Monthly Archives: September 2013

The community who reads together…

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Community reading programs seek to unite a group of people around a certain book, engaging with a piece of literature together, finding common ground and in the end becoming closer. Members of the USD community have no shortage of such programs to choose from – join us!

USD Just Read! – This is a program that provides an opportunity for a campus-wide conversation about the themes and issues presented in one piece of powerful literature. This year’s book is The Ghost Map, an account of the 1854 cholera epidemic in London by Steven Johnson. Some of the major themes to be discussed throughout the academic year include public and environmental health, reason vs. ideology, and provision for the public good among others. The Center for Educational Excellence has lined up a full schedule of events for the semester

One Book, One San Diego – Beyond the borders of the mesa, USD is now affiliated with a county-wide community reading program, One Book, One San Diego. Along with other area libraries and community organizations, Copley Library is involved in the selection process for the One Book each year. This year’s selection is Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. The story, set in 17th-century Martha’s Vineyard, depicts the complex relationships between Native Americans and Puritan colonists. The One Book, One San Diego program hopes that the San Diego community will examine and apply the themes and issues in this historical fiction work to our lives and relationships today. Copley Library is proud to host one of the inaugural events of the One Book programming season, an author talk and book signing on October 2 at 10:00am in Warren Auditorium. Many more events are scheduled throughout the county in the coming months


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“Back to School” Library Events for Fall 2013

As this new school year begins, there will be several events that Copley Library will be involved in that students can check out to learn more about what we have to offer.

If you are eligible for a federal work-study award, you should come visit our table at the Federal Work-Study Job Fair on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 from 12pm until 2pm at the UC Forum A/B. Remember to come prepared with a résumé!

Another event for new students to check out is the Carnival at the Library on Friday, September 6th, 2013 from 2pm until 4pm on Copley Lawn. There will be fun games, awesome prizes, and delicious treats. This is also an opportunity for the incoming students to meet their Personal Librarian as well as other library staff members.
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The last event to see us at is the Alcala Bazaar on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 from 11:30am to 2:30pm on Torero Way near the UC/SLP buildings. Copley Library will have a table where we will be passing out information about our services as well as other goodies to take home. You will also be able to check out the many other organizations, programs and activities that the University of San Diego has available.

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