Today's Hours

Library Speaker Series

Library Speaker Series with C. Ken Weidner, II, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management

For the last 3 years, Dr. Weidner has been working on a project that examines the prevalence and nature of living wage policies in American higher education (The Living Wage Policy Study)

Browse his blog to get a sense of this fascinating project that is relevant to all those working in higher education. As part of the Library Speaker Series, he will give a presentation on this research.

Please join us for what we expect to be a relevant and informative presentation.

Tuesday, September 25th
2:00-3:00 PM
Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor
Wachterhauser Seminar Room

Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

Library Speaker Series with Owen W. Gilman, Jr., Professor of English

The Hell of War Comes Home:  Imaginative Texts From the Conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq comes to a hard conclusion, with solace for none:

“There’s plenty of good literature and film from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the aggregate, these texts present war as Homer knew it–albeit without any interference from the gods.  War in the real is complex.  It is hell.  But most of the texts explored in the middle and late chapters of this study will be consigned to the fringes of American culture.  Sure enough, looking ahead, there will be situations (at least one per generation) that boil down to the “acquiesce in the necessity” moment of decision.  Shall we measure up to the standard established in the Declaration of Independence–or shall we fail to honor the past?  With repeated practice, nearly incessant experience, the pattern becomes habitual. Habits are hard to break, especially those reinforced by the mythology of America’s origins and all the righteousness that attends the sustenance of myth.  We are trapped.  There is no way out–except one.  There will be war.  The hell of war becomes the hell of home. We have seen the past.  We know the future.”

Tuesday, September 11
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Wachterhauser Seminar Room
2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

Please join us for what we expect to be an engaging presentation and discussion with Dr. Gilman.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

Preserving the Personal: Tips and Strategies for Preserving Your Digital Life

In anticipation of Endangered Data Week, February 26-March 2, Deb Lenert, Manager of Library Digital Services will host an informal discussion of digital preservation challenges and share solutions from the library community that you can apply to your personal files.

February 20, 2018 during Free Period
Wachterhauser Seminar Room
Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for this engaging presentation and discussion. Bring your lunch. Cookies and drinks will be provided.

RSVP to Marian Courtney: “mcourtne@sju.edu”.

Hope to see you there!