photo collage of libraries with text: Most Incredible College Libraries, EDsmart.org
Photo collage of college libraries with text: Most Incredible College Libraries, EDsmart.org

Hannon Library makes #20

Hannon Library has, once again, made the ranks! In April 2018 the EDsmart organization released its listing of the top 51 Most Incredible College Libraries, with Hannon Library coming in at #20.

“These gems provide an excellent selection of hard-to-find books, offer excellent study areas and wonderful views of the campus.”

This list puts Southern Oregon University’s library in the same spotlight as acclaimed U.S. universities and colleges like Johns Hopkins, Caltech, and Yale. The ranking has even garnered Hannon Library some special attention from local media with this article by KTVL Channel 10 News.

http://ktvl.com/news/local/hannon-library-beats-out-ivy-league-college-libraries

This isn’t the first complimentary ranking to land Hannon’s way. In 2015, Hannon Library was listed among the 50 Most Amazing College Libraries in the nation by CollegeRank.net. Librarians and library staff at Hannon are proud of the newest kudos and appreciative of the recognition.

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The Spring 2018 issue of the library’s BookMarks newsletter is available! Read it here, and don’t forget to subscribe for updates about future issues: Spring 2018 Newsletter

In This Issue

65th Anniversary — This spring we celebrated our 65th anniversary as a Federal Depository Library with a day full of guest presentations, art, displays, and, of course, cake.

A Fond Farewell — Hannon Library is saying farewell to a dear colleague and friend, Bill Herman, who retires this term. Bill has served as the library’s Reserves & Video Collections Coordinator for many years, and we’ll remember him fondly.

Upcoming Event — Miriam Reed presents “Susan B. Anthony Says a Word,” a solo play focused on a young Anthony’s pursuit of Woman Suffrage.

Summer Hours — With the school year coming to a close, the library will soon be switching to our summer operating hours. Remember to plan your library visits accordingly.

Read the Spring 2018 Newsletter today to get more information about these updates and events.

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woman dressed as Susan B. Anthony

Hannon Library presents Susan B. Anthony Says a Word, a 45-minute solo play written and performed by Miriam Reed and directed by Terri McMahon (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Costumes by Sylvia Moss and Krista Johnson.

Thursday, May 31
4 PM
Hannon Library, Meese Room

This one-woman performance by Miriam Reed Productions explores the life of a young Susan B. Anthony as she discovers why women must have the vote and so begins her lifework for Woman Suffrage.

The event is free and open to the public.

“Miriam brings to life this historically important woman in a way that inspires passion for social activism, an important reminder that there are causes worth giving ones life to.”

—Nancy Kilham, Ashland, OR 

About Miriam Reed

Miriam Reed proudly earned her doctorate in Comparative Literature (UCLA 1980) and discovered how little she knew. Specifically, she had no idea who Elizabeth Cady Stanton was. Galvanized by her own ignorance, Miriam determined to save other women from such ignominy and launched her one-woman performances to educate and entertain, calling her solo plays “Women’s History 101“ and presenting such powerhouse women as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Sanger, later looking at the women in the life of Oscar Wilde and examining differing views on abortion. With her savings, she wrote Margaret Sanger: Her Life in Her Words (Barricade Books, 2003) and was then asked to write and narrate “Clarence James Gamble: An Extraordinary Life” (DVD 2007). Later work: Japan 1908: The Adventure of Fourteen-Year-Old Clarence James Gamble (2013) and China 1908: Sidney D. Gamble & Brother Clarence Discover China (2017). Miriam lives with her Border Collie, Marnie, in Ashland, Oregon.

More Info

For more information about the event, contact Hannon Library Administration at libraryevents@sou.edu or (541) 552-6816. If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at (541) 552-6213 or dss@sou.edu. For more information about Miriam Reed Productions, contact miriam@miriamreed.com or (917) 710-2354.

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Long Night Against Procrastination

Feeling the pressure? Don’t worry—the library is here to help you finish off this year right. Come to the Long Night Against Procrastination!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
8 pm to midnight
Hannon Library, First Floor

Spring Features

We know many of you are struggling to get those capstone projects under control. Let us help with a Capstone Crisis Intervention. Get assistance with research and citations for capstones (and FUSE papers) from library research specialists and citation gurus.

And for those much-needed study breaks, relax with some origami provided by BitchCraft.

In addition, this event will include:

  • Free pizza, popcorn and soda
  • Academic advising with Student Success Coordinators
  • Career advising
  • Math, science, and writing tutoring
  • Research assistance
  • A chance to win Dining gift cards

About BitchCraft

BitchCraft is an all skills level feminist crafting group that hosts various craft events and gatherings. Find more BitchCraft events through the Women’s Resource Center.

More Information

If you would like more information about the Long Night Against Procrastination, email Hannon Library at libraryevents@sou.edu. If you need disability accommodations to participate in these events, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552-6213 or dss@sou.edu.

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.” —David Allen, author of Getting Things Done