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The James P. Adams Library is here for you! We have the tools for all of your research needs, plus study spaces, Wi-Fi, laptops, tablets and more!

Operating as usual

02/12/2024

🌨️ Adams Library closed Tuesday, February 13, due to snow. 🌨️

02/12/2024

💕FOLLOW THE HEARTS! 💕

For free refreshments and Valentines from 12pm-2pm today (2/12) in the Student Success Offices on Adams Library Level 1!

Not sure where to find them? Follow the hearts!

Hosted by the Academic Success Center and Learning for Life (L4L)

02/05/2024

With a $500 award, the First Year Research Prize is looking absolutely fire this year.
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Read on for details about the Friends of the Adams Library First Year Research Prize or visit https://library.ric.edu/friends-research-prize
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Individual students and small groups are invited to submit research projects and/or research-informed creative works produced during their first year at Rhode Island College (i.e. Spring 2023, Summer 2023, and Fall 2023).
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Eligible works may include but are not limited to: Research papers and proposals; Presentations; Posters; Field research; Multimedia projects; Lab reports; Research-informed performances; and Research-informed visual arts.
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Past winners and faculty mentors include Alexander Tum (Professor Kathryn Kalinak), Ashley Mariani (Professor Erik Christiansen), Josephine Johnson and Ayden Mudd (Professor Jamie Towle-Weicksel), Orli Juarez (Professor Jayson Spas), and Miguel Hoyos (Professor Sarah Hesson).

Deadline for submissions: 11:59pm, Friday, March 8, 2024

Photos from Rhode Island College Adams Library's post 02/02/2024

Come and check out our new exhibit on the third floor of Adams Library, which features the Edmonds family! Exhibit materials span from 1894 to 2001. Included are a ribbon from an anti-lynching demonstration in Providence, the family Bible, invoices and receipts for items the family purchased, and photographs spanning many years! The exhibit will be up until mid-March. And further materials from the collection are available in Special Collections.

01/19/2024

Register for The Architecture of Childhood at the Rhode Island State Home and School, a virtual program on 1/30 from Historic New England with presenter Elizabeth Warburton, RIC Class of 2010 and current Preservation Planner at Epsilon Associates, Inc. Registration is $5.

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Program summary from :
Much of what is now RIC’s East Campus was once the site of the Rhode Island State Home and School for Dependent and Neglected Children. That architectural history is why the area was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2019. On Tuesday, January 30, Elizabeth Warburton will discuss the property’s history, significance, enduring relevance, and preservation challenges in a virtual program.

01/15/2024

Adams Library is closed on Monday, January 15, 2024, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Image: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leaning on a lectern in 1964. Source: Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons

12/22/2023

❄️ Happy winter and holiday season from the Adams Library! What better gift is there than this charming poem that appeared in the December 1978 issue of The Anchor? Although we don’t know the identities of the writer who gave us Spanish and English versions of this snow poem or the artist who gave us snowflakes, we thank them for their gifts.❄️

Be sure to check the Adams Library website for winter intersession hours! https://ric.libcal.com/

Image text:

Claro que sí,
Todo el eso,
Las canciones,
Las sonrisas,
La alegría,
Los sentidos del frio,
y de calor.
Todo eso acontece
Durante la primera
nevada del invierno.

Of course,
All of that,
The songs,
The smiles,
The happiness.
The feelings of cold,
and of warmth.
All of that happens
During the first
snowfall of the winter.

Source: The Anchor, Volume 63, Issue 14, page 5. Digitized by Adams Library Special Collections & Digital Initiatives.

Photos from Rhode Island College Adams Library's post 12/20/2023

We are happy to share two new collection descriptions in Special Collections! The SIDQ newsletters and The Normal Student. SIDQ, short for Scribimus Indoci Doctique, was a literary society organized by students enrolled in Rhode Island Normal School (now Rhode Island College). The intention of the literary society was to publish their thoughts and opinions on education, as well as other topics, to help students throughout their educational careers. SIDQ dissolved in 1896 and the newsletter became The Normal Student, which was a school periodical in collaboration with the literary society EBB (Elizabeth Barret Browning Club).

