Library news: Spring into Summer 2019

Hope everyone had a great semester.  Stop by to say hello if you’re in the library.  I’m in the back corner by the fire extinguisher. Cathy

Attached is a list of titles ordered and received from 6/1/18 to present.

NEW ACQUISITIONS FY 18-19 (click to open in Google Docs) 

This year I’ve used 3 tabs: print books, ebooks and videos. You can copy and paste the URL into your browser to check the status of a book or video.  New Books might be on the new books shelf as you enter the library, in the stacks, checked out, or at the binders.  New book titles (in general) can be browsed on the Books Tab of the  library’s homepage; you can also browse new films under the FILM tab.

LibGuides (library Course and Subject Guides)
Last summer the IC Library moved from the platform SubjectsPlus to a commercially available platform called LibGuides.  I’m still moving over my guides. If you’re missing one for your class, let me know.

Digital Commons @ IC
The Digital Commons 
is the library’s platform that supports the creative and scholarly output of our campus.   With your consent, I’ll add your content to our interface as a summer project.  If interested, please send me your C.V.  For more information, refer to our Digital Commons @ IC guide.    We are also trying to encourage students to add their final cuts, theses, and capstones.

Recommend a book or video purchase by emailing me.    Let me know if I can create a list of titles on a particular subject for you.   Remember that our collection development policy stipulates that we do not purchase core texts assigned for classes.  Also, some books are available in digital format; let me know if you prefer an e-book format. If you’ve published a book or chapter I would be interested in purchasing it for our collection. Due to the change of our fiscal year, orders will be processed beginning July.

Thanks for referring students to me for Research Consultations and inviting me to your classes.   Email me to visit your class this Summer or Fall. Let me know if you’d like a library research guide designed for your class or event.

I’ll be on vacation the week of May 17th and May 23rd to May 31st.  I’ll be at the American Library Association conference from June 21st to  June 24th.  I should be around. You can check to see when the library is open in the summer by using our calendar.   If you need help while I’m away, try our Research help page.

Did you know you can have library books delivered to your office?  When you see a book you like in our catalog, sign in to your library account with Netpass & click Get it > Request — put your office address in the Comment box.

Did you know that you can get a Cornell borrowing card for books? Read about it here.

Do you read the Chronicle of Higher Ed?  We have a campus subscription.  Use this guide:

De-Stress at IC Library: April 29th to May 3rd

Come to our Open House with President Collado and other exciting events.

The IC Library is committed to creating a supportive atmosphere to help our students cope with the stress of preparing for final exams and is offering multiple opportunities for relieving this stress.

Did you know you can always check out a game for 6 hours (in or out of the library)? Find a game box top on the newspaper stand (main floor under the stairwell). Bring it to the Circulation Desk (game pieces are kept behind the desk).

Tuesday, April 30th
4-6 pm  
Craft Table: Coloring, Origami at the executive table near Popular Periodicals.
No RSVP required.  Find it in Engage. 

Wednesday, May 1st  
4:30 -6:30 pm  
President’s Open House.  Between Research Help & Circulation there will be lemonade, cookies and fruit. No RSVP required. Find it in Engage.

Thursday, May 2nd
1-3 pm   
Button making at the executive table near Popular Periodicals.
No RSVP required.  Find it in Engage.

Friday, May 3rd
11:30-1:30 pm 
Therapy Llama, Dogs and Games
This event is outside in front of the Campus Center.  It is in collaboration with the LGBT Center.  Thanks to the volunteers from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine’s Cornell Companions program!
No RSVP required.  Find it in Engage.

Cathy: Working 2-6 pm Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th in the library

I’ll be answering questions from the Research Help Desk in IC Library on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th from 2-6 pm (stop by in person, email, chat, or Zoom). I’ll be monitoring the account so you can use that account rather than my email. It is best for longer research questions.

I’ll be out-of-the-office on Monday, April 29th.

Access the chat box in the right tab of the library’s homepage: It is best for quick questions.

You can use this form to set up an appointment with me anytime



IC Mindfulness Month: April 15th – May 10th!

Ithaca College Honors Program Blog

Hello Honorites!


A Month of Mindfulness unfolds one moment at a time! Join in over the next upcoming weeks – April 15 – May 10 – in workshops and meditations as you celebrate life, practice slowing down and reap the rewards of bringing awareness and compassion into our everyday lives.

All are welcome! Connect with nature during a guided woods walk, learn Qigong by the Muller Chapel pond, experience embodied writing, or stretch your mind and body with a guided climb at the IC climbing wall. There are also guided meditation sessions, film screenings and other activities to help you relax, get centered, and cultivate calmness as we move into springtime.

For more information and a schedule of events go to IC Mindfulness Month or contact Julia Lapp – or Kathryn Caldwell –

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Julia Lapp at or (607) 274-3943. We ask…

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Ithaca College’s pop culture conference Pippi to Ripley is offering free programs for young people on Saturday morning, April 27th from 9:30-1pm #twithaca


Nnedi Okorafor

Pippi to Ripley is a pop culture conference that invites scholars and fans of all ages to engage in conversations about media of all kinds.  This year we have specific program elements designed for young people. 

Admission is free!
Saturday, April 27
Ithaca College Campus (Textor and Friends Halls)

9:30-10:30 Presentation: Putting the “Her” in Black Panther: A History of Black Panther Comics and their Depiction of Women (Graphic Novel Advisory Board)

Panel: Considering Classic Children’s Texts: Pippi Longstocking and Harry Potter

10:45-11:45 Performance: The Tradition of Nigerian Storytelling  (Aigbokhan Aloja Airewele)

12:00-1:00  Student conversation with Award-winning Afrofuturist author Dr. Nnedi Okorafor.  In addition to writing books that have won the highest awards in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Dr. Okorafor has also written popular books for young children (Chicken in the Kitchen); middle-grade readers (Zahrah the Windseeker) and Young Adults (Akata Witch).  She is currently writing an arc of Marvel’s Black Panther, and a new HBO series based on her book Who Fears Death is in production.

For more complete information, see our website

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Katharine Kittredge at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Cathy: Virtual Reference Saturday, TODAY from 2-6 pm

Good morning:

I’ll be answering questions from home (virtual reference) on Saturday, April 6th (TODAY!) from 2-6 pm (email, chat, or Zoom). I’ll be monitoring the account so you can use that account rather than my email. It is best for longer research questions.

Access the chat box in the right tab of the library’s homepage: It is best for quick questions.

You can use this form to set up an appointment with me anytime