In an e-mail dated 10/2, Dr. Amy Cavanaugh, a staff therapist in the university’s Counseling Center, invited the university community to join them in observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to show support for “those who have survived domestic violence” by participating in the Purple Ribbon Campaign. Purple ribbons are available at the Counseling Center, Multicultural Center, International Programs and Services Office, Recreation Center, and Housing and Residence Life Office.
Amy’s e-mail prompted me to investigate Rice Library’s resources related to this important topic. When I did, I discovered that we have several items on domestic violence, including books, reference books, videos, and journals. When searching Rice Library’s catalog, users may want to try the keyword phrase domestic violence or one of the official Library of Congress subject headings: Family violence, Child abuse, Intimate partner violence, Marital violence, or Victims of family violence. Among the titles discovered from such searches are:
A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and theLegal System by Leigh Goodmark
Push: A Novel by Sapphire
The library also has several reference books related to the topic, including the Domestic Violence Sourcebook (2009) and the Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence(2007). Within its audiovisual collections, one can find both non-fictional treatments of the topic in videos like Family Violence: Breaking the Chain (2003) and dramatic presentations as well, like The Color Purple(1997).
Lastly, those interested in researching domestic violence and related topics, will be pleased to know that Rice Library makes available at least a dozen periodical publications on the topic, including both professional trade publications and scholarly journals. Among these are Domestic Violence Report, Family & Intimate Partner ViolenceQuarterly, and Journal of FamilyViolence.
If you need assistance locating these or other resources related to “domestic violence,” please contact Rice Library’s Reference Desk (812/464-1907, 800/246-6173, firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are excited to welcome Marna Hostetler as the new director of Rice Library. We wanted to give you an idea of how cool our new director is so we challenged her to answer these 10 questions.
1. If you could be any fictional literary character, who would you be? Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series.
2. Soda or coffee? Definitely coffee.
3. What’s on your iPod? Prince and lots of r&b and funk. (Marna later revealed that she has seen Prince twice in concert!)
4.What’s on your e-reader? Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
5. What’s your favorite gadget? Kindle Fire
6. Do you have any pets? Yes, two cats named Graycy and Trip
7. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Working at McDonald’s or the cafeteria in college
8. If you could only eat one thing at the Fall Festival, what would it be? Elephant ears…wait! Pork tenderloin for sure. (Marna then told us about the strange but true origins of the sandwhich. Read about it here in Gourmet Magazine).
9. Fill in the blank. When I’m not in the library working, I most likely am hanging out with my five year old son.
10. Time to test your Reader’s Advisory Skills. Name one book you would suggest that college students read. The book that had a huge impact on me as a college student was A Sand County Almanac: With Other Essays on Conservation from Round River by Aldo Leopold. (Check it out from Rice Library)
Thanks to Marna for answering!
Instructional Services Librarian