These collections were described by Special Collections intern Sungmin Ji.

Image 1: Cover of The SIDQ, 1894
Image 2: First story in SIDQ newsletter was “A Drive to Newport”
Image 3: Cover of The Normal Student, 1896
Image 4: The first pages of the first issue of The Normal Student

Photos from Rhode Island College Adams Library's post 12/19/2023

We are happy to share that a new description is available in Special Collections: the Oling Jackson papers! Jackson worked as an active voice in the American Cape Verdean community and his collection reflects his involvement with the Republic of Cabo Verde as well as his initiatives with the American Cape Verdean community. The collection includes professional and personal correspondence, as well as subject files relating to Cape Verde economics and development, Independence celebrations, individuals, and organizations and associations. The collection also contains photographs, which include the Ernestina and its restoration circa 1979, Cape Verde Independence celebrations, and the Special Committee of 24 who were sent on a mission to Cape Verde.

For more information on the collection, go to RIAMCO.Org and search “Oling Jackson.” And the collection can be viewed in Special Collections.

Image 1: Individuals at a Cape Verde celebration in the 1980s
Image 2: Cape Verdean Progressive Center Float
Image 3: Cape Verdean Independence Day Celebration, 1981
Image 4: Frescomar tuna box

The collection was described by Special Collections intern, Brandon Bun.

12/08/2023

It's baaaaaack! The Friends of the Adams Library are bringing back the Library Snack Cart for finals week. Enjoy free crunchy, salty, and sweet snacks, as well as refreshing drinks, at the following times:

*Mon 12/11 - Thur 12/14 at 10pm
*Fri 12/15 at 3pm
*Sat 12/16 at 3pm
*Sun 12/17 at 5pm
*Mon 12/18 at 5pm

Thanks, Friends!

12/07/2023

🖊️Stop by the calligraphy program in the Reinhard Room today!🖊️

12/06/2023

Listen up! Looking for stress relief between final exams? The Center for Health and Wellness and Adams Library are partnering to provide free auricular acupuncture in the Library's Reinhard Room from 11AM - 2PM throughout final exam week (December 11 - December 15).
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What is auricular acupuncture, you ask? Ear acupuncture is rooted in Chinese medicine, and has a balancing, homeostatic effect. It has been shown to have many positive benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, relieving pain, improved sleep, easing digestive issues, etc.

Photos from Rhode Island College Adams Library's post 12/04/2023

Now on view! "Ink and Wisdom: The Art of Chinese Calligraphy" is a fascinating exhibit curated by Professor Moonsil Kim and the students of First Year Seminar 100 The Art and History of Chinese Writing. The exhibition is on view December 1 - December 27 in the Adams Library lobby. The campus-wide calligraphy event is scheduled for December 7. Details below!

Calligraphy Event:
*11:00am - 2:00pm
*Thursday, December 7, 2023
*Reinhardt Room, Level 3, Adams Library
*All members of the RIC community are welcome to attend the event to learn and experience Chinese calligraphy using a brush.

Calligraphy Exhibit:
*December 1 - December 27, 2023
*Lobby, Level 3, Adams Library

About the event and exhibit:
Calligraphy is an ancient and revered art form that holds a special place in Chinese culture. It embodies elegant strokes and intricate compositions, serving as a unique reflection of China's rich history of writing. Calligraphy has been around for over 4,000 years and represents a profound fusion of aesthetics, spirituality, and remarkable skill. Originating from ancient pictographs, it has evolved through the ages and has documented the cultural and intellectual development of Chinese society. From its humble beginnings to the refined masterpieces that adorn scrolls and brushes today, the art of calligraphy continues to captivate and inspire, revealing the essence of China's profound passion for the written word.

