If you are here during spring break, you will notice that no classes in session can create a more relaxed atmosphere where you have a bit more time and leisure.
The library is open until 5pm this work week. During that time you can:
Professor Santiago Guerra is teaching SW322 Borders and Borderlands. This course offer by the Southwest Studies Department looks at borders and borderlands. Using the U.S.-Mexico Border as a case study, the class "interrogate(s) identity formation, cultural hybridity, exclusion, difference, biculturalism, social control, boundaries and 'boundedness.'"
Yesterday the class presented materials they had worked on during this block on the dataviz wall in Tutt Library. In addition to a video, slides and other materials, visitors were offered opportunities to interact with what they saw by posting notes on displays.
If you would like to explore this topic further, the Tutt Library collection includes books and documentaries on Mexico and fencing. And you can visit the Southwest Studies Research Guide which includes links several helpful databases.
For more student engage, take a look at what students at Brown University enrolled in a 2015 junior seminar called Race and Remembering compiled a digital exhibit, Forgotten Histories of the U.S.-Mexico Border "to illuminate historical and ongoing anti-immigrant and anti-Latinx violences through a focus on the U.S.-Mexico border."
Below is an image from their website.
Jessy Randall, curator of Special Collections, gave a talk for the Homecoming Weekend in the Penrose Room at Tutt Library on October 12th. Her talk was entitled: Cutler, Coburn, and Tutt x 2: The Colorado College Library 1874-Today.
The CC library, like any library, is a growing organism. From a shelf of books in Cutler Hall to our 21st century hybrid building, the library has provided the CC community with space, services, and stuff. Visit Special Collections on the Garden Level to see books from the early days of CC, 2- and 3-dimensional renderings of the libraries, and treasures from the collections.
Following the 30 minute talk was a chance to view photos and memorabilia on display. Members of the audience also shared stories and asked questions.
If you didn't make it to the talk, visit Special Collections during their open hours. And view versions of the College's library:
Watch these videos filmed in and around the library:
Come into Tutt Library Apr.10-13 for a different contest each day! Winners will be entered into a drawing on Friday for special prizes.
In the 21st century, books are still “challenged” in the United States! A challenge is when someone tries to get a book removed – from a school classroom, school library, public library, college curriculum, etc. A ban is where the book is actually removed. The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom tracks frequently challenged books.
Here are just a few of the frequently challenged and banned books which you can check out via Tutt Library:
Tutt Library celebrates African American history at CC! Come check out the new display. We started with CC materials courtesy of Special Collections, and pulled books from the historical American West and education history. Our display case can only hold so many books -- for hundreds more, see the online catalog Tiger.
Thanks to Mimi Wheatwind for the great book display, and thanks to Jessy Randall in Special Collections for the clippings!
The first Pulitzer Prize was given out in 1917; the awards are entering their 100th year. Our current Tutt Library book display features selected Pulitzer winning works. We also have bookmarks with the complete list of Pulitzer prize winners for fiction (categorized as novel up to 1947). Check out some quality literature for the Winter break! Students, don't forget to renew your books via Tiger if the due date is during the break.
November is Native American Heritage month. Mimi Wheatwind has put together a great display of books for the occasion. Come by Tutt Library and check them out!
In addition to many print books, we also have e-books, films on DVD and streaming video, musical scores, CDs and streaming audio, and many databases and journals related to Native American heritage. Ask at the Research Desk for help locating them! Here are just a few:
Indigenous Peoples: North America (database)
A Thousand Voices documentary on Native American women in New Mexico. (DVD) E78.N65 T46 2011
Native American Traditions (CD) Music Library: EthCD-NT1 1
Native American Communities and Climate Change (streaming video)
Music of the Choctaw Nation: for the Native American flute or recorder (musical score) Music Library: M1669.M876 1998 v.1-2
American Indian Music of the Southwest (streaming audio)
UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes(e-book, reference)
Need costume ideas or a creepy thrill? Come on by the library and check out our Halloween display. We have many books on fashion and costume to inspire you. We also have a selection of books from the Oversized and Art sections appropriate to the holiday, from gargoyles to graphic novels.
In the mood for scary short stories? Try this search. And if you're looking for a novel, take a look at these links and request a spooky book or two.