Happenings @ Hannon
A monthly e-newsletter from the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University

April 2011 / Vol. 1 Iss. 7    

It's hard to believe it, but the 2010-2011 academic year is rapidly coming to a close! We have a handful of diverse, invigorating events happening in the weeks before finals are upon us, and I hope that you, our community, can find time to relax, reflect, and enjoy our offerings.


Jamie Hazlitt
Outreach Librarian
Happenings @ Hannon editor
In This Issue
LMU Under the Stars: 50 Years of International Animation
Pub Night: Restoring the Ballona Wetlands, Improving Water Quality, with Dr. John Dorsey
Lorna Dee Cervantes: The Poetry of Improbability
LMU Library Goes Mobile!
LMU Under the Stars: Celebrating 50 Years of the Annecy International Animation Festival

Free and open to the public, this tour-de-force event showcases the history of animation across five decades of the most important animation film festival in world. Come join us for this outdoor screening and celebration of the animation image over 50 years of the Annecy Animation Film Festival.


The Lost Thing still 


The evening, brought to you by the School of Film & Television and the William H. Hannon Library, will be hosted with expert commentary by Jose Garcia Moreno, the chair of the Animation Department at LMU.


Snacks and beverages will be provided. Bring friends, lawn chairs, and a blanket or two! (Note: families are welcome, but please be warned that some of the content may be inappropriate for very small children.)


Sunday April 17

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Lawton Plaza (outside the William H. Hannon Library)


In case of rain, the screening will be moved to the Mayer Theater, in the LMU School of Film & Television.  

Pub Night: Restoring the Ballona Wetlands, Improving Water Quality

You are invited to the fourth and final evening in the library's spring Pub Night lineup.

John Dorsey

Natural Science Professor John Dorsey has been engaged in water quality research within the lower Ballona Creek Watershed, including studies within Ballona Wetlands, Estuary and Creek, and in Del Rey Lagoon. In the final Pub Night presentation of the year, he will describe how his studies have demonstrated the ability of wetland process to cleanse contaminated water entering from the Ballona Creek/Estuary system, and how he's predicting that planned restoration actions could further enhance the quality of water flowing to adjacent recreational beaches in Santa Monica Bay.


This event is free, and open to all! Pub snacks and refreshments will be served.


Tuesday April 5

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Von der Ahe Family Suite (Library Level 3) 

Lorna Dee Cervantes: The Poetry of Improbability

Lorna Dee CervantesA fifth generation Californian of Mexican and Native American (Chumash) heritage, Lorna Dee Cervantes is an internationally acclaimed poet and was a pivotal figure throughout the Chicano literary movement. Her poetry has appeared in well over 200 anthologies and textbooks. She is the recipient of many honors, and literary fellowships including: the American Book Award, the Paterson Prize for Poetry, the Latino Literature Award, the International Latino Book award, and a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

At this special event, fully titled The Poetry of Improbability: Art, Activism, and Beauty, Ms. Cervantes will be reading and discussing her work and signing books.

Wednesday, April 6 

4:30 - 6 p.m.

Von der Ahe Family Suite (Library Level 3) 

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by the BCLA Dean's office, Chicana/o Studies, Women's Studies, American Cultures Studies, Creative Writing, Chicana/o / Latina/o Student Services (CLSS), and the William H. Hannon Library.

For more information, please email Professor Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, or call Jamie Hazlitt at 310-338-5234.

At last... the LMU Library has gone mobile!

iLMU Library 

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new free mobile app, iLMU Library. The app is available for Android, Blackberry, Palm, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and iPhone (shown at left).

Now, from your smartphone, you can search the library catalog, manage your library record (including checking due dates and renewing library materials!), check the hours, follow our latest news & events, access mobile research databases like JSTOR and EBSCO, and more.

This is a new venture for us, and we would love your feedback as you start to explore it. Let us know what you think!

April Events
Lawton Plaza
All events take place in the Von der Ahe Family Suite on Level 3 of the library, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday 4/5, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Librarian Career Panel (call LMU Career Services at 310-338-2871 for more information)

Tuesday 4/5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Pub Night: John Dorsey

Wednesday 4/6, 4:30-6 p.m.
Lorna Dee Cervantes: The Poetry of Improbability. Reading & Book Signing

Sunday 4/17, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Annecy Animation Festival Under the Stars
Location: Lawton Plaza (outside library, pictured above)

Thursday 4/21 through Sunday 4/24: Library closed for Easter holiday

Monday 4/25 through Thursday 5/5: All three levels of the library are open 24/7 for LMU community (must have valid OneCard for access!)

Wednesday 4/27, 7-11 p.m.
Game Night

Sunday 5/1, 2-3:30 p.m.
Sunday Jewish Book & Discussion Group: Focus

All month:
Exhibit: From the Page to the Projector. Gallery open 8 a.m.-5p.m. Monday through Friday.
Location: Level 3, Archives & Special Collections Gallery.

For additional information about these events and more, visit the Hannon Library Event Calendar.
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