Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Claudia Rankine to Visit Redlands

Poet and Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College, Claudia Rankine, will speak at the University of Redlands on Thursday, January 22nd, at 7:30 p.m. in the Casa Loma Room. This free event is co-sponsored by the departments of Creative Writing, Race & Ethnic Studies, English, and Campus Diversity & Inclusion.

Rankine will read from her collection of poetry, Citizen: An American Lyric, which was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award in Poetry. Her poems address the effects of racism in the media and modern life.

Citizen follows the 2004 publication of Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Both books are available for checkout in the Library.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Routledge Handbooks Online Trial

Armacost Library just started a trial to Routledge Handbooks Online! Trial access is on-campus only and will be active until March 12, 2015:  

Each handbook is peer-reviewed, and each chapter includes a detailed abstract to facilitate effective searching and access of content. The handbooks cover a wide range of the social sciences and humanities, including Asian Studies, Business, Education, Environment, History, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, and Sociology.

We invite you to explore over 300 volumes and 15,000 chapters. Your feedback is valuable to us, so please give your Librarian your thoughts after making use of this resource.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

I hope all of you have had a relaxing and enjoyable break and are ready for all the opportunities that Redlands has to offer. We realize that the semester will quickly get busy, therefore we want to make sure you consider this opportunity before it's too late.

The Armacost Library Undergraduate Research Award (ALURA) recognizes the challenges that students face when conducting research in today’s complex information landscape. In addition to finding information, one must have developed the skills needed to evaluate information and select that which meets the specific requirements of the research project. Librarians are partners in this process and although we are aware of student projects, rarely do we see the final product. ALURA gives us an opportunity to do just that.  

This Award applauds the student who is passionate about a question, has experienced the thrill of searching for evidence to prove a point, has felt the need to find answers that lead to more questions, and has been thoughtful about the process during this great adventure. 

We are now calling for submissions for the 2015 award. The deadline is February 20th. More information at

You can still apply for the award if your research product is in process. Be sure to use this checklist as you prepare the submission:

  • Award Application Form
  • Research Reflection Essay
  • The Research Product
  • Bibliography or other appropriate listing of sources consulted
  • Letter of Support from Faculty Advisor/Course Professor