Reconnecting with Each Other in the Current Pandemic

#SHU_Libraries The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life at Seton Hall as it has for millions of others around the country and the world. In the name of saving lives by practicing social distancing, it has scattered us into our homes around the region and the country. Although we are now physically distant from one another, we remain united as Pirates through our connection to Seton Hall.

Seton Hall Commencement, 1885
Seton Hall Commencement, 1885

To reconnect as a community, we seek your stories of what this time has been like for you. We have established a website to submit short personal narratives. We hope that sharing these stories with one another will bring us back together in a new way, through sharing our personal experiences of this moment. When we move forward, because there will be a time when we move forward, we plan to listen to these stories together as a community, reflect on what we have learned, and let them guide us into the future.

To participate, please record a 1-3 minute narrative about your experience, using any video or audio equipment available to you, and submit the file to our e-Repository.  Please also submit an image that represents your narrative, which will appear next to your recording in the published archive.

Questions to guide your response:

  • What is your day to day life like?  What would you want people in the future to know about what things are like for us now?
  • What has been most challenging about this time?  What do you miss about your life before the pandemic?  Are there specific places or things on campus that you miss?
  • Essential is a word we are hearing a lot right now.  What does essential mean to you?  Who is essential?  What are we learning about what is essential?
  • What is COVID-19 making possible that never existed before?  What good do you see coming out of this moment? How can we re-frame this moment as an opportunity?
  • What is it you want to remember about this time?  What have you learned?
  • After this pandemic ends, will things go back to the way they were?  What kinds of changes would you like to see? How will you contribute to rebuilding the world?  What will you do differently?

Choose the one that speaks to you, or address more than one if you wish.

With thanks to the scholars and librarians who came together to create this project: Professors Angela Kariotis Kotsonis, Sharon Ince, Marta Deyrup, Lisa DeLuca, and Alan Delozier, Technical Services Archivist Sheridan Sayles and Assistant Deans Elizabeth Leonard and Sarah Ponichtera.

Free Streaming Films Available Through COVID-19

#SHU_Libraries Kanopy, our on-demand streaming video platform, has provided a  collection of films the SHU community can watch free of charge for the next 30 days.

You can find a full list of titles here.

Download the guide to see new films available from March 13 to  April 12, 2020. This list will continue to grow  so be sure to check back.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE FILM GUIDE

Library Services & Support Due to COVID-19

Seton Hall University Libraries has made contingency plans to support remote research and teaching services due to COVID-19.

Updates on Library Remote Services here.

Instruction Services Available Remotely here.


Library Materials Available Remotely
Ebooks
Articles in Databases
Articles via Interlibrary Loan*
Research Guides
Archives & Special Collections Digital Collections
eRepository – SHU Scholarship
*subject to availability of other institutions


Research Services Remotely
Librarians can assist with:


Ways to get help:

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

In conjunction with the Gregory Coates exhibition, the Walsh Gallery and the Walsh Library host Seton Hall’s first ever Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon with support from The Feminist Art Project at Rutgers University.

  Art + Feminism Flyer [pdf]

Attendees will be provided with a list of artists who do not have Wikipedia pages, using the Miriam Shapiro Archive on Women Artists as reference, and with instruction on how to become Wikipedians (editors of Wikipedia) during the course of the workshop. Attendees will be encouraged to use their new skills to create or edit a Wikipedia page, and are welcome to create pages for artists not on the provided list. This event is designed to be flexible so attendees may drop-in and come and go, but we do ask that you register for the event here.

When: Wednesday, February 26th 11a-3p
Where: Beck Rooms A/B | Walsh Library | 1st Floor
Register for the event here.


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Black History Month – Books to Explore

#SHU_Libraries For Black History Month, our Access Services Librarian, Kaitlin Kehnemuyi, has compiled a list of book titles from our collection, below.

The books are on display in the information Commons, 2nd floor of Walsh Library:Black History Month Book Display

She wanted to highlight people who have changed conversations, culture, or attitudes. Hopefully by highlighting historical change we can begin to see the ways people around us are encouraging change right now.

      1. Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack (ebook)
      2. Another Country by James Baldwin
      3. Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism by Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley
      4. The Beautiful Struggle: A Memoir by Ta-Nehisi Coates
      5. Black Power 50 edited by Sylviane A. Diouf and Komozi Woodard
      6. Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
      7. Florynce “Flo” Kennedy The Life of a Black Feminist Radical by Sherie M. Randolph
      8. I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michael Eric Dyson
      9. I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters by Bayard Rustin; introduced and edited by Michael G. Long
      10. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
      11. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
      12. Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors by Marian Wright Edelman
      13. Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography written by Andrew Helfer,  art by Randy DuBurke.
      14. Razor: Revolutionary Art for Cultural Revolution by Amiri Baraka
      15. Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines edited by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Luke Charles Harris, Daniel Martinez HoSang, and George Lipsitz
      16. The World of James Van DerZee: A Visual Record of Black Americans by James Van DerZee; compiled and with an introduction by Reginald McGhee
      17. Thick  and Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom
      18. Unbought and Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm

THE 14TH ANNUAL JIM AND JUDY O’BRIEN CAPITAL MARKETS COLLOQUIUM

On February 12, 2020, approximately 300 students, faculty and guests attended the 14th Annual Jim and Judy O’Brien Capital Markets Colloquium, which was held at the Walsh Library. The colloquium, co-sponsored by the University Libraries and the Stillman School of Business, was held for the first time at the library, which proved to be an excellent location for the day’s events.

15 concurrent workshops ran from 9:30 a.m.to 6:15 p.m. Some highlights of the day’s events included an opportunity to apprentice with a representative from Napier Park, a credit platform that has 14 billion dollars in assets; a workshop on the growing sector of e-sports; and the dress rehearsal of the 3-time champion CFA Team ((note Seton Hall has won the Chartered Financial Analyst Research Challenge 3 times and placed 11 times).

Jim O’Brien ’82 and Ned May delivered the keynote address.  Jim O’Brien is the Senior Managing Partner of Napier ParkGlobal Capital and the recipient of the 2013 Many Are One Humanitarian Award from Seton Hall.

For more information on this event, please contact Chelsea Barrett, Business Librarian, at 973-275-2035.