Please join us in the library for these great sessions:
Reed Libraryâ€™s Science Treasures
Friday. Jan. 23, 10:30 am
Come see the scientific treasures of Reedâ€™s special collections.Â All fields of science are documented in early printed works, often in strange and wonderful illustrations and texts, and Reed owns many examples from Pliny the Elderâ€™s Natural History through Newtonâ€™s Opticks to Reedâ€™s own Professor F.L. Griffinâ€™s popular math textbook of 1922.Â In fact, Reed science seniors have a long history of writing significant, or at least entertaining, theses.Â Many book artists use science as the impulse for their creativity, and examples of their wild and beautiful work abound in the collection. Meet in the archives, L014 on lower level 2 (under the IMC). Contact Gay Walker (email@example.com) or Linda Maddux (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Day in the Life of a Summit Book
Thursday, Jan. 22 11 am – noon
Youâ€™re done it a million times â€“ you find a great book on Summit, you hit the request button, and the book magically arrives at the Reed library circulation desk in a matter of days. But did you ever wonder how all of that happens, or who makes it happen? Come find out!Â Take a tour of the mysterious realm behind the library circulation desk, see how we lend books to other libraries, and learn how your Summit books get to you from faraway library shelves in Eugene, Seattle, and Walla Walla.Â Weâ€™ll answer your questions about the new Summit too. Meet in library lobby.
You Might Not Love Library School But Go Anyway
Wed, Jan. 21 1:30 â€“ 3 pm
Enjoy talking to people about their research? Happy to spend all day in the library? You can get paid to do all that and more! Come to an open discussion with Reedies who went on to library school. Hear all about library school, library work, and how to tell if it’s for you from real live Reedies that have taken the plunge!Â Meet in L17. Contact Linda Maddux (email@example.com)
Save Yourself A Lot of Hassle: Managing Your Citations with EndNote
Thursday, Jan. 22 2-3:30 pm
If you are overwhelmed trying to organize citations for your thesis or a paper, help is here! In this session we will look at EndNote and EndNote Web, two citation management options available for the Reed commmunity. Whether you are just starting out at Reed or half way through your thesis it is never too late! Meet in Library 17. Contact Linda Maddux (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Taylor Smith (email@example.com).
Thurs., Jan. 22nd, 10am
What is an artistâ€™s book?Â See the amazing variety of artistsâ€™ books in the libraryâ€™s special collections.Â We will look at a wide range of book creations made by artists, and some by Reed students, from the 1960s to the present.Â Presented in the Pierce Room behind the locked door on lower level one.Â Meet in library lobby.
RARE TO MEDIUM RARE BOOKS
Wed. Jan. 21st, 10am OR 2pm
Thurs., Jan. 22nd, 2pm
Illuminated manuscripts and early printed books, antiquarian maps and Simeon Reed’s dog’s collar.Â Come see behind locked doors and between the most rare and intriguing covers.Â Calligraphy and scrounger trading cards, fore-edge painting and the Beat Poets. See highlights from the library’s special collections! Meet in the archives, L014 on lower level 2 (under the IMC).
The riot grrrl movement: Film screening & open forum
Tuesday 1/20, 1:30PM-3:00PM
Feminism, punk music, girl bands, fanzines, DIY, activism…riot grrrl! What was it all about? What was it like? Where are the riot grrrls today? Come watch the independent documentary film “Don’t Need You: the Herstory of Riot Grrrl,” hear stories about the DC riot grrrl chapter in the ’90s and discuss…whatever else you want to talk about! Meet in Library 17. Contact Joanna Burgess (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Copyfight!Â A film screening and conversation about copyright and free expression
Tuesday, Jan. 20 from 3 – 4:30 pm
Once a quiet, boring area of the law, copyright has become a battleground in the last 20 years and tensions between content owners and content users are escalating.Â How do copyright laws affect freedom of speech and expression? Have restrictive copyright laws limited your ability to learn, teach, or create?Â How do you feel about copyright laws as a content producer (artist, musician, scholar, etc)? In this session weâ€™ll watch the documentary “Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property” followed by an open discussion about copyright policy and its impact on free expression. Meet in Libray 17. Contact Rachel Bridgewater (email@example.com).