Category Archives: Recommended Reading

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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Research, Writing, and the SSI2 Courses

Hello again! It’s been a little while, and I hope you are all settling into this second semester nicely. Since most of my job has to do with helping out first-years with their writing seminars, for this post I thought … Continue reading

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Fair Use Week is February 22-26, 2016

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration held the last week of February. Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2016 will take place from Monday, February 22, through Friday, February 26. It celebrates the important doctrines of fair use in the … Continue reading

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February 1 is National Freedom Day

On February 1, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution. As the amendment made explicit, “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall … Continue reading

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