Volume 16/ Number 1
a newsletter from the Libraries to The Claremont Colleges
Libraries Planning OLI
In my Spring 2004 column, I reported
the results of the special
WASC visit to the Libraries in October
2003, and thanked you for your
participation in that review. One
special emphasis of the WASC Team
Report was the need for a focus on
creating the Claremont Colleges
Digital Library. On page 2 in this
issue, you will hear more about digital libraries from Pat Vince, our Digital Initiatives Librarian, who was appointed in August.
Another emphasis of the WASC Team Report was the necessity for better integration of the Libraries
with the academic programs at The Colleges. The Academic Deans and I have been working on initiatives designed with that need in mind. The subject- focused meetings of faculty and librarians begun last spring and continuing this fall are a tangible
and successful result of our work.
Most exciting, however, is the prospect of opportunities
offered by a grant to Claremont University
Consortium by the Mellon Foundation. This grant, " Engaging Faculty in the New Academic Library,"
provides funds for teams of faculty, deans, and librarians to visit exemplary libraries to learn about collaborative activities between these libraries
and the academic programs they support. Additional
funds will be used to bring consultants to
Inside This Issue
Digital Library 2
Meet Your Librarians •... 2
California Book Arts ..... 3
DVDs and Videos 5
Your Opportunity to Contribute
Claremont to engage faculty, students, administrators, and librarians in conversations about future directions for academic libraries. An expected outcome of these grant activities is a written report that will be submitted to the Academic Deans and the Council of Presidents summarizing findings and recommendations from the visits and consultations. This report will then become the basis for a new Strategic Plan that will guide the development of library services and resources for the
next half- decade in Claremont.
I look forward to faculty participation in grant activities
during this academic year. As with the WASC review, your contributions to this planning process will make a difference in our ability to fulfill the mission of the Libraries to support and enhance learning, teaching, and research at The Colleges.
Bonnie Clemens Director of Libraries bonnie. clemens@ libraries. claremont. edu
Visiting Consultants, Fall 2005
Sam Demas, Librarian at Carleton College, will visit on Sunday, October 23 through Tuesday, October 25. He will focus on Taking collaboration seriously; what's all that library space for anyway? If it is true that 80% of learning takes place outside the classroom, what kinds of library spaces can facilitate interfaces between students,
faculty, librarians, and library resources to enhance
Elliott Shore, Chief Information Officer, Bryn Mawr College,
will visit Tuesday, November 8 through Thursday, November 10. He will focus on Taking collaboration seriously; re- envisioning shared goals of The Colleges and the Libraries. Drawing on experiences of collaboration
between faculty, librarians, information technology and instructional technology professionals, and students at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore, Dr. Shore will help us explore opportunities in Claremont. Page 2
Digital Library: New
Program to Support
Teaching and Learning
Often we hear that digital information
is transforming the way we
learn, the way we communicate,
even the way we think. Cultural institutions
such as libraries, archives
and museums have responded to digital
information by not only changing
the way we work but often changing
the very types of work that we do. A
few examples of changes in libraries
that relate to digital information include online access
to journal articles in digital format, reserve and interlibrary
loan materials provided in digital format, and
digital reference services conducted through email and
chat sessions. In step with innovations in digital information,
the Libraries of The Claremont Colleges are
implementing the Claremont Colleges Digital Library
Using digital technologies, teaching materials not easily accessible can be made available to students via the CCDL. Access is no longer restricted by time and/ or place but available 24/ 7 even from remote locations. Among the valuable types of teaching materials to digitize
for dissemination in the CCDL are those from the Libraries' special collections.
By revealing the people and events in history, primary
resources humanize history and add dimension to the names and facts detailed in books.
Primary resources such as maps, rare books, manuscripts, photographs, speeches, diaries, musical scores, performances and memoirs are the raw materials
of history. As part of the historical record, these clues provide physical links to the participants and witnesses
of past events and enable educators, students, and researchers to view those events from multiple perspectives. By revealing the people and events, primary
resources humanize history and add dimension to the names and facts detailed in books. When introduced into the classroom setting, historical primary resources become powerful tools with which students can critically
analyze events of the past and imagine the possibilities
for their future.
