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  • Fall Library Exhibits

    Posted Monday, September 14, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

    The University Library is pleased to house five exhibits throughout the Library during the Fall quarter. Please visit the exhibits in the locations listed below.

    • Late Effects, 3rd Floor Gallery
    • OSHER Art Exhibit, 2nd Floor Hallway
    • Vote for Your Future: Where do the parties stand?, Lower Level Display Case
    • Mark Tuschmann photos, 2nd Floor South
    • Little Big Game, St. Clare Room Display Case
  • Junípero Serra and the Native Peoples of the Californias

    Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 9:06 a.m.

    In this talk, based upon the research that appears in their book, Junípero Serra: California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary (University of Oklahoma Press, 2015), professors Beebe and Senkewicz will examine the ways in which Junípero Serra, founder of the California missions, approached the native peoples of both Baja California and Alta California. They will look at the dynamic between conversion and punishment that animated Serra's approach. They will also ask what the Spanish documentary record might begin to tell us about the ways in which the native peoples responded to Serra and his fellow missionaries.

    Book of the Quarter, Fall 2015
    St. Clare Room, 3rd Floor
    Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library
    Thursday, October 1
    4 - 5 p.m.


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  • Library Welcome Fest

    Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 8:01 a.m.

    The University Library is excited to host the first Library Welcome Fest to welcome new and returning students to campus. Students are invited to visit several stations set up throughout the Learning Commons to engage with staff, learn about information services and resources, and enter to win prizes. Each station will have an activity such as writing a postcard to send home, taking "shelfies" in the stacks, touring the ARS (Automated Retrieval System), viewing rare pieces from Archives & Special Collections, and more.

  • Summer Reading

    Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.

    Visit the Popular Reading Collection on the first floor of the Learning Commons for your summer reading needs or seach online

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  • SCU Library is on Instagram

    Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 10:15 a.m.

    Follow us on Instagram @scu_library for news and events, Shelfie Sunday, Book Face, throwbacks, and other fun photos.

  • Arts Study Break

    Posted Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

    Take a 20 minute break from studying at the Arts Study Break.

    In collaboration with The Fine Arts Support Team (F.A.S.T.), Shakes in Your Face will perform scenes from Shakespeare! There will also be FREE coffee and snacks at the Library Help Desk from 5:30 - 8 p.m.

    Tuesday, June 9, 5:30 p.m.
    Lower Level, Living Room
    Learning Commons

    For quiet study space during this event, please use the 2nd or 3rd floors.

  • An Evening of Storytelling with Tim Myers

    Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

    Come get swept away with An Evening of Storytelling with lecturer Tim Myers, presented by the English Club and the University Library.

    Please direct ADA/504 accommodation requests to Joanne Britton (408-551-1753, TTY 1-800-735-2929, at least 48 hours prior to the event.

    Learning Commons, Saint Clare Room
    Thursday, May 28
    7:30 p.m.

  • Library Student Advisory Board

    Posted Friday, April 24, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.

    Do you have feedback about how to improve the University Library? Come to the next Library Student Advisory Board to get updates about the Library and FREE lunch!

    Tuesday, April 28
    Noon – 1:30 p.m.
    Learning Commons, Viewing and Taping Room A
  • Rude Dude's Book of Food

    Posted Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

    The University Library is pleased to feature SCU Professor Tim Myers and his book, Rude Dude's Book of Food: Stories Behind Some of the Crazy-Cool Stuff We Eat. Click here for more information.

    Literary Cuisine, Spring 2015
    Williman Room, Benson Memorial Center
    Thursday, May 7
    noon - 1:30 p.m.

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  • The Nethergrim

    Posted Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

    Please join us for the Spring Book of the Quarter event featuring Mathew Jobin, Santa Clara University lecturer and author of the popular fiction novel, The Nethergrim.

    Book of the Quarter, Spring 2015
    St. Clare Room, 3rd Floor
    Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library
    Thursday, May 21
    4 - 5:30 p.m.


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  • Broncos Read 2015 Unveiling Reception

    Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:50 a.m.

