Category Archives: Recommended Reading

New to Tacoma? Learn about our city by viewing these great resources published by the Tacoma Historical Society!

Speaking Out About Dreams That Matter This two-part presentation highlights some of the people who have fought for civil rights and social justice from throughout Tacoma’s history. The presentation supplements previous research with new interviews with several leaders that we’ve … Continue reading

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Loggers – check out this ebook “Algorithms of Oppression” by Safiya Noble

Learn about How Search Engines Reinforce Racism and Bias. This is important to reflect upon as you Loggers start classes. Collins Library has “Algorithms of Oppression” by Safiya Noble as an ebook with an unlimited user license. Great time to … Continue reading

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New Directions in American Literature: Recommended Reading

Looking for a great, new book to read? Take a suggestion from Puget Sound English majors! In the fall semester, students in ENGL 383: Post-1965 Ethnic Literature compiled recommended reading lists for new or recent literary works inspired by the … Continue reading

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February 9-14 is Valentine Maker Time in the Library. Embrace random acts of kindness!

It is that time of year when stores fill to the brim with frilly cards and everyone swarms to find the perfect gift for their sweetheart. That’s right, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day! According to The Romance of Greeting Cards, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Black History Month

Check out the collections of images in the ARTstor Digital Library. Some of the excellent resources on the African American experience are documented by photographs, paintings, illustrations, cultural objects, sculpture, and prints from museums, archives, and private collections. To commemorate … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Please join us in celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian’s newest museum: A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture poster set. A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American … Continue reading

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KNOW LibGuide

Learn more about resources to support the KNOW initiative.  Courses in Knowledge, Identity and Power provide a distinct site for students to develop their understanding of the dynamics and consequences of power differentials, inequalities and divisions among social groups, and … Continue reading

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Earth Week: Library Answers to some Sustainability Questions

Earth Day is Friday April 22, 2016.  Learn more about what you can do to support our environment by visiting:  http://www.earthday.org/earth-day/earth-day-theme/ http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2016/04/08/booklist-books-celebrate-earth-day-environmentalist-us/ The Library recycles discarded books and recently installed a water bottle tap in the Learning Commons.  We support … Continue reading

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The Development and Impact of Social Violence on “Othered” Communities, Warren Blumenfeld, March 10, 5:30pm, Rausch Auditorium (McIntyre 003)

Be sure to mark the date for these important lectures. Browse through our materials on display in the Learning Commons. Review the online resources compiled by Librarian, Andrea Kueter. Gender Identities and Expressions – on Wednesday, March 9, 2:00-3:30pm in … Continue reading

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Films on Demand features over 600 African American History videos

Films on Demand, a streaming video service offered by Collins Library, is featuring over 600 videos about African American history and the Civil Rights Movement in celebration of Black History Month.  You’ll find content from documentary films, educational videos, and … Continue reading

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