Thursday, May 28, 2015

Whole New (Dave Bids Farewell) View

View of Davis Library around 3:45 PM Thursday 5.28.15 (J. David Mauer, Director of the Davis Library, pictured)

J. David Mauer, Director of the Davis Library for the past 35 years, bids a final farewell to the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College. Today is Mauer’s last day on campus before his retirement, which becomes official beginning June 1st.

Many changes that have taken place at the institution since he first arrived campus—particularly with regard to Davis Library’s growth and development.  Learn more about the important leadership role Mauer has played in expanding both student and faculty access to high-quality scholarly information resources in Davis Library’s most recent newsletter Ex Libris et Altera, Vol. 13, No. 2, Spring 2015.

Bon Voyage! We’ll Miss You Dave!

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Whole New (End of the Term) View

View of Davis Library around 4:40 PM Friday 5.1.15
Final exams are over! And, the 139th Commencement of Rio Grande takes place tomorrow Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 1 PM. Despite all the excitement surrounding this weekend, we at the Davis Library can’t help but feel a little bittersweet about the occasion. 

Soon, we’ll be saying our good-byes to long-time Library Director J. David Mauer. He retires at the end of this month after 35 years of service to the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College

Read more about Mauer’s accomplishment and commitment to the growth and development of both the library and the institution in our most recent newsletter, Ex Libris et Altera, Vol. 13, No. 2, Spring 2015, found at:

Celebrate a job well-done & enjoy a wonderful Commencement Weekend!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Our new government documents LibGuide is up and running!

For anyone interested in searching for government published materials, or just information about how the U.S. Government works, Davis Library at the University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College is a great place to start. Since 1966, we have been a member of the United States Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), which means that we get about 16% of all documents published by the U.S. Government each year. All government document print materials are kept on the 2nd floor stacks, just to the right of the front entrance.

As an additional resource for students, faculty, and the community we have just uploaded a link to our newly created government documents LibGuide, which can be found on the Davis Library homepage under "LibGuides". This resource provides information on finding government resources in print at Davis Library, on our website through RioCat, and online through various government websites. The LibGuide is organized into Executive, Legislative, and Judicial pages, with information on Ohio and international governments as well. Since the majority of government information can now be found online, the plethora of information available can get overwhelming. For this reason, we have also added "Popular Online Resources" and "Getting Started" pages, which are great for anyone doing general searches.

If you are interested in researching materials relating to the U.S. Government, or government organizations, online resources are a great place to start. That being said, the librarians at Davis Library are always willing to help, so feel free to come see us or contact us with any questions!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Whole New (Getting Ready for Graduation) View

View of the Davis Library around 10 AM Monday 4.27.15

It’s Finals Week here at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College and the grounds-keeping and maintenance crews are busy getting things ready for Rio Grande's Graduation Ceremony, which will take place on the lawn not too far from the front steps of the Davis Library

View of Rio Grande Main Campus from Davis Library's Main Entrance

During this week, Davis Library’s hours will be modified some. Then, next week we’ll go straight into our summer hours. A few details on those upcoming changes to hours of operation are as follows:

  • OPEN 8 AM – 10 PM - Monday, April 27th – Wednesday, April 29th
  • OPEN 8 AM – 5 PM - Thursday, April 30th & Friday, May 1st
  • CLOSED - Saturday, May 2nd; Sunday, May 3rd & Monday, May 4th (Staff Development)
  • Summer Hours Begin Tuesday, May 5th - Davis Library OPEN 8 AM – 5 PM Mondays – Thursdays & CLOSED Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays (effective until mid-August with some additional holiday closings expected.)
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Good luck on those exams, everyone! Congrats Grads!