Festival of Trees: Birds of the Connecticut River


The Hoffman Family Library’s contribution to the Goodwin’s Festival of Trees. Check it out next week in the lobby, and if you win the silent auction you could take it home!


New Models and Slides Are In!

We just got in a new batch of models for Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, and Biology students. Here’s what’s new:

  • heart
  • kidney
  • mini muscle man
  • mini torso
  • ½ head (muscle, brain, and upper respiratory)
  • blood vessel flat torso

And a reminder of what is already in the collection:

  • 2 microscopes
  • muscle leg
  • muscle arm
  • mini articulated skeleton
  • 1/2 disarticulated skeleton
  • A&PI slides for all three practicals
  • A&PII slides for all three practicals
  • Bio 120 slides for all three practicals
  • Micro slides: prokaryote only

These items are for use in the library only; you can’t take them home. A time limit may be invoked if there is a lot of student demand—so plan early and don’t wait until the week before your practical! Sharing with your classmates is encouraged.

To sign out a model or a box of slides, just sign in at the circulation desk and ask the staff for what you need. Your Goodwin ID will be held at the desk while you use the models or slides.

It’s International Open Access Week

“We believe that knowledge is for the public good, not for private gain. It’s time to act on those beliefs and do more to make scholarship accessible to all from here on out.” Barbara Fister, The Library of Forking Paths

“‘Open Access’ to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.” -IOAW About page

Some OA things to check out:

Libraries around the world are putting on events to mark the occasion. Find an event near you!

Mes de la Herencia Hispana



During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.

Come check out the works of Hispanic authors on display in the library and join the Library Advocacy Committee’s group read of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao!

Banned Book Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 27- Oct. 3, 2015

Banned Books Week

Are you looking for a way to celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week? Consider participating in the Banned Books Virtual Read-out!

Since the inception of Banned Books Week in 1982, libraries and bookstores throughout the country have staged local read-outs—a continuous reading of banned/challenged books—as part of their activities. Now readers from around the world can participate in the Banned Books Virtual Read-Out by creating videos proclaiming the virtues of the freedom to read that will be featured on a dedicated YouTube channel.

You can submit a video no more than 3 minutes long of a reading from a banned or challenged book. The video should include information on where and why the book was banned or challenged. You may also add a comment about why you believe the book is important. Please keep your remarks brief. A list of books is available at the library. He library staff will also set up an appointment for your video.