Banned Books Week, Sept. 29 – Oct. 6

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Celebrate your right to read!

  • Participate in the Chicago Read Out, Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1-4 pm at the Pioneer Plaza (on Michigan Avenue between the Tribute Tower and the Chicago River). Sponsored by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum, and the Newberry Library, local Chicago celebrities join acclaimed authors to read passages from their favorite banned and challenged books. Admission is FREE.
  • Visit the Banned Books Week Table in the Lewis Alcove, Monday, Oct. 1 thru Thursday, Oct. 4, from 11am to 2pm. Vote for your favorite banned or challenged book and enter a free drawing to win a Banned Books tote bag.
  • Watch The Hollywood Librarian, the first movie about the real lives and actual work of America’s librarians, premiering during Banned Books Week in libraries across the country. The Crown Library will have two screenings: Mon. Oct. 1 @ 6pm in Springer Suite and Thurs. Oct. 4 @ 7pm in Bluhm Lecture Hall (in Parmer). Click here for ticket information.

 

Additional RefWorks Workshop

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Additional Workshop Date!

If you’re not using RefWorks, you’re working too hard!
Spare yourself the headache and join us for a RefWorks workshop.

Come to one of the workshops:

Thurs., Sept. 27th: 12:30-1:30 pm
OR
Thurs., Oct. 25th: 6:30-7:30 pm

* Dominican email account is required
* All workshops held in Crown 111
* Refreshments will be provided
* No registration necessary

Example paper for workshops: sample-paper.doc

The Hollywood Librarian

Hollywood Librarian

The Hollywood Librarian, the first movie about the real lives and the actual work of America’s librarians, is premiering during Banned Books Week in libraries across the country. A unique and charming blend of film clips, humor and critical analysis of the popular image of librarians, The Hollywood Librarian encourages a new-found empathy for the profession by revealing the diversity of individual librarians and the importance of what they do.

The Rebecca Crown Library will be showing two screenings:

  • Monday, Oct. 1 @ 6pm in Springer Suite
  • Thursday, Oct. 4 @ 7pm in Bluhm Lecture Hall (in Parmer)

Tickets may be purchased at the Crown Library Reference Desk.

  • $8 – Adults (ages 12-60)
  • $5 – Children and Seniors
  • FREE – Children under 6, librarians, library staff, and Library School students (but you’ll still need a ticket for entry)

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Crown Library.

For more information about the film including early reviews and a preview clip, check out http://www.hollywoodlibrarian.com.

RefWorks Workshop

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If you’re not using RefWorks, you’re working too hard!
Spare yourself the headache and join us for a RefWorks workshop.

Come to one of the workshops:

Mon., Sept.10th: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
OR
Thurs., Sept. 27th: 12:30-1:30 pm

* Dominican email account is required
* All workshops held in Crown 111
* Refreshments will be provided
* No registration necessary

Example paper for workshops: sample-paper.doc

New Film Databases

The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) has recently announced the addition of two new CARLI-funded film collections available from Western Illinois University. Titles can be requested through the I-Share catalog. To request a title, you first need to have a current DU ID card and be registered at the library. If you haven’t already done so, stop by the circulation desk to register.

The African Film Collection, a collection of films about Africa, containing works by African and non-African filmmakers. The collection contains representative films, documentaries, and music DVDs and contains works from all over Africa. To view an alphabetical list (by title) of the collection go to:

http://www.wiu.edu/users/wat100/africa/africa.htm

All the films in this collection, including those not funded by CARLI are available for loan.

Another new CARLI collection is broadly based around the theme of “Homeland Security.” A special focus of this collection is 9/11 and its aftermath.

http://www.wiu.edu/users/wat100/homeland/homeland.htm

There is also a CARLI funded GLBT collection

http://www.wiu.edu/users/wat100/glbt/glbt_august_22.htm

And a Holocaust Collection partially funded by CARLI. Films in this collection located in the Quad Cities don’t circulate. These Quad City films belong to a separate special collection–not funded by CARLI. All other films in the Holocaust collection, however, do circulate.

http://www.wiu.edu/users/wat100/holocaust/holocaust.htm.