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Exhibits: Exhibits 2017

Common Reading Program Winning Essays

November 15, 2017 through December 19, 2017

The display by librarian Ilona MacNamara was curated in conjunction with the symposium held in the library in which students received Special Distinction and Honorable Mention for their work.  In addition, Goins was on campus to deliver the keynote speech as part of the Common Reading Program.

Athanasius Kircher's China Illustrata

September 19  through November 7, 2017

The exhibit focused on Athanasius Kircher's China Illustrata, published in 1667, one of the library's manuscripts from the Rare Books and Special Collections.  Curated by librarian Ilona MacNamara, in conjunction with a presentation given by Dr. Mark DeStephano, as part of the O'Toole Library Lecture Series held on September 18, 2018

7th Annual Exhibit of Faculty Publications

April 24 - August 31, 2017

The exhibit opening was accompanied by a reception organized by the Office of Faculty Research and Sponsored Programs, held on April 26, 2017 in the library.  The display of publications was curated by librarian Ilona MacNamara.

A Life in Books and Letters: a Tribute to Rev. Robert McCarty, S.J., Ph.D.

March 24 - April 20, 2017

The exhibit opening honoring Rev. Robert McCarty was accompanied by a program featuring testimonials and readings. The event was part of the O'Toole Library Lecture Series, held on March 30, 2017.

Adaptations and Influences: Literature's Relationship with Other Disciplines

March 1 through March 23, 2017

The exhibit highlights creative works relevant to the 2017 English Department Conference, Adaptations and Influences: Literature's Relationship with Other Disciplines.  The exhibit, curated by librarian Ilona MacNamara, also features biographical information on literary authors whose works of fiction have yielded notable film adaptations.


Rev. Peter O'Brien, S.J.

February 1 - 28, 2017

The exhibit reflects Rev. O'Brien's varied research and teaching interests. Donated books on music and literature were displayed in celebration of Black History Month.