Library Resources

Library Resources

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and the National Women’s History Project has chosen the theme for 2014 to be “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment.”  So now is a great time to learn about history-changing women, either for class assignments or your own interest. The Campus Library can support your research needs.  Scholarly databases like American Women’s History Online, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, Contemporary Women’s Issues, GenderWatch, and Daily Life Through History cover women’s history and women’s issues from a number of perspectives, from primary sources such as letters and diaries to scholarly secondary sources like encyclopedias and journal articles. We also have lots of print books and e-books.  Titles like Telling Tales: Essays … Continued
Sweet Music

Sweet Music

IU East has lots of talent among its faculty and on Thursday, March 6 you can enjoy a flute recital by music lecturer Jessica Raposo.  The presentation, at 7 pm in Vivian Auditorium, will include the world premier performance of a new piece of music composed by Nathaniel Akers, a graduate of IU East.  Also performing will be Barbara Armstrong on the piano, Stephen Nordstrom on violin, Kevin Nordstrom on viola, and Tanya Kholosho on cello.  They will play selections from Mozart, Bach, Hoover, Borne, and Hindemith. And if that sounds good to you, the library has more!  A guide to all of our music resources can be found here – of particular note is the Naxos Music Library, which … Continued
On-the-go learning: your digital life

On-the-go learning: your digital life

This last week featured Digital Learning Day, a time to learn about and use technology effectively to improve education at all levels – from grade school to college to your career.  Technology is all around us – so ubiquitous, in fact, that sometimes we don’t even notice it, or take full advantage of it. At IU East, smart classrooms let our professors link us to all kinds of multimedia.  Computer labs reside in every building, some with specialized programs for math or art or video design.  You can connect to the wireless network anywhere on campus.  And IU offers you thousands of dollars worth of free software for your home computer. Chances are you use the web and Wikipedia and … Continued
Up From Bondage

Up From Bondage

We work hard today to combat discrimination, promote equality, and protect human dignity.  It’s a task that is never truly done, and requires constant diligence.  But it is a task that has seen great successes, and our world has been strengthened and improved.  So, from our own experiences, it can be hard to comprehend a time in which the law of the land declared African Americans as only three fifths of a person, and a black person could be beaten or killed with impunity for disobedience. At that time, an attempt at escape represented a risk almost unimaginable in our modern world.  Stories of the bravery of slaves risking their lives, and law-breaking abolitionists sheltering them on the ‘Underground Railroad’, … Continued
Art Resources

Art Resources

This month, IU East has opened a brand new art center, Room 912, in downtown Richmond.  It’s a place for study, practice, and display – Room 912 includes classroom and studio space, as well as a gallery, for IU East and the local community.  It’s a great way to expand IU East’s rapidly growing fine arts program, and our presence in the community. Of course the library stands ready to support this expanded art program!  We have plenty of online resources that can be fully explored on campus, at Room 912, or at home – books, articles, guides, and more.  Some of our databases include ProQuest Arts, Oxford Art Online, Humanities International Index, Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI), Wiley … Continued