We have some great events coming up for Hispanic Heritage Month this Fall, including a trio of speaking events and two exhibits related to historic US-Mexico labor and immigration issues and the current unaccompanied minors crisis. The Library has created a list of resources to help you learn more about issues that will be chronicled and discussed as part of these events:
Border Studies Photo & Map Exhibit, Produced by Texas Humanities. Now on display in the UniversityLibrary Atrium
Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 Poster Exhibit, Produced by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and organized by the National Museum of American History in partnership with SITES, with support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Now on display in the UniversityLibrary Atrium
Law Prof. Marc-Tizoc Gonzalez: Who were the Braceros? What was Operation: Wetback? How Mid-Twentieth-Century Immigration and Labor Law and Policy Shape Today’s Child Refugee Crisis. September 16, 2014, 11 am, University Library Atrium
Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program Film Screening and Discussion with Law Prof. Lauren Gilbert. September 24, 2014, 11am, University Library Atrium
Children Crossing: A Panel Discussion on the Child Refugee Crisis. September 29, 2014, 11 am, Convocation Hall
On the Library’s catalog on WorldCat, we created a list of Hispanic Heritage Month items in the Library’s collection. Many of those resources are listed below, along with several others resources freely available on the Web. We also have a book display in the University Library Atrium with many of the titles below. Resources are arranged by subject.
Films on Demand. St. Thomas University Library A-Z e-Resources. Several films can be found by running a title search for the keywords Mexican border.
Fregoso, Rosa Linda. MeXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands. University of California Press, 2003. Available from EBSCOhost eBook Collection.
Hernández, Kelly Lytle. Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol. University of California Press, 2010.
Olivas, Michael A., ed. In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican-American Intellectuals. Arte Público Press, 2012.
Rosales, F. Arturo. Chicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement. Arte Público Press, 1997.
Martínez, Elizabeth “Betita.” 500 Years of Chicana Women’s History | Años de la Mujer Chicana bilingual ed. Rutgers UP, 2010.
McWilliams, Carey. North from Mexico: The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States. Greenwood, 1990.
Tywoniak, Frances Esquibel, and Mario T. Garcia. Migrant Daughter: Coming of Age as a Mexican-American Woman. University of California Press, 2000. Available from EBSCOhost eBook Collection.
The Bracero Program
Calavita, Kitty. Inside the State: The Bracero Program, Immigration, and the I.N.S. Routledge, 2010.
Center for History and New Media. Bracero History Archive. 2014. Available at http://braceroarchive.org/about. Note that this online archive was developed to accompany the Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program poster exhibit currently on display in the University Library Atrium.
Cohen, Debra. Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico. University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
Galarza, Ernesto. Merchants of Labor: The Mexican Bracero Story. Rosicrucian Press, 1964.
Chávez, César, Richard J. Jensen, and John C. Hammerback. The Words of César Chávez. Texas A & M UP, 2002. Available from EBSCOhost eBook Collection.
Luna, Diego, Lawrence Meli, and Keir Pearson. César Chávez. Lions Gate Films, 2014. DVD.
Works Progress Administration. Migrant Workers Harvest Vegetables ca. 1960s (Parts 1 and 2). Available on Films on Demand.
Bacon, David. Communities without Borders: Images and Voices from the World of Migration. Cornell UP, 2006.
Bender, Steven W. Run for the Border: Vice and Virtue in U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings. New York UP, 2012.
Films on Demand. St. Thomas University Library A-Z e-Resources. Several films can be found by running a title or segment search for the keyword immigration.
Gilbert, Lauren. “Deportation Cases and Legislation.” Encyclopedia of Latinos & Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law & Social Movements (February 17, 2012). Available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2007306
Kandel, William A., Andorra Bruno, Peter J. Meyer, Clare Ribando Seelke, Maureen Taft-Morales, and Ruth Ellen Wasem. Unaccompanied Alien Children: Potential Factors Contributing to Recent Immigration. Congressional Research Service (July 3, 2014). Available at http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43628.pdf
National Immigration Forum. August Policy Update (August 25, 2014). Available at http://immigrationforum.org/blog/display/http-immigrationforum.org-images-uploads-2014-Policy_Update_August.pdf
National Immigration Law Center. “Groups Sue U.S. Government Over Life-Threatening Deportation Process Used Against Mothers and Children Escaping Extreme Violence in Central America” [Press release] (August 22, 2014). Available at http://www.nilc.org/nr082214.html
White House Office of the Press Secretary. Presidential Memorandum — FY 2015 Refugee Admissions (September 15, 2014). Available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/30/presidential-memorandum-fy-2015-refugee-admissions
Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum Protection
Anker, Deborah, Lauren Gilbert, and Nancy Kelly. “Women Whose Governments are Unable or Unwilling to Provide Reasonable Protection from Domestic Violence May Qualify as Refugees Under United States Asylum Law.” Georgetown Immigration Law Review 11, no. 709 (1997). Available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1446937
Greetings to all faculty members returning for the Fall 2014 semester! There have been a few changes at the Library over the summer that we would like to tell you about, and we would like to remind you of services that the Library offers to support the great work that you do.
