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Lunch-N-Lecture: Banned! Censored! Challenged!: 1984’s Complicated Relationship with Libraries

Lunch-N-Lecture: Banned! Censored! Challenged!: 1984’s Complicated Relationship with Libraries
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Library Orientation Room

Please join Risa Brown, of West Library Reference Department, for a discussion on the complicated relationships libraries have endured with banned and challenged books.  Lunch will be provided for the first 20 students in attendance.  

For more information, email reference@txwes.edu or call 817-531-4802.  

Public reading of the book 1984

Public reading of the book 1984
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:30pm
Location: 
Library Front Steps

The Eunice & James L. West Library will kick off a school wide TXWES Reads! with George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 with a year’s worth of events and activities. 1984 has taken on new relevance in today’s world. The hope is to generate thought provoking discussions outside of the classroom that could impact a new understanding of the world. The library encourages faculty, staff, and students to read and participate in the various events planned this fall.

West Library Sponsors TXWES Reads George Orwell's 1984

The Eunice & James L. West Library will kick off a school wide read of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 with a year’s worth of events and activities.  1984 has taken on new relevance in today’s world. The hope is to generate thought provoking discussions outside of the classroom that could impact a new understanding of the world.  The library encourages faculty, staff and students to read and participate in the various events planned this fall.

First ever digital collection of Mason Johnson now available online

First ever digital collection of Mason Johnson now available online

Mason Johnson’s first contribution to Fort Worth theatre commenced in 1956 with the production of “Brigadoon” at Texas Wesleyan. Sixty-one years later, Johnson is still making an impact on the campus. The first ever digital copy of Mason Johnson’s work, who was known as a prominent pioneer of Fort Worth theatre, is now available online at West Library.In 1959, Johnson founded the Children’s Theatre at Casa Manana. He was its first dean and planned the curriculum of the classes.

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Labor Day Weekend

West Library will be closed Saturday, September 2nd through Monday, September 4th for Labor Day.  The library will reopen with its regular hours on Tuesday, September 5th.

Open Education Resources and How the Library can Help

Open Education Resources (OER) is a movement sweeping the educational system.  This idea of creating, sharing and using free and open teaching resources helps save our students a ton of money on purchasing traditional textbooks.  Universities across the world are getting their feet wet in this new possibility, but it does take a lot of work to re-design a course (not to mention the 4 to 5 courses taught by a professor in just one semester).  Creating and finding new content (instead of using textbooks) will not happen overnight, but we can start taking steps toward that end.

Want to participate in Wesleyan Author Day?

Want to participate in Wesleyan Author Day?

Have you published a book? Are you part of the Texas Wesleyan community?The West Library will have its second annual Wesleyan Local Author Day, featuring works of fiction, poetry or memoir by authors who have a connection to Texas Wesleyan. Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate if they have published with a small, independent press or have self-published. There will also be time for authors to sell their books.Join us on Oct. 12 between 12:15pm and 1:15pm.Last year was the inaugural year for the Texas Wesleyan Local Author Day.

New database added for Business School

The West Library has added a new database for the Business School!  It is called First Research, and it comes from Mergent.  FirstResearch offers hundreds of industry profiles, covering over 1000 industry segments. Many of the profiles include in-depth international industry information, creating a comprehensive suide of data that is continously updated to ensure content is both timely and top of mind.  This database is ready for students and faculty to use.