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City Lights Bookstore observes Banned Books Week all month October 5, 2012

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The historic City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco has always been at the front of anti-censorship issues. The store/publisher was begun by Peter Martin and Lawrence Ferlinghetti to publish Bay Area writers, including Allen Ginsburg’s controversial  Howl and Other Poems (1956) which sparked a famous obscenity trial. Keep up with happenings at City Lights via their blog http://blogcitylights.com/ . Here’s a great photo of Ferlinghetti and a 1958 display of banned books- long before the ALA designated its Banned Books Week.

Banned Books Week 2012 October 3, 2012

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Once again we observe Banned Books Week, in which our treasured freedom to choose what we read is celebrated. In this year’s Virtual Read-Out, celebrities and ordinary citizens read from banned and challenged books.

Stephen Chbosky, author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower:

 

Other Read-Out videos are on the YouTube BBW Virtual Read-Out channel:

http://www.youtube.com/bannedbooksweek

Maybe you’ll want to contribute a video of your own!

 

 

Book censorship timeline September 7, 2012

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An interesting interactive 30 year timeline of censorship attempts: 

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/timeline30-years-liberating-literature

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“Sock puppet” Amazon reviews in the news September 4, 2012

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Can we believe online reviews? In the UK, authors have been outed posing as fictitious characters, writing 5-star reviews of their own books and trashing other writers’ books. RJ Ellory and Stephen Leather have admitted to posing as ordinary readers to write glowing reviews for themselves while giving one star to their supposed competitors. Links to several articles about the subject:

Los Angeles Times

The Guardian 

No Sock Puppets Here Please– a blog created and signed by writers condemning the practice

Congratulations… August 20, 2012

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Congratulations to our Education Department on its new Masters in Curriculum Leadership, a first at TWC! To provide graduate level research materials for students in this program, the library now offers Education Research Complete, a database containing full text for over 1,400 education journals and 550 books, and indexing and abstracts for 2,400 journals. 

Happy St. Patty’s Day from the library bulldog March 15, 2012

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Library Music Source: new database December 5, 2011

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Music majors and other musicians, we have good news: the Library has purchased Library Music Source which has thousands of pages of sheet music for instrumental, choral, vocal and orchestral scores. Mainly classical in nature, this database brings a wealth of hard-to-find music into our hands.

TWC Authors Reception September 27, 2011

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Refreshments, too!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, Merner Pfeiffer Library Cafe

Honoring recently published TWC authors Dr. William Ruleman, Dr. William McDonald, Dr. Nancy Fisher and illustrator Julie Jack.

Hosted by the Office of the Academic Dean and the Merner Pfeiffer Library

Moving the circ desk – thanks to Creed Howard Transfer August 5, 2011

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TWC Yearbooks are online May 13, 2011

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College yearbooks from the 1860’s to the present are now online via the Internet Archive!  Click   here http://www.archive.org/details/tennesseewesleyancollege to view yours. You can search by keyword, subject, title and author.  The TWC Library has worked through the Appalachian College Association and Lyrasis to send archival materials to the Internet Archive for scanning, digitizing and preservation.  We also plan to digitize the college catalogs and some Methodist historical materials.  This and other digitization projects enable us to preserve and make visible materials that were once locked away in dusty collections.  Yes, your sixties hairdo is preserved for all eternity.   Enjoy!