There are numerous types of contemporary materials that support teaching and learning and are also appropriate for dissemination in the CCDL. A few examples include unpublished
faculty research, videos of the Libraries' Claremont
Discourse and other lecture series, campus gallery artworks and exhibits, and student theses and dissertations. It is our hope to have all these material types represented and accessible in the CCDL.
If you would like more information on the CCDL, please contact Pat Vince, Digital Initiatives Librarian, at 607- 0496 or by email. We welcome your inquiry and participation.
Pat Vince Honnold/ Mudd Library pat. vince@ libraries. claremont. edu
Meet Your Librarians
Kelley Wolfe Bachli Subject Specialist for Art, Art History, and Classics Denison Library
Kelley Wolfe Bachli received a B. A. in art history and
B. F. A. in studio art from the University of Arizona and her MUS degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She has been at Denison Library since 2002 in the position of Denison Reference Librarian. She is available to help students with their research in her subject areas, as well as with special collections materials
at Denison and Honnold / Mudd libraries. Kelley is also the editor of Graffiti, a newsletter published six times per year. You can contact Kelley at kelley. bachli@ libraries. claremont. edu or x73675.
Mary Martin Subject Specialist for Business and Law Honnold/ Mudd Library
Mary Martin serves as the librarian for Business and Law at the Libraries. Before moving into her current position,
she had many years of experience in government publications as Head of Government Publications at the Libraries for 10 years, and in the Government Publications
Department at the University of California at Irvine
for 8 years. Mary received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at Irvine, and her MUS ( Masters in Library and Information Science) from UCLA.
Librarians, CONT'O ON PAGE 5 Page 3
California Fine Printing and the Book Arts: The Last Decade
California continues to inspire book artists to put down firm roots in the traditions of fine printing and bookmaking with a spirit of innovation and freshness. The artists mentioned here represent only a few of the
many California printers and book artists
who print with letterpress and are
included in the collections of the Denison
Library at Scripps College and Special Collections in
An Excerpt from John
Steinbeck's Cannery Row
have a subscription
publications of the Arion Press, founded in 1974 by Andrew
Hoyem, a Pomona College alumnus. Among recent publications are the monumental Holy Bible in 2000, and a smaller and exquisite 2002 Ballad of Lemon and Crow by Glenn Todd with photogravures of collages of wood engravings by Bruce Conner.
Several teaching presses can be found in California.
Mills College has had a book arts program since the 1930s that is thriving under Director Kathy Walkup. Her students printed Pride of Place, Mills Women and the Book in 1998 to mark Walkup's 20th year of teaching. At UC Santa Barbara Linda Ekstrom teaches a book arts course in the College of Creative Studies. Kitty Maryatt has taught for nearly 20 years at the Scripps College
Press established in 1941. Her students
produce a collaborative
work each semester
in the book
arts course. Unbuttoned,
spring of 2005, utilizes
The San Francisco
Center for the Book
numbers of courses
I offered each year. Unbuttoned The Armory in Pasadena has added several letterpress courses to meet the demand.
How does California inspire book artists? Peter Koch, who settled in the Bay area in 1979, proclaims that he is a Westerner, he is of the West. In addition to designing, printing and publishing limited editions of ancient Greek philosophers, he accepts commissions such as Salon at Larkmead, 1999, which he printed letterpress
and illustrated with 19th century photographs for the Mills College Center for the Book.
In Santa Cruz, Peter and Donna Thomas continue to produce serious books on hand papermaking and more whimsical pieces such as An Excerpt from John Steinbeck's Cannery Row, 2003, with watercolor illustrations
of Monterey's Cannery Row. Thomas says that living in a region with such beauty, it is difficult not to be influenced by place. Covering Ground, a Chronicle of the John Muir Trail, 2003, describes a hike in the mountains and meadows of California.
