We’ve created a list of books in the Christina Melville Collection, and will be updating it regularly. We’ve also added a page to the official Library website. Visit the site at http://www.berkshirecc.edu/Library_Melville_Collection. KCH
We have gotten many requests for information on donating to the collection of books in honor of Christina Melville. Donations to this collection are ongoing and can be made by going to the BCC Foundation website and clicking on the donation link. Select Gift Preference, and then click Other and list Melville Collection as the designate. BCC faculty and staff may opt to make payroll deductions to this worthy fund as well. If you have any questions, you may contact the Foundation at 413-236-2185.
Each year the Jonathan Edwards Library honors Berkshire Community College’s Convocation Students by dedicating books in their names to the Colleges collection. You can find a list of our 2014 Convocation students and their books here.
Donations to this collection are ongoing and can be made by going to the BCC Foundation website and clicking on the donation link. Select Gift Preference, Other and list Melville Collection as the designate.
A special collection of books has been created in honor of the memory of Christina Melville Huff, our much beloved Library Assistant who passed away unexpectedly this past May, 2011. These works cover many of the subjects that Christina held dear, from the history of the British Isles and the Catholic Church to politics, cooking, and soccer. We wish thank everyone who contributed towards this collection in honor of Christina. The books are currently on display in the Periodical Room of the Jonathan Edwards Library. Included in this collection are the following titles, all available to patrons as part of our lending library:
Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. (Z124.E368 2011)
The official illustrated history of Manchester United : the full
story and complete record 1878-2010. Alex Murphy, New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010. (GV943.6.M3M35 2010)
Theroux, Paul. The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. (G180.T47 2011)
Two centuries of faith : the influence of Catholicism on Boston,
1808-2008. Thomas H. O’Connor, Editor. New York : Crossroad
Pub. Co., c2009. (BX1418.B7T86 2009 )
There has been a delay in the migration of all CW/MARS libraries, including the Jonathan Edwards Library, to the new Evergreen Online Public Access Catalog. (PAC) The revised date to launch the new Evergreen PAC is now January 4th, 2012. This delay will allow a smoother transition for both public and academic libraries.
We think that you will find that the new and dynamic Evergreen system has many user friendly features, and is an improvement on our current system. You will be able to seemlessly search both the Western and Central regions in one single catalog interface. You will also have the option to use either your library card or create a username for login to the catalog. And, you can create lists of favorite books that you can share with other readers.
While we count the days to the new launch date, you will notice a few changes to the current PAC. You can no longer search the central region through the Union Catalog link, but we have made the State-wide virtual catalog more readily accessible, with a link to that system.
We will continue to update you on new developments, In the meantime feel free to read about more Evergreen.