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