Open Mic November 7

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The Campus Activities Board and the Crown Library hosts our first

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Wednesday, November 7 during Founder’s Week

From 8:00 to 10:30 PM in the Cyber Café

Poetry. Spoken word. Comedy. Tragedy. Music. All genres are welcome!

Sign-up that night to take the stage or reserve a specific time slot by emailing cab@dom.edu.

Questions? Email cab@dom.edu or contact Jill Bambenek (ext. 6874), Tony Zupancic (ext. 6438), or Megan Hoppe (ext. 6411).

A people which is able to say everything becomes able to do everything.”

– Napoleon Bonaparte, French general and emperor of France (1769-1821)

Exercise your freedom of self-expression!

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BB Display

Banned Books Week was a definite success–with displays throughout Dominican University we raised awareness and encouraged everyone to celebrate the freedom to read by, well, telling people they couldn’t partake in banned or challenged books. I hope you had time to check out the displays.

BB Table

The unofficial lego-tally asked Dominican students, faculty, and staff to vote for their favorite of five banned or challenged books by dropping legos into a corresponding vase. Voters could chose from To Kill a Mockingbird, A Light In the Attic, The Great Gatsby, Harry Potter, and Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. The Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird incited the greatest reaction, as both were read (and for the most part, greatly loved) in high school English classes. The final count reflects this:

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Also successful was the dual screening of The Hollywood Librarian with a total of 108 Dominican viewers over the course of the week.

Congratulations to Diane, assistant professor in Library and Information Science, and Cybill, sophomore in Graphic Design for winning the “I read banned books” tote bags.

Continue to celebrate your freedom year-round. Read.

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

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