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Discover the history of the HOly Cross LBGTQIA+ community online

The Holy Cross College Archives and Special Collections is proud to share a new digital archive, Project Q+, with the Holy Cross community. Project Q+ serves as a digital repository for LGBTQIA+ related materials from across Holy Cross’ history. These items portray all aspects of the rich LGBTQIA+ history here on campus and they reflect moments of protest, courage, and community support. http://hcdigitalscholarship.com/lgbtqia/

Project Q+ was established in 2016 by Molly Brown-Heidemann and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. With the help of many Holy Cross students, the project began to collect physical and digital items from throughout the College’s history and worked to digitize the items in hopes of making this history as publicly accessible as possible. Individually, each artifact tells a personal story, but when combined provides a timeline of LGBTQIA+ history at the College. These stories are made possible by generous contributions from students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The name of the archive stems from the commitment to adding queer voices back into the mainstream history of the College of the Holy Cross. The LGBTQ+ Community has always been here, and our goal is not only to uncover and preserve the history of queer students both past and present, but to establish their legacy in the overarching, complicated past of our institution.

Project Q+ was transferred into the College Archives’ care in 2019 and the college archivists worked to organize the physical materials, create research guides, and update the metadata on the project’s website. Now, Project Q+ is officially available online, with over 300 items to explore! This project is dedicated to Holy Cross’ LGBTQIA+ community, who always had the courage to be out and make themselves heard. It is the Archives’ hope that this project amplifies the voices of this community and encourages more stories to be told.

The Holy Cross Archives and Special Collections department is still collecting items related to LGBTQIA+ history at the College. A complete list of items can be found at this website: https://www.holycross.edu/sites/default/files/Dinand/holy_cross_lgbt_research_guide_feb_2020.pdf . Some items in the complete list have not been digitized and are not on this website, but can be found at the College Archives. Please contact the Archives Department for more information or with donation inquiries at archives@holycross.edu.

The Holy Cross College Archives and Special Collections is proud to share a new digital archive, Project Q+, with the Holy Cross community. Project Q+ serves as a digital repository for LGBTQIA+ related materials from across Holy Cross’ history. These items portray all aspects of the rich LGBTQIA+ history here on campus and they reflect … <...

If you’re looking for reliable information about the upcoming election, fake news, and fact checking, take a look at our new “Election 2020” LibGuide: https://libguides.holycross.edu/election2020

If you’re looking for reliable information about the upcoming election, fake news, and fact checking, take a look at our new “Election 2020” LibGuide: https://libguides.holycross.edu/election2020...

The Worcester Art Museum Library is happy to announce virtual office hours to be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 11:00-1:00 and the third Wednesday of each month from 3:00-5:00. Drop in to ask the librarian your questions via Zoom video conference. You’re welcome to drop in at any time and stay as long as you like.

Join the Zoom room: https://holycross.zoom.us/j/98071936247 OR via phone, call 646 558 8656 and enter Meeting ID: 980 7193 6247

Join with or without video, and feel free to use the chat box to ask questions if you prefer text!

The Worcester Art Museum Library is happy to announce virtual office hours to be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 11:00-1:00 and the third Wednesday of each month from 3:00-5:00. Drop in to ask the librarian your questions via Zoom video conference. You’re welcome to drop in at any time and stay …

The Holy Cross Libraries are pleased to present two “Authors on the Hill” presentations this semester.

Wednesday, October 28, 5 pm, Professor Giovanni Spani will present his work on the multimedia educational app for Android and iOS, “Dante’s Florence.” Join us on Zoom: https://holycross.zoom.us/j/95561170037

This event will be available to Holy Cross students, faculty, and staff.

Thursday, October 29, 3:30 pm, Professor Ji Hao will present his recent article, “A Newly Discovered Song Sculpture at the Worcester Art Museum in the United States and Its Relationship with Xiyou ji Stories.” The Journal of MingQing Fiction Studies, (2):153-175. Join us on Zoom: https://holycross.zoom.us/j/95561170037

This event will be available to Holy Cross students, faculty, and staff. Guests from the Worcester Art Museum Community as well as the general public are welcome to watch this presentation live on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/uddwunnhBBw

The Holy Cross Libraries are pleased to present two “Authors on the Hill” presentations this semester. Wednesday, October 28, 5 pm, Professor Giovanni Spani will present his work on the multimedia educational app for Android and iOS, “Dante’s Florence.” Join us on Zoom: https://holycross.zoom.us/j/95561170037 This even...

The libraries recently collaborated with the Office of Multicultural Education to create several resource guides for Latinx Heritage Month, LGBTQIA+ History Month, and Filipino Heritage Month. These guides include links to print and ebooks, relevant databases for further research, and more!

