DML Spring 2018 hours

January 5, 2018 by

Dayton Memorial Library hours for the spring terms begin Tuesday, January 16th.

Monday – Thursday
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Friday
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

The library and university are closed on Friday, March 30th (Good Friday) and Sunday, April 1st (Easter Sunday).

Delayed opening February 20th

February 20, 2018 by

The university has a delayed start due to weather conditions – we will open at 9:00 a.m. Bundle up and drive carefully!

Campaign Clocks of Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933 – 1945

February 14, 2018 by

EXHIBIT : 4th floor, Library, Notarianni Political Collection – last 3 sections of the exhibit case.

One of the interests of presidential campaign memorabilia from past elections is the light they shine on the values and attitudes of their time. On Dec 5, 1933, FDR repealed Prohibition. The clock face shows the bartender with a mechanical arm shaking a drink while the room behind him burns in a fire.

The message is subtle: Prohibition resulted in people drinking secretly in crowded fire-traps. FDR helped the nation by repealing this dangerous amendment. Is this clock face an example of changing times? Would a candidate today depict graphically a picture, or film clip of a horrific disaster on his/her campaign item? It does not seem likely.

The Archives would love to hear from you if you have an opinion on this question. Please email me with your answer.
Elizabeth Cook, Archivist.

DML roofing project begins Feb. 12th

February 8, 2018 by

Due to the hail storm last May, the University has authorized a re-roofing project for the Dayton Memorial Library including the removal of the existing roof and the re-installation of new roofing materials. Beginning on February 12, roofers will start the process that is expected to take about three weeks to complete. It’s possible that weather could delay the project.

There will be sidewalk closures immediately adjacent and directly south of the building, however the building’s rear entrance will remain open during most of the construction process. There may be possible temporary closure of the south entrance; we will post more updates as the project progresses.

Share Your Love of Reading

February 6, 2018 by

Share your love of reading and donate books to the Library’s book drive to benefit Reach Out & Read Colorado.

Drop off new and gently used books for ages 0-18 in the Library and other locations throughout the Northwest Denver campus during the month of February.

Reach Out & Read Colorado provides donated books to community medical clinics, so they can be given to children during visits encouraging literacy as a component of overall wellness.

Fotos de Habana Vieja – exhibit of photographs by Tony Ortega

January 29, 2018 by

For the month of February, Dayton Memorial Library presents “Fotos de Habana Vieja” by Anthony Ortega, associate professor, Fine and Performing Arts, Regis College. The exhibit can be viewed in the Doyle and Margaret Hartman Gallery and the Fireplace Lounge from February 1 through February 28, 2018.

Ortega offers the following artist statement about the exhibit:
Historically, artists have responded to social concerns with artwork that depicts culture, traditions, social injustice, human rights, environmental degradation and political power. My goal as an artist is to create artwork that is personal and which expresses a sense of social responsibility.

I created these photographs with digital technology by using three IPAD apps: Vivid HDR to capture the images, Snapseed to process the photos, and Vintage Scene to stylize the images. In my creative process, distortion and exaggeration are used for emotional effect.

I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit many places in Latin America. In May of 2017, my wife and I traveled to Havana. It was an amazing and insightful experience. Since my return, I have had flashbacks of people’s faces, of places we visited and of the moving stories we heard. Based in Old Havana, we visited local art and cultural centers as well as museums, venues in which we became immersed in the beautiful Cuban culture.

Francisco, our airbnb host, has lived in Habana Vieja for many years and is very knowledgeable about the local area. He is street smart and seems to know everyone. He gave us good advice and helped us navigate and understand the city and its culture. We observed Francisco and noted his relationships with friends and others, relationships that appeared to be a microcosm of the people of Cuba who have survived the US embargo. This embargo has significantly affected everybody in Cuba.

The Cuban people help each other with their street smarts, the exchange of services and knowledge as well as mutual financial support. We admire these amazing people and their remorsefulness in the challenge to endure and survive. We wish them the best and hope one day to return to Havana and see them again!!! I am in solidarity with the people of Cuba.

EBSCOhost search results not displaying

January 21, 2018 by

This issue resolved Sunday evening.
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Archives closed Jan. 16th

January 12, 2018 by

The Archives and Special Collections department will be closed on Tuesday, January 16th. The department will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on January 17th.

DML showcased in recent academic library magazines

January 11, 2018 by

The Dayton Memorial Library is on the cover of the current issue of Choice magazine. Choice is a monthly publication for academic libraries, providing reviews and alerts to upcoming publications. (Photo credit: Dave Devine)

The December 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) features Libros y Libertad, art commissioned in 2008 for the Dayton Memorial Library. Created by Tony Ortega, associate professor, Fine and Performing Arts, Libros y Libertad is about place, with the Dayton Memorial Library at the center and two students reading, one male, one female, representing diversity and the student population. Another group of students is walking to class. The painting hangs behind the Research Help Desk.

Both covers are nicely timed in advance of the upcoming American Library Association midwinter meeting in Denver during February 2018.

“The Newest Americans Prom” photo exhibit in the Library

January 5, 2018 by

John Abramson photography show on exhibit January 5 – 30, 2018.

The teenagers in these photographs are all refugees; their families fled their home countries by no fault of their own. Families escaped civil disorder, violence and conflict. Some left their countries crossing unmarked borders by foot, day and night. Most of the youth featured in this exhibit spent their childhood in refugee camps in Kenya or Rwanda. After years of uncertainty, these teenagers arrived with their families in a strange land with a new language and culture, starting over in the United States from scratch.

Prom is an American coming-of-age ritual where teens get dressed up, usually have dates and celebrate in high school gyms. They dance to the latest pop music and have fun. Three years ago, a group of ACC’s International CITY teens decided to host their own prom. These teenagers came from countries with their own traditions, music and dances. Pairing as dates is often not part of their cultures, however, getting dressed up, looking their best, being with friends, dancing to their favorite music, meeting new people and having fun are common to all cultures.

“The Newest Americans Prom” will be on exhibit in the Fireplace Lounge in Dayton Memorial Library now through Jan. 30.