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Information Resources on DACA

The Library joins the colleges we serve and our CUC colleagues in committing to support those in our community who are impacted by the recent Memorandum on Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Dean of the Library's Action Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity created Library Guide of Information Resources on DACA. Included are the following sections:


  • A brief description of the program and links to FAQs

  • Services and organizations that provide support for those affected by its rescission

  • Responses to the recent decision from The Claremont Colleges' senior administrations

  • Links to books and websites to get more information

  • Events and webinars of potential interest to our community

The guide is a work-in-progress and will be expanded and updated as information becomes available.

Please contact Beth Namei or Sarah Pickle for more information.

7Cs Students' Poetry Reading

Thursday, April 20 at 3:00pm
Founders Room, Honnold/Mudd Library
Light refreshments

Drop in to read your favorite poem--one you wrote or one by a favorite author. Drop in to listen to others reading their favorite poems.

This is one of several events in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of CGU's Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. For information on all the events, see the 5C Creative Writing blog.


The Claremont Colleges Library has been selected to receive a grant from Steelcase Education supporting the installation of an active learning classroom as part of the Active Learning Center (ALC) program. This award of $65,000, plus design and instructional services support, will improve the Keck Learning Room (KLR) In the revamped classroom, students will have opportunities for hands-on engagement with primary sources and digital scholarship. Faculty will also use the classroom to learn new strategies for active learning and inclusive pedagogy through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

Steelcase received 961 proposals and awarded just 15 grants; only 8 (less than 1%) went to institutions of Higher Education. The Claremont Colleges Library is thrilled to be among these. The Steelcase award will allow us to complete renovations and improvements to the Keck Learning Room over the summer in time for a fall semester opening.

For more information, see our complete press release.

Join CCL librarians at the 11th Annual Archives Bazaar

The 11th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar will be held this Saturday, October 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USC Doheny Library. This event celebrates Los Angeles history as seen through the collections of archivists and enthusiasts throughout the region. A broad array of institutions and archives will have experts on hand to show off their collections and answer questions--from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Los Angeles Public Library to private collectors whose materials fill the gaps left in the region's history.

In addition to the wealth of information on display from exhibitors, day-long programming will feature workshops and demonstrations on the archiving and preservation of photographs and scrapbooks; a program on how to research historical information about Los Angeles; a presentation on the worst ever man-made disaster in Southern California; and, in this year celebrating the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's book Utopia, a discussion on how L.A. is often associated with the fictional land, despite such intractable problems as gridlock, drought, homelessness, and income inequality.

Claremont library patrons may be especially interested in the presentation on "Researching L.A. 101," co-facilitated by CCL's own Western Americana Manuscripts librarian, Lisa L. Crane. The presentation will give attendees a detailed overview of how and where to start, including basic research tips useful for anyone working with primary and secondary source material. Topics will include researching from home, visiting archives, the ins and outs of reading rooms, and more. "Researching L.A. 101" takes place from 9-10 a.m. as part of the Archives Bazaar programming.

For more information, visit http://laassubject.org/archives-bazaar

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