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Feb 20, 2015 · Podcasts

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Sandy Osawa (Makah), a filmmaker based in Seattle, WA, was the featured speaker in the fall 2014 installment of The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community, presenting "Maria Tallchief," a lecture and viewing of the film. This video presents the lecture portion of the program, but does not include the showing of Sandy Osawa’s film “Maria Tallchief.” You may view the film in the Labriola National American Indian Data Center in Hayden Library, Arizona State University Tempe campus. The film is also available for purchase on DVD through Upstream Productions for a modest cost.
Osawa’s extraordinary film on Maria Tallchief, America’s first prima ballerina, was broadcast on PBS from 2007-2010. The film swept Fargo’s 2009 International Film Festival for “Best Documentary” and “Best of Show” categories. Maria Tallchief is currently being extended to include additional footage of key dances including her innovative role as the first sugar plum fairy in “Nutcracker.” Such an extension will enable the film to play in theaters and will target a new audience.

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 brings notable scholars and speakers to Arizona for public lectures twice a year. These speakers address 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 Indigenous worldview that is inclusive and that is applicable to all walks of life.

Feb 04, 2015 · Exhibits

ExhibitThe Faces of Hope Photography Project; Journey Through the Emerald Isle; Asa & Michelle Paintography; Selected works of Michelle Penington; The Photography of Kimberlee Christiansen

Location: Vault Gallery, Downtown Phoenix campus Library, Lower Level of the University Center Building, 411 N. Central

Available: February 1st through July 1st, 2015 during normal library hours

Description: Asa and Michelle Paintography is a vision shared by two artists and brought to life through lens and paint. Asa Plum is a photographer, educated as an architect, his perspective on the world grasps at the intangibles of place. Photographing the world as a stage, awaiting the players. Michelle Penington works in oil, a renowned artist in her own right.  She brings her unique romance and playful dance of color and light to populate the stage. Begun in 2014, the collaboration was born out of a shared vision for the art of place, seen through two sets of eyes. The exhibit includes works of Asa & Michelle along with original artwork by Michelle Penington.

Faces of Hope showcases the faces of the under-served women and children who have been assisted through grants that are awarded annually to qualified grass roots charities by the Arizona Women's Partnership.​ These small non-profits address critical issues dealing with domestic violence, child abuse and exploitation, youth programs, elder care, health awareness and medical exams, homelessness, recovery, animal therapy for special needs children, education, ESL, literacy, refugees, job training, foster and adoptive parenting, youth leadership, musical instruments for under-served youth, etc.​ The Arizona Women's Partnership, an all-volunteer philanthropic 501C(3) non-profit created by Paula Cullison, has awarded over $235,000 to over 45 nonprofits, many of which are multiple-year grant recipients.

Journey through the Emerald Isle is a photography exhibit reflecting the love of international travel of writer and photographer Paula G. Cullison. New York City born, long-time Phoenix resident, Cullison has visited over 30 countries as an independent traveler. Upon graduating from college, she worked in Switzerland on an AIESEC traineeship and has attended several international conferences through her involvement with the United Nations Association. Paula has published numerous international travel articles and her first book, Daughters of the American Dream. Paula’s recent trip to Ireland gave her a sense of the magnificent beauty of the land and the strong character of its people, prompting the exhibit Journey Through the Emerald Isle. Her goal is to inspire others to experience the joys of travel.

Kimberlee Christiansen Also presented is a collection of work by Phoenician photographer Kimberlee Christiansen. Inspired by the crude and haunting images of Weegee, Kimberlee is a graduate of Phoenix College who yearns for four seasons and a community of her own exotic animal friends – one in particular being an otter named Napoleon. Though she is vertically impaired and sometimes brusque, it should not be mistaken for a weak structure harboring a frail mind.

Jan 15, 2015 · Exhibits

"Mother & Child +kid” (Peru)Exhibit:      International Travel Exhibition by Paula G. Cullison
Location:   Polytechnic campus Library during normal library hours
Available:  January 6 – March 28, 2015

Description:  New York City born, long-time Phoenix resident, Paula Cullison has a passion for international travel. An independent traveler, she has visited over 30 countries. Upon graduating from college, she worked in Switzerland on an AIESEC traineeship and has attended several international conferences through her involvement with the United Nations Association. Paula has published numerous international travel articles and her first book, “Daughters of the American Dream”.

More information about Ms. Cullison can be found at   

Dec 01, 2014 · Exhibits

"Art Tells a Story: Remembrance and Legacy" exhibit posterExhibit: Art Tells a Story: Remembrance & Legacy
Location: Second and Third floors of Fletcher Library, West campus. 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ. Public parking available (Map).
Available: January 17 through February 26, 2015 during normal library hours.

