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Waidner-Spahr Library

Please see our Library Services Updates: Fall 2020 website for the most up-to-date information about using library services remotely.

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The library hosts events, exhibits, and art displays throughout the year. These enhance the cultural and academic life of the Dickinson community by illuminating resources and research activity, and promoting scholarship and creative endeavors on campus. Student photography, treasures from the archives, sculptures and artwork: you can find it all here, so don't forget to take a break from your studying to check out the latest.

Missing the Dickinson College Library? Now you can bring a little bit of the library to your Zoom meetings and video conference calls! Enhance your Zoom interactions with library themed backgrounds, now available to download.  All that’s missing is the book smell and sounds of the Biblio Café!

You can check them out here:

 Waidner-Spahr Library Zoom Backgrounds

Monthly Overview- The Library Building is Closed to the Public

November 2020

Upcoming Dates

  • Election Day

Tuesday, November 3rd


  • Thanksgiving Vacation

Wednesday, Nov. 25th - Friday, Nov. 27th


Virtual Exhibits and Book Displays

  • End of Semester Wellness


Featured Publication

Featured Publication

Transactional Radio Instruction: Improving Educational Outcomes for Children in Conflict Zones

Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob 

Visiting International Scholar, International Studies

Margee Ensign

President, Office of the President


This month's featured publication by Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob and Margee Ensign offers an important addition to the growing literature on education in emergencies. In war situations or in the wake of natural disasters, children's education is often significantly disrupted. This book demonstrates how the authors used radio and mobile technologies to improve educational outcomes for over 20,000 displaced and out-of-school children in northeast Nigeria at the height of the Boko Haram insurgency. Summarizing the research and lessons learned from a USAID-funded technology Enhanced Learning for ALL (TELA) project in Boko Haram-ravaged northeast Nigeria, the book describes in detail an education-in-emergency strategy based on a "whole of community" approach, with radio and mobile tablets at its core.

Recommended Citation:

Jacob Udo-Udo, and Margee Ensign. Transactional Radio Instruction: Improving Educational Outcomes for Children in Conflict Zones. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. 



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End of Semester Wellness Book Display

End of Semester Wellness 

12 books to support your mental health this finals season.
These resources are intended for informational purposes only. To meet with a mental health professional and access more online resources, visit the Wellness Center's Counseling and Psychiatric Services homepage.

All selections are available online through JumpStart. For more information, visit JumpStart or consult with a librarian by emailing