Library Stories

Features about Ginn Library and how we work with Fletcher. 

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This May, we're celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month in collaboration with the Fletcher Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Initially celebrated for a week to coincide with the arrival of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, the month acknowledges the struggles, successes, and contributions of Asian Americans -Pacific Islanders to the fabric of American Society.

April is Arab American Heritage Month and Ginn staff are celebrating by putting together some resources to help you explore literature, film, and poetry created by Arab Americans.

Follow @GinnLibrary on Instagram and let us know what you are reading, listening to, and watching to celebrate Arab American Heritage Month.  

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, we would like to acknowledge that as a space for teaching, learning, research and study, Ginn Library is located on colonized Wôpanâak (Wampanoag), Pawtucket and Massachusett Tribe traditional territory. We pay respect to the ancestral bloodline of these tribes and their descendants who still inhabit historical tribe territories to this day.

How can positivity and optimism be wielded as tools for change? The 7th annual Conference on Gender and International Affairs endeavors to answer that question as it continues the tradition of advocating for the integration of gender and intersectional analysis throughout our studies and work.

Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana or National Hispanic Heritage Month, is celebrated September 15 through October 15 to coincide with the independence of several Latin American countries.  This year's theme, "Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope" invites us  to consider a better future by holding onto our resilience and hope.

A conversation between Roxani Krystalli and Dipali Anumol

In honor of Women’s History Month in the United States, we come together to acknowledge the work of feminism that transcends International Women’s Day or a single commemorative month. Dr. Roxani Krystalli and Dipali Anumol discuss how feminist questions have shaped their research and teaching at Fletcher and beyond. 

We can’t let Women’s History Month go by without acknowledging and celebrating our amazing female faculty at Fletcher and their research and accomplishments. Explore publications authored by Fletcher women faculty in our collection on topics ranging from cybersecurity to human rights, climate to economics and everything in between.

As the United States celebrates Black History Month this February, the Tufts Libraries have curated a collection of books, films, and media by Black artists that can be enjoyed year-round. Explore these recommended resources and personal favorites from Ginn Library staff. 

Ginn Library is accepting submissions from the Fletcher community for the Perspectives Gallery. We welcome both photography and digitized two-dimensional works on paper such as illustrations, watercolor, pen and ink drawings, gouache, woodblock prints, etchings, etc.  Please send in photos/art from your travels while at Fletcher, whether these occur during any of the academic breaks or during the school year.

The Glass Room, an exhibition about data and privacy, is now on display at Tisch Library in the stairwell from the main floor (Level 2) to Level 3 through March 13, 2020.

 

 

This summer while preparing for the arrival of new carpet, library staff discovered a handful of interesting items stashed throughout the library office space

Bridging Differences, an all-campus Tufts initiative, encourages learning about the political, social, and cultural issues that divide our society.

Its goal is to improve understanding and engagement across divergent perspectives at Tufts, through effective communication and programming. 

Each semester during the academic year, Ginn Library invites Fletcher students to showcase their works of photography in the Perspectives Gallery, just inside the entrance of the library. 

Checked out a book at Ginn? Then you’ve probably met some of our student workers. In addition to its regular staff members, Ginn’s customer service team includes 33 work-study students—graduate and undergraduate; from Fletcher, the School of Arts & Sciences, and the School of Engineering.

Ginn received a generous donation of turn-of-the-century maps for researchers and cartophiles. These maps are available to the Fletcher community for viewing. 

Each summer the library highlights a selection of reseach posters completed by Fletcher School students enrolled geographic information systems (GIS) courses taught during the spring semester.   

How do whales communicate and what do they sound like?  Kids learned about what makes Antarctica special while snacking on perky penguins and making flags, at Ginn’s family-friendly event to celebrate the Antarctica Treaty’s 57th anniversary.

Ginn Library is proud to display the Dean's impressive collection of books; many have been written by our esteemed Fletcher faculty.