Congratulations and best wishes to our graduating senior student staff! Thank you for all you have done for us over the years. We couldn’t do it without you!
Author archive for: Ginny Julian
Congratulations to the Gordon Library’s fourteen graduating seniors! It has been a pleasure to work with all of you the past few years. We wish each of you the very best as you begin this new chapter of your life!
Gordon Library implemented a pilot program at the start of B Term to collect food in lieu of fines for overdue library items. Each nonperishable food item donated was equal to $5. Examples of acceptable items included cereal, rice, and large cans of vegetables.
At the end of B Term, 174 items were delivered to the Worcester County Food Pantry in Shrewsbury, MA. The amount of fines forgiven was $122.00.
C Term’s tally was 170 items of food with $92.00 in fines forgiven. This donation was taken to the Quinsigamond Village Food Pantry in Worcester, MA.
Our last donation of 252 items was delivered in May to Jeremiah’s Inn in Worcester, MA. Several large fines were forgiven for a total of $888.89!
This was a very successful pilot – we helped our patrons and three different local food pantries. We collected a total of 608 items and cleared $1,215.29 in fines.
Many of our students expressed their thanks and support of this program. As a result, we are very pleased to announce that we will be extending Food For Fines into the upcoming academic year! We are proud to be able to give back to the community on behalf of our students!
The Gordon Library is on the move!
Thursdays during C Term, from 11:00 a.m. until noon, you can return books or charge out items at the library’s table in the Campus Center. Donate a non perishable food item to our Food for Fines Program, and we will forgive $5 of your fines!
The Gordon Library and the SGA are collaborating again to make some textbooks available for students as reserve items!
For some of the classes that have 100+ students, we work at getting the textbook for that class, either from our own collection or from professors and their departments. If we cannot get the textbook, we send the SGA the titles of the needed books along with the price of those items for their approval. Once approved, these books are placed on the reserve shelf for students to use during the term. This is a positive step in getting needed textbooks into the hands of our students. After the term is over, those SGA copies go into our general collection.
We are collaborating with the SGA throughout the year. Stop by each term to see what we have on course reserves!
When was the last time you read a book that was challenged or banned? In honor of “Banned Books Week”, come visit Gordon Library’s display near the Class of ’70 Cafe to view and charge out any one of several titles of formerly banned or challenged books that are classics. Celebrate your freedom to read!