Historic maps in the John Hay Library are featured in a February 13 Providence Journal article — “The course of history – Brown’s rediscovered maps tell tale”.
A selection of these maps will be on exhibit in the John Hay Library from March 26 to April 25. The Library is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The exhibit is open to the public.
For further information contact Thomas_Stieve@brown.edu
The Library will be holding a small ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4pm this Thursday, Feb. 8 to celebrate the opening of a new study area in the Rockefeller Library. Located on Level A of the Rock, right next to the Absolute Quiet Room, the space used to house only the rarely used printed catalog cards (all now available via Josiah). Now the room is a bright, open environment for students to work — with comfortable chairs, laptop hookups and great views of downtown Providence. University Librarian Harriette Hemmasi will welcome students and UCS vice-president Tristan Freeman will cut the ribbon to officially open the room. Drop by to take a look and grab a cupcake!
An Inaugural Exhibition of the Caribbean Initiative, Center for Latin American Studies Curated by Patricia Figueroa and Jennifer Lambe Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
The exhibit will focus on representations of slave women in the Caribbean basin from the 18th and 19th century, particularly in the accounts of European travellers and residents of the region. Highlighting the variety of stereotypes about slave women that were prominent in European racial ideology, the works will demonstrate the ways in which slavery intertwined with sexual desire, particularly of white men for slave women, and reinforced the subjugation of women in this system. [more information]
“Venus in Chains” will open February 9 at the John Hay Library and remain open through March 15. The library hours are Monday-Friday, 9-5. The John Hay Library is located at 20 Prospect St., Providence, RI. For more information contact Patricia_Figueroa@brown.edu.
A new library website is available at: http://dl.lib.brown.edu/libweb/
The Library website redesign process began with an accessibility review and usability testing of the old site. Test results and focus group feedback is available at: http://dl.lib.brown.edu/libweb/redesign
The old site will continue to be available ar http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/University_Library/index2.html during the Spring semester. We will continue to do usability testing and run focus groups throughout Spring semester as we work toward the completion of this redesign process.
Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our feedback form at: http://dl.lib.brown.edu/libweb/forms/feedback.php