Friday, January 22, 2010

Want $500? Submit for the Undergraduate Research Award!

Dear students,

February 8, 2010 is the deadline for submitting your work for consideration for the Armacost Library Undergraduate Summer Research Award.

If you have a research paper from Spring, May or Fall 2009 you're proud of, consider applying for the award. You could win $500 and be honored at a reception in the library in March!

All you need to do is get a letter/email of support from your instructor, write a short 500-750 word essay describing how you approached your library research, and submit the final version of your paper.

For complete details, including information on how the faculty selection committee will evaluate your work, see

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January: National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

On January 4, 2010 President Barack Obama proclaimed January 2010 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, culminating in the annual celebration of National Freedom Day on February 1.

To learn more about still existing modern forms of slavery and human trafficking, take a look at some of these resources.

Siddharth, Kara. Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.
HQ281 .K37 2009 (3rd Floor)

Bales, Kevin. Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.
HT867 .B35 1999 (3rd Floor)

Cameron, Sally and Edward Newman, eds. Trafficking in Humans: Social, Cultural and Political Dimensions. New York: United Nations University Press, 2008.
HQ281 .T717 2008

U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

UN.GIFT: Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Awareness / Video PSA by Emma Thompson, rosaryfilms @ YouTube

Monday, January 11, 2010

Welcome Back!

A few reminders as we start the new term.

You can look up course reserves for your classes through the library catalog:

Need help finding an book? An article? Maps of the Jewish diaspora? Ask a librarian:

Not sure which database is best for your research question? Try our course and subject research guides:

Let us know what you think. Talk to us in the library, or leave a comment here:

Good luck with your semester!