March Displays: Women’s History Month

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Radical Women Banners
Radical Women Banner display features banners highlighting women’s activism and civic engagement in Rhode Island on issues such as women’s suffrage and prison reform along with contemporary activism around #metoo and #timesup. Sponsored by the Providence-based Women’s Fund of Rhode Island. Pictured: Salve students Sara Agresti, ’21, and Meagan Rood, ’22

The Power of Women’s Voices
Display by Nancy Barta-Norton, Acquisitions & Cataloging Librarian

Feminist Reads
Display by by Erin Perfect, Research & Instruction Librarian

Inclusive Reading Club March theme: Stop telling women to smile: Calling out harassment of women
Display by by Gretchen Sotomayor, Special Programs and Instruction Librarian

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Complete our Survey for a Chance to Win a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card

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UPDATE: The survey is now closed. Thank you to all students, faculty and staff who completed our library satisfaction survey! We collected over 400 responses with many comments which assist us in future library planning. Be on the lookout for a summary of survey results and feedback to your comments in the near future.

Also a huge congrats to our $50 Amazon.com gift card winners:
Ashlee Quilliam (’23), Amanda McKim (’24), David Toler (Graduate program) and Professor Blythe Walker (Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance)

See you again next year!


Be heard! Complete our annual satisfaction survey and enter your Salve email address for the chance to win one of four $50 Amazon.com gift cards!*

Our last survey received over 600 responses. Your suggestions and comments assist with planning library services, collections, spaces, events and more, so tell us what you think! Click here to take our survey!

Hurry, survey ends Monday March 22! Good luck!

*Amazon gift card winners chosen by random draw among completed entries (three student and one faculty winner will be chosen). Salve email required to enter and win. Must be a current Salve student or faculty. Winners will be notified by Salve email after survey ends. Individual responses remain anonymous.

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week – Feb. 22-28

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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.

Post a positive message, image, quote or comment on our NEDAW Padlet!

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Below are some informative online resources about Eating Disorders:

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February Displays

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

“DVDs – This Just In” (1st FL)

Stop by and check out the newest additions to the library’s extensive DVD collection.

“IRC February: Black dignity in a world made for whiteness” (1st FL)

Peruse titles in support of the monthly theme for the Inclusive Reading Club.

Displays by Gretchen Sotomayor, Special Programs and Instruction Librarian

“Libros en Español” (1st FL)

We have many new titles in fiction and non-fiction (and more on the way) in Spanish, on display by the McKillop Café.

Display by Nancy Barta-Norton, Acquisitions Librarian, with recommendations from Esther María Alarcón Arana, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Modern Languages.

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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