Alumna Marilyn Southard Warshawsky '68, author of John Franklin Goucher: Citizen of the World, will give remarks Thursday, October 20 at 4pm in the Batza Room of the Ungar Athenaeum at the unveiling of a bronze bust of our college's founder!
This pilot program gives students, faculty, and staff a chance to unwind and think outside the box with Lego free play. Held the third Thursday of every month in the Siebert Center of the Library from 4-7 pm. Candy and Pokemon pins are available!
Micaela Beigel '19 won third place in the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest for her work: "Once We Were Dreamers: A Collection of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust."
Welcome Back returning Goucher students!
And welcome and we look forward to meeting you new students!
Goucher Students Victoria Awkward, Meagan McIntosh, Nathaniel Magloire, and Harmony Jackson collaborate on the Natural Hair Project. Exhibit in the library, 4th floor.
A big thank you to our graduating student workers! Here are some of our graduating student workers and the item each has chosen for the library's collection. Congratulations and best wishes to each of you - you will be missed!
Presented by Sarah Jubar '08
Sarah Jubar is also the editor for the Friends of the Goucher College Library Focus newsletter.
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Please join us in congratulating the winners of this year's Julia Rogers Research Prizes!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Edible Book Fest!
Olya Samilenko, PhD, reads from her new book Snow Goose Chronicles on April 30, 2016 from 2:00-4:30pm in the Batza Room, Ungar Athenaeum.
The prize presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9th at 4pm in the Batza Room. Join us in congratulating our student winners!
Please join us for Goucher College Library's 7th annual Edible Book Fest on Friday, April 1st! The fest will take place from 11-1 in the library entrance on the 3rd level of the Athenaeum. Bring your own edible book, vote for your favorites or eat some snacks! Categories to compete in are: Funniest, Most Academic and Best in Show. Please bring all entries by 11:15 am. Any questions please email email@example.com.
Marlene Trestman '78, former Goucher trustee, author, and former special assistant to the Maryland attorney general, takes us on a journey in her book, Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin. Join us for a book reading and reception on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Batza Room in the Ungar Athenaeum.
Goucher College is pleased to announce that Kathleen M. Anderson will be the 2015-16 Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence!
Don't miss out on the Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence, Kathleen Anderson, give her lecture EMMA AS MEDIEVAL QUEEN: Jane Austen's Glorification of Female Hospitality.
As we break for the semester and look towards the new year, our Mindfulness Guide will help you prepare for the 2016 Spring themed semester of The Science, Ethics, and Practice of Mindfulness. Please let the library know if there are more resources you would like to see by contacting your Library Liaison or Pamela Flinton.
Quiet hours will begin on December 7th, with all four levels of the library stacks designated as quiet spaces. To help your studies, the Library will be hosting a relaxation station with treats, hot beverages, and a visit from some four-legged friends on December 11 from 2pm - 4pm in the Siebert Center.
If you could not attend the October 15th lecture by Michael Suarez, S.J., fear not! A recording of his lecture is now available in the Goucher College Digital Library.
The Emma in America exhibit opening reception, to begin with a brief introduction by Austen scholar Juliette Wells, and a dance performance by Choregraphie Antique.
Our congratulations go out to the four winners of the $50 gift cards given away at Tuesday's (9/1) Library Splash event, sponsored by The Friends of the Goucher College Library: Elizabeth Tran, Candy Luo, Nejaat Ibrahim, and Sharnice Jones.
We loved seeing so many of the new students having a good time and learning a little more about the Goucher College Library. For those who did not attend, please stop and see us at the Research Help Desk. We look forward to meeting each of you.
The search box on the Library homepage looks different and so will the results page. The Library implemented WorldCat Discovery which is a one-step search of the Library catalog and many of our databases. Please bear with us as we make the necessary tweaks to this new platform. If you have any questions or difficulties you may contact Pamela Flinton at x6365 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For an explanation of this new search, see the What is Discovery? link.
