Pt.3 Latino Americans to Show Feb.11

February 10th, 2016

 

 

Part 3 of the Latino Americans Series

War and Peace (1942-1954)

Location: Oboler Library Student Lounge
Day: Thursday, February 11
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free popcorn for attendees

About Part 3

World War II is a watershed event for Latino Americans with hundreds of thousands of men and women serving in the armed forces, most fighting side by side with Anglos. In the Pacific, East L.A.’s Guy Gabaldon becomes a Marine Corp legend when he singlehandedly captures more enemy soldiers than anyone in US military history. But on the home front, discrimination is not dead: in 1943, Anglo servicemen battle hip young “Zoot suitors” in racially charged riots in southern California.

After the war, Macario Garcia becomes the first Mexican National to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor for his exploits fighting in Europe, only to be refused service in a Texas diner. The experience during the war pushes Latinos to fight for civil rights back home. A doctor from South Texas, Hector Garcia, organizes the American GI Forum, transforming himself into a tireless advocate for civil rights and the friend of a future president. Although Latinos make significant gains, the journey for equality is far from over.

New Beatrix Potter Work to be Published

February 10th, 2016

Last week, Penguin Random House announced that it will publish another “lost” Potter work about a cat: “The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots,” which she had begun and abandoned two years earlier, in 1914. Several manuscripts of the story were discovered in 2013 in the Potter archive at the Victoria and Albert Museum by Jo Hanks, a publisher at Penguin Random House; the book is being published this fall to coincide with the hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of Potter’s birth.

According to Penguin Random House, Potter’s intention to publish the story is evident: the archive included a version that had been set in type, suggesting that its publication was once quite far along. In a letter to her publisher, Harold Warne, Potter characterized the principal character as “a well-behaved black Kitty cat, who leads rather a double life, and goes out hunting with a little gun on moonlight nights, dressed up like puss in boots.”

Beatrix Potter’s original illustration of Kitty-in-Boots. Credit Illustration Courtesy Frederick Warne Co. / the Victoria and Albert Museum

The image is sketchy-looking, but vigorous, and it suggests that if the book had been finished, Kitty-in-Boots would have been a worthy member of Potter’s feline pantheon. So does the summary of the plot thus far released, which reveals that Kitty-in-Boots calls herself “Miss Catherine Saint Quintin,” that she sports a Norfolk jacket—picture Lord Grantham’s weekend wardrobe—and wears fur-lined boots. (One can’t help but wonder—the fur of which animal?) Still more appealing is the fact that she enjoys being mistaken for a man—as she is by Mrs. Tiggywinkle, who makes a cameo appearance. It may have taken a century for Kitty-in-Boots to surface, but there can be no better time than today, the age of “Transparent,” for a gender-binary-defying cat to materialize.

February 1, 2016 / By Rebecca Reed.

Read the entire review: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-bittersweet-announcement-of-a-new-beatrix-potter-book

History of the Book

February 10th, 2016

From Sumerian symbols etched into stone to massive and mass-produced Bibles, to an elegant, handmade geometric box holding tiny pages of poetry, the form that today is referred to, however broadly, as “books” has changed dramatically since the ancient days of cuneiform. In some ways, it has circled back toward its beginnings.

The evolution of the book as a means of communication, as well as the history of book production, are reflected in a new exhibition at the UC Santa Barbara Library.

“Modes of Codex: The Art of the Book from Medieval Fragments to Movable Type and Fine Press Printing” tells the tale of the written word, highlighting Mesopotamian tablets, the print revolution and the fine press printers ushering artistry back into bookmaking.

“The exhibition is really focused on the history of printmaking and communication over time, from cuneiform tablet representations, to medieval calligraphy, to moveable type and Gutenberg Bibles, to present book art,” said Danelle Moon, head of Special Research Collections and curator of the exhibition. “This exhibit explores how modes of communication have changed over time, while presenting the beauty and art of book production.

UCSB’s College of Creative Studies (CCS) offers one of the relatively few — and among the most esteemed — degree programs in book arts in the United States.

Source:  Shelly Leachman writes for the UCSB Office of Public Affairs and Communications.

History/Primary Sources Added to GVRL

February 5th, 2016

Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers more than 12,000 eBooks from over 100 industry-leading publishers for every discipline.

These are the newest history and primary resources available:

A New World Power.  This volume chronicles the political and social history of the United States in the aftermath of one world war through its engagement in another.  2013.

