At this event, Dr. Cosgrove, Visiting Assistant Professor of English and her creative writing students will read selections from The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and Practice. Written with wit and style, this craft guide approaches poetry through that vital and mysterious literary element: voice. Bring paper and pen to do a writing exercise from the book.
Tuesday, April 16th
PLC, 2nd Floor Lounge
Mark your calendar and come join us!
If you have been to the Special Collections on the 3rd floor of the Post Learning Commons lately, you may have noticed some pottery on display. Glancing briefly at these items, it would seem they are quite old. In fact, these objects pre-date Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas in 1492. Hence, they are classified as “pre-Columbian.”
Earthenware created by indigenous cultures inhabiting the Andean mountain region of South America, many items depict familiar things. Often found at burial sites, the pottery includes animals, people, and religious deities.
This exhibit of pre-Columbian pottery will be up through the end of the spring semester. Stop by and spend a few minutes contemplating these works.
Spring Break and springtime around the corner — seems a good time to share with you the spring 2019 edition of Library Lines.
Inside you’ll find:
- an interview with Jenifer Baldwin, our new Associate Director for Public Services
- news about new electronic resources
- the Director’s note
Along with these, there are additional noteworthy articles you may find valuable in your work. Take a look!
For more information, contact us.
Azure. Cerulean. Cobalt. Indigo. Navy. Royal. Sapphire. In a word, BLUE.
Our book display for the month of March is something to look at…both inside and out. Outside these books share one thing in common; covers in hues of blue. Inside the reader can explore the architecture of Gaudi, the beauty of eight centuries of Islamic tile-making, or the fragility of life in the Arctic.
From Issa Rae and Louise Erdrich, to Jon Krakauer and David Baldacci, this display combines disparate subjects and stories that just happen to be bound in blue.
Browse “BLUE” to view all of the offerings in this display or visit us the library. The display is located on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.
– Susan Clayton
This display curated by Susan Clayton, Circulation Services Manager with inspiration from reference librarian Catherine Collins.
March 1, 2019
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Post Learning Commons
2nd Floor Lounge
Student Transitions serves first generation college students, commuters, transfers and low income students. Representatives from Student Transitions will be on hand to answer questions about initiatives they sponsor and services they provide.
Campus Coffee Hours are a great way to network on campus.
Coffee, tea, and light breakfast fare will be available. Please join us!
Looking for a good reason to break away from your computer screen and stretch your legs a bit? If so, consider walking over to the Post Learning Commons.
On the 2nd floor, outside the Wachterhauser Seminar Room, is a small but moving exhibit of student photography. Dedicated to the memory of beloved teacher and mentor, Susan Fenton, the (mostly) black and white photos vary in subject and style. In addition to the photos, each of the students’ thoughts and feelings about Susan Fenton have been mounted on little plaques.
(Bethany Zaccaria “Portrait Picture”)
Ashley Frankenfield ‘19
Bethany Zaccaria ‘19
Julia Donahue ‘19
Madison Auer ‘20
Alexis Yurgin ‘19
Aedan Accardi ‘19
Paige Santiago ‘19
(Ashley Frankenfield “Boatman in New Orleans” )
An internationally renowned Hopkins scholar and Emeritus Professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University, Joseph J. Feeney, S.J. is a lively and engaging speaker. Please join us as he presents “A Love Letter to Gerard Manley Hopkins, Jesuit Poet: On the Centennial of His First Book of Poems”
March 5, 2019
Post Learning Commons, 2nd Floor
Wachterhauser Seminar Room
Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. was a little-known English priest and poet during the latter part of the 19th Century. It was not until 1918, almost 30 years after Hopkins’ death, that his friend, Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, compiled and edited the first collection of his poems. Since that time, Hopkins has been recognized as one of the major poets of the Victorian Era. Today, his poems, such as, “The Wreck of the Deutschland,” “The Windhover,” and “God’s Grandeur” are printed in numerous languages and enjoyed around the world.
To compliment Father Feeney’s personal insights into Hopkins’ poetry, two first edition copies of The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins will be on view before and after the presentation. Saint Joseph’s University is privileged to own four copies from the limited printing of 700. The volumes are housed permanently in the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Specials Collections located in the Post Learning Commons.
This program is co-sponsored by SJU Library, the Jesuit community, and the Department of English.
Open Textbooks are textbooks that are licensed to be freely available to the public. The textbooks can be downloaded at no cost or printed more cheaply than traditionally published textbooks. The SJU Library is actively engaged in an Open Textbook initiative. Find out how you can use or adapt open access textbooks to offer your students more affordable course materials.
Thursday, March 7th, 2019
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Library Instruction Room
1st Floor Drexel Library
Please RSVP to Marian Courtney, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Light refreshments will be served.
Our mid-February Campus Coffee Hour will feature our colleagues of the Saint Joseph’s Fund.
February 15, 2019
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Post Learning Commons
2nd Floor Lounge
Representatives from the Saint Joseph’s Fund will be on hand to answer questions about initiatives they sponsor and services they provide.
Campus Coffee Hours are a great way to network on campus. Coffee, tea, and light breakfast fare will be available. Please join us!
When you think of February, what usually comes to mind? More often than not, it’s candy, flowers, and valentines. If that is what you think of, then this month’s book display titled, “Love, Friendship, Romance” will not be much of a surprise.
Featured will be books about the various types of attraction — from that of passionate romance, to various types of love, to deep friendships that stood the test of time. Some books take a historical perspective while others are devoted to particular individuals. From “Love, Friendship, Romance” you can see the list of books in the display as they appear in our catalog. If anything strikes your fancy, stop by and take a look, or better
yet, check one out!
(poster: Elizabeth Angelucci ’19)
This display curated by Marian Courtney, Library Operations Manager.