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Dr. Irina Gendelman just notified us that Saint Martin’s University O’Grady Library in Washington will participate in The September Project 2009 by educating their patrons on the history and current events of Iranian culture.

As one of the world’s oldest civilizations, Iran has contributed greatly to our understanding of literature, art, science, math and philosophy. Therefore, O’Grady Library will:

  • Facilitate a discussion of Twitter and its role in recent Iranian street protests
  • Show Persepolis, a film based on a graphic novel by an Iranian writer Marjane Satrapi
  • Set up an interactive display on Iranian culture. Faculty and students are invited to participate by sharing their classroom assignments that explore the culture(s) of Iran. These projects will be documented and shared with libraries all over the world!

What we love so much about this September Project is that, in addition to being very informative and educational, it creatively utilizes technology to reach people around the globe. By digitally documenting the faculty and student projects, librarians will be able to share these great ideas with countless people. It is truly a global collaboration because participants get a chance to educate the world through their projects.

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As part of their September Project, the Hargrove Library on Mohave Community College’s Bullhead City campus will be hosting a presentation as part of their “Talking Loudly in the Library” series. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be presenting “The Constitution and the Bill of Rights,” at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 23, 2008.

As Samara Vega, Library Operations Assistant at Hargrove Library, noted in an email to the project listserv:

In preparation for this upcoming event, Hargrove Library, in conjunction with the DAR, has set up a patriotic bulletin board display. The purpose of this display and presentation is to emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, and preserving it for posterity. The DAR seeks to encourage all citizens across the country to take some time out this week and reflect on America’s heritage of freedom by reading and studying this great document that safeguards our American liberties.

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Professor E. J. Yannakoudakis, Chairman of the Library of the Athens University of Economics & Business, in Athens, Greece, recently emailed to say their library would be once again participating in the September Project.

It’s nice to welcome back, for the fourth or fifth time, the Library of the Athens University of Economics & Business.

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It is with great pleasure that we read the post from Topsy Smalley, Instruction Librarian, where she shared news with us that Cabrillo College Library, a longtime participant in the project, was again organizing a September Project event. Read on:

The September Project at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, is being combined with recognition of Constitution Day. The event takes place on September 17, from 2-4 pm in the historic Sesnon House on the campus.

Brian King, the college President, will introduce the program. History professor Michael Mangin will moderate. Cheryl Anderson, Director of Choral Activities, and choral students will give a musical presentation. Other presentations include professor emeritus Morton Marcus speaking on Threats to the Constitution; Political Science professor Bill Hill speaking on the Electoral College; and Political Science Sandi Davie speaking on Changes to the Electoral College.

We expect a lively discussion to follow.”

And we hope to hear more about what happened at the event, and here’s hoping it truly is lively!

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Janice Williams, Reference Librarian at Waycross College Library in Georgia, posted to the project listserv to share her library’s September Project:

Last April, Waycross and surrounding cities experienced one of the worst wildfires in Georgia since the 1950s.   Hundreds of square miles of forest and swampland were affected.   Hundreds of residents had to flee their homes for short periods.   Waycross and surrounding cities including cities in Florida lived with dense clouds of smoke for months.   More than 1000 firefighters from as far away as California fought the fires to keep us safe.  Our September project, designed and coordinated by our Circulation Supervisor, Tricia Hope, aims to honor our local heroes: firefighters, police officers, hospital workers.

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Denise Landry-Hyde, a Reference/Distributed Learning Librarian at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, posted to the project listserv to share Bell Library’s September Project event. Denise writes:

“The Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be hosting a display during the Fall Semester on “Electing a President.” This will be our contribution for the September Project. We’ll also point out (for Constitution Day on Sept. 17th) the parts of the Constitution governing the election of the U.S. President. Part of the display will feature and encourage voter registration and participation.”

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Theresa Kappus, distant services librarian at Foley Center Library at Gonzaga University, recently posted to the listserv to share their September Project events.

On September 11, 2008, Foley Library will be sponsoring a reading stage performance of Reed McColm’s Hole in the Sky. Reed McColm is a local playwright who’s award-winning play “explores the lives of various people trapped in the towers on Sept. 11, as they try to understand, escape, reach loved ones and, ultimately, survive or surrender. This poignant piece uses touching and real moments to paint a picture of one of the most significant days in American history.”

This event is being organized in collaboration with Ignite! Community Theatre which is producing the play as part of their Booklight Reader’s Theatre season.

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