You may have noticed changes to some of our computers – they are being upgraded to Windows 7. We are also adding Microsoft Office 2007, including Microsoft Publisher. 6 of the computers across from the Reference Desk have been upgraded. Thanks to Gustavo from IT!
Here’s a tip about logging off – it’s quite different, and we’re finding that lots of people are shutting down computers instead of logging off when they are finished. Open the Start menu at lower left, then click on the right arrow next to shut down. A new menu will appear with the option to log off.
If you haven’t had a chance to view the exhibit of photographs of children at work, please stop by to see them. The exhibit will be up through mid-November. As a complement to the photography exhibit, we are featuring a display of current books in our collection that focus on international child labor issues.
Take a break from your studying and come see the new photography exhibit in the library:
“Child Labor and the Global Village: Photography for Social Change is a team of 11 photographers photographing child labor around the globe. The International Labor Organization estimates that 250 million children, between the ages of 5 and 14, work full-time and part-time worldwide. These stories are a mix of general stories about the “worst” forms of child labor (child soldiers, trafficking) and stories about individual children in their worlds – their families, communities, countries, and the people trying to protect them or help them learn skills for the future.
Child labor is the result of a complex set of factors: poverty; lack of schools; poor health care; war; and many others. Solutions include education; protection from the worst forms of work; help to improve family incomes and living conditions.
For more information, please take a look at our website: www.childlaborphotoproject.org.
Child Labor & the Global Village is part of a larger project called Project 5: Photography for Social Change (www.photo4.change.org).”
Thanks to Sarah Bachman and Jan Black for arranging this exhibit for the library.
Covered drinks? YES! Any kind of food? NO!
Please help us to keep our library nice and clean for everyone. We’re happy to have you bring your coffee, tea, water, juice, etc. in covered containers. But please leave your food outside or packed up in your bag.
October 16 is World Food Day. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was founded on this day in 1945. World Food Day brings public awareness to issues of world hunger and food production. In honor of World Food Day, the Library is displaying books that focus on global food issues – production, trade, food relief, genetically modified crops, and famine.
For more information on World Food Day:
World Food Day USA
If you haven’t yet visited our Faculty Authors section on the second floor of the Library, we invite you to. In the last few months, the section has grown as we’ve added more books authored, edited, or translated by members of our faculty and staff. The Faculty Publications page on the new library website features the books in that collection as well as articles and papers. The link called Selected Works that you will see on individual faculty pages will take you to websites that feature and often link to their articles. Click here to see an example of Selected Works.