Lisa Ludwinski ’06 Included in 2019 Michigan Notable Books!

Congratulations to Lisa Ludwinski ’06, author of Sister Pie: The Recipes & Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit, which is included in the 2019 list of Michigan Notable Books!

“With 75 recipes, the Sister Pie cookbook pays homage to Motor City ingenuity and all-American spirit. The granddaughter of two Detroit natives created a little corner pie shop in a former beauty salon on the city’s east side where no one leaves empty handed.  Those who don’t have money in their pockets can simply cash in a prepaid slice from the “pie it forward” clothesline strung across the window.  This unique and fruitful business model is detailed beside tasty recipes.”

Lisa, a theatre arts major at K, was the winner of Comerica Bank’s 2014 Hatch Detroit development grant meant to champion and support independent retail businesses in Detroit through funding, exposure, education, and mentoring.  She opened the Sister Pie bakery and coffee shop at 8066 Kercheval in Detroit’s West Village neighborhood

The Michigan Notable Books list is administered by the Library of Michigan Each year the list features 20 books, published the previous calendar year, which are about or set in Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or are written by a Michigan author. Selections include nonfiction and fiction books that appeal to a variety of audiences and cover various topics and issues close to the hearts of Michigan residents.

Michigan Notable Books is a statewide program designed to pay tribute and draw attention to the many people, places and things that make Michigan life unique.

Visit Lisa and Sister Pie in person or at http://sisterpie.com and friend her on www.Facebook.com/SisterPie.

Check Out a Portable Power Station!

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Did you know that the library has portable power stations for you to check out? These batteries allow you to plug in and sit in places that don’t have a convenient power source.

Take one to class, to the quad, to your favorite quiet spot in the library! Charge up and stop worrying about plugging in.

Ask for the portable power station at the Library Circulation Desk. They circulate for four hours.

Omnicharge your life!

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Did you know that the library has Omnicharge battery chargers for you to check out? Omnicharge batteries are portable charging stations that allow you to plug in and sit in places that don’t have a convenient power source.

Take one to class, to the quad, to your favorite quiet spot in the library! Charge up and stop worrying about plugging in.

Ask for the Omnicharge battery at the Library Circulation Desk. They circulate for four hours.

Feedback from Faculty Communication Survey

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The Library recently implemented a faculty communication survey. Given the feedback, here are some things we are doing:

  • The Library will communicate with faculty through direct email, posting information on our website, and meeting one on one or with departments any time.
  • Faculty will receive a courtesy notice three days before an item is due, and reminders when the item is 7, 14, and 21 days overdue. The faculty loan period for books is six months with three renewals (total of two  years).
  • The new OneSearch does work differently than the old one. Librarians are always available to help you find what you need! Call, email, stop by the library, or we can stop by your office, too.
  • You can find a link to Online Journals at K(OJK) under Library >Research Tools. This links to both our online and print holdings. If wedon’t have access to an article, OJK will link you to Interlibrary Loan so you can request it.
  • Our new system will notify faculty through email when an item you requested for purchase is available. If you have suggestions for purchases, please let us know! You can contact Leslie Burke directly (leslie.burke@kzoo.edu), or suggest a purchase through our website.
  • We are working on a way new acquisitions will be featured on our website.
  • We will be starting a Library Liaison program,where faculty departments are assigned to a librarian who can be your point of contact.  Of course, you can always contact any of us, but this will ensure that there is one person looking out for you. And we are always available to visit you personally in your office – just contact us and ask!

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate your investment in the success of your Library!

MeLCat is Back!

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The Library is happy to announce that we are back up and running on MeLCat!

To request materials through MeLCat, search for the item you want in the MeLCat catalog. Click the “Get this…” button, then choose Kalamazoo College as the library card you want to use. Type in your name and 14 digit Kalamazoo College barcode number on your college ID (the number starts with 250170…). If you don’t know your barcode number, you can look it up in your Library OneSearch account under the “Blocks + Messages” area. The library can also look it up for you. Contact us at library@kzoo.edu or 269-337-7153. 

Your MeLCat materials will arrive at the Kalamazoo College Library circulation desk, and you will receive an email when they are ready to be picked up. You should return your MeLCat materials at the circulation desk as well. Materials are checked out through MeLCat for three weeks with one renewal. You will be able to see your MeLCat items in your Library OneSearch account.

Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff may also use their Kalamazoo College ID to check out materials at other libraries that participate in MeLCat’s Visiting Patron service.

MeLCat is live!

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The Library is happy to announce that we are back up and running on MeLCat!

To order materials through MeLCat, search for the item you want in the MeLCat catalog. Click the”Get this…” button, then choose Kalamazoo College Library as the library card you want to use. Type in your name and 14 digit Kalamazoo College barcode number on your ID (the number starts with 250170…).

Your MeLCat materials will arrive at the Kalamazoo College Library circulation desk, and you will receive an email when they are ready to be picked up. You should return your MeLCat materials at the circulation desk as well. Materials are checked out through MeLCat for three weeks with one renewal. You will be able to see your MeLCat items in your Library OneSearch account.

Current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff may also use their Kalamazoo College ID to check out materials at other libraries that participate in MeLCat’s VisitingPatron service.