Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Autism Awareness...Autism Education...Autism Acceptance

April is Autism Awareness Month! With the rate of autism diagnoses increasing (see CNN's recent article and video of noted autistic Temple Grandin), it stands to reason that we will continue to see more and more students on campus with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnoses in the coming years, as well as encounter more individuals on the spectrum in the workplace. Autism Awareness Month is a time for those who are affected by ASD to shine a light on it so others might not just become aware, but educate themselves and better learn to accept those individuals on the spectrum.

Baron-Forness Library has a wonderful collection of materials on a variety of topics concerning ASD, for both research and personal education. Whether you are a student who anticipates working with children or adults on the spectrum, an instructor who currently teaches students on the spectrum, a parent or family member of someone on the spectrum, or simply interested in learning more about ASD, join us this month as we celebrate Autism Awareness, Education, and Acceptance. You can view our display of some of the titles found in our collection on the 2nd floor near the elevators, as well as common autism myths debunked throughout the entire library. And keep a lookout for faculty and staff rocking their Autism Awareness ribbons all month as we demonstrate our acceptance of students on the spectrum, as well as our support for those students who will go on to work with individuals with ASD in the future.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Baron-Forness library used book sale: April 17 and 18

Gently Used Book Sale

April 17 & 18, 2014

Celebrating National Library Week!

Baron-Forness Library is sponsoring a used book sale in honor of National Library Week 2014. The proceeds will be used to acquire new books for the library.

The sale will be held in Room 715 on the 7th floor of the library. The items for sale include gently used fiction, non-fiction, paperbacks and media

(CDs, DVD, VHS). There are many art and history books, as well as books on other academic subjects. These are books which were donated but not added to the library because they were duplicates or older editions of items already owned. All the books are in good condition, and many are like new. The public is welcome to attend.

Sale Hours:

Thursday April 17 10am-4 pm

Friday April 18 10am – 4 pm

$ a bag Friday 2-4pm


CDs & VHS…. $.25




Library Faculty to Give Talk at Millcreek Public Library

Do women and men experience travel differently?  Do they write about their journeys from different perspectives?  Can they explore the same place and have distinctive viewpoints? Barry Gray, Technical Services Librarian at Baron-Forness Library of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, has researched those questions. He will be giving a presentation on Monday, April 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Millcreek Branch Library Community Room, on his findings. His presentation is free and open to the public.  No reservations are needed.

For over one hundred years, women have documented their travels across America by car. This presentation describes several representative road books by women authors and compares them to accounts by male travelers. It contrasts themes of escape and empowerment to show how different authors approach the experience of cross country travel and describe it in their narratives. These works are important primary sources for the cultural and intellectual history of the United States, because the development of cars, the automobile industry, and highways have greatly influenced American history in the past century. If you like to travel, please journey to Millcreek Branch Library, to learn how much others do, too.