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
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!
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!
The Library will be open Sunday, August 26 from 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Library hours starting Monday, August 27
Monday 8:00 am – 12 midnight
Tuesday 8:00 am – 12 midnight
Wednesday 8:00 am – 12 midnight
Thursday 8:00 am – 12 midnight
Friday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 noon – 12 midnight
Brace yourselves, the book sale is coming…
The annual library book sale is Tuesday and Wednesday, October 3 & 4.
We will be selling books from 9am-4pm, rain or shine outside the entrance to the library. We have books in a range of subjects, so come early and often to get your favs!
Book Prices are $0.50 for paperbacks and $1.00 for hardcovers. Cash only! Sorry no OneCard, debit or credit cards 🙁 [Thankfully there’s an ATM conveniently located in the library lobby. Coincidence or conspiracy????? You decide.]
Support & Solidarity for SMCM Students: Information and Resources
Inspired by the Amherst College Library’s Amherst Uprising Information and Sources site, SMCM now has a Support and Solidarity mini-website where we can share:
- all statements of support from departments, staff units, and student organizations on campus
- resources on self-care and support for students
- diversity, inclusion and anti-bias initiatives on campus, and how we can all get involved
- resources for learning more about diversity, inclusion, and openness
- and an anonymous form to suggest additional resources, organizations, and tools.
This is still a work in progress and will continue to evolve.
Registration now closed.
The SMCM Library, Archives & Media Center is sponsoring a Research & Technical Writing Workshop Series for students! The workshops will cover the research writing process from the planning and proposal stages through the writing and revision stages and includes a one-on-one session with workshop leader Sarah J. Pack. Each workshop will cover different topics in the series; sign up for one, two, or all three!
Each workshop section is limited to 15 students.
What: Research & Technical Writing Workshop
When: Feb 3, 10, 17 — 10am-12pm or 2-4pm
Where: Library 306
Who: Students interested in writing about data-oriented research
Taught By: Sarah J. Pack (Federal Reserve Board) & Amanda VerMeulen (SMCM)
If you have any questions about the workshops please email Amanda VerMeulen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come by the Library atrium/lobby on Wednesday, December 14 from 11am-12:30pm and check out the projects from students in Sue Johnson’s Book Arts class (ART 347).
Here’s a sample of books created by Library employee Carol Morris. See these and more book arts projects on Wednesday!