Thursday, April 17, 2014

Therapy Dogs at the Library April 28 & May 9


They're back! The library will once again be hosting some cuddly friends to help you "de-stress" right before finals. Pets on Wheels will bring the dogs - and a few of their volunteers are actually Loyola alums, so they're especially looking forward to the event.

Monday, April 28 & Friday, May 9
1-4pm
Library Gallery

See you then! We can't wait. 

For more information about Pets on Wheels, visit http://www.petsonwheels.org/.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Library Book Sale - April 11

Mark Your Calendars!

BOOK SALE

Friday, April 11
9am - 4pm
Loyola Notre Dame Library Gallery



Over one thousand books! Choose from a wide variety of subjects. We have both "academic" books and some more general reading, so there's something for everyone.

Paperbacks for $1
Hardbacks for $2

Cash only!

For more information, contact Katie Dehler (410.617.6814 or kdehler@loyola.edu)

 


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Digital Humanities Brown Bag Discussions



Want to learn about the Digital Humanities? Now you have the chance!


The library will host a series of three "brown bag" discussions this spring about our Digital Humanities projects. "Digital Humanities" is loosely defined as digital publishing that enables interaction, visualization, "mashups," or other enhancements that give new perspectives on scholarly materials.

Come learn about current trends and new methods, and exchange ideas with colleagues. The library will provide coffee, donuts, and the prospect of productive conversation. 

Dates

Thursday, February 27, 12:15-1:15

Featured Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Witt, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland

Dr. Witt will demonstrate some of his "progressive publishing" projects - digital editions of rare texts using structured markup. These methods allow the reader to do things like compare manuscript images to matching transcriptions or to detect differences among multiple editions in real time.





Thursday, March 20, 12:15-1:15


"Grab Bag"

This session we are planning for a wide-ranging discussion of Digital Humanities and consideration of examples, platforms, issues, and opportunities. If you plan to attend, please let us know, and feel free to bring up examples from the Digital Humanities - your work or any projects that you know of.


Wednesday, April 9, 12:15-1:15


"Media History Exchange"

We will look at the Media History Exchange, a forum funded by NEH for those interested in the history of media. The representative is Dr. Elliot King of the Communications Department. He and others with experience getting NEH funding for DH projects will share.

We will also be showing some new text analysis projects done for literature, using techniques like Topic Modeling. 

The discussion is also open to other themes people would like to bring up or share.


Projects discussed will include some that have been done by Loyola and Notre Dame faculty, as well as some by other universities and institutions. Notes taken during each session will be made publicly available after the event.  

We welcome all suggestions regarding the content and structure of these sessions, and we encourage you to mention these lunches to any of your colleagues that have an interest in Digital Humanities.   

For more information, contact Web Support Specialist John Breitmeyer in the Research & Instruction Department  (jebreitmeyer@loyola.edu or jbreitmeyer@ndm.edu) or Charles Lockwood, Head of Digital Services at the library (clockwood@loyola.edu or clockwood@ndm.edu).  If you can, send us an email letting us know of your plan to attend so we can make sure there is adequate seating.

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Films on Demand: New Streaming Video Database

Introducing Films on Demand, the library’s new database of streaming videos! Choose from thousands of videos on wide-ranging subjects such as history, business, art, and education - just to name a few!

With Films on Demand, you can…

* Make clips
* Create playlists
* Use interactive video transcripts
* Embed videos
…and more

Click here to log in with your library barcode. Accessible to current Loyola and Notre Dame faculty, students, and staff.

Click here to access a PDF from Films on Demand for more detailed information.








Friday, January 24, 2014

Gallery Exhibit: "Book of Dreams: PostCards Home"



Coming Soon to the Library's Ferguson Gallery


Book of Dreams: 
PostCards Home

featuring the art of Sanzi Kermes 
curated by Geoff Delanoy


February 24 through April 4, 2014
 

Reception Thursday, Feb. 27, 5-7pm
Gallery Talk March 27, 12pm



Ferguson Gallery is pleased to present the art of Baltimore artist, Sanzi Kermes. In this exhibit, Book of Dreams: PostCards Home, multimedia artist Sanzi Kermes presents installation art, artist’s books, and prints, three components that comprise her vast artistic practice. 



PostCards Home is an installation in which the audience is invited to mail a postcard back to the artist, which then will be incorporated into a future edition of artists books. Completed books and prints presented in this exhibition document and present artist and audience interactions from the past decade.



Kermes’ Scrabble series explores the intersection of art and play by documenting Scrabble games the artist has played visually and linguistically through the printmaking process. An avid Scrabble player, Kermes started this project after a conversation with Minimalist artist Brice Marden in 2000. She says “Brice said he has a fixed set of parameters to guide his art practice – and that he subsequently has the freedom to break those parameters.  I began to think about that when I played Scrabble: a game with a fixed set of parameters, 100 tiles; 225 squares. How many variations from that beginning might occur?” This innovative series of prints is a creative record incorporating many facets of the game. Each set of prints is presented as an artist’s book.



Born in Pittsburgh, Kermes has lived and worked in England, where she received her Masters in Contemporary Fine Art Practice in 2008 from Leeds Metropolitan University. Her paintings were collected extensively while in the UK.  Kermes returned to Baltimore in 2009 and has since focused her practice on both painting and the making of artist books. She has exhibited widely in the UK and in the US at venues including Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, Waldorf School of Baltimore, Minas Gallery, and Maryland Art Place.





Ferguson Gallery is open daily. Free admission. For hours and more information, visit www.lndl.org

Friday, January 10, 2014

Celebration of Faculty Scholarship - February 14, 2014


Loyola Notre Dame Library
Celebration of Faculty Scholarship

Honoring works published by the faculties of

Notre Dame of Maryland University and
Loyola University Maryland from July 2012 to June 2013.


Friday, February 14, 2014
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Library’s Ferguson Gallery and Ridley Auditorium


Please join us for an exhibit of publications, refreshments, and faculty presentations. 
Presentations will begin at 2:15 p.m.


Loyola University Maryland Faculty Speaker:

Dr. Karsonya Whitehead, Department of Communication


Notre Dame of Maryland University Faculty Speakers:

Ms. Shelley Puhak, Department of English

Dr. Joseph Christopher Schaub, Department of Communication Arts


Please contact Jennie Ray for more information: 410.617.6835/jbray1@loyola.edu or jray1@ndm.edu





Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Library Gallery Exhibit: "Book Places"


Book Places: 
An exhibit celebrating reading, community and the places that foster them
Loyola-Notre Dame Library Gallery, Jan. 14-Feb. 5, 2014

This exhibit, created by Prof. Jean Lee Cole’s Fall 2013 EN369 Novel in America class at Loyola University Maryland, documents the presence of books and readers in Baltimore neighborhoods, traces the history of bookstores and book clubs in the area, and examines how reading communities have responded to social and technological change.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 14, 5-6:30 pm
Loyola Notre Dame Library Gallery

Meet the exhibit curators • Bring a book to inscribe and donate to Loyola’s very own Little Free Library • Add your favorite bookstore to our interactive Baltimore bookstore map 

SEE YOU THERE! 

Questions? Contact Jean Lee Cole: jlcole@loyola.edu • (410) 617-5440

Click here for the online exhibit