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What is your name and work title? Linder Schlang, Reference Technician What do you do in the library? I work at the Information Center Reference Desk helping students, faculty, staff and community members. I help them learn how to navigate our electronic and print resources so they may effectively do their research. When not staffing [...]
Autopsy: The Scientific Investigation of Death This presentation will discuss the role of autopsy in contributing to the understanding of how a person died, either in a hospital context, when the death is due to natural disease, or in the forensic context, when a death is unexpected or the result of trauma. The benefits of [...]
The Medieval Community of Death What role does the art and literature of death and dying play in mediating our understanding of this signal event in human life? How do we balance our recognition of our inevitable demise with our desire for a death experience that realizes our individuality fully? This lecture and discussion will [...]
Obituary Workshop (Register) Will you be responsible for writing an obituary for a family member? Do you want to have the last word? Receive tips and advice on how to write a thoughtful sendoff for yourself or someone else. Registration limited. Monday, October 14, 6-7 pm, Mansfield Library, Student Learning Center, Room 283 Wednesday, October [...]
Name and work title: Chris Vance, Assistant Manager/Media Specialist. What do you do in the library? I assist users in Circulation, Interlibrary Loan and Paw Print and maintain our varied and exciting collections of media. What are you watching/reading/listening to right now? I’ve just begun a survey of literature about the experiences of pioneer women, [...]
Screening of the documentary: A Family Undertaking. A Family Undertaking explores the growing home funeral movement by following several families in their most intimate moments as they reclaim the end of life, forgoing a typical mortuary funeral to care for their loved ones at home. Far from being a radical innovation, keeping funeral rites in [...]
Xibalba: the Mayan Underworld Learn about the Mayan underworld ruled by the twelve lords of Xibalba. Lecturer: Rafael Chacon. Friday, October 4, 5:30 pm., Mansfield Library, East Faculty Office Area, Main Level Monday Oct. 7, 7-8 pm, Missoula Public Library
Think it can’t happen here? Even in Montana, books are routinely challenged. The Montana Library Association has put together a list of book challenges in the state. As recently as 2012, Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian was challenged in a Montana school district.
Professor Samantha Hines talks in today’s Banned Books Week Video about her favorite banned book, Where the Sidewalk Ends. Did you know that this is just one of a host of beloved children’s books banned across the United States? Check out this link to see what other classics have made the list. Is your favorite [...]
Professor Annie Belcourt talks about John Green’s Book “Looking for Alaska” in today’s Banned Book Week Video. Did you know that in 2009 Green took to his webpage to defend the same book against charges that it was ‘pornographic’? Check out his own defense of the book!