The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has recently announced the National Emergency Library, a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed. Learn more.
Signing up for an Internet Archive account is free and open to the world. Please visit https://archive.org/account/signup.
Does the National Emergency Library have textbooks? They have older textbooks that have been donated from libraries, but not any recent materials.
If you need a textbook for your course, contact the NOVA Bookstore for information about the VitalSource digital textbook borrowing program.
“Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.”
Nick Heath, a British sports commentator and journalist, has taken to commenting on ordinary people going about their daily activities in lieu of no live sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic…with hilarious results! View his twitter feed for more @nickheathsports.
If you haven’t already, stop by and take a look at the Banned Books Week 2018 display in the Loudoun Campus Library, LC 302.
Banned Books Week was launched in the 1980s, a time of increased challenges, organized protests, and the Island Trees School District v. Pico (1982) Supreme Court case, which ruled that school officials can’t ban books in libraries simply because of their content.
The books featured in our display have all been targeted with removal or restricted in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.
Banned Books Week offers an opportunity for readers to voice censorship concerns, celebrate free expression and show their communities the importance of intellectual freedom.
Fight censorship, keep books available in libraries, and promote the freedom to read!
The display was curated by library staff member Maddie Quick with commentary provided by students from Professor Shirley Nuhn’s ESL 52 class.