Denison’s Newest Librarian Excited to Engage Students Academically and through Mental Health Outreach

by Jewell Porter, ‘16

Denison Libraries recently welcomed a new face to its roster of librarians. Amy Elliott, the new Humanities Liaison Librarian, is looking forward to engaging students by making research fun and interesting.

Amy received her master’s degree in English and American Literature from the University of Connecticut and another in Information Science from the University of Tennessee.

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Student Spotlight – Rachael Barrett ’17

By: Jewell Porter, ‘16

In the next decade or so, you might find Rachael Barrett ‘17 leading tours around one of the most prestigious museums in the country: the Smithsonian Museum in the nation’s capital.

Or at least, that’s one career path that the history and international studies double major is thinking about pursuing after she earns her master’s degree.

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Denison Students Emily Metcalf and Sarah Altimore Receive Library Service Awards

In honor of former library student employee, Carolyn Craig Franklin, and in recognition of her significant relationships as a student with the library staff, the Carolyn Craig & Carl M. Franklin Student Service Award is presented annually to two outstanding student  workers.

This year’s applicant pool is a testament to the numerous student workers that provide excellent service in their roles at circulation, the reference desk, and technical services. 

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This Day in History @ Denison: The Declaration of War (1917)

Up until March 1917, the United States had maintained a policy of neutrality in the First World War, and Woodrow Wilson had been re-elected with a neutrality platform in spite of the growing outrage at German offensive tactics.

But with Germany’s unrestricted maritime warfare tactics being leveled against American interests at sea, it seemed neutrality could no longer be maintained.

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Library Staff provide a little warmth through donations to #NewarkLove project

Some items carried personal messages. (Photo: Michael Lehmkuhle/The Advocate)

It started with a random picture on Facebook of trees wrapped in winter scarves. In this record cold and snowy winter the idea to provide free winter accessories for people in need has taken off across the country. The YES Club (a program of Mental Health America) and the South Newark Civic Association both became involved in a project for Newark, Ohio.

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Meet Sasha Griffin

Denison University Libraries has a new archivist. Sasha Griffin came to Denison from Luther College in Iowa where she was serving as the Interim College Archivist. Previously she had been the Digital Archivist at Luther. Sasha has a B.A. in History from Capital University and her Masters in Library and Information Science from Kent State University.

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Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa Collection

Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa Collection

is brought to you by Aluka, an international, collaborative initiative building an online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa.

The struggles for freedom in Southern Africa were both a regional and global phenomenon. As such, documentation of the struggles is scattered around the world, reflecting the history itself: colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region.

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How to access library databases while you’re away

Remember: No matter where you are during Spring Break, as long as you’ve got Internet access, you’ve got full access to the library’s many databases.

Whether you access the databases through the catalog or the databases/online resources page, all  you need to do is authenticate by providing your name and Denison ID number. This is the 14-digit number on the back of your ID card that starts with 251080, and then ends with the 8 digits that make up your D-number.

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Bits of American History: Broadsides and Ephemera

From corset ads to Civil War announcements, this collection, American Broadsides and Ephemera, offers a wonderful glimpse into the American past through print media.

Based on the American Antiquarian Society’s collection–the most extensive in existence–this digital edition offers fully searchable facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900.

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