Read our statement on the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, learn about our new staff, and get a preview of upcoming Spring 2017 events!
Happenings @ Hannon
January 2017 (Volume 7.5)
Librarians' Statement on the 2016 Presidential Election
To Our Students, Staff, and Faculty:

The librarians and staff of the William H. Hannon Library would like to welcome everyone back and to wish you all a Happy New Year. We begin this semester on the heels of a contentious election season marked by “fake news,” “filter bubbles,” and accusations of media bias. As information professionals, we find ourselves on the forefront of these issues. 

To our LMU community, we would like to reaffirm our commitment to long-standing library traditions and values, which include the promotion of intellectual freedom, the protection of information from loss or erasure, and the mindful and critical use of information. It is our responsibility as librarians and archivists to help LMU students navigate the current information landscape, which we do through information literacy instruction, research guidance, transformative programming and exhibitions, and providing access to diverse information resources.

Over the past few months, we have become increasingly concerned about the prevalence of misleading information, the polarization of information resources, and how rapidly-changing communication technologies have impacted the formation of well-informed, civic dialogue. However, as professionals dedicated to the encouragement of lifelong-learning and information literacy, guided by our mission as LMU librarians and staff, we maintain our pledge:
  • to exemplify the principles of the Jesuit and Marymount traditions in promoting critical inquiry and reflection
  • to serve as a central marketplace for intellectual and creative discovery
  • to provide a portal to rich collections in a variety of formats and representing diverse topics and perspectives
The library is a space for scholarly pursuits as well as community engagement and open dialogue. While we see this as a challenging time, we also recognize the many opportunities it affords us to explore the complex world of information creation, dissemination, and consumption. It is our hope that you will join us in this exploration by sharing your ideas, concerns, and questions. As always, we are proud to serve the LMU community and we look forward to supporting and collaborating with you this semester.

- The Librarians of the William H. Hannon Library

Library News
(Re)Imagining Each Other Exhibition
Our Spring 2017 Archives and Special Collections gallery exhibition, (Re)Imagining Each Other, explores issues of race and culture through the examination of 19th-century illustrated texts, early 20th-century sculpture and postcards, and contemporary ritual items.

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Welcome Lauren Zuckowski Longwell
We are pleased to welcome Lauren Zuchowski Longwell, our new Special Collections and University Archivist, to the William H. Hannon Library. Lauren comes to us directly from the Japanese America National Museum. Learn more about her on LMU Library News. 

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Welcome Ana Ortiz
We are pleased to welcome Ana Ortiz to the William H. Hannon Library. Ana began working as our new Circulation Services Evening Supervisor near the end of last semester. Learn more about her on LMU Library News.

Support Your Library
Your support advances  the academic excellence of the William H. Hannon Library and helps to provide for all the great programming and events you can read about below. Please consider becoming a donor today!
Upcoming Events @ LMU Library
Sunday Jewish Book Group
January 22, 2:00-3:30p
Join us for a discussion of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit, facilitated by Michael Davidson, lecturer in the Jewish Studies Program.  Light refreshments and riveting conversation will be served.
Faculty Pub Night: Tom Ford
January 24, 5:30-7:00p
Tom Ford, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science at LMU's Seaver College of Science and Engineering kicks off our Spring Faculty Pub Night series with a presentation on the Palos Verdes Kelp Restoration project.
Library Book Sale
February 4, 6-7
Thousands of gently-used books each for under $3! We have books of history, science, literature, business, fiction, non-fiction, and more. The sale begins on Saturday, February 4 at 11 a.m. in the Von der Ahe Suite on level 3. Check out our events website (below) for daily hours.
(Re) Imagining Each Other Reception
February 9, 5:30-7:30p
Join us for the opening reception of our Spring 2017 Archives and Special Collections gallery exhibition, (Re) Imagining Each Other, curated by students in Melody Rod-ari's ART 4800 course. Hear about the students' work and explore the exhibition. 
LMU Speaks: The Fork in the Road
February 15, 5:30-7:00p
This semester, we are launching a new storytelling program at the library. Four members of the LMU community will be invited to tell a brief, true story about "The Fork in the Road." If you are a fan of The Moth or NPR's  StoryCorps, this is for you!
Faculty Pub Night: Tom Klein
February 21, 5:30-7:00p
Tom Klein, Associate Professor of Animation at LMU's School of Film and Television, will present, "Evoking the Oracle: Visionary Screen Worlds," his contribution to Animated Landscapes: History, Form and Function.
Congratulations to Kate!
If you have attended events sponsored by the library, you know that we always request your feedback. As an extra incentive, we raffle off one $100 gift card to either Amazon or the LMU Bookstore each semester. This Fall, LMU sophomore Kate won our raffle by providing us with feedback on our Glenn Gebhard Faculty Pub Night in September. Thanks, Kate!