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The Inclusive Reading Club

The Inclusive Reading Club

Join us for a discussion of short readings and a gallery walk focusing on themes drawn from The 1619 Project, a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. Click here for a copy of the readings. This month's meeting will be followed by a viewing of a Gallery Walk featuring excerpts from The 1619 Project. If you can't make it to the meeting, post your thoughts online to https:padlet.com/salvelibrarian/irc and we'll include your comments in the discussion. Open to all students, faculty, and staff. Sponsored by Multicultural Programs and McKillop Library. For more information about the book group, contact Rose Albert, of Multicultural Programs (rose.albert@salve.edu; 341-3285) or Gretchen Sotomayor, McKillop Library, (gretchen.sotomayor@salve.edu; 341-2281).  

Thursday, December 5, 2019
11:30am - 1:30pm
McKillop Library - Munroe Special Collections Room (109)
Library Event > Inclusive Reading Club

Displays in the Library

1st Floor

The Life of Saint John Henry Newman

Come and learn more about the life of Saint John Henry Newman in a new display from the personal collection of English professor Dr. Stephen Trainor. Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was declared a saint in a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square in Rome on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Dr. Trainor, who attended the ceremony, has graciously provided first edition copies of Newman’s works, as well as mementos from the ceremony in October. The display is located on the first floor of the library, near the library café.

1st Floor - DVDs

Diversity in Children’s Films

"We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community- and this nation." -- Cesar Chavez

Display by: Alicia Vaandering, Education and Instructional Design Librarian

1st Floor

Diversity in Children’s Literature

Display by: Alicia Vaandering, Education and Instructional Design Librarian

1st Floor


Display by: Gretchen Sotomayor, Special Programs and Instruction Librarian and Nancy Barta-Norton, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian

3rd Floor

diversity display

Calligraphy as Expression of Devotion

University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Genna Duplisea first noticed in the collection Maria Thomas’s beautiful calligraphic art used for the Mission Statement, Christmas cards for Sister Therese Antone, and other Salve celebrations. Such pieces recall religious manuscripts, in which the meaning and the form of words were both important. Writing is both an expression of the self and, in some cases, a practice of devotion.

She sought to find examples of hand-lettering, everyday handwriting, and designed fonts in the archives. The collaboration between Special Collections and Jamestown artist Johannes von Gumppenberg, whose paintings hang on the mezzanine, also provided many examples of calligraphy design. Many of the selections relate to Christmas because of Salve Regina’s Sisters of Mercy heritage, and so only represents a small fraction of the possibilities of writing as art and religious practice. Duplisea hopes that this display will spark conversation about writing across all faith traditions.

Display by:Genna Duplisea,Archivist & Special Collections Librarian; co-curated with Kylee Babcock ’20, Poulin Archives Fellow

1st Floor

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles

CHOICE, a publisher of the American Library Association, publishes its yearly list that reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community. The books on this display were ordered from the list of Outstanding Academic titles.

Display by:Nancy Barta-Norton, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian

1st Floor

new releases display

New Releases

Browse our new arrivals as they come in! Updated weekly. Find your next read or movie here!

Display by: Nancy Barta-Norton, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian