Archive for the ‘Coming Soon’ Category

A New Look for the Ramaker Homepage

April 24, 2009

Please join with the Ramaker staff in thinking about a new design for the library homepage.  During the past year, the library staff has discussed how to improve the homepage.   Along with our discussions, we have received feedback from students.  As the discussion continues, we invite you to use the blog to give us your recommendations and feedback.  Also, keep an eye on the blog as library staff uses it as a place to post thoughts and questions on design issues that we still thinking about. 

Celebrate with Us!

April 11, 2008




National Library Week is April 13 – 19

Ramaker Library will be celebrating with prize drawings and refreshments.

We encourage faculty, staff, and students to register for $25 to Barnes & Noble at any time during the week.

(Register in the library OR type your name and campus email in the following form and click submit.)

Join us for cake, cookies, & coffee on Wednesday, April 16 — 1:30 – 4:30 pm in the library lobby.

We hope to see you there!

Day of Learning in Community at Ramaker

April 8, 2008

On Northwestern’s first Day of Learning in Community, Ramaker Library is hosting two sessions of its own:

  • Murder in the StacksApril 9, 1:30 – 2:30pm, Ramaker Library
    Ramaker Library invited students, staff and faculty to write the first chapter of a murder mystery that is set in a library. We invite all who are interested to join us for the readings of 2 of these chapters during our session.The title for this workshop comes from a 1930s mystery novel by Marion Havighurst that is set at Miami University (Ohio). Havighurst’s novel reflects a tradition of setting mysteries in libraries. The tradition counters the stereotype of libraries being palces where routines and schedules reign, and nothing unusual occurs.

    Now, in reality, there is nothing routine about libraries. They are places of discoveries and adventures, adventures in the life of the mind. Thus, it is fitting to set a mystery in a library. The notion of a mystery in a libray symbolizes the reality that behind the quiet and seemingly placid state of affairs there is much that is not ordinary or routine as readers encounter the world of knowledge and ideas.

  • The Best Place in the WorldApril 9, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Ramaker Library
    Join Ramaker for an interactive workshop where we’ll discover together why libraries are the best places in the world.  You’ll hear stories and remembrances from other library lovers and, if you wish, share your memories as well. Ramaker decided to host this session becauses libraries evoke fond memories. Why do people love libraries? The American Library Association states that the library is important “because it is the only institution in American society whose purpose is to guard against the tyrannies of ignorance and conformity, and its existence indicates the extent to which democratic society values knowledge, truth, justice, books and culture.” 

We look forward to hosting these sessions, and we welcome your participation!

The Best Place in the World!

April 3, 2008

Minding Place – Day of Learning in Community

Workshop Session 2

Ramaker Library’s 1st Birthday

Hear fond memories about libraries from . . . .

Michael Kensak          Dean Jasper Lesage          Joonna Trapp

Ella Jameson          Brenna Lura          Carri Manifold

Library Staff

This will be an interactive workshop where together we can explore why libraries are “the best places in the world!”