Library Newsletter

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Featured Stories:

  • Love Notes to the Library: What do you love about the library? Valentine’s Day is this week, and we’d love to hear your thoughts about the library. There is a whiteboard in the lobby of the library with Post-Its. Tell us what you think!
  • Kanopy Films and the Oscars: The Kanopy database provides you with access to scores of streaming films. Titles include recent feature films, Hollywood classics and World Cinema selections. Right now, Kanopy is featuring a collection titled “Oscar Winners and Nominees”. This collection includes Oscar winning and nominated films from previous years, such as Moonlight, The Disaster Artist, The Room, The Florida Project and The Lobster.
  • President's Day and the Brookings Institution’s Most Polarizing Presidents: February 18th is President’s Day, when we can celebrate George Washington’s birthday and reflect on the rich history of the American presidency. And in these divisive political times, it’s important to note that past Presidents also ruled during times of deep divisions and hostilities. 
  • New Items in the Library of Things: This semester we’ve got some new items in the Library of Things. We a new board game called The American Dream. The American Dream can “help encourage your students to spend time in someone else’s shoes to explore how bias, stereotypes, discrimination, and systemic inequity can block our path to the ‘American Dream.’” We also have new holiday baking pans, headphone adapters, and much more!

 

Additional Stories:

  • Book Launch: Please join us on February 22, 2019 at 2:30pm in the south end of the library for a book launch of Baptismal Ecclesiology: Order of Christian Funerals by Professor Rev. Steve Wilbricht, C.S.C. in the Religious Studies Department.
  • Kanopy's Black History Month Collection: The Kanopy database is featuring over seventy films that highlight African American cinema, history, major figures, and current events. The collection is available here.
  • Reference Consultations Available: Reference librarians are available to assist you at any point in the research process. You can book a one-on-one reference consultation with a reference librarian using LibCal.
  • Books in the News: BookBub recently published a list of classics that high schoolers shouldn’t have to read and why. Check out the list and see if you agree.
  • Puppy Therapy in the Library: Five different dogs are scheduled to visit the library throughout this semester to provide stress relief.  Dates and times are listed here.
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