Covering Ground, a Chronicle of the John Muir Trail
Mary Heebner is a book artist who issues books from her simplemente maria press in Santa Barbara. Her work combines letterpress and her paintings as in The Ocean from Western Trilogy One, 2000, and Mountain from Western Trilogy 2, 2001. Describing a California spirit that informs her work, Heebner says, " California is a long stretch of The Ocean risky landscape
nakedly facing the
open sea. There is an openness here, a sense of going for it
and seeing what happens." In the southernmost part of the state, in San Diego, Michelle Burgess and Bill Kelley are proprietors of the Brighton Press. Reflecting their love of color is Blue Vein, 2004, a poem about the redemptive power of art by Sandra Alcosser and hand colored etchings by Michelle Burgess printed on watercolor paper hand dyed from gathered plants- and then dried in the California sun! Figures
Made Visible in the Sadness of Time, 2003, by Peter Everwine has etchings by Bill Kelley who also did the stencil for the linen cover. Kelley speaks of openness in California and " a variety of cultural experiences that has saturated our work- even if it doesn't show!"
Figures Made Vis/ hie In the Sadness of Time
Book Arts, CONT'D ON PAGE 5 Page 4
Events at the Librariesı
Library Exhibits, Fall 2005
At Honnold/ Mudd
Speak Outl Claremont Student- Run Newspapers August 29 - October 14
In honor of Constitution Day, September 17th, we celebrate freedom of speech. On view were issues of all of The Claremont
Colleges' student newspapers that have been published since 1889. Times have changed, but students' voices and their convictions remain strong.
Art and The Word: Andrew Hoyem and the Arion Press October 19,2005 - January 31,2006
This retrospective exhibition of Grabhorn/ Hoyem and Arion Press books from the collection in the Pomona College Archives
in Special Collections, Honnold/ Mudd Library, honors master printer, poet, and artist, Andrew Hoyem, Pomona College class of 1957.
For more information, contact Special Collections at
( 909) 607- 3977 or email spcoll@ libraries. claremonLedu.
Happy Days: Scripps in the 50s August 25 - October 22
This exhibit highlights photographs from the Scripps College Archives at Denison Library that were taken in the 1950s. Two photographers in particular captured the spirit of student
life at Scripps. lEd Clark, a photographer for Life magazine,
came to Scripps to document graduation in 1950. In 1956 Abbot Mills, a free lance photo journalist, photographed
students preparing for mid year exams. The two photographers' works are supplemented with images, some taken by fellow students, of life at Scripps College in the 1950s.
A Childhood Reclaimed: The Whimsical World of Olive Percival October 31- January 4,2006
Perhaps influenced by memories of an unhappy
childhood, and a great longing for children of her own, Olive Percival collected items usually perceived to be within a child's purview. The exhibit at the Ella Strong ' Denison Library highlights some of the objects that she cherished. Eighteenth and nineteenth century popular culture is well represented by an eclectic gathering of such items as valentines, dolls, toys, tea sets, hand- made paper dolls created by her, and a collection of dagllerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes.
For more information, contact Denison Library at
( 909) 607- 3941 or denison@ libraries. claremonLedu.
A Mini- Series to celebrate Constitution Day
'" Federalism, Constitutional Structure, and _ the Securing of Liberty
Ralph Rossum, Salvatori Professor of Political Philosophy &. American Constitution and Director of the Rose Institute,
Claremont Mckenna College
Wednesday, September 21st, 4: 15pm
Is it possible for the Supreme Court to
render an unconstitutional decision?
An Historical- Political Panel Discussion
\ about the Constitution of the Constitution
Moderated by Jack Sullivan ( Pitzer, Political Studies) Panelists: Ken Miller ( CMC Government), Ralph Rossum ( CMC, Government), Michael Uhlmann ( CGU, Politics and Policy), and Helena Wall ( Pomona, History)
Wednesday, October 12th, 4: 15pm
'" An Informed Citizenry: Access, The Constitu_
tion, and Government Documents
Sheri Irvin &. Mary Martin, Libraries of The Claremont
Wednesday, October 26th , 4: 15pm
How can " We, the People" follow the principles of the Constitution-
and make certain our leaders uphold themwithout
both the mundane and profound knowledge of the
workings of government?
The Allure of Toxic Leaders: Why We Follow Destructive
Bosses and Corrupt Politicians- and How We Can Survive Them
Jean Lipman Blumen, Thorton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Organizational Behavior, Claremont Graduate University
Thursday, November 17h, 4: 15pm
For more information, contact Adam Rosenkranz,
adam. rosenkranz@ libraries. claremonLedu or ext. 73986 Page 5
Need a DVD or a video for your class? Honnold has over a thousand.
