Featured Collections

Our featured collections provide a topical focus in areas of current interest, allowing you to browse and expand your awareness. All materials circulate according to our regular loan periods.

Career

Over 1,000 books on writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews, job hunting, and choosing and preparing for a career are contained in the College Library Career Collection.

The collection is located in the center area of the third floor of College Library.

Search the Career Collection through the Library Catalog.

Computer

The Computer Collection includes material that will help students and faculty learn more about hardware, web design and other computer topics. These materials are available as books and DVDs. Much of the collection provides training in software applications; there are also software manuals, and design training materials.

The collection is located in Room 2250, the Computer & Media Center, which is located on the east side of the second floor of College Library.

Search the Computer Collection through the Library Catalog.

Ethnic Studies

The Ethnic Studies Collection began as a collaborative venture with the Dean of Students Office and Multi-Cultural Council in 1975. It was called the Ethnic Collection and was designed as a current awareness multicultural reading area. To support the L & S Ethnic Studies requirement, in 1989, the collection expanded in scope and was renamed the Ethnic Studies Collection.

Included are books and DVDs which cover course-related subject matter and topics that are of current interest to students and faculty in Ethnic Studies Departments and for courses that fulfill the Ethnic Studies Requirement. This collection covers contemporary socio-economic, political and health issues, as well as literary, artistic, and historical material.

Search the Ethnic Studies Collection through the Library Catalog.

Gaus (poetry)

The Gaus Collection, in memory of Professor John Gaus, contains modern British and American poetry, literary studies, and books on the art of creative writing.

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The collection is located in the center area of the third floor of College Library.

Search the Gaus Collection through the Library Catalog.

Gender & Women’s Studies

College Library’s Gender & Women’s Studies Collection was established in 1975 when librarians worked with the faculty of the new Women’s Studies Department. Together they created a women’s reading area called the Women’s Reading Collection. Today the collection provides books and videos emphasizing current gender and women’s studies issues of interest to undergraduates, including the students in Gender and Women’s Studies courses.

The collection includes titles on topics such as abortion, body image, child-rearing, gender identity and expression, health, literature, media representations, transgender issues, religion and spirituality, violence against women, war, welfare, and many more. Works by and about women authors, artists and musicians are collected as anthologies or criticism identified as pertaining to women’s studies or feminist issues. Books by or about individuals in the literary and fine arts are usually only selected if they are considered seminal works. Some lesbian and transgender fiction is included in the collection as well.

Books on all these topics, which would be scattered throughout the library collection, are presented here in the Gender & Women’s Studies Collection to encourage browsing by undergraduates.

The collection is in Room 2191, which is located on the west side of the second floor at College Library.

Search the Gender & Women’s Studies Collection through the Library Catalog.