NEWS: The Hesburgh Library 2nd Floor KIC Scanner has been moved to another location


Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 3:39pm

The 2nd floor KIC scanner has moved! It is no longer on the east side of the building by the small printer and research station. Now it is located on the west side of the 2nd floor, near the OIT computer lab, in the spot where the black and white printer used to be (the one that got moved to the 1st floor).

The KIC scanners on the 1st floor have been busy.
As our Construction efforts continue, we will keep our Campus Community informed!

ND Students: Walk the Walk Luncheon – Featuring Cory & David Robinson

Student tickets for the MLK Celebration Luncheon on Monday, January 22, featuring former student body president Corey Robinson and his father, former NBA Hall of Famer and philanthropist, David Robinson, are now available at the LaFortune Box Office.

Tickets are free.

The Box Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Related image

Source of Image:

Updated Resource: Making of the Modern World III, 1890-1945

The following resource has been updated with new content:

Resource name:  Making of the Modern World III, 1890-1945

Permanent URL:


The never-before-digitized materials available in Part III, 1890-1945 build on the previously published archives overlapping Part II, 1851-1914 chronologically with no duplication of content.

The content is sourced from one of the world’s premiere repositories —the Senate House Library at the University of London.

ND Faculty re: MDPI Multi-Disciplinary Publishing Institute – We are now Members

On June 4, 2018, the Hesburgh Libraries became institutional members of MDPI (the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) – a publisher of open access journals.
This membership comes at no cost at this time, and will provide Notre Dame authors a 10% discount on their article processing fees for MDPI journal articles. MPDI journals have met the criteria to included in the Directory of Open Access Journals, which means that they aren’t considered to be predatory open access journals.
There have not been huge numbers of ND faculty or employees publishing in MDPI journals (maybe 15-20 per year). Many of the authors are in the sciences and social sciences, but not all. I wanted to let you know about the membership in case any faculty have questions about the discount.
Faculty should automatically qualify for the discount if they submit their publication with an email address.
Cheri Smith, Program Director, Teaching, Research & User Services

Psychology Librarian – Hesburgh Libraries



New Electronic Resources from the Hesburgh Libraries for the University of Notre Dame Community to Access

The following resource has been updated with new content:

Project Muse eBook collection. 2018 Complete    URL:

Early Arabic Printed Books from British Library (Parts 1-3)    URL:

Oxford Clinical Psychology                                                                                    URL:


New Resource: Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

The following resource is now available:

Resource name:  Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

Permanent URL:


Searchable database of the complete run of publications called: Listener, 1929-1959; Listener and BBC television review, 1960-1967; Listener (London, England : 1967), 1967-1991. Established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing broadcast talks, the weekly publication also discussed major literary and musical programs, and it regularly reviewed new books. This archive enables users to search across 125,000 pages of the Listener publications, all newly digitized from originals in full color. Select broadcast transcripts are also included in this database.

Apply Now (December 21, 2017 thru January 5, 2018) A Student Journalism Program in partnership: Anna Julia Cooper Center

(Winston-Salem, N.C. – December 19, 2017) –Founded by abolitionists in 1865, The Nation is one of the most venerable magazines in US publishing history.  In the face of dramatic changes affecting American media, The Nation and TheNation.comremain committed to deep reporting and meaningful analysis.  Consistent with these commitments, The Nation is excited to announce the launch of BLACK ON CAMPUS: a student journalism program in partnership with the Anna Julia Cooper Center.  

BLACK ON CAMPUS is an extension of The Nation’s long standing commitment to the education, training, and support of student and emerging journalists.

BLACK ON CAMPUS is a national program for up to five (5) emerging storytellers aged 19–25 enrolled full time in two or four year colleges, universities, or graduate schools.

These young writers will work under the direction of Melissa Harris-Perry, founding director of the AJC Center who is Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University and Dr. Sherri Williams, assistant professor in race, media and  communication at American University who is an AJC Center affiliated researcher.

BLACK ON CAMPUS allows participants to develop professional skills as they document the experiences of black college students and report on issues of national consequence to a black college student audience. Participants will produce solo and joint pieces for publication by The Nation in 2018.

BLACK ON CAMPUS student journalists will work with Dr. Harris-Perry and Dr. Williams in weekly virtual sessions to develop skills, pitch ideas, and craft long- term projects.  Student writers will meet monthly with the BLACK ON CAMPUS journalism squad and  travel to Washington, DC, Winston-Salem, NC and New York City to attend The Nation’s annual Student Journalism Conference at The New School.

Harris-Perry, the 2016 winner of the Hillman Prize for broadcast journalism, has been an essential part of the Nation community for more than a decade.  “The Nation is where I first found a national platform.  It is where I first wrote a monthly column, learned to marshall evidence, handle criticism, hone an argument, make a deadline, and build a voice over time.  I will always consider The Nation my media homebase.” says Melissa Harris-Perry Maya Angelou Presidential Chair and Director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center. “It is a privilege and I am thrilled to work with a cohort of talented young writers to ensure it can be a launching pad for their contributions.”


