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Founders Memorial Library Exhibits - February/March 2014
The exhibit for this year’s African American History Month celebrates the achievements of Americans of African descent over the centuries. This takes us from a period when black literacy was against the law to a time when many African Americans are famous public intellectuals and
researchers, college and university presidents and the like. The exhibit documents in brief the growth of the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) phenomenon and focuses on a number of major intellectuals over the generations.
Contact person: David Longergan, (815) 753-9866 or Meredith Ayers, (815) 753-1872
The Preservation Committee would like to encourage anyone who reads and /or borrows books from any library, to notice the two-case display of our library books located on the first floor of FML, next to the Special Needs room.
We want to impress the importance of how to treat a book correctly, so that others can use them again and again. Our hope is that all of our students, staff, and faculty will realize the many different ways books may become damaged, and help us to preserve and protect our books from harm. We would like people to be aware of books and treat them with the integrity and respect they deserve, please remember that books are able to live hundreds of years, much longer than any human!
Books can be many things to many people, they can be our teachers, our companions, our showcase collections, and even our best friends. Please be nice to books!
There are two exhibit cases that showcase just some of the many different ways books get damaged. In one exhibit case the books displayed are our "Hopeless Cases", in other words, books from our collection that were once in circulation. Sadly, however, are no more. These books are beyond repair and may never be used again.
The other exhibit case features books from our current circulation collection that are damaged, either accidentally or intentionally. Some of these books can be repaired in our preservation department, others can be sent out to a Commercial Bindery, and still others will be withdrawn, never to be used again.
Contact: Lisa Fisher, 815-753-0528, or Beth McGowan, 815-753-1995.
Rare Books and Special Collections exhibit- 4th floor
Biographies, memoirs, narratives, and journals tell the stories, struggles and triumphs in black history.
Contact: Angela Schroeder, (815) 753-8091.
Southeast Asia Collection exhibits- 4th floor
"Southeast Asian Cooking"
The exhibit showcases pictures and descriptions of foods and spices from various regions of Southeast Asia. It also features information about food preparation and consumption etiquette, as well as tips on the best places to find delicious food in Southeast Asia.
Contact: Joanna Kulma, 815-753-1819.