October 2012 Archives

Fall semester (Love Your) Library workshops, y'all.

The semester has officially begun, so it's time to ratchet up the (Love Your) Library workshops machine!

Check out our offerings for September through December and register for as many classes as your heart desires.

FMI or to suggest a workshop topic: Email Instruction Services Manager/E-Learning Librarian Char Booth.

Prof. Char Miller, Environmental Analysis, Pomona | Wed, Oct. 31, 4:15 PM in the Founders Room

The U. S. manages a vast system of national forests, grasslands, parks, and refuges, landscapes that contain some of the most beautiful and resource-rich terrain in the country. These protected lands, and the controversies they have sparked since their creation beginning in the late nineteenth century, are the subject of Char Miller's new book, Public Lands/Public Debates, (Oregon State University Press, 2012). In this lecture, Professor Miller will focus on the external attacks on and the internal debates over the Forest Service's handling of the 193 million acres it stewards. Tracking these arguments is critical to understanding the tensions that ripple through a democratic society, Miller writes: "Watching democracy at work can be bewildering, even frustrating, but the only way individuals and organizations can sift through the often messy business of public deliberation is to deliberate..."

Presented in conjunction with the exhibit "Touring Yosemite," now at Honnold/Mudd through Dec. 22nd.

FMI: adam_rosenkranz@cuc.claremont.edu

Library Student Survey now through November 10

Hello Claremont Students,

We need your opinion!

The library has developed a survey in order to better understand and meet your technology and learning needs. There are questions related to reference & research, instruction, and technology.

The survey can be found at http://bit.ly/ccl-fallstudentsurvey and will be open October 10 - November 10. All Claremont Colleges students are eligible to take the survey. Only one survey entry per person. Your responses will be anonymous. This survey has been approved by the IRB committees of all the Claremont Colleges.

After completing the survey, you have the option to enter a drawing to win a $250 gift certificate!

Thank you for your participation!

Sara Lowe and Char Booth

Sara Lowe
Educational Services Assessment & Instruction Librarian
Claremont Colleges Library
(909) 607-6231

Char Booth
Instruction Services Manager & E-Learning Librarian
Claremont Colleges Library
512.970.3573 c | 909.607.4352 o
@charbooth | infomational.com | skype: charbooth

Prof. Brinda Sarathy, Environmental Analysis, Pitzer |
Wednesday, October 10th, at 4:30 PM in the Founders Room of Honnold/Mudd Library |

While the exploitation of Latino workers in many industries is well known, "pineros," Latino forest workers, toil largely in obscurity. In her book Pineros: Latino Labor and the Changing Face of Forestry (published in 2012 by the University of British Columbia Press), Professor Sarathy investigates how the US federal government came to be one of the country's largest employers of immigrant labor and documents pinero wages and working conditions in comparison to those of native-born forest laborers. Pinero exploitation, Sarathy argues, is the product of an ongoing history of institutionalized racism, fragmented policy, and intra-ethnic exploitation in the West. Overcoming this legacy depends on improving the visibility and working conditions of pineros and providing them with a stronger voice in immigration and forestry policy-making.

Banned Books Week Is Sept 30 - Oct 6

Exercise your freedom to read and check out a banned book. Here's a partial list of books that have been banned over the years and are freely available at Honnold/Mudd.

FMI on Banned Books Week

October (Love Your) Library Workshops!

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October is here, and we have more (Love Your) Library Workshops on deck.

This month you can partake in more bootcamp, Library e-Content on the Go: Research with Mobile Devices, several citation software workshops, search tips/tricks, and Google Scholar (among other things).

View our (Love Your) Library Workshops schedule for October or the full semester to check out our offerings and register for a class.

FMI or to suggest a workshop topic: Email Instruction Services Manager/E-Learning Librarian Char Booth.

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