Monthly Archives: February 2016

Spring Break Hours

The Library hours of operation over the upcoming Spring Break will be as follows:

  • Sunday, February, 28: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, February 29 – Friday, March 3: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday, February 29 – Thursday, March 2: The Library will be provide online/virtual services (chat, Ask a Librarian, email) and be available to assist via telephone (815.836.5306) from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Regular hours resume:

  • Saturday, March 5: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 6: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.

The Library staff would like to wish you all a happy and safe Spring Break!

Library, BSU Host Black History-Themed Poetry Slam

The library is co-hosting a poetry slam with Black Student Union this Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Media Classroom (on the first floor, behind the Research Desk).

Come and hear some poetry from celebrated Black poets and the Black community in honor of Black History Month.

You can come to this event to either listen or to participate! For more information, contact Zana Dixon at zanardixon(at)lewisu(dot)edu.

Learn More about Black History

Books by and about African Americans are on display in the first floor Periodicals area.

Books by and about African Americans are on display in the first floor Periodicals area.

February is Black History Month. Explore these online resources to learn more about black history and culture, or stop by the Library’s first floor lobby and in the Periodicals area and check out our displays containing books and movies by and about African Americans.

Black Thought and Culture
Black Thought and Culture contains more than 1,300 sources focusing on the published nonfiction works of leading African Americans, including interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material. In some cases, the complete published non-fiction works are included.

Ethnic NewsWatch
Ethnic NewsWatch is actually two databases in one. Ethnic NewsWatch: A History offers a rare collection of more than 30 full-text titles from the African American, Hispanic American, and Native American presses from 1959-1989. Ethnic NewsWatch covers 1990 to the present and includes newspapers (including the Chicago Defender), magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives.

Black Literature Criticism
Black Literature Criticism is a publication that focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included. It provides beautiful illustrations of the authors, along with a great look into the works of notable authors such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Octavia Butler, Ousmane Sembene, and many more.

“Roving Librarians” Offer Research Help Around Campus

You don’t need to come to the Library to get research help from a librarian! In addition to our Ask-a-Librarian, email, chat, text, and telephone research help, now you can also consult with a librarian at several locations around campus.

At St. Charles Borromeo

Instruction and Outreach Librarian Lindsay Harmon is holding twice weekly office hours at St. Charles Borromeo again this semester, providing research assistance to students in the College of Business and the Graduate School of Management and others. You can find her in SB 115-N (in the College of Business faculty offices area) on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Thursdays from 12 to 2 p.m.

In the Flyers Den

Public Services Librarian Maria Emerson can be found in the Student Union, offering research help to students at the Flyers Den. Look for her “The Librarian Is In” sign on Sunday and Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.

And Ready to Visit Other Locations Near You

Where would you like to see your librarians? Connect with us on Facebook or email Lindsay Harmon with your suggestions.

On-site librarian office hours are available to any academic departments or colleges; faculty and administrators may contact Andrew Lenaghan, Head of Instruction and Research Services, for more information.