“Tracks from the Stacks” Radio Program to Debut on WPEA

Drew Gatto, Academy Music Librarian
Drew Gatto, Academy Music Librarian

Music Librarian Drew Gatto is the host of a new radio program, “Tracks from the Stacks,” set to debut on Wednesday, January 16th from 1:00 until 2:00 pm on WPEA, the campus radio station.  The program will be broadcast during the same time each Wednesday for the duration of the winter and spring terms.

Tracks from the Stacks” will feature music from the CD collection held in the Academy Library. The show will be organized around the theme of “musical connections,” wherein all of the tracks played will relate to a single theme. Drew will provide brief explanations of these connections between tracks, and playlists (including information on how to find each featured CD in the Library) will be posted online for those who are interested in further exploring the music featured on a particular show.  In addition, Circulation Coordinator Marilyn Bott will create accessible displays in the Library so that patrons can easily find CDs used during the previous week’s program. The first show will feature a tribute to the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. in anticipation of the Academy-wide celebration of his birthday scheduled for Friday, January 18th.  

Drew welcomes suggestions for future programs and hopes that you’ll join him “on the air” this month!

New Library Proctors Announced

Some of Our Fabulous Library Proctors

It’s time for our 2011/2012 Proctors to make way for the Library Proctors of 2012/2013.  We will definitely miss our class of 2012 and we wish them well with all of their new adventures!  The new faces in the Library will be :

  • Haley Baker
  • Emma Clarkson
  • Katrina Morris
  • Alexandra O’Keefe
  • Abbigail Ouellette
  • Sameer Panesar
  • Rachel Schneider
  • Sanam Shetty
  • Sarah Xiao
  • Carlin Zia

Be sure to stop by the Academy Library this fall term to say hello and welcome them to their new positions!

The Library has 2 New Databases!

Our newest science database is Gale’s Science in Context.   Science in Context delivers  integrated content through 150+ comprehensive reference sets from Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library, as well as:

  • More than 22,000 topic overviews
  • 7,000 biographies
  • 1.5 million periodical articles from noted publications like Science Weekly, Science News and The Science Teacher
  • 16,000 images and videos
  • 170+ detailed experiments
  • 8,100 biographies
  • Two dictionaries

And to support secondary teachers, Science in Context features the Science Standards search of full-text results linked to national and state science standards for grades 9-12.

Our second new database is also from Gale Publishing and it allows our users to read the pages of the London Times from the years 1785 – 1985.  See how Charles Dickens actually appeared to his contemporaries as written in the newspaper of his day!The Times of London, 1785 - 1985

The Times (London) is the world’s oldest continuously published newspaper. Readers — world leaders and the general public — have consistently turned to The Times for its in‐depth news coverage, parliamentary reports and comment, editorial opinion and unique view of history from the major reporters and editors of the period.  The Times Digital Archive, 1785–1985 allows users to search and view online this award‐winning newspaper in its original published context.