Lives change @ your library: Celebrate National Library Week April 13-19
This week, the CSUMB library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
April is National Poetry Month. “National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.” --poets.org
The following selection of poetry books from the CSUMB Library’s collection represents the library staff and faculty’s favorite poets and poems. Enjoy!
Since 2000 California has dedicated March 31st to promoting service and community in honor of Cesar Chavez’s life and work. Chavez spent his life fighting for farm workers’ rights, helping to build the United Farm Workers Union.
Looking for sources for a research project? Try clicking Start Your Research on the library homepage. We have many subject-specific guides that will point you toward books in our library and others, key databases and journal titles, web sites, and more.
On December 10, Chinese writer Mo Yan will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature at a ceremony in Stockholm. Born into a farming family in 1955, Guan Moye was a talkative child, and admonitions by his mother to speak less, or risk getting into political trouble, resulted in his pen name, Mo Yan, meaning "Don't Speak." His novels include elements of magical realism and have been compared to the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
October 11 is National Coming Out Day, an annual event sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and to promote LGBT rights. The 2012 theme is Come Out. Vote. The following are resources from the CSUMB Library and elsewhere on topics of interest to the LGBT community and their straight allies.
Many thanks to those students, faculty, and staff who participated in our Fall 2011 library survey. 1,157 of you took a few minutes to let us know how we're doing, and we've been carefully considering your feedback. The most notable result is that users are much more satisfied with the library than they were in 2005, when we last administered the survey. This increase was especially dramatic in the "Library as Place" category, indicating a high level of appreciation for our new building.