Wednesday, February 28, 2007

New items added to the collection

Here are just a few of the items recently added to the Library's collection. Feel free to browse the complete list.

Children's Books

Juv Ag32t
ALA Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers.

The Pox party
Juv An237p
Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Honor Book, 2007

Hi! Fly Guy
Juv Arb57h
Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, 2006

Diary of a wombat
Juv F889d
ALA Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers.

The deaf musicians
Juv Se326d
Schneider Family Book Award, 2007

Juv W637f
Caldecott Medal, 2007

American born Chinese
Juv Y163a
Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2007

Freedom Riders : John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the front lines of the civil rights movement
323.092 B3287f
Sibert Honor Book, 2007

Yum! Yuck! : a foldout book of people sounds
418 P227y
ALA Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers.

The turn-around, upside-down alphabet book
428.13 Er66t
ALA Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers.

Langston Hughes
811.52 H874
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, 2007

Moses : when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom
973.7115 W3784m
Caldecott Honor Book, 2007
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, 2007


Quintet for piano and wind instruments Piano quartet in G minor ; Sonata for two pianos
CD M3.1.M69 Q56 2005

Vesperae solennes de confessore Kyrie in D minor ; Ave verum corpus ; Exsultate, jubilate
CD M3.1.M69 V47 2005

CD M22.C55 N6 2005

The works for solo piano
CD M22.S25 W67 2002 v.1-8

Piano sonatas K. 310 K. 331 "Alla turca", K. 332, Fantasia in D minor
CD M23.M69 U24 2005

Symphony no. 35 in D major, K. 385 "Haffner" Symphony no. 36 in C major, K. 425 "Linz" ; Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K. 550
CD M1001.M69 K.385 2005

Symphony no. 38 in D, K. 504 "Prague" Symphony no. 39 in E flat, K. 543 ; Symphony no. 41 in C major, K. 551 "Jupiter"
CD M1001.M69 K.504 2005

Eine kleine Nachtmusik "Posthorn" serenade ; Serenata notturna
CD M1003.M69 K54 2005

Concerto for flute and harp flute concerto no. 1 ; bassoon concerto
CD M1004.5.M69 F58 2005

Piano concertos nos. 20 & 23 2 rondos
CD M1010.M69 B74 2005

Piano concertos nos. 14, 17, 21
CD M1010.M69 P57 2005

The essential Louis Armstrong
CD M1366.A75 E87 2004

Blue train
CD M1366.C64 B58 2003

Miles ahead
CD M1366.D28 M55 1997

'Round about midnight
CD M1366.D28 R68 2001

The essential Duke Ellington
CD M1366.E55 E87 2005

Great opera moments. Vol. I
CD M1505.M69 G74 2005 v.1

Great opera moments. Vol. II
CD M1505.M69 G74 2005 v.2

Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong on Verve
CD M1529.2.F58 B47 1997

The Complete Ella Fitzgerald song books
CD M1630.18.F58 C66 booklet

Ella Fitzgerald sings the Cole Porter song book
CD M1630.18.F58 C66 disc 1-2

Ella Fitzgerald sings the Rodgers and Hart song book
CD M1630.18.F58 C66 disc 3-4

Ella Fitzgerald sings the Duke Ellington song book
CD M1630.18.F58 C66 disc 5-7

Ella Fitzgerald sings the Irving Berlin song book
CD M1630.18.F58 C66 disc 8-9

Ella Fitzgerald sings the George and Ira Gershwin song book
CD M1630.18.F58 C66 disc 10-12

Ella Fitzgerald sings the Harold Arlen song book
CD M1630.18.F58 C66 disc 13-14

Ella Fitzgerald sings the Jerome Kern song book
CD M1630.18.F58 C66 disc 15

Ella Fitzgerald sings the Johnny Mercer song book
CD M1630.18.F58 C66 disc 16

Lady Day the best of Billie Holiday
CD M1630.18.H55 D39 2001

Lady in satin
CD M1630.18.H55 I57 1997

The original Decca recordings, 1944-1950
CD M1630.18.H55 O75 1991

Great Mass in C minor Adagio and fugue for strings
CD M2010.M69 K.427 2005

CD M2010.M69 K.626 2005

Monday, February 26, 2007

Spring Break Hours

The Library will be open the following hours during Spring Break (March 2 to March 11) . Changes from our normal schedule are indicated by bold text.

Friday, March 2: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 3: CLOSED
Sunday, March 4: CLOSED
Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 10: CLOSED
Sunday, March 11: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

You can always check the Hours page on our web site if you are in doubt to when we are open or closed.

We hope everyone has a great (and safe) week!


Campus Evolution on Display

The campus landscape is evolving again as the Chess Center and new music building rise from the hills of New Concord. Campus Evolution will be on display during the month of March in the Library. The display includes photographs and drawings charting the evolution of the College from the 1930s to the present. The centerpiece of Campus Evolution is replica of the "birds eye view " campus master plan commissioned by President John Knox Montgomery in 1911.