    Join us to celebrate the 2015 Broncos Read honorees and unveil the featured posters.

    Thursday, April 16, 4 - 5 p.m.
    Learning Commons, Lower Level
    Light Refreshment will be provided


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  • Rosetta Stone Language Solution

    Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 2:26 p.m.

    Do you want to learn a foreign language?

    The  library can help you. We now have a subscription to Rosetta Stone Library Solution. Elementary instruction is available for 30 languages, including Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, German, Latin, and many more.

    To get started, follow these simple steps:

    1. Go to: Rosetta Stone Library Solution
    2. Create an account (enter your SCU email address and select a password)
    3. Select the language you want to learn

    Voilà!  You can also download the Rosetta Stone app and learn on the go on your iPad or iPhone.

    If you have any questions about the Rosetta Stone Library Solution, please contact

  • Crucifixion Meditations

    Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:26 a.m.

    Please visit the 2nd Floor Hallway of the Learning Commons to view Crucifixion Meditations. The exhibit will be on display during Lent 2015.

    CRUCIFIXION MEDITATIONS  is an exhibition of drawing prints by John Steczynski (M.F.A. Yale) and Aileen Callahan(M.F.A. Boston University). Both artists are affiliated with the Fine Arts Department of Boston College (Callahan teaches currently and Steczynski is recently retired), and both treat the Crucifixion as a vehicle for spiritual prayerful reflection which is removed from political perspectives.

    These drawings have been exhibited  in Gargan Hall, Bapst Library in the Arts Festival of Boston College, The Lied Gallery of Creighton University, Omaha, NE,  The Graduate Theological Union Library, Berkeley, CA and St. Louis University Pius XII Memorial Library, Marquette University, Raynor Library, and Fairfield University, DiMenna-Nyselius Library.

    Both artists are included in the book: THE CRUCIFIXION IN AMERICAN ART by Robert Henkes (McFarland & Co.  2003).

    These drawings do not narrate the story of the Crucifixion.  For Steczynski,  his images evolve out of colored ink hatchings.  They relate to post-modernism in their use of the appropriation, eclecticism and focus on the body.  They are to operate as visual prayers that have their roots in devotional experience.  They derive from the tradition of imagery inspired by devotion, piety and faith.  The imagery is  focused on as mystery and presence.  The images are thus always the same as the same time that they  change when placed in different contexts.  Thus the “Crucifixion(s) in a time of ….”etc.

    Callahan’s work has expressionist line and charcoal glimpses of a head, shoulders, crown of thorns and dark instruments as though a scene is moving and one’s view is a fragment.  The drawings are not places in a sequence which records an event, but rather are places to repeat the feelings and focus on the theme as a meditation. The titles work with the drawings to allow multiple meanings and capture “gestures” of the images. The viewer is near the image.  The viewer is in its space.

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  • A Tribute to Maya Angelou

    Posted Monday, February 9, 2015 at 12:06 p.m.

    A Tribute to Maya Angelou

    In response to an overwhelming demand for the Winter Literary Cuisine event, we are hosting a second event, free of charge. The Library invites you to a Brown Bag event to celebrate the life and work of Maya Angelou. This will be the same program as the Literary Cuisine program which was on February 9. We invite you to bring your own lunch. Dessert and beverages will be provided.

    Monday, February 23, noon - 1 p.m.
    Saint Clare Room, 3rd Floor
    Learning Commons
    Please RSVP here.

    This event features a line-up of guests from across campus. Aldo Billingslea, Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion as well as a professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, will recite some of Maya Angelou's poems, along with student Regina Fields. Additionally, Allia Ida Griffin, professor in the English Department, will provide a short overview of Maya Angelou's life and work.

    Please direct ADA/504 accommodation requests to Joanne Britton (408-551-1753, TTY 1-800-735-2929, at least 48 hours prior to the event.

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  • We Need New Names

    Posted Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 1:06 p.m.

    Winter Book of the Quarter
    Thu Feb 26, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

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