Come celebrate the release of Emma: 200th-Anniversary Annotated Edition, edited by Juliette Wells, associate professor and chair of the English Department at Goucher College.
You'll see a new look when you click on some of our links--in particular the Databases link and the Research Guides. We hope that this new platform will enhance your experience when using the library resources. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to use our Talk To Us! blog or contact Pamela Flinton at email@example.com or 410-337-6365.
The Library has 3R's too! Read it, Return it, Recommend it! Join the library staff in recommending library resources via the new Goucher Picks' Form. We know you've been using the library resources so recommend books, DVDs, music, eBooks, or online films that you have viewed to others in our college community. Read all about it at Goucher Picks. All recommendations welcome.
A big thank you to our graduating student workers in the Goucher College Class of '15! Here are some of our graduating student workers and the item each has chosen for the library's collection. Congratulations and best wishes to each of you - you will be missed!
Please join us in congratulating the winners of this year's Julia Rogers Research Prizes.
In honor of Dr. José Antonio Bowen's Inauguration as the 11th President of Goucher College on April 24, the Library is pleased to provide an exhibit from Goucher College Presidential Inauguration celebrations from 1909 to 2001. More information on each president is available in the Goucher College Special Collections & Archives.
On Monday, May 4, from 4:30-5:30pm in Special Collections & Archives (Upper Level, Athenaeum) students from the Historic Preservation, History, and Book Studies programs present their fascinating research findings on artifacts from the Wartime Diary of Vernon Goetz, 1944-1945. Visitors can also view an exhibit of WWII artifacts including German and Nazi war medals, photography, and ephemera. Refreshments will be served.
Attend the Student Symposium on Wednesday, April 22nd and learn about the excellent student research happening at here at Goucher.
Thanks to a record number of entries and votes, we have our winners for the Edible Book Fest 2015!
Please join the Goucher College Library in congratulating the winners of the third annual Applestein-Sweren Book Collecting Prize! The student winners will be honored on Friday, March 6th at 4pm in the Batza Room.
How are you planning to celebrate the bicentennial of the publication of Emma in 2016? Goucher is committed to providing an open-access online edition of the American Emma. People everywhere will be able to view each page as it appears in the books and connect with Austen scholars in an online, interactive experience centered on Austen's Emma. To support this effort and learn more about the campaign, please visit http://www.razoo.com/story/Goucherlibraryemma.
The Earthsea Panel Discussion has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 2 from 7pm to 8:30pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum. Three scholars will present varying perspectives on A Wizard of Earthsea, a young-adult fantasy novel sometimes compared to The Lord of the Rings and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Please join us for Goucher College Library's 6th annual Edible Book Fest on Wednesday, April 1st! The fest will take place from 11-1 in the library entrance on the 3rd level of the Athenaeum. Bring your own edible book, vote for your favorites or eat some snacks! Categories to compete in are: Funniest, Most Academic (Provost Marc Roy Honorary Award) and Best in Show. Please bring all entries by 11:15 am. Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We apologize, but due to inclement weather and the college canceling classes after 4:30 pm, the Inter-dimensional Perspectives of the Wizard of Earthsea Panel will not be held tonight.
Applications are now being accepted for the Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence Program at Goucher College. This residency, to be taken during the 2015-2016 academic year, includes stipend and expenses and provides an opportunity to spend 5 days with the Goucher College Library's outstanding Burke Collection. The Scholar will offer a public lecture and meet with students and faculty. The deadline for applications is March 27, 2015. You can see the full announcement on Goucher's web page here.
Want to win $150, $250, even $500 for a personal collection of books and related ephemera? The Goucher College Library is taking applications for its Applestein-Sweren Prize, a competition for book collectors. The application deadline is Monday, February 2, 2015. For more information and an application form visit the website.
Through the letters and correspondence of Sara and H.L. Mencken, the Charmed Love exhibit illuminates the relationship between these two writers and the Baltimore they loved. The exhibit is on display from September 2014 through June 2015 in Special Collections & Archives. For more information about the exhibit see http://meyerhoff.goucher.edu/library/mencken/.
