A Contemporary Bestiary

“A Contemporary Bestiary”

September 13 – December 21, 2014

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery

Robert McCauley, [italics] Edge of Town II [/italics] (detail), 2012
Robert McCauley, Edge of Town II (detail), 2012
In cooperation with the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, the Hatfield Library is
housing a temporary exhibit to go with the museum’s current exhibit,
Contemporary Bestiary.  The museum exhibit “features work by artists from
Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana who incorporate animal imagery in
their artwork as a means to address a wide variety of issues.”  The exhibit
includes birds, frogs, dogs, cats, fish, cows, horses, and more and runs
from September 13 through December 21, 2014.  The library has two wonderful
paintings on display near the entrance of the library as well as a
collection of books that complement the exhibit.

For more details about the Contemporary Beastiary exhibit, visit
http://www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma/exhibitions/library/2014-15/a_contemporary_bestiary.html.

 

 


Calling All Political Junkies!!

Gandalf for PresidentWith election season upon us, be sure and check out the great display of election memorabilia from the political collections of the Willamette archives on the second floor of the library.  The exhibit features bumper stickers, lawn signs, buttons and a variety of other interesting campaign materials.  An adjoining temporary exhibit showcases campaign items from the personal collections of library staff and friends.  Come take a look!   And don’t forget to vote!


Banned Books Week 2014

banned-bksBanned Books Week is officially Sept 21-27. Celebrate your freedom to read by reading a book from our current Banned Books display, which will be kept up through October on the first floor of the library.  We encourage you to check them out!

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.  It highlights the value of free and open access to information, and brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

FUN FACTS:

Over this past decade, 5,099 challenges were reported to the Office for Intellectual Freedom. These are the top five reasons…

1,577 challenges due to “sexually explicit” material;
1,291 challenges due to “offensive language”;
989 challenges due to materials deemed “unsuited to age group”;
619 challenged due to “violence”‘ and
361 challenges due to “homosexuality.”
(Source: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10)

 

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Out of 307 challenges as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom, the following are the top five most challenged books (Interestingly, the number of challenges are down by 157 challenges from last year.)

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
  2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
    Reasons
    : Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
  6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  9. Bless Me Ultima, by RudolfoAnaya
    Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
    Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence

For more information on getting involved with Banned Books Week visit the ALA Banned Books web site:

http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek

Source: ALA Banned Books web site


Colloquium Curiosities Collection

During the month of September come visit the “Colloquium Curiosities” display on the first floor of the library.  This exhibit features books and videos related to the topics covered in this year’s College Colloquium classes.  Subjects range from Africa in the Global Era to Willamette Naturalist 2.0.  Check it out!

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Here is a sampling:

