Curating a book display is limited only by the imaginations of those creating the display. Sometimes a suggested topic corresponds with a season while other times it corresponds to a campus initiative. And then there are those special times that our own creative juices get flowing and we pull together a display of books that are unrelated except for one characteristic. Our latest display is ones of those times and in this case, we bring you “Tiny Tomes,” a sampling of our smallest books.
With size being the common denominator, book topics range from history, to poetry, to spirituality, to literature, as well as several others. While most books are from the main collection, the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) is also well represented in the new display.
You can browse the list of Tiny Tomes from your cozy armchair, although not all book jackets will be visible. Better yet, stop by, take a look, check one out! Display can be found on the 1st floor of the Post Learning Commons between the elevator and the lounge for at least the rest of September.
Our newest book display has a bit of a twist. All the books you’ll find there can be used for #bookface photos which can be posted to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
#BookfaceFriday is especially popular on Social Media. If not already familiar with #bookface, next time you have some down time, search for yourself to see the creative things done with book cover images.
If this looks like fun to you, feel free to use any of the books in our display to create your #bookface photo. Books were selected from various areas of the collection resulting in a variety of options to choose from.
All books in the display are available for checkout!
Recent films like The Revenant, Les Misérables, It, and The Fault in Our Stars all have one thing in common. Each film was first a popular book. May’s book display on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons features several popular novels made into acclaimed films.
You’ve seen the movie…now read the book! will be up now through the end of June. Please stop by and browse if you need a little breather from studying. Or, better yet, check one out to read after finals!
In conjunction with April 2nd, World Autism Day, as well as the whole month of April being National Autism Awareness Month, the Library is showcasing some books from our collection on this topic. The books featured vary in their presentation of the topic: some are more clinical, while others relate more of a personal journey. You can see the list of books in our Autism Awareness Book Display here, or if your schedule allows, and you would like to educate yourself more about autism, feel free to stop by and browse through one or more of them. If you would like to dive deeper into one or more of the books displayed, know that these books are available for check out.
In support of Mission Week (February 26th through March 2nd) at Saint Joseph’s University, a special display of books on refugees and immigrants will run through the month of February. “HOME: Displaced People & the Dream of Home” can be found on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.
The books provide an opportunity for some supplemental reading on a topic that is forefront in the news today. Stop by and browse the books in “HOME: Displaced People and the Dream of Home”. If you would like to delve deeper into any of them, please know that all of the books in the display are available for check out.
To support our visual arts and art history department, the library collects a wide variety of materials about traditional and contemporary artists, art movements and techniques. Typically tucked away on the third floor in our oversized collection, you will find books about digital and traditional photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture and art history that are visually pleasing as well as thought provoking. To find some inspiration for your own creations or to escape for a few moments during final exams, please stop by to browse our current display, All About Art.
Saint Joseph’s University was founded 1851 by the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits). Jesuits work in education (founding schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries), intellectual research, and cultural pursuits. And while an entire library could be filled with books authored by Jesuits or about Jesuits, our 3-tier book display presents an overview. Subject matter ranges from historical backgrounds to application of principles on a personal level through the lived life of someone such as Pope Francis.
In contrast to the beautiful display of fall foliage found locally, the month of October also calls to mind all things dark and ghoulish the closer we get to October 31st.
With this idea in mind, the Library has put together a display of books from its collection that includes books about witches and witch trials, werewolves, superstition, and Halloween. The “Dark Tales and Witch Hunts — Must be October” display can be found on the 1st floor of the PLC beyond the elevator. This display curated by Cynthia Slater, Business Reference Librarian.
Stop by and check one out!
In keeping with the upcoming Labor Day theme, the Library has put together a display of books from its collection that centers on the theme “work.” Including books about work ethics, etiquette, and work after college, the “Work: Are You Ready?” display can be found on the 1st floor of the PLC beyond the elevator. This display curated by Alex Williams, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator.
Stop by and check one out!
We’re getting a jump on summer by putting together a collection of summer reading suggestions. To make it easy for you, we are currently displaying them on the 1st floor of the Post Learning Commons. A mixture of possible new reads and rereads, what is on display is just a tiny fraction of what is in our collection.
For a sneak preview, browse the list of the titles in our “Summer Reading” display. If anything piques your interest, stop by and check it out!
As always, you can browse our catalog to see what is in our