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Archive for October, 2010

New Book Review — Behind the Short Story

Posted by Lindsey Batdorf on October 30, 2010

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New Book Review — And/Or

Posted by Lindsey Batdorf on October 30, 2010

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Halloween Book Display: Witches, and Goblins, and Ghosts – Oh My!

Posted by Carter on October 15, 2010

There is still time before Halloween to design your own costume.  The book A Complete Guide to Special Effects Makeup: Conceptual Creations by Japanese Makeup Artists is an amazing guide to creating masks and doing transformative body makeup.  It is also notable in that it has an interview with master Japanese horror makeup artists Yuuichi Matsui.  Come by and check it out!

There are many chilling DVDs and spooky stories available.  Visit the table display in the library for books on ghosts, witches, the history of horror cinema, special effects makeup, costumes, classic literature such as Frankenstein and more!

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Verman Kimbrough Recycles

Posted by annfinn on October 11, 2010



Malcolm's Rocket Ship


How I Spent My Summer…

Every fall, at least one returning Ringling student asks me how I spent my summer break.  Well… I work at Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library on a full-time, year-round basis.  Many in the Ringling College community may not realize that, although it is closed evenings, weekends and holidays, the Library is open nearly every summer weekday.  Despite staff vacations, every department is ready for the needs of local students, faculty, and Pre-college participants.  In addition, librarians and staff inventory the collection, order texts, work on projects, make plans for the coming semester, and, in my case, catalog and process the materials (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) that will be needed in the next school term.

So, what was the short answer to this fall’s question?  Why, I built a spacecraft, of course!  [See attached photo]  My rocket ship was constructed from 2 large cardboard boxes originally used for shipping a book truck and a desk to the Library.  Because I’m not an artist, nor a designer, nor an engineer, and, because I owned no appropriate tools or supplies to start with, it consumed most all my summer weekend hours.  It may be crude, but, it’s sturdy and it’s just perfect for my 3-year-old grandson, Malcolm!

Now, for next summer…

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Andy Warhol

Posted by sdsherman on October 9, 2010

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Need to Dig Deeper?

Posted by Carter on October 6, 2010

The Library is excited to unveil the first of three new posters promoting our digital resources.  Do you know about the plethora of quality information available to you online through our database subscriptions?  Want to search through and read 44,000 ebooks any time of day or night?  What about credible magazine and newspaper articles when you need them?  Visit to explore.

To celebrate, we are offering a limited number giveaways for students!  To get your giveaway, show the Circulation desk that you’ve checked in at Kimbrough Library on Foursquare, Facebook Places, Brightkite, or Gowalla.  Don’t have one of these accounts?  Come to the Circulation desk to ask for your  give away.

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Troubleshooting Java Plugins for Credo Reference

Posted by Carter on October 5, 2010

One of our digital resources, Credo Reference, has a really amazing feature called the Concept Map.

Some students have noticed a problem opening up articles when using the concept map, so we thought we’d point you toward some help.  The notebooks issued in the 2010-11 academic year may not have the Java Plugin needed to display articles using the concept map feature.  Here’s what the Credo Reference blog says we can do to fix this:

The concept map needs Java 1.4.19 or newer to work. That is the only requirement. For the users that don’t have Java installed this link provides installers for all operating systems: After installation the browser will need to be restarted. Windows users might need to reboot their computer.

In some cases Java is already installed but it is disabled in the browser. How to enable it is browser-specific but it usually means opening the browser’s Preferences dialog and enabling Java. In Firefox the checkbox to enable Java is in the Preferences window under the ‘Content’ tab. In Safari the option is under the ‘Security’ tab. The option is usually placed besides the option to enable Java Script. It is important to note, though, that ‘Java’ and ‘Java Script’ are two completely different/independent things and enabling one does not enable the other.

If you have questions about the Java plug in, email Credo Reference at  If you have questions about using Credo in general just email the library at

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John R. Fischetti Editorial Cartoons and Sketches

Posted by Carter on October 1, 2010

The ARTstor database is always growing!  They now have complete digital scans of 30 of John R. Fischetti’s notebooks, which are in the archives at Columbia College.

Who was John Fischetti?

John Fischetti (1916 – 1980) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist whose work appeared in the New York Herald Tribune, the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times, and Stars and Stripes. Fischetti studied at Pratt Institute and worked as an animator for Disney Studios before embarking on his career as a cartoonist in New York and then in Chicago. Fischetti’s political cartoons satirized local politics, social issues, and current events, including the Watergate scandal, the energy crisis, the economy, and terrorism.

Log in to ARTstor here with your Ringling user ID and password – this allows you to view and download high resolution scans.

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