Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Displays Highlight Prejudice and Censorship

Hewes Library invites visitors to peruse two current displays focused on censorship and the persistence of prejudice in the United States.

The visit of educator Jane Elliott to the Monmouth College campus facilitates a display of library materials addressing racism and prejudice. Materials in the exhibit are available for checkout and include:
Race: The Power of Illusion
The Myth of Race (Sussman)
A Class Divided : Then and Now

Patrons may also utilize a streaming film list of Jane Elliott documentaries available through the library databases Academic Video Online.

In conjunction with Monmouth College Educational Studies students, the library is displaying books that have been challenged or removed from U.S. libraries and schools in recent years. Titles like "And Tango Makes Three" and "I Am Jazz" are consistently challenged based on LGBT themes.  "Little House on the Prairie," "The Color Purple" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" have been removed from reading lists when parents object to racist language and negative stereotypes.

According to the Office of Intellectual Freedom, an office within the American Library Association, "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." The exhibit in Hewes Library is located on the east side, main floor and will remain open for approximately two weeks.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

New Recreational Reading

New recreational reading titles have been added to our Scots Reads collection located on the main floor of Hewes Library. Titles check out for two weeks, and can be renewed three times. Check them out!

Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper
Dead Girl Running by Christina Dodd
What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our unfinished conversation about race in America by Michael Eric Dyson
Not That Bad: Dispatches from rape culture by Roxane Gay , ed.
The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst
Barracoon: The Story of the last "black" cargo by Zorqa Neale Hurston
Then She was Gone by Lisa Jewell
Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
Promise and the Dream: The untold story of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy by David Margolick
Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change by Leonard Mlodinow
Macbeth by Jo Nesbo
Beautiful Days by Joyce Carol Oates
3 Kings: Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay Z, and hip-hop's multibillion-dollar revolution by Zack O'Malley Greenburg
Red Alert by James Patterson
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
Twisted Prey by John Sandford
You Think it, I'll Say it by Curtis Sittenfeld
Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss
Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World's Happiest People by Meik Wiking
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Art Lecture 9/21

Altered States: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition, hosts Dr. Ian Holliday, exhibition collector from the University of Hong Kong, on September 21, 2018.  Dr. Holliday will speak about the collection at 3pm in the Barnes electronic classroom in Hewes Library. 
His lecture will be followed by a gallery reception from 3:30-4:30.

The paintings in this exhibition are from a collection called, Thukhama; more about the collection:  and about Dr. Holliday the collector: .

Sunday, September 9, 2018

JSTOR Accesses Articles and eBooks

Monmouth College's JSTOR subscription accesses thousands of scholarly journals, a menu of 34,000 book titles from scholarly publishers, and now over 3,000 Open Access books. This multi-disciplinary database provides complete full-image access and is a valuable research tool for all levels of academic research.

Book titles include:
The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Long-Term Human Recovery After Disaster
Oil Sparks in the Amazon: Local Conflicts, Indigenous Populations, and Natural Resources
The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom
Selling Transracial Adoption: Families, Markets, and the Color Line

How do you discover JSTOR ebook content?
Search for articles and ebooks within the JSTOR database platform, and while searching Discovery, a library database that searches almost 100 Hewes Library resources at once.

Contact the Hewes Library Reference Desk ( for assistance and see this quick guide for more information.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

New Items at Hewes Library

New items are added to the Hewes Library collection on a continual basis. Recent titles have included:

  • Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology by David Abram
  • Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir
  • Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  • Do I Make Myself Clear? Why Writing Well Matters by Harold Evans
  • Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
  • Iced: A Novel by Robert Grindy
  • Plotinus on Consciousness by D. M. Hutchinson
  • Dead Poets Society: A Novel by N. H. Kleinbaum
  • Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong on GMOs by Mark Lynas
  • How to be an Illustrator by Darrel Rees