Welcome to the first issue of the William H. Hannon Library's new monthly newsletter, Happenings @ Hannon.
This is a work in progress that we imagine will evolve over the next few months, but on behalf of all of us here, I hope you'll find it a useful way to keep tabs on what we have going on at the library. If you have any ideas for how this newsletter can be most useful to you, I would love to hear them. Just drop me a note by responding to this email.
I look forward to seeing you at the Hannon Library this Fall!
Happenings @ Hannon editor
9/14: An Evening with Father Greg Boyle
In partnership with the Departments of English and Theological Studies,
the William H. Hannon Library is delighted to bring LMU alumnus Father
Gregory Boyle back to campus.
Fr. Boyle, best known as Fr. Greg to all who meet him, is the executive director of Homeboy Industries.
Homeboy Industries, now located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles,
is recognized as the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in
the county, and has become a national model.
In March 2010, Fr. Greg published Tattoos on the Heart,
a series of stories culled from his twenty years in the barrio.
Arranged by theme and filled with sparkling humor and glowing
generosity, these essays offer a stirring look at how full our lives
could be if we could find the joy in loving others and in being loved
On Tuesday, September 14, 2010, Fr. Greg will be sharing some of these
stories with our community and signing copies of his book. LMU students, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited to join us for a book signing and reception in the library at 4:30 p.m., and at 6:00 p.m. Father Greg will be speaking in conversation with LMU faculty Douglas Burton-Christie and Ruben Martinez in Hilton 100, in a special event open to all.
Copies of Tattoos on the Heart will be available for sale at both events.
Please RSVP here.
|Los Angeles Noir Author Series: The Dark Angel|
|This Fall the Hannon Library celebrates a literary genre close to the heart of the city we live in.
Los Angeles is the birthplace of Noir, and we are featuring
authors who shine their creative lights on the dark
side of the city, both in fact and fiction. |
Our series kicks off on Tuesday, September 28 when award-winning writer and LMU alumna Denise Hamilton, author of the Eve Diamond series and editor of the best-selling anthology Los Angeles Noir visits our library for some reading and discussion about the genre. Her books will be available both for sale and signing.
The other talented authors participating in our series include John Buntin, Alain Silver with James Ursini, Judith Freeman, and Richard Rayner.
All events in this series are open to the public; no RSVP required. For more information, including author bios, links to recommended reading, and more, please visit the Dark Angel: Los Angeles Noir in Fact & Fiction web site.
|Meet Elisa, the Class of 2014 Librarian|
Elisa Slater Acosta is the
Class Librarian for the Class of 2014. This is the reference department's third year of working on
outreach specifically to incoming students as a graduating class.
What does this mean? Even though our incoming freshmen are always welcome to talk to any librarian, as the Class of 2014 Librarian, Elisa serves as a consistent, familiar point of contact for them in the library until graduation.
Elisa is available by way of email, chat, phone and office appointments. Her goal
is to help the Class of 2014 with their first research assignments, all the way through to the
challenges of more advanced upper-division papers.
It's easy to
find her - she's on the Class of 2014 LibGuide page at: http://libguides.lmu.edu/classof2014.