"To commemorate the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, classes came to the library to see a display of the library’s collection of books and DVD on women, feminism, violence and empowerment. We used digital resources to show that violence against women is one of the most tolerated forms of human rights abuses in modern society and the importance of speaking out. After some lively discussion, students selected books to read at home and also came back to do research for projects and presentations on these issues.
Among the resources we used wasTeri Hatcher’s very moving speech on abuse.
In putting together the Green Day resources, we wanted to create a display that would first make students reflect on the causes of environmental issues, focus on current environmental projects and then let them voice and share their own ideas for a greener future by posting them on the Environment Tree. We’ll leave the tree up for a while to see if these ideas lead to new initiatives by students and staff so the Green Day spirit can continue throughout the year."
IC Central Librarian