Poetry/novel pairings

Image by Fancibaer (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons To honor both World Book Night (Apr. 23) and National Poetry Month, I’ve paired some novels with poetry collections.  I’ve linked to specific catalog records: any edition of these books will do, though. Novel: The sonnet lover, by Carol Goodman Poetry Collection: Sonnets and poems, by Read More…

Late night update

Image from freeimages.co.uk Can we really be so near the end of the semester?!  Finals hours have already begun in Lewiston: they will soon begin in Portland and Gorham as well. The libraries’ Finals Hours page details the schedule.  Also, each library will be hosting a Late Nite: Gorham– Sunday, 4/27, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. Lewiston– Read More…

Changing lives, constant help

Image from the American Library Association National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014) is here again.  This year’s theme is “Lives change @ your library.”  It is a good time to honor our soon-to-be graduates.  After all, their lives are about to change. The new graduates can get a USM alumni card and retain borrowing privileges.  Read More…

Sitting at the table

Image from freeimages.co.uk In the past I have called for an instruction menu, especially in the case of one-shot sessions.  While I still see a menu as valuable, a recent course has refined my thinking on this issue. The course was called Dynamic.One-shot Library Instruction.  The instructors, Heidi Buchanan and Beth McDonough, stressed the importance Read More…