As students, staff and faculty flock back to school for the fall semester, you may be wondering what the Henry Madden Library was up to all summer long. Here’s the highlights.
- In July, we hosted a Foundation Directory workshop for local non-profits looking to fund their community projects. Finding the right foundation for your cause can be like looking for needle in a haystack. But with the Library’s access to the Foundation Directory Online, finding resources is a breeze.
- Dr. Isabel Millán from the University of Oregon visited the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature. She received a fellowship to research in the Library to support her monograph and book length project on children’s literature.
- The Library received a $84,700 grant thanks to the National Archives National Historical Publications & Records Commission. The funds will help the Library digitize 20,000 maps of the California State Lands Commission and make them available to the public. The project will also contribute to the growth and usefulness of the University’s map collection.
- Lillie Parker, University Librarian from 1979 to 1988 passed away in June at the age of 90. Read our tribute to Lillie Parker.
- In the hustle and bustle of busy campus life, it’s sometimes easy to miss the beauty around you. This includes the 1964 Kristin Saleri painting, Ulkiye – The Village Lady, which hangs just outside of the Starbucks on the Library’s second floor.
- Library volunteer Carlene Tanigoshi Tinker donated around 1,266 hours of her time over eight years in order to digitize a set of newsletters produced in the Granada Relocation Center, an internment camp in Colorado where Japanese Americans were sent during World War II. You can browse the Library’s digital collection of Japanese American history online.
- The Library’s digitized collection received a new look in August. Sift through vintage editions of The Collegian, the famous Donald G. Larson World’s Fair collection, the Woodward local history collection, images from Leo Politi, and much more.
Coming Up This Fall
The Library has a number of activities planned for our campus community this fall. Here’s a look at just a few:
- The Genocides of the 20th Century exhibition highlights the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, and the Rwandan Genocide. The exhibition, sponsored by the Library and Armenian Studies, will run from September 1 – October 31, 2018. RSVP for a reception on Thursday, September 6.
- The Murales De Mi Tio exhibition features murals from artist Daniel “Chano” Gonzalez during the 1970’s Chicano movement. The exhibition will be on display from September 4 – November 1, 2018. RSVP for a reception on Saturday, September 15.
- Publishing your research can be tricky and expensive. Let our expert librarians show you how to navigate Open Access publishing to reach a larger audience in a cost-effective way at the Why Open Access Matters symposium on Friday, September 14.
- This year we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Library’s expansion and remodel. The occasion will be marked by special events throughout the year, starting with Welcome Week activities in the first floor lobby on August 23. Stop by to meet your librarians and win some prizes!