The exhibition was designed by the students of First Year Seminar (Fall 2023, 100-14 The Art and History of Chinese Writing) aims to introduce the various styles and history of Chinese writing. They will lead the calligraphy event by demonstrating their own pieces representing their research, and assisting participants with their writing.

The event is free and open to the public, supported by First Year Seminar, RIC Unity Center, Adams Library, Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Global Studies, and FAS Dean’s Office.

📸 of the exhibition installation by Professor Kim.

11/27/2023

Join Professor Moonsil Kim and the students of First Year Seminar 100 The Art and History of Chinese Writing for an upcoming library exhibit and calligraphy event titled "Ink and Wisdom: The Art of Chinese Calligraphy."

Calligraphy Event:
*11:00am - 2:00pm
*Thursday, December 7, 2023
*Reinhardt Room, Level 3, Adams Library
*All members of the RIC community are welcome to attend the event to learn and experience Chinese calligraphy using a brush.

Calligraphy Exhibit:
*December 1 - December 21, 2023
*Lobby, Level 3, Adams Library
https://ric.libcal.com/calendar/events/ink-and-wisdom

About the event and exhibit:
Calligraphy is an ancient and revered art form that holds a special place in Chinese culture. It embodies elegant strokes and intricate compositions, serving as a unique reflection of China's rich history of writing. Calligraphy has been around for over 4,000 years and represents a profound fusion of aesthetics, spirituality, and remarkable skill. Originating from ancient pictographs, it has evolved through the ages and has documented the cultural and intellectual development of Chinese society. From its humble beginnings to the refined masterpieces that adorn scrolls and brushes today, the art of calligraphy continues to captivate and inspire, revealing the essence of China's profound passion for the written word.

The exhibition, designed by the students of First Year Seminar (Fall 2023, 100-14 The Art and History of Chinese Writing), aims to introduce the various styles and history of Chinese writing. They will lead the calligraphy event by demonstrating their own pieces representing their research, and assisting participants with their writing.

The event is free and open to the public, supported by First Year Seminar, RIC Unity Center, Adams Library, Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Global Studies, and FAS Dean’s Office.

11/22/2023

🍁Holiday Hours🍁

*Wednesday, Nov. 22 7:45AM-5:00PM
*Thursday, Nov. 23 Closed
*Friday, Nov. 24 Closed
*Saturday, Nov. 25 Return to regular hours

And don't forget that you can view all library hours on the library website or using the 🔗 in our bio.

Photos from Rhode Island College Adams Library's post 11/21/2023

High school juniors from The Greene School visited the Adams Library on Monday for a workshop with our reference librarian, Prof. Dragan Gill, to conduct research for their social movement case studies. The students learned how to look for publications on specific historical movements using the Academic Search Complete database and how to use AskRI (the State's free online resource library) for future research.

The Adams Library is one stop on a research tour that took The Greene School students to Harlem, Museum of Chinese in America, Stonewall Memorial, NYC AIDS Memorial, and other heritage sites.

There's always something useful happening in the Adams Library.

11/20/2023

Extended library hours start on Nov. 26! More time for studying by yourself or with a group. More time for research and getting research help. More time for completing course projects of all kinds!

Nov. 26-Dec. 14 Extended Hours
*Sundays -- 1:00PM - 12:00AM
*Mondays-Thursdays -- 7:45AM - 12:00AM
*Fridays -- 7:45AM - 5:00PM
*Saturdays -- 11:00AM - 5:00PM

11/16/2023

Special Collections’ student workers and interns are working hard today describing collections.

Photos from Rhode Island College Adams Library's post 11/15/2023

"When Maika and her ragtag friends discover an alien invasion in their tiny arctic hamlet, it's up to them to save the day. Utilizing their makeshift weapons and horror movie knowledge, the aliens realize you don't mess with girls from Pang." -Director Nyla Innuksuk
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Join us at 6PM on Friday Nov. 17 for a free screening of Nyla Innuksuk's Slash/Back (2022).
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*Friday, November 17, 2023
*6:00 - 9:00pm
*Adams Library, Reinhardt Room
*Pizza and drinks provided!
*Bring friends!
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Slash/Back is the second of two movies by Indigenous writer-creators that will be shown in the Adams Library during Native American Heritage Month. The program’s organizers will facilitate an informal conversation following both films. This program, From Aliens to Zombies: Horror Films from Indigenous Creators" program is co-sponsored by the DDI Committee and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

https://www.ric.edu/news-events/events/slash/back-2022-aliens-zombies-horror-films-indigenous-creators

Image 1: Slash/Back poster
Image 2: Scene from Slash/Back
Image 3: Scene from Slash/Back
Image 4: From Aliens to Zombies flyer

11/07/2023

Special Collections has been in the process of digitizing and making accessible online the videos of Cabo Verde Television Productions (CVTP) and the show, Kontakt, with the permission of Mr. João Rosário, the director and producer. There are just over 20 available to view online through DigitalCommons@RIC (https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/mss-0071/), however more will be added!

CVTP began in Boston, Massachusetts under the direction of João Rosário and produced Kontakt, a 30 to 60 minute television program. It was produced in Pawtucket, Rhode Island between 1987 and 1993. The weekly program was aired on the cable television system in Pawtucket and syndicated to various cable systems and WPRI TV-12 (the ABC Television Network affiliate of southern New England).

Kontakt focuses on the Cape Verdean community in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in a talk show with interviews and performances by politicians, artists, musicians, academics, activists, poets, and storytellers.

Photos from Rhode Island College Adams Library's post 11/02/2023

If you haven't figured out your Friday night, may we suggest horror movies and pizza in the Adams Library after hours?

Join us at 6PM on Friday Nov. 3 for a free screening of "Blood Quantum" (2019). Set in 1981, Blood Quantum takes place in the fictional Red Crow Reserve on Mohawk and Mi’kmaq land, where a local sheriff struggles to lead his community when zombies arrive.

*6:00 - 9:00pm, Friday, November 3
*Adams Library, Reinhardt Room
*Pizza and drinks provided!
*Bring friends!

Blood Quantum is the first of two movies by Indigenous writer-creators that will be shown in the Adams Library during Native American Heritage Month. The program’s organizers, Jeremy Hixson and Amy Barlow, will facilitate an informal conversation following both films. The program, "From Aliens to Zombies: Horror Films from Indigenous Creators" is co-sponsored by the DDI Committee and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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Image 1: Scene from Blood Quantum
Image 2: Scene from Blood Quantum
Image 3: Blood Quantum poster
Image 4: From Aliens to Zombies: Horror Films from Indigenous Creators flyer

10/30/2023

🚨Today and Wednesday! 🚨 Everyone is welcome at our Special Collection Open Houses!

Join us in the Special Collections Reading Room (Adams Library 4th floor, Room 413) to explore a selection of remarkable books, photographs, documents, and objects from the RIC Special Collections, which will include items from the College Archives and Cape Verdean collections. An inspiring assortment of unique and distinctive books and manuscripts, along with eye-catching illustrations sure to spark your creativity, intellectual curiosity, and research interests will be on display! You will receive a tour of the stacks and the Digital Initiatives Unit, where you can see an example of digitization in process! Everyone is welcome to attend!

Feel free to drop in either Monday October 30th from 1-4 or Wednesday November 1 from 11-2:30. Everyone is welcome!

10/27/2023

Join us for a discussion of Jobs in Civics and Service with speakers from AmeriCorps, City Year, RIDE, and more (see details below). Students encouraged to register and meet the panelists! Lunch provided to all attendees. Registration is limited to 30—Register here: https://forms.gle/uRe7XZTDPrB7PKD87
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12:30pm - 1:50pm, Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Reinhardt Room, Adams Library
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Panelists include SUZY ALBA (RIC '05, Director of Civic Education, RI Department of State), AMY ALBERT (Recruitment Specialist, AmeriCorps), ADAM DONALDSON (National and Community Service Program Specialist; Office of Student, Community & Academic Support; Rhode Island Department of Elementary & Secondary Education), TRACY DUFFAUT (Director of Education Programs, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future), NIRVA LAFORTUNE (Executive Director, City Year Providence), and JULIA RENAUD (Associate Director of Grants & Strategic Initiatives, RI Council for the Humanities).
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Brandon Bun and Abigail Standeven, students from History 357 - Public History Experiences, will introduce their new library exhibit James R. Langevin: Turning Tragedy into Advocacy.
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Cosponsored by the Adams Library, American Democracy Project, Career Development Center, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Political Science Department.

10/26/2023

It's ! Faculty can take action in different ways, including submitting their works to our institutional repository DigitalCommons@RIC.
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Publications in DigitalCommons@RIC are harvested by Google and Google Scholar, and had nearly 20,000 downloads in FY23. Contributors also receive a monthly readership report detailing usage statistics. Increase your readership by making your works freely available (copyright permitting) to the world!
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To submit your scholarship, visit https://library.ric.edu/faculty-publications. Our Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Andrew Davis, will check the individual publisher policies for each publication before posting your work online. For any other inquiries, contact [email protected].
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International Open Access Week is a celebration of the value of open access knowledge and an opportunity to learn more about it. This year’s theme, “Community over Commercialization,” focuses on who should benefit from scholarly and scientific research. As companies merge, a dwindling number of publishers control the market, restricting access through prohibitive subscription and licensing fees. Thank you for following us during OAWeek as we shared information about multiple supports in the Adams Library for teaching and learning with open access knowledge, understanding your rights as authors, and putting your faculty publications into DigitalCommons@RIC.

10/24/2023

Join the Adams Library for Friday movie nights featuring horror films by Indigenous writer-directors during November.
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On Nov. 3, the Library will show Blood Quantum (2019), a zombie story set in Mi'kmaq territories, and on Nov. 17, it will show Slash/Back (2022), an alien invasion story starring four young women and set in an Inuit village. https://ric.libcal.com/calendar/events/blood-quantum
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Each film is free to the RIC community and will include a short pre-talk. The organizers, Jeremy Hixson and Amy Barlow, will facilitate an informal conversation following both films. Pizza and drinks provided. This program is co-sponsored by the DDI Committee and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
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From Aliens to Zombies: Horror Films from Indigenous Creators
Reinhardt room, Main Floor, Adams Library
6PM, Friday, Nov. 3 - Blood Quantum
6PM, Friday, Nov. 17 - Slash/Back

Photos from Rhode Island College Adams Library's post 10/20/2023

Check out our new exhibit featuring items from the Jim Langevin papers in Special Collections! The exhibit, James Langevin: Turning Tragedy into Advocacy, focuses on Langevin’s response to The Station nightclub fire, as well his work in cybersecurity and accessibility. The exhibit was curated by RIC history students Brandon Bun and Abigail Standeven, who are interning in Special Collections as part of their course, HIST 357: Public History Experiences.
The exhibit will be available for viewing through November on the main floor of Adams Library.

10/19/2023

Know your author rights! Use the SPARC Author Addendum when signing a publishing contract to own your research, and have a voice in when and where it’s shared. https://sparcopen.org/our-work/author-rights/

This post is part of the Library's ramp-up to (Oct. 23-29). International Open Access Week is a celebration of the value of open access knowledge and an opportunity to learn more about it. This year’s theme, “Community over Commercialization,” focuses on who should benefit from scholarly and scientific research. As companies merge, a dwindling number of publishers control the market, restricting access through prohibitive subscription and licensing fees. But faculty can take action!

Follow us through the end of October to learn more about multiple supports in the Adams Library for teaching and learning with open access knowledge, understanding rights as authors, and putting your faculty publications into DigitalCommons@RIC.

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