On Saturday, January 3, off-campus access to databases, interlibrary loan services, and the Digital Library will be unavailable due to a technology upgrade to support system performance and reliability of these functions. Service should resume by Sunday, January 4. We apologize for the disruption and appreciate your patience.
Author and historian Robert Beachy, Ph.D., will lecture on his new book, Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity, on Wednesday, December 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Batza Room of the Ungar Athenaeum. This event is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required. For more information, contact Chelsea Shields, history instructor, at email@example.com or Matthew Hale, associate professor and chair of the Department of History, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students, faculty, and staff, the library has instituted QUIET HOURS for the remainder of the semester. From Dec. 1st - Dec. 12th please be keep your conversations to a much lower volume, in those areas where low volume conversations are allowed. The quiet areas are for extremely quiet study. Please be considerate of those that need this time to study and move any loud conversations or activities outside the library.
Update on October 28, 2014 - PCWorld blog poster, Jeremy Kirk reports that "Adobe Systems said October 23 it is now encrypting data it collects about certain ebooks after facing criticism earlier this month for not protecting the data." http://www.pcworld.com/article/2838592/adobe-begins-encrypting-user-data-collected-from-digital-editions-app.html
It has come to our attention that a software vulnerability exists within Adobe Digital Editions 4.0, the software that is recommended to download full text of many of the library's ebooks. The Library provides access to thousands of ebooks that can be read online, without using any additional software; however, due to digital rights management restrictions, if a user chooses to download a book to a device for offline reading, they must use Adobe Digital Editions. If you are concerned about your right to privacy, we recommend that you uninstall Adobe Digital Editions 4 from all of your devices immediately. You can still read ebook content online or install Adobe Digital Editions 3.
An exhibit featuring a series of Holocaust-related drawings by local artist Nancy Patz is on display in the Siebert Center of the Goucher College Library. The drawings stretch across two panels and feature more than 125 small pen and ink, pencil, and watercolor portraits of authentic Holocaust artifacts from the Holocaust museums in Washington, D.C., Jerusalem, Houston, and New York, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore.
For more information, please see www.goucher.edu/artifactsdrawings.
Welcome to Goucher College. Make sure to check out the Library's webpage so you can become familiar with all of the resources the Library has to offer. Remember librarians are here to help with any of your research needs. Good luck!
We welcome our Limited-Residency Graduate Students to Goucher. Please stop by the Library and check-out the Creative Non-Fiction display. If you have any questions concerning library resources please contact Kristen Shonborn at x3289, email@example.com, or stop by the Library Service desk in the Information Commons.
Please pardon our dust as we improve lighting for our patrons.
"Congratulations to the class of 2014. We in the library have enjoyed working with you during your Goucher years, and are proud of your achievements. Those achievements inspire us every day! We'd love to have you stay in touch -- please check http://libraryguides.goucher.edu/aftergoucher for some ways to make that happen. Our very best wishes to you in your next adventures." - Nancy Magnuson, College Librarian
We extend our congratulations to BCPL's Towson Library. As one of the busiest libraries in the system you have proven to be excellent neighbors. Congratulations on 40 years at 320 York Road and thank you for being here for the community. For more on the story see the Baltimore Sun article.
Quiet hours will begin on Monday, April 28th, with all four levels of the library stacks designated as quiet spaces. Loud and unnecessary noise will not be tolerated in any part of the library, including the Information Commons. Group work must be confined to the group study rooms, the living room areas of the Forum, the DAC (ATH322), and the library classroom (ATH326).
Congratulations to the 2014 Julia Rogers Research Prize Winners! The winners were selected as examples of outstanding student scholarship and writing. The winners will be celebrated at the Student Symposium on Friday, April 25th at 4 pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum. Click through for more information on the winning papers!
This semester the Library is promoting the many ways Goucher students, faculty, and staff can access eBooks. The month of February focuses on Gale Virtual Reference Library which is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Users can access over thousands of titles at any time, download pdfs for offline reading, and even use ReadSpeaker technology to read the text. We encourage you to test it out for your next project.
