Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Syrian Refugees -- What you said

Nearly every week, I pose a question on a dry-erase board near the entrance of the library. It's the Library's way of engaging with students, learning from you, and providing a space where you can learn from each other. Last week, we asked,

"Syrian Refugees:  What Should We Do?"

Moved by some of your thoughtful responses, I wanted to keep the conversation open by posting what you wrote.

Some are harder to read so here are a few close ups.

Thank you for your honesty and willingness to respond to a complex question.


Paige Mann
Physical Sciences Librarian/Web Experiences Librarian

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Banned Books Week

September 27 - October 3 is Banned Books Week, a time in which we can celebrate our freedom to read and explore diverse ideas. This year Banned Books Week focuses on challenges to young adult literature. Events planned over the next several days include a a lunch time Read-Out, a discussion of young adult literature and why it is frequently challenged or banned, a literature display in the Library, and an introduction to a year-long program focusing on subversive literature.

Banned Books Week events are sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, and Armacost Library. Special thanks (in advance) go to Leela MadhavaRau, M.G. Maloney, Heather King, Zack Ritter, Sigma Tau Delta, and the students of the Harry Potter and the Widely Applicable Skill-Set first-year seminar.

Banned Books Display
When: All week
Where: Library entrance, 2nd floor
The Armacost Library will highlight banned and challenged literature available in its collection.

Hunsaker Read Out
When: Tuesday, September 29, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Outside the Irvine Commons
Brave members of the community will read from their favorite banned or challenged book. Stop and listen for a spell, or join in the freedom to read. Banned and challenged books will be available for perusal.

Subversive Verses & Courageous Conversations
When: Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Larsen 126 
Leela MadhavaRau, Associate Dean, and Zack Ritter, Associate Director, of Campus Diversity and Inclusion, will introduce a year-long program of subversive literature and films that have been challenged or banned. These fine works will lead us as a community to engage in courageous conversations.

Why YA?
When: Thursday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Orton Center
Join Heather King, Professor of English, and M. G. Maloney, Assistant Director of the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, in a discussion of young adult literature to consider why it is frequently challenged and banned.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Welcome back Bulldogs!

Photo of Thurber by Carlos Puma, 2012, Redlands Visual Assets

Armacost Library welcomes everyone back to campus.
A new semester means new classes, and new research assignments! Fortunately we have new resources to help you out. Some of which include the following:

Link+ allows the University of Redlands community to borrow books and other tangible items from libraries across California and Nevada. The service is free and items can be delivered to the Armacost Library and other, select locations. Check out our blog post on Link+ to learn more!

CQ Researcher Plus Archive
Expands CQ Researcher’s 12,000 word, journalist-authored reports to include the time period from 1923 to ten years ago.

International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance Full Text
An index to reviews and scholarly articles covering the performing arts, maintained by the Theatre Research Data Center at Brooklyn College.

Loeb Classical Library
Access over 520 volumes of classic Greek and Latin texts presented in parallel translation.
View streaming videos of counseling sessions with master psychotherapists.