Today marks the 400th year since the death of English playwright William Shakespeare. In honor of this anniversary, the Leatherby Libraries presents two new display cases in the first floor lobby highlighting his historic career as well as some fun novelties, curated by our Performing Arts Librarian, Taylor Greene. All of these books were found in the
Last summer I conducted a series of interviews with all the student workers around the Leatherby Libraries. These interviews helped inform the community about all the different areas of the library and all the services we have! Now, we’re doing the same with all our hard-working librarians. Cotton Coslett, one of our new reference librarians, was kind enough
This April will mark the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. Founded in 1970, Earth Day recognizes April 22nd as a day to support the environment and recognize ways humans can heal the world they live in. This particular Earth Day is also important because it marks the day the Paris Agreement is open for signatures.
Visit the recently opened Center for American War Letters Reading Room in the lower level of the Leatherby Libraries. In the room you will find a variety of things to interest you including a display devoted to the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII, banners on the wall highlighting examples of letters from each major American conflict,
The Leatherby Libraries has partnered with the Arabic Studies cluster at Chapman University to create an exhibit highlighting the actor Omar Sharif. Omar Sharif was a celebrated Egyptian actor who passed away last year, remembered for his roles in Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and Funny Girl . In his life time, Sharif was
The Leatherby Libraries are celebrating Campus Pride Month through a new display case in the lobby! Highlighting novels that cover the LGBTQ community and decorated with flags for the different communities, the new display honors the community at Chapman. This year’s case includes a rainbow pride flag, as well as several other less well-known flags. these
Two of our very own librarians here at the Leatherby Libraries have published a new instructional book for library instruction, incorporating acting techniques and presentational skills. The Craft of Librarian Instruction: Using Acting Techniques to Create Your Teaching Presence by Julie Artman, Jeff Sundquist, and Douglas R. Dechow. We are so proud of Julie
Chapman University Digital Commons is continuing to soar to new heights, and the month of March has been momentous. Increased Usage and Content In March, we uploaded our 10,000th file to Chapman University Digital Commons. Perhaps more excitingly, works from Digital Commons have now been downloaded over 100,000 times by users from over 190 countries!
Mark your calendars now – for two days only, the Leatherby Libraries rotunda is about to be transformed from a study space into a marketplace of books! On April 7-8, 2016, the Leatherby Libraries will hold its 10th Annual Book Sale on the first floor. The book sale includes more than just the academic works
Are you a student who spends hours on end studying in the library? Are you a pro at checking out study rooms and know everything about the library? Apart from requesting books and being a spot to check out reserved items, the circulation desk at the Leatherby Libraries has special items on reserve for community