Digital Commons Turns Two! October updates

October 19, 2016 by | Resources

Chapman University Digital Commons has continued to flourish since the start of the 2016-2017 school year. We recently celebrated the second anniversary of the Digital Commons in August, right after we passed the 175,000 cumulative downloads mark (and continuing now as we zoom toward 200,000). Works in the Digital Commons are reaching further across the globe, with downloads


“All of Our Colors” Exhibit Open to Public

October 18, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

The Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art welcomes a featured student exhibit each semester from the Chapman University campus. This fall, student artist Gabi Abrahamson is showcasing her thought-provoking work to the community through her exhibit, “All of Our Colors.” The exhibit includes strings of paper dolls that were displayed earlier this year, as well as


Library “External Peace” Exhibit Opens Pieces from the Private Collections of Refugee Artists from Cuba and Iraq

October 12, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

The Leatherby Libraries is proud to host “External Peace” , a new art exhibit featuring artwork by refugees. Located in the Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room, the space is home to pieces from the private collections of Thar Alsayegh, Aktham Alsayegh and Carmen Garcia, refugee artists from Cuba and Iraq. The exhibit that was


Library Display Celebrates Dyslexia Awareness Month

October 11, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that refers to a cluster of symptoms resulting in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia often experience difficulties with both oral and written other language skills, such as writing and pronouncing words. Dyslexia affects every person differently and with varying severity. Though not a disease,


Leatherby Libraries Homecoming Weekend: A Success!

October 6, 2016 by | Events

Reflecting on Chapman’s Homecoming Weekend 2016, the Leatherby Libraries would like to thank everyone that visited Chapman University and all who attended our many events. The Leatherby Libraries was well-represented this year with several compelling talks and entertaining celebrations. Take a look below at what we hosted this year: At a special luncheon for the 50


The Craft of Library Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence Librarians Julie Artman and Douglas Dechow lead an ALA instruction Seminar

September 28, 2016 by | Events

“Library instruction is like a theatre performance. You play a role as the instruction librarian. There is a live audience. You may receive reviews or evaluations. Or maybe the teaching experience feels more like an audition—a bit unnerving.” Earlier this month, Leatherby Libraries librarians and authors


Library Exhibit Celebrates Inauguration of New President

September 28, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

This week, the Chapman community awaits a very important event in the history of the university. Last September, it was announced that President Jim Doti would be stepping down after twenty-five years, promoting Chancellor Daniele Struppa to the new president of the university. On Friday, September 30, Dr. Struppa will be inaugurated into his new

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