Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Librarians Don't Know Fashion & MPR!

The "Librarians Don't Know Fashion" campaign has been featured in an MPR blog! Read what Alex Friedrich had to say:

Kathy Doesn't Know Fashion...

Database Spotlight: Project Muse

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community.  Since 1995 the MUSE journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE is the trusted source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE, launched in January 2012, offer top quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE's scholarly journal content. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

David Doesn't Know Fashion...

Free Coffee at Alcuin!

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Wake up and smell the coffee! and then get it for free at Alcuin Library on Monday mornings between 8:45am -11:15am. The library is providing free coffee or tea, and muffins. If you need a little extra motivation to get up and study for that test or work on that paper, then make it over to the Alcuin Library and get your java jolt and maybe a little sustenance, again, all for free.

LGBT Icon: Zora Neale Hurston

American author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston was a principal figure in the Harlem Renaissance. She is the author of “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” a book heralded as “one of the most poetic works of fiction by a black writer in the first half of the 20th century, and one of the most revealing treatments in modern literature of a woman’s quest for satisfying life.”

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During her time in New York, Hurston was a mainstay of the Harlem Renaissance, an African-American cultural movement. Hurston befriended and collaborated with notable figures such as poet Langston Hughes and entertainers Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith.  In 1935, she published “Mules and Men,” an anthology of African-American folklore. (From LGBT History


Their Eyes Were Watching God -  SJU Prep School PS3515.U789 T639 1990
Folklore, Memoirs and Other Writings -  Alcuin & Clemens Library GR55.H86 A3 1995 


Their Eyes Were Watching God - Clemens Library Media PS3515.U789 T639 2005 


Friday, October 25, 2013

Featured ebook: How I Became a Human Being

"How I Became a Human Being: A Disabled Man's Quest for Independence"

In September 1955 six-year-old Mark O’Brien moved his arms and legs for the last time. He came out of a coma to find himself enclosed from the neck down in an iron lung, the machine in which he would live for much of the rest of his life.

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In How I Became a Human Being  O’Brien writes of his struggles to lead an independent life despite a lifelong disability. In 1955 he contracted polio and became permanently paralyzed from the neck down. O’Brien describes growing up without the use of his limbs, his adolescence struggling with physical rehabilitation and suffering the bureaucracy of hospitals and institutions, and his adult life as an independent student and writer. Despite his physical limitations, O’Brien crafts a narrative that is as rich and vivid as the life he led. (From

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Display at Clemens Library!

Come see a new exhibit in Clemens Library of some fanciful forms created out of white cardboard.  Two 3D Drawing  classes taught by Professor Kiera Faber came together to crate these sculptures.  Beginning with  handheld small objects, which they made, they moved to large size objects based on the small object.  Come see how these  forms work together, how they occupy the space their in and what meaning you might want to attach to these forms.

The sculptures will be up until the end of the semester.


New Movie Titles

The History of Christianity:  The First Three Thousand Years
This Is The End
Psych Season Seven
Death in Granada
The Hangover Part III
The Unfinished Civil War

Writing in the Middle
The History Of St. Patrick’s Day
The House of Bernarda Alba
The Three Caballeros
Glee:  The Complete Fourth Season
The Croods
The Look of Love
Europa Report
The Purge
Stuck in Love
Arribes:  Everything Else is Noise
Bringing King to China