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Interview with a Librarian - Grant Hardaway
Interview with Librarian Grant Hardaway

In our blog segment “Interview with a Librarian” we sat down with our newest librarian, Grant Hardaway, to find out more about him! 1. What is your position in the…

150 Years of Trinity Library
150 Years of Trinity Library

The library’s history closely follows the fortunes of the University. And like Trinity, the library has adapted with each stage of growth. Here’s a very short history of the collection…

Free Streaming with Academic Video Online
Free Streaming Media with Academic Video Online

While most of us are familiar with YouTube and Netflix, many of us have yet to try Academic Video Online (AVON) from Alexander Street Press. Have you tried AVON? While…

feedback week is coming
Feedback Week Is Coming!

Mark your calendars! The library’s marketing and outreach team will be asking for your feedback the last week of October – Monday Oct. 28th through Thursday Oct. 31st. Be sure to…

You belong here
You Belong Here!

And Our Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Says So. You may have noticed a large new poster in the library. But why put up a statement about our commitment…

Legends of the Library
Legends of the Library: Restless, Roaming, Rattling, and Reading

Author’s note:  The library has suffered very, very few unexplained power outages during my 17 years of employment here.  No lie, one of these occurred when I started writing the…

The Shushing of the Carts
The Shushing of the Carts

The library: A sanctuary of serene concentration, a respite from the chaos of campus life, a fortress of focus and freedom of thought.  Here is where students come to conquer…

Reading Tugether and Starting Strong
Reading TUgether and Starting Strong
What Our First Year Students Can Teach Us Not very many people know that Trinity’s Class of 2023 completed their first college research assignment before they even stepped foot on...
Welcome Back - Library Updates
Welcome Back – Library Updates

Welcome back! After a quiet summer in the library, our staff is excited to see all the energy emanating from our students and faculty as they prepare for the new…

6 Moments of Research “Failure” and How to Deal With Them

For all the summer researchers taking on bigger projects than they have experienced in their classes so far, for all the incoming first-years who will soon receive more rigorous research assignments than they have previously encountered, I hope this brief catalog of common research “failures” might, if nothing else, do away with some of the unnecessary secrecy.