Celebrate National Library Week!

National Library Week runs from April 12 - 18th, 2015.  The theme this year is Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library.  

National Library week is celebrated every April by the American Library Association and libraries across the U.S., including public, school, academic, and special libraries.  

The Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2015 is the author, David Baldacci.  Show your support of libraries and visit one today!


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Inquiry 2015


Inquiry 2015 celebrates student research and achievement at Lebanon Valley College. Inquiry 2015 events run from Sunday, April 12 to Friday, April 24.

To celebrate Inquiry 2015, Bishop Library is collecting student papers or posters published or presented at conferences. The student works will be on shelves located to the left as you enter the library.  For more information, please see the Inquiry 2015 LibGuide at http://libguides.lvc.edu/inquiry2015.


The following Inquiry events will take place at Bishop Library:

Monday, April 13
Alpha Kappa Delta - Sociology and Criminal Justice Honor Society Induction

4 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium


Tuesday, April 14

Professor Paul Kahn Public Lecture

4 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium


Wednesday, April 15

Sigma Tau Delta - English Honor Society Induction

12 p.m., Frock Meeting Room              

Undergraduate Research Symposium

1 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium


History, Politics, International Studies Honor Society Induction

5:15 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium


Thursday, April 23

Theta Alpha Kappa & Phi Sigma Tau - Religion & Philosophy Honor Society Induction

4 p.m., Bishop Library Atrium

For a complete schedule of Inquiry 2015 events, go to http://www.lvc.edu/inquiry

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Spring 2015 extended hours

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Freedom Rings Display Focuses on LGBT Issues

During the month of March, Bishop Library is celebrating Freedom Rings and Freedom Week (March 8-14) at Lebanon Valley College. Freedom Week is filled with activities that promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) awareness. In addition to campus events, Bishop Library is also featuring a display spotlighting items from the historic Freedom Rings scrapbooks including the group's constitution and declaration of humanity. The display also spotlights books on varied LGBT subjects.

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You are NEVER in the Fight Alone

Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among 25- to 34-year olds and 15- to 24-year olds?* That's why prevention and knowledge about this subject is so important especially here at LVC. Please stop by the library to pick up a pamphlet, book or DVD to help you understand this subject better. Remember you are never in the fight alone. On campus help can be sought out from Counseling Services at 717-867-6232.

*Information obtained via the Suicide Prevention Resource Center http://www.sprc.org/basics/scope-problem.

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Library Hosts Colloquium Speakers

This semester, Bishop Library has hosted several colloquium speakers in the atrium.

This past February, Dr. Sokthan Yeng and Dr. Mirna Trauger (pictured above, photo by Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala) discussed Luce Irigaray's Meditations on Sexual Difference and The Spanish-American War and the Visual Construction of the Other: a Gendered Approach, respectively.

Dr. Trauger’s talk centered around the representation of the Latin American colonies and its subjects in photographs and comic strips prior to and during the Spanish-American War of 1898, as well as how these visual media communicated and influenced Americans’ understanding of these Latin American ‘Others’.

Almudena Toral will also be presenting in the atrium at 4 p.m. on March 19th, leading a discussion concerning Documenting Bias Against Women. For more information on colloquium speakers please visit http://www.lvc.edu/colloquium/colloquium-speakers.aspx

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A Century of Black Life, History and Culture

February is National African American History Month and this year’s theme is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture,” celebrating the numerous contributions African Americans have made to art, literature, sports, and music. Bishop Library has a display highlighting some of the most influential African Americans that have contributed to American culture. Some of the individuals featured in this display include: Jackie Robinson, Ella Fitzgerald, Maya Angelou, Louis Armstrong, and Shirley Jackson. To learn more about African American History visit the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture website: http://nmaahc.si.edu/

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Orphan Train Book Discussion - February 17 at 11am

Join us Tuesday, February 17 at 11am in the Frock conference room of Bishop Library for the LVC Brown Bag Book Discussion of Orphan Train.

Come, eat your lunch, and discuss a great book. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Bishop Library currently has six print copies of the book and one audiobook on CD available for checkout.

Other exciting regional events include a “Readers’ Celebration” that will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, PA and an author talk at Beth Israel Synagogue in Lebanon, PA, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Visit www.oboc.org for additional details.

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Database of the Month: Slavery & Anti-Slavery Archive

Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive is a digital collection of millions of pages from books, serials, manuscripts, supreme court records, reference articles and more. This database contains a wealth of primary source material for the scholarly research in, and study of, slavery. The documents in the archive are grouped by theme. The library's subscription includes Part 1 (Debates over Slavery & Abolition) and Part 3 (The Institution of Slavery)

Do a quick search by keyword or an advanced search limiting by publication date, content type, document type, language and more. Browse the titles included in the database or learn more about the sources through essays and key collections information located under research tools.



Image Source:  Gale/Cengage Learning

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