Playwright Ricardo Bracho, Feb. 19

Please join us for the first event in the Spring 2014 Hallie Ford Literary Series at Willamette, a reading and talk by acclaimed playwright Ricardo Bracho, on Wednesday, Feburary 19. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Room of Willamette’s library and is free and open to the public.
Born in Mexico City and raised in Los Angeles, Bracho has had a twenty-year career as a playwright, educator, essayist, producer, and dramaturg. His plays, including The Sweetest Hangover, Sissy, A to B, Mexican Psychotic, Puto and Ni Madre, have been produced in California and New York, and have been developed and read nationally.Bracho

“I feel strongly about theatre: that it is intrinsic to democratic dialogue, that it can transform lives and communities,” says Bracho.

Bracho has participated in the NEA/TCG Residency Program for Playwrights, Mabou Mines Resident Artists’ Suite, UCSB Summer Theater Lab, and was Visiting Artist/Scholar at UCSB’s Center for Chicano Studies. He has received grants, commissions, and awards from the Creative Work Fun, Brown University, Magic Theatre/Exploratorium Museum, UC Santa Barbara, and the Center Theater Group, among others. His poems, essays, and play excerpts have been published in IN YOUR FACE, Behind our Backs/Sumt’n to Say, Encylopedia, Cast Out, Corpus and Virgins, and in Guerrillas y Locas. He has also worked extensively in the fields of harm reduction, drug policy/research, HIV service and analysis, and Lati@, gay men of color, and lgbt youth of color organizing with Proyecto ContraSIDA Por Vida, LLEGO, the Harm Reduction Coaliton, the H.I.P.H.O.P. Project (Health in Prison, Health Outta Prison) and Fierce!, among others.

This event is sponsored by the Hallie Ford Chair in Writing and the Departments of English, Theatre, Politics, American Ethnic Studies, and Women and Gender Studies at Willamette University.

For more information, contact:
Scott Nadelson, Hallie Ford Chair in Writing
Willamette University
snadelso@willamette.edu
503-370-6290


2013 Tree of Giving Success!

diaryowkIt is with great pleasure that we write to inform you of the success of the 2013 Tree of Giving Book Drive! The Mark O. Hatfield Library, along with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Willamette Bookstore, and YOU successfully collected over 200 books to be divided between Richmond and Hallman Elementary Schools. Donations spanned the K through 5 reading levels from Curious George to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, with Spanish language books as well. Once again the Willamette community has shown true depth of feeling and has helped supplement the library shelves of our local elementary schools.

On January 21 and 23, student athletes and Tree of Giving representatives presented both schools with their new books and participated in a short question and answer session. The Hallman and Richmond students were excited to meet the Willamette student athletes, and to browse the new books added to the library shelves.

Thank you so much for your support and your dedication to keeping Salem’s youth reading.

The Mark O. Hatfield Library, the Willamette Store, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee


Faculty Colloquium: Noru Ka Soru Ka

Please join us Friday, February 7th at 2:00 pm in FORD 122 for this week’s Faculty Colloquium. (Please note the change of location.)

Our speaker will be:

Michael Nord, Associate Professor of Music Technology and Education

Title: Noru Ka Soru Ka: New Worknorukasoruka_sm

Abstract: Noru Ka Soru Ka is an international dance-theater and music ensemble featuring Japanese dancers Mao Arata and Makoto Matsushima (also voice), American Mike Nord on guitar and electronics, and Swiss percussionist Georg Hofmann. Friday’s colloquium will present the ensemble’s approach to collective improvisation and feature video recordings of recent performances in the US, Switzerland, and Hong Kong, along with material from a 2013 CD release.

Doreen Simonsen and Stephanie DeGooyer
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators


Faculty Colloquium, Spring Semester Schedule

pdmBelow is the spring semester schedule for the weekly Faculty Colloquium.  Their talks will be held each week in the Hatfield Room which is located on the second floor of the library.  Abstracts and reminders for each talk will be broadcast in advance of each session.  Abstracts and additional information will be linked from this page as they are provided; abstracts are typically supplied the week of the talk.  We hope you will be able to join us.  Comments and questions can be directed to the Faculty Colloquium Coordinators Doreen Simonsen and Stephanie DeGooyer

Jan 31st
Emily Drew:  “Under One Roof: The Effects of Immigration Policy on Latino Families in Oregon”

Feb 7th  
Michael Nord:  “Noru Ka Soru Ka: New Work”

Feb 14   
Pat Alley:  A Session by Fulbright Scholarship Winners

Feb 28 
Alison Fisher:  “Isoprene synthase from heath star moss: A possible window into the evolution and function of isoprene  production by land plants”

Mar 7 
Erik Noftle:  “Personality Change”

Mar 14
Brandi Lazzarini:  “Smooth Moves and Staying Upright: Studying Indicators of Fall Risk in the Walking Motion of Older Adults”  [NB:  Location change to Cone Chapel]

Apr 4
Michelle Bumatay:  “Graphic Novels and Identity in Africa and the Diaspora: A Visual Postcolonial Discourse”

Apr 11 
Scott Nadelson:  “Laughing into the Abyss: Comedy’s Existential Howl!”

