Trexler Library Scuttlebutt

Summer Update from the Library


Word on the Street

Did you know that Trexler Library houses two leased collections, one for leisure reading, the other for leisure listening?

The New York Times Bestseller Collection contains bestselling books leased for a few months from the vendor, that are later returned, to be replaced by newer bestsellers. The aim of this collection is to make available to you books that may never make it into the permanent library collection, but are great for light reading–books by authors like Peter Carey, Patricia Cornwell, Michael Crichton, Jonathan Kellerman, and Alice Sebold. Browse these titles by visiting the book shelf across from the Information Services desk, or go online to:^bib38 . Remember, the purpose of this collection is leisure reading, purely for enjoyment! Grab a book and head to the shore!

But before you get in the car, browse our other leased collection, this one for pleasure listening–our Audiobound Collection. The leased audio books aim for popular entertainment, a chance to listen to some recent bestsellers from the comfort of your CD player. However, unlike the New York Times Bestseller book collection, some of the audiobound books are purchased for our permanent audio collection, meaning that you will find classic titles mixed in with popular ones. Audiobound titles can be browsed by visiting the AV Alcove on level A of the library.

Infomaniac Tip of the Week

Infomaniac says. . .

Try out SearchMe (, one of Time Magazine’s fifty best websites of 2008.

Time Magazine says of this site:
“View Internet search results through a new lens at SearchMe, an engine that displays results not in the usual text-list format (that’s so Google), but as a slick image gallery of actual Web pages you can flip through and filter results by topic. A query on Montana, for example, lets you narrow results into categories like real estate, lodgings, weather and fishing. SearchMe isn’t the only visual search engine – rivals include the meta-search site kartOO and newcomer Viewzi (which was still in private beta as of June 2008) – but its clean, intuitive interface sets it apart.”

See all fifty of TIME’s selections at,28757,1809858,00.html.

Calendar of Events

6/23: Notables Book Discussion Group: “The Cleft” (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM)

7/3: Holiday hours: Library closes at 5:00 PM

7/4-7/6: Library closed

7/15: Online sign-up begins for Fall 2008 Jewish Literature Book Discussion Group led by Prof. Hartley Lachter. Watch the Trexler Library home page and your email for details. Family and friends are welcome to join this once-a-month discussion of five novels around the theme “Demons Golems & Dybbuks,” to be located in the Periodicals Reading Rm. in the library.

7/28: Notables Book Discussion Group: “Freakonomics” (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM)

8/4: Beanies and M-Books Display (Trexler Library Main Concourse). On display through September.

8/11: Faculty Workshop: “Developing Effective Library Assignments” (Trexler Library, Room TBA, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM)

8/11: Faculty Workshop: “Integrating Technology Into Your Courses” (Trexler Library, Room TBA, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM)

8/12: Faculty/Staff Workshop: “Using the MDID Images Database” (Trexler Library B01, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM)

8/25: Notables Book Discussion Group: “No Country For Old Men” (Trexler Library Rare Books Room, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM)

8/27: New Faculty Reception (Trexler Library Level A Information Commons, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM)

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