The library invited the students of Dr. Richard Gioioso’s POL331: Latin American Politics class to curate a scholarly book display in connection with the concepts studied in this class. Some books chosen for this display were already part of the library’s permanent collection, while others were purchased at the recommendation of students based on their research. We believe such displays generate more student interest in developing the collection and highlight the wide range of courses offered at SJU.
And they’re all available to you to check out right now!
For more information about POL331: Latin American Politics, please contact Richard Gioioso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about this project, please visit: Display Research Guide
Throughout the spring semester we will be hosting a variety of events, displays and workshops. The charts to the left list each one along with their respective dates and times. There is a symbol to designate each category: an eye for displays, a coffee cup for events and a pile of books for workshops.
The workshops are largely for students — pass the word!
Stop by throughout the semester and browse one or more of the displays.
For the events, mark your calendar and plan to join us.
Throughout the first floor of Drexel Library are ten displays highlighting female artists. This exhibition is a collaboration between Dr. Martha Easton’s Art 107 course, Kathleen Vaccaro’s Art 133 course, SJU art librarian Jenifer Baldwin, and SJU Gallery Director, Jeanne Bracy. In order to raise awareness of the work of women artists, and provide more inclusive representation of these artists in the library’s book collection, SJU students created the book displays, accompanying essays, and portraits.
ART 107: Women, Gender, and Art
Dr. Martha Easton and Jenifer Baldwin, SJU’s librarian for art, collaborated on developing the assignment in which students selected the books and researched and wrote essays providing context for the artists’ lives and work.
ART 133: Drawing 1
To celebrate and understand the work of a variety of women artists on a deeper level, students in Kathleen Vaccaro’s Drawing I course researched the lives and work of the artists and created a portrait inspired by that artist and her artwork.
Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Adelaide Labille-Guiard
Beating the Odds: Art Career, the Academy, and Family
Book Selections and Essay
Emma McCormick, Sarah Waro, and Gabriella Youshock
While some of the book cover images have been included above, pictured below is a sampling of the student art in “Focus on Women & Art”.
A reception for the exhibit will be held in the library on Tuesday, February 4th during Free Period. The students, faculty and art librarian will be on hand to discuss this interesting collaboration and answer questions you may have about the process and outcomes.
“Focus on Women & Art” will be up throughout the spring semester.
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.
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
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!
Thursday, October 31st
11:15 – 11:45 am
Instruction Lab, 1st floor
A key element in marketing research: consumer demographics.
Register for this workshop to gain a better understanding of this crucial topic.
Tuesday, October 22nd
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Drexel Library, 1st Floor Instruction Lab
The Fall issue of Library Lines is now available!
In this issue we talk about:
- New Library Strategic plan
- Open Educational Resources
- A recently discovered time capsule from Old Saint Joseph’s, dating from 1870
- Five Ways to Connect Your Students to the Library
- Spotlight on Video (including streaming video), Music, and Audiobooks at the Library
- Copyright and Digital Reserves
Tailored to all undergraduate Biology Majors, this workshop will include information on structure and types of scientific literature and how it differs from others, Pub Med, and Biomed Central.
Register now or stop by!
Tuesday, October 8th
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Drexel Library 1st Floor Instruction Lab