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 email@example.com.
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.
Migration and Medical Humanities is a student-curated display in coordination with the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library and located upon entrance to Drexel Library. All materials were purchased for the Library’s permanent collection in supports of University curriculum, as well as student and faculty research needs.
“My Summer Scholars project is titled Thinking About Migration: Working at a Free Clinic. After completing a semester of service-learning at Inglis House (a wheel chair community) and reading and writing about medicine in the medical humanities course Hospital Stories, I wanted to deepen my experience through additional service that explored the connections between immigration and medicine. With the current rise in immigration and the subsequent healthcare concerns related to the mass movement of marginalized groups, stories of medicine and immigration and their convergence are timely.
This project resulted in three creative nonfiction essays. My first essay detailed my experiences of volunteering at The Clinic, an organization the inthe Philadelphia region that provides healthcare to the uninsured, while cultivating an environment of respect and dignity for these individuals. My second essay described medicine and immigration from the perspective of my grandmother, who moved from Ireland to England in the 1960’s and became a nurse in a London hospital. Finally, my third essay explores the on-going humanitarian crisis at the southern US border.”
– Ceili Hamill, ’20 Biology Major/English Minor. Ceili’s plans after graduation are to attend medical school and become a physician.
The SJU chapter of Active Minds has partnered with the Francis A. Drexel Library to create a book display in recognition of National Depression Screening Day (October 3) and Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 6-12). Active Minds is a national nonprofit dedicated to reducing the stigma of mental illness and treatments while promoting greater dialogue about mental health.
The display includes books that tell real stories of individuals struggling with their mental health, popular works of fiction with mental health themes, and books of general mental health information to educate all readers.
1 in 4 adults will experience some sort of mental health related illness in their lifetime, so our goal at Active Minds is to ensure that those individuals are not ostracized and will receive the support that they deserve.
– Brendan McNally, ‘20
Co-President, SJU Active Minds
This display can be found upon entrance to the Post Learning Commons.
Which books would you like to see on display? The library invites you to help us curate the type of book displays you want to see! We’re looking for individuals or groups to put together book displays that will be showcased every month. Book displays can be thematic, subject, or author focused. All genres will be considered!
Scan this code to access our suggestion form or stop by the first floor Drexel library to fill out a form.
Cell Phone Symphony, an exhibit of student art from Graphic Design I, is currently on display on the 2nd floor of the PLC. The visual interpretations are colorful, varied, and thought-provoking. Here are some samples as well as an overview of the assignment followed by the names of the student artists.
In this project students were asked to:
- Create 4 posters from 2 number keys for “Cell Phone Symphony,” a performance by artist Golan Levin, featuring music composed via interaction among the audience’s cell phones. Create a random list of phone numbers (a dozen or so), which will be used to generate visual imagery for the poster,
- Devise a system for turning the phone numbers into visual form. For example, the digits 0-9 could each be assigned a color, size, typeface, character, or degree of transparency. The goal of each poster is to suggest auditory experience as well as ideas of social and technological interaction.
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!
Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library
New All-Gender Restroom in Library
The Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library is pleased to announce the availability of an All-Gender restroom beginning January 14, 2019. Anyone can use this restroom regardless of gender identity or expression. The new restroom is located on the first floor of the Library building, replacing a women’s restroom. Single-gender restrooms are located throughout the Drexel Library and the Post Learning Commons.
The Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library strives to create an environment that is respectful, safe, and conducive to study.
For more information, please contact Anne Krakow, Library Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
National African American Read-In.
Tuesday, February 21
11am-12:15pm in the Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor Lounge
4-5:30pm in the Center for Inclusion and Diversity (Campion 210)
Bring your favorite passage written by an African American author to read aloud or browse the library’s Black History Month display, based on the Charleston Syllabus, on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.
If you can’t join us on campus, share a video of your reading on social media and tag it #SJUReadIn.
Questions? Contact Tom Ipri at email@example.com or Monica Nixon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you on the 21st!
Hello everyone; I’m back for part two of my blog post! I hope that you enjoyed the previous post about using the library resources when conducting research for a marketing project at Saint Joseph’s.
Some would argue that conducting research is the boring part of a project (I am, on occasion, one of those people). However, me and my group-mates conducted research for a good reason because we then had to create a video on Millennials to share the information that we found. In the video, we discussed the demographics, geographics, and behavioral patterns of Millennials among other things. Once again, the library played a big role in helping us complete our project on time!
Me and my group members are all very busy Saint Joseph’s students. Some of us play varsity sports, some play club sports, and some participate in clubs. To make things even more hectic, we all live in different places on campus. Needless to say, finding a time where we could all get together and work on our project was difficult. However, by using the library, we were able to complete our project early and submit it after fall break.
Me and my group used the library as a meeting place to work on our project; all of us could get to it easily and there was plenty of space for use to spread our books on the table and get to work. We worked in both the old side (at the big
tables on the second floor) of the library and the new side (once again, at the tables on the second floor) of the library when we met to discuss our project. Both times we met we originally planned to meet on the first floor PLC. However, we could never get a table here because they are in high demand.
Individually, I also came to the library to use the computers on the first floor. I was able to stop in the library in between classes to work on the project or add in some last minute details. Luckily, my group used Google Docs;
this made it very easy for all of us to work together even if we were not on campus. Working at the library made it much easier for my group to complete our project because we were all able to work together on the project at the same time and place. Using the library resources made it easier for us to complete our project more efficiently. Without the library, our project would have been much more difficult!