Throwback Thursday — Campus Entrance Sign

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Did you know the sign at the campus entrance isn’t the original Bryant sign? The sign we have now was put up in 2004 when we changed our name from Bryant College to Bryant University. Check out the original sign from 1971 (with students posing on top):

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Bryant College/Tupper Campus Entrance Sign

For more information, check out our Digital Commons! Which sign do you prefer?

Check This Out! — Audubon: On the Wings of the World

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Audubon-Cover-RGBLooking for a book that’s in tune with nature? How about a graphic novel about the namesake of The National Audubon Society? Audubon: On the Wings of the World by Fabien Grolleau & Jérémie Royer is based on the life of ornithologist and naturalist John James Audubon who traveled the United States in the 1800s observing and illustrating birds.

This book features great art, a strong story, and is clear and easy to read, even for those who don’t read comics. There are also reproductions of Audubon’s paintings at the end so you can observe his style first-hand. This is a great book for the end of the summer, since there’s time to read it outside and enjoy the nice weather, then do some exploring of your own!

To get more information, or to place a hold, click here.

Check This Out! — Young Adult books

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There’s one more month of summer left, so if you’re looking to squeeze in some reading, you should check out some of our young adult (YA) titles! YA books are written for a teenage audience, but are enjoyed by readers of all ages (check out this article from The Guardian on why so many adults enjoy YA books).

Below are some of the YA books we have at the library, but you can also explore this list of other titles we have. Click on the covers to get a quick summary in the “Description” section of the record, or to place a hold on the book:

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6  5     perfect-9781416983255_hr

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—Becca

Becca

We’re Hiring!

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The library is hiring Student Assistants for the fall! Both our Borrower’s Services and Research & Instruction departments are looking for dependable, customer service oriented students to join our library team.

For job descriptions and applications, check out the links below:

Student Assistant in Borrower’s Services

Student Assistant in Research & Instruction

Note: To be eligible for these positions, you must have work-study or be an international student. 

Check This Out! — Maria Sibylla Merian

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If you’ve passed by our leisure reading section in the last week, you may have noticed the oversize book we have on display titled Maria Sybilla Merian, Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium. Mary Sybilla Merian was a naturalist who illustrated and researched insects, plants, and other creatures during the 1700s, and this book features her work from a trip to Surinam. This is a great item to browse while you’re cooling off in the library, especially since it also includes a short biography of Maria Sybilla Marian and information on how her art was colored and reproduced with printing presses.

For more information, and to watch some cool videos about the book, check out the publisher’s site here. You can also place a hold on this book (yes, you can check it out!) in the library catalog here.

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One page from the book

—Becca

Becca

Happy summer (again)!

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There’s about a week left of summer night classes, and we hope everyone has a great rest of the summer! If you need any help with your end of semester projects (or if you just miss us), you can always stop in or IM us!

Are you traveling this summer? If you do, send us a postcard! We know you’ll have just as much style as these Bryant students and alumni in 1963, who went on a trip to 8 countries over 2 months (click the photo for more info):

Happy travels, good luck with your studies, and/or enjoy the summer, Bryant!

Check This Out! – Queer: A Graphic History

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51qxEZud3kL._SX343_BO1,204,203,200_Not sure what the Kinsey scale, heteronormativity, or polyamory are? Want to know more about identity politics, gender, or the LGBTQ* movement? Looking for an introduction to queer theory, but aren’t sure where to start? Want to learn more about all these topics (and more) in a non-judgmental, fun, and easy to understand format? Never fear – the library has a solution!

Queer: A Graphic History is a great starting guide for all these topic and more! This book breaks down complex topics from queer theory into illustrated, easy to understand, 1-page summaries (see image below). This book has value for those just starting to learn about these topics, as well as those with some background knowledge looking for more in-depth information. To learn more, or to place a hold on this title, visit the library catalog here, or click the book cover above!

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Image from http://www.juliascheele.co.uk/queer-a-graphic-history/

–Becca

Becca