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Banned Books Week 2015

Posted by: on September 29, 2015   |Comments (0)|Events

110924_censorship_banned-books“Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight”
— Stephen Chbosky, author of The Perks of being a Wallflower.

Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Book Week this week, September 27th – October 3rd! This week strives to promote the freedom to access information, even if the information or idea is considered unorthodox or unpopular.

Individuals and organizations are still making formal requests to ban books from libraries and schools today. According to the ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom, there were 311 challenged books reported in the U.S. The association estimates that 70-80% books banned or challenged are unreported.

Censorship does affect you, even if it isn’t direct! Intellectual freedom, the freedom to explore ideas and seek knowledge, is vital for a healthy, functioning democracy. Without this freedom, our society is unable to make informed decisions. Stand-up for intellectual freedom and the freedom to read what you choose by picking-up a banned book this week!

Click HERE for a list of the Top Ten most challenged or banned books in 2014.

Want to test your banned book knowledge, click HERE to take New York Public Library’s Banned Book Week Quiz!banned-books

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Congratulations!

Posted by: on September 10, 2015   |Comments (0)|Announcements

Phillips Memorial Library along with the Center for Engaged Learning are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Undergraduate Craft of Research Prize!  It was a competitive pool, but five students emerged victorious:

1st Place—John Hindley, Neocolonialism, Liberation Theology and the Nicaraguan Revolution
2nd Place– Jacquelyn Kelley, The Little Magazine That Did Big Things
3rd Place—Daniel Gagnon, France and the Community of Six: The Schuman Declaration to the Treaties of Rome

Honorable Mention: Meaghan Dodson, Radical Rejections and Sloppy Seconds
Honorable Mention: Hao You, Men, Women and War: An Examination of Gender Conflicts within Othello

 

The winners receive prizes, certificates and the chance to have their work published in PC’s Digital Commons.  Congratulations to all who won and who participated!

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Constitution Day, September 17, 2015

Posted by: on September 3, 2015   |Comments (0)|Philbuzz

Plan a visit to the Phillips Memorial Library.  The Men’s 2015 Hockey Championship display has been dismantled and replaced with an awesome exhibit highlighting the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, the supreme law of the land in the United States.     Constitution_DD_2_

Discover some fascinating facts about The Virginia Plan, The New Jersey Plan and the Great Compromise. Imagine yourself as William Paterson or James Madison drafting proposals to revise the Articles of Confederation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about these historic documents because the exhibit closes September 30, 2015.

 

Don’t leave just yet!!  Welcome class of 2019!!  Let your feet guide you to the display cases around the “pit” and view photographs of previous freshmen classes, programs, flyers and an original beanie from 1967.   The memorabilia was provided by the Providence College Special and Archival Collections.   Freshmen_Then_and_Now_BBB

Last but not least, please take a moment to learn of the munificence of  Mr. Arthur Ryan ’63 and his wife, Patricia Ryan. We honor Mr. Ryan, a member of the Board of Trustees (1995-2011), businessman and philanthropist, with the creation of this display, which speaks volumes of his generosity and love for Providence College. For example, Mr. and Mrs. Ryan established the Arthur F. Ryan Family Scholarship Fund, pledged $1 million dollars to the construction of the Ryan Concert and Lecture Hall in the Smith Center for the Arts and a $5 million dollar donation towards the renovation of Dore Hall for the new School of Business.

Arthur_Patricia_Ryan “If you’re a student going to the Ryan Center every day, you’re going to know who Mr. Ryan is,” said Father Shanley.  “We’re saying, in a subtle way, aspire high.  You can become one of the top business people in the country.”

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Back To School!!!

Posted by: on August 31, 2015   |Comments (0)|Student Life

Though the weather is hot and it’s not looking particularly autumnal out there, school is still starting!  Welcome back to your home awback to schoolay from home, PC students, and to the class of 2019– WELCOME!!!! We are excited to have you here!

The first week of the semester can be daunting. We are here to help with everything from using your PC Prints account for the first time to downloading a PC Prints driver from your Macbook or Windows laptop. We’re open until 2am Sundays – Thursdays and 24 hours during final exams.  We even have a help desk in the lower level of the library staffed by your fellow students!  Too busy to stop in this week but have a question? Text us at 401.484.7004 or email us at askalibrarian.lists.providence.edu.

Remember, the library is here to help you!  Ask us questions–we LOVE questions!  Most of all, try not to stress, and remember to follow PhilBuzz, the library blog.  We’ve got the inside track for research hacks and more!

 

 

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Bryant University Lending Changes

Posted by: on July 20, 2015   |Comments (0)|Announcements

Starting in August, the Bryant University library is changing its lending policies within the HELIN consortium. Their holdings will no longer be available in the HELIN Encore catalog.

Bryant is asking for the return of all checked-out items by September 7, 2015.*

The last Bryant item request date:                                   August 12, 2015
The last Bryant item checkout date:                                August 19, 2015
The last Bryant item due date:                                         September 7, 2015

*You can request these items from other lending libraries in the HELIN consortium or through an Interlibrary Loan request (from libraries outside the consortium). Library staff can help you with other options.

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