Apr 25
Professor of the Year Teaching Presentations


Library catalog down time…

This coming Sunday morning, February 2nd, the library catalog will be unavailable due to a hardware upgrade. The catalog will be unavailable from 12 a.m. until 7 a.m. While the catalog is down, you can still use Summit/Worldcat to look for resources available in the Summit catalog and all of our article databases will still be available.


Take a Book, Leave a Book

take-a-bookIntroducing the new Book Swap bookcase located in the Hatfield Library’s Fish Bowl (24 hour study).  The idea is simple: If you see a book you like, take it… just consider leaving a book in exchange. 

The initiative for this program came from the Hatfield Library’s Reading Group, which has a goal to encourage life long reading habits.  One idea the group had been considering was to create a book exchange area somewhere in the library for books (or dvds, magazines, etc.) that had been donated to the library, but we already owned or didn’t fit with our collection guidelines.  One of the librarians noticed that an “ancient” wooden book cart was on its way to the campus surplus.  The library staff really wanted to reuse the book cart in some fashion, so the thought of reusing it for a Book Swap bookcase occurred to a librarian who had seen a similar arrangement at another university.

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The wooden cart most likely came from the original Willamette Library that was housed in Smullin Hall. Someone from Willamette’s facilities department back in the 1950s or 60s most likely built it.

Over the winter break the wheels were removed, a wood base added, and a fresh coat of paint and customized graphic were given to the former cart.  And voilà!  We now have a creative “new” way to share books.  It is kind of neat to incorporate and reuse such an interesting bit of Willamette’s history.

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The concept for “take a book, leave a book” is not new. Various renditions of this sharing system have existed for many years and occurs nationally.  Salem, for example, has a few similar public “Little Free Library” stations scattered about the city. Willamette University had a similar system several years ago that essentially functioned out of a wicker basket in the Dean’s Office.  The new bookcase in the Fish Bowl makes this much more accessible to students, faculty, staff, and others connected to Willamette.

We encourage our Willamette community to participate in our Take a Book, Leave a Book program.  For comments and questions, please contact Joni Roberts, Associate University Librarian for Public Services and Collection Development,  jroberts@willamette.edu.

 

 

 

 


Faculty Colloquium: Immigration Policy

Please join us this Friday, January 31st at 2:00 pm in the Library’s
Hatfield Room for this semester’s opening Faculty Colloquium. Our speaker will be:

Emily Drew, Associate Professor of Sociology and American Ethnic Studies

Title: Under One Roof: The Effects of Drew on Latino Families in Oregon

Abstract: The family, an institution responsible for economic and social stability, should ostensibly be safe from inequalities of the broader society. However, for immigrant families whose members have varied statuses, policy affects opportunities, roles, relationships and cohesion. Through interviews with 31 Latino families from 12 cities in Oregon (80 persons total), I discovered how policy (e.g. Secure Communities, drivers’ licenses) creates “divided fates” among members of one family, living under the same roof. Immigration policy creates and accentuates micro-stratification within Latina/o immigrant families, perpetuating a damaging dichotomy–citizen and not citizen. Consequently, it creates “unequal childhoods,” destabilizes families, and contributes to generational separation and cultural amnesia.

Doreen Simonsen and Stephanie DeGooyer
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators


Pacific Northwest Artists Archive

Pacific Northwest Artists Archive pnaa

The Pacific Northwest Artists Archive (also known as PNAA) is a collection of materials related to the careers of artists who are or were active in Oregon and Washington for the major portion of their careers.

Developed as a complement to the permanent collection of the Hallie Ford Museum and housed at Willamette University’s Hatfield Library, the archive contains artists’ correspondence and writings, exhibition catalogues and brochures, press clippings, photographs, slides of artworks, business files, and other materials related to the life work of particular artists.

Below are the online finding aids and list of additional artist collections.  The collection home page is located at http://library.willamette.edu/archives/collections/pnaa/.

Finding Aids

 

Contact the University Archivist for information relating to the following collections:

  • Kathleen Gemberling Adkison
  • Glen Alps papers
  • Rex Amos papers
  • Ruth Grover papers
  • Carl Hall papers
  • Roger Hull research files on Carl Hall
  • Roger Hull research files on Charles Heaney
  • Roger and Bonnie Hull research files on Myra Wiggins
  • Barbara and Jack McClarty papers
  • Henk Pander papers
  • C.S. Price collection
  • Jan and Judith Zach papers

 

Digital Collections


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.

Whiting-Tennis-Related-Readings
Camp
“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

 


Feb 15 Downtime for RefWorks and Proquest Databases

On February 15, 2014 ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime.

To minimize the impact to you and your users these enhancements will be installed during an eight hour window of typically low usage from 10:00 UTC through 18:00 UTC.

During this time the following ProQuest products will not be available:

  • ProQuest
  • ProQuest Dialog
  • ProQuest Congressional
  • ProQuest K12 databases
  • ProQuest Genealogy databases
  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm
  • RefWorks