America Between the Civil War and the 20th century.  This volume looks at American history between the Civil War and the 20th century and includes firsthand accounts that reveal the prevailing ideologies of the time and shed light on significant people and events.  2013.

The Growth of a Superpower.  This resource examines the trajectory of American history between the administrations of Harry Truman and Barack obama and the factors that have shaped and sustained its development.  2013.

US Imperialism and Progressivism.  Examines American history between the end of the Civil War and the end of World War I, considering in depth both the imperialist and progressive influences that heralded the country’s future position as a major force on the international stage.  2013.

American Eras: Primary Sources.  A reference offering full or excerpted primary sources representing a diversity of views that provide insight into the seminal issues, the themes, movements, and events from each era.  Also included are concise contextual information, notes about the author, further resources, and full color photos and illustrations.  Volumes include:

  • Early American Vicilizations and Exploration to 1600
  • The Colonial Era (1600-1754)
  • Revolutionary Era (1754-1783)
  • Development of a Nation (1783-1815)
  • Westward Expansion (1800-1860)
  • Reform Era & Eastern US Development (1815-1850)
  • Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1878)
  • Development of the Industrial United States (1878-1899)

LEARN MORE!  Find the GVRL eBooks by going to the Library Homepage, >>Library Quick Links, >>Databases-Alphabetic, >>Gale Virtual Reference Library.

New STEM Titles Added to GVRL

February 4th, 2016

LEARN MORE!

Here are the newest Gale Virtual Reference Library STEM titles:

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource.  This work considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society.

UXL Doomed: The Science Behind disaster.  This work explores the science behind some of the worst global disasters of the 20th and 21st centuries, including structural and engineering failures, natural disasters, nuclear and industrial accidents, train derailments, and plane crashes.  Entries cover physics, engineering, aerodynamics, chemical reactions, computer science, geology, materials, science, and more.

Human Geography: People and the Environment.  provides insight into both regional and global issues by addressing fundamental and advanced topics critical to the study of human geography and places special emphasis on exploring the impact of human habitation and economic activity on the environment.

Exploring Science Through Science Fiction.  The material in this book forms the basis of an interdisciplinary college-level course, which uses science fiction film as a vehicle for exploring science concepts.  The science content is arranged according to major themes in science fiction, with a progression from the highly objective and discipline-specific, to the multi-disciplinary and thought-provoking.

Find these titles!  Go to the Homepage, >>Library Quick Links, >>Databases-Alphabetic, >>Gale Virtual Reference Library.

 

Pt.2 of the Latino American Film Series Feb.4

February 1st, 2016

 

Part 2 of the Latino American Series

Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)

Location: Oboler Library Student Lounge
Day: Thursday, February 4
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free popcorn for attendees

About Part 2

Widespread immigration to the U.S. from Latin countries begins first with a small group from Cuba, then a larger one from Mexico. Both flee chaos and violence in their home country and are attracted by opportunities in the United States. In 1898, the U.S. helps liberate Cuba and Puerto Rico from Spain but then seizes Puerto Rico as its colony. The first Puerto Rican arrivals (now U.S. citizens) establish a network in New York.Juan Salvador Villaseqor whose story is told by his son, Victor, flees the violence of the Mexican revolution of 1910, along with his mother and two sisters. We follow Juan Salvador’s story; first through a grueling journey and poverty, then as a bootlegger, and finally as a successful businessman along with his wife and children in the United States.

During the 1920s, immigration is encouraged with the expanding U.S. economy. Mexicans and Mexican Americans build a thriving community in Los Angeles and look forward to a bright future. But when the economic boom of that 1920s ends with the catastrophic Depression of the thirties, the pendulum swings. Immigrants encouraged to immigrate in the 20s are deported en masse in the 30s. Emilia Castaneda loses her home and her family when she and her father and brother are deported to Mexico, despite the fact that Emilia and her brother are U.S. citizens. Puerto Ricans, also caught in the depths of the Depression, rebel against U.S. rule on the Island, and eventually gain Commonwealth status from the U.S. Government.


Upcoming grant-related events in the Library include showings of the six part PBS Series: Latino Americans: 500 Years of History and more from the book club. Events are from 4:00 – 5:00 unless otherwise noted.

