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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

2016 Library Undergraduate Research Award Winners Selected

Now in its third year, the Library Undergraduate Research Award (LURA) recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated exemplary original research and scholarship, including remarkable skill and creativity in the use of the library and information resources. A team of librarians, staff, and faculty review and score each submission and provide their recommendations to the Award Committee. The winners' Reflective Essays, in which they articulate their engagement in the research process and with the people and resources that supported and enhanced it, demonstrate the many ways that the library's staff, services, and information resources are vital to undergraduate research.

Award Ceremony: Thursday, April 28, 6:00 p.m., Honnold/Mudd Library Founders Room

Senior Awards:
Anna Kramer, Pomona 2016
The Power of the Tower: Contesting History at Bear Lodge/Devils Tower National Monument

Simone Prince-Eichner, Pomona 2016
Embodying the Empire: Singing Slave Girls in Medieval Islamicate Historiography

Junior Award:
Henrietta Toivanen, CMC 2017
Diplomacy of Alienation as a Fundamental Threat to International Security: The Case Study of Iran

First-Year Award:
Yuxi (Candice) Wang, Pomona 2019
Mozi: Universal Love and Human Agency

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