Monday, March 9, 2009

Welcome Back!!! And Women's History Month

Welcome back students and faculty! I hope you all had a great spring break and are ready to hit the books again. Our wonderful student assistant Nahum reminded me yesterday that we're halfway through the semester now! Two more months until summer vacation (or summer classes).

My favorite coworker Nikki put together a little welcome back gift for you guys. First come, first served. Check it out at the circ desk.

As you may or may not know, March is Women's History Month. The college has some great activities planned in conjunction with WHM, including a special performance by the Women's Griot, a "goddess"-themed art contest, a showing of the movie Iron-Jawed Angels , a high-heel obstacle course (are you man enough to walk in her shoes?)and, on a more serious note, a special program on the global problem of human trafficking.

Over the break, I put together a display for Women's History Month of works by southern women writers. The display is on the second floor of the library, next to the stairs. The works of Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Katharine Anne Porter, Eugenia Price, Alice Walker, Dorothy Allison, Fannie Flagg, Mary Lee Settle, Olive Burns, Margaret Mitchell, Maya Angelou and others contributed to the culture of the region and to American literature in general. This collection is very close to my heart, and I hope you all will check it out.

It's good to see you all again!

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