The library hosts events, exhibits, and art displays throughout the year. These enhance the cultural and academic life of the Dickinson community by illuminating resources and research activity, and promoting scholarship and creative endeavors on campus. Student photography, treasures from the archives, sculptures and artwork: you can find it all here, so don't forget to take a break from your studying to check out the latest.
EDUCATED: A MEMOIR BOOK DISCUSSION
Monday, Jan 21, 4:30pm, Main Level - Stafford Reading Area (fishbowl)
EXHIBIT RECEPTION: NATIVE AMERICAN LIFEWAYS IN THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY
Thursday, Jan 24, 4:30pm, Main Level - Circulation Area
STUDENTEA: FIRST-YEAR WRITING & RESEARCH AWARDS
Wednesday, Feb 6, 4:30pm, Main Level - Stafford Reading Area (Fishbowl)
SHARRELL LUCKETT LOVE YOUR BODY WEEK RECEPTION
Tuesday, Feb 12, 5:30pm, Main Level - Stafford Reading Area (Fishbowl)
Exhibits & Book Displays
NATIVE AMERICAN LIFEWAYS IN THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY EXHIBIT
Circulation Area - Main Level
THIS SEMESTER ON CAMPUS BOOK DISPLAY
Reference Area - Main Level
STUDENT PRANKS FROM THE PAST EXHIBIT
Archives Hallway - Lower Level
FORTUNE TELLING: BOOKS & ARTIFACTS FROM SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
BLACK HISTORY MONTH BOOK DISPLAY
Dickinson Reads Area - Main Level
This book argues that a set of persuasive narratives about the links between natural resources, armed conflict and peacebuilding have strongly influenced the natural resource interventions pursued by international peacebuilders. Professor Beevers shows how international peacebuilders active in Liberia and Sierra Leone pursued a collective strategy to transform “conflict resources” into “peace resources” vis-à-vis a policy agenda that promoted “securitization” and “marketization” of natural resources. However, the exclusive focus on securitization and marketization have been counterproductive for peacebuilding since these interventions render invisible issues connected to land ownership, environmental protection and sustainable livelihoods and mirror pre-war governing arrangements in which corruption, exclusion and exploitation took root. Natural resource governance and peacebuilding must go beyond narrow debates about securitization and marketization, and instead be a catalyst for trust–building and cooperation that has a local focus, and pursues an inclusive agenda that not only serves the cause of peace, but the cause of people.
Beevers, Michael D. Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Governance After Armed Conflict: Sierra Leone and Liberia. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.