July 13th, 2010
Think with Me: The Possibilities of Public Conversations in Cultural Institutions. Sept. 24, 3 pm.
Associate Professor Emeritus David Carr from the University of North Carolina's School of Information and Library Science will present the 2010 Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture, “Think with Me: The Possibilities of Public Conversations in Cultural Institutions.”
The formative legacy of any democratic culture or learning community is borne and embodied by its library. At its best, it is a living, constructive institution where experience and knowledge increase. The aspirations of a community -- what it wants to become and what it hopes to give to its children -- require a generative public conscience and provocative voices. More than a record of our time and place, the library is a record of us as we embrace or turn away from our challenges. We require a place that holds both pages and voices, electrons and arguments; and more: a place where thoughtful citizens will strive to become something together.
The lecture will be held in Smith Hall, Albany Quadrangle, at 3 pm. A reception will follow in Albany Quadrangle. The Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture was established in 1999 to honor the memory of the former director of Watzek Library. For further information, please visit the Sherrer Lecture webpage
March 31st, 2010
Lewis & Clark Junior Marni Bates will read from her memoir, Marni
, on Friday, April 23 at 3pm in the Library Classroom. A volume in the Louder Than Words
series of teen authored memoirs, Marni brings us inside her secret world of "pulling" and the challenges of surviving high school while trying to hide an obscure stress disorder. Her book was recently included on the New York Public Library's "Stuff for the Teen Age
" list for 2010.
March 29th, 2010
As part of Visiting Writers Week, Matthew Dickman & Carl Adamshick will read their poetry tonight at 7pm in Albany Quadrangle, Smith Hall.
Matthew Dickman’s first collection of poetry, All American Poem (Copper Canyon Press, 2008), received the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Award. In addition, Dickman has received fellowships for his work from the Michener Center for Writers, the Vermont Studio Centers, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
Carl Adamshick has published poems in Beloit Poetry Journal, American Literary Review, Rhino and Mid-American Review. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
This event is co-hosted by the English Department and Watzek Library. For more information about these events, please contact Debbie Richman, 503-768-7405.
February 10th, 2010
Lewis & Clark College Special Collections in cooperation with the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation hosts a series of three lectures on February 20 from 9:30-11:30 am in Miller 105. Stephen Dow Beckham, Gary E. Moulton, and Roger Wendlick have spent time working on historical projects in the Lewis & Clark College Special Collections, and at this event they will share their discoveries. This event is free to the Lewis & Clark College community and to the general public.
“James Gilchrest Swan (1818-1900): Wilderness Intellectual” by Stephen Dow Beckham, Dr. Robert D. Pamplin, Jr. Professor of History, Lewis & Clark College. Dr. Beckham is editor of Oregon Indians: Voices from Two Centuries
and curator of Watzek Library’s current exhibit on James G. Swan.
“Onomastics of an Indian Woman” by Gary E. Moulton, Thomas C. Sorensen Professor Emeritus of History, University of Nebraska—Lincoln. Dr. Moulton is the editor of the authoritative edition of the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
“Recollections of Assembling a One-of-a-Kind Lewis and Clark Library and Thoughts on Writing an Autobiography” by Roger Wendlick, antiquarian book collector and Lewis and Clark expedition scholar, Portland, Oregon. Mr. Wendlick is the author of Shotgun on My Chest: Memoirs of a Lewis and Clark Collector.
September 18th, 2009
Poet and professor Mary Szybist, recipient of a 2009 Witter Bynner Award, will offer a reading alongside Michele Glazer on October 5 at 7 pm in Smith Hall.
Szybist, Assistant Professor of English at Lewis & Clark, is the author of Granted (2003), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. This year, she received one of two Witter Bynner Awards, selected by Poet Laureate Kay Ryan for the Library of Congress. She also recently received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Szybist earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Michele Glazer is Assistant Professor and Director of Creative Writing at Portland State University. She received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has published two volumes of poetry: Aggregate of Disturbance (2004) and It’s Hard to Look at What We Came to Think We’d Come to See (1997). She is the recipient of the Richard Hugo Chair in Poetry at the University of Montana, an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
The reading is sponsored by the Library of Congress, Center for the Book, The Oregon Center for the Book, The Witter Bynner Foundation, and Lewis and Clark College. There will be a reception to follow the reading.
August 6th, 2009
Betsy Wilson, Dean of Libraries at the University of Washington, will share her experiences and vision on Friday, September 25 at 3 pm in Smith Hall.
Her lecture, entitled Straws in the Wind: Emerging Models of Library Service
, will present a compelling case for new models of library service, a lively examination of early pilots and exemplars, and collective opportunities for innovation and exploration. For further information, please see Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture
. Reception to follow at 4 pm.
February 11th, 2009
National Book Award finalist Katherine Dunn will give a reading on Thursday, February 19 at 7 p.m. in Armstrong Lounge. An exhibit featuring her work is currently on display at Watzek Library.
September 8th, 2008
Please join the English Department and Watzek Library Special Collections in celebrating the 25th anniversary of Matt Wagner's graphic novel Grendel
. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place Thursday Sept. 18 at 7pm in Miller 105.
More information is available here
August 20th, 2008
Susan Gibbons from the University of Rochester discusses an anthropological study of student research behavior in her talk "Aligning Academic Libraries with Real User Needs". The lecture will be held Friday, September 26, at 3pm in Smith Hall.
The lecture is free and open to the public. More information is available at http://library.lclark.edu/lib/sherrer.htm