Black History Month Event!

This Thursday, February 29, join us for an Open Mic Poetry Reading in celebration of Black History Month and our newly acquired collection of books by Black poets. Come celebrate Black voices by sharing work by your favorite poets, or your own!

When: 7-9 pm
Where: First floor of the library

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Zotero workshop!

Curious about Zotero? Using it already but have questions? Come to this Zotero Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 5-6 pm in the library computer lab to find out how to get the most out of this powerful tool.

Can’t make it? Check out our Zotero How-To- Guide or ask a librarian. Hope to see you!

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Literature Review Workshop

If your Senior Project requires a literature review–or if you need to understand what the heck one is–join Jane Smith on Monday, February 19, at 7 pm, in Olin LC 115. You’ll get hands-on practice synthesizing sources, learn why the literature review is a crucial element of research writing, understand how it differs from an annotated bibliography, and come away with writing tips. Though the workshop may be most helpful for seniors, everyone is welcome.

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Sproj Bootcamp

Calling all seniors! Ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into senior project work? Come to Sproj Bootcamp this Friday, Feb. 9 from 2-3 pm for a research refresher with the librarians! Happens in the library computer lab.

Can’t make it? Ask a Librarian for help anytime!

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Welcome back tea!

On Thursday, February 8, from 4-5 pm, join members of the library staff for tea, cookies and conversation in the library’s first floor browsing area. Get to know some of the librarians, learn about our plans for the spring, and share your ideas! All are welcome.

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Banned Books Event!

What do banned books mean to you? Why are these stories important? This Valentine’s Day, join us for a read-out and discussion in celebration of the first-ever Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Bravery in Literature. And be sure to get your tickets to the awards ceremony at the Fisher Center on Feb. 17th! Show some love for frequently banned and challenged authors this February, and defend the right to read!

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New Exhibit Opening Feb. 2!

Please join us on Friday, February 2  from 1-3 pm for an opening reception celebrating our new exhibit featuring artists Zhen Guo and Jiannan Wu, curated by Qi Zhang.

This exhibit will be on display in the library vitrines on the first and second floors through March 30.

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New Resource: Africa Commons

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new subscription to Africa Commons!

It is comprised of four comprehensive modules:

History and Culture is an index, search engine, and preservation tool for more than 500,000 openly available books, magazines, and other primary sources.

Black South African Magazines the first and only digital collection of magazines created for Black audiences in Africa from 1937-1973.

Southern African Films and Documentaries, hundreds of African documentaries, oral histories, and other films for study and learning.

The Hilary Ng’weno Archive, an exclusive collection of full-run magazines, newspapers, and films from the legendary Kenyan journalist.

Learn more about this project from Coherent Digital’s expert advisory board member, Dr. Buhle Mbambo-Thata; as well as the challenges of digitization Africa: Africa Commons Charleston Presentation 2021. The Ng’weno Archive is the latest addition to the platform, learn more about The Legacy of Hilary Ng’weno: A Daughter’s Tribute to the Legendary Kenyan Journalist

Along with the amazing content found in Africa Commons, the database offers many useful features, such as the ability to create lists and embed them into Brightspace or Google Classroom. Lists can be private, public, or for a limited audience.

If you would like to schedule an overview of Africa Commons, please email [email protected].

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The Eleanor Roosevelt Banned Books Awards

Stevenson Library is proud to partner with the Eleanor Roosevelt Center and the Fisher Center for the inaugural awards ceremony for the first-ever Eleanor Roosevelt Bravery in Literature awards. The Bravery in Literature awards are given to authors whose works focus on racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and gender equity.

In addition to attending the awards ceremony on February 17 the Fisher Center, you can help us celebrate these courageous authors by checking out our display on the first floor, reading work by these and other frequently challenged authors, and attending our Banned Books Read-Out on February 14 from 5-6 pm.

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Shut Up & Sproj

Work quietly on your project in the company of other seniors. By showing up for your project at the same time each week, you can turn 1.5 hours of focused work into a stable routine that yields real results over time. Research indicates that even the smallest sense of belonging to a community increases your performance. Mondays from 3:30–5 pm in Stevenson 402. Fridays from 3:30–5 on Zoom.

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