February
11 – “War and Peace (1942-1954)” Part 3 of the Latino Americans series
18 – “The New Latinos (1946-1965)” Part 4 of the Latino Americans series
25 – “Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)” Part 5 of the Latino Americans series
March
3 – “Peril and Promise (1980-2000)” Part 6 of the Latino Americans series
10 – Book Club: Bless Me, Ultima discussion
17 – Book Club: Bless Me. Ultima movie & discussion (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Other grant related events include:

Latino Americans: Expressions of Latinidad
Location: Transitions Gallery in the Pond Student Union
January 19 – February 14
Guided viewings of the exhibit are open to everyone from 3:00 – 4:00 on Tuesdays until the exhibit ends
ISU Latino Symposium: 500 Years of Latino History
March 31, & April 1
More details to be added soon
La Voz Latina
Dr. Carmen Febles is appearing on La Voz Latina on the first Sunday of each month from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a “What’s Going on at ISU” segment. In addition ISU faculty and/or studentswill be joining Dr. Febles to discuss their research and teaching as it relates to the Latino community specifically, or other activities on campus.

For more information check out the webpage at: http://isu.libguides.com/latinoamericans

ISU’s Department of Global Studies and Languages, in partnership with the Eli M. Oboler Library, was selected to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), Latino Americans: 500 Years of History. The grant is centered on the six-part, NEH-supported documentary film Latino Americans, created for PBS in 2013 by the WETA public television station. This award-winning series chronicles the history of Latinos in the United States from the 16th century to present day.

Reserve Your Study Room Online

January 29th, 2016

The Library has added an online study room reservation system!

If you need a study room simply go to the ISU Library web page and click on the Reserve Study Rooms button on the right side of the page.  Follow the steps included and you can reserve your favorite study space for today, tomorrow or any time in the next week!

Reference eBooks

January 28th, 2016

Looking for a quick fact, some background information, dictionary definition, or statistics, but can’t come to the library and use our extensive print Reference Collection?  Not a problem!  Some of that same information is available electronically, and no we’re not talking about Wikipedia!  We’re referring to our growing collection of electronic reference books.  These scholarly, credible, reliable sources will help you begin your research and support your arguments.

Go to the Library Catalog; set the Quick Limit to eBook (no US Documents) and run a Keyword Boolean search using your topic word and (encyclop? OR dictionar?)  Note: the question mark is a truncation symbol and will bring up all forms of the word you attach it to: encyclopedia, encyclopedias, encyclopedic, dictionary, dictionaries. 

Find our newest Reference eBook:  Chech? and (encyclop? or diction?)

Author: Askerov, Ali, 1970-
Title: Historical dictionary of the Chechen conflict / Ali Askerov.
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
Description: 1 online resource.

Questions?  Call the Reference Desk at 282-3152, send an email to Ask a Librarian, or stop by to see  us!

Research On!

Afternoon Film 4 to 5 pm at the Library Jan.28

January 26th, 2016

 

Part 1 of the Latino American Series

Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880) 

Location: Oboler Library Student Lounge
Day: Thursday, January 28
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free popcorn for attendees

About Part 1

One hundred years after Columbus’ arrival in the Caribbean, Spanish Conquistadors and Priests, push into North America in search of gold and to spread Catholicism. With the arrival of the British in North America, the two colonial systems produce contrasting societies that come in conflict as Manifest Destiny pushes the U.S into the Mexican territories of the South West.Apolinaria Lorenzana provides a window to the Spanish Mission System while Mariano Vallejo personifies the era of the Californio rancheros an elite class who thrive after Mexico gains its independence from Spain. Juan Segumn, a third generation Tejano or Texan, is caught between two worlds; his commitment to an Independent Texas and his identity as a Mexican. Through the Mexican American War, the U.S. takes a full half of Mexico’s territory by 1848. Over seventy thousand Mexicans are caught in a strange land and many become American citizens.

As the Gold Rush floods California with settlers, complex and vital communities are overwhelmed. The elites, including Mariano Vallejo and Apolinaria Lorenzana lose their land. Mexicans and Mexican Americans are treated as second-class citizens, facing discrimination and racial violence. Resistance to this injustice appears in New Mexico as Las Gorras Blancas (The White Caps), burn Anglo ranches and cut through barbed wire to prevent Anglo encroachment. At the same time, New Mexicans manage to transform themselves through education, managing to preserve Hispano culture in New Mexico and their standing in the midst of an era of conquest and dispossession. — http://www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/episode-guide/


Upcoming grant-related eventsin the Library include showings of the six part PBS Series: Latino Americans: 500 Years of History and more from the book club. Events are from 4:00 – 5:00 unless otherwise noted.