GV 944.A4 A45 2010 African Soccerscapes Africa in the Global Era
PN 1995.9.R68 C87 2005 Big Screen Rome Ancient Greece and Rome in the Movies
JZ 1351 .S25 2006 Bridges, not barriers: the American dream and the global community At Home in the World? Appraising Global Citizenship
BV 4639.A6513 1995 Love and Saint Augustine Augustine
PN 2080.B47 2013 2013: Best Men’s Stage Monologues Autotopography
NX 650.C676 J37 2010 Chroma: the book of color The Beauty, Mystery, Terror of Color
SD 421.P93 1995 Fire on the Rim Beyond the Rim: the Life and Times of the Grand Canyon
Q 223.S33 2009 Lies, damned lies, and science Chance in the News
QE 581.A43 2009 Cataclysms on the Columbia Collaboration and Competition
HE 8675.L49 The invisible medium Community Radio
JZ 1773.F47 2006 Global Shadows Consumer Culture in Africa
GT 365.K6 1999 China’s living houses Eat, Drink: Men and Women in China
ML 2075 .G65 2005 Tunes for ‘toones: music and the Hollywood cartoon Encore? Western Classical Music in America
KF 4550 .C569 2011 Constitution 3.0: freefom and technological change Ethics in Information Technology
N 5303.R513 2004 Historical Grammar of the Visual Arts Exploring Visual Culture
TX 551 .N3977 2012 Why calories count: from science to politics Fat! : the science, culture, and politics of weight
B 68 .S55 2001 The Simpsons and philosophy: the d’oh! Of Homer Forms of Irony: Images, Narratives, and Meanings
BJ 1461 .V615 2013 Causes, laws, and free will: why determinism doesn’t matter Freedom and Determinism
E 98 .F6 N386 2004 Native American storytelling: a reader of myths and legends From Pygmalion to the Phantom of the Opera: Myths of yesterday and Today
BF 575.L8 K37 2011 The curious history of love From SOMETHING GREEK to Happiness
PS 374.C68 M33 2007 The hippie narrative Hippies to Holy Rollers
QC 902.9 .S28 2012 Saving a million species: extinction risk from climate change Innovation, Intelligence, and Extinction: The Emerging Web of Life
BD 438.5 .H64 2007 I am a strange loop Know Thyself
HT 167 .B464 2014 People habit: 25 ways to think about greener, healthier cities The Livable City
RC 49.F58 Work, stress, disease, and life expectancy Longevity Across the Globe
QA 93 .S77 2012 The joy of x: a guided tour of math, from one to infinity Math in America
ML 74.7 .D83 2005 Virtual music: how the Web got wired for sound Music in the Electronic Age
RA 1220 .T45 2005 The poison paradox: chemicals as friends and foes A Poison By Any Other Name
HC 110 .P6 A54 2013 The American way of poverty: how the other half still lives Poverty & Public Policy: Implictions for Education
PN 1590.G39 D65 2010 Theatre & Sexuality Queer Drama: AIDS, Race, and the Perfromance of Sexuality
E 840.6 .H36 2013 Litte Red: Three passionate lives through the sixties and beyond Revolution as a Vocation
Q 172.5.P77 S48 2002 Why people believe weird things Science and Pseudoscience
E184.B89 K53 2009 Strength in what remains Telling Tales of Transnationalism
HF 5429.215.C6 W35 2011 Walmart in China US-China Rebalancing
F 884.Y6 A66 2005 Living among headstones Visual Stories of Who We Are
HD 1691.F55 2011 The big thirst Whiskey’s for Drinking; Water’s for Fighting
F 884.S2 R67 1999 A natural history of Minto Brown Willamette Naturalist 2.0

Poetry Display, 2nd Floor of Library

In honor of National Poetry Month, there is currently an exhibit on the second floor of the library that displays poetry in various forms.  Part of the poetry selection comes from the personal collections of library staff, including books and poetry on cards.  Some of the items have been found in books and materials donated to the Hatfield Library. Below are images of the display.

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Faculty Works Display 2014

The Hatfield Library will have a large selection of faculty works on display on the first floor of the library from April 1st through May 11th.  The collection ranges from music score arrangements to photos of theatre productions and selections of scholarly research articles and books written by Willamette faculty.  (And feel free to browse through the articles written by our faculty).

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Africa Month Display

Throughout the rest of February, the Hatfield Library will display a collection of books and films for students interested in African culture.  This is a snapshot of the current display on the first floor of the Hatfield Library.  All of the library resources can be checked out from this display!

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Willamette Libraries Display

shushing-action-figureThere are not too many places where you can see a “Shushing Librarian Action Figure,” but if you check out the display on the second floor of the Hatfield Library, you’ll see this figure along with some wonderful photos and assorted items relating to the history of Willamette’s libraries.

Libraries at Willamette have a long and interesting history.  The original library was housed on the third floor of the University Hall, later renamed Waller Hall.  When the building was rebuilt after the 1919 fire, the library was relocated to the second floor.

