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April 2024 Hours and Events

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National Library Week

Ready, Set, Library!

National Library Week is April 7-13 and this year's theme is Ready, Set, Library!  The theme promotes the idea that in our always-online world, libraries give us a green light to something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and focus on what matters most.  Be sure to follow the library's Instagram account for all the details on the week's events shown below.  

  • Ready, Set, Go Beyond Books with Your Library - Tuesday, April 9th from 12 to 2pm in the 1st Floor lobby of CAB, bookstore side
  • Game Night at the Library - Tuesday, April 9th from 6 to 8pm
    • Join us on the first floor of the library for pizza, board games, Bingo (with prizes), two Nintendo Switches with Mario Kart and Super Smash Brothers and much more!
    • Children and family members are welcome to attend
    • Dress up as your favorite book character and take a picture at our photo booth
    • RSVP in JagSync by April 5th
  • National Library Outreach Day / Library Bookmobile- Wednesday, April 10th at 10:30am
    • Library staff will be taking some of our more popular reads around campus for you to check out on the go!
  • Beyond Books: a National Library Week Trivia Showdown - Thursday, April 11th from 2 to 3pm in Computer Room 202, Library

Financially Fit: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Altered Hours of Operation

The library will be closed on Sunday, April 28th during the Festival de Cascarones.

The library will have extended hours from Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, May 7:

Monday through Thursday 9am to 10pm

Friday 9am to 8pm

Saturday 9am to 6pm

Sunday 1 to 9pm

National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

National Sexual Assault Awareness MonthApril is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The University Library and Student Counseling Center (SCC) have come together to provide recommended readings focused on dispelling myths about sexual violence, promoting resiliency and inspiration, and encouraging care for survivors and allies.

The University Library abides by the American Library Association’s Code of Ethics and is therefore committed to intellectual freedom and the freedom to access information. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with one of our librarians.

Please be aware that some of these writings may contain strong material that could evoke an emotional response. For support, call the Family Violence Prevention Services 24 hour Hotline at (210) 733-8810 or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HELP to 741-741. Students may call the SCC at (210) 784-1331 to schedule a telecounseling appointment with a counselor.

*Not all content is endorsed by A&M-SA.

For more information on violence prevention and support, visit the SCC website or follow the SCC on Instagram @TAMUSAStudentCounseling

 

National Denim Day

Denim Day April 24 2024

E-books in Honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Campus Sexual Assault

A 2014 report issued by the White House Council on Women and Girls included the alarming statistic that one in five female college students in the United States experiences some form of campus sexual assault. Despite more than fifty years of anti-rape activism and over two decades of federal legislation regarding campus sexual violence, sexual assault on American college and university campuses remains prevalent, underreported, and poorly understood. A principal reason for this lack of understanding is that the voices of women who have experienced campus sexual assault have been largely absent from academic discourse about the issue. In Campus Sexual Assault, Lauren J. Germain focuses attention on the post-sexual assault experiences of twenty-six college women. She reframes conversations about sexual violence and student agency on American college campuses by drawing insight directly from the stories of how survivors responded individually to attacks, as well as how and why peers, family members, and school, medical, and civil authorities were (or were not) engaged in addressing the crimes. Germain weaves together women's narratives to show the women not as victims per se but as individuals with the power to overcome these traumatic experiences.

Crisis

Unlike books focusing on a single crisis topic, Crisis helps recognize common signs of endangerment across a range of life challenges by showing the interconnections between various harmful events. Through media coverage of school shootings, suicides, domestic abuse, workplace violence, and more, we've become accustomed to hearing about violence and trauma-almost invariably followed by reports that show all of the warning signs that were missed. While it is impossible to predict when, where, and with whom a crisis will occur, we do have the means to be better equipped to intervene in stressful situations before they tip over into a crisis. Important preventative information is readily available, and this book better prepares us to take appropriate responsive action. Often a crisis is the result of a critical life event; whether or not a life-changing event turns into a crisis depends on the type, timing, and interpretation of the event, the person's life cycle development phase, history of healthy coping, and available timely support. In sum, Lee Ann Hoff illustrates how to recognize crisis as both danger and opportunity. The more we know about how to spot a potential crisis and what to do, the more likely distressed persons will get the help they need.

Perspectives on College Sexual Assault

This collection of highly acclaimed research articles, published in the peer-reviewed journal Violence and Victims, disseminates state-of-the-art information about sexual violence on campus. It addresses the controversy surrounding statistics on the prevalence of college sexual assault and its tendency to go unreported, as well as contention regarding university policies and response (or lack thereof) by administrators. Articles present research related to victims and perpetrators, predictive factors, efforts to promote awareness, and prevention programming. Expert researchers from such disciplines as psychology, psychiatry, sociology, criminology, counseling, nursing, and social work provide interdisciplinary perspectives with articles addressing gender differences and the role of alcohol use in sexual assault victimization, perceived risk to experience sexual victimization, intimate partner sexual assault and objectification, a bibliotherapy approach to prevention, the role of impulsivity among perpetrators, the role of administrators and bystanders, and many other topics. This research collection about college sexual assault will help to foster greater understanding of this controversial issue, provide a foundation for further research, and promote strategies of awareness and prevention on our college campuses.

Preventing Violence in Relationships

In this title, contributing authors take a developmental approach to examining violence prevention in intimate relationships and families. Until recently, the study of violence prevention has focussed on reducing the incidence of assaults by strangers, despite statistics that indicate that people are twice as likely to be victimized by a friend, relative, or intimate partner. Authors view relationship violence as something that may be prevented at many points during the lifespan of a person but also as something that must be prevented at key points, especially during childhood, if violence is to be reduced in the future. All violence is essentially interpersonal, so the contributors to this book focus on healthy interpersonal relationship skills as the basis for preventing violence. Each chapter covers relationship violence at a different stage of life and in different relationships, from child and partner abuse through rape and elder abuse. Authors provide empirical research results as well as practical guidance for day-to-day interventions in the lives of children and adults.

Resilience

Many of us will be struck by one or more major traumas sometime in our lives. Perhaps you have been a victim of sexual abuse, domestic violence or assault. Perhaps you were involved in a serious car accident. Perhaps you are a combat veteran. Maybe you were on the beach in Thailand during a tsunami, or in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Or maybe, you are among the millions who have suffered a debilitating disease, lost a loved one or lost your job. This inspiring book identifies ten key ways to weather and bounce back from stress and trauma. Incorporating the latest scientific research and dozens of interviews with trauma survivors, it provides a practical guide to building emotional, mental and physical resilience. Written by experts in post-traumatic stress, this book provides a vital and successful roadmap for overcoming the adversities we all face at some point in our lives.

Earth Day 2024: Planet vs. Plastics

This year's Earth Day campaign is focused on the planet vs. plastics.  Visit this website for more information on what you can do to make a difference!  Visit the Earth Day tab at the left to see some of the library's resources pertaining to this topic.

Image taken from: http://www.sellcell.com/blog/15-facts-about-earth-day-and-the-environment/

Día de los Niños

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Dia de los ninos

Check out the tabs to the left for resources pertaining to this celebration.

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