May Displays


Find your next favorite book! Come view our library displays for the month of May:

Asian American Heritage (1st FL)
Stop by this display by the McKillop Cafe to find a book celebrating the heritage of Asian Americans in the U.S. For more on Asian Pacific Heritage, visit

Display by Nancy Barta-Norton, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian

Mental Health Awareness (1st FL)

In addition to books and DVDs the display also provides some handouts on where to get help, a wellness checklist and more. Also see our topic guide at and blog post at for additional statistics, videos, book recommendations and resources.

Display by Lori Barile, Systems & Technology Librarian

Graphic Novels (1st FL)

Colorful, fun to read and amazingly profound, funny and informative, graphic novels are a unique way to read about any number of topics.

Display by Lori Barile, Systems & Technology Librarian

Opre Roma! (Roma Rising!) (1st FL)

The Romani people have faced persecution, discrimination, and in the past, even slavery. Explore this online guide of resources, e-books, and films to stream, or stop by the library to see the display.

Display by Gretchen Sotomayor, Special Programs and Instruction Librarian

Full Flower Moon (2nd FL)

May is the month of the Full Flower Moon, the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. The name “Flower Moon” has been attributed to the Algonquin peoples.

Display by Lisa Kenyon, Education and Instruction Librarian

The Supreme Court (1stFL)

Explore the personalities and the history behind the institution of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Display by Dawn Emsellem-Wichowski, Director of Library Services, and Nancy Barta-Norton, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian

Archives Display: “Spatial Relations” (3rd FL)

“Spatial Relations” is a mini exhibit of cartographic materials from Archives and Special Collections. It demonstrates a variety of representations of geographic space on paper and meditates on the role of map-making in empire, environment, and international relations. It also explores maps as covetable objects, highlighting the problems of map prints being removed from antiquarian books. The display is on the third floor of the library, between the stairs and the elevator, and will be available for viewing all semester during library hours.

Display by Genna Duplisea, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

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Library Display: Mental Health Awareness


Come check out our Mental Health Awareness book display on the 1st FL! (next to the front doors, across from the Circulation desk). 

In addition to books and DVDs the display also provides some handouts on where to get help, a wellness checklist and more. Also see our topic guide at for additional statistics, videos, book recommendations and resources.

Wellness is more than an absence of disease. It involves complete general, mental and social well-being. And mental health is an essential component of overall health and well-being. The fact is our overall well-being is tied to the balance that exists between our emotional, physical, spiritual and mental health.

But there are steps that maintain well-being and help everyone achieve wellness. These involve a balanced diet, regular exercise, enough sleep, a sense of self-worth, development of coping skills that promote resiliency, emotional awareness, and connections to family, friends and the community.

Just as we check our blood pressure and get cancer screenings, it’s a good idea to take periodic stock of our emotional well-being. One recent study said everyone should get their mental health checked as often as they get a physical, and many doctors routinely screen for mental health, which typically include a series of questions about lifestyle, eating and drinking habits and mental wellness. But a checkup doesn’t necessarily require a special trip to the doctor. There are also online screening tools you can use. While conditions like depression are common (roughly 1 in 5 Americans have a mental health condition) they are extremely treatable.

Mental Health Resources

American Psychiatric Association

National Institute on Mental Health

Mental Health America

Crisis Text Line

Samaritans of Rhode Island Hotline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Make It OK

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Mental Health Resources for Children

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Children’s Bureau of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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Tools & Apps


Sentimoji™ emojis lets you say what other emojis can’t. Download them today to show care and support for friends and loved ones. Available on Android or iOS.


color therapy Color Therapy

With Color Therapy, people turn their anxieties into beautiful artworks through the colorings templates and tools that we provide, and benefit from the outpouring support from the community.


Up appUp! Depression, Bipolar & Borderline Management

Up! is a tracking app intended for users living with mood disorders. Users can track sleep, work, physical activity and smartphone use. Up! allows for automatic tracking which enables users to input their favorite places like work, gym and home so Up! can record time spent in these locations automatically. Bi-weekly and monthly health reports of moods and automatic logs can be downloaded as pdfs. Users can also rate suggested warning signs or create their own and Up! will create an alert when these warning signs are logged. The app also has options to connect the users profile with health professionals and/or friends for communication.

ADAA Reviewed Mental Health Apps

Best Bipolar Apps (Healthline)

Best Depression Apps (Healthline)

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker (iOS)

Living Mentally Healthy

Moodfit – Shape Up Your Mood (iOS)

Top 25 Mental Health Apps (Psycom)

Disclaimer: The contents of this guide are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week – Feb. 22-28


It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and the library is helping to focus attention toward this growing problem.

Did you know….?

  • As many as 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and associated disorders) in the U.S
  • Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness
  • 91% of women surveyed on a college campus had attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”
  • An estimated 10-15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are male

From: The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

Come check out our displays and informational items related to eating disorders on the 1st FL of the library (Café side).

First, we have a display table including books about all types and aspects of eating disorders and body image. Feel free to borrow any of these books if they interest you or might be of help to someone you know. There are also handouts and brochures that can assist with getting help for yourself or for someone you know, such as “What Should I Say? Tips for Talking to a Friend Struggling with an Eating Disorder” and “What NOT To Say to Someone in Recovery.” If you know someone who may need help, take a “Let’s Talk About It” card and start the conversation; both Counseling Services and Health Services can assist students who may have an eating problem or friends of those who have an eating disorder.

Next to the display table is a large board with a collage of various statistics, quotes, infographics, images, etc. on eating disorders. Take a button to show your support!

Take an online screening for eating disorders at the National Eating Disorders website. If you suspect that you or someone you know may be struggling with an eating problem, please call or go to Health Services, Miley Hall (Garden Level), x2904 or Counseling Services, Miley Hall (Garden Level), x2919.

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Below are some informative online resources about Eating Disorders:

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