A new library building was built and the library moved from Waller to what is now Smullin.  One Friday in May 1938, classes were cancelled and students and staff moved the collection carrying the books in their arms to the new location. And did you know that in the ’80s, two cats lived in the old Smullin library?  When the library moved to its current location, the cats were adopted by library staff members and taken to their homes.  Any guesses as to the names of the cats?*

moving-the-libraryDo you know when Willamette got its second library? (This excludes the separate music library that was housed in the Fine Arts building).  The J.W. Long Law Library opened in 1967.  In the big flood of 1996, the Law library suffered some major damage.

Photos capture the big move as books were loaded onto carts by students and library staff, and rolled over from the Smullin library to the new Mark O. Hatfield Library in 1986.

The exhibit also includes interesting library artifacts.  You might remember or have seen some of the technology the library used to employ, such as Zip Disks.  But you probably have never seen a 7-inch electric eraser!  We even still have the metal plates that were used to help guide the eraser and avoid damaging the printed ink.  wu-libraries-display

Imagine what it would be like if we were still using card catalogs to look up books, or print indexes for journal articles.  We are very fortunate to have our digital catalogs and databases of today.

A lot has changed for our campus libraries, and they will undoubtedly continue to change to meet the needs of the Willamette Community.  Take this opportunity to view the amazing history of Willamette’s libraries!

*Snooter (a striped “tiger” cat) and Pee Wee (a tortoiseshell cat).  Pee Wee was later renamed to Kit; both cats were female and enjoyed long, happy lives.


Whiting Tennis Exhibit

The Mark O. Hatfield Library is housing a temporary exhibit of Whiting Tennis, a contemporary mixed media artist from Seattle, in conjunction with the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.  While the main Whiting Tennis exhibit is held at the Hallie Ford Museum January 18th through March 23rd (2014), we have one 3-dimensional art work and two paintings on display near the entrance of the library.

The architectural forms that are commonly present throughout Tennis’s work are abstracts of human and animal characteristics. They consist of repurposed wood or collaged prints made from wood grain.

For more details about the Whiting Tennis exhibit, visit http://www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma/exhibitions/library/2013-14/whiting_tennis.html.

Below are a few photos from the exhibit, and some suggested books from our library that compliment the exhibit.

