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In case you follow us using an RSS reader, please be aware that we've moved our blog! You can find the new Library News site at http://librarynews.lmu.edu/ Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at LMU Library News
Librarian Melanie Hubbard and Associate Professor of English Dermot Ryan have recently published an article at The 18th Century Common about their work engaging students with the literature and culture of the eighteenth century using the tools of the digital humanities. Their Fall 2014 course, "The Digital Eighteenth Century," culminated in a digital space that you can explore and learn more about at dh@lmu. "Our concept for the class was simple: students would better grasp the literature and culture of the eighteenth century by drawing connections between the eighteenth-century print revolution and aspects of the current digital communications revolution. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at LMU Library News
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The William H. Hannon Library will have reduced hours during the month of August. As always, please check our hours page for up-to-date information. Regular hours will resume when the Fall semester begins on August 29th. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at LMU Library News
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Just in time for the Fall semester: we are updating our group study rooms! Between August 2nd and 19th, we are replacing the whiteboard walls in several rooms. Specifically, we are replacing the walls in rooms: 217 220-222 303-306 310-313 Based on feedback we received from library users, we are planning to remove the LCD screens and AV equipment in the rooms on the third floor to create more whiteboard space. More room to take notes, draw, and create! (But the rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor will retain their AV equipment and screens.) During the installation, you will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at LMU Library News
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The William H. Hannon Library is currently looking for a Digital Library Program Assistant to join our team. This is a full-time term position for one year. Reporting to the Head of the Digital Library Program (DLP), the incumbent will provide support for all aspects of work related to the Digital Library program, which includes Digital Collections, Digital Commons and Digital Scholarship. The position will manage DLP’s work-study students' schedules, training, and supervision on a regular bases. Position Specific Responsibilities Assist the Digital Program Librarian with all aspects of digitization projects including materials handling, digitization, quality control and managing various... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at LMU Library News
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The William H. Hannon Library is currently looking for a Special Collections and University Archivist to join our team. The Special Collections and University Archivist is responsible for the care and management of the Library’s Department of Archives and Special Collections’ archival collections, including the official records of the university, personal papers, manuscripts and other historical records and/or objects in a variety of media, including maps, audio visual materials, and photographs. The Archivist interprets these and other special collections through reference consultations, exhibitions and classroom instruction. The occupant of this position also provides advice and training to campus units concerning... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at LMU Library News
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The William H. Hannon Library is currently looking for a Librarian-in-Residence to join our team. This two-year position offers an entry-level librarian an opportunity to begin a career in academic librarianship. The program reflects the library’s and university’s commitment to achieving inclusive excellence and ethnic and racial diversity among our staff, including our librarians. The Resident will receive the full advantage of a librarian appointment, including financial support for professional development, plus mentorship and the opportunity to learn about specialization within the profession. Position Specific Responsibilities Provide reference service to the patrons of the William H. Hannon Library, including students,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at LMU Library News
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This summer, librarians at the William H. Hannon Library partnered with LMU’s Upward Bound program as part of their Summer Seminar, a six-week program for 13 seniors from Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets (formerly Westchester High School). Ray Andrade (Programming Librarian) and Aaron Beasley (Associate Director of Upward Bound) worked closely to plan three unique visits to the library to highlight the types of services and resources a university library has to offer. For the initial visit, Ray conducted a library orientation and tour specifically designed for the high school students. He emphasized that LMU Library is open to the public... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at LMU Library News
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This summer, the William H. Hannon Library partnered with the School of Education to welcome three groups of community college students as part of the School's Undergraduate Research Scholars Academy (URSA), a 10-day residential program where students are assigned mentors consisting of professors, graduate students, peers, and (you guessed it) a librarian. One of the goals of the program is to task students with researching a current social issue and recommending potential solutions in a presentation at the program's conclusion. This year's program had three cohorts, including 27 students from Santa Monica College (pictured above), 37 students from East Los... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at LMU Library News
