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

February 2012 / Vol. 2 Iss. 6       
In This Issue...
Alumni Authors: Denise Hamilton
Faculty Pub Night: Black Superheroes & Snitchers
Image of the Month
Alumni Authors: Denise Hamilton '81

Hannon Library's special Centennial series, Alumni Authors, continues this month with award-winning crime novelist Denise Hamilton, author of the Eve Diamond series and editor of Los Angeles Noir and Los Angeles Noir 2

Denise will be talking about her latest thriller Damage Control, which author James Ellroy described as Hamilton's "largest and greatest triumph: Damage Control is a great mystery, and, much more rarely, a superb psychological thriller. Kudos to this brilliant talent." 

Alumni Authors: Denise Hamilton

Wednesday, February 8
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Von der Ahe Family Suite (Library Level 3)

Although all Alumni Authors events are free and open to the public, we do ask for the courtesy of an RSVP

Snacks and refreshments will be served, and copies of the author's bestsellers will be available for sale and signing.

Faculty Pub Night: Black Superheroes & Snitchers

What do faculty do after class? This month you have two opportunities to find out. All are invited to Faculty Pub Night, a casual forum for our faculty to present, discuss, and answer questions about their work in a casual setting. Books will be available for sale and signing, and pub snacks and refreshments will be served. All events are free and open to the public!. 



Tuesday February 7 / 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Adilufu Nama / African American Studies

Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes  






Tuesday February 21 / 5:30 p.m.

Alexandra Natapoff / Loyola Law School

Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice



Both events take place in the Von der Ahe Family Suite, Library Level 3


Loyola Marymount University is conducting a large-scale assessment of information literacy skills and knowledge among LMU students. In this assessment we wish to learn about the information-seeking methods known and used by students.  


This spring we are testing 100 seniors, and spots are still available. Four years ago we did a pilot test of 55 seniors. We plan to compare results and analyze how seniors learn advanced information skills during their four years at LMU.

If you're graduating this year and would like to participate, you will earn $20 on the spot for your time. Click here to learn more, and to sign up!


Image of the Month: Ask and Ye Shall Receive

One of the best things about living in Southern California during the winter (in addition to the fabulous weather) are the dramatic sunrises and sunsets, and sunset on Tuesday January 24 was breathtaking. Alas, nobody from the library captured an image while leaving work that day. 

Enter Facebook, where a plea from Outreach Librarian Jamie Hazlitt was answered by Senior Mechanical Engineering major John Paul Velasco, who shared this image taken the week before with us.
January 24 Sunset over Hannon
Thanks, John! If you have an image of or related to the library that you'd like us to consider featuring next month, please post it to our Facebook page, or email jamie.hazlitt@lmu.edu
,Sunset from the library's Von der Ahe Suite
February Events
All events take place in the Von der Ahe Family Suite on Level 3 of the library, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday 2/7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Happy Birthday Charles Dickens! 1st editions on display in A&SC Reading Room, Level 3

Tuesday 2/7, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Faculty Pub Night: Adilufu Nama

Wednesday 2/8, 6-7:30 p.m. Alumni Authors: Denise Hamilton (RSVP here)

Sunday 2/12, 2-3:30 p.m.
Jewish Book Group: Bernhard by Yoel Hoffman

Saturday 2/18-Sunday 2/19: LMU Family Weekend. Welcome parents! A&SC Gallery open Sat 12-3

Monday 2/20, 10-11 a.m. Workshop: Wikipedia  
Location: WHH 118 (RSVP here)

Tuesday 2/21, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Faculty Pub Night: Alexandra Natapoff

Saturday 2/25-Sunday 2/26: Library closed (Have a great Spring Break!)

Monday 2/27-Friday 3/2: Spring Break hours. Library open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (regular hours resume Saturday 3/3)

Through February 10: Exhibit: LMU Family of Schools / Sustainability 
(Level 3 Atrium)

Through March 30:
Exhibit: Sustaining Scholarship (A&SC Gallery, Level 3)

For additional information about these events and to see what's coming up in the rest of the semester, visit the Hannon Library Event Calendar.

Featured Resource
February is Black History Month! 

Check out this library resource guide with links to relevant books, media, & events on campus.
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