Banned Books Week at Your UCBA Library

banned books week graphicYour UCBA Library presents Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. It highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

Please stop by the library and check out our selection of books that have or are currently being challenged due to the ideas they present, the language they use, or content that has been deemed to be objectionable. Your UCBA Library remains committed to preserving your intellectual freedom from censorship and attempts to restrict access.

 

by Christian Boyles and Kellie Tilton

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Shepard Fairey Showcase

Fairey Showcase outside the DAAP Library
Fairey Showcase outside the DAAP Library

The Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art and Planning presents an exhibit highlighting the works of Shepard Fairey.

Best known for his iconic “HOPE” portrait utilized in Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, and the equally striking “OBEY” poster inspired by 1988 classic, They Live, Shepard Fairey has established a sterling reputation as one of the most influential street artists of the century.  Debuting in 1984 detailing skateboards and creating t-shirt prints, Fairey graduated with a Bachelor in the Fine Arts in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992 and founded his company, OBEY Clothing, in 2001.  Since 2002, Fairey has bent his talents toward a number of charitable and political causes, making substantial donations to organizations such as the ACLU and Feeding America in addition to creating the OBEY Awareness line of clothing, the proceeds of which are entirely donated to relevant causes.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month

by Lauren Wahman

Women's History Month browsing displayThe UCBA Library is celebrating Women’s History Month and the amazing global contributions of women with two different displays!  The first display (located in the Reference area) showcases books and media covering a wide range of topics from science, art, business, politics, law, activism, education, and social issues.  It also includes UCBA’s Women of the World (WoW) schedule of events.

The second display (located in the Journals area) highlights women’s fiction with an array of titles from Amy Tan, Bharati Mukherjee, Alice Walker, Margaret Atwood, Yaa Gyasi, and more.

Stop by and borrow a book or DVD from one of the displays!

 

 

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Did You Know? Get Insider Tips This January at the Library

By Elizabeth Sullivan

As we ease ourselves into Spring Semester, the UCBA Library is here to help you start off on the right foot with some tips and insider tricks.  Did you know that scattered throughout our shelves are a selection of graphic novels and contemporary fiction?  How about that the library has access to over 800 databases and we can help you navigate them as you work on your research?  Maybe you just need to relax with a film.  Did you know the library has a variety of documentaries and feature films available to checkout or stream?

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Explore the UCBA Library this semester to learn more with facts and tips throughout our space.  We are also featuring our collections of fiction, graphic novels, DVDs, and biographies and memoirs.  These items are on display and available for checkout with a valid UC ID through the month of January.

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Ohio History on Display

by Pam Adler

ohio book display

From Youngstown to Cincinnati and all points in between. Come check out the history of the 17th State within the United States of America. Ohio is on display with books about the Ohio frontier and its people to panoramic views of the beautiful sites throughout this rich state. Books will be on display until December 20th.

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UCBA Library Highlights Titles for Native American Heritage Month

by Christian Boyles

Native American Heritage Book Display

This commemorative month aims to provide a platform for Native Americans in the United States of America to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways and concepts of life. This gives Native people the opportunity to express to their community, both city, county and state officials their concerns and solutions for building bridges of understanding and friendship in their local area. Your UCBA library is sharing a selection of our titles relating to many aspects of Native American life. The display will be available until December 8th and can also be browsed online on the Library Displays at UCBA guide.

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Check out a SPOOKY book at the UCBA Library

by Kellie Tilton

Spooky Book Display

I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him.
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

From witches to aliens to monsters to ghosts, the UCBA Library has you covered for all your horror-related reading needs. Catch up with Edgar Allen Poe, read up on hauntings of college campuses or expand you horror film knowledge and more with books on display until Halloween.

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