Women March in Seneca Falls!

Copied and Pasted from: https://actionnetwork.org/events/women-march-in-seneca-falls-2017?source=direct_link&referrer=maureen-quigley~

Women March in Seneca Falls 2017 is an opportunity on January 21 to participate in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington to demonstrate the strength, power, and courage of women in America. The March begins at 10am with an outdoor rally at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, New York, site of the first convention for women’s rights held in 1848.

Marchers are asked to convene at First Amendment Declaration Park, between Visitor’s Center & Wesleyan Chapel, and wear white, purple or gold hat/cap, gloves, scarves to highlight colors worn by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and activist Suffragists as an instant means of visual recognition of their women’s rights movement.

Historic Seneca Falls is the US Birthplace of Women’s Rights; it was chosen for this local march by central New York organizers as a reminder to EVERY local, state, and national elected and appointed government official that women’s rights activists are carrying on the political traditions of their foremothers. Organizer and event spokesperson, Melina Carnicelli, said, “As a result of the 2016 US election cycle, women are recommitted to be ever vigilant in their political activism. Women, and men, who support the hard-fought gains made over the past 150 years, are watching that rights belonging to women MUST NEVER BE DIMINISHED in our country, only uplifted. We call on all supporters of women’s rights as human rights to walk with us on January 21.”

Marchers will walk the five block route from First Amendment Declaration Park to First Presbyterian Church on Cayuga Street, where Alice Paul in a 1923 speech introduced what has become known as the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. A 2-hour indoor rally at the Church is free and open to all at the end of the march route. The program schedule features speakers and musical performances on political issues of deep concern to activists throughout the United States. “Call to Action” information tables by local civic groups will be located in the annex building adjacent to the Church.

Women March in Seneca Falls2017 is an inclusive march and is free to join.

Event Partners: Friends of WRNHP; Central New York NOW Chapter; Emma Bauso; Designs; Auburn Public Theater; Presbyterian Church, Seneca Falls; WomanMade Products; Planned Parenthood Council of Western & Central NY; Lake Drum Brewing; and many individuals who support this cause.
“We’ve chosen the path to equality; don’t let them turn us around.”
-Geraldine Ferraro

ProQuest: Maintenance window: Jan 28th 10 pm to Jan 29th, 6 am

[edited out information that does not pertain to IC Library –chm].

From ProQuest:

Over the weekend of SaturdaySunday, 28-29 Jan. 2017, a ProQuest product maintenance window will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability of your products.

During this 8-hour window, some ProQuest products will be unavailable. While the date and time were chosen to minimize the impact on our customers, we realize that some users may be affected, and we apologize for the inconvenience.  Additionally, web-based customer access will be redirected to a webpage stating the planned maintenance times.

Global Timing

  • United States (EST): Saturday, 28 Jan., 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, 29 Jan., 6:00 a.m.

The following product will be temporarily offline:

Research database

 

 

Izzy Award Nominations for 2016 Officially Open #TwIthaca

From Jeff Cohen, Director, Park Center for Independent Media (December 12, 206)

Nominations for the Izzy Award for calendar year 2016 are now open. The annual honor for outstanding achievement in independent media — named after legendary journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone — is a project of the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College.

Journalists, academics and the public at large may submit nominations by January 19, 2017, and self-nominations are acceptable. (The judges may also nominate.) Nominations should be submitted via a brief e-mail (250 words or less) that includes supporting Web links (no more than six) and/or attached materials to Brandy Hawley at bhawley@ithaca.edu. More information here.

 Izzy Award winners are selected by a panel of judges with expertise in independent media. Joining PCIM director Jeff Cohen on the panel for the ninth year in a row are communications professor and author Robert W. McChesney and Linda Jue, executive director and editor at the G. W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism.

  • The inaugural Izzy Award in 2009 was shared by blogger Glenn Greenwald and “Democracy Now!” host/executive producer Amy Goodman.
  •  2010: Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill.
  • 2011: Shared by New York City investigative outlet “City Limits” and author/“Truthdig” cofounder Robert Scheer.
  • 2012: Shared by journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous and the investigative outlet Center for Media and Democracy for its work on “ALEC Exposed.”
  • 2013: Nonprofit outlet “Mother Jones.” 
  • 2014: Shared by investigative journalists John Carlos Frey and Nick Turse. Also in 2014, previous Izzy winners Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill were inducted into the newly established I.F. Stone Hall of Fame.
  • 2015: Shared by author Naomi Klein (“This Changes Everything”) and investigative journalist David Sirota.
  • 2016: Shared by “Inside Climate News” for its series “Exxon: The Road Not Taken” and independent journalists Jamie Kalven (Invisible Institute) and freelancer Brandon Smith for exposing the cover-up of the Chicago police killing of Laquan McDonald. Also in 2016, Amy Goodman was inducted into the I. F. Stone Hall of Fame.

Library: Acquisitions and News, December 2016

Have a great Winter Break!  — Cathy

DIGITAL COMMONS (added 12/12/16)
I’d like to add your scholarship to our platform Digital Commons @ IC.   The platform will highlight your work & make it discoverable in Google.  If you are interested in this opportunity, send me an email of your publications to: cmichael@ithaca.edu

FY 16-17  June to December ACQUISITIONS
Attached is a list of titles ordered and received from 6/1/12 to present.

NEW ACQUISITIONS FY  June -Dec 2016 (click to open in Google Docs)

These are titles that have been ordered on the following funds: culture & communication, video funds, journalism, legal studies, IMC, CMD & TVR.  Some funds are posted as ebooks if an ebook is selected.

Please be sure to check the catalog for location and status (to see if it is not checked out).  New Books might be on the new books shelf as you enter the library, in the stacks, checked out, or at the binders.

New book titles (in general) can be browsed on the CATALOG tab of the  library’s homepage; you can also browse new films under the FILM tab.   I’ve been collecting films on the Oscar Shortlist.

ORDER RECOMMENDATIONS
Recommend a book or video purchase by emailing me.    I can create a list of titles on a particular subject for you.   Remember that our collection development policy stipulates that we do not purchase core texts assigned for classes.  Also, many more books are available in digital format; let me know if you prefer an e-book format. If you’ve published a book or chapter I would be interested in purchasing it for our collection.  Funds are about 60% spent; my goal is 75 % by February.

DATABASE UPDATES
After analyzing cost-per-use data, the library will likely cancel the Film Scripts Online database.  Additionally, we will move Polling the Nations from 4 users to 1 user (corrected from reading 2 users 12/13/16).  If you have concerns, let me know.

JOURNAL UPDATE  (added 12/12/16)  
SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal has increased steeply for 2017: 156.5% price increase over last year.   This print title will, consequently, be cancelled.

LIBRARY INSTRUCTION / RESEARCH CONSULTATIONS
Thanks for referring students to me for Research Consultations and inviting me to your classes.   I’m already booking classes for Spring 2017.  Let me know if you’d like a library research guide designed for your class or event.

LIBRARY HOURS
You can check to see when the library is open over break by using our calendar.