Pollak Library Exhibits Schedule

Current Exhibits and Displays

Summer Olympics Retrospective

Dates:  August 2 - 21, 2016
Curators:  Colleen Greene and Trish Campbell
Location:  First Floor North
Description: For two weeks each summer, every four years, the world comes together to cheer on the athletes who compete in the Summer Olympics. Despite most people likely rooting for the athletes representing their home nation, we all walk away from the games touched by moments that transcend borders, moments that inspire us, moments that bring us to tears, and sadly moments that sometimes haunt us.

Through photographs, posters, newspapers, pamphlets, and other historical artifacts, this exhibition showcases the Summer Olympics and CSUF's contributions to the 1984 Summer Games. The exhibition is on display in the Pollak Library on the main campus, and at the Irvine Campus. 

The Endangered Alphabets Project

Dates:  July 15, 2016 - September 29, 2016
Curators:  Patricia Prestinary (Archivist) and Tim Brookes (Artist)
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description:  The exhibit draws attention to linguistic disappearance and cultural erosion with the intent of playing an active role in preserving endangered cultures by using their writing systems to create artwork.

Book Jewelry

Dates:  March 28, 2016 - August 2016 (Tentatively)
Curators: Kathy Frazee and Teresa Malinowski
Location:  Second Floor North (between elevators and DPS)
Description:  This display celebrates the longstanding tradition of a book group that started forty-five years ago as an interest group of the CSUF Faculty Wives.  When the members travel, they bring back bookmarks to share with each other. There is a selection of bookmarks from the curator collections on display. 

Open Access at the Pollak Library

Dates:  Open from October 19, 2015 (Ongoing)
Curators: Anthony Davis, Moon Joo Kim, Lindsay O’Neill, Michelle Swadish, Megan Wagner