Thursday, November 13, 2014

Adrian G. Marcuse Library Offering Saturday Hours during Finals

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is pleased to be offering Saturday hours during finals. The Saturday hours will begin this Saturday, November 15th. They will also be offered Saturday, November 22nd and Saturday, December 6th. The Library will be open 10am - 4pm during these Saturdays.

The Library will also continue to offer our Ask-a-Librarian Online & Interactive Reference Service on Saturdays from 11:30am - 4pm. *Please use your LIM College username to enter the chat area. 

For more information check out the Library Hours & Info page on our website.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Yeah! Feminism! Recent Additions to the Collection Explore Contemporary Feminism

Simply defined, Feminism refers to ideologies that attempt to define, establish, and defend equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women. However, putting these theories into practice reveals the complexity, frustrations and cross-purposes involved in having different perspectives on feminist thought. This conflict has led to in-fighting and factionalism for feminist groups.

A review of titles related to feminism in the Adrian G. Marcus Library mirrors both the complexity of the subject and its potential for dialogue. For example,   

305.42 VAL

“Feminism isn't dead. It just isn't very cool anymore.”  Jessica Valenti examines the reluctance of many young people to identify as feminist. In this work, the noted writer and critic attempts to bridge the differences between second- and third-wave feminists.  

Other notable titles addressing issues of third-wave feminism include:

Siegel, Deborah, 305.4209 SIE

Seely, Megan, 305.42 SEE

A more personal take on contemporary feminism can be found in these collections of essays-

Dunham, Lena, 791.45 DUN 

Like her HBO show, “Girls”, Dunham’s “Not That Kind of Girl,” exemplifies the conflicts, confusions and exhilaration of contemporary feminism.  Either “Loved or Hated,” or “Loved and Hated,” Dunham has written about a life spent embodying and sorting out the contradictions of being a “post-feminist” feminist.

Other feminist essays and memoirs include:

Gay, Roxane, 814.6 GAY

Gevinson, Tevi, 305.2352 GEV

Solnit, Rebecca, 305.42 SOL

These are a few of the library’s many books on feminism. If there are other titles that you want us to collect, let us know.  

Posted on November 11, 2014 I Blog post by Lou Acierno, M.L.I.S. (Director of Library Services)