Great news! The Library now offers an easier way for current students, faculty, and staff to connect to the Library's electronic resources from off-campus. Go to the library homepage and start your research using the Databases link or the library catalog; once you select a resource you will be prompted to sign in using your Goucher credentials (the same ones you use to log into email) and you will be passed through to the resource. You should only need to log in once per research session. For more information please see the Off-Campus Access FAQs. Any questions, please contact Kristen Welzenbach, Digital Systems and Services Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 337-6370.
Join library staff on Wednesday, April 9th from 3:30-4:30pm in ATH 326 (Library Classroom) as we discuss using eBooks for studies in the Sciences. Featured sources will be Ebrary, Gale and Credo Reference Sources and ABC-CLIO eBooks. No registration required!
Submit your research for one of the Library's Julia Rogers Research Prizes. Prizes of $250 will be awarded for top student papers. Student papers, written for a course taken in the 2013 calendar year, are self-nominated and faculty recommended. DEADLINE: March 24, 2014. For more information, view the Julia Rogers Research Prize page.
Goucher's 5th Annual Edible Book Fest will be on April 1, 2014 from 3- 4:30pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum.
Don't be a zombie! Prepare yourself with the Library's HVZ website.
Join library staff on Wednesday, March 26th from 3:30-4:30pm in ATH 326 (Library Classroom) as we discuss using Ebooks for studies in the various humanities disciplines. Featured sources will be the Humanities E-Book Project, Early American Imprints, Afro-Americana Imprints, and Ebrary. No registration required!
Check out this article from the 1988 Goucher Quarterly on Jewell Robinson, Goucher's first African American student. You can view other digitized copies of the Goucher Quarterly in the Digital Library.
Registration is now open for the Baltimore Libraries: Past, Present, Future class. As part of the Book Studies minor, this course will explore the rich history of Baltimore libraries through readings, discussion and site visits. We will also look more broadly at the history of libraries in the United States, and consider larger questions such as how libraries reflect changing ideas about books and society. This class will be taught by College Librarian Nancy Magnuson on Wednesdays from 12:30pm - 3:00pm. Please contact Nancy Magnuson for more details at (410) 337-6364.
Please join the Goucher College Library in celebrating the second annual Applestein-Sweren Book Collecting Prize! The student winners were honored on Thursday, November 21st in the Batza Room. An exhibit featuring selections from the winning collections is on display in the 4th floor current periodicals section.
Goucher College Library now has access to two huge ebook collections containing over 190,000 titles. Look under the Articles and Databases tab for Ebrary which contains about 77,000 titles and Ebook Academic Collection (Ebscohost) containing over 120,000 titles. They are great resources for current and recent books on all topics. Use the collection links to search the databases and see how ebooks can become a great tool for your research needs. Remember if you are off campus you need to follow these instructions before searching the databases.
The Library is pleased to announce the Goucher Library Student International Purchasing Program. Funded by the Friends of the Library, students are given a stipend to purchase materials for the Library while studying abroad. Interested students should contact Kristen Welzenbach, (410)337-6370.
The second event in the library's Primary Sources Workshop Series will highlight the Special Collections & Archives sources in the Goucher College Digital Library. Focus is on Donnybrook Fair Yearbooks, the College Archival Photograph Collection, the Student Work/Goucher Abroad Collections, and the Bright Rare Books Collection. Join us Tuesday, November 19th from 12:15pm-1:15pm in the library classroom (ATH 326). Please RSVP to email@example.com. Drop-ins also very welcome.
Need a study break? Come to the Library on Friday, November 1 between and 2-4 pm to learn about the Day of the Dead with our new exhibit (located on library stack level 3 near the oversize materials) and to help decorate a mask.
The Library is pleased to announce the addition of Mango Languages database, thanks to a gift from the Friends of the Goucher College Library . Users can learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for 38 different languages, plus English-as-a-second language instruction. First-time users must create a profile.
