Library Events & Displays – Fall 2017


We will be offering a number of events this year for students, faculty and staff. Some events are still in the planning stages and will be advertised in the near future, so check back for updates!


Library Lessons
No specific date/time. All workshops are available by appointment for individuals or groups. Please email to schedule.

New Library Catalog: Worldcat Discovery: Learn about our new search tool that allows you to find and request books, articles, and other research materials.

APA Style: Overview of APA Style citation.

MLA Style: Overview of MLA Style citation.

Introduction to Today’s Library Services: Learn about access from home, finding books and articles, and requesting from other libraries.

How to Do Research: How do I decide on a topic? What are the steps in the research process? How do I decide which research tools to use?

Using a Bibliographic Citation Manager – Refworks: How to use RefWorks to create a bibliography and save references.

Conducting a Literature Review: What is a literature review? How do I make sure I don’t miss anything? How do I optimize library tools to keep up with new research as I’m writing?

For more information or to schedule a workshop or consultation:
401-341-2289 or


Dr. Esther Alarcòn-Arana: “From Dispossessed to Agents of Change: Participatory Culture in Icíar Bollaín’s In a Foreign Land”

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
McKillop Library – East Wing Atrium

The year is 2014. Spain is still in the middle of an economic crisis that has sent more than 700,000 people abroad in search of jobs. With this presentation I aim to demonstrate the capacity that participatory culture and social networks (Baym, 2015 and Jenkins, Ito and Boyd 2016) have to build a bridge for those “dispossessed” (Butler and Athanasiou, 2013) by the economic crisis, allowing them to become agents of social change.
I will examine three modes of civilian participation, which are intertwined with the structure of the documentary: academic thought, artistic representation, and citizen mobilization. The identity of the post-crisis subject emerges from the combination of these three elements in a space that is initially perceived as a non-place (Augé, 1995) but that allows the formation of support networks that, ultimately, have the potential to effect the changes they are seeking.

Dr. Esther Alarcòn-Arana has a M.A. in English, a M.A. in Hispanic studies, and a Ph.D. in Hispanic studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Blind Date with a Banned Book

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
11 am – 1 pm
Miley Lobby

This is a first year Navigator event. As part of the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, librarians from McKillop Library will be checking out banned books in Miley Lobby. The books are wrapped leaving participants with only the reasons why the book has been banned to choose which book to check out.

Students participating the Navigator program will have a worksheet to complete and return to either Kevin McDonald in The Center for Student Development or Kiki Butler in McKillop Library.


Dirty Pictures? Gender, Sexuality, and the Censorship of Books

Join Dr. Anthony Mangieri and Professor Susannah Strong in a discussion about censorship, art, and illustration.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
1:00pm – 2:15pm
McKillop Library – East Wing

Dr. Anthony Mangieri and Professor Susannah Strong will discuss books such as R.Crumb’s Genesis, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer, Jessica Herthel’s I am Jazz, and David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing.

Susannah Strong, assistant professor of art and art history, and a faculty fellow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, received a B.F.A. in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a M.A. in visual art, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Anthony Mangieri, associate professor of art and art history, cultural, environmental and global studies, has a B.A. in modern languages, Pace University, a M.A. in art history, Hunter College, and a Ph.D. in art history, Emory University.


Wednesday, Sept 27, 2007
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: inside McKillop Library (due to weather)

As Part of Banned Books Week this year, McKillop Library and the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance will host ArtsSlam to promote awareness of censorship and its effect on artists. The event will include music from the jazz combo, dance performances and a craft project.

Students participating the Navigator program will have a worksheet to complete and return to either Kevin McDonald in The Center for Student Development or Kiki Butler in McKillop Library.

Crafting in the Makerspace: Spooky Paper Ghost

Come get in the ghostly spirit of Halloween and learn to make a spooky decoration for your room.

Sunday, October 1, 2017
3:30pm – 4:30pm
McKillop Library – Second Floor

All Salve students welcome! Free and supplies are included!

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