Clark Libraries News
Every year, libraries and bookstores from across the nation celebrate Banned Books Week to help bring awareness to censorship and to celebrate the freedom to read. No matter the genre, all books are subjected to great scrutiny by the community. While many of the challenges placed against books are often an attempt to protect young children from offensive works; these good intentions still hinder the voice of the writer and others’ access to the information.
In recognition of the importance for literacy and information freedom for the younger generation, the thematic focus for this year’s Banned Books Week is Young Adult. In fact, the top 10 challenged books of 2014 were all YA titles, with The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie coming in at the top of the list.
The iCommons at the CTC campus has a Banned Books display containing books from several genres that have been challenged or banned. The display will remain up for two weeks and will be taken down Monday, October 12th. Take a stand against censorship and support these voices by checking out a banned or challenged title today!
To learn more about Banned Books Week, try these informative pages dedicated to intellectual freedom:
-American Library Association, Banned & Challenged Books: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/banned
-Banned Books Week: http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/
Please join the Clark College Libraries as we celebrate
Cannell Library’s 25th Anniversary.
Tuesday, September 29
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The event begins at 2:00 with opening remarks and student mural unveiling.
Drop by to see the mural, book dominoes and other activities!
Looking for free online resources about the American Civil War? Number of excellent websites with primary source material are highlighted in an article by Susan Birkenseer in the May 2015 issue of College and Research Libraries News. Here is a list of featured resources.
- Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1841-1955)
- Chronicling America
- Harper’s Weekly
- Richmond Daily Dispatch (1860-1865)
- Secession-Era Editorials
Maps and Photographs
- Civil War Glass Negatives and Related Prints
- Civil War Maps
- Pictures of the Civil War
Diaries and Letters
- Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
- The Civil War Archive: Letters Home from the Civil War
- The Civil War Collection at Michigan State University
- The Civil War Collection at Penn State
- Civil War Diaries and Letters
- Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict, 1855-1865
- The Civil War: Women and the Homefront
- First Person Narratives of the American South
- Manuscripts of the American Civil War
- Saint Mary’s College of California Special Collections
- South Carolina and the Civil War
- Valley of the Shadow
- Virginia Military Institute Archives
- Wisconsin Goes to War: Our Civil War Experience
Dispatches and Battles
- Antietam on the Web
- Making of America: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies
- Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library
Slavery and Abolitionism
- Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938
- Frederick Douglass Papers
- North American Slave Narratives
- Slavery and Abolition in the U.S.: Select Publications of the 1800s
- Slaves and the Courts 1740-1860
- The Papers of Jefferson Davis
Birkenseer, S. (2015). The American Civil War: A collection of free
online primary sources. College and Research Libraries
News, 76(5), 269-273.
Classes will be running on August 18 and 19 and Clark Libraries will be open.
- Cannell Library: Tuesday and Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- iCommons at CTC: Tuesday and Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Clark College library hours
In conjunction with the Clark College Staff Teaching and Learning Days most college offices (Advising, Financial Aid etc.) will be closed for staff trainings on these days. Please plan ahead if you need assistance.