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Last year we asked Business Librarian Nataly Blas about her favorite Banned Book and in honor of Banned Books Week we are reposting her response. Nataly Blas, Business Librarian What is your favorite Banned Book? Looking for Alaska by John Green. Why is Banned Books Week important to you? I love Banned Books Week and think it is important simply because I strongly believe in the freedom to read. Additionally, it is crucial to promote critical thinking and imagination, as well as tolerance for the viewpoints and artistic expressions of others. Looking over the American Library Association's lists of banned... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at LMU Library News
Banned Books Week is September 27 to October 3rd. To celebrate we are featuring a few of our staff with their favorite banned books. Don't forget to sign up for our Banned Books Readout! For more information, click here. Jennifer Masunaga, Reference Librarian What is your favorite Banned Book? I have so many! But today I think it’s a tie between The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, both by J.R.R Tolkien. Why is Banned Books Week important to you? As a librarian and as an educator I feel it’s important to be aware of the power Words have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at LMU Library News
This week is Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the power of literature and the importance of our First Amendment Rights. The freedom to read freely and access books without censorship is a basic freedom in a democratic society. Sadly, there are those in our country that wish to censor books from our schools and libraries. To find out more, check out ALA's Banned Book Week website and our Banned Books Week LibGuide. To celebrate Banned Books Week, the library will be hosting a Banned Books Readout read-out in the library lobby between 11am and 9pm on Monday, September... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2015 at LMU Library News
Did you take a First Year Seminar (FYS) class last semester (Fall 2014)? Were you assigned any part of the “Lion’s Guide to Research and the Library” online information literacy tutorials? Do you want to help make these FYS classes and information literacy learning better for future LMU students AND help out a current student with her research project? We want to hear from you! What: Focus Group Discussion Where: TBD (on campus, probably in the library) When: Indicate which of the following days/work for you. a Tuesday, 1pm a Tuesday, 1:30pm a Wednesday, 1:30pm a Thursday, 1pm a Thursday,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at LMU Library News
Currently on display in the Information Commons is the best comic from Dean Scheibel’s Fall 2014 “Introduction to Research in Communication Studies” course. Students were asked to reflect on their experience writing the required “literature review” for the course through a first-person “comic” (see our previous blog post). The visual narrative format allowed students to come to terms with their own experience of what was hard, easy, or confusing about the literature review process and express it in a creative way. The featured comic in the exhibit is written and hand-illustrated by Seanna Duong and entitled “The Lit Review &... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at LMU Library News
Currently on display in the Information Commons through Dec. 12th is an exhibit featuring comics created by students in Dean Scheibel’s “Introduction to Research in Communication Studies” course. Students were asked to reflect on their experience writing the required “literature review” for the course through a first-person “comic” narrative using Comic Life 3 software. By reflecting on fears and missteps encountered during the research process, students will (hopefully) experience new insights and make a deeper connection with the course material. Visual narratives are the perfect technique for encouraging student reflection on something as iterative as the research process! The exhibit... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at LMU Library News
The Information Commons now has three computers with special software and tablets for CFA students! These computers and tablets were formerly part of the (currently closed) CFA lab. The computers, located on the first floor, have software Studio Arts students will need, including Corel Painter. The Wacom tablets will be available for checkout at Tech on 2 on the second floor. Please visit our Computers and Software page for the full list of software on the Information Commons computers. The new computers are called A, B, & C. Students using this special software have priority at computers A, B, &... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at LMU Library News
Hey LMU Parents and Babysitters! Are you ready for Halloween? The library's Curriculum Materials Collection (CMC) has lots of Halloween themed books for young ghosts and ghouls, in every reading level. For the young and old alike that love picture books, we have fiction stories like Cambria Evan's Bone Soup and non fiction books about the history of Halloween like Katherine Tegen's The Story of the Jack O'Lantern. We also have a bilingual book about El Día de los Muertos by Bob Barner. For those just starting to read, we have some Early Reader stories like The Pumpkin Mystery by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at LMU Library News
Hey Lions! Notice anything different in the Info Commons recently? We replaced nearly all of our old computers with brand new iMacs. This includes all 86 computers on the first floor Information Commons as well as the computers in the e-classroom 118 and the walk up kiosks on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The new iMacs are dual boot and run Mac OS X 10.8 and Windows 7. The old Mac Pros that used to be on the first floor have also been replaced with iMacs. Their replacements--Computers 84 through 89-- have all of the software programs previously found on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at LMU Library News
(Postcard image courtesy of the Werner Von Boltenstern collection, LMU Archives & Special Collections.) Just a friendly reminder regarding hours during Holy Week! Wednesday, March 27: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, March 28-29: CLOSED Saturday, March 30: 11 a.m. – midnight Sunday, March 31: CLOSED, regular hours resume at midnight Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at LMU Library News
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