The Library will be closed Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015. Have a safe holiday!
Congratulations to Dr. Irvin D.S. Winsboro, our 27th honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored or edited by FGCU faculty and staff. Dr. Winsboro’s book, Florida’s Freedom Struggle: The Black Experience from Colonial Time to the New Millennium, will be featured on the Library website during the month of September and displayed on a poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area.
Dr. Irvin D.S. Winsboro is a Professor of U.S. History and author of several books and book chapters as well as numerous peer-reviewed professional publications. His research and scholarship is primarily focused on African-American history and the history of Florida and Southwest Florida. He is a former recipient of the FGCU Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award and has also been honored by the Florida Historical Society and Florida Heritage Book Festival for his books and articles on Florida history. The book featured here in the library, Florida’s Freedom Struggle: The Black Experience from Colonial Time to the New Millennium, won the Florida Historical Society’s Stetson Kennedy Book Award in 2011.
Each month a recent book authored by FGCU staff or faculty is selected and placed on display with an accompanying poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area. The author and book are also featured on the Library’s website, news blog, and Facebook page. FGCU faculty and staff are encouraged to notify the relevant subject specialist librarian if they publish a book.
Україна: Ukraine – The Maniichuk-Brady Collection of Socialist Realist Art
FGCU Archives, Special Collections, & Digital Initiatives is proud to present Україна: Ukraine – The Maniichuk-Brady Collection of Socialist Realist Art, an assortment of realist and socialist realist art by Ukrainian artists from the 1950s through the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Once the Ukraine declared itself an independent state, much of the art created during that period were destroyed, cast off as undesirable relics of recent history. The paintings in this collection were saved over a period of time by Ukrainian-American Jurii Maniichuk. The majority of these works are now on display at the Ukrainian Institute of America located in New York City, but the FGCU Library is fortunate enough to have a portion of the collection on loan. FGCU Archives, Special Collections, & Digital Initiatives would like to thank Rose Brady, owner and administrator of the Maniichuk-Brady Collection, for the opportunity to present this historically significant collection to the public.
Україна: Ukraine – The Maniichuk-Brady Collection of Socialist Realist Art will officially open August 28th and close December 3rd.
The FGCU Archives are located on the third floor of the Library in room 322. Viewing hours are 9 am – 5 pm.
Please come and visit this special collection!
Coming and going at #ClubLib has gotten a little easier. We have reopened the West entrance and celebrated with a ribbon cutting yesterday!
Pictured (from left to right) Barbara Stites, Evelyn Fedor, Sandra Wilk, Nina Schiffer, Priscilla Galambanos, Evita Leter, and Peggy Glatthaar.
Picture courtesy of James Greco from FGCU Marketing and Communications Department.
Our amazing staff and faculty were able to provide some helping hands on move-in day on Saturday. Hopefully you met some of them. Pictured (left to right) Chris Boyd, Gaby Whiteman, Kathy Miller, Barbara Stites, Chuck Bryan, Kaleena Rivera, and Heather Snapp. Not pictured Anna Carlin.
And remember, keep calm and ask a librarian!