1/17/2018

Free Workshops for UB Students

Langsdale is gearing up for the Spring 2018 semester with FREE workshops for UB students! Langsdale's Achievement & Learning Center (ALC) offers around 200 workshops for the UB community every year. Whether you're looking for course preparation (happening now!), computer skills, or writing and communication--the ALC has it!


The full workshop selection is available online and all of Langsdale's events can be found here.

Spend your study break with Langsdale this semester!

1/02/2018

New Books at Langsdale!

Did you know that Langsdale Library offers a list of all of our newest materials? We do! Each month we'll post an update letting you know about a few select titles, but there are far too many to mention here so be sure to check out our comprehensive online list. There is an RSS feed to the list, so you can subscribe and be updated when new materials get listed each month.


New Materials at Langsdale:




Woman's embodied self : feminist perspectives on identity and image


"In this compelling book, Joan Chrisler and Ingrid Johnston-Robledo examine how women relate to their bodies and how attitudes toward the body affect women's sense of self. In particular, they document the disturbing, never-ending barrage of standards used to judge women's bodies."


Not a crime to be poor : the criminalization of poverty in America


""Most Americans believe debtors' prisons are a thing of the past. Yet today, people are in jail by the thousands for no other reason than that they are poor. As the Justice Department found when it investigated police practices in Ferguson, Missouri, massive fines and fees are levied for minor crimes such as broken taillights and rolling through stop signs, and when the poor cannot pay, the result is an epidemic of repeated stays in jail. Bail is routinely set without consideration of a defendant's ability to pay, resulting in one kind of justice system for those who can buy their way out and another harshly punitive one for those who can't. Edelman shows that we still live in a country where, to our great shame, it is a crime to be poor."--Jacket flap"



The psychology of racial colorblindness : a critical review


"This book summarizes and integrates the social scientific research on racial colorblindness, focusing primarily on work within the field of psychology. A new multi-variety colorblind framework is presented, which provides theoretical coherence to the present literature as well as a guide for future research. After considering the historical context in which colorblind ideologies have manifested and operated, research is presented that establishes how the colorblind mentality ignores important racial realities and tends to harm racial minorities across a wide variety of domains. Beneficial alternative ideologies are discussed, as are strategies that may be useful in challenging the colorblind ideology. This book will be of interest to both researchers and theorists who study racial ideology, as well as social justice advocates and practitioners who contend with racial colorblindness in real-world contexts."--Publisher's description."

These are just a few of the many new books, movies, and games at your Langsdale Library. To see the complete listing of new materials check out our list right here! If you want to receive updates when new materials get listed each month, you can subscribe to the list through the RSS feed.

12/20/2017

A Time Travel Tour of Baltimore's Public Markets

Richmond Market, formerly at the location of Howard and Read Streets


Hung over from the hustle of last minute holiday shopping? Langsdale Special Collections has an antidote: traveling through time to visit stores--in this case, Baltimore's public markets--and simultaneously not doing any spending whatsoever.
Behold: the wonder of Historypin, which currently hosts the new Special Collections virtual exhibit “Baltimore City Markets" (Isn't archival research magical?)

The exhibit features digitized images of Baltimore’s public markets, the oldest continuous public market system in the United States. All images are from various collections in our regional history archive, largely from the Thomas J. D’Alesandro papers, The Blakeslee Lane Photographs, and the Post Card Project at the University of Baltimore Collection. Baltimore's markets have been around since the 1780s. Many have shuttered, like Belair Market, which was demolished to make way for Old Town Mall; and Richmond Market, where the University of Maryland Medical System now sits.  Six are still in business, and are worth an IRL visit: Avenue Market (formerly Lafayette Market), Lexington Market, Cross Street Market (its recently proposed redesign is a retro facade based on Cross Street Market's look circa 1953), Hollins Market, Broadway Market and Northeast Market.
Once-Bustling Belair Market 

The main attraction for pairing an application like Historypin with historical photographs and ephemera is that it works with Google Maps to overlay the image on a contemporary location. By comparing the archival image with a municipal market's current digs we're not only reminded that the world around us has evolved, but that history stays with us, always. Oh, and if you have some spiffy archival images of any of the city markets of your own, you can add them to the collection on Historypin and make the exhibit that much more faboosh. Enjoy this historical tour, the holiday season, and 2018, too!




12/11/2017

New Materials at Langsdale!



Did you know that Langsdale Library offers a list of all of our newest materials? We do! Each month we'll post an update letting you know about a few select titles, but there are far too many to mention here so be sure to check out our comprehensive online list. There is an RSS feed to the list, so you can subscribe and be updated when new materials get listed each month.

New Materials at Langsdale:

No fears, no excuses : what you need to do to have a great career 

"Larry Smith Begins with an attention grabbing statement: “Why you will fail to have a great career”.  As humans we tend to question where exactly we fit in this world, and even our purpose. Smith makes a point that only a few souls are born to know exactly what they want to do and pursue in life, meanwhile the rest of us have to stop making excuses and challenge ourselves by setting goals and completing them. Smith is by far an amazing author whose writings help me want to achieve more in life." -Quote by UB Graduate Student Ashley Frazier, Winner of the Career Book of the Month Contest (November 2017).


111 places in Baltimore that you must not miss 

"There is possibly no city in the United States as misunderstood as Baltimore, and yet there are few that can match it in majesty. One of the oldest Great Cities of America, Baltimore is profoundly rich in history and culture. But its character is not only derived from its past: Charm City's present and future belong to the thousands of artists and innovators who call it home. Baltimore is full of adventure and surprises. You'll visit the site of one of the most notorious scenes in cinematic history, and a candy shop that birthed a legendary R&B group."


You can do anything : the surprising power of a  
"George Anders explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education, and the ways it can open the door to cutting-edge jobs. The curiosity, creativity, and empathy that are hallmarks of a liberal arts education aren't unruly traits that must be reined in.  At any stage of your career, you can bring a humanist's grace to our rapidly evolving high-tech future. In this book, you will learn why resume-writing is fading in importance and why "telling your story" is taking its place. You will learn how to create jobs that don't exist yet, and to translate your campus achievements into a new style of expression that will make employers' eyes light up."







These are just a few of the many new books, movies, and games at your Langsdale Library. To see the complete listing of new materials check out our list right here! If you want to receive updates when new materials get listed each month, you can subscribe to the list through the RSS feed.