Ridiculously Hard Vassar College Libraries Quiz Posted on January 21, 2016 by Laura Streett How well do you know the Vassar College Libraries? Where was Vassar’s first library located?*Thompson Memorial LibrarySkinner HallRaymond AvenueMain BuildingThe stained glass window in Thompson Memorial Library represents Lady Elena Lucretia Cornaro receiving her doctorate, the first one ever conferred upon a woman. She received her degree in what area of study?*ReligionPhysicsPhilosophyMathematics If you want to browse the latest issue of Rolling Stone, where should you go?*1951 Reading RoomMusic LibraryMatthew's BeanStack 1Andy Ashton is the current Director of Libraries. He succeeded:*Tammy SwansonSabrina PapeFrederick ThompsonFrances FergussonHow many floors are in the Thompson Memorial Library (Main Library)?*onetwothreefourThe name of the Libraries’ blog is:*Libe VibesNotes from the StacksLady Cornaro's WorldThe Gargoyle BulletinThe designs in the leaded glass in the north and south wings of Thompson are:*The crests and shields of Latin heraldryCollege and university sealsPrinters' marksDesigns created by each member of Vassar’s first graduating classWhich sign cannot be found on any wall of the Main Library, interior or exterior?*“Entire building sprinkled”“Notes for a Captive Audience”“'I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” - Jorge Luis Borges“You only use Google for research? That’s cute.” - Albert EinsteinWhy are some books located in the Main Library’s lobby, but most are on shelves located well past the circulation desk?*The lobby books are part of the “browsing” collection, which means they are popular works or ones in high demand for casual reading -- so they are placed in the lobby for convenience.It’s obviously an issue of space. You can’t put everything in the lobby!The lobby books have been donated and are being showcased, similar to the exhibition materials located on the shelves behind the books.The lobby books are part of the “browsing” collection, which means they are popular works or ones in high demand for casual reading -- so they don’t have Library of Congress call numbers the way the rest of the academic collection does and can’t be shelved alongside those volumes.How many searches per year are there in the Vassar Library Catalog?*Approximately 100 thousandJust under 1 millionApproximately 2 milliionMore than 3 millionCommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.