Monday, November 26, 2012

Restricted Access December 5 - December 18

From Wednesday, December 5, though Tuesday, December 18, due to final exams, only students, faculty, and staff from Notre Dame of Maryland University and Loyola University Maryland will be admitted to the Library. Students from other institutions, as well as the general public, will not be admitted.

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Student Art Exhibit: "Framed"

Come see the new exhibit of student work, "Framed," from Loyola University Maryland Visual Arts students in the Library's Ferguson Gallery. Works include paintings, drawings, and photographs.

Exhibit Dates: November 12 - December 7
Opening Reception: Friday, November 16, from 4-6pm. All are welcome!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cellist of Sarajevo Discussion Rescheduled to 11/27/12

Loyola/Notre Dame Library's book discussion on The Cellist of Sarajevo, originally scheduled for October 30 but canceled because of Hurricane Sandy, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 27, at 4pm in the Library's Board Room. Please join us and our special guest, Dr. Anne Henderson, Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Wine and light refreshments will be served. To R.S.V.P., call 410.617.6835 or email or

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Cellist of Sarajevo Book Discussion on 10/30/12

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library cordially invites you to attend a book discussion about The Cellist of Sarajevo, Notre Dame of Maryland University's 2012-2013 Campus Common Reading and the Maryland Humanities Council's One Maryland One Book 2012 selection.

The discussion will feature Notre Dame Associate Professor of History and Political Science Dr. Anne Henderson, who will share insights about her experiences working with the United Nations in Bosnia and Serbia in the late 1990s. Please join us as we reflect upon this haunting and illuminating novel.Wine and light refreshments will be served. 

4pm on October 30, 2012
Loyola/Notre Dame Library Board Room, Third Floor
200 Winston Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212

To R.S.V.P., contact Jennie Ray
410.617.6835 or 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Catholic Contemporary Writer Lecture: 10/17/12

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library is pleased to announce this year’s Catholic Contemporary Writer, Anne M. Butler. Dr. Butler, a Baltimore native and alumna of the Institute of Notre Dame, will discuss her newest book, Across God’s Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920. Join us at 6:00pm on October 17 in Ridley Auditorium for what is sure to be a thought-provoking discussion about the intersection of Catholicism, women’s self-empowerment, and how nuns have historically worked to effect meaningful change even in the most desolate of circumstances. A book signing will follow the reading and lecture.

To RSVP, please contact Jennie Ray at or 410.617.6835.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Photography Exhibit & Reception on 10/9/12

Library Photography Exhibit

"People in the Land of Light and Shadow" by Carol Manfredi

Exhibit Dates: October 7 - November 10, 2012
Artist's Reception: October 9, 2012, at 4:00pm
Loyola/Notre Dame Library, Ferguson Gallery

Please join the Loyola/Notre Dame Library and our campus communities at 4:00pm on October 9, 2012, at the opening reception of an exhibit by Carol Manfredi, local artist and Notre Dame of Maryland University alumna. Ms. Manfredi's luminous photographs of Morocco and Egypt, taken in the early 1990s, should not be missed.

To RSVP, email or call 410.617.6835. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

10/4/12: Author Steven Galloway to Speak at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Featuring a lecture and discussion by Galloway, Q&A and a live performance of Albinoni's haunting Adagio in G Minor featured in the story. This program is supported by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council. Admission is FREE, but registration is required. Visit for more details.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Student Art Exhibit & Reception on April 12, 5-7pm

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library is pleased to announce a new exhibit of student art, which will be displayed in the Ferguson Gallery from April 12 - April 30, 2012. Please join us for a reception to honor these talented students on April 12, 2012, from 5-7pm in the Ferguson Gallery. Matthew Suprunowicz and Sarah Bowen are senior studio art majors at Loyola University Maryland, and this exhibit represents the culmination of their work here at the University. Please contact Jennie Ray at with any questions.Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ebook of the Week - Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America.

Glickman, Lawrence B.  Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America.
Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2009

A definitive history of consumer activism, Buying Power traces the lineage of this political tradition back to our nation’s founding, revealing that Americans used purchasing power to support causes and punish enemies long before the word boycott even entered our lexicon. Taking the Boston Tea Party as his starting point, Lawrence Glickman argues that the rejection of British imports by revolutionary patriots inaugurated a continuous series of consumer boycotts, campaigns for safe and ethical consumption, and efforts to make goods more broadly accessible. He explores abolitionist-led efforts to eschew slave-made goods, African American consumer campaigns against Jim Crow, a 1930s refusal of silk from fascist Japan, and emerging contemporary movements like slow food. Uncovering previously unknown episodes and analyzing famous events from a fresh perspective, Glickman illuminates moments when consumer activism intersected with political and civil rights movements. He also sheds new light on activists’ relationship with the consumer movement, which gave rise to lobbies like the National Consumers League and Consumers Union as well as ill-fated legislation to create a federal Consumer Protection Agency.*

Preview provided by John Breitmeyer.  Click here to read the book.

