This year has seen the loss of two great illustrators. Earlier this year the kid lit industry suffered the loss of Floyd Cooper. Floyd Cooper explored the African-American experience through the lens of history. Through his work he hoped to recount pieces of history that were either not taught or barely taught. He certainly achieved that with his most recent work - Unspeakable : the Tulsa Race Massacre. He also created affirmative illustrations in books like The Blacker the Berry, a 2009 Coretta Scott King illustrator award winner.
Blog topic: Education
Every year Halloween rolls around and along with it some very misunderstood creatures are labeled as “scary”. As the song goes “Well I'm just a soul whose intentions are good - Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood”.
The past issues of Sandstone & Tile, a regular publication of the Stanford Historical Society (SHS), are now preserved in the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) and available for access and full-text search via Searchworks, Stanford Libraries’ online catalog, and via Spotlight at Stanford exhibits. Readers are able to search the rich content of all the past issues at once using keywords.
Black at Stanford: An Anthology of Black Activism and Community at Stanford, is a new collaborative archive launched by the Black Community Services Center and the Stanford Archives.
You may have noticed that indie bookstores are running a campaign “everybody gets a book”. This is a philosophy the folks at Cubberley Library heartily endorse so I have come up with a few of our recent favorites. You can check out our copy or have fun shopping.
If You Come to Earth is a lovely picture book, so much so that a couple of us in Cubberley had to buy our own copies. Another fabulous picture book is I Am Every Good Thing. The author's previous book, Crown: an Ode to the Fresh Cut was fantastic and his newest title also does not disappoint.
When the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) set out in January 2015 to research the ability of students to judge the credibility of online information, they could never have predicted that their results would be disseminated precisely at a time when the level of public concern over the availability, spread, and impact of misinformation online was sky high.
The University Archives is pleased to announce the publication of a new LibGuide to support research into the history of the Asian and Asian American community at Stanford. This time we enlisted Jessica Cebra, Metadata Management Librarian, who works on metadata projects for content in the Stanford Digital Repository. Read on to learn about Jessica's experience compiling content for the guide!