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Chapman University’s Collection of Russian Icons Gets a Digital Makeover

August 27, 2018 by | Exhibits and Displays

A Virtual Exhibition for Chapman University’s Collection of Russian Icons Patrons will now be able to explore Chapman University’s extraordinary collection of Russian Icons and learn more about the Russian icon tradition through a new, virtual exhibition created by Jessica Bocinski ’18 and Dr. Wendy Salmond. This website, powered by Omeka.net (a digital collections open

New Acquisition and Exhibition! Orange Dream: California’s Citriculture Through Advertising

August 27, 2018 by | Special Collections & Archives

Have you ever heard the phrase “an orange a day keeps the doctor away”? The health benefits commonly associated with oranges today became widely known as a direct result of the booming citrus industries in California. Before then, oranges were considered a luxury item only available to the wealthy. The unlikely story behind the orange’s

New Materials for August

August 6, 2018 by Reference Desk | Exhibits and Displays

Trying to figure out something to do during these hot summer days? Stay in and enjoy the air conditioning while watching a classic (cartoon): Looney tunes platinum collection. Breeze through some light reading with one of our newly added graphic novels, Batman or Iron Fist. Anyone with an appreciation for art or Disney should check

Elbow Grease and Pixie Dust: Memories of Disneyland Maintenance New Publication by Special Collections Librarian Rand Boyd

August 6, 2018 by | Meet the Librarians

Have you ever gone to Disneyland and found yourself wondering “How is everything here always so perfect?” Even the smallest details, from the precisely cut hedges to the expertly crafted ride decorations, are monumentally effective in fostering the sense of magical nostalgia that defines the Disney experience. In his book, Elbow Grease and Pixie Dust,

CARL-DIAL Meeting Library professionals meet to discuss diversity

August 6, 2018 by | Exhibits and Displays

Last Thursday, the Leatherby Libraries welcomed members of CARL-DIAL to discuss diversity issues and explore some of the library’s exhibits and displays. CARL (California Academic & Research Libraries) is an organization founded in 1929 to provide professional growth opportunities and support a growing network of academic or research libraries in California. In the early 1980s,

New Materials for July

July 3, 2018 by Reference Desk | Exhibits and Displays

Happy 4th of July! Have a few extra days off? Why not catch up on some reading or check out a new DVD? Before telling ghost stories in front of a bonfire, see how the subject is tackled in film, photography and literature by reading Espectros : ghostly hauntings in contemporary transhispanic narratives. Curious about

Summer Materials for June

June 11, 2018 by Reference Desk | Exhibits and Displays

Summer is here! Take a look at some of the summer-themed books and media we have at Leatherby Libraries. Find out where the best beaches in Orange County are by checking out Sun, sand & surf : the ultimate guide to Orange County beaches. On your way to the beach (or class) listen to the

New Materials for May

May 11, 2018 by Reference Desk | Exhibits and Displays

Finals week is almost here! Time to check-out those last minute resources or celebrate the end of the semester with a relaxing read or fun DVD. In the mood for a classic 60’s horror film? Watch Night of the Living Dead. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Heartbeat of Mexico series by reading the bilingual folktale The

New Materials for April

April 1, 2018 by Reference Desk | Exhibits and Displays

April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate by checking out one of our many poetry books, such as Like a fat gold watch: meditations on Sylvia Plath and living or Martin rising: requiem for a King. Excited for baseball season AND interested in science? Try picking up The physics of baseball. Film students: would you like advice from a successful

New Materials for March

March 12, 2018 by Reference Desk | Exhibits and Displays

Take advantage of the rainy season by staying in with a new book or media. Have you browsed through the new Theatre Scripts collection? Take a look at our newest acquisition: Off off Broadway festival plays. In the mood for the Beatles? The music library has a selection of CD’s to choose from. If you

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