Monthly Archives: June 2016

Farewell, Br. James!

Br. James Gaffney has been a fixture on the Lewis University campus from his days as a provincial of the Chicago District of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, as chairperson of the Board of Trustees, as a professor of Theology, and, for the past 28 years, as president. This Thursday, June 30, marks the end of his presidency.

Looking for ways to celebrate his legacy? We have a few suggestions.

  • Read one of the three books written by Br. James that are available for checkout
  • Watch this video of Br. James pulling the winning ticket in our 2014 Welcome Days raffle
  • Browse yearbooks, commencement programs, and alumni magazines from Br. James’ tenure at Lewis via our digital collections
  • Check out our display of photos and highlights of Br. James’ presidency, on view in the Library vestibule

Enjoy your retirement, Br. James, and thanks for all you’ve done for Lewis University!

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Library display honoring Br. James Gaffney’s 28 years as Lewis University’s president.

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Books written by Br. James, including Moral Questions and Focus on Doctrine, are available for checkout.



June is GLBT Book Month

Join the Lewis University Library in celebrating GLBT Book Month!

In 2015, the American Library Association, in coordination with the Office of Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table, officially established June as GLBT Book Month.

GLBT book display 2GLBT Book Month is a celebration of authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. ALA also recognizes notable GLBT books via its Stonewall Book Awards, the first award for GLBT literature, as well as the Rainbow Books and Over the Rainbow Books lists.

Now, hundreds of libraries across the nation are celebrating GLBT Book Month, including ours! The works of authors such as Oscar Wilde, Augusten Burroughs, and Marion Dane Bauer are on display in the Periodical section of the Library throughout the month of June.

Books in our GBLT Book Month display are available for check out, so stop by today and read with pride.