With 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!
Please join us for the second event in the Fall 2014 Hallie Ford Literary Series: a New Voices Showcase, featuring readings by poet Jennifer Richter and essayist Elena Passarello on Tuesday, October 21. The event will take place at 5 p.m. in the Hatfield Room of Willamette’s library and is free and open to the public.
Jennifer Richter was awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship in Poetry by Stanford University, where she taught in the Creative Writing Program for four years. Her poetry collection Threshold was named a 2011 Oregon Book Award Finalist by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey chose Threshold as winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition.
Listen to Jennifer read one of her poems here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/weekly-poem-prayer-for-the-hanoi-man-who-waits-for-breakdowns-on-his-block/
Elena Passarello’s essays on pop culture, music, the performing arts, and the natural world have appeared in Slate, Creative Nonfiction, Normal School, Ninth Letter, and the Iowa Review, among other publications. Her debut nonfiction collection, Let Me Clear My Throat (Sarabande 2012), explores the human voice in popular performance, and she co-wrote a series of devised nonfiction monologues for the 2012 music writing anthology Pop When the World Falls Apart (Duke University Press). A recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts, and the University of Iowa Museum of Art, she teaches at Oregon State University.
And read an interview with Elena here: http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2012/11/28/voices-carry-an-interview-with-elena-passarello/
Campus Photographs Collection
To the right, “Class of 1919 in the shape of a W and 19.”
We’re highlighting the Willamette University Campus Photograph Collection from the University Archives this month. It is comprised of over 2,500 items including photographic prints, negatives, slides, and copy prints of sketches and blueprints, is a rich documentary resource covering nearly a century and a half of Willamette’s history. A strength of the collection is the visual documentation it provides of Willamette’s ever-developing campus, particularly the buildings and landscape. Images show ground-breakings, construction, renovations, fires, and demolitions of various buildings. Below is a sample of what you will find in this wonderful collection.
This online collection is available for viewing at:
Banned 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.
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.”
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.)
- Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
- The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
- 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
- Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
- A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
- Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
- Bless Me Ultima, by RudolfoAnaya
Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
- 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:
Source: ALA Banned Books web site
Marilyn Chin, the award-winning author of a novel and four volumes of poetry, including Rhapsody in Plain Yellow, The Phoenix Gone, the Terrace Empty, and the newly released Hard Love Province will be the first speaker in the Fall 2014 Hallie Ford Literary Series. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, her books have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms all over the world. In addition to teaching in the MFA program at San Diego State University, she serves as a mentor on the international faculty of the City University of Hong Kong’s low-residency MFA program, the first of its kind in Asia. Chin’s talk will take place on Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Room of Willamette’s library. Books will be for sale, courtesy of the Willamette Store.
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!
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|
To start the new semester off on a bright note, the Hatfield Library is pleased to announce the winners of our MOHL Research Award. This award is given for a student paper in any discipline that demonstrates outstanding research using library and information resources. The paper must have been written in the sophomore or junior year as part of regular class work. Up to two awards are given each year and winners receive $500.
The winners for 2014 are:
Giuliana Alfinito for her paper “Understanding the Tito-Stalin Split” (faculty supporter–Bill Smaldone)
Jenny Grauberger for her paper “The Fundamentals and Applications of the Argon Ion Laser.” (faculty supporter–Chuck Williamson)
Congratulations to Guiliana and Jenny for their outstanding work!
Starting in July, Willamette users will have online access to the complete run of “Science” magazine, from the first issue (through JSTOR) to the most recently published. You will be able to access this title through our A-Z database list and our library catalog. Faculty, staff, and students have waited years for current online access this popular science magazine, and we are pleased to finally provide this access!
Please welcome Dillon Peck, our new Circulation and Stack Supervisor at the Hatfield Library. If he looks familiar, that is because he just graduated from Willamette this spring with a BA in English, and he has been working in the library for several years, most recently as a circulation student manager.
Some fun things to note about Dillon is that he is involved in rowing, his senior thesis was on The Lord of the Rings, and he is a talented juggler (5 things at one time!).
We have just added three excellent resources to our digital collection, in addition to the recent addition of Science: Birds of North America Online, the Oregonian, and the Oregon Newspaper Sources.
Birds of North America Online is a database of over 716 species of birds that live and migrate through North America, including Hawaii and Canada. It includes a multimedia collection for every bird, including top quality audio and videos galleries, and rich collection of article information for each species for pretty much anything you would want to know about a specific bird. So if your curious what birds you saw outside your window or heard singing, this will be an outstanding resources!
The Oregonian newspaper (ranges from 1987-present). There is a one day delay, so you won’t be able to read through the current day’s edition. We’ve had very spotty electronic access to recent editions of the Oregonian, but this gives us reliable full text coverage back to 1987.
Oregon Newspaper Sources is a collection of 51 of the largest Oregon-based newspapers, including the Statesman Journal newspaper, Oregonian, and Eugene Register-Guard that can be search simultaneously or individually. You can even browse individual editions of newspapers by sections.