Monthly Archives: May 2019

15th Annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award

If you’re a poet interested in getting your work out there, you might consider submitting the Illinois Center for the Book’s annual Emerging Writers Competition. The submission fee is $20 and the deadline for submission is June 30th, 2019. The first-place winner will receive $500, the second-place winner $300, and the third-place winner $100.

Thank You, Karen

On Wednesday, The Ames Library and Illinois Wesleyan celebrated 12 remarkable years with University Librarian Karen Schmidt, who retires this year. We honored her with donations of children’s and young-adult books to the Book Bike. Thank you for the many positive differences you’ve made to this campus and in the lives of countless students, Karen!

Photo by Jason Reblando.

Photo by Jason Reblando.

New Materials Monday: More Social Justice Titles!

Thanks to a donation from our dedicated Social Justice & Diversity Room intern, Shaela Phillips (’21), there are several new titles in our free lending collection, including the 2018 Summer Reading Program book, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, and Illinois Wesleyan alum Charlene Carruthers’ Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements.

Just a refresher that the Social Justice & Diversity Room books are not a part of the library’s circulating collection and circulate in the manner of a Little Free Library: take a book, leave a book, pass a book along to a friend.

Thanks for supplying all of this great new reading material, Shaela!

Welcome, Scott Walter!

The Ames Library invites Illinois Wesleyan to join us in welcoming new University Librarian Scott Walter to campus on his official first day.

Welcome, Scott! We couldn’t be more excited to have you!