||re vision process: Art Work By Michael Kahlil Taylor – November 4th – December 5th 2009
4th Floor Art Gallery – John B. Coleman Library Opening Reception November 4th
11:30 am-2 pm Artist’s lecture – December 2, 2009, 1 pm
John B. Coleman Library, Room 109All are welcomed to attend For additional details, please email Ldkelley@pvamu.edu
Artwork featured on this image was created by student Michael Love
| Student Art Exhibition – John B. Coleman Library
First Floor Art Gallery – Room 109Opening reception this Thursday
December 2, 2009
John B. Coleman Library
First Floor Art Gallery,
Room 109 (music & refreshments from after the artist’s
lecture which starts at 1:00 pm)
Featuring Artwork By the Following Students:
• Greg Gray
• Charis Kelley
• Michael Love Keiana Mitchell
• Kenya Prestage
• Charity Woodard
• James Wiggins
• Ms. Johnson’s Drawing Class Come out and celebrate Prairie View’s own artists!
Email the curators Ayjohnson@pvamy.edu or Ldkelley@pvamu.edu for additional information
|| 2009 Banned Books Week
September 26 to October 3, 2009 The John B. Coleman Library at Prairie View A&M University will be joining libraries of all types across the nation, September 26 to October 3, 2009, in celebrating the (ALA) American Library Association’s annual recognition of Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read. The theme this year is: “Speak Read Know”Banned Books Week is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, the annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them.
Please visit the Library and enjoy the following special activities: 1) Check out a banned book; 2) Get a free “SPEAK, READ, KNOW” button and a “SPEAK, READ, KNOW” bookmark (all one per patron) when you check out a banned book; 3) Write the name of banned book you have read on the giant Banned Books Week banner located in the lobby of the library; 4) View displays of banned books in the front lobby display cases; and 5) Receive more detailed information on this annual library celebration sponsored by the American Library Association.
For additional information on Banned Books Week, Click Here to check out the American Library Association’s Banned Books website. Click Here for Books Challenged and/or Banned 2008-2009
“ Fiction should be beautiful,
and powerful… It should have
something in it that
| Celebrate the Right to Read Banned Book Week Book Discussion
Saturday, September 26, 2009
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Prairie View A&M University
Banned Book Week launched in 1982 by the American Library Association honors books previously censored. Beloved was banned in Texas in 1995. Join the J.B. Coleman Library Distance Services Librarian and the Northwest Campus staff for lunch and a book discussion.Read More
Gordon Parks: Crossroads Photographic Retrospective on View at PVAMU Until Oct. 16
John B. Coleman Library is proud to present Gordon Parks: Crossroads, a 45-photograph retrospective exhibit celebrating the life work of one of America’s most accomplished 20th century artists Gordon Parks (1912-2006). A photographer, poet, novelist, composer, musician and filmmaker, Parks spent a lifetime shattering barriers in his pursuit of truth, beauty, social justice and artistic expression. Gordon Parks: Crossroads will be on view in the PVAMU John B. Coleman Library, 4th Floor Art Gallery, through Oct. 16.
Viewing hours: Summers hours 12 Noon-5:00p.m., Regular Fall hours starting August 31, 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Admission is free and open to the general public.
All photographs are courtesy of the Gordon Parks Foundation and the Howard Greenberg Gallery. This show is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.
|| The John B. Coleman Library is pleased to announce:
“The Barack Obama Special Collection,” in honor of the 44th President of the United States The “Collection” now consists of close to 30-titles that were released as a “Selected Bibliography” during the National Library Week Program, on Thursday, April 16, 2009, at the John B. Coleman Library. Other books and research materials “by or about” President Obama, the “First African-American President of the United States,” will be added to the “Collection” when published and received by the Library. One copy of each title will be held in the Special Collections/Archives Department of the Library for “special research projects, programs, and displays.” Click Here for the attached List of the Titles currently available for “in-house-use-only,” at the Reserve Desk in the Circulation Department, on the 1st Floor.
|| John B. Coleman Library Salutes National Library Week
April 12 to 18, 2009 with Week-long Book AmnestyWeek-long Book Amnesty: April 12 to 18, 2009. Circulation Department is waiving over due book fines during the week of Sunday, April 12 to Saturday, April 18, 2009. Book/s must be returned to the Circulation Desk at the John B. Coleman Library to have the fine waived. (One Week Only!!!) – Students, Faculty, Staff & also Library Card Holders can participate.
||John B. Coleman Library Salutes National Library Week April 12 to 18, 2009 with Week-long other activities Other week-long activities:Thursday: April 16, 2009 Certificates of Appreciation awarded to paraprofessional of the John B. Coleman Library
Week-long PVAMU and History display cases of materials
Week-long Patron Satisfaction Survey Help us Help you- Please fill-out the Patron Satisfaction Survey. http://www.pvamu.edu/pages/3933.asp
Week-long Free Library Giveaways at Circulation Department when you check out a book. Sunday, April 12 to Saturday, April 18, 2009 (One giveaway per-person)
John B. Coleman Library
presents a Webinar
with iParadigms, LLC
developer of Turnitin©
April 17, 2009
John B. Coleman Library – Room 108
Faculty are encouraged to join the John B. Coleman Library for a presentation on plagiarism detection and prevention conducted by Elizabeth Jean Brumfield, Distance Services Librarian, and Abagail Allen, Senior Account Manager, iParadigms, LLC.
