Books will be flying off the shelves at the
ANNUAL LIBRARY BOOK SALE
This Wednesday, October 6
9 am – 5 pm, rain or shine, on the path outside the Hilda C. Landers Library
$1 hardcovers, 50¢ paperbacks
The Library will be open 10am-5pm for the Labor Day holiday, Monday Sept 6th.
We’re happy to announce that the Library, Archives, and Media Center has partnered with the Center for the Study of Democracy to launch a program exploring the intersection of media, democracy, and civic participation in the United States.
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As part of this program, the Library and the CSD will be hosting a series of lectures, film screenings, and workshops on topics related to media literacy, civic participation, and the networked information landscape. You can find more information on these issues, and on the project, on this resource guide the library has created.
In April of this year, we hosted Dr. Joan Donovan of the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society, who gave a fascinating lecture on the spread of disinformation and misinformation online. A recording of her lecture is available on the Center for the Study of Democracy’s YouTube channel as well as on our research guide. Look for announcements about future events here, as well as on the Center for the Study of Democracy’s website!
It’s back! The SMCM Library Summer Reading Program will begin on June 1 and end on August 20th, 2021.
The Summer Reading program is sponsored by the St. Mary’s College Library, Archives & Media Center and is open to all members of the St. Mary’s Library community including students, staff, faculty, alumni and residents of the Tri-County area (St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles counties.) You may read anything you like as long as a copy is available at the St. Mary’s College Library (SMCM) or COSMOS, the Southern Maryland Libraries catalog, or the USMAI catalog. You do not need to check the book out of the library. To get points you must post a review on the St. Mary’s College Library Summer Reading blog.
Grand Prize drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Open to participants who earn at least 5 points.
Monday, April 19th from 5:30-7:00 pm!
The LAMC and the Center for the Study of Democracy welcome Dr. Joan Donovan of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy. Dr. Donovan, who researchers online extremism and disinformation campaigns, will discuss disinformation in our media ecosystem, and its impact on American democracy.
This is a virtual event. Please register at: http://bit.ly/drjoandonovan
This event will kick off the Media Literacy, Civic Engagement, and Democracy Project. The project is a collaboration between the LAMC and the Center for the Study of Democracy. Expect to see further announcements for lectures, film screenings, and workshops in the Fall! For more information on media literacy, check out this guide.
On October 3rd, the Black Student Union and the SGA Programs Board held a special event called BLM @ St. Mary’s. Held to support the Black community at SMCM and to serve as a forum for discussion about racial injustice, the event featured speakers include the Department of Political Science’s Dr. Sahar Shafqat, and interim Chief Diversity Officer Kelsey Bush, as well as an open mic segment on the waterfront during which students shared creative works. In response to a request from the Programs Board and the BSU, the Library has put together a book display of materials related to racial justice issues, including systemic racism and police brutality, as well as highlighting works by Black authors. The display, located across from the Circulation Desk on the Library’s first floor, will be up for the rest of the semester, and all books are available to check out. Come visit the library and learn more about race and social justice!