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“Camp,” 2005. Oil on canvas. By Whiting Tennis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Tractor,” 2010. Cast plaster. By Whiting Tennis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Brown Tower,” 2008. Acrylic on panel. By Whiting Tennis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title and Author Call Number
Black : the history of a color / Michel Pastoureau. BF789.C7 P3813 2009
The last American man / Elizabeth Gilbert. CT275.C768 G5 2002
Faces in the forest : First Nations art created on living trees / Michael D. Blackstock. E78.B9 B57 2001
Listening to our ancestors : the art of native life along the north pacific coast / introduction by chief Robert Joseph. E78.N78 L58 2005
Tangible visions : Northwest Coast Indian shamanism and its art / Allen Wardwell. E78.N78 W283 1996
In the spirit of mother earth : nature in Native American art / text by Jeremy Schmidt ; captions by Laine Thom. E98.A7 S358 1994
Folklore recycled : old traditions in new contexts / Frank de Caro. GR105.D42 2013
Signs, streets, and storefronts : a history of architecture and graphics along America’s commercial corridors / Martin Treu. HF5841 .T74 2012
Loneliness as a way of life / Thomas Dumm. JA66 .D84 2008
From head to hand : art and the manual / David Levi Strauss. N71 .S879 2010
Architecture : art / Philip Jodidio. N72.A75 J63 2005
Christ to COKE : how image becomes icon / Martin Kemp. N72.S6 K36 2012
Culture or trash? : a provocative view of contemporary painting, sculpture, and other costly commodities / by James Gardner. N6493 1980 .G37
Collage, assemblage, and the found object / Diane Waldman. N6494.C6 W35
Minimalism : art of circumstance N6494.M5 B34
Pop art : a continuing history N6494.P6 L58
Lifelike / Siri Engberg ; with contributions from Michael Lobel, Josiah McElheny, and Rochelle Steiner. N6494.R4 E39 2012
Raw + material = art : found, scavenged, and upcycled / Tristan Manco. N6498.E26 M36 2012
American visions : the epic history of art in America / by Robert Hughes. N6505 .H84 1997
Louise Nevelson : a passionate life N6512.5.A25 A33 2008
Abstract expressionism N6512.5.A25 A89 1990
Basquiat N6537.B233 A42 2006
Heat waves in a swamp : the paintings of Charles Burchfield N6537.B86 A4 2009
John Cole : the enduring northwest landscape / essays by Deloris Tarzan Ament. N6537.C5927 A4 2003
Louise Nevelson : the fourth dimension. N6537.N478 A4 1980
Claes Oldenburg : an anthology. N6537.O4 A4 1995b
James Castle : his life & art N6537.C363 T78 2004
Paradise garden : a trip through Howard Finster’s visionary world / by Robert Peacock with Annibel Jenkins N6537.F464 A4 1996
Arshile Gorky : a retrospective N6537.G65 A4 2009
Jasper Johns N6537.J6 C74 1994
Tony Smith : architect, painter, sculptor / Robert Storr ; with essays by John Keenen and Joan Pachner. N6537.S618 A4 1998
Whiting tennis N6537.T47 A4 2012
Cy Twombly: a retrospective N6537.T86 V374 1994x
Andy Warhol : a retrospective N6537.W28 A4 1989
Franz West, to build a house you start with the roof : work 1972-2008 / Darsie Alexander ; contributions by Tom Eccles, Rachel Harrison and Eric Banks. N6811.5.W454 A4 2008
Picasso black and white / Carmen Giménez ; with essays by Dore Ashton, Olivier Berggruen, Carmen Giménez, and Richard Shiff. N6853.P5 A4 2012a
The artist outsider : creativity and the boundaries of culture / edited by Michael D. Hall and Eugene W. Metcalf, Jr. ; with Roger Cardinal. N7432.5.A78 A78 1994
Art in every-day life / by Harriet Goldstein and Vetta Goldstein. N7438.G6 1940
Details in contemporary architecture / [edited by] Christine Killory and René Davids. NA2840 .D454 2007
Main Street to Miracle Mile : American roadside architecture / Chester H. Liebs. NA6212.L54
Eccentric objects : rethinking sculpture in 1960s America / Jo Applin. NB212 .A67 2012
Claes Oldenburg / edited by Nadja Rottner. NB237.O42 C59 2012
H.C. Westermann NB237.W44 A4 2001
Drawing Surrealism NC95.5.S9 J66 2012
The reality of appearance; the trompe l’œil tradition in American painting, by Alfred Frankenstein. ND210 .C3 1970
Philip Guston ND237.G8 S76
Charles E. Heaney : memory, imagination, and place ND237.H42 H85 2005
Artifice and illusion : the art and writing of Samuel van Hoogstraten / Celeste Brusati. ND653.H79 B78 1995
Trompe-l’oeil, painted architecture / by Miriam Milman. ND1410.M5513
The paintings of Charles Burchfield : north by midwest ND1839.B8 M33 1997
