Antiracism Titles on Their Way!

Haggerty Library has ordered many of your suggested antiracism book titles! Unfortunately, due to high demand, several are still out of stock at publishers and vendors (even Amazon!). We will receive plenty more once they are available.

Titles coming soon include: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi; Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla Saad; and The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, by Edward E. Baptist.

Find all titles on order on the Suggestions page in the Antiracist Library Resources guide. Then watch our home page Featured Items or Primo for when they hit the shelves. They will all be available for Curbside Service. And please make new suggestions!

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Curbside Service @ Haggerty Library

July 13th kicks off Curbside Service at Haggerty Library!

Find a print book in Primo that you’d like to check out, follow the steps in our Remote Library Guide, and then pick it up at the library!

Let us know if you have any questions or issues, and take good care!

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Summer Library Access


As we enter July, we wanted to clarify a few things about Haggerty Library for the rest of the summer.

The library is currently in Phase 1 of its own COVID-19 reopening plan, which differs slightly from the university’s. We will, most likely, remain closed for the rest of the summer. You can find reopening details in our Remote Library Guide here. Please bookmark and check back!

You can use nearly all our online library tools off campus by logging in with your Mount Mary email address. Further details are also in the Remote Library Guide.

Since we don’t know exactly when access to physical items will return, please know that we have e-books available in Primo, or directly in Ebook Central, and streaming video in Kanopy and Behavioral and Mental Health Online. Head to Databases A-Z for all our databases. And you can request articles in Primo.

We hope this helps! Tons is available to you! We’ve had a few questions lately, and we wanted to highlight your access.

Feel free to email us your questions at

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New Antiracist Guide @ Your Library

Haggerty Library has just launched its Antiracist Library Resources guide! (Please note that it is still a bit incomplete.) With books, e-books, films, websites, podcasts, and more, it aims to be essential in reading, thinking, discussing, and taking action in the fight against racism in this country! Although it is just a starting point. The real work lies within each of us.

Use this guide as a starting point for conversations and teaching. Make suggestions and share widely!

This blog is normally off during the summer, but there is just too much going on between COVID-19 and protests across the nation to keep quiet. Watch for periodic posts! And stay safe and well out there!

Congratulations, Graduates!

Coronavirus: Tennessee college students will stage graduation on porch

This toss will happen sometime this summer…or virtually!

Well, you did it! You survived a semester you never thought possible. Now it’s time for…it’s hard to say. Hopefully, it will become clearer for you soon!

Poetry has been plentiful throughout the pandemic, so here’s a selection of poems to celebrate your achievement.

Stay well, and best of luck! To those returning or starting in the fall, see you then! Now, this blog takes the summer off…

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Shelter in Poems Event

Shelter in Poems, a virtual reading Tickets, Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at ...

Join the Academy of American Poets for a virtual reading of Shelter in Poems, this Thursday, April 30. The event is free, but you do have to RSVP.

Readers include: Elizabeth Alexander, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Richard Blanco, Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Edward Hirsch, Dan Rather, and Alison Pill, among many others.

Find out more and register here.

Take part in this cool event as National Poetry Month winds down!

Misinformation Alert!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) > Condition at Yale Medicine

You probably realized immediately that President Trump’s recent comments on exploring the possibility of injecting or ingesting disinfectants to combat COVID-19 were roundly criticized from scientists, health professionals, and, well, everybody.

Then, somehow, we are to believe he was being “sarcastic” with reporters. Anyone who has seen any footage knows that is simply not true. He is creating his own “fake news!”

This blog does not normally dip into politics, but American health is not political. Or at least, it shouldn’t be. Even though drinking bleach or other cleaning products can kill you, still his words persist online.

This is why it’s worth mentioning that our librarians put together a Fake News page in our Technology Guide, part of Haggerty Help Guides. It was a while ago, but remains relevant.

Thanks for reading.

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