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Library Displays

What Should You Read Next?

      Ever have that moment when you can't figure out what book to read next? Employees of
      University Libraries gave book suggestions on social media, and we put them all into
      one display!

      This display was created by Kelsey Unruh. Dates: November 9 to _____.

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Tallgrass Film Festival

      Tallgrass Film Festival has been a part of the Wichita community for the past 16 years.
      Celebrate this local event by checking out a movie from University Libraries that has
      previously been shown at the film fest! The display also features books and films
      suggested by Bret Jones, Interim Director of Media Arts at Shocker Studios, and other
      books about filmmaking available at the University Libraries!

      Created by Kelsey Unruh. Dates: October 9, 2018 to November 9, 2018.

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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Display

      The Constitution Day and Citizenship Day display was assembled to showcase the
      many resources the library has to offer regarding the civics and citizenship,
      understanding and interpreting the constitution and its amendments. Constitution Day
      and Citizenship Day are celebrated on September 17 annually. 

      The display includes government documents, books, and DVDs.

      The library guide found at also
      includes streaming videos and additional content. This exhibit will be on display from
      September 14 to October 5, 2017.

      Created by Sara Butts. Dates: September 14, 2018 to October 8, 2018.

WSU Libraries has access to many video resources. If you are a student or employee of WSU you may use our video streaming services through Films on Demand, Alexander Street Press, and Swank. You may also check out DVDs from the Ablah Reserve Stacks or SGA movie collection on the first floor.

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Kansas Notable Books 2018

      "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

      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" (2018 Kansas State Library). 

For more information, visit​

This display was created by Connie Baquez. Dates: August 13, 2018 to September 13, 2018.

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2018 Tenure and Promotion Awardees and PIR Honorees

      Ablah Library has dedicated a book exhibit to the Wichita State University 2018
      Tenure and Promotion Awardees.

      This display was created by Cathy Moore-Jansen and Madison Zimmerman.

      Dates: May 2 to August 12, 2018.

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National Library Week 2018

      "National Library Week is April 8-14, 2018. The theme
      is 'Libraries Lead.'

      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. All types of libraries - school, public,
      academic and special - participate." - American Library
      Association website

 "The National Library Week 2018 celebration will mark the 60th anniversary of the first event, sponsored in 1958.

In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. The committee's goals were ambitious.  They ranged from 'encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time' to 'improving incomes and health" and "developing strong and happy family life.' 

In 1957, the committee developed a plan for National Library Week based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries. With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme 'Wake Up and Read!'" - American Library Association Website

This display was created by Connie Basquez. Dates: April 5, 2018 to May 1, 2018.

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Shocker DVD Collection

      This display case features movies new and old to the newly named Shocker DVD
      Collection (previously known as the SAC/SGA Movie Collection).

      Dates: March 7, 2018 to April 5, 2018.

      This display was created by Kelsey Unruh and Madison Zimmerman.

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Women in Horror Month: Make Your Own Bloody Movie!

      Women in Horror Month Official Website

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