The Colby College Libraries are proud to support this year’s humanities theme, as sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities. Resources include:
Tiny Giants in the Libraries
During the Fall 2015 semester, Miller Library and the Science Library featured enlarged gallery photographs of marine microbes, as captured at the Bigelow Laboratory. You can continue to enjoy the virtual exhibit/audio tour on your smartphone or other mobile device at tinygiants.toursphere.com .
The Science Library is hosting monthly book exhibits related to this year’s humanities theme. Each exhibit is accompanied by a brief document with resources, archived below.
- Humans and Technology (PDF download, May)
- Happy 100th Birthday, National Parks! (PDF download, April)
- How Geology Affects Our Lives (PDF download, March)
- Mosquitoes, Vectors of Disease (PDF download, February)
- Sustainable Architecture (PDF download, January)
- The Anthropocene (PDF download, December)
- A Hazardous Environment (PDF download, November)
- Biodiversity (PDF download, October)
- Ethnobotany (PDF download) September)
Bixler Art & Music Library also hosts occasional exhibits as well.
- Photography and the Changing Landscape (PDF download)
- The Culture of Nature: Garden Design, East and West (PDF download)
Finally, the Miller Library entryway has more books on display about Human/Nature.
Resources for the Study of Human/Nature
The Colby Libraries provide faculty, students, and visitors with access to over 300 databases of academic articles and over 300,000 physical books, many of which address this year’s Humanities Theme. In preparation for some of our visiting speakers, check out their works from the library!
- Carolyn Chute’s books at Colby
- Bill McKibben’s books at Colby
- Terry Tempest Williams’ books at Colby
- Peter Forbes’ books at Colby
- Emmet Gowin’s books at Colby
Library Sessions on Human/Nature
Through library training and individual research consultations, the Colby College Librarians are working with Colby faculty to assist students in this year’s themed courses on research projects engaging this year’s humanities theme: