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

May 2012 / Vol. 2 Iss. 9       

This is the final Happenings @ Hannon of the 2011-2012 academic year, and I want to take a moment to extend a sincere thank you to each and every one of you who has engaged with us over the past nine months. Since August 29, 2011, over 450,000 entered through our front doors, you checked out over 170,000 physical items from our collections, we reached nearly 5000 students through library instruction, and over 1200 of you attended more than 30 public programs and exhibitions at the library. (Wow!)


We could not serve our community without the support of over 100 work study students in every function of the library's operations. On April 19 we honored 27 graduating seniors at a thank-you luncheon, many of whom have been with us for four years. (They are the last class who will remember working in the Von der Ahe Library!) On behalf of all of us here at the library, congratulations to the Class of 2012!


We are always seeking to improve our services, collections, partnerships, and programs, and as such welcome feedback that you might have about any of your experiences here at Hannon Library. Whether it's kudos, suggestions, or even complaints, all of this can help us enrich our offerings to the LMU community and beyond. Please feel free to contact us any time.

Warmest regards,

Jamie Hazlitt, Outreach Librarian

In This Issue...
Book Graffiti: The Writing's Not Always on the Wall
Congratulations to our 2012 Winners!
This & That...
Image of the Month: Instagram the Stacks
Book Graffiti: The Writing's Not Always on the Wall

ART 453 Exhibition

We are proud to host a unique exhibition curated by our very own Shannon Billimore, featuring work created in ART 453 - an advanced drawing class taught by Professor Jane Brucker - and leading up to a Special Collections exhibition on book graffiti that will be opening in August. 


The students viewed items from our rare book collection as part of their creative process.  The original and innovative ways that the artists used these items as their muse is an example of the exciting collaborations that can occur between the library, faculty, and students. For many people libraries are associated with textual rather than visual stimulation, however this unique exhibition illustrates our role as an important cultural space on campus where there are many different opportunities to explore and find inspiration.


Please take the time to discover the twelve artworks making up this exhibition on levels 1 and 2 of the building. The exhibit, which features both hanging and sculptural media, will be on display through late August 2012.  

Congratulations to our 2012 Winners!

We are delighted to present the three winners of our 7th annual Undergraduate Library Research Award, who were recognized for their achievements in a reception on April 24.

Undergraduate Library Research Award winners 2012


From left to right: Michael Madrinkian (honorable mention), Kelia McDonald (honorable mention), and Steven Solari (grand prize winner).


Click here to read more about these students and their award-winning research.


This & That...
  • For the second year in a row, we have been recognized by the American Library Association's (ALA) Public Relations & Marketing Committee for our work promoting our library. Our 2010-2011 Year in Review and poster from last year's LMU Under the Stars will both be awarded prizes at the ALA Conference in June. 
  • We are offering two workshops this summer about Google Docs & Google Forms. Find out what else you can do with Google besides web searches! Learn how these easy-to-use Google tools can save you time and help with your productivity. Learn more and RSVP here.
Image of the Month: Instagram the Stacks

Book stacks

May's image of the month, found on Instagram, was taken by Brian Andrews (@brian_la), who was in the library a few weeks ago helping his friend Alex Zolad '12 shoot his thesis film. He captured the above image in the stacks while waiting for a group study room to open up.
Hannon Library from the bluff
May Events
All events take place in the Von der Ahe Family Suite on Level 3 of the library, unless otherwise noted.
Through Thursday 5/3:
All levels open 24 hours for LMU community with valid OneCards (visit library hours web site for more detailed information)


Monday 4/30 - Friday 5/4: Exhibit display / The Week of the Young Child, sponsored by LMUCC (Level 3 atrium)


Thursday 5/3, 6-8 p.m.

First Generation Writing Community Workshop Pub Night (For more info call 310.338.6038)


Saturday 5/11 - Sunday 5/12: library closed


Tuesday 5/22, 10 - 11 a.m.

Workshop: Google Docs & Google Forms (WHH 118) RSVP here


Monday 5/28: library closed for Memorial Day


Through 6/30:
Through 6/30 

Exhibition: The Saraval Collection (Level 3 Atrium)

Through 8/22 
Exhibition: Book Graffiti  (Levels 1 & 2)

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

Featured Resource
1911 books crop

At last, one central location to look back on our year of Reading 1911 book reviews. We will have a few more entries in the series over the summer, as well!
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