A Woman Is No Man, A Novel by Etaf Rum

Palestine, 1990, Seventeen-year-old Isra prefers reading books to entertaining the suitors her father has chosen for her. Over the course of a week, the naïve and dreamy girl finds herself quickly betrothed and married, and is soon living in Brooklyn. 
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Call for Entries! Edible Books Festival 2019, April 1, Gallery Rm/Reading Rms, Collins Library

This year, the Collins Memorial Library participates in the INTERNATIONAL EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL. There are few restrictions in creating an edible book--namely that it's made of food and is inspired by a book. Past entries included such delicious titles as: Life of Pi(e), The Black Scallion (The Black Stallion), and The Wizard of Paws (The Wizard of Oz). 
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Show Hours: 12pm - 8pm
Entry Drop-Off: 8am - 11am

Call for entries! Enter the Book Collecting Contest 2019 by 5:00pm, March 29, 2019

Win $500 to a single collector, $250 for best essay, or $250 for the Collins Choice Award! Open to full-time Puget Sound students, this contest aims to encourage them to read for enjoyment and to develop personal libraries throughout their lives, to appreciate the special qualities of printed or illustrated works, and to read, research and preserve the collected works for pleasure and scholarship.  READ MORE...

Beta Theta Pi Exhibit, Saturday, March 30, 2019, Gallery Room, Collins Library

Beta Theta Pi-Delta Epsilon Chapter is going to have an alumni and campus event at the University of Puget Sound, to celebrate its 1000th member and 53rd anniversary.  READ MORE...

From the Archives & Special Collections: Outreach on Campus

Access to materials is one of the core functions of all archives. Part of the way that we provide access to and knowledge about our materials is through outreach in the form of classes, events, exhibits, and presentations. These interactions help members of the community understand how our legacy informs our future and draw connections between the past and the present.  READ MORE...

Collins Memorial Library Prepares to Meet the Needs of Student-Prisoners in FEPPS Program

Freedom Education Project Puget Sound (FEPPS) is a Civic Scholarship Initiative of the University of Puget Sound, an organization that offers undergraduate courses to prisoners Washington Corrections Center For Women (WCCW) in Gig Harbor. In cooperation with Tacoma Community College, the students can earn an Associate’s degree. READ MORE...

Celebrate Women's History

March is Women's History Month, and every month is a good one for watching movies. Well aware of both those facts, the people behind free-to-user online streaming service Kanopy have made a range of 60 woman-centric and mostly woman-made films available this month.  READ MORE...

Five Hundred Years of Women's Work

The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection upends those assumptions and makes the true breadth of women’s contributions visible. By bringing together materials from across the centuries, Baskin reveals what has been hidden—that women have long pursued a startling range of careers and vocations and that through their work they have supported themselves, their families, and the causes they believed in. 
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Directory of Open Access Journals

University of Puget Sound supports student success by contributing modest funding to the Directory of Open Access Journals, where we are listed as a DOAJ Funder. DOAJ locates and evaluates open access journals across the world to find those peer reviewed titles of scholarly value.  READ MORE...

Botanizing Hope—Mentors, methods and materials, Presentation by Seattle Artist Lou Cabeen, March 26th, 4:00–5:00pm, Archives Seminar Room, 2nd Floor Collins Library

In this informal, illustrated artist lecture Lou Cabeen will share the sources of inspiration that led to her current body of work which includes stitched artist books, letterpress printing and embroidery.  READ MORE...

Exhibit: February 1 – May 12, 2019, Transforming Knowledge: Altered Encyclopedias, Collins Library exhibit space.

This exhibit features altered encyclopedias made by local artists. We are grateful to the participating artists who have transformed the discarded volumes into new and vibrant works of art that reflect new ideas. The exhibit also features photographs from local photographer Sharon Styer.  READ MORE...

Exhibit: March 12 – May 12, 2019, Sarah Bodman: Read to Me: A psychometric collaboration with objects, Collins Library

An experiment by the artist British artist Sarah Bodman in collaboration with a psychometric reader, to transmit the emotional content of selected narratives through a series of physical objects.

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Collins Library Links: What’s new for Spring Semester

There's plenty going on this Spring Semester! Read about the Book Collecting Contest, Council of Independent Colleges Small Grant, Transforming Knowledge - Altered Encyclopedias, Behind the Archives Door, Makerspace, and Media Purchases and Support.  READ MORE...

Refugee Narratives and the Digital Humanities, presentation by Professor Carolyn Baugh, March 29th, 1:30-3:00pm, Archives Seminar Room, 2nd Floor Collins Library

Carolyn Baugh is the Associate Professor of History at Gannon University, the Director of the Women’s Studies Program, as well as the Director of the Refugee Oral History Program. Dr. Baugh will focus on the Voice of Erie Oral History Project in which students at Gannon University work to preserve refugees’ personal histories and experiences. 
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Celebration of Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Creative Work, April 17, 4:00-5:00pm, East Reading Room, Collins Library

The library is pleased to host the annual celebration of Puget Sound faculty and staff scholarship and creative works. Publications spanning articles, books, edited journals, musical scores, artwork, as well as recognition of performances and other notable scholarship, will be recognized at this annual reception.  READ MORE...

Diagonals and Parallels: Exploratory Intersections in Music, Archives and Feminist Praxis: Megan Mitchell, April 29, 3:00-4:00pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library

Megan Mitchell traverses the intersections of music, gender, and social justice in various capacities. As proprietor of the index of female/trans/non-binary composers of experimental music, Many Many Women, she acts as a media equity advocate. 
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