10-22-2014 11-23-30 AM

Learn How to Use Prezi!

Throughout the semester Rebecca Crown Library offers various resource workshops covering the topics of Zotero, Google and Prezi. There are only four workshops remaining for this semester be sure to view our calendar of the upcoming workshops.

The highlighted workshop this month is the Prezi Basic taking place on Wednesday, October 29th at 4:00 p.m. in Crown 111. Please register for this workshop at least 24 hours prior to start.

Come out to learn how to create dynamic presentations using Prezi software. This workshop will cover the basics of setting up an account and using a template to create your first Prezi presentation. No prior experience is necessary for this Prezi Basics Workshop. Register Here!


October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) initiative is to raise awareness of the issues those with disabilities are faced with as well as to celebrate  the contributions of American workers with disabilities. This years “Expect. Employ. empower.”

The beginning of NDEAM dates back to 1945 when the first initiative made by Congress was through the in-statement of a law honoring the first week of October as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” Seventeen years later, in 1962 the word physically was removed to be more inclusive for those with all types of disabilities. But the initiative didn’t start  end there, in 1988 Congress increased awareness by dedicating a month as National Disability Employment Awareness Month!


Ana Castillo’s Lund-Gill Lecture Tonight

The 2014-2015 Lund-Gill Endowed Chair is the internationally distinguished Chicana creative writer, playwright, essayist, editor, translator and scholar, Ana Castillo.

Within the Latin community, Ana Castillo is not only revered as one of the most prominent Latina writers in the United States but also an esteemed representative of the Latina feminist movement. She has also dedicated her life to human rights, free expression, cultural exchange and exploring the political and ethical implications of personal experience.

Her current endeavors include teaching an honors English class on ‘Writing Life Stories’ strengthening students to develop their own voice as well as being  the founding publisher and editor of La Tolteca, focusing on the advancement “of a world without borders and censorship.”

All are welcome to the Lund Auditorium on Thursday, October 9th to hear Ana Castillo deliver the Lund-Gill Chair Lecture, “Twenty Years of Xicanisma: Latina Empowerment in the U.S.” Admission is free, but reservations are required through the Lund-Gill Chair website.

 If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact: jmack@dom.edu

Dominican Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Dominican University takes a strong initiative in fostering the education of diversity both on campus and in the wider community. September 15 through October 15 is celebrated as the National Hispanic Heritage Month. In lieu of our diversity initiative the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Academic Success and Diversity, and the Dominican University Alumnae/i Association will be hosting the 11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Reception. For the past 11 years Dominican University has been honoring the history and heritage of our proud Dominican family in recognition of this event.
Rebecca Crown Library is also a proud contributor to the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month through our collection of Latin/Hispanic authors.  Crown Library houses authors such as Ana Castillo, Sandra Cisneros, José Gamaliel Gonzalez and Reymundo Sanchez, just to name a few.
La Casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros 
A 1984 coming-of-age novel dealing with the young Esperanza Cordero’s experience and assimilation to growing up in Chicago amongst the Chicanos and Puerto Ricans. The novel takes us through Esperanza’s journey in finding a better life and having to “say goodbye” to the impoverished Latin neighborhood is all so familiar with.
Bringing Aztlan to Mexican Chicago by José Gamaliel Gonzalez
An autobiography by José Gamaliel Gonzalez, an artists empowering his marginalized and oppressed community, on his reflection of his life and role present within the developing Mexican, Chicano and Latino art within the city he calls home.
Lady Q by Reymundo Sanchez 
A raw and powerful memoir highlighting Sonia Rodriquez’s struggle in her survival on the streets as well as well as holding top rank within a new mafia, the Latin Kings and becoming a Latin Queen.

Happy National Coffee Day!

Although everyday may seem like national coffee day, today is the designated National Coffee Day! This day has been celebrated on September 29th in the United States annually, since it was publicly mentioned in 2005. For some, coffee is the beverage of choice all day everyday and for others it is a treat to splurge on here and there. It can be caffeinated or decaffeinated; hot or cold; plain or flavored. The matter at hand is, there are many deals going around the city to celebrate this national holiday.

Enjoy a cup of Joe freebies 


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Banned Books Weekend: Challenge the Freedom to Read!

The weekend is finally here! September 21st to September 27th marks the annual Banned Books Week celebration, where all are encouraged to participate in the freedom to read. From sea to shinning sea bookstores, libraries, schools and book-lovers are taking a stand in the resistance against the censorship movement. During this week it is encouraged for all book readers to say yes to the right to read!

There are opulence of events taking place in YOUR local community as well is online conversations. For more information on how to get active and involved with these conversation and reading freedom, open the book here.

Take a peak at this years Banned Book Lists.

Image courtesy of the East Branch of the Dayton Metro Library https://flic.kr/p/z8GaE


Welcome Back to Campus!

Rebecca Crown Library has greatly missed seeing all the studious and smiling faces of our students, faculty/staff, alumni, sisters and guests this summer! But we are happy to have you all back on campus and are ready for this up coming semester.

With that said, we wanted to remind everyone of the Rebecca Crown Library’s hours and locations in addition to our Research Workshops concentrating on Zotero, Google and Prezi this semester!

Lastly, we wanted to invite everyone to become more acclimated with the Rebecca Crown Library Website so we set up a few tutorials for using the library, accessing the library services off campus and many more. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the Rebecca Crown Library please do not hesitate to contact us at 708-524-6875 or  simply pay us a visit!

Please note: The library is closed Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. We are open on Saturday 8am-8pm and Sunday 8am-12am.


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