Du Bois Library gears up for chancellor's inaugural
n honor of Chancellor John V. Lombardi's inauguration,
the Du Bois Library is presenting activities during the day, Thursday,
Feb. 6, and throughout the month. All events and exhibits are free
and open to the public.
around the theme, "The Library in the Digital Age," Feb.
6 activities include an information table on the lower concourse
of the Lincoln Campus Center between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; an open
house demonstrating digital services and resources, 11 a.m.-
1 p.m., on the main floor of the Du Bois Library in and near the
Calipari Room; and demonstrations, exhibits or tours on the main
and entrance floors and in Special Collections and Archives on the
25th floor between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
exhibits will be offered during the month.
Amherst Chancellors and Their Research: From Tippo to Lombardi,
1970-2003" will be shown on the main floor, beginning Feb.
3 and running the rest of the month. The exhibit features examples
of the chancellors' books, articles, photographs, and academic regalia,
including a hood and original drawings of the mace.
Got Cookin'? Recent Additions to the Regional Community Cookbook
Collection" showcases new members of the Library's collection
of recipe books produced by church groups, school groups, women's
clubs, and other community organizations. The books tell a great
deal about the lives of the people who contribute the recipes, according
to Emily Silverman, communications specialist.
our effort to document the social history of the region, the Library
collects community cookbooks from Western Massachusetts for researchers
to use as primary sources," she said. "There are now nearly
400 items representing Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden,
and Worcester counties in the cookbook collection."
more information, see http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/ckbk.html.
The display is in Special Collections and Archives on the 25th floor
through Feb. 18.
longer presentation is "The Souls of Black Folk: A Centennial
Exhibit," scheduled to run between Feb. 19 and May 9. Also
located in Special Collections and Archives, this display will feature
original manuscript materials as well as photographs and correspondence
from the W.E.B. Du Bois Papers held in the Library and is put together
to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1903 publication of the
Souls of Black Folk written by W. E. B. Du Bois.
The fourth exhibit, which will show on the entrance floor Feb. 3-28,
is "Berkshire Country Day School Students Honor Du Bois in
Art." Student artwork of W.E.B. Du Bois will be displayed adjacent
to the permanent exhibit of items found at the Du Bois homestead.