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Curated collections featuring new and noteworthy books, films, and resources on important topics.

July 2024 - National Ice Cream Month (and other Summer Fun)

July 2024 Virtual Display - Summer Fun

“Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos.”

– Don Kardong

July is National Ice Cream Month. In honor of this, the libraries are dedicating our July Virtual Display to materials about Ice Cream and other Summery topics (beach reads, outdoor recreation, barbecue, etc.) Enjoy your summer!

June 2024: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month

“Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, because we were born this way.”

– Lady Gaga

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan.

See our virtual display for select VSCS Libraries materials by LGBT+ authors and directors or that celebrate LGBTQ+ history and culture.

May 2024: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Also includes a map centered on the Pacific Ocean and some book covers.

“Do not be bound by this age; aim to create a new age that will delight people throughout the world.”

–Masayoshi Son

May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The theme for 2024 is Advancing Leaders Through Innovation. See our virtual display for select VSCS Libraries books, ebooks & streaming films that celebrate AANHPI communities' rich heritages and numerous contributions to society.

Multilingual Multicultural Celebration

Multilingual Multicultural Celebration: VTSU Multilingual Student Services & the VSCS Libraries - Also included in the graphic are illustrations of individuals from different countries and cultural groups, including those from the United States, Vietnam, Netherlands, Pakistan, Japan, Israel, and China

“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.”

– Flora Lewis (American journalist, 1922-2022)

For the academic year 2023-2024, Vermont State University is now providing education to a total of 729 (out of 5,065 students) (about 14.39%) self-reported as multilingual, using more than one language in their life. 293 multilingual students of them are considered a minority, having a Hispanic ethnicity, or a non-white race. 766 students (15.12% of total student population) are classified as “International Students”- including students from non-English speaking countries and those from Canadian, UK, Australia, and English-speaking countries.

This virtual display was prepared by the VSCS Libraries in conjunction with VTSU Multilingual Students Services to accompany Intercultural Artifacts Exhibitions happening at the campus libraries beginning April 16th. Take a look at the books and videos we highlight—and stop by the libraries to check out the artifact displays!

April 2024: Arab American Heritage Month

April is Arab American Heritage Month. celebrating Arab American Resilience and Diversity

“The World is three days: As for yesterday, it has vanished, along with all that was in it. As for tomorrow, you may never see it. As for today, it is yours, so work in it.”

– Hasan of Basra

April is Arab American Heritage Month. The theme for 2024 is Celebrating Arab American Resilience and Diversity. 

See our Virtual Display for select VSCS Libraries materials by Arab American authors & directors and that highlight Arab American contributions to our society.

March 2024: Women's History Month

“I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I'm changing the things I cannot accept.”

– Angela Davis

March is Women's History Month. The theme for 2024 is Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, recognizing women throughout the country who understand that, for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions.

See our Virtual Display for select VSCS Libraries materials that highlight this struggle.

February 2024: Black History Month

“I am even more certain that to create dangerously is also to create fearlessly, boldly embracing the public and private terrors that would silence us, then bravely moving forward even when it feels as though we are chasing or being chased by ghosts.”

– Edwidge Danticat

February is Black History Month. The theme for 2024 is African Americans and the Arts, highlighting the many impacts Black Americans have had on visual arts, music, cultural movements, and more. 

See our Virtual Display for select materials from the VSCS Libraries collections celebrating Black art and artists.