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The summer edition of our monthly e-newsletter, Happenings @ Hannon, will be coming out next week. In this issue, we will be looking at all the work librarians have been doing with students throughout the summer to improve their research skills and help them prepare for the Fall semester. Use the sign-up box in the left sidebar of this page (or go to the sign up page) and become a subscriber today! Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at LMU Library News
We at the William H. Hannon Library are saddened and horrified by the hateful acts that took place in Orlando, Florida this past weekend. Yesterday, the LMU campus community held a memorial service for those lost and injured in this tragic event. Many of the library staff and the 2016 IRDL scholars came together to grieve alongside our brothers and sisters in the LGBTQ and Latinx communities. Additionally, some of the IRDL scholars have offered their thoughts as part of a series on the IRDL blog: From Adam H. Lisbon, Japanese & Korean Studies Librarian at the University of Colorado... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at LMU Library News
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For the past three years, the William H. Hannon Library has hosted a summer research institute for professional librarians and archivists: the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL). Funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and supported by the San José State University School of Information and the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium, IRDL is a two week program designed "to bring together a diverse group of academic and research librarians who are motivated and enthusiastic about conducting research but need additional training and/or other support to perform the steps successfully." The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at LMU Library News
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The William H. Hannon Library is currently looking for an Instructional Design Librarian to join our team. The Instructional Design Librarian provides high-quality library services for the LMU community with a particular emphasis on the design, implementation, maintenance, and assessment of instructional technologies for campus-wide information literacy instruction. Reporting to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services, the Instructional Design Librarian collaborates with librarians, teaching faculty, ITS, and other campus stakeholders to develop, deliver, and assess information literacy instructional materials used for computer-assisted library instruction. Position Specific Responsibilities Plans, designs, implements, and maintains web-based learning modules, learning objects, and online... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at LMU Library News
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Librarian Cynthia Becht and Professor Leon Wiebers brought out vestments from last semester's Spring exhibition to share with SURP students. LMU's Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is designed to provide students with insight into the research process. Faculty mentors and librarians hold workshops and seminars throughout the summer to help SURP students build their research and presentation skills. This year, SURP runs from May 16, 2016 - June 24, 2016 and students are required to submit a research proposal or abstract by the end of week 6. Many of the SURP students will eventually complete their research and present at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at LMU Library News
Librarians Jamie Hazlitt and John Jackson have just published an article in Public Services Quarterly, a journal dedicated to public service issues in academic libraries. In their article, entitled "Faculty Pub Night at the William H. Hannon Library: Highlighting Faculty Works Through Creative Programming," Jamie and John "share the development and evolution of the series, discuss promotion and assessment, identify challenges and successes, and hopefully inspire readers to consider how a program celebrating faculty research and creative works might fit within their own institutions." The article is published in the most recent issue of the Public Services Quarterly (12.2). LMU... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at LMU Library News
Reference & Instruction Librarian for Theology Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet recently published a review of Charles David Isbell's How Jews and Christians Interpret Their Sacred Texts: A Study in Transvaluation (Resource Publications, 2014), which she describes as "an introductory, comparative textual analysis of Jewish and Christian interpretations of the Hebrew Bible in the first centuries of the Common Era" and "an accessible exploration of early Jewish and Christian scriptural hermeneutics that will best serve seminary and rabbinical students as well as lay groups interested in interfaith dialogue." The review is published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Religious &... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at LMU Library News
