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Banned Books Week events at Blackwell Library begin next week (9/22-26)! Share your mug shot pics with us using #subbw14

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Banned Books Week events at Blackwell Library begin next week (9/22-26)! Share your mug shot pics with us using #subbw14

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#BannedBooksWeek  #bannedbooks  #Salisbury University 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

#BannedBooksWeek 2014 | Facebook →

Salisbury University faculty, staff, and administration helped us prep for Banned Books Week by posing with their favorite banned book, which we then had made into WANTED posters to help advertise our events at the library, which begin next week (September 22-26).

We just added some of the outtakes from the participants’ photo sessions in addition to the final WANTED posters to our album on Facebook — check ‘em out!

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#BannedBooksWeek  #bannedbooks 
Use Government Documents to Reach the “American Dream”

Monday, September 15, 2014

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Outside of family, money, cars, and houses are what most people want! So do your research on these different areas while getting your education. The average consumer knows that information is the key to success. Use your resources wisely and make the most of your assets. Salisbury University’s Federal Documents located in the library on campus offers many resources to help you conduct the research needed to obtain the American dream. Available resources at the library are pamphlets (facts for consumers), hearings, informational guides, microfiche, electronic resources (see selected bibliography), and professional staff to answer questions…Don’t wait until the last minute when it is within reach now!!!

Many other resources are available both online and in print in the Government Documents department.  See our display located on the first floor of the library in the Government Documents section.

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#govdocs  #American Dream 
Getting “Real” with Government Documents: REAL LIFE ISSUES - Safety

Monday, September 15, 2014

Government information is relevant to many real life situations. One important use is to help us keep up to date with safety facts and issues regarding crime. Maryland State Documents offer a wide variety of information from agencies and departments throughout the state. These state agencies and departments offer reports and statistics on crime, safety techniques, and information for youth. The Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention is local governments’ one stop shop for resources to improve public safety in Maryland. The GOCCP issues annual reports as well as other reports regarding Juveniles, Law Enforcement, DNA Technology, and more.

The mission of the Maryland Department of State Police (MDSP) is to protect and serve the citizens of the State of Maryland from foreign and domestic security threats, fight crime, and promote roadway safety by upholding the laws of the State. The MDSP provides information on new firearm laws, handgun qualification license information, fingerprint information, training information, and new resident reporting requirements. Furthermore, they have issued a Crime in Maryland report and annual report from the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council on Reducing Vehicle Theft. For more information, please visit the Maryland State Police, website.

Maryland Judiciary has supplied some useful information for reaching and keeping our youth safe. They have published a Justice Matters newsletter filled with interesting and helpful information. Take a look at the Maryland Courts website for more information on this department.

Please stop by and check out our State Documents in SU Library.

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#govdocs  #safety  #crime 

Monday, September 15, 2014

We started a #BannedBooksWeek 2014 album on our Facebook account to document the current and upcoming events. Be sure to check it out and stay tuned for more pics!

What is Banned Books Week? You might find this library guide helpful!

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#BannedBooksWeek  #bannedbooks 
Anniversary of SU’s First Gay & Lesbian Literature Studies Class

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15, 1998 marks the beginning of Salisbury University’s first gay and lesbian literature studies class. Dr. Polly Stewart was the creator and energy behind the course and its teacher.

Here are two images of Polly from the Polly Stewart Collection at the Nabb Center. They were taken in 2001. The pictures were part of The Two Millenia, a SU celebration commemorating the 1000 year anniversary of two significant and simultaneous processes in Icelandic history - the conversion of Iceland and the Icelandic discovery of America. 

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#Polly Stewart 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Our mugshot posters for Banned Books Week came in!

Thanks to all faculty, staff, and administrators who helped out and posed with their favorite banned book. Be on the lookout for the posters all around campus. You might recognize someone you know!

Be sure to stop by Blackwell Library Monday through Friday, September 22-26, to take your own mug shot with your favorite banned book

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#bannedbooksweek  #bannedbooks  #Salisbury University 
Check out our ‘Banned Books Week!' Pinterest board for the top 100 banned books taken straight from the American Library Association’s list. Each book has been linked to the record in our WorldCat catalog. Click to find out if the book is still available from SU Libraries, come in and borrow it, and help us celebrate the freedom to read!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Check out our Banned Books Week!' Pinterest board for the top 100 banned books taken straight from the American Library Association’s list. Each book has been linked to the record in our WorldCat catalog. Click to find out if the book is still available from SU Libraries, come in and borrow it, and help us celebrate the freedom to read!

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#let fREADom ring  #bannedbooks  #bannedbooksweek  #Pinterest 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Frequently Challenged Books | Banned & Challenged Books →

Do YOU have have a favorite banned or challenged book?

You might be surprised by how many make the list!

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#bannedbooks  #bannedbooksweek  #let fREADom ring