Posted by: haggertylibrary | August 3, 2016

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

So, this was in May. You know, when everyone is stressed about the end of the semester? And campus is usually silent by mid-month?

This blog is normally silent in summer, but since school is about to start again(!), it seemed like a good time for a belated nod to Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.

Here are some cool sites to peruse:

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month home

New Pacific Islander Poetry

Michael D. Brown Asian American Art Collection

ArtAsiaAmerica artists page

28 Asian-American Filmmakers You Need To Know

Posted by: haggertylibrary | May 4, 2016

Even more new stuff!

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Books and DVD abound in the Learning Commons!

As you semester winds down, unwind with some new movies.

Come see what’s new, and find selections on our Library News page.

(And bookmark it so you can easily check back often!)

Posted by: haggertylibrary | May 2, 2016

Haiku Contest Winners!

A Japanese statue of Matsuo Bashō, an originator of the haiku form

Congratulations to our first Haiku Contest Winners! Thank you to all who submitted, and we’ll see you next National Poetry Month!

1st place: S. Joanne Poehlman

“Breakfast Haiku”

Poached egg beautiful

With sunrise surprise inside.

Two “rises” today.


2nd place: Kathy Reid Walker

Metaphors matter

In life and in poetry

Words blossom in Spring


3rd place: Megan Biere

Kitty perches high

Her unblinking eyes stalk me

Loud noise, she runs off

Posted by: haggertylibrary | May 2, 2016

It’s Library Survey Week!

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Another semester is nearly behind us, so it must be…Library Survey Week!

Please help us continue to improve library services and resources by taking our brief online survey. (Please note that there are no paper surveys available.)

And don’t forget to leave your email address for the $25 gift card drawings!

Thank you for participating!

Next week: Carbs & Cram

Posted by: haggertylibrary | April 22, 2016

Campus Climate Survey

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Calling all students: on-campus, online, returning, grad students.

Mount Mary wants to hear from you for the Campus Climate Survey!

It starts today and will be available through Friday, May 6.

Click here for the survey now, or find it in your special email announcement from April 22.

“Maintaining a campus free of microagressions, discrimination, and harassment is important for all students, employees, and members of our community.”

Posted by: haggertylibrary | April 11, 2016

Even More Free Trials!

Two more free database trials were added to the Library News page today!

See what they’re all about, or explore some of the others before they expire!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | April 4, 2016

National Poetry Month 2016

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National Poetry Month is underway and Haggerty Library invites you to check out our National Poetry Month Guide, chock full of multimedia poetry sites and ideas.

Thursday, April 21 is Poem in Your Pocket Day and you can find printed poems to grab in the Learning Commons. Read, share, repeat.

Browse the Haggerty Library main collection on the 2nd floor for classic and contemporary poetry books, as well as Ebrary for poetry e-books.

And, please submit an original haiku to Haggerty Library’s inaugural Haiku Contest! Prizes are awarded for the top 3 haiku! Find official contest rules right here.

Posted by: haggertylibrary | March 8, 2016

Test Drive Flipster!

Haggerty Library is offering a free trial of Flipster this month. Flipster is a digital magazine reader with full content scans of many different types of popular (plus many less so) magazines.

Search for titles or just browse around through March 31!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | March 2, 2016

Women’s History Month

image courtesy of SatRun Twins Art Shop

Women’s History Month is underway, and International Women’s Day is March 8!

Explore great sites to honor the month, and all women here, and stop by the Learning Commons for our display all month long!

Posted by: haggertylibrary | February 29, 2016

Oscars 2016

Photograph by Patrick T. Fallon for The New York Times

As Black History Month wraps up (Women’s History Month is up next!) a word about the Oscars seems warranted.

While the #OscarsSoWhite debate continues to rage and (hopefully) spur change in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Haggerty Library will continue adding movies featuring people of color as often as possible.

To follow roving thoughts about African Americans in Hollywood, head to the Shadow and Act blog (named for a book by Ralph Ellison) at Indiewire. It has been covering these issues long before the past couple of years of nominees warranted a deeper discussion.

To read a transcript of Chris Rock’s fiery, but fair monologue, click here. To watch it and selected Rock moments, click here.

And to find hope in 2017 nominations, go here.

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