Stop by the festive red book cart by the reference desk.

Stop by the festive red book cart by the reference desk. These books are just waiting for you to check them out!

Are you the reader this book has been waiting for? In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Geisel Library invites you to check out your next reading/viewing match! Go on a blind date with a book or movie this February, and who knows, it might be true love!

We’ve put together a variety of books and DVDs, so stop by the display at the reference desk and take a chance on the unknown. Here’s how it works:

  1. Browse the books’ and DVDs’ personal ads and pick your match.
  2. Check the book/DVD out at the circulation desk.
  3. Wait until you get home to unwrap it!
  4. Spend at least a few minutes with your date— Read or watch, and enjoy!
  5. Fill out the “Rate Your Date” form wrapped inside, and bring it back to the comments box next to the display.
  6. If you don’t like your date, just return it to the library (you won’t hurt its feelings) and feel free to try again.
Don't forget to rate your date afterward!

Don’t forget to rate your date afterward!


The Little Mermaid: A Pop-Up Adaptation of the Classic Fairy Tale by Robert Sabuda Little Simon, 2013

They aren’t just for kids anymore, or maybe they never were just for kids. Pop-up books have been around for centuries. Some of the earliest pop-up books were informational texts that helped demonstrate a concept or deepen one’s understanding of a subject.

Contemporary notions are that pop-up books are just for children. While children may be the dominate audience they are not the only ones to enjoy this innovative art form.

Today’s paper engineers utilize traditional techniques alongside modern technology to create dynamic forms that rise off the page. These complex images are enough to bring a sense of wonder to both young and old.

Examples of recently published pop-up books are now on display in the Geisel Library Foyer Exhibit Cases. You can also view some of the books in motion on the library’s YouTube Channel. Stop in and take the opportunity to view these fascinating works.


Pop-Up Puppy, constructed by Kathy Carignan.



Sabuda & Reinhart Present Castle: Medieval Days and Knights by Kyle Olmon and Tracy Sabin Orchard Books/Scholastic, 2006


Who’s Who in the Woods by Eryl Norris and Andy Mansfield Little Bee Books, 2015

RobinReissHello! My name is Robin Reiss and I’m thrilled to join Geisel Library as its new Interlibrary Loan Specialist. I come to Saint Anselm College from Clark University, where I worked as the Executive Assistant in the Dean of Students Office. Although this is my first professional role in a library, I worked in my alma mater’s library as an undergraduate and have been hoping to enter the field ever since!

I earned my bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in literature from Westfield State University in western Massachusetts. Following graduation, I worked briefly as a nanny and a substitute teacher before travelling abroad. After spending a few months living in the coffee region of Colombia teaching English as a Foreign Language and practicing my own language skills, I returned to the United States and acquired a job in higher education. In my role at Clark University I wore many hats, providing resources to students, coordinating projects, processing student status changes, and publishing informational materials. I get great satisfaction out of supporting student learning and helping behind-the-scenes processes run smoothly. Working in the Division of Student Affairs was incredibly valuable and has influenced my interpersonal interactions deeply, but I look forward to working more closely with the academic side of the house as I meet the Interlibrary Loan needs of students and faculty at Saint Anselm. I am excited to develop new skills as part of the Geisel Library team and explore the field as I consider pursuing a master’s degree in library and information science.

If you see me around campus or in the library, feel free to say hello! I’m always eager to be of help, so don’t hesitate to reach out. I look forward to meeting you this semester!
– Robin

gicGeisel Library is trialing the database, “Global Issues in Context.” GIC provides access to a variety of information resources on trending and important topics internationally. Let us know what you think about this resource by emailing Electronic Resources Librarian, Laura Gricius-West at lgriciuswest@anselm.edu.

Hannah LindquistReference & Instruction Librarian, Hannah Lindquist recently presented at the December 4, 2015 meeting of the New England Library Instruction Group at the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, VT. NELIG is a special interest group of the New England chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Through her presentation entitled, “Buzzfeed Activity for Intro to Sociology,” Hannah shared with her peers an information literacy lesson that examined gendered products through the creation and dissemination of consumer product images using reverse Google image searches.

chicago styleThe library will be trialing the online version of the Chicago Manual of Style through March 31, 2016. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Ambrose Digital is a streaming video collection of 637 closed captioned videos currently online at AmbroseDigital.com. The collection includes videos related to Literature, History, Political Science, Fine Arts, Philosophy and Religion, Economics, Nursing, and disciplines in Science and Social Science. The database allows for unlimited streams and simultaneous users, includes public performance rights, and provides easy integration into course management systems. To browse video titles, visit the Ambrose Digital website. Geisel Library is trialing this resource from November 17, 2015 to January 19, 2016. Let us know what you think about this resource by emailing Laura Gricius-West.


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