The following essay describing President Montgomery's vision originally appeared in the 1923 Muscoljuan.

The Vision Splendid

“Where there is no vision the people perish. This is equally true of institutions.” When President Montgomery came to Muskingum College in the fall of 1904, the institution was at the parting of the ways. Since that time three Colleges in this section of South-Eastern Ohio have ceased to exist, viz, West Lafayette, Scio and Franklin. It was evident to the new President that Muskingum must either catch up and catch step with the educational procession or fall out altogether. It could no longer exist bringing up the rear.

The first vision had to do with a stand college in the matter of entrance requirements, curriculum, equipment for teaching science, etc. As a result short courses were eliminated, the Ohio College Association entrance standards were adopted, new laboratories were equipped, new departments developed and the teaching force increased. The realization of this vision gave the college membership in the standardizing agencies, recognition from the great educational foundations, accrediting by the State Departments of Education in nearly every commonwealth in the land for teacher certification and by the Graduate Schools.

The second vision had to do with an adequate physical foundation and equipment. For sixty-seven years the campus comprised but one acre of land. It was manifestly impossible to develop a college on such a physical basis or interest men of means in making an investment in a school that was content in these days with so small a campus. During the first year of the regime of President Montgomery ten acres were added. Since then purchases have been made from time to time until new we have a beautiful campus of about eighty-five acres, beautifully located and with a lake covering four acres in the center.

The next vision had to do with a building program adequate for a growing and rapidly developing institution. In 1911 the President had a birdseye view prepared showing nine proposed buildings. Most people looked upon this as an interesting but impossible vision. But the growth of the college in favor, in efficiency and in attendance demonstrated that instead of this vision being impossible of realization, it was not big and broad enough.

As a result the vision on the opposite page is presented as the building program for the next ten years, showing twenty-one splendidly appointed buildings. Besides these the Girls’ Gymnasium, The Barracks Gymnasium and the Conservatory of Music buildings do not show on this plan.

Of these twenty-four buildings, Paul Hall was erected in 1874, Johnson Hall in 1898, and the Girls’ Gymnasium in 1899. Under the present administration there have been erected the President’s Manse, Brown Chapel, the Power and Light Plant, The Barracks, Montgomery Hall, Four Faculty residences, and the central dormitory of the Women’s group. The next three buildings to be erected are the Library, the Chemistry building and the Student Building, all of which were included in the program of the New World Movement.

When this vision is realized, as it will be, no college in Ohio will have a more attractive and beautiful campus than our own loved Muskingum.

"The Vision Splendid" originally appeared in the sixteenth volume of the Muscoljuan published in 1923. The essay appears on unnumbered page IX, prior to the Table of Contents. No author is attributed to the essay. James F. Allison, is listed as the Editor-in-Chief.


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Library is closed, but our web site is still open!

The College is closed again today, Wednesday, February 14 due to the weather. However, you can still use our electronic resources for your research needs:

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Library Closing at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13

Update: The College and Library are closed again today, Wednesday, February 14.

"Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the College is closing for the day at 12:30 PM. All afternoon and evening classes and activities are cancelled."

Even though the Library is closed, you can still use our electronic resources for your research needs:

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Henry Burke to Speak on Thursday, February 15 at 3:30 p.m.

Henry Burke of Marietta will be our guest speaker for the February Author Talk. Mr. Burke will discuss his book Washington County Underground Railroad, part of the Arcadia Images of America series. In addition to writing books, Mr. Burke works as a freelance writer for the Marietta Register and Ohio Magazine. The author talk will begin at 3:30 p.m. and be held on the first floor of the Library.


Thursday, February 01, 2007

Items added to the collection on February 1

Here are just a few of the titles recently added to the Library's collection. Feel free to browse the complete list.

Jesus camp
DVD BR1641.A1 J47 2006

The responsible entrepreneur : how to make money and make a difference
HB615 .H2334 2001

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers : a curriculum of respectful, responsive care and education

HQ778.7.U6 G66 2004

Reputable conduct : ethical issues in policing and corrections
HV7924 .J66 2001

Working with children from culturally diverse backgrounds
LB1139.25 .K58 2001

The learning leader : how to focus school improvement for better results
LB2805 .R42 2006

Developing the curriculum
LB2806.15 .O45 2001

Course design : a guide to curriculum development for teachers
LB2806.15 .P67 2001

Building shared responsibility for student learning
LB2822.8 .C66 2001

Enriching the curriculum with art experiences
Quarto N361 .L48 2002

Christmas versed and reversed : poems
PN6110.C5 S74 2006

Las afueras de Dios
PQ6657.A4 A68 2000

El sueno del amor
PQ7440.Z3 S84 1998

Math and science for young children
QA135.6 .C48 2003

Computer animation : algorithms and techniques
TR897.7 .P36 2002

Move over, Rover!
Juv B387mo

Zelda and Ivy, the runaways
Juv K971z

Not a box
Juv P836n

Team Moon : how 400,000 people landed Apollo 11 on the moon
629.454 T3482t