Stories about "Ladd Library"
Katie Vale is the college's
librarian and vice president for information and library services. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Katie Vale, librarian and head of information and library services at Bates, dies at age 51

Thursday, December 1, 2016 8:00 am

Vale was a "professional of enormous breadth and intellect and a person possessed of quick wit and self-deprecating humor," said Bates College President Spencer.

This detail of the bluejay plate from The Birds of America  shows what Audubon called the  "rogues" and "deceivers" of the bird world.
Video: Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ lands at the Bates library

Friday, April 29, 2016 11:53 am

Known as the "Bien" edition, the volume is huge — 57 pounds, with each page measuring 39 1/8 inches by 26 1/8 inches. Its Bates provenance is equally outsized.

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Katie Vale named Bates Vice President for Information and Library Services and Librarian

Thursday, July 2, 2015 8:00 am

Vale, whose appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2015, is currently director of digital learning at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Vice President for Information and Library Services Eugene Wiemers to retire

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:00 am

Wiemers built an "integrated library and information services organization [that is] regarded as a national model among liberal arts colleges," said President Spencer.

The Ladd Library card catalog of the 1970s has given way to its latest iteration: an online catalog based on a single database shared by Bates, Bowdoin and Colby colleges.
Ladd Library’s new online CBB catalog has a back-end surprise

Thursday, February 6, 2014 4:10 pm

The most intriguing aspect of the new CBBcat might be that collaboration is at its core.

Library and Information Services, Fall 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013 2:59 pm

We have a couple of highlights for services that you should know...

Campus Construction Update: July 6, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 8:32 am

On June 27, right on schedule, faculty members in philosophy, religious studies and environmental studies moved into their new offices in the renovated Hedge Hall.

Soaking Up the Sun

Friday, May 1, 2009 11:39 am

Maren Vouga '09 soaks up the sun while studying on the Ladd Library terrace.

Turning Points: Simple Questions

Sunday, March 1, 2009 1:19 pm

The latest campus comings and goings

Somerville

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 1:12 pm

Finding a bit of Bates in Somerville, yet needing to move on, fuels conflicting emotions in recent grads.

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