International Book Club

Where great books meet great conversation!

Friday April 16, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. : Discuss the Book in Depth

Carlson Library Room 1025

The International Book Club events focus on selected international authors and their books to discuss them with fresh new ideas and perspectives. The events attempt to create a community around the books that have made an impact on us, and allow us to think of ways to use the lessons we take from these books in support of learning.

Click on the cover below to request a copy from OhioLINK.

Swallows of Kabul by Yasmina Khadra

Sponsored by the University Libraries.

Celebrate Women’s History through Rare Books

University Libraries celebrates Women’s History Month with a look at rare books and manuscripts documenting women’s social history from the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections.   For 30 years, the Canaday Center has collected printed and manuscript materials documenting the social history of American women. The materials focus mainly on the period 1840-1920 and concern the nature of domestic life and the struggle of women for equality.   Why not take a trip back to the past to see how the social position of women has advanced, as documented in the books in our rare book collections?

Free Hispanic Heritage Month Resources

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, Alexander Street is offering free access to select full-text, online collections for libraries. Explore poetry, short stories, folk tales, novels, memoirs, non-fiction, and plays in both Spanish and English from Latino writers around the world.  Access these collections now through October 15th:

Username: eviews

Password: hispanicheritage

History of Disability Exhibit now online

The award-winning exhibit, “From Institutions to Independence: A History of People with Disabilities in Northwest Ohio” is now available for viewing online.  This 2008-2009 exhibit explored the local history of persons with disabilities and the organizations that were formed to serve them.

Panoramic View of Exhibit

Panoramic View of Exhibit

The exhibit and related events won several awards for both the quality of the scholarship and the educational content of the work.  Among its awards were:

Diversity Resources Page

The Libraries have created a Diversity Resources Page as a portal to diversity-related resources at the in the library, at The University of Toledo, in the community, and for librarians.

One of the special features of the page is a list of  diversity-related book awards, so that you can easily find out about fiction and non-fiction books for both children and adults in a wide-variety of diversity categories.