Learning Commons Extended HoursMar 8 - 22
Library Staff News
The University Library is pleased to announce that Helene Lafrance has been accepted to the 2013 Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians. This week long program focuses on planning, organizational strategy and change, and transformational learning in academic libraries.
The Long WalkBook of the Quarter
Thu Feb 28, 4-5:30 p.m.
Broncos Read 2013 CampaignThrough Feb 20
Library Staff News
The University Library is pleased to announce that Paul Neuhaus has been accepted to ARL's Service Quality Evaluation Academy. Through a competitive application process Paul was selected to attend the academy which will be held in March in New Orleans. The intensive 5-day program focuses on introductory qualitative and quantitative methods for collecting and analyzing library service quality data.
Beyond the Traditional Kitchen: Women in 19th-Century Mexican CaliforniaLiterary Cuisine, Tue Jan 22,
noon - 1:30 p.m.
Course Reserve RequestsWinter Quarter 2013 Information for Faculty
Holiday ClosureThe Library will be closed Sat, Dec 22, 2012 - Tue, Jan 1, 2013
Saint John's Bible
Just in time for Advent!
Archives & Special Collections has just received Gospels and Acts, volume 6 of the Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition. As with all volumes in the Heritage Edition, this volume is heavily illuminated, including full-page frontispiece illuminations for each of the four gospels.
Some of the prominent illuminations are the Genealogy of Jesus, Birth of Christ, Raising of Lazarus, Crucifixion, Christ Our Light, Last Supper, Road to Emmaus, and Pentecost. The Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition, under the creative leadership of artistic director Donald Jackson, is a work of art in its own right. Gospels and Acts will be on display Monday - Friday, Dec. 10 - 21, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., in the Norman F. Martin, S.J. Reading Room. Please stop by if you would like to experience this beautifully illuminated sacred text.
To see pictures of the the new volume, please visit the Learning Commons Facebook page.
The University's copy of the Saint John's Bible is a generous gift from Tita Crilly Diepenbrock.
Food For Fines - Fall 2012Nov 12 - Dec 7
Back to Pakistan: A Fifty-Year Journey
The University Library presents Back to Pakistan: A Fifty-Year Journey.
Wednesday November 14, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Saint Clare Room, 3rd Floor Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library
In 1962, a newly-minted college graduate answered the call of President John F. Kennedy and joined the fledgling Peace Corps. Leslie Noyes Mass was assigned to Pakistan and given the directive to start a program-any kind of educational program she could muster-in a small Muslim village where she was the only Westerner and the only Peace Corps volunteer. After a year, she left the village, frustrated and feeling that she had made no impact at all.
Nearly 50 years later, she returned to discover a much-changed Pakistan-and a village that still remembers her. She tells both her stories, from 1962 and today, by deftly interweaving her journal entries from 50 years ago with her current day story as a volunteer training female teachers for a Pakistani non-governmental institution. Leslie Noyes Mass captures the heart and the attention of the reader with her story of Pakistanis in 1962 and those of a new generation who are engaged in building a sustainable education system for their country's forgotten children. In a series of interviews with Pakistanis from every social class and educational level, Mass gives voice to those who are taking responsibility for their country's educational problems and solving these problems within the traditions, culture, and religious understanding of their people. Back to Pakistan: A Fifty-Year Journey is a compelling look into a country as it goes from its infancy into the 21st century.
Leslie Noyes Mass earned her Ph.D. at the Ohio State University in early and middle childhood education. She became the director of the Early Childhood Center at Ohio Wesleyan University, from which she retired in 2007. Dr. Mass is also the author of In Beauty May She Walk: Hiking the Appalachian Trail at 60 and the former editor of Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers' Companion for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
Join us as Leslie Noyes Mass, author of Back to Pakistan: A Fifty-Year Journey, shares her inspiring journey and offers a comprehensive and real picture of the education crisis in Pakistan.
This free event is open to the public.
For more information, please contact Helene Lafrance
Acts of FaithBook of the Quarter, Mon Nov 12, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Danza Folklórica Escénica
A film screening presented by the University Library and the Department of Communication.
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Viewing & Taping Room A
Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library
Danza Folklórica Escénica (Mexican Folkloric Dance) tells the story of the vibrant art form through the life and work of the internationally acclaimed artist and choreographer, Rafael Zamarripa. A former member of the Ballet Folkloric de Mexico, Zamarripa is an innovator who has kept the art form alive among young people, founding and inspiring dance companies in Mexico and the U.S.
Following the film, there will be a Q&A with filmmaker Olga Najera-Ramirez, professor of anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz & editor Marc Ramos, Technology Training Specialist.
Election 2012 - SCU EventsSep 28 - Nov 6
iPads, Kindles, & Nooks
Want to borrow an iPad?
Or a Kindle Fire?
Or a Nook Tablet?
Starting September 17, 2012, you can borrow one at the University Library Circulation Desk.
The University Library is launching a pilot program to lend iPads, Kindles and Nooks to current SCU students, faculty and staff.
iPads can be checked out for 1 week; Kindles and Nooks can be checked out for 3 weeks.
iPads come loaded with apps such as Dropbox, Evernote, Showme and more!
Kindles and Nooks come with a selection of popular and classic e-books.
For more information: libguides.scu.edu/tablets