New Library Liaison Assignments
Isabel Ezquerra, Library Liaison for the School of Science, Technology, & Engineering Management, firstname.lastname@example.org, 305-628-6672
Isabel Medina, Library Liaison for the School of Leadership Studies, email@example.com, 305-628-6769
Jonathan Roach, Library Liaison for the School of Theology & Ministry and for Ph.D. in Practical Theology, firstname.lastname@example.org, 305-628-6627
Nina Rose*, Library Liaison for the School of Business, email@example.com, 305-628-6665
Larry Treadwell, Library Liaison for Biscayne College and for Doctorate of Education Leadership, firstname.lastname@example.org, 305-474-6860
Elliot Williams, Library Liaison for Departments of English, Humanities, History, Philosophy, and Global Studies, email@example.com, 305-474-6863
*Nina Rose is our new Outreach Librarian.
New eBook Portal
We have added a new ebook platform to our collection, 3M Cloud Library, for ebooks in the popular reading category. 3M eAudiobooks are coming in October. Our collection now includes more than 200,000 ebooks, available from the following vendors:
EBSCOhost E-Book Collection (Academic Content)
E-Book Library by EBL (Academic Content)
3M Cloud Library (Popular Content)
ATLA E-Books Series 1 and 2 (Religion Content)
Slavery and Anti-Slavery Archive (Historic Content)
Latin American and Caribbean Portal (Academic Content)
Tourism E-Book by Ovid (Tourism Content)
eBooks from all of these vendors are catalogued in the Library’s WorldCat catalog. If you have a few moments before the semesters kicks in to high gear, go ahead and get the 3M app and BlueFire (or other reader apps) uploaded to your mobile devices, download Adobe Digital Editions, create an Adobe ID for your devices, and test drive a 3M and EBL ebook to make sure you have it all up and running. Instructions and helpful links are available here on the library website. Come see Nina Rose at the reference desk weekdays from 9 a.m. -10 a.m. for Advice For Your Device, and I’ll be happy to troubleshoot for you.
Faculty Support Services
The library would like to remind you of some faculty support services that we offer to help you plan for the coming semester:
Collection development supporting your school’s curriculum and faculty research needs. Contact your liaison to order resources, or place your order online using this form
Library instructional sessions keyed to assignments to give student research skills a boost. Contact Larry Treadwell (contact info above) to schedule a session
Reference services 7 days per week, in person and via chat and e-mail
Faculty reserves. Visit the Circulation Desk to complete a Faculty Reserves Form
Promotion of faculty publications
Also, for faculty teaching online courses, the Library has developed a Guide for Teaching Online Classes of University Library Support Services and Collections.
Follow Us on Social Media
Plans for some great events and series are in the works. Please follow us on social media to stay informed about upcoming events and new library resources and services:
March is International Women’s Month and the STU library is celebrating women’s experience around the world with a series of guest speakers, events, and a display of books and films by and about women.
We currently have two events scheduled (and more to come!).
Join us on Thurs. March 17 at 1:00 pm for “Catholic Womanhood in Spain” a lecture by guest speakerDr. Aurora Morcillo (Associate Professor of History and Women’s Studies, FIU). Dr. Morcillo will discuss the experience of Catholic women during Franco’s regime, and her recent works:
TrueCatholic Womanhood: Gender Ideology in Franco’s Spain (2008)
The Seduction of Modern Spain: The Female Body and the Francoist Body Politic (2010)
And join us on Tuesday, March 22 at 11:00 am for a guest lecture by Dr. Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado(Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, UM). Dr. Gonzalez Maldonado will discuss her research on women’s religious experience and her latest work:
Shopping: Christian Explorations of Daily Living (2010).