7th Annual Poetry Reading in the RBR

On Tuesday night, April 19th at 8:00 we are celebrating National Poetry Month with our 7th annual Poetry Reading in the Rare Book Room of the E.H. Little Library.  Last year was great fun, and we’re looking forward to this year’s event. Davidson students, faculty members, and town poets ---talented all---will read from their own works.  There will also be time afterwards for refreshments and chatting with the poets. How did this start?  When I came up to the Archives & Special Collections … [Read more...]

Davidson Hosts College Library Director Mentoring Program Seminar

Over Spring Break, Davidson’s library hosted the annual seminar of the College Library Director Mentoring Program.  This program, meant to provide new college library directors with mentors and a cohort, brought 17 new directors and three seminar leaders to campus.  I also serve as a seminar leader.  The curriculum over two-and-a-half days was intense, focusing on leadership development and big-picture thinking but also meeting participants’ needs for nitty-gritty management advice, too. The … [Read more...]

Celebrating March with the GPO and the FDLP!

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is having a big celebration this month. March 4, 2016 is the 155th birthday of the GPO. It began work in 1861 as the Federal Government's official resource for producing, preserving, and providing free access to the public for all federal government publications. In addition, March 9, 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Catalog of the U.S. Government Publications (CGP) as an integrated library system (ILS). The CGP provides public access to over … [Read more...]