Monday, May 2

7:00 PM - Geifman Lecture:  Walter W. Reed
Walter W. Reed will deliver the annual Geifman Lecture and Holocaust remembrance. The Geifman Prize for Holocaust Studies will be awarded to an Augustana student
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

5:00 PM - Deadline to submit scholarship published, performed or exhibited from 8-31-10 through 4-1-11

Tuesday, May 3

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Full Faculty Meeting
Olin Auditorium

10:45 AM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Jaynee Krippel '11
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor

3:00 PM - Retirement Reception for Doug Nelson
Wilson Center

Wednesday, May 4

10:30 AM - Coffee and Conversation
CEC, Sorensen Hall, 1st floor

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Bible Study Group
led by Pastor Priggie, for faculty, staff and administrators
Bring your lunch, and a Bible
Chicago Room, College Center

8:00 PM - Augustana Flute and Clarinet Choir Concert
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

Thursday, May 5

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Faculty Senate
Hanson Hall of Science 102

4:30 PM - After Hours
Phi, Beta, Kappa Room, Tredway Library

Friday, May 6

4:00 PM - Friday Conversations - Mike Augspurger "Advising Program Review"
3:00 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

7:30 PM - Our Town
First presented on the Augustana stage 20 years ago, the college's 2011 revival will revisit the fictional small town of Grover's Corners from a 21st century perspective
General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Hall, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - Augustana Jazz Ensemble Concert
Centennial Hall

Saturday, May 7

9:00 AM - Potato Sausage and Summer Grilling Workshop
The American Scandinavian Association at Augustana will sponsor a class in Potato Sausage and Summer Grilling
First Lutheran Church, 18th Avenue and 20th Street, Rock Island, Illinois

9:30 AM - Celebration of Learning Welcome and Opening Remarks
Hanson Hall of Science 102

11:30 AM - Student Honors Recognition Ceremony
Hanson Hall of Science 102

12:00 PM - Senior Studio Art Exhibition
Centennial Hall

4:00 PM - Augustana Five Choirs Concert
Centennial Hall

7:30 PM - Our Town
First presented on the Augustana stage 20 years ago, the college's 2011 revival will revisit the fictional small town of Grover's Corners from a 21st century perspective
General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Hall, Bergendoff Building

8:00 PM - Seniors' Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

8:30 PM - Martini Swingers Spring Showcase
Centennial Hall

8:30 PM - Planetarium Spring Open House and Fryxell Museum Spring Open House
John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory

Sunday, May 8

1:30 PM - Our Town
First presented on the Augustana stage 20 years ago, the college's 2011 revival will revisit the fictional small town of Grover's Corners from a 21st century perspective
General admission: $11 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (full-time, any school), children, faculty/staff; $7 for students required to attend for class (faculty member must supply class roster in advance)
Potter Hall, Bergendoff Building

4:00 PM - Seniors' Recital
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

7:30 PM - Handbell Choir Concert
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall

Volume 8, Issues 29 - May 2, 2011

This Week's Message

Managing a College Library Collection in a Time of Change

 

Last fall, a report from the task force on a combined center for student activities, the library and dining was accompanied by my two-page essay "On Books and College Libraries." In it, I wrote about the trend toward creating more reader-centered college libraries and quoted Evan Farber, director of the Earlham College library from 1962-1994, who urged college librarians to move away from "the university-library syndrome," the collection-centered, bigger-is-better view of college libraries. I went on to suggest that we might "edit" Augustana's book collection in the same way that we would edit an essay, creating a smaller but more responsive, up-to-date, and inviting undergraduate collection that supports our curriculum.

In order to make our reasoning and intentions clearer, Augustana's librarians recently developed a new collection management policy. Although it is quite brief, we hope that it will help to explain our approach to providing digital and print resources that support our undergraduate curriculum in this time of change.  I am confident that we will live in a hybrid world of print and digital resources for the foreseeable future, and we plan to maintain a healthy circulating book collection.  Still, this paradigm shift is not easy, despite the benefits it will yield. Your liaison librarians and I stand ready to discuss questions or concerns you may have.

Carla Tracy
Director of Tredway Library