Snell Library Welcomes the Emma Lazarus Exhibit and Opening Program!

Come join Snell Library in opening the Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience Public Exhibit on October 27th. The exhibit will run until December 16 on the first floor of Snell Library and will illustrate the fascinating life of Emma Lazarus. Through her poetry, criticism, and advocacy for the poor, immigrants, and refugees, Emma Lazarus has left a lasting impression. The exhibit was created to recognize her influence, her life, and especially her poetry.

To kick off the exhibit, there will be an Emma Lazarus Opening Program and Panel Discussion, Issues of Immigration in Today’s America, on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 6-8PM at the Snell Library Lobby. Moderated by NU’s Ruderman Professor of Jewish Studies, Lori Lefkovitz, the program and discussion will feature Silvia Dominguez, Northeastern University Assistant Professor of Sociology; Kitty Dukakis, social activist, author, and wife of former Governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis; Barbara Gottschalk, Executive Vice President of Seeds of Peace; and Ragini Shah, Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Suffolk University.

Admission is free, and a reception will follow after the discussion. Hope to see all you Huskies there! For more information about the exhibit and related programs click here! For information on other Meet the Author programs and events, click here!  

Summer Staff Picks

Looking for a good book to read or movie to watch over the summer?  Visit the exhibit showcases on the first floor of Snell Library—in the front of the Library and also in the display case by the first floor elevator.  Northeastern University Libraries staff members share their recommendations.  Browse their selections and settle on a first-rate title to enjoy this summer!  

Alternative Spring Break Exhibit in the Library!

Now through June 16, Northeastern University Libraries and the Northeastern Center of Community Service invite you to view Break Out to Serve: Alternative Spring Break 2008, in the exhibit showcase on the first floor of Snell Library. During Alternative Spring Break 2008, 92 students and ten staff members from Northeastern volunteered their time to a variety of projects in a number of issue areas. Volunteers dedicated a total of 4,080 hours of service, all providing unique experiences and assistance to communities in need. In Fort Smith, Arkansas, volunteers helped build four homes. Alternative Spring Breakers tutored children at an orphanage in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic, in math and reading. Volunteers worked to repair and restore homes of senior citizens and people with disabilities living in Macon, Georgia. Other students planted trees and worked to restore the environment on a wildlife preserve in Kissimmee, Florida. Volunteers in Mobile, Alabama assisted HIV/AIDS patients with daily living tasks, such as landscaping and housework. In both New Orleans, Louisiana and Biloxi, Mississippi, students served by assisting in the continuing efforts to clean up post-Katrina wreckage. Students built a playground at a primary school and taught forty schoolchildren lessons for the week in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. In Tahlequah, Oklahoma, volunteers helped lay PVC piping on the local waterline project as well as tending to other routine tasks within the Cherokee Nation. Volunteers worked at a camp in Killeen, Texas for children with special needs and chronic illnesses. Take a look at trip pictures and learn more about how you can get involved with Alternative Spring Break at Northeastern. For more information on how to make your next spring break the experience of a lifetime, contact the Center of Community Service at communityservice@neu.edu.

February Exhibits @ Snell Library

NU Student Groups on Campus Have you been thinking about joining a NU student group? Snell Library is highlighting student groups on campus and the contributions they make to the Northeastern community. Take a look at the groups that have exhibited. You might find something to spark your interest!
  • Campus Girl Scouts
  • NU Barkada
  • Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine
  • Distilled Harmony
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Nor’easters A Capella
The exhibit will be up through the month of February in the foyer of Snell Library, so come and check it out. Also in the library exhibit case is an exhibit celebrating Black History month. This exhibit, put together by Kantigi Camara, Head Librarian, O’Bryant African American Institute Library, celebrates the lives of African American men and women who have made an impact on American life and culture. Come and check out the posters and statues. It is a great visual exhibit!