February
4 – “Empire of Dreams (1880-1942)” Part 2 of the Latino Americans series
11 – “War and Peace (1942-1954)” Part 3 of the Latino Americans series
18 – “The New Latinos (1946-1965)” Part 4 of the Latino Americans series
25 – “Prejudice and Pride (1965-1980)” Part 5 of the Latino Americans series
March
3 – “Peril and Promise (1980-2000)” Part 6 of the Latino Americans series
10 – Book Club: Bless Me, Ultima discussion
17 – Book Club: Bless Me. Ultima movie & discussion (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Other grant related events include:

  • Latino Americans: Expressions of Latinidad

    Location: Transitions Gallery in the Pond Student Union
    January 19 – February 14
    Guided viewings of the exhibit are open to everyone from 2:00 – 3:00 on Wednesdays until the exhibit ends

  • ISU Latino Symposium: 500 Years of Latino History

    March 31, & April 1
    More details to be added soon

  • La Voz Latina

    Dr. Carmen Febles is appearing on La Voz Latina on the first Sunday of each month from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a “What’s Going on at ISU” segment. In addition ISU faculty and/or studentswill be joining Dr. Febles to discuss their research and teaching as it relates to the Latino community specifically, or other activities on campus.

For more information check out the webpage at: http://isu.libguides.com/latinoamericans

New eBooks

January 25th, 2016

Find these titles in the Library Catalog!

Author:

Pretty, Jules N.

Title:

The edge of extinction : travels with enduring people in vanishing lands / Jules Pretty.

Publisher:

Ithaca ; London : Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press, 2014.
©2014.

Description:

1 online resource : illustrations.

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Author:

Palka, Joel W., 1962-

Title:

Maya pilgrimage to ritual landscapes : insights from archaeology, history, and ethnography / Joel W. Palka.

Publisher:

Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2014.

Description:

1 online resource (xvi, 374 pages) : illustrations, maps.

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Title:

Cosmology, calendars, and horizon-based astronomy in ancient Mesoamerica [electronic resource] / edited by Anne S. Dowd, Susan Milbrath.

Publisher:

Boulder, Colorado : University Press of Colorado, 2015.

Description:

1 online resource.

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Author:

Nyangweso, Mary,

Title:

Female genital cutting in industrialized countries : mutilation or cultural tradition? / Mary Nyangweso.

Publisher:

Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2014]

Description:

1 online resource.

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Title:

Materialities of ritual in the Black Atlantic / edited by Akinwumi Ogundiran and Paula Saunders.

Publisher:

Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2014.

Description:

1 online resource (page cm).

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Author:

Glick, Bernard R.

Title:

Beneficial plant-bacterial interactions / Bernard R. Glick.

Publisher:

Cham : Springer, [2015]
©2015.

Description:

1 online resource : illustrations (some color).

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Author:

Bettinger, Robert L.

Title:

Orderly anarchy : sociopolitical evolution in aboriginal California / Robert L. Bettinger.

Publisher:

Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
©2015.

Description:

1 online resource.

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Title:

Ottawa stories from the Springs [electronic resource] : anishinaabe dibaadjimowinan wodi gaa binjibaamigak wodi mookodjiwong e zhinikaadek / translated and edited by Howard Webkamigad.

Publisher:

East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 2014.

Description:

1 online resource.

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Title:

Diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension / James R. Klinger, Robert P. Frantz, editors.

Publisher:

New York : Humana Press, [2015]
©2015.

Description:

1 online resource : illustrations (some color).

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Title:

Wearing culture : dress and regalia in early Mesoamerica and Central America / edited by Heather Orr and Matthew Looper.

Publisher:

Boulder : University Press of Colorado, 2013.

Description:

1 online resource.

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Author:

Taylor, R. E. (Royal Ervin), 1938-

Title:

Radiocarbon dating : an archaeological perspective / R.E. Taylor and Ofer Bar-Yosef ; foreword by Colin Renfrew.

Edition:

Second edition.

Publisher:

Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, Inc., [2014]
©2014.

Description:

1 online resource (405 pages) : illustrations.

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Author:

Moore, Jerry D.

Title:

A prehistory of South America : ancient cultural diversity on the least known continent / Jerry D. Moore.

Publisher:

Boulder : University Press of Colorado, 2014.

Description:

1 online resource.

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Author:

Seymour, Susan C. (Susan Christine), 1940-

Title:

Cora Du Bois : anthropologist, diplomat, agent / Susan C. Seymour.

Publisher:

Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2015]
©2015.

Description:

1 online resource (xxv, 423 pages).