Hello to E.H. Little

My name is Kapil Vasudev and I recently joined Davidson College as the library's new collections assistant. Previously, I worked at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as a youth services specialist. As collections assistant, I provide students and faculty with access to our digital collection. This involves selecting, maintaining, and removing holdings for standing order and online resources, working with vendors, analyzing collection usage statistics. In addition, I am learning about other aspects … [Read more...]

Introducing Our New Music Library Manager

Library brings musician Jon Hill to campus as our new Music Library Manager. We want to introduce him in his own words. I started as music library manager in November 2015, bringing over 10 years of experience working in libraries and a strong musical background to Davidson College. I come to Davidson from Durham and have been an employee of the Chapel Hill Public Library since 2006 where I started in the circulation department and most recently managed the periodicals collection. A … [Read more...]

To Boston and Back: Reporting on ALA Midwinter 2016

A few weeks ago, I attended ALA Midwinter in Boston. As part of the conference pre-workshops, I took part in the in-person meetings of the Assessment in Action program, which has been written about in this blog previously. To give a quick refresher, Assessment in Action is a program run by the Association of College and Research Libraries which supports academic libraries’ budding assessment projects by uniting library assessment teams with other teams across the nation. Seeing as the program … [Read more...]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Displays

Did you know that recording artist, Stevie Wonder, created “Happy Birthday” as a single song in the early 80’s to promote the establishment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a national holiday? This vinyl album is now on display in the library as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations on campus. Dr. Tae-Sun Kim, Director of Multicultural Affairs, has provided the library with content or has suggested content for two displays. The first can be found in the Library’s … [Read more...]

Davidson College’s New Open Education Initiative

Last week, the E.H. Little Library, in partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning and Digital Learning Research & Design (DRLD), announced five new $500 stipends for faculty interested in integrating Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Pedagogy into their Fall 2016 courses. Each faculty member that receives a stipend will be required to integrate free and open course materials into their course. Librarians will play a vital role in this process by helping faculty find, … [Read more...]