The MVCC Library is thrilled to present this year’s display of the published works of Moraine Valley faculty and staff. We received what may be a record number of submissions from all over campus. The creative works include books, articles, conference presentations, poetry, songs, stories, graphic design, photography, interview recordings, and illustrations published anytime in 2022. Please click on the image below to see the display. (It may take a few moments to load.) We hope you enjoy reading through these accomplishments as much as we enjoyed putting this display together for you. Congratulations to all the Moraine Valley Authors!
Each year the MVCC Library is pleased to display the published works of Moraine Valley Community College faculty and staff. Please enjoy this virtual display of all of the hard work and creativity of this year’s participants. Featured are works produced anytime during 2021 including articles, books, conference presentations, music, poetry, and short stories. We are delighted to showcase all of this amazing work!
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a student in possession of a summer break, must be in want of a reading challenge.
Okay, maybe not, but if you are looking for a month-long reading challenge and you enjoy a little early 19th century English literature, look no further than Jane Austen July!
The hosts have created 7 challenges, all of which can be completed with materials from MVCC Library!
- Read one of Jane Austen’s Six Novels
- Read something by Jane Austen that is not one of her main six novels
- Read a non fiction work about Jane Austen or her time period, The Late Georgian or Regency Era
- Read a modern retelling of a Jane Austen book
- Read a Book by a contemporary of Jane Austen (Some examples are Walter Scott, Mary Shelley, and more)
- Watch a direct screen adaptation of a Jane Austen Book.
- Watch a modern screen adaptation of a Jane Austen Book. (Some examples are Bride and Prejudice and Clueless)
I propose an 8th challenge: Read an article from a peer-reviewed Jane Austen academic journal!
Will you be partaking in this Regency read-a-thon?
These words were uttered by beloved children’s book author Beverly Cleary, who passed away last week at 104 years old. Her love of reading started at an early age. Her own school librarian suggested she should write books when she grow up. She did just that, after first becoming a librarian herself, when a young patron asked her “Where are the books about kids like us?” From this came her first book, Henry Huggins, introducing us to the characters of Henry, his dog Ribsy, and sisters Beezus and Ramona. Hearing news of her passing makes me want to take a trip down memory lane and re-read some of the wonderful books that I grew up with. If you’d like to join me, check out what we have in our catalog!
The faculty and staff of Moraine Valley Community College were hard at work last year creating an impressive variety of publications. The Library is proud to congratulate them all and to present this display of their hard work and talent. Click on the image below to see the showcase of books, articles, music, design projects, a podcast series, and more.
If you’ve been following our One Book, One College programming this year, you already know Eve L. Ewing, author of 1919 and other books and articles. A couple of weeks ago, her opinion piece, Can We Stop Fighting about Charter Schools? was published in The New York Times. As a sociologist and educator, she is often asked about her thoughts on the topic. In this piece she argues that, we need “political leaders to abandon some of the principles that have guided education policy in our generation.” She says “we need to replace the fight over charter schools with the assertion that every child deserves a great school,” and to do that, we need to take “seriously the ‘educators don’t get paid enough’ realizations of 2020” and address “the teacher shortage that is going to worsen in the aftermath of the pandemic,” (Ewing, 2021).
If the topic of charter schools interest you, the library can help. You can find books on charter schools in our library catalog. If you are looking for articles, our education databases are a good place to start. You can also find articles on the topic in our news databases and many of our multiple subject databases. When in doubt, be sure to Ask a Librarian!
Ewing, E. L. (2021, Feb 22). Can we stop fighting about charter schools? New York Times (Online) Retrieved from https://go.openathens.net/redirector/morainevalley.edu?url=https://www.proquest.com/newspapers/can-we-stop-fighting-about-charter-schools/docview/2493195195/se-2?accountid=1977
Each year in the Library, we host an event for the authors and creators of Moraine Valley Community College. The hard work and talent of Moraine faculty and staff are on display and the the whole college community can see their accomplishments. We were disappointed this year when the event had to be cancelled, but like so many things in 2020, we are now able to take this showcase virtual. Click on the image below to scroll through the creative works of twenty Moraine authors, where you will find representations of articles, books, conference presentations, poetry, a dissertation, photography, a sound recording, a film, and a light show!
Congratulations to all the authors and thank you for sharing your work with all of us!