The Library Channel

Jul 28, 2015 · services

We are happy to announce an update to one of our most beloved libraries:  Starting August 1, 2015, there will be a "new" library showing up on our web sites, online systems and other materials:  Design Library.  The Design Library is the new name for the library formerly known as ArchitectureAED, and/or the Architecture and Environmental Design Library.  The Design Library is housed in the Design North building, and its collection supports and reflects the programs of The Design School.  

With this name change, “Design Library” will appear on the ASU Libraries web site and other online resources instead of Architecture or AED Library.  The locations of items in the library catalog will also show as Design Stacks and Design Journals.  

If you have any questions about the Design Library, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We're happy to help you!

​Remember, this is the same great place, just with a new name.  

Jul 02, 2015 · special collections

Independence Day is almost here! We're looking forward to celebrating with a 3-day weekend. For many of us, our plans include grilling up some burgers or dogs, getting in the pool (and with a high of 109 tomorrow in the Phoenix area, the pool is a must!), and watching some fireworks. However, one of my favorite traditions is listening to some patriotic music!

Columbia, My Country sheet music cover

We have some great old tunes in our Sheet Music Collection. One that you probably won't hear tomorrow is Columbia, My Country. This song was published in 1892 and was written and composed for voice and piano by George M. Vickers. We don't hear many songs about Columbia these days, but in the 19th and early 20th century, Columbia was a poetic name for the United States of America and the name of its female personification. Columbia was displaced by Lady Liberty around 1920. This cover has Columbia sounding a trumpet while also having an arm draped over a bottle of Emerson's Bromo Seltzer, who sponsored the publication of this song series.

Stars and Stripes Forever sheet music coverIndependence Day just wouldn't be complete without hearing John Philip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever. This version for voice and piano is from 1898. Did you know there were lyrics to that song? Here's the chorus:

Hurrah for the flag of the free, May it wave as our standard forever, The gem of the land and the sea, The Banner of the Right. Let despots remember the day, When our fathers with mighty endeavor, Proclaim'd as they march'd to the fray, That by their might, and by their right, it waves forever!

Now you can sing along when you hear it played by a marching band at a 4th of July parade! Just in case you can't get your patriotic music fix tomorrow, here's a recording of University Symphony Orchestra with the ASU Choral Union concert entitled "A tribute to America" from 2008. The concert closes with a bang with a rousing performance of Stars and Stripes Forever. Happy Independence Day!

- Anali Perry, Scholary Communications Librarian

May 26, 2015 · Podcasts Events

Dr. Brenda Child, associate professor of American Studies and American Indian Studies at University of Minnesota, winner of the 7th Labriola Center National Book Award for her 2014 book My Grandfather's Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation traveled to the Labriola Center on May 4, 2015 to receive her award and discuss her new book. Dr. David Martinez, professor of American Indian Studies at ASU, interviewed Dr. Brenda Child about the issues of labor, gender, and her own family’s stories from the Red Lake Reservation.  Dr. Child also discussed her research methodology and the helpful resources she found in the Red Lake Archive.


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About the book:

"Child uses her grandparents' story as a gateway into discussion of various kinds of labor and survival in Great Lakes Ojibwe communities, from traditional ricing to opportunistic bootlegging, from healing dances to sustainable fishing. The result is a portrait of daily work and family life on reservations in the first half of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.

Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation is published by Minnesota Historical Society Press. 
ISBN 9780873519243

May 15, 2015 · research

new knowledge, local solutions, global impactCheck out the Scholarship Showcase Collection in the ASU Digital Repository where you can discover recently published articles by ASU Authors. You will find a growing collection of over 500 recently published articles authored by members of the ASU community.  The collection serves to preserve and provide open access to these articles in order to facilitate new research and collaboration. Subjects include Astronomy, Physics, Engineering, Computer scienceEnvironmental studiesand more!

The collection includes articles added to the Web of Science  as of July 2014 and moving forward. 

Curated by Collections and Scholarly Communications Librarian Anali Perry, the ASU Scholarship Showcase is where you can find New Knowledge, Local Solutions, and Global Impact. 

Explore the collection and see a slice of ASU’s amazing cross-disciplinary research!  

Want your work to join the collection? ASU-affiliated authors who want to add articles are welcome to contact us at

May 12, 2015 · Podcasts lecture, Events

The ASU Libraries proudly presents spring 2015 installment of The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community, presenting ‘INDIAN TIME’ talk, film and Q&A with Victor Masayesva.  This event was held on March 19, 2015, at the Heard Musuem in Phoenix, Arizona.  

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Multimedia producer Victor Masayesva, Jr., showed two examples of his cutting edge filmmaking and discussed his latest project at the March 2015 Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community at the Heard Museum.  The first film Mr. Masayesva showed to the crowd was  produced in the 1980’s and employed cutting edge animation to provide a video explanation of traditional Hopi clowning. The second film is the beginning of a project regarding the Indigenous concepts of time using a special technology to create a film to be viewed communally in a dome such as a planetarium. His lecture examines notions of time, the Mayan calendar, the Hopi calendar, and the imposition of the Western calendar on Hopi life.

