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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: It’s My Country Too

It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan, edited by Jerri Bell & Tracy Crow

It’s My Country Too

“'A sailor and a Marine walked into a bar': so begins this timely and thought-provoking anthology of women's military stories edited by Bell, a retired naval officer and editor of the Veterans Writing Project literary journal, O-Dark-Thirty, and Crow (Eyes Right), a former Marine Corps officer. These stories crackle with personality and demonstrate how remarkably determined American women have been to serve an institution that didn't seem to want them. During the Revolution, for example, Sarah Osborn traveled with the Continental Army to stay close to her husband and perform domestic services for his unit, while Deborah Sampson Gannett dressed like a man to enlist. Sarah Emma Edmonds and Loreta Janeta Velazquez did the same as Gannett during the Civil War. In WWI, such deceptions were no longer necessary because the military began enlisting women. Selections in the book's "Gender Wars" section attest to the sexual harassment women have endured as a matter of course once they earned a permanent place in the armed forces. The editors provide just enough historical context to deliver a smooth chronological flow and they include a helpful list of further readings….but Bell and Crow have done a service by amplifying the important voices in this collection.”

- "It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan." Publishers Weekly, 1 May 2017, p. 48+. Academic OneFile.

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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: The Complete Wimmen’s Comix

The Complete Wimmen's Comix, edited by Trina Robbins

The Complete Wimmen's Comix

"In the late ’60s, underground comix changed the way comics readers saw the medium — but there was an important pronoun missing from the revolution. In 1972, ten women cartoonists got together in San Francisco to rectify the situation and produce the first and longest-lasting all-woman comics anthology, Wimmen’s Comix. Within two years the Wimmen’s Comix Collective had introduced cartoonists like Roberta Gregory and Melinda Gebbie to the comics-reading public, and would go on to publish some of the most talented women cartoonists in America — Carol Tyler, Mary Fleener, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Dori Seda, Phoebe Gloeckner, and many others. In its twenty-year run, the women of Wimmen’s tackled subjects the guys wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole: abortion, menstruation, masturbation, castration, lesbians, witches, murderesses, and feminists."

- From the publisher’s website: http://www.fantagraphics.com/completewimmenscomix/.

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Teaching MLA 8.0 Workshop

Today, the Library is offering a teaching MLA 8.0 workshop.

Where: Library Conference Room (E-101E)
When: 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

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Teaching MLA 8.0 Workshop

Today, the Library is offering a teaching MLA 8.0 workshop.

Where: Library Classroom (E-101B)
When: 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

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Read Food Technology in the Library

It's National Nutrition Month. Read Food Technology; advancing food and health through sound science.
Find this and other print magazines, journals, and newspapers in our Periodicals section, where all titles are arranged alphabetically. To see if we have something in our print collection, please visit the Library Catalog webpage.
Note: The first floor of the Library houses current editions and the mezzanine level houses both current editions and archived copies.

What You Need to Know to Start Your Own Business

The MoneyBoss personal finance workshops for students are back for more sessions this Spring. The Library, Business & Technology Dept. and Social Science Dept. are collaborating on MoneyBoss workshops for Spring I and II. Our first 2 workshops have been scheduled--we're starting off with a pair of sessions on Entrepreneurship with a guest presenter. Students can attend either or both of these events. They may win a book about personal finance in our famous book raffle!

What You Need to Know to Start Your Own Business: First Steps
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Poolside Cafe, E-Building
Guest speaker: Evelyn Carrasco from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on your readiness, your idea, your business plan, legal matters, and financing.

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Visit the MoneyBoss website for our guide to personal finance resources and future event announcements.

Faculty Fridays: What is predatory publishing?

Predatory publishers exploit academics' need to publish by charging author fees without providing the level of peer review and other editorial and publisher services of legitimate journals. These journals exist solely to make money, not to publish quality scholarship. Predatory journals are a pay-to-publish venue, similar to their print precursor the vanity press.

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Retro Thursdays: Student with a baby

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From the Archives: A student in a seminar room with her child in a stroller.

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Zotero - Citation Management Workshop

Zotero- A free software that helps you collect, cite, and share research

Today 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Library Classroom E101-B

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Presented by the Library's Workshop Committee
Questions? Please contact Alexandra Rojas, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), x6020 or Chris McHale,.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Reset

reset: My Fight for Inclusion, by Ellen Pao


"When Pao, a former chief of staff and junior partner at the tech venture capital firm for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, sued her company for gender discrimination in 2012, her lawsuit galvanized women working in tech; journalists even started to use the term 'Pao effect' to describe the uptick in women speaking out against discrimination in the workplace. Here, Pao tells her full story, detailing her experiences in the workplace leading up to the lawsuit as well as stories that did not make it into the high profile trial. She discusses the range of sexism she encountered on the job, from being asked to lower her voice and perpetually being seated at the back of the room during meetings to being asked to babysit her colleague’s children or denied promotions despite having more seniority and experience than the person promoted in her stead.
Writing in relatable terms, with little jargon, Pao draws on statistics to demonstrate the industry’s lack of inclusivity and weaves in amusing analogies, as with her comparison of tech executives’ fascination with private jets to high school students’ obsession with owning a car. Though Pao lost the lawsuit, she went on to serve as interim CEO of Reddit and founded Project Include, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting diversity in tech. Her story is a grave reminder of how far the tech industry has to go in fighting discrimination."

- Nonfiction Book Review: Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Ellen K. Pao. Spiegel & Grau, $28 (288p) ISBN 978-0-399-59101-3.” PublishersWeekly.com, 25 Sept. 2017, www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-399-59101-3.

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librarian exhibit

Come see this new exhibit showcasing some of your librarians here at LaGuardia. It's inside the Library (E-101), just outside Room L.

LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: How We Get Free

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

How We Get Free

"If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free." - Combahee River Collective Statement
"The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In this collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to Black feminism and its impact on today’s struggles."

- From the publisher’s website: www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1108-how-we-get-free.

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