Banned Books Week: Graphic Novels Spotlight

Banned Books Week: Graphic Novels Spotlight

If you have visited either campus library, you can tell how much we enjoy graphic novels at the Tyler libraries.  In addition to the frequently banned/challenged books that we have on display, you should also visit our graphic novel display to see what else we can celebrate during Banned Books Week!  If you can't make it by the library to see what we have to offer, the following list highlights some of the most frequently challenged or banned graphic works and this history of their bans and challenges: Pride of Baghdad by Brian K.…continue reading →
Banned Books Week at the Midlothian Library

Banned Books Week at the Midlothian Library

We want to start our Banned Books Week celebrations by getting you to visit your Tyler libraries!  Yes, come to the physical space of the library and browse our Banned Books display at the Midlothian campus to see what titles we have to offer.   This year's Banned Books Week is centered around celebrating the titles that encourage and promote diversity through their content. The books that Midlothian has on display highlight some of the most frequently banned or challenged books with diverse content according the the records held by the American Library…continue reading →
Banned Books Week has Begun!

Banned Books Week has Begun!

Welcome to the Tyler libraries celebration of Banned Books Week 2016!  This week, the Library Space blog will feature posts highlighting the importance of initiatives like Banned Books Weeks and fighting censorship in our public libraries, school, and institutions! To start the week, let's talk a little about the background of Banned Books Week. It started over 30 years ago with Judith Krug, a first amendment and library activist. Ms. Krug contacted the American Library Association's committee on Intellectual Freedom about the banning of books in public institutions.  Shortly after contacting ALA, Banned…continue reading →
In Case You Missed It!  Kehinde Wiley

In Case You Missed It! Kehinde Wiley

Over the summer, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibited the work of world-renowned artist, Kehinde Wiley.  The New Republic exhibit ended on September 5th, but you still have the opportunity to view his work at the Midlothian campus library!  If you can't visit in person, take a look at his work here: Kehinde Wiley Studio Artsy.net- Kehinde Wiley From the VMFA site: Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic presents a stunning retrospective of this artist’s prolific career through nearly 60 paintings and sculptures. Kehinde Wiley’s work raises intriguing questions about race, gender, and the politics of…continue reading →
MLA 8 updates

MLA 8 updates

The Modern Language Association published a new edition of the style manual known commonly as the MLA Handbook. To help students with the new approach and formatting style of citations in MLA 8th edition, the Tyler libraries have developed a new page on the Citations and Formatting research guide.  This guide highlights the basic components of MLA 8 citations and how to properly format various types of citations.  More specifically, the MLA 8 page will demonstrate citations for, Books Articles (both online and print) Films/Visual Recording Audio Recordings Websites Newspapers Magazines To access…continue reading →