Description: The human story—yours and your neighbors—is one of family and migration across the earth. In this exhibition, the Cultural Arts Coalition collaborates with local artists as storytellers who express their perspectives on social challenges and cultural histories in Arizona. We invite you to walk this visual and literary journey and reflect on these questions:

Who am I in this story?
Where are my memories?
What is my legacy?

Curators: Judy Butzine, Melanie Ohm

For more information go to:

Nov 21, 2014 ·

We are happy to announce that it is now possible to register for online access to The New York Times from off campus.  To register, go to the Group Pass site using this link, sign in with your ASURITE ID and password and then register for the Group Pass with your ASU email address.  

Once registered, you will be able to log in directly to with that email address, from on or off campus.

This service gives students, faculty and staff full access to and NYTimes mobile apps, as well as their international editions.  

Nov 21, 2014 · services, Students

We are pleased to announce extended hours in many locations for the upcoming final exam period.  

Please see for full hours listings for all locations.

  • Hayden Library (Tempe campus)
    • Hayden Library: Open 24 hours (starting Sunday evening November 30 - Friday December 12)
  • Noble Science & Engineering Library (Tempe campus) 
    • Friday December 5 - Saturday December 6:  Open until midnight
    • Sunday December 7 - Thursday December 11:  Open until 2am
    • Friday December 12: Open until 9pm
  • Downtown Phoenix campus Library
    • Monday December 1 - Thursday December 4: Open until 1am
    • Friday December 5:  Open until 10pm
    • Saturday December 6:  Open until 8pm
    • Sunday  December 7 - Wednesday December 10: Open until 1am
    • Thursday December 11:  Open until 11pm
  • Polytechnic campus Library
    • Monday December 1 - Thursday December 4: Open until 1am
    • Friday  December 5:  Open until 10pm
    • Saturday December 6:  Open until 7pm
    • Sunday  December 7 - Wednesday December 10: Open until 1am
    • Thursday December 11:  Open until 11pm
  • West campus (Fletcher) Library
    • Friday December 5: Open until 7pm
    • Saturday December 6:  Open until 6pm
    • Sunday December 7 - Thursday December 11: Open until 1am
    • Friday December 12:  Open until 9pm


Nov 05, 2014 · Exhibits exhibits

ExhibitMemories and Movement
Location:  Map Collection, Noble Science and Engineering Library, 3rd Floor
Available:  November 6-25

Description: The ASU Libraries Map Collection is pleased to exhibit “Memories and Movement.”  Using discarded maps from the Map Collection, twenty fine arts students from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts have made unique and innovative artworks.  Drawing on their experiences in the world, the pieces use a variety of mediums and techniques to explore the relationship of memories and movement.  

Oct 30, 2014 · Events

International Game Day at Fletcher LibraryEvent: International Game Day 
Date: Saturday, November 15th 
Time: 10 – 6 
Location: Fletcher Library, West campus 

Calling all gamers, geeks, cosplayers, and everyone in between: On Saturday, November 15th Fletcher Library at ASUW Campus will be holding our first International Game Day. From 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM we will be offering tons of console, PC, and tabletop gaming, free pizza and snacks, raffles from local comic shops, costuming and cosplay, Minecraft hunger games tournament, Minecraft themed photo booth and props, and so much more. For more information on the activities and games that will be available. We look forward to seeing you soon!

For more information visit:

Oct 29, 2014 · Events

Event: "HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities" by Todd Presner
Date:  Tuesday November 4
Time:  4:30pm-6:00pm
Location:  MU Turquoise Room 220

Description:  This talk will engage the methodological notion of ‘thick mapping,’ an approach to understanding humanistic knowledge as spatially-occurring diachronic knowledge, and will highlight a series of collaborative research and educational projects built on the HyperCities platform for exploring, learning about, and interacting with the layered histories of city spaces.

The fundamental idea behind HyperCities is that all stories take place somewhere and sometime; they become meaningful when they interact and intersect with other stories. Using examples from Los Angeles, Berlin, Tehran, Cairo, and Sendai, Presner will focus on “time-mapping” and large-scale data visualizations that critically map and interpret a wide range of cultural, historical, and social dynamics, giving particular attention to the “Arab Spring” and Japanese disasters of 2011.

Todd Presner is professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature at the University of California Los Angeles, chair of UCLA’s Digital Humanities Program, and the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies. To see his projects, visit

Sponsored by:  School of International Letters and Cultures, Institute for Humanities Research, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean of Humanities and ASU Libraries.

Oct 28, 2014 · services

Attention West campus students:  We want to hear from you!

Do you use the Fletcher Library? Would you like to have a voice in shaping our future?

Please join Fletcher Library Director Dennis Isbell for lunch on Wednesday November 5, 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