Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Summer!

Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
It's time to say goodbyes again. Some goodbyes we know will be short - only over the summer! - but others may be for years or, as far as we know, for good.

Class of 2013: Heartfelt congratulations! Students, staff, and faculty departing Govs: We wish you well in your future endeavors. Returning students, staff, and faculty: Welcome back in the fall!

We hope everyone will have a fantastic, enjoyable summer!

As a personal note: As you may remember, at end of next week I will leave the Academy to head for new adventures. I leave with very fond memories of the people at Govs. The caring community fostered here is quite remarkable. I hope you will always cherish it. Goodbye, good luck - and thanks for all the fish! -Eppu

Monday, May 27, 2013

Silent Study Everywhere

Silent Study Everywhere
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
Yes, it is that time of the year again. Exams week means, as before, that the entire library building is reserved for silent study. This also mean the library study rooms!

Students who need or want to work in groups can use the collaboration spaces elsewhere on campus - there is a list available in the library.

Good luck!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

For the Class of 2013

Note for Seniors
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
You dreamt, and you strived. Now you are there. Congratulations on your graduation. Well done.

Best of luck in your future endeavors; may you achieve more success ahead. Thank you for the good times!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Overdue Library Books Wanted!

The end of semester is near. Have you returned your library books and DVDs?

Now is the perfect time to check your desk, your closet, your shelf, and your backpack for library treasures you have not returned yet and get them back to the library. (Check under your desk and bed, too!)

Thank you!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

National Etiquette Week

Daily Display May 15 2013
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
National Etiquette Week is the national recognition of etiquette and protocol in all areas of life. The week will raise awareness of all people to act with courtesy, civility, kindness, respect and manners as well as rally people to act with good manners in their everyday lives.

Inflammatory comments and jokes may amount to harassment or bullying charges, and are, of course, inappropriate, as is plagiarism, cheating, lying, and stealing. In addition, the school rules include several smaller points that boil down to a matter of courtesy and respect to others. Examples include removing your hat while indoors and forgoing public displays of affection that are overly physical or explicit. Keeping your feet off chairs or tables and picking up trash around your work area when leaving may not be written down, but are definite signs of consideration towards others.

Stop by the library to look at the famous book on etiquette by Emily Post (Emily Post's Etiquette, shelved upstairs at 393 POS), or read more at We also encourage you to relax, breathe, and smile at people around you!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam Allows High-Def Art Mashups

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, one of the world's leading museums, has launched a ground-breaking online collection sharing tool, Rijks Studio.
The museum invites the public to create and share their own favorites sets, and use the high-resolution images in creative ways, free of copyright. You can even zoom in on the images and save a detail of a larger work in your set. With 125,000 masterpieces to browse, from Rembrandt to Vermeer to lesser known or unknown artists, the museum's web site offers a breathtaking selection.

According to, the museum's Director of Collections, Taco Dibbits, says:
"The Rijksmuseum is a museum for and of everyone, and with the launch of Rijks Studio we are excited to share the extensive collection with art lovers around the world using the latest digital technology. We created Rijks Studio based on the belief that the collection of the Rijksmuseum belongs to us all."
Read more at!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Women's Sports through the Archives' Eyes

This year, our archivist highlights different aspects of the new mural in her monthly displays. For May, Ms. Slater found a selection of images of the girl's athletic teams from the archives. Among the treasures are photos of the first women's basketball, lacrosse, and hockey teams at Governor's Academy. As contrast, she posted a number of current photos.

It's a truly fascinating glimpse back in time. Come on in to take a look!

Monday, May 06, 2013

Latest Reviews: May 2013

Taxes in America
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Below you can find links to reviews of just some of the books recently read by our staff. Why not look in our LibraryThing collection for both fiction and non-fiction to read, either before or during summer.

The latest reviews in our "virtual collection" include Taxes in America by Leonard Burman and Joel Slemrod, and The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.

You can always find even more reviews through our LibraryThing profile.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7

Choose Privacy Week is a national public awareness campaign that seeks to deepen public awareness about personal privacy rights and the need to insure those rights in an era of pervasive surveillance.

We live in an age when knowledge is power. New technologies give us unprecedented access to information. They also facilitate surveillance, with the power to collect and mine personal information. Whether it's your location, your phone calls, your Facebook posts, your purchases or the websites you visit, your daily activities are monitored, recorded, collected and stored.

Visit the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom pages for more information, or read about how to safeguard your information when using public computers and/or wi-fi. And don't forget to check out our display in the lobby!