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COM Library Newsletter

The monthly newsletter of the College of the Mainland Library.

In This Issue


Information Literacy Awareness Month

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October is Information Literacy Awareness Month. COM Library has a great collection of critical thinking and information literacy guides to help you evaluate your sources! Topics include citation, media bias, evaluating sources, fake news, plagiarism, tips for using sources in a paper and more. 

See all Critical Thinking & Information Literacy news.

LGBTQ+ History Resources

October is LGBTQ+ History Month, meant to highlight and celebrate the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. 

COM library has a variety of resources on LGBTQ+ history.  Click here for a list of books that include the one featured below:

Queer by Design: Beginning with pre-liberation and the years before the Stonewall uprising, spanning across the 1970s and 1980s and through to the new millennium, Queer X Design celebrates the inventive and subversive designs that have powered the resilient and ever-evolving LGBTQ movement.

More than just an accessible history book, Queer X Design tells the story of queerness as something intangible, uplifting, and indestructible. Found among these pages is sorrow, loss, and struggle; an affective selection that queer designers and artists harnessed to bring about political and societal change. But here is also: joy, hope, love, and the enduring fight for free expression and representation. Queer X Design is the potent, inspiring, and colorful visual history of activism and pride.

Click here for streaming videos on LGBTQ+ history including The Lavender Scare: The untold story of a brutal witch hunt and the courageous few who fought back (1:15:00).

Click here for articles from various library databases on LGBTQ+ history.

Physical resources will be on display for LGBTQ+ History month October 10-19, 2022 in the library.  Please swing by to view the books available for check-out.  Don't forget your COM ID!

Newly Added N.Y. Times Bestsellers

There are new added N.Y. Times Bestsellers to the library!  Come check out the new leisure read additions!  Some of the recent additions include:

The library has over 150 current N.Y. bestsellers in the collection at any one time.  Free to check-out for staff, faculty and students with valid COM ID.  Come take a book home today!  For more information on our leisure read, check out the leisure read library guide.

It's Tailgating Season! Featured Cookbooks on hoopla

It's National Cookbook Month!  Get ready for tailgating and the upcoming holidays with featured cookbooks on hoopla!  Free to check-out to you through COM library!

All students, staff and faculty can access hoopla free of charge.  First time users will need to register to create an account.  Once registered, you can check-out movies, eBooks, audiobooks, music albums and graphic novels at no charge.  Five free check-outs are allowed per month with featured monthly bonus borrows that don't count towards your monthly check-out balance.  No fines or fees.  Items return automatically at the end of the borrowing period.

Get your holiday meal planning started by browsing through the cookbooks available through hoopla.  You'll also want to check out the monthly book clubs, graphic novel clubs and exclusive content all offered free of charge on this streaming platform.  For more information on hoopla, visit the hoopla library guide.

Happy browsing!