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Term Paper Cram Party

Need a space to work on your paper? Need a block of uninterrupted time for writing? Have any last minute questions?

Reference Librarians will be on hand for last minute assistance you may need.

Don’t be shy — stop by! There MIGHT be snacks!

Tuesday, November 19th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drexel Library
Instruction Lab, 1st floor

Cite it Right Mini-Workshop!

Whether you are using MLA or APA, this workshop will answer all your questions about citations.

Don’t be shy — stop by!

Tuesday, November 19th
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Drexel Library
Instruction Lab, 1st floor

Ancient Texts and Illustrations Reimagined: The Illuminated Bible Tradition and the Saint John’s Bible

Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Jewish-Catholic relations, Adam Gregerman, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Institute and Martha Easton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Art History will survey some of the stunning new approaches to biblical art in the illuminated contemporary Saint John’s Bible and compare them to traditional illuminations, focusing especially on images of Jews, women, and race.


WHERE: 
Campion Food Court, Doyle Banquet Hall North

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 12, 2019 – 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Please mark your calendars and join us for this informative and engaging presentation.

A light lunch will be served. RSVP to: Christopher Dixon, cdixon@sju.edu

 

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, Post Learning Commons & Drexel Library, Office of VP for Mission, the Art Department, Theology & Religious Studies and Alumni Relations.

 

First-Generation College Students Book Display

First-Generation College Students is the theme of the book display on the 1st floor of Drexel Library. In conjunction with National First-Generation College Celebration on November 8th, the display features titles by and about first-generation college students. You can view the selections online or, better yet, stop by and check one out!

Check out our First Gen library guide for more resources.

 

-Naomi Cohen, Education Resources/Reference Librarian

 

This display was curated by Naomi Cohen and Maggie Oliver, Program Specialist, Graduate Business.

It’s a Small World: Travel, Discover, Map It!

From Medieval explorers to travel writers of modern day, our November book display is a sampling of books from our collection that tap into various aspects of global travel throughout the ages. Some of the books are about maps —  how certain ones came to be and the historical significance of each. Others tackle more delicate topics that could involve a more personal or philosophical journey to a distant land. One book describes a foreign culture through its culinary offerings and several are focused on the modern pastime of traveling.

It’s a Small World: Travel, Discover, Map It! will be up throughout the month of November. “Explore” the offerings to see if something piques your interest. Better yet, stop by and check one out! The display is on the wall adjacent to the elevator on the 1st floor of the PLC.


– Marian Courtney

This display curated by Marian Courtney, Library Operations Manager

 

Comprehensive Finding Aid Now Available for Research in the SJU Archive

A recent chance to re-organize the SJU Archive helped us to organize and label all archival boxes, create a box list and then compose a current finding aid. The Saint Joseph’s University Archives Finding Aid provides an inventory and description of the institutional and organizational records of Saint Joseph’s University dating from 1851-2019.  Records include photographs, correspondence, documents, memorabilia, scrapbooks and yearbooks which document the history of the administrative and academic units and activities of SJU’s administration, faculty, staff and students.

Our Finding Aid gives a context for our collection, which includes University history and Catholic, Jesuit, and local history. Reading the finding aid allows researchers to decide whether our materials can help them in their research. Related materials are also listed.

You can access the Finding Aid from the library homepage under Archives and Special Collections.

-Lesley Carey, Library Technician – Archives and Special Collections

Campus Coffee Hour Featuring the Office of Human Resources

The Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library, in partnership with the the Office of Human Resources, cordially invites you to come chat at our next Campus Coffee Hour. Get acquainted with the new members of HR as well as reconnect with other campus partners.

WHEN: Friday, November 1st, 2019, 9:30AM – 10:30AM

WHERE: Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor Lounge

Light breakfast fare will be served.

Mark your calendar and join us!

Using ILL and Journals A-Z

Ever find yourself avoiding Interlibrary Loan because you feel unsure of the process? How about Journals A-Z?

Come to this workshop and gain the skills you need to navigate the process and obtain your preferred books and articles!

WHEN:
Thursday, October 31st
11:15 – 11:45 am

WHERE:
Drexel Library
Instruction Lab, 1st floor

 

SJU Before You: Archives Open House

As part of American Archives Month, the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Special Collections will host an Open House! Highlights include:


Pre-Columbian Pottery Research and Exhibit

Summer scholar Collin Petersen, Philosophy ’21, will discuss his research into the university’s collection of Pre-Columbian Pottery. On display during the Open House and afterward is a new exhibit of the pottery curated by Petersen.

Faculty Scholar Will Discuss Opioid Crisis
Peter Clark, S.J., Ph.D., Professor and Director of Clinical Bioethics and student members of the Opioid Task Force will be on hand to answer questions about the epidemic sweeping the nation.

 

Materials and Q/A related to Dennis J. Comey, S.J.: The Waterfront Peacemaker
Dennis Comey, S.J. was a labor arbitrator of Philadelphia dock disputes during the 1950s and founder of the Institute of Industrial Relations (later Comey Institute) at Saint Joseph’s College (University). View original materials from the Archives related to Fr. Comey and ask questions of former Institute director John Lavin.

In addition, there will be many unique objects, textiles, documents and photos from the university’s collection.

Stop by — we’d love to see you!


Thursday, October 24, 11am – 1pm

Post Learning Commons Third Floor

 

Delaware Valley Archivists Group has a full calendar listing and descriptions of Archives Month Philly events.

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