Latinx Heritage Month: https://libguides.holycross.edu/latinxheritagemonth

LGBTQIA+ History Month: https://libguides.holycross.edu/lgbtqiahistory

Filipino Heritage Month: https://libguides.holycross.edu/filipinoheritagemonth

The libraries recently collaborated with the Office of Multicultural Education to create several resource guides for Latinx Heritage Month, LGBTQIA+ History Month, and Filipino Heritage Month. These guides include links to print and ebooks, relevant databases for further research, and more! Latinx Heritage Month: https://libguides.holycross.edu/lat...

The Archives and Special Collections Department will celebrate “Ask an Archivist Day” on Wed., Oct. 7.  We want to answer any questions that you have about the College’s history and special collections!  Submit your questions to archives@holycross.edu with the subject heading “Ask an Archivist” and we will answer them during the event.  Follow along on Instagram @ hc. libs and Twitter at @ hc_libs.

The Archives and Special Collections Department will celebrate “Ask an Archivist Day” on Wed., Oct. 7.  We want to answer any questions that you have about the College’s history and special collections!  Submit your questions to archives@holycross.edu with the subject heading “Ask an Archivist” and we will answer ...

Unfortunately, we have cancelled the Virtual Dinand in the Dark event that was scheduled for October 22. Thank you to those who expressed their interest in the event! If you are in the mood for spooky tales, stay tuned to our social media channels starting at the end of this week – we will be featuring videos of Holy Cross spooky campus legends!

The scariest month of the year is upon us! Dinand Library and the English Department invite you to share your original eerie, disturbing, and unsettling tales at an online open mic, Thursday, Oct. 22, 9-10 pm. (If you wish, you may submit a video of the reading or choose someone else to read your work aloud; see instructions on the attached flyer.)

If you have any questions about this event, please email Monica Locker, mlocker@holycross.edu .

See you very soon!

Stories should be “spooky” or have to do with campus lore; All submissions should be no longer than 5-7 minutes long when read aloud; We welcome material that is scary but not inappropriate or offensive.

Get into the Halloween spirit! The Libraries and the English Department
are hosting a spooky stories-themed Open Mic Night live via Zoom on
October 22 from 9-10 pm. Participants can either read their stories (or
parts of longer dark and dreary works) live or else submit a video ahead
of time. You can also have someone else read your work for you if you would prefer.

Submission guidelines:

Submissions will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. There
will be extra time at the end of the event to read more spooky stories aloud.

GET READY FOR A SPOOKY TIME

To sign up, please email mlocker@holycross.edu by October 22. ]

Unfortunately, we have cancelled the Virtual Dinand in the Dark event that was scheduled for October 22. Thank you to those who expressed their interest in the event! If you are in the mood for spooky tales, stay tuned to our social media channels starting at the end of this week – we will be …


On this page, you will find a video of the orientation, along with the presentation slides and accompanying handouts.


Please note that we have a special website that covers information related to our Fall 2020 semester services: https://libguides.holycross.edu/Remote2020


If you have any questions about the libraries, services, or collections, please send an email to libref@holycross.edu.

A recording of the library’s “LibFest” orientation session is now available via CrossWorks:  https://crossworks.holycross.edu/lib_reference/1/ On this page, you will find a video of the orientation, along with the presentation slides and accompanying handouts. Please note that we have a special website that covers information re...

drop in peer research help now available. Photo of PRC Kyle.

 

 

Stop in to see our Peer Research Consultant, Kyle Irvine ’21 for help with..

– Finding books and e-books;
– Requesting books for delivery;
– Getting started finding sources for a Montserrat paper;
– Help navigating databases;
– Citing books and journal articles;

and other basic research questions!

Kyle will be available via Zoom (https://holycross.zoom.us/j/93781233676) Thursday evenings from 7:00PM to 9:00PM EDT, starting Thursday, September 24, 2020. All Holy Cross students are welcome!

    Stop in to see our Peer Research Consultant, Kyle Irvine ’21 for help with.. – Finding books and e-books;– Requesting books for delivery;– Getting started finding sources for a Montserrat paper;– Help navigating databases;– Citing books and journal articles; and other basic research questions! Kyle will be ...

Virtual LibFest Fall 2020

This week we begin our virtual “LibFest,” or library festival orientation! Throughout the week, we will post on our social media platforms information and images introducing you to the HC Libraries, our services and collections, and related campus departments.

Follow along via our social media platforms-

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hc.libs
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hc.libs/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/hc_libs


  • Be sure to join us for our live Zoom library orientation on Thursday, September 17, at 12 pm, or 12:30 pm. Both orientation sessions will cover the same information. These sessions will be open to all current Holy Cross students. https://holycross.zoom.us/j/99925273102

    These sessions will be recorded and made publicly available after the event.  We hope to see you there!

    This week we begin our virtual “LibFest,” or library festival orientation! Throughout the week, we will post on our social media platforms information and images introducing you to the HC Libraries, our services and collections, and related campus departments. Follow along via our social media platforms- Facebook: https://www.facebook.c...