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Friends of the Libraries Events and Exhibits

Upcoming and past events and exhibits sponsored by the Friends of the Lehigh Libraries.

Upcoming Events: 2017-2018

The Friends events for the 2017-2018 academic year will be posted here at the start of the fall semester. Please check back then to see the exciting events we have planned.

Past Events

2016-2017 Friends Events

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Featured speaker: Rebecca Traister, author of All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation and Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women (Simon and Schuster), New York Magazine writer and frequent television and NPR news commentator. Whitaker Laboratory, Room 303, 4pm. For photos of the event, please see our Flickr album.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Stephen Buonopane, Bucknell University, spoke at 4:10 PM in the Scheler Humanities Forum (Linderman 200) in a program celebrating the completion of a CLIR “Hidden Collections” civil engineering archives grant project by the Libraries’ Special Collections. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Featured Co-Sponsored Speaker, Nikki Giovanni, poet
Giovanni program for guest students Bethlehem Area School District, Linderman Library.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Annabella Pitkin, Assistant Professor of Buddhism/East Asian Religions, Department of Religion Studies, “Grief, Love and Memory in Modern Tibetan Buddhism”

2015-2016 Friends Events

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Featured Speaker: Michael F. Suarez, S.J., “What the Digital Delivers – and Why the Book Still Matters.”
In this illustrated lecture, Michael F. Suarez, S.J., Director of Rare Book School and Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online discussed the information ecosystems of the C21 library.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Prof. William Bulman, History and Global Studies,  “Digitizing Democracy: A Quantitative Perspective on the Legislative Archive and the Rise of Majority Rule.”  Prof. Bulman was the recipient of the first Lehigh University Center for Teaching & Learning Digital Faculty Fellowship grant, sponsored in part by the Friends.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Heather Joseph, Director SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
Campus visit, meetings with faculty and students on open access publishing.
Public talk:  “Open Access, Bit by Bit: Why Scholarly Publication Must Change”

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 
Co-sponsorship, Dennis Lehane, Guest Artist. 
Also co-sponsor for community reading and panel discussion on Lehane at the Bethlehem Area Public Library (March 21, 2016)

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Sonnet SLAM! For National Poetry Month
Honoring the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare
Special exhibition of Linderman’s Shakespeare folios

2014-2015 Friends Events

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Annie Johnson, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, “Profiting from Learning: Selling Reference Books in
Nineteenth-Century America.” How Noah Webster and the Merriam brothers turned dictionaries into *best sellers*.

Monday, October 27, 2014
Featured visit: Book Traces @ Lehigh
Andrew Stauffer, University of Virginia. 
Linderman search for books with inscriptions, drawings, bookplates and other marks of use to add to the Book Traces website. 
Public lecture: Digitization and the Nineteenth-Century Book: Traces in the Stacks

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Lara Langer Cohen, Swarthmore College, “The Depths of Astonishment: Nineteenth-Century Underground Literature.”  Examination of “city mysteries.”

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Featured Co-Sponsored Speaker: Michelle Alexander, acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate and legal scholar, best-selling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Prof. Justin Jaworski, “Understanding the Silent Flight of Owls”
Aerodynamics and Audubon.