Happenings @ Hannon
April 2016 (Volume 6.8)
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Our Annual Book Sale is Here!

April is finally here and that means the staff of the William H. Hannon Library will be working full-throttle to bring you two evenings of poetry, our final Faculty Pub Night of the semester, a panel on multimedia propaganda in the Nazi era, budgeting workshops, an information session for students interested in pursuing careers in librarianship, and our usual stress-relieving activities for students throughout Spring Finals.

April also means it's time for our annual book sale! Beginning on April 7, we will have thousands of popular, academic, fiction, and non-fiction titles available for as low as $1 per book. Stop by the Von der Ahe Suite on the third floor and help these volumes find a loving home.

Thursday, April 7:   10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, April 8:   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 9:   11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We hope to see you here!
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In This Issue
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National Library Week Chalk Walk
April 11-13, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

In honor of National Library Week, we invite you to participate in our first William H. Hannon Library "Chalk Walk" immediately outside the library's entrance. Participants will be supplied with assorted colors of chalk to draw a depiction of what they love best about LMU's library.
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Making Cents: Top Tips for Budgeting Your Money
April 11, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. |  April 15, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join us for our first financial literacy workshop! Students will learn how to make wise financial decisions while studying at LMU and establish a foundation for a successful financial future. Both sessions will be lead by Ronald Rishagen, Instructor of Financial Literacy at the Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship.

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Faculty Pub Night: Alissa S. Crans
April 12, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The fourth and final Faculty Pub Night of Spring 2016 features Alissa S. Crans, Associate Professor of Mathematics at LMU's Seaver College. Professor Crans will discuss her work on the KO Labyrinth, a colorful, spherical puzzle with 26 chambers. She will explore questions related to solving the puzzle.
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Careers in Librarianship Panel
April 14, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Have you ever considered pursuing a career in librarianship? Do you think you would enjoy working as an archivist? Then join us for an informal conversation with four early-career information professionals. This event is free and open to the entire LMU community. Light refreshments will be served.
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Bring Back the Goddess: An Evening of Poetry
April 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, we would like to invite you to a special evening of poetry with LMU faculty members Lucy Wilson, Sarah Maclay, and Gail Wronsky who will all read selections of their works. This event is sponsored by the William H. Hannon Library and the LMU English Department.
More details and RSVP

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Media Blitz: Multimedia Propaganda in the Nazi Era
April 19, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The William H. Hannon Library and the LMU Department of Jewish Studies are hosting a discussion exploring Nazi era propaganda. The panel, moderated by Amy Woodson-Boulton (History), includes Margarete Feinstein (Jewish Studies), Elizabeth Drummond (History), and William McClain (Woodbury University).
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An Evening with Poet Eduardo Corral 
April 27, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

LMU's Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Department of Chicana/o Studies, and the William H. Hannon Library invite you for a peotry reading, discussion, and book-signing featuring Eduardo Corral, renowned poet and professor. Corral was the first Latino recipient of the Yale Younger Poets Prize.
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Long Night Against Procrastination
April 27, 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Back by popular demand, we are once again hosting a Long Night Against Procrastination for students who need a little extra motivation to finish that final project. Students who attend will have private access to writing tutors and research librarians, quiet study space, free food, gift raffles, and stress-relieving activities.
More details and RSVP

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Feel Good Finals
April 26 - May 5

To help students cope with Spring Finals, the William H. Hannon Library is collaborating with LMU Fitwell to offer a series of stress-relieving activities including a maker space, craft table, button machine, puzzles and games, massages, and therapy dogs. Stop by the first floor of the library to check out all the fun!
More details and RSVP

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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

For the month of April, we'll be hosting a special exhibition in the first floor lobby of "book spine poetry" created by LMU library student workers and staff. LMU students who create their own book spine poetry and post a photo to Instagram will be entered into a special raffle. Check out our blog for more details.
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Featured Article
Libros Para La Paz
By Jamie Hazlitt

In January 2016, Librarian Jamie Hazlitt accompanied 13 colleagues from across the university on a Faculty-Staff Immersion trip to El Salvador. One outcome of the trip was a desire to provide books to help with literacy efforts in a small community her group encountered on their journey. Read on to learn about Jamie's experience, and to find out what you can do to help!

I was humbled and honored to be selected as a delegate in LMU's second Faculty-Staff Immersion Trip. Through seven days of meetings with artisans, activists, advocates, educators, and representatives of the major political parties, my companions and I learned about the social-political, cultural-religious, and economic reality of El Salvador. We spent time individually and collaboratively reflecting upon how the Salvadoran experience connects with our own realities here in Los Angeles and at LMU.

A highlight of the experience was meeting the unforgettable Sister Peggy O'Neill (pictured with our group above, holding her dog Luna) at the Centro Arte Para La Paz in the colonial town of Suchitoto. Among other moving stories, Sister Peggy shared the work she was doing with literacy and storytelling in her community (both using print books and Kindles!).

The schools in Suchitoto have few books, nor is it typical for children in this community to have books in their home. Upon our return home, our student companion Katie North '17 and I started brainstorming what we could do to support Sister Peggy's important and impactful efforts.

Here's what we came up with, and I hope that you will be moved to help!

Can you...
  • Donate new or gently-used Spanish-language children's, young-adult, or classic literature books.*
  • Visit the Amazon.com Wish List at http://amzn.to/1WibqdP. From here, you can purchase one or more titles directly, and select for them to be delivered directly to the Hannon Library for inclusion in our collection to send to Suchitoto.
  • Donate used or new Kindle Fires*
  • Donate Amazon.com gift cards in any denomination - Centro Para Arte y La Paz will use these to purchase e-books for their Kindle book clubs. (You can purchase these directly through this link as well.)
  • Share this invitation to any friends and family who might be interested in contributing to this special community!
All donations will go to Centro Para Arte y La Paz, a non-profit supporting education, cultural awareness, and healing in Suchitoto, El Salvador. 

*For any donations not being purchased through the Amazon Wish List, please email me at jamie.hazlitt@lmu.edu to coordinate.  
Spreading the Message of Librarianship
Photo by Ray Andrade

In March, Programming Librarian Ray Andrade was invited to speak about academic librarianship at the annual Career Fair at Walnut Park Middle School, School of Social Justice. Ray spoke about his 20 years of experience working in public and academic libraries and the need for more minorities to enter the field so libraries can better reflect the communities they serve. 

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