The Libraries catalog all their videos and DVDs in Blais, the online catalog. If you're looking for a film, first check Blais. DVDs and videos may be searched by title, director, or major actors. If you search a title such as " Hamlet" which could be a book or a video, limit your search by TYPE OF MATERIALS videos
If the Libraries don't have the title you need, check your own campus
audio/ video department, as they have many films available to you, especially at Pomona and Pitzer.
If you need a video purchased for a course, contact your subject specialist librarian and ask for it. Be certain to mention if it is needed for Reserve at one of the Libraries or for a specific date for class presentation
so we can get it for you in time.
Link+ and Interlibrary Loan ( ILL) will not work for videos or DVDs most
libraries will not lend them. One exception for residents of L. A. County: the county libraries will lend between branches since they run their own ILL system. Use the catalog of the county system to locate films ( http:// catalog. colapl. orgl) then make the request online ( if you have a county library card) or go to your branch to make the request.
Your students may like to know they can browse the Libraries' vid- eos/ DVDs in various ways:
They can search Blais by SUBJECT for " Feature Films" orı " Documentary Films." ı
For a complete list of every DVD or video held at all four Libraries plus CST, search from the Blais main menu using an asterisk (*) in the keyword field and then limit by TYPE OF MATERIALS videos. You can narrow this huge ' list by a limit to LOCATION ( choose the specific library's
General Collection) and/ or by VIDEOS ( VHS or DVD).
Notebooks on shelves opposite the Honnold/ Mudd Reference & Inıformation
Desk are another way to find a Honnold video. Categoriesı are COMEDY, DRAMA, INTERNATIONAL ( by country), DOCUMENTARY, ı MUSIC, SHAKESPEARE, and SCIENCE FICTION/ FANTASY. Students andı faculty may sit down with a book and browse a collection. ı
There is a web list of Honnold videos atı http:// libraries. c1aremont. edu/ research / rguides/ media/ vidlist. pdf. ı Or browse to the page beginning from the Libraries home page: eReı
search Tools> Research Guides> Media Studies> Finding Multimedia Resources.
Honnold/ Mudd DVDs and videos may be checked out ( limit 2 titles) for three days to current students, faculty, and staff, with one renewal if no one has placed a hold. Faculty may reserve DVDs and videos for a specific date.
Meg Garrett Honnold/ Mudd Library meg. garrett@ libraries. claremont. edu
Book Arts, CONT'O FROM PAGE 4
Using only metal type and letterpress, Carolee Campbell of Ninja Press in Los Angeles makes inventive and adventuresome books. The Architextures 1- 7 by Nathaniel Tarn, 1998, has woodblock illustrations by Campbell and boards covered in thin brass. Her 2004 Burn Down the Zendo with poems by Michael Hannon, in content and treatment looks west across the Pacific. The text and images relate to Zen Buddhism, and the structure is based on ledger books, or chomen, of the Edo period. Campbell
speaks of a sense of personal freedom in California that is a " function of the scent in the air, the nature of the light and the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains."
Judy Harvey Sahak Burn Down Assistant Director of Libraries the Zenda and Denison Librarian judy. harveysahak@ libraries. claremont. edu
librarians, CONT'O FROM PAGE 2
in 1989. She is active in the American Library Association's GODORT ( Government Documents
Round Table) and RUSAIBRASS ( Business Reference and Services Section).
Mary has published several chapters in books and several articles in the area of government
publications. " What Pleasure Government
Publications?" ( in Genre and Ethnic Collections: Collected Essays, edited by Milton
T. Wolf, and Murray S. Martin, published by JAI Press in Greenwich, CT, in 1996, vol. 38 of the Foundations in Library and Information
Science series) describes just how interesting
government publications can be. She also edited and contributed to a reference book entitled Local Government Information: How to Find It, How to Use It, published by Greenwood Press in February 2005. She has taught four classes in different graduate library
and information science programs and will be teaching a fifth in Spring 2006. California Fine Printing and the Book Artsı
The Veil, 2002, is a response to post 9/ 11 confusion about the future by Julie Chen, Flying Fish Press in Berkeley. It is letterpress printed and laser cut in a carousel format. For more about California book arts, see the article on page 3.
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