Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week 2018

Join Swipe Out HungerChallah for HungerFood for Thought and other student organizations in raising awareness about student food insecurity during Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week 2018.

Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week is from November 10th to the 18th. There will be a book display and graffiti board in the IC Library (up on Friday the 9th), tables in Campus Center where you can sign up to volunteer with Swipe Out Hunger, and a Student Leadership Institute (SLI) session about food insecurity held on Tuesday November 13th at 7:00 pm in Textor 102.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations for the SLI event should contact Skylar Eagle at seagle@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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Cathy’s schedule Friday, November 9th to Monday, November 12th

Good Day:

You can use this form to set up an appointment with me anytime https://library.ithaca.edu/forms/appt_request.php

I’m available from 1-3 pm Friday the 9th at the Research Help Desk.You can make an appointment or just drop by, call, or chat: https://library.ithaca.edu/services/reference.php

I’ll be answering questions from home (virtual reference) on Saturday, November 10th from 2-6 pm (email, chat, or Zoom).   I’ll be monitoring the Reference@ithaca.edu account so you can use that account.

I’ll be at the Research Help Desk in the library on Sunday, November 11th from 2-6 pm.  You can make an appointment, just drop by, call, or chat: https://library.ithaca.edu/services/reference.php

I’ll be out-of-the office on Monday, November 12th.  If you need immediate assistance that day, contact the Research Help Desk: https://library.ithaca.edu/services/reference.php

Sincerely,

Cathy

September 23rd to the 29th is Banned Books Week

In celebration of Banned Books Week, the library’s Research Help Desk will display Banned Books that you can check out.

Use the library’s guide to Banned and Censored Media to find books to explore and learn more about the event.  Ask a librarian to help you find a book to check out from our stacks.   Take this short quiz designed by Shianne Beer to test your knowledge.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  This year it is being held from September 23rd to 29th.  Books are most frequently banned or challenged if an institution or individual deems their content to be offensive.

This year, you can also Thank a Banned Author in the LGBT Center on Tuesday, September 25th and Thursday September 27th at noon.  Readers will be gathering to write emails or postcards to banned or censored authors in order to thank them for their impactful books.  For more information on that event, see the related Intercom post or the Facebook page for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services

Take a stand for the banned!