About Victor Masayesva:  A member of the Hopi Tribe from Hotevilla, Victor Masayesva, Jr. has been a life long advocate for the ascendancy of the indigenous aesthetic in multimedia productions. He has promoted this aesthetic by curating programs at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and serving as artist-in-residence at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Walker Art Center, Banff Centre for the Arts and featured director and jurist at the Yamagata International Film Festival, and the CLACPI Festival in La Paz, Bolivia. Honored with the American Film Institute’s Maya Deren Award, Masayesva is an independent filmmaker who has been at the forefront of experimental filmmaking in the Native American media community. His publications include Husk of Time from the University of Arizona Press and his media work is included in the permanent collections at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Houston Museum of Art, Houston, TX; and the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC.

Download the presentation and checkout all of the lectures on YouTube

About the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture Series 
The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community at Arizona State University addresses topics and issues across disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and politics. Underscoring Indigenous American experiences and perspectives, this series seeks to create and celebrate knowledge that evolves from an inclusive Indigenous worldview and that is applicable to all walks of life.

ASU Sponsors include: American Indian Policy Institute | American Indian Studies Program | Department of English | School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies | Indian Legal Program in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law | Labriola National American Indian Data Center | School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts | Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation. The Heard Museum is our community partner.

Apr 29, 2015 · Exhibits

ExhibitThe Nature of Creation: Joseph Haydn’s Oratorio and Beyond
Available:  Hayden Library, Upper Concourse, Spring-Summer 2015, during normal library hours

Description:  This exhibit celebrates Joseph Haydn’s The Creation oratorio and is part of the ASU Creation Project, a yearlong series of events that concluded with a free performance of Haydn’s oratorio on April 29. The exhibit explores the nature of Creation through human imagination and creativity, as depicted in visual arts, music, cosmological narratives and diagrams, utopian writings, and scientific work. The exhibit is accompanied with a library guide, videos of pop-up books in action, 3D dioramas and high quality photos of fossil plants:

Exhibit co-sponsors: ASU Libraries, School of Music and School of Life Sciences

Exhibit curated by Rachel Leket-Mor, Associate Librarian, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Jewish Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Apr 29, 2015 · Events Events

Event: 7th Annual Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award
Date: Monday May 4, 2015
Time: 10:00am
Location: Labriola Center, Level 2, Hayden Library, Tempe campus

Author Interview moderated by Dr. David Martinez, Professor, American Indian Studies

About the recipient:  Dr. Brenda Child, professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, is the winner of the 7th annual Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award for her 2014 book My Grandfather’s Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. 

Apr 27, 2015 · Exhibits

Exhibit:      A Retrospective ~ The Art of Carolyn Lavender
Location:   Polytechnic campus Library during normal library hours
Available:  April 25, 2015 – July 25, 2015

Artist info: Carolyn Lavender was raised in Kent, Washington, but lives and works in Phoenix Arizona. Her current work is comprised of animal portraits, woods scenes, or illustrations of collages done in personal journals. Lavender received art degrees from Northern Arizona and Arizona State University and has completed residencies at Skidmore College, New York and Studios Midwest, in Galesburg, Illinois. In 2001 Lavender helped found, and was a member, of the Phoenix artist-run space, Eye lounge.

Apr 20, 2015 · Events Events

Event:  Carlos Montezuma's Wassaja Newsletter - Digitization, Access and Content
Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 10:00am
Location: Labriola Center, Hayden Library, Level 2

Description:  The “Carlos Montezuma’s Wassaja Newsletter: Digitization, Access and Context” IHR Seed Grant Project will host a panel discussion with David Martinez (PI, Associate Professor of American Indian Studies, ASU), Peter Iverson (Emeritus Professor of History, ASU), Raphael Bear (former Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation President), Jackie McCalvin (Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Librarian), and Jacqueline Hettel (Assistant Director, Nexus Lab, ASU).

Related:  ASU Digital Repository Collection:  Carlos Montezuma’s Wassaja Newsletter

This event is sponsored by the Institute for Humanities Research, American Indian Studies Department, Labriola National American Indian Data Center, and ASU Libraries.

Mar 17, 2015 · services, Students

West campus students:  Do you use the Fletcher Library? Or any of the ASU Libraries? Would you like to have a voice in shaping our future?

Please join Fletcher Library Interim Director Dennis Isbell for lunch on Wednesday March 25, 2015, from Noon – 1:00 PM

This is your opportunity to offer insights on issues, share suggestions about library programs and services and to voice your concerns.

To sign up please email or call Fletcher Library Administration at 602-543-8518