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20 Nov 2013

New 7-Day DVD Checkout Period for Undergraduates

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We are happy to announce that the we have changed our DVD lending policy for undergraduates.  Students may now checkout DVDs from Hollins University or Roanoke College for 7 days, which is the same as the lending period for faculty, staff, and graduate students.  None of our other policies have changed.  Notably, this means that DVDs can only be renewed online 1 time and you may only have 3 DVDs checkout at once.  For a complete list of our lending policies visit our Borrowing and Use Policies page.

All of our DVDs are organized by genre on the main floor of the Wyndham Robertson Library.  As you prepare to leave for Thanksgiving break, consider taking a few movies to enjoy with your family and friends!

15 Nov 2013

Calling all art lovers: journal salon Dec. 6

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Artists, art scholars, and anyone else who loves art: you are invited to a spontaneous exhibition of the library’s art journals and magazines. The rich tapestry of images and information contained in this collection is extraordinary – and it’s free!

Come and find out what’s waiting for you among the buried treasure. All journals served with a complimentary side of free pizza :)

Art Journal Salon

Lewis Reading Room in the Library

Friday, December 6

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Arts Librarian Maryke Barber at 540-362-6592 or mbarber@hollins.edu

7 Nov 2013

Book club for staff, fac and alums reading Lahiri’s The Lowland for Dec. 18

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The Library’s book club for staff, faculty and alums will meet Wednesday, December 18, at noon in the Hollins Room, for a discussion of Jhumpa Lahiri’s “The Lowland.” Drinks and dessert will be our treat: bring a brown bag lunch, bring a friend, and join us!

For more information contact Maryke Barber at mbarber@hollins.edu or 540-362-6592.

6 Nov 2013

Checkout Our New Film Database, FIAF

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FIAF is the International Federation of Film Archives’  index to film and television journals and magazines.  This database contains information for more than 350,000 articles in 370 publications, and has the full-text for 50 titles. Of the full text titles, several important publications on film start at early or first issues. FIAF also contains more popular titles like Variety.

FIAF extends film journal coverage beyond holdings in our other databases, for example:

  • Film Comment : EBSCO full text starts in 2002, FIAF full text in 1971.
  • Framework : JSTOR full text starts in 2002, FIAF full text in 1975.
  • Sight and Sound: EBSCO full text starts in 2000, FIAF full text in 1932.

In addition to journal articles FIAF also identifies silent films held in archives, and documentary collections of research material on film and television, from film archives and libraries around the world.

FIAF can be accessed from the library’s Articles & Databases page: http://www.hollins.edu/library/databases.shtml.  For questions about this database, contact Maryke Barber at 540-362-6592 or mbarber@hollins.edu.

4 Sep 2013

Welcome reception for new library staff Sept. 11 at 3 pm

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Please join us to welcome Karen Ryan, Circulation Coordinator, and Rebecca Seipp, Outreach and Humanities Liaison Librarian, to Hollins and to our library!

Wednesday, September 11, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Lewis Reading Room, first floor
Refreshments will be served.

Karen Ryan joins us after ten years in the Circulation department at Randolph College. She has a B.A. in English from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is celebrating her 11th year as a Virginian.

Rebecca Seipp comes to us from Austin, Texas, where she received her Master of Science degree in Information Studies from the University of Texas. She also has a B.A. in History from Southwestern University in Texas. Prior to coming to the Wyndham Robertson Library, Rebecca worked in the libraries at Southwestern University and the University of Texas, as well as the Buddy Holly Center and Silent Wings Museum.

27 Aug 2013

March on Washington Ephemera in Special Collections

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Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by visiting the Wyndham Robertson Library’s Special Collections. The library has a commemorative portfolio from the event and several items from a participant. If you would like to view these items, come by the Special Collections (Office 303) in the library. Questions? Contact Beth Harris at x6237 or bharris@hollins.edu.

The March on Washington was a peaceful demonstration held on August 28, 1963 in Washington, DC. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech to over two hundred thousand people gathered in support of the civil rights movement.  

21 Aug 2013

Fall 2013 Library Hours

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The library will be open the following hours for the fall semester beginning on Wednesday, September 4th.

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – midnight
Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: noon – midnightIf you have any questions about when the library is open visit the library’s website: http://www.hollins.edu/library/about/hours.shtml.

Please note that the library’s hours will change for holidays and final exams.

20 Aug 2013

Your Library Login Has Changed

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Connecting to library resources just got easier!  You can now obtain access to library resources with the username and password you use to check your Hollins email account.  This username and password is called your network ID.  If you are unsure about your username, it is a combination of your last name and initials.  For example:


Name:  Jane Doe Smith

Campus Network ID:  smithjd

Password:  your email password


The library has changed this process to make using our resources simpler.  Now you can access our databases, your library account, and request materials using the same username and password you use for other Hollins features.  If you have questions about this process or need assistance please contact Library Circulation Services at 540.362.6634 or email askref@hollins.edu.

9 Jul 2013

Staff/Fac/Alum Book Club reading Lamb in Love August 20

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Lamb in Love coverThe next meeting of the WRL book club for staff, faculty and alums will be Tuesday, August 20 for a discussion of Carrie Brown’s “Lamb in Love.” Carrie Brown, who is currently distinguished visiting professor at Hollins, will be joining us for the discussion. (see www.authorcarriebrown.com )

Time: noon
Location: Hollins Room (third floor library)

You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided by the library.

For more information or to rsvp, contact Maryke Barber, Public Services & Arts Librarian, at 540-362-6592 or mbarber@hollins.edu

9 Jul 2013

Free magazines to take home

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The library sometimes receives duplicate copies of journal and magazine issues, as well as sample issues of journals we do not subscribe to. We are making these freely available to any member of the campus community to take home. If you’re interested, come by the library’s coffee commons on the first floor by Monday, July 15, to browse the selection and take anything you’d like. Any journals and magazines remaining on July 15 will be recycled.