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At the beginning of this month and continuing through mid-July, Stella Castillo will join the William H. Hannon Library as the LA as Subject Archives Resident. During her time at LMU, Stella will work with Special Collections Metadata Librarian, Rachel Wen-Paloutzian, to create metadata for the Venegas Family Papers Digital Collection, a collection that documents the lives of Miguel and Dolores Venegas, both originally residents of Zapotlanejo (Jalisco, Mexico), before immigrating to Los Angeles in 1927. Stella will also work alongside Digital Program Librarian, Shilpa Rele. Stella’s rotation with Shilpa will include a broad overview of scholarly communication, issues and... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at LMU Library News
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Please join us this Sunday, May 22, at 2:00 p.m. in the library's Von der Ahe Suite (Level 3) for our final Jewish Book Group meeting of the Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 academic year! Dr. Audrey Thacker (English Department, CSUN) will lead a discussion about Anzia Yezierska's Bread Givers. The Sunday Jewish Book and Discussion Group is free and open to the public. Light refreshments (and riveting conversation) will be served. Please RSVP by contacting Rhonda Rosen at rrosen@lmu.edu or 310-338-4584. About the book Anzia Yezierska's best-known novel, Bread Givers, received a glowing review in the New York Times... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at LMU Library News
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Wright, Chandler E., "The Literature Review" (2014). Communication Studies Student Works. Paper 6. http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/commstudies_students/6 Today's post is written by Reference & Instruction Librarian, Jennifer Masunaga. Did you know that the first Saturday of every May is Free Comic Book Day? This annual promotional event celebrates one of America's most unique genres and so this month it is only fitting to explore how comics are used in LMU's curriculum and in the William H. Hannon Library. Graphic novels are more than just entertaining reading for kids: they have important educational and artistic value. In fact, comic books and graphic novels are... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at LMU Library News
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Did you take advantage of Free Comic Book Day this past week? Did you know that we have an extensive graphic novel collection in the library? If you're interested in learning more about comic books in the U.S., allow us to recommend two recent titles: The New Mutants : Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics by Ramzi Fawaz From the publisher's description: "In The New Mutants, Ramzi Fawaz draws upon queer theory to tell the story of these monstrous fantasy figures and how they grapple with radical politics from Civil Rights and The New Left to Women’s and... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at LMU Library News
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Librarian Melanie Hubbard will be co-teaching a class with Dermot Ryan from the English department this summer, entitled "The Digital Watts Project" (ENGL 5998). Digital Watts (English 5998) is a unique course that combines a study of the 1965 Watts uprising (through such lenses as literature and rhetoric) with digital humanities methods. In addition to being a great class for English and History majors, it would be a great class for students interested in Urban Studies, African American Studies and Librarianship. Students will read literature, work with the Southern California Library, create a digital collection online, and learn how to... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at LMU Library News
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Now that the semester is almost over, there's no time like the present to catch up on the Oscar nominated films you were too busy to see back in February! You can check out some of these films from our collection: Room [DVD 7601] Steve Jobs [DVD 7598] The Hateful Eight [DVD 7599] The Danish Girl [DVD 7593] Mad Max: Fury Road [DVD 7440] Spotlight [DVD 7594] Stop by the front desk to check out any of these items. Oh, and speaking of films: Happy Star Wars Day! Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at LMU Library News
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Today's post is written by Walt Walker, Head Cataloging Librarian for the William H. Hannon Library. Many of our catalog’s records now have form/genre headings, which describe the format or category of an item, as well as subject headings, which describe the content of the work represented in the item. We have added these form/genre headings to our DVD and video records to describe what type of film or television program the DVD or video is part of. Some examples of these are: Fiction films Comedy films Horror films Detective and mystery television programs Dance films Filmed operas Biographical television... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at LMU Library News
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Once again, we are bringing you a series of stress-relieving activities to help you get through the travails of Finals. Beginning Monday, we'll have therapy dogs outside the library. Stop by around lunchtime to get in some well-needed cuddle time. Additionally, we have our maker tables set up in the lobby until May 5 and FitWell is offering massages in Room 324 Monday through Wednesday. See the flyer below for more information! Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at LMU Library News
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Once again, the William H. Hannon Library is participating in LMU's Seniors: All Access tours being hosted this Friday, April 29, all over campus. We recommend arriving early to grab a space! Meet us on the 3rd floor near the Archives & Special Collections exhibition room to sign up. Tours will begin at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Each tour is limited to 25 Seniors. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at LMU Library News