Harry Speaks! Lectures: Thursdays this Spring

In conjunction with the Harry Potter’s World travelling exhibit (on view at Carlson Library in March, and Mulford Library in April), the University Libraries is hosting a short lecture series focusing on the intersection of Harry Potter’s world  with different disciplines.  Light refreshments and door prizes will be at each lecture.  See our LibGuide for more about each speaker.  (You may use the links below to RSVP via Facebook.)





Harry Potter’s World at UT Libraries

The University of Toledo Libraries, along with our partners Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, are proud to announce the exhibit Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine. The exhibit, which was created by the National Library of Medicine, consists of six banners that explore the link between Harry Potter and the history of science. Visitors may view the exhibition at the Carlson Library on UT’s Main Campus from March 12 to 29 and at the Mulford Library on the Health Science Campus from April 3 to 20 during library hours.

Illustration of an owl

Illustration of an owl from Konrad Gesner, Historiae Animalium, 1551

In celebration of the exhibit the Carlson Library will host Lightning Strikes, a wicked-fun event for all ages on March 16, from 4-6pm. The event is free and open to the public and will feature Potter-themed games, activities, prize drawings and refreshments.

A lecture series, also open to the public, will be held on both the Main and Health Science campuses. These one-hour talks given by UT professors from the fields of medicine, law, literature and philosophy will discuss some of the themes found in the Harry Potter novels.

For lecture series dates, calendar of events and more information about the exhibit (including directions and parking), please visit http://libguides.utoledo.edu/harry. Questions can be directed to Bridget Faricy-Beredo at 419-383-4214 or bridget.faricy@utoledo.edu.

New Exhibit: Medicine on the Maumee

The faculty and staff of the Ward M. Canaday Center are pleased to present a new exhibit, Medicine on the Maumee: A History of Health Care in Northwest Ohio, opens on Thursday, March 1, 2012.  The exhibit will explore the history of medicine in the local area from the time of its settlement to present day.  A variety of institutions have contributed artifacts to the exhibit, which features rare books, first-hand accounts, and other fascinating objects.

The exhibit opening will be held in the Center at 3 p.m. on March 1st and will feature John Jaeger recreating his great-grandfather Dr. Frederick Jaeger as “The Black Swamp Doctor’.  Dr. Jaeger’s patient logbooks are included in the exhibit.  The opening is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow.

The exhibit will remain through December 2012, and is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Group tours may be arranged.  Call the Canaday Center at 419-530-4480 for more information.

More information is available in the UTNews article on the exhbiit.

HSC Art Showcase at Mulford through 2/21

If you happen to be on the Health Science Campus, please check out the Mulford Library’s HSC Artists’ Showcase, on display through February 21st.  Here are some photos from the opening reception:

Hooray for Bollywood!

New films added to our collections from the Bollywood genre:

Latest arrivals from the Public Library

New books have arrived for Carlson and Mulford Libraries from the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. At Carlson, these popular fiction and non-fiction titles are located near the Circulation Desk, and at Mulford, titles are found on the low shelves on the 5th Floor. Use your Rocket ID Card and check out these bestsellers.   A full list of books is available in our catalog, or you can browse the shelves by author’s last name. New items include:

Health Science Art Show: Submissions Wanted

The Mulford Library is seeking submissions for its 2012 Health Science Campus Artist Showcase.  To be considered for the show, faculty, staff and students in the health sciences, including nursing, medicine, pharmacy and the health professions, can send electronic images of their artwork to mulfordartshow@gmail.com.

For important submission guidelines and other details, please go to http://libguides.utoledo.edu/hscart.

Submission deadline is 5pm, Friday, December 9, 2011.

Contact Jodi Jameson (419-383-5152 or jodi.jameson@utoledo.edu) if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing your artwork!

National Information Literacy Month

October is National Information Literacy month.  What is Information Literacy, you say?  Well, in addition to being a new core competency for UT students, it is being able to locate, evaluate, and ethically use information in all formats.  Your UT librarians are helping you develop this competency through course offerings like the Information Literacy for College Research class (COIL1130), by partnering with professors via our Information Literacy Program to bring information skills into your classroom, and even by working with you directly. So, celebrate today, and all of October!  And if you want to find out about ways you can find and use information better, contact us!

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Library Celebrates our Freedom to Read: Banned Books Week

We’ve created a display of books that have been banned, challenged (that is, petitioned for removal from a library), or otherwise restricted in celebration of our freedom to read during the upcoming ALA Banned Books Week.   Other campus events include the Banned Books Week Vigil, happening Thursday, September 29th.  (Click on pictures for larger view.)