Friday, April 11, 2014

New EBook Collection: Knowledge Unlatched


The Marx Library is now providing access to the pilot collection of Knowledge Unlatched-an open source ebook collection.

Find the collection here.

The University of South Alabama is a charter member of Knowledge Unlatched.  To see other charter members, click here.

Monday, March 24, 2014

"Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life" Exhibit at John Burke Memorial Library Spring Hill College, March 28 - August 10, 2014

Hélène Berr’s official portrait, 1942 © Mémorial de la Shoah – Coll. Mariette Job
Spring Hill College will host the “Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life” exhibit March 28 through Aug. 10, 2014, in the Barter Room of the Marnie and John Burke Memorial Library.
“Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life” will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
This traveling exhibition is based on the Journal written by Hélène Berr, a young Jewish French woman, whose promising future was brutally cut short by Vichy Government’s laws and the extermination plan imagined by the Nazis. Studying English literature at Sorbonne University, Berr was 21 years old when she began writing her Journal. We follow her steps through Paris under the German Occupation, perceiving the daily experience of the unbearable, oscillating between hope and despair, until her arrest and deportation to Auschwitz in 1944.
While revealing a true premonition of the inescapable, this subtle testimony is exceptionally poetic and carries a universal dimension that regards and questions every human being with sincerity. The exhibition, however, goes beyond the framework of Berr’s Journal and personality, as it broadens the context of the Occupation and addresses largely the persecution of the Jews in France. With the support of photographs, archives, films, and interactive animations, this exhibition shows how the daily lives of Jews had been impacted by these terrible acts of violence.
For more information, please see the John Burke Memorial Library website.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Loving Story Documentary Film Screening--March 20 3-5pm

As part of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History/ National Endowment for the Humanities/ Library of Congress Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Grant, the Marx Library will be screening the first of four documentaries: The Loving Story.

Movie Information from the NEH:

When Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in July 1958, in Virginia, for violating a state law that banned marriage between people of different races, such laws had been on the books in most states since the seventeenth century. But the Lovings never expected to be woken up in their bedroom in the middle of the night and arrested. The documentary brings to life the Lovings' marriage and the legal battle that followed through little-known filmed interviews and photographs shot for Life magazine.

For more information about the documentary click here. 

The screening will be in the Marx Library Auditorium, Thursday March 20 from 3-5 p.m.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Spring Break Hours

Spring Break is almost here. The Marx Library hours for the week of break (March 2-8) will be:

Sunday, March 2 CLOSED
Monday, March 3 8am - 5pm
Tuesday, March 4 CLOSED for Mardi Gras
Wednesday, March 5
- Friday, March 7
8am - 5pm
Saturday, March 8 CLOSED

We will be open regular hours on Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 9.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Starbucks-Grand Opening

Ready to get your coffee fix? Well the wait is almost over!

UPDATE: 4/1/2014:  The Marx Library Starbucks is open the same hours that the library is open.