Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Interested in a career in Library and Information Science?

Join us for an informal gathering to learn about library and information management careers!

Date: Friday, October 28
Location: Stimson Room, Mount Holyoke College Library (campus maplibrary building map)
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Come talk to librarians, archivists, academic technologists, and faculty from library and information science graduate schools. We will be joined by MHC alumna Barbara Moran, MHC class of '66 and Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information & Library Science (SILS). UNC SILS is one of the nation’s top-ranked schools of information and library studies.

UNC SILS professor and MHC alumna Barbara Moran '66

Participants will be given the opportunity to learn more about graduate studies in Information & Library Science, hear from librarians and information professionals in the Five Colleges about their career paths, and ask questions of the panel. Barbara will be available to talk to interested students and staff about graduate studies in library and information science in general, and the program at UNC-Chapel Hill specifically. Stay for the entire session, or drop in for as long as your schedule allows. We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Banned Books Week 2016 Celebrates Diversity

September 25 - October 1 is Banned Books Week, an event that celebrates the freedom to read by bringing attention to written works that have been banned, censored, or otherwise challenged in academic and library settings. The focus for this year’s celebration is diversity, highlighting frequently challenged and/or banned books by diverse authors and containing diverse content.

ALA poster: Defend the First Amendment, Read a Banned Book

This year LITS will recognize Banned Books Week with a display of books in the library atrium from September 26-October 3. You can view a virtual collection of the books online as well.

Display of banned books in library atrium.

We’ll also be sharing “shelfies” of LITS staff reading their favorite banned books on Instagram (litsmhc) and Twitter (@LITSatMHC). If you’d like to take and post your own shelfie on Twitter or Instagram, be sure to include the hashtag #free2readmhc!

Want to know more about Banned Books week? Here are some additional resources for further reading:

Banned Books Week Spotlights Diversity in 2016
Defining Diversity
Frequently Challenged Books with Diverse Content
Frequently Challenged Books
2015 Book Challenges Infographic