Recycled, re-seen : folk art from the Global Scrap Heap / Charlene Cerny and Suzanne Seriff, editors ; studio photography by John Bigelow Taylor. NK600 .R4 1996
American anthem : masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum / Stacy C. Hollander with Brooke Davis Anderson NK805 .A644 2001
Five star folk art : one hundred American masterpieces / Jean Lipman … [et al.]. NK805 .F56
Folk art / Carol Crown & Cheryl Rivers, volume editors. NK805 .F65 2013
The colossus of roads : myth and symbol along the American highway / Karal Ann Marling NK805.M27
Marvelous monsters : recent works by Heidi Preuss Grew / essay by Ricardo de Mambro Santos. NK4210.P748 D45 2010
Quilts : masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum NK9112 .W37 2010
Artists in wood; American carvers of cigar-store Indians, show figures, and circus wagons. NK9712.F73
Essays on the blurring of art and life / Allan Kaprow ; edited by Jeff Kelley. NX504 .K36 1993
Abandoned New England : landscape in the works of Homer, Frost, Hopper, Wyeth, and Bishop / Priscilla Paton. NX653.N48 P37 2003
On the highest hill / Roderick Haig-Brown ; introduction by Laurie Ricou. PR9199.3.H29 O5 1994
Home ground : language for an American landscape PS169.L35 H66 2006
Westernness : a meditation PS271 .W55 2006
The contemporary American comic epic : the novels of Barth, Pynchon, Gaddis, and Kesey PS374.H86 S23
Franny and Zooey PS3537.A426 F7
Angle of repose PS3537.T316 A8
The best of Edward Abbey PS3551.B2 A6 1984
The hermit’s story : stories PS3552.A8213 H47 2002
Cathedral : stories PS3553.A7894 C3 1989
I am one of you forever : a novel / by Fred Chappell. PS3553.H298 I15 1987
Ricochet river PS3553.O336 U6 1992
Wild life : a novel PS3557.L65 W5 2000
Native / William Haywood Henderson. PS3558.E4944 N38
Sometimes a great notion / Ken Kesey ; introduction by Charles Bowden. PS3561.E667 S65 2006
Postcards PS3566.R697 P67 1992
House Keeping / Marilynne Robinson PS3568 .O3125 H6
My abandonment PS3568.O327 M9 2009
Set this house in order : a romance of souls / Matt Ruff. PS3568.U3615 S48 2004
The power of the dog PS3569.A83 P6
The forest lover / Susan Vreeland. PS3572.R34 F67 2004
The orchardist : a novel  / Amanda Coplin. PS3603.O647 O73 2012
A painter’s life : a novel / by K. B. Dixon. PS3604.I954 P34 2010
Mink river : a novel / Brian Doyle. PS3604.O9547 M56 2010
The girl who fell from the sky : a novel PS3604.U757 G57 2011
West of here : a novel / Jonathan Evison. PS3605.V57 W47 2011
The greening of Ben Brown : a novel PS3619.T7456 G74 2005
Lean on Pete : a novel / Willy Vlautin. PS3622.L38 L43 2010
The story of Edgar Sawtelle : a novel / David Wroblewski. PS3623.R63 S76 2008
Out stealing horses / Per Petterson ; translated by Anne Born. PT8951.26.E88 U813 2007
Julie of the wolves / by Jean Craighead George ; pictures by John Schoenherr. PZ7.G2933 Ju
My side of the mountain / written and illustrated by Jean Craighead George. PZ7.G2933 My
Island of the Blue Dolphins / Scott O’Dell. PZ7.O237 Is
Wildwood PZ7.M516353 Wi 2011
Harmony and conflict in the living world / by Alexander F. Skutch ; illustrated by Dana Gardner. QH501 .S54 2000
Images of animals : anthropomorphism and animal mind / Eileen Crist. QL751 .C8824 1999
In defense of garbage / Judd H. Alexander. TD791 .A528
Walker Evans : signs / with an essay by Andrei Codrescu. TR654 .E918 1998

 


Annual Giving Tree 2013

giving-tree-2013-1Items are starting to come in for the Tree of Giving Book Drive!  We are supporting both Hallman and Richmond Elementary schools this year, so we are looking forward to an excellent turnout of books.  Some key things to remember as we approach the final Drive date on December 17th:

- 30% discount at the Willamette Store for Book Drive books

- K-5 Spanish and English language books

(No holiday themes please)

- Drop off locations are at the Circulation Desk in the Hatfield Library & the Willamette Store

- Gloves, hats, and cash for books are also desired

- Check out the LibGuide  for more information: http://libguides.willamette.edu/tree-of-giving

This is our seventh annual Tree of Giving Book Drive!  Please visit our Tree of Giving located near the entrance of the library, and see the beautiful ornaments adorning it.  For every book donated, we add one ornament to our Tree of giving.

So think of the Tree of Giving as you do your Black Friday shopping!  And thank you for your support from the Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette Store, and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

 

 

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