Saint Louis University Library News

Curator’s Talk for “With Quill and Knife” — An Exhibition of Medieval Manuscripts for Study and Learning

A Curator’s Talk with Kyle Lincoln, Department of History, for the Exhibit “With Quill and Knife: Manuscripts for Study and Learning”

Vatican Film Library
Pius XII Memorial Library, Rm 105
19 November 2014, 3:30 p.m.

The curator’s talk will be followed by a reception. The exhibition will be on display Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, through 30 Jan 2015 in the Vatican Film Library of Pius XII Memorial Library. More information at “Special Collections Currents,” the SLU Libraries Special Collections blog.

Life.Arc: A Live Talk Show on Trending Views

Life.Arc: A Live Talk Show on Trending Views

 Caregivers; Answers for the 21st Century

 Thursday, September  25, 2014, 12-1:30PM

 Pius XII Library, Level 2 Gallery

Pius XII Memorial Library and the Department of Family & Community Medicine are excited to introduce a free-of-charge public informational series.

Life.Arc will include monthly talks on a variety of topics including: caregiving, health care barriers, aging, long-term care, difficult conversations, mental health, and much more.

SLU faculty and local service providers are invited to speak and be in attendance as a resource and liaison to the public.

Our first topic, Caregivers, Answers for the 21st Century

With Guests:

Susan Tebb, SLU Social Work,
Valuable lessons of caregiving

Nora Shields-Cutler, St. Louis Area Agency on Aging,
Chronic & medication care

Jan Hanneke, Memory Care Home Solutions
Discusses self care tips for the caregiver

Jacqueline O’Quinn,  FirstLight Home Care
Highlights key points on what to ask before selecting a non-medical in-home care provider.

Additional Resources provided by:Linda Goggio, St. Andrews & Bethesda Partners in Home Health; Lois Brady, Senior Services Plus; and Teddy Garagiola, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

Complimentary Parking available in the  Laclede Parking Garage.
The facility is handicap accessible.

Jeanette Winterson to Receive St. Louis Literary Award

British author Jeanette Winterson has been named the recipient of the 2014 Saint Louis Literary Award. Sponsored by the Saint Louis University Library Associates, the award recognizes a living writer with a substantial body of work available in English that has enriched our literary heritage by deepening our insight into the human condition and by expanding the scope of our compassion.

 

41st Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

The Vatican Film Library invites you to attend the 41st Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies this coming 17-18 October 2014. This annual two-day conference regularly features a wide array of topics in medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies — e.g., paleography, codicology, illumination, book production, texts and transmission, library history, and more. More information can be found here and on our blog, Special Collections Currents.

Exhibit Opening — Eloquentia Perfecta: Persuasion and Performance in Jesuit Schools

Special Collections announces the opening of Eloquentia Perfecta: Persuasion and Performance in Jesuit Schools – an exhibition of rare books co-curated by Paul Lynch, Associate Professor of English, and Jennifer Lowe, Rare Books Librarian. An opening reception featuring a curator’s talk by Dr. Lynch entitled, “Perfect Eloquence: Reclaiming the Jesuit Tradition for the 21st Century,” will be held in the Pius XII Memorial Library second floor gallery on Friday, September 5, at 3:00 p.m. The rare books will be on display one floor above, in the Archives and Rare Books Reading Room (Pius 307).

More information on our blog, Special Collections Currents.

A New Blog Series: “Students in the Stacks”

Introducing “Students in the Stacks”—a new series of student blog posts from Special Collections highlighting finds by students working in the collections. First up: “The Spanish Language in Transition” by Claire Peterson, freshman double-major in Spanish and English and student assistant in Rare Books.

Curators Talk: “The Rule of Law” — An Exhibition of Medieval Legal Manuscripts

The Vatican Film Library announces a Curators Talk with Daniel Webb, Department of History doctoral candidate, for the exhibit “The Rule of Law” — An Exhibition of Medieval Legal Manuscripts.

Vatican Film Library
Pius XII Memorial Library, Room 105
29 April 2014, 4:00 p.m.

The curators talk will be followed by a reception. The exhibition will be on display Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, through 31 July 2014 in the Vatican Film Library of Pius XII Memorial Library . More information at “Special Collections Currents,” the University Libraries Special Collections blog .

New Issue of Manuscripta — Vol. 57, no.2 (2013)

The Vatican Film Library  announces the recent publication of the latest issue of its biannual journal on medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies, “Manuscripta: A Journal for Manuscript Research.” More information at “Special Collections Currents,” the SLU Libraries Special Collections blog.

“The Rule of Law: Righting Wrongs and Writing Rights in Medieval Europe” — A New Exhibition in the Vatican Film Library

The Vatican Film Library of the Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections  announces its current exhibition of medieval manuscripts, The Rule of Law: Righting Wrongs and Writing Rights in Medieval Europe, on display Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, running 12 February 2014–1 August 2014 in the Vatican Film Library (Rm. 105) of Pius XII Memorial Library. More details at “Special Collections Currents,” the SLU Libraries Special Collections blog.

Jesuits and Baseball: 19th-Century SLU Prefect Diaries Online

Prefect Diaries for the years 1851 to 1894 from the Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections are now available online. More details at “Special Collections Currents,” the SLU Libraries Special Collections blog.

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