Call for creative works! How is our University community responding to these uncertain times? The Clark Library requests your images and stories, showing how your life and work have changed and continue to change during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your voices will be the record of this historic event. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to submit photographs, drawings, poetry, films, and more using this link.
The Clark Library has sent a welcome announcement to summer students about the Virtual Clark Library and our Remote Library Services. We are also introducing a new way for students and staff to suggest items for purchase. This complements a program designed in spring in which the library purchased print and eBooks based on Interlibrary Loan requests that could not be filled due to the pandemic. The print books were shipped directly to the requesters and will be added to our collection when they are returned later. Faculty should continue to send any purchase suggestions to their liaison librarian.
Beginning to think about summer? The Clark Library can assist you by providing virtual library instruction for classes and by providing students with online access to readings through the course reserves system. To schedule a class meeting with a librarian, please email preferred dates and times to firstname.lastname@example.org. To arrange multimedia instruction through the Digital Lab, please email José Velazco at email@example.com. For course readings, if you plan to reuse items that were previously on reserve, let us know and we can find that list in our archive. For new items, email a list of citations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the course name, course number and section(s), and instructor name(s). Questions? Email email@example.com.
The Clark Library invites students, faculty, and staff to submit proposals for the Dr. James T. Covert Gallery. Selected proposals will be exhibited during the 2020–21 academic year.
We welcome your art, whether painting, photography, or mixed media. If you have 9-10 pieces that you like, we will assist you with transforming them into an exhibit. Selected exhibitors also have the option to be included in the Library’s online collection, which can be found using this link.
New this year, we are also accepting proposals for curated exhibits related to the University’s history, using historical images and artifacts from the UP archives and museum. Staff will assist exhibitors with finding and selecting materials related to proposed topics.
Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., will lead discussions of this year’s ReadUP selection, The Leavers by Lisa Ko, on Tuesday, February 4; Wednesday, February 5; and Thursday, February 6 from noon to 1 p.m., in the Clark Library conference room. Light refreshments will be provided and all are welcome to bring their lunch, questions, and insights as we sink our teeth into Ko’s wonderful novel.
Ko will be speaking on February 10 as part of this year’s annual Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series. The Leavers was a 2017 National Book Award Finalist and winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.
For more information about this year’s ReadUP selection, including a reading guide and video highlighting compelling themes, visit up.edu/readup. For questions about discussion groups, contact the Garaventa Center at x7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org. These events are sponsored by the Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series, the Office of the Provost, Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life & American Culture, Clark Library, Office of Residence Life, the Office of University Relations, and the Office of Marketing and Communications.
Could students in your classes use some extra assistance with finding good sources for their papers or presentations? Or maybe you would appreciate some literature searching leads for your own research project. Make an appointment using this link to meet with a librarian! Appointments are a great way for you or your students to get personalized and focused assistance with a research question. Librarians assist with questions about any aspect of the research process, including: defining a topic, choosing the best places to search, creating effective search strategies, narrowing searches, evaluating sources, accessing full text, and citing sources.
Use the online Make an Appointment system (linked from Get Help/Contact Us and many other library web pages) to see the availability of reference librarians. All the librarians assist with questions in any subject area, or use the blue “i” icon to identify and select a librarian who specializes in your discipline. Next, choose a date and time that works for you, and then fill out a brief form to tell us about your research question. After submitting the form, the appointment is automatically added to the librarian’s calendar, and both you and the librarian will receive an email confirmation.
For more information about the library’s meet with a librarian service, please contact Stephanie Michel (email@example.com, x7418). We hope to meet with you or your students soon!
Those who would like to start the new decade with some new skills are encouraged to sign up for the Clark Library’s introductory workshops on using iMovie, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or 3D Printing. There are also new workshops on Podcasting and Canva. Workshops run from January 28 to February 7 and are free and open to current students, faculty, and staff. Visit the Digital Lab’s site to see the detailed schedule and to register online.