Banned Books Week

Celebrate Banned Books Week 2015 with the Claremont Colleges Library!

Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read, highlighting the value of free and open access to information. This year, the Claremont Colleges Library will be celebrating the week with a cover art contest, trivia night, and more.

On Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Founders Room, we will be hosting a celebration of Banned Books, with a team trivia contest (with Banned Books-themed prizes), the announcement of the winner of the cover art contest, and snacks galore! For more information, to sign a team up for trivia, or to submit your artwork, please visit:

Help Us Build Our Own Constitution

constitution-med.jpgParticipate in two ways:
I. Share your ideas on re-imagining the US constitution in a "Build Your Own Constitution" online conversation.
II. Attend Build Your Own Constitution: A Claremont Discourse Discussion Panel
Thursday, September 17th 4:15pm
Founders Room, Honnold/Mudd Library

Panelists: Andrew Busch, Government, Claremont McKenna College; Valorie Thomas, English and Africana Studies, Pomona College; N. Ann Davis, Philosophy, Pomona College, and Daniel Livesay, History, Claremont McKenna College.
Panel moderator: Jean Schroedel, Politics & Policy, Claremont Graduate University

Lectures are free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Image credit: Constitution of the United States, Arion Press, 1987

Mapping the Pacific Coast, 1600-1800: California as an Island

calif-map2-med.jpgAlthough explorers and map makers as early as 1548 knew that California was a peninsula, many maps from the 17th and 18th centuries depict California as an island. This exhibit includes maps from that time period, created by map makers throughout Europe, showing California as an island.

The exhibit, featuring maps from the Wagner Collection of Maps and Atlases, will be on display in the Honnold/Mudd north lobby gallery space through Fall 2015.

Discovery and Resource Sharing: Expanding Local Access Globally

The Claremont Colleges Library marks the unveiling of our new discovery system with a program titled: "Discovery and Resource Sharing: Expanding Local Access Globally." In efforts to expand our resource sharing options, giving students and faculty from the Claremont Colleges rich and broad access to information, the library looks forward to sharing trends in academic libraries and engaging in meaningful conversations regarding information science, access, and literacy.

The program includes a panel of leaders in resource-sharing, organized by our own Micquel Little, Director of User Services and Resource Sharing. Our keynote speaker will be Lorcan Dempsey of OCLC Research, an international thought-leader and much sought-after speaker in the library profession. Here is his brief bio:

Lorcan Dempsey coordinates strategic planning and oversees Research, Membership and Community Relations at OCLC. He has worked for library and educational organizations in Ireland, the UK and the US. His influence on national policy and library directions is widely recognized. In 2010 he received the National Federation of Advanced Information Services' (NFAIS) highest award, the Miles Conrad Award. Lorcan began his career in public libraries in his native Dublin, Ireland. Before moving to OCLC, he managed the UK higher education national investment in information services for Jisc.

Please RSVP by September 3rd. The program will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00PM. Lunch and snacks will be provided. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle with faculty and librarians from the Claremont Colleges as well as our surrounding colleagues in California!
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Founders Room
Campus: Honnold-Mudd Library
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