Want to win $150, $250, even $500 for a personal collection of books and related ephemera? The Goucher College Library is taking applications for its Applestein-Sweren Prize, a competition for book collectors. The application deadline is Monday, October 21. For more information and an application form visit the website.
The Library is pleased to co-sponsor Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women's Activism, 1890-1940, a lecture by Dr. Melissa Klapper, Goucher class of 1995. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 2 at 7 pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved at www.goucher.edu/tickets.
Welcome (and welcome back) to all Students and Faculty! You will notice a few changes in the Information Commons for the new year:
In an effort to reduce paper waste, the printing procedures in the Information Commons of the Athenaeum have changed. When retrieving print copies, users now need to log in (either by swiping their one card or using the key pad) to a machine to release the print job. Please see the CTLT for any questions.
The Goucher College Library was recently recognized in Library Leadership & Management Association's "Best of Show Awards."
Check out this article from Publisher's Weekly, highlighting the top ten books for twentysomethings! The Goucher College Library owns all these books - how many have you read?
The library will be closed Thursday July 4 and Friday July 5. We will reopen at 8am on Monday July 8. Have a great 4th of July!
A big thank you to our graduating student workers in the Goucher College Class of '13! Here are some of our graduating student workers and the item each has chosen for the library's collection. Congratulations and best wishes to each of you!
Goucher College Library seeks a highly qualified, creative, and service-oriented graduate programs liaison and distance learning librarian.
Goucher College Library presents Pride and Prejudice: a 200 Year Affair, an exhibition celebrating one of the most popular and beloved novels of our time. The exhibit runs through July 26, 2013.
Congratulations to the 2013 Julia Rogers Research Prize Winners. The categories and winners are First Year/Sophomore - Angela Gasca, Junior/Senior - Emily Huebner,
Graduate (MACS) - Anna Ralph, and for the Margaret Guccione Prize- Andrew Huff. The winners were selected as examples of outstanding student scholarship and writing. Prizes for the winners will be handed out at the Student Symposium on Friday, April 26 at 4 pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum.
Do you have overdue library materials?
Return your overdue materials to the library's service desk between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday, April 15th through Friday, April 19th and we'll waive your fines! This means all library materials: books, films, CDs, dry erase markers, and beanbags.
Please note - past fines for items already returned or damaged items will not be waived.
Join us on April 26 for the 2013 Student Symposium. The Goucher College Library and The Friends of the Goucher College Library sponsor the annual Julia Rogers Research Prize competition for outstanding research by Goucher students using library resources.
Thank you to everyone who came out on April 1 to vote for their favorite entries in Goucher College's 4th Annual Edible Book Fest. Congratulations to all of the winners. Nancy Magnuson's Five Little Pepper(corns) and How They Grew won Best in Show.
Goucher's 4th Annual Edible Book Fest will be on April 1, 2013 from 3- 4:30pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum.
Did you write a research paper in 2012? Want to win $250 cash?
The Goucher College Library and The Friends of the Goucher College Library sponsor an annual research prize competition for outstanding research by Goucher students using library resources. The $250 prizes were first offered in 2004, in honor of Julia Rogers' 150th birthday. If you have produced work of which you are especially proud, please consider entering.
Please join the Library for a talk by Joe Janes, Associate Professor and MLIS Program Chair at the University of Washington iSchool. As part of the Athenaeum Library Series, Joe will be discussing why "Information Makes Us Human" on Monday, March 25th at 3:30 pm in the Batza Room. This event is free and open to the public, but all attendees must reserve tickets at www.goucher.edu/tickets.
The exhibition Pride and Prejudice: a 200 Year Affair celebrates one of the most popular and beloved novels of our time. A colorful visual history reflects how Pride and Prejudice has been published, adapted, translated, and loved over the last 200 years. Visit our Jane Austen website for more information on upcoming events.
