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Kansas Notable Books 2016

      "The Kansas Notable Books List is the annual recognition of 15 outstanding
      titles either written by Kansans or about a Kansas related topic. The Kansas
      Notable Book List highlights our lively contemporary writing community and
      encourages readers to enjoy some of the best writing of the authors among
      us.


      A committee of academics, librarians, and authors of previous Notable
      Books identifies quality titles from among those published the previous year,
      and the State Librarian makes the selection for the final List. A medal
      awards ceremony honors the books and their authors.


Kansas Notable Books is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book, a program of the State Library. Throughout the award year, the State Library promotes and encourages the promotion of all the titles on that year's list at literary events, and among librarians and booksellers" (2016 Kansas State Library). 

For more information, visit https://kslib.info/1276/2016-Notable-Books 

This display was created by Connie Baquez. Dates: October 2016 to December 2016.

 

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Tenure 2016

      To honor the occasion of receiving tenure and/or promotion, as well as Professor
      Incentive Reviews, this year's awardees were asked to name a book that had
      influenced their lives or careers. This book exhibit celebrates the new awardees
      along with their selections and reflections. Commemorative book plates have been
      placed in each selected book.

      The second selection of titles was chosen by this year's Senior Honor Award
      Recipients for 2015-2016
.  For additional information about Wichita State
      University's Senior Honor Awards (including past recipients), visit their homepage.

      This exhibit was displayed in Spring 2016 and was created by Cathy Moore-Jansen.  
      Dates:  June 2016 - September 2016.

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National Library Week 2016: Transform into Someone's Superhero

      The 2016 National Library Week theme is Libraries Transform. First
      sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored
      by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country
      each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries
      and librarians and to promote library use and support.

      Find out more at the American Library Association webpage.

      This exhibit was displayed in Spring 2016.  Dates:  April 2016 - June 2016.

      This exhibit was created by Laurie Allen.

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Women's History Month 2016

      Women's History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981,
      when Congress passed legislation authorizing President Ronald Reagan to
      proclaim a week in March as "Women's History Week."  Since then,
      subsequent resolutions have expanded this to a full month paying tribute
      to the generations of women whose commitment to the world have proved
      invaluable to society.

      Read more about Women's History Month here.

      The materials in this display represent a small offering of the books at
      Ablah Library by and about women, celebrating their achievements,
      honoring their struggles and successes, and recognizing their impact on society and the
                                                                                                 planet.

This exhibit was displayed in Spring 2016.  Dates:  March - April 2016.

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Women in Horror Month 2016: The Gothic Novel

      Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative, which
      encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work
      of women in the horror industries. Whether they are on the screen, behind the
      scenes, or contributing in their other various artistic ways, it is clear that women
      love, appreciate, and contribute to the horror genre.

      WiHM celebrates these contributions to horror throughout the year via the official
      WiHM blog, Ax WoundThe Ax Wound Film Festival, and with the official
      WiHM event/project database in February. This database—in conjunction with
      the WiHM social media fan base—actively promotes do-it-yourself annual film
      screenings, blogs/articles, podcasts, and any other form of creative media with
      the ultimate goal of helping works by and featuring women reach a wider
      audience.

This inclusive and positive movement is open to everyone, just as we believe the horror genre should be.

For more information, check out the Women in Horror Month LibGuide or the Women in Horror Month website.

This year's exhibit features literary works from the gothic tradition, both modern and not, written by women.

This exhibit was displayed in Spring 2016.  Dates:  February - March 2016.

This exhibit was created by Lizzy Walker.  

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