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Date archive for: January 2014

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2014

Posted in In and Around the Library

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Search the Gordon Library website and discover a myriad of resources by and about Martin Luther King, Jr.

http://www.wpi.edu/academics/library/

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There are many additional resources available focusing on the life and work of Dr. King, including the following: 

 "Coretta Scott King speaks during a ceremony to bury the Martin Luther King time capsule, Washington, D.C.  " Source: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
“Coretta Scott King speaks during a ceremony to bury the Martin Luther King time capsule, Washington, D.C.”
 Source: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

The King Center
On January 16, 2012,  the King Center made available a phenomenal number of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s papers, online.  There is no charge to the public to view these historical documents.

Morehouse College King Collection
In 1948, Martin Luther King, Jr. received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Morehouse College. The Morehouse collection was acquired by the college in 2006 and includes personal notes and sermons among many other documents.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and
Education Institute, Stanford University

The Stanford University collection offers a vast number of King’s documents including publications, sermons, correspondence and speeches.

Goat Bucks exclusively accepted at the Library Information Desk

Posted in In and Around the Library, and Resources and Services

goatbucks-300x200Do you have library fines and fees? Now you can pay them off at the Information Desk using Goat Bucks on your WPI ID card. You can get Goat Bucks by adding money to your ID at the CBORD machine located in the print center area near Tech Suite 212. You can also use Goat Bucks for many other services such as dining (get a 10% discount!), laundry, and at the bookstore.

If you wish to pay with a credit card, you can still  visit the Accounting Office in Boynton Hall. Otherwise, use Goat Bucks to pay for printing and library fines and fees as the Information Desk no longer accepts cash payments from the WPI community. For more information on  borrowing privileges, fines and fees, and payment options, see Borrow and Renew.

Welcome Karen Bohrer!

Posted in In and Around the Library, and Staff Highlights

Karen (2) The Gordon Library welcomes to WPI Karen Bohrer, who recently joined the Collections and Systems Management team as the new Collections Assessment and Development Librarian. A graduate of the unique program at St. John’s College and with an MSLS from Catholic University, Karen brings extensive experience with library collections and services to WPI. Her career in US libraries was followed by twelve years in Greece, first at the American College of Thessaloniki where she was the founding director of the Bissell Library, and then at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens where she was the Head Librarian of the Blegen Library. A native New Englander, Karen is happy to be back in this part of the world and looks forward to working with students, faculty, and staff to build and maintain a library collection that meets their needs. Karen also has the distinction of being the first member of the library staff to appear as a contestant on Jeopardy! Please contact Karen if you have questions concerning library collections. She may be reached via email to kmbohrer@wpi.edu and at campus extension 6671.