*Reprinted from Amazon Book Description, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Introducing Seeker!

Seeker is an exciting new all-encompassing database that searches books, journal and news articles, DVDs, business publications, and many other resources. It combines the library catalog with most of the other library databases, giving a streamlined search that will let you access everything at once. The link to Seeker is in the top right corner of the library webpage. Try it out and fill out this short survey to let us know what you think! You can also email us at 

Ebook of the Week - Racing Odysseus: A College President Becomes a Freshman Again

Martin, Roger H. Racing Racing Odysseus: A College President Becomes a Freshman Again. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008

The idea of reliving youth is a common fantasy, but who among us is actually courageous enough to try it? After surviving a deadly cancer against tremendous odds, college president Roger H. Martin did just that--he enrolled at St. John's College, the Great Books school in Annapolis, Maryland, as a sixty-one-year-old freshman. This engaging, often humorous memoir of his semester at St. John's tells of his journey of discovery as he falls in love again with Plato, Socrates, and Homer, improbably joins the college crew team, and negotiates friendships across generational divides. Along the way, Martin ponders one of the most pressing questions facing education today: do the liberal arts still have a role to play in a society that seems to value professional, vocational, and career training above all else? Elegantly weaving together the themes of the great works he reads with events that transpire on the water, in the coffee shop, and in the classroom, Martin finds that a liberal arts education may be more vital today than ever before. This is the moving story of a man who faces his fears, fully embraces his second chance, and in turn rediscovers the gifts of life and learning.

Previewed by John Breitmeyer*.  Click here to read the book  

*Synopsis reprinted from Amazon book description, Sept. 2, 2008.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ebook of the Week - Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life.

Norgaard, Kari Marie. Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2011.

Global warming is perhaps the most significant environmental issue of our time, yet public response in Western nations has been meager. Why have so few taken action?  In Living in Denial, sociologist Kari Norgaard searches for answers to this question, drawing on interviews and ethnographic data from her study of "Bygdaby," the fictional name of an actual rural community in western Norway that experienced an unusually warm winter in 2000-2001. Stories in local and national newspapers linked the warm winter explicitly to global warming, yet residents did not write letters to the editor, pressure politicians, or cut down on use of fossil fuels. Norgaard attributes this lack of response to the phenomenon of socially organized denial, by which information about climate science is known in the abstract but disconnected from political, social, and private life, and sees this as emblematic of how citizens of industrialized countries are responding to global warming in general. Norgaard finds that for the highly educated and politically savvy residents of Bygdaby, global warming was both common knowledge and unimaginable. She traces this denial from emotions, to cultural norms, to political economy. Her report from ‘Bygdaby,’ supplemented by comparisons throughout the book to the United States, tells of the larger story behind our paralysis in the face of alarming predictions from climate scientists.

Previewed by John Breitmeyer.  Click here to read the book.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Feeney, Denis. Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.

Denis Feeney’s Caesar's Calendar investigates time and its contours as described by the ancient Romans, both the early empire and later, as Rome exerted its influence as a major world power. Feeney welcomes the reader into a world where time was changeable, and where simply ascertaining a date required a complex and often contentious cultural narrative. Feeney lucidly investigates the pertinent systems, including the Roman calendar (which is still our calendar) and its near-perfect method of capturing the progress of natural time, as well as its incorporation of the rhythms of consular government, the plotting of sacred time, and the meshing of the Roman city-state's concept of time with those of the foreigners they encountered. Because this web of time was Greek before the Romans transformed it, the book is also an interesting study in the cross-cultural interaction between the Greek and Roman worlds.

Feeney's treatment of specialized historical material is engaging and accessible, and ranges from details of the time schemes used by Greeks and Romans to accommodate the Romans' unprecedented rise to world dominance to an edifying discussion of the fixed axis of B.C./A.D. (or B.C.E./C.E.), and the supposedly objective "dates" implied. He closely examines the time divisions between myth and history, and concludes by demonstrating the impact of the reformed calendar on the way the Romans conceived of time's recurrence. Feeney's book achieves a reconstruction of the Roman conception of time – and it may transform the way his readers inhabit and experience time as well.

Previewed by John Breitmeyer.  Click here to read the book.