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 rgioioso@sju.edu.

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.
Light refreshments.

 

 

 

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.

Nan Goldin
The Artist and the LGBTQIA Community
Photo Credit
Book Selections and Essay
Carly Rybinski, Lilly McCann, Josie Clark

Frida Kahlo
Self-Exposed in Exposés
Portraits
Andrew Rhoades
Book Selections and Essay
Lauren Cavanaugh, Gregory Anderson, Kaitlyn Patterson

 

Georgia O’Keeffe
Creating Art for Herself
Portraits
Timothy Wolff, Donald Maloney
Book Selections and Essay
Erin Duffy, Veronica Wilson, Hannah Delfaco-Losa

Faith Ringgold
Fighting Discrimination with Quilts
Photo Credit
Queen’s University
Book Selections and Essay
Maria Bio, Emily Crawford, Aaron Shafer

Käthe Kollwitz
An Artist for Social Justice
Portraits
Alex Gomes, Yaonan Zeng
Book Selections and Essay
Emily Bendock, Sophia Dell’Arciprete, Natalie Nguyen

Barbara Kruger
Her Impact on Contemporary American Art
Portraits
Haley Fusar
Book Selections and Essay
Maddie DeMarco, Michelle McCann, and Mia Porter


Yayoi Kusama
“The Princess of Polka Dots”
Portraits
Olivia Amwake, Janine Dempster
Book Selections and Essay
Lauren Catalano, Gianna Darreff, Will Egbert

 

Cindy Sherman
Female Self-Portraiture and the Power of the Self

Portraits
Zicong Deng, T.J. Dewitt
Book Selections and Essay
Lauren Hawkins, Jayne Baran, Peyton Drift

Jenny Saville, Lucian Freud, Alice Neel
The Unconventional Female Nude
Portrait
Erin Mongeluzi, Austin Strazzulla
Book Selections and Essay
Jancarla Herrera, Juliana Magriples, Anna Keppel

Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Adelaide Labille-Guiard
Beating the Odds: Art Career, the Academy, and Family
Portrait
Erin Sweeney
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!

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

WHERE:
Drexel Library
Instruction Lab, 1st floor

 

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
Enjoy!

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