The presentation includes a webinar demonstration on Turnitin, the leading anti-plagiarism resource. Faculty will have access to a trial version of Turnitin following the presentation.
For more information please contact Ms. Brumfield
Persons with disabilities needing assistance
please call: (936) 261-3588
Frank Jackson – Mayor of Prairie View, Texas
“Worlds Connect @ Your Library.” – History of Prairie View, Texas Connection to Libraries and Research. Guest Speaker – Frank D. Jackson – Mayor of Prairie View, Texas, PVAMU Government Affairs Officer and Class of 1973
Thursday, April 16, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
Public Events Room 108, John B. Coleman Library.
John B. Coleman Library Salutes National Library Week
|| Sisterhood of Writers–From Mystery to Motivation. Guest authors: Zandra Boise, A. Wilson, Athelda Ensley . Northwest Houston Academic Center, 16000 Stuebner Airline Road, Suite #130, Spring, TX 77379. Contact: Elizabeth Jean Brumfield
713-790-7282 or Valerie Mendoza Milan, 713-790-7281. -more-
Mr. Willie J. Alexander
| John B. Coleman Library Prairie View A&M University
Black History – February 2009“Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas”Guest Speaker Mr. Willie J. Alexander, President and Founder of W. J. Alexander & Associates, P.C. Thursday, February 26, 2009
11:00 a.m. – Room 108 – John B. Coleman Library Reception immediately following presentation
Jake and his boat ©
|Daufuskie Island Photographed by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
February 5 – March 6, 2009 John B. Coleman Library, 4th Floor Gallery Hours
Monday and Wednesday 1-6 pm Tuesdays 2-7 pm (closed Thursday- Sunday)
For additional information contact the curator at
(936) 261-1523 Ldkelley@pvamu.eduImage: Jake and his boat © Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe All photographs featured in Daufuskie Island are © Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe. This show is circulated by art2art Circulating Exhibitions Photographs included in this exhibition are from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Art Collection. This exhibition has also been made possible by support from The Brown Foundation, Inc. and the PVAMU Student Allocation
|Dr. Emory S. Campbell
|| Eating & Speaking Gullah: Lunch & Lecture with
Gullah Scholar Dr. Emory S. Campbell
4th Floor, John B. Coleman Library
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm Dr. Emory S. Campbell is the Executive Director of South Carolina’s Penn Center and renowned scholar of Gullah communal affairs. Born and raised in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Dr. Campbell’s roots are in environmental engineering and community activism. During the 1980′s he lead the movement to reestablish the connection between Gullah Island residents and Sierra Leone communities. He is the recipient of multiple honors, including 2005’s Carter G. Woodson Award from the NEA, Last year was empowered by congress to serve as Chairman of the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. This month the gallery will host a Gullah cuisine event while Dr. Campbell provides context to the community spotlighted in this photographs. All are welcomed to attend this program. -More-
© Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
| Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe – Photographer
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Artist’s Lecture and Closing reception for Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
Room 109 John B. Coleman Library
1:00 pm-2:30 pm Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe is a photographer whose work and career has spanned over two decades exhibiting in such venues as, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian. Her 1982 photographic essay Daufuskie Island received a 2008 Essence Literary Award for Photography. In addition to being celebrated for her photographic work, Mrs. Moutoussamy Ashe is also recognized as the wife of late pro tennis champion Arthur Ashe. Her husband became the center of a Life magazine essay and a subsequent series entitled Daddy and Me. Daddy and Me celebrates her husband’s life and love of their daughter Camera during the last days of his life. On March 4th Mrs. Moutoussamy-Ashe will speak about her ideas and current projects with the campus community. An exhibition closing reception will follow on the 4th floor.. All are welcomed to attend this program. For additional details about the gallery and this calendar please feel free to contact Lauren Kelley at 936-261-1523 or at Ldkelley@pvamu.edu
|| Grant Research and Proposal Writing Workshop
Saturday, February 21, 2009
- Using the library in the grant seeking process
- Identifying relevant grant agencies
- Components of a grant proposal—writing tips
- Foundation grants versus government grants
Sponsored by: PVAMU Northwest Campus and the John B. Coleman Library Instructor: Elizabeth J. Brumfield, MLIS – Distance Services Librarian
|| Prairie View A&M University John B. Coleman Library and the Northwest Campus presents Black History Month Program Theme: “Quest for Black Citizenship”Guest Speaker Willie J. Alexander February 18, 20096:00 p.m.at the Northwest Houston Academic Center
16000 Stuebner Airline Road—Suite #130Former Defensive Back for the Houston Oilers—Current Author & Businessman will discuss his book “Entering the Promised Land”-More-
Class of 2009
scanning a page from a book
| The John B. Coleman Library is pleased to announce that Scanning and Faxing Services are now available for students. Self-service scanning is available in the Reference Department, Room 126-D (formerly a typing and copying room). Faxing service is provided by Library Staff at the Circulation Desk. Both Reference and Circulation are conveniently located on the 1st Floor of the Library. Students may sign-up to scan materials at the Reference Desk, which is to the right when you enter the Library; and inquire about faxing services at the Circulation Desk, which is to the left of the 1st floor corridor. - More -
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