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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Kimmel Works on Display

As part of the Lebanon Valley College’s Symposium on Inclusive Excellence, Dr. Michael Kimmel will present a lecture entitled “Mars and Venus, or Planet Earth: Women and Men in a New Millennium.”  The talk will take place on Monday, January 19th at 1:30 pm in Sorrentino Gymnasium.

 

Dr. Kimmel has written more than twenty books in his field of study of men and masculinity.  The Bishop Library has on display several of Kimmel’s works that are available for check out to those interested in learning more about his area of expertise.  The items are located across from the DormFlix DVD collection in the Library. 



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Discover the History of Orphan Trains

 

The 2015 One Book, One Community (OBOC) book choice Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is now on display at Bishop Library.

Other titles about orphan trains and Irish immigration are being spotlighted in this display located across from the Dormflix DVD area of the library.

  • From Cradle to Grave: Journey of the Louisiana Orphan Train Riders
    by the Louisiana Orphan Train Society, Inc.

  • Orphan Trains to Missouri
    by Michael D. Patrick and Evelyn Goodrich Trickel

  • Irish Immigration in the United States: Immigration Interviews
    by Jeremiah O'Donovan

  • The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America
    by Marilyn Irwin Holt

  • Orphan Trains: The Story of Chance Loring Brace and The Children He Saved and Failed
    by Stephen O'Connor

  • An Orphan Trains Rider's Story: Mail-Order Kid
    by Marilyn June Coffey

  • Rodzina
    by Karen Cushman

  • Train to Somewhere
    by Eve Bunting

  • Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure
    by Elizabeth Raum

  • Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story
    by Andrea Warren

Don't forget to save the date for the LVC Brown Bag Book Discussion of Orphan Train at Bishop Library on Tuesday, February 17 at 11am in the Frock conference room. Come, eat your lunch, and discuss a great book. Beverages and a dessert will be provided. Bishop Library currently has six print copies of the book and one audiobook on CD available for checkout.

Copies are also available for purchase at the College Store. List price is $14.99, but if you mention OBOC you will receive a 20% discount.



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Art Gallery Anniversary Celebrated

Memorabilia celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery is on display now through the first week of March at Bishop Library. The display case is located on the main floor. The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery commemorated its 20th Anniversary on September 26th with a celebration and panel discussion in Zimmerman Recital Hall. Lebanon Valley College patron Suzanne Schrotberger was celebrated with the Suzanne Arnold Schrotberger Acquisition and the Conservation Fund.



The Gallery, which used to be a church, is host to five to six exhibitons a year. Exhibitions come from various time periods and use many different mediums. From Renaissance prints and Japanese woodcuts to Pop Art and cotemporary installations, the Gallery displays a wide range of artistic design. The Art Gallery is free and open to the public. Events are made possible by The Friends of the Gallery and numerous sponsors.
 

The display includes pamphlets and postcards from the Arnold Art Gallery’s 20 year history. For more information on the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery visit http://www.lvc.edu/gallery/index.aspx

 



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