The Nation has been deeply committed to developing and supporting young writers for many years”, says Nation editor and publisher, Katrina vanden Heuvel. “Partnering with Melissa and the AJC Center makes perfect sense and will allow us to identify and support five extraordinary student journalists.”


Applications for BLACK ON CAMPUS will Open on December 21, 2017 and close on January 5, 2018 at 11:59pm EST and the application can be accessed here.  The program is open to students meeting the following criteria:

  1.     Enrolled full-time
  2.     Attending a community college, undergraduate college/university or graduate school
  1.     Maintaining a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2
  2.     Has taken at least one college level course in either journalism or creative writing and earned a B+ or higher

Applicants must demonstrate writing talent and experience in some combination of writing, publishing, digital media, or related fields. Basic knowledge of WordPress, Photoshop, InDesign, and HTML preferred.

Application requirements:

  • Complete application
  • CV or Resume
  • One letter of reference
  • One writing sample

Applicants can apply here.

About Anna Julia Cooper Center

The Anna Julia Cooper Center is an interdisciplinary center with a mission of advancing justice through intersectional scholarship. The AJC Center supports, generates, and communicates innovative research at the intersections of gender, race, and place, sustaining relationships between partners on campus and throughout the nation in order to ask new questions, reframe critical issues, and pursue equitable outcomes.

The Center is named for scholar, educator, and author Anna Julia Cooper, whose pioneering scholarship and activism laid the foundation for black American feminism and insisted on the importance of Southern voices in American politics.

About The Nation

For over 150 years, The Nation has uniquely chronicled the breadth of American political and cultural life.  Our writers shift paradigms, open minds, broaden public discourse, and ignite debate. Throughout the decades, the greatest minds and the most gifted artists of their day tackled the issues in the pages of The Nation.

Recounting Evidence in African American Digital Studies A workshop, 1:45 – 4:45 PM, January 6, 2018 Butler Library-Columbia University

Recounting Evidence in African American Digital Studies 

When and Where

1:45 – 4:45 PM, January 6, 2018
208b Butler Library
Columbia University
Butler Library 535 West 114th St.
New York, NY 10027

About the Workshop

Scholars of African American experiences have long insisted that we shift perceptions about evidentiary privilege. Now, in tapping historical and contemporary humanities data, how do notions about evidence and recovery change when we reconsider what gets labeled “absent” or “present?” What are the advantages of meaning-making at the margins? From Colored Conventions to Ida B. Wells to the recent #SayHerName movement, subjects and figures once considered invisible are now core to varied approaches to studying the intersection of race, class, and gender.

Building on models in the field, this workshop aims to foster a community of scholars interested in developing digital projects in African American studies. We will do so by igniting a conversation about evidence and data that challenges popular ideas about obscurity and ubiquity connected to Black intellectual enterprises. Along the way, participants will also learn about practices in data curation, mapping, and text analysis.

Join us as we gather at the Studio@Butler to examine three case studies. No previous experience in digital humanities is needed, but those with digital humanities experience at any level are welcomed.

In this workshop participants will take up the questions about how digital methods can extend or reconstruct the ways that we have thought about, collected, and analyzed evidence. How do we interpret graphs, maps, and more to situate them within larger critical conversations about identity, technology, and evidentiary privilege, thereby transforming African American cultural studies as well as digital humanities?

The workshop will be led by an interdisciplinary collective focused on nurturing and exploring humanist approaches to the documentation, preservation, and interpretation of African American history and culture.

Initial collaborators include:

  • Caitlin Pollock (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)
  • Trevor Muñoz (African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities, University of Maryland)
  • Katie Rawson (Emory University)
  • Sarah Patterson (Colored Conventions Project, University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Jim Casey (Colored Conventions Project, Princeton University)

Thanks to our partners at Columbia University:

  • Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS)
  • Columbia University Libraries Digital Scholarship
  • Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities

Call for Papers

 “Afro-Intellectualism: Past, Present, and Future Dimensions”

 Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line multilingual peer reviewed open-access scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition focused on “Afro-Intellectualism: Past, Present and Future Dimensions,” hence, the global use, development, and exercise of the intellect by people of African heritage in all parts of the world.

We are seeking submissions focused on:

The African intelligentsia

The African brain drain

Decolonizing education in Africa

The African world community

Institutional development and support for the African intelligentsia, the internationalization of African intellectualism, organic scholars within the African intelligentsia, the sociology of African intellectualism, the scholar-activist tradition/practice within the African intelligentsia, critical biographical profiles of the African intelligentsia, book reviews, the motion and behavior through space and time of African intellectualism in relationship to energy and force (the physics of African intellectualism), interviews, art and the African intelligentsia, Afro-futurism, the African intelligentsia absent of egocentricity, the conscious and unconscious dynamics/psychology of African intellectualism, etc. All relevant topics and subtopics will be considered for this edition.


A:JPAS is published four times a year in March, June, September, and December, with occasional supplemental special editions to accommodate specific topics or themes.