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Houghton Memorial Library (Huntingdon College) Web Site: Events

Departmental Cooperation

Over the years the Library has worked with a number of academic departments on a variety of initiatives.  For example, one year we worked with the Department of Chemisrty to promote a research project that the physical science students of Dr. Maureen Murphy undertook whereby they explained the scientific principles behind the powers of superheroes.   Projects were placed on display boards in the library atrium and Ms. Brenda Kerwin, systems librarian, organized a panel of faculty judges.  Eric A. Kidwell, library director, created displays (drawing upon his own collection of comic-related items) to enhance the presentation of the students' work.


Library Events

The Library sponsors or co-sponsors a number of events throughout the year.  Use the pull-down menu on the "Events" tab for information on such events as the Library's Annual Halloween Dinner, the Faculty Forum, The Salon, Robert Burns Night, Banned Books Week, and National Library Week; in addition to those events and occasions shown on this page.

Use the drop-down menu on the "Events" tab for information on:

The Faculty Forum

The Salon

The Robert Burns Dinner

Banned Books Week

National Library Week

The September Project

Host Days

Huntingdon College Host Days are opportunties during the academic year for prospective students and their families to come to campus and meet with faculty and learn about the College's academic program -- fields of study, academic extra-curricular activities, and the departments and programs that support the academic mission of the institution.  At Host Days you will find members of the library faculty and staff ready to greet students and their families and talk about the resources and services available for study, leisure reading, or just hanging out and enjoying some down time. 

Instruction Seminars

In recent years, library faculty have offered a spring seminar on the newly awarded prizes in children's and young adult literature.  In 2010, Ms. Eleanor Lucas of Capitol Book & News was invited to speak to students on trends in publishing for these readerships, and to share with students, particularly students in the teacher education program, the services and resources that booksellers, and in particular independent booksellers, can offer teachers as they work to develop reading ability in their students.

Other seminar topics have included searching for e-journals, using, and using WorldCat Local.

History Months

During the year, the Library marks a number of the "History" months, including Black History Month (February) and Women's History Month (March) through displays, give-aways, and webliographies.