host the Annual Student Art Show from April 4 – May 2, during regular library hours.

The exhibit is composed of a diverse collection of student art, including sculpture, painting and photography. Each reflects the variety of experiences and sources of inspiration of the individuals who created them.  Please join us in appreciating and celebrating the art work of our Le Moyne students!

 

Le Moyne College Book Club

Come join the Le Moyne College Book Club on Wednesday April 16 as we discuss The Dinner by Herman Koch. We will be meeting in the Bernat Special Activities Room in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library from 7-9 pm. Refreshments will be served! Please contact Kari Zhe-Heimerman ([email protected]) with any questions.

 

Connect NY Shared Print Trust: Withdrawal Candidate List

With 20 years of circulation data and a comparison of holdings among 12 of the 18 ConnectNY libraries completed, the Library is positioned to plan the shared future of its older, low-use print book collection.

The Library is engaging in the ConnectNY Print Trust project in order to strengthen our collection through greater mutual reliance on a shared print book collection. As part of this project, the Library has agreed to retain 64,922 non-unique and 5,663 unique titles from our current collection for at least ten years. The retention of these titles is integral to the success of the ConnectNY shared collection, as member libraries have all agreed that at least two copies of each title should be retained within the system.

In addition, the Library will begin to consider a candidate withdrawal list that was produced as part of this project.  The candidates for withdrawal only include:

• titles that are currently held by 3 or more institutions in ConnectNY

• titles published or added to the collection prior to 2000

• titles that have circulated  3 or fewer times since the end of 2006

Inga Barnello (Collections and Resource Sharing Librarian) will guide us through this new project. Barnello explains that, “Significant changes to library collections require careful consultation. Faculty participation is key as we experienced in the late 1980’s with the acquisition of the important 40,000 volume collection from the Loyola Seminary at Shrub Oak, NY. Currently, we have a candidate list for monograph withdrawals (nearly 28,000). We are not obligated to withdraw these, but we have a unique opportunity to make decisions about our collection. These decisions will be made in concert with our faculty and our partner institutions. It is so much easier to weed knowing that a print copy is two to three days away and that the other libraries committed to keeping it on behalf of the group.”

The Library approaches this project in the spirit of collaboration, and with the goal of developing an authentic, sensible print collection to support the Jesuit liberal arts educational experience of Le Moyne College. As Barnello points out, “We would like our core works to be more discoverable by browsing. Currently, these works are obscured from view by peripheral items, by multiple copies and by extraneous texts. Most importantly, my hope is to provide researchers with the body of works we feel are key to their academic success at this College. That takes going to the stacks to view the specific collection area as a comprehensive whole. That takes a scholar and an experienced bibliographer who know our curriculum.”

Subject librarians will contact department chairs in April to begin a discussion about the candidate withdrawal lists. In the meantime, please feel free to contact Inga Barnello ([email protected]) with any questions, concerns or clarifications about the project.

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