Join the Library in celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice with dancing and activities on March 7, 2013, from 7- 9 pm. Come to the Forum for an interactive demonstration of regency-era (1795-1837) dance by Choregraphie Antique, a dance troupe featuring Goucher alums. This event is free and open to the public, but all attendees must reserve tickets at www.goucher.edu/tickets. For more information, please contact Randi Kennedy at Randalynn.firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-337-6362.
Celebrate the opening of Goucher College Library's exhibit "Pride and Prejudice: A 200-Year Affair" on Wednesday, February 20 from 6-8 p.m. on the top floor of the Athenaeum. See the exhibit and enjoy music and light fare. RSVP to Randi Kennedy at email@example.com or 410-337-6362.
Goucher faculty, staff, and students were encouraged to read The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway over winter break as part of a community reading project. Free copies of the book are available at the main desk in Goucher's Library. Community members will join together to participate in an informal book discussion groups this week. For more information, including discussion times, click for more information or contact Chaplain Cynthia Terry at 410-337-6048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with the Library staff! We will have delicious cake, cocoa, and tea, as well as fun activities. Come for the cake, stay for the fun! The event takes place on February 5 from 2pm - 4pm in the Upper Level of the Athenaeum.
Now that the semester is coming to a close, don't forget to pack a good book for the Winter break. Check out some favorite winter reads on Goucher College Library's pinterest page.
The Goucher College Library is happy to announce that our new catalog is here. In addition to a cleaner, brighter look and feel, the new catalog will allow students, faculty and staff to search books and a number of databases at the same time. Any questions, contact Kristen Welzenbach.
20120628T04:00:00The Goucher College Library in the Athenaeum was awarded the #1 New Landmark Library spot for 2012 in a recent issue of Library Journal.
Please vote for your favorite film adaptation of Jane Austen's classic "Pride and Prejudice" at http://surveymonkey.com/s/prideandprejudice. The Library will screen the winning film in the Athenaeum Forum on February 7th at 8 pm with popcorn & snacks!
Please join the Goucher College Library in celebrating the inaugural Applestein-Sweren Book Collecting Prize. Congratulations to co-first place winners Lily Dodge '12 and Camden Kimura '12. The student winners will be honored on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:30-8 pm in the Batza Room. Please R.S.V.P. by November 6 to Randi Kennedy, assistant to the college librarian, at Randalynn.email@example.com.
The Library and IT are hosting a Technology Petting Zoo on Wednesday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum. Come and try out the latest in e-readers, tablets, and netbooks to see which mobile device is best for you. There will be a chance to win one of the devices. Presentations on the devices will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
20120501T04:00:00The Library was recently awarded an Innovation Grant to increase our Kindle e-book selection. We want to hear from the Goucher community what books you would like to read or books you think others will enjoy. Suggested titles can be fiction or non-fiction, scholarly or popular -- it's up to you! Please send recommendations to Kristen Welzenbach, Digital Systems and Services Librarian, or add them to the E-reader Research Guide.
If you are looking for a good book to read, the Library has some new tools to help you decide. Check Me Out is a display of books recommended by the Goucher College Library staff available by the main floor entrance. For recommendations by current Goucher students and alums visit http://goucherreads.tumblr.com/.
The library is seeking to hire an Associate Librarian for Research and User Services. This is a new position vacancy. Applications are being accepted and this job will remain open until filled. For more details, click here.
20120516T04:00:00A big thank you to our graduating student workers in the Goucher College Class of '12! These are some of our graduating student workers and the item each has chosen for the library's collection. Congratulations and best wishes to each of you!
20120501T04:00:00The Special Collections and Archives present the exhibit,"Recovering a Lost World: Epsom Farm, 1772-1921" on the 4th floor of the Athenaeum.
20120419T04:00:00As part of the Athenaeum Library Series, the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Awards Ceremony will feature author Hannah Moskowitz author of Break, Zombie Tag, Invincible Summer, and Gone, Gone, Gone. The Ceremony will be held in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30pm.
20120419T04:00:00The winner of the quilts (on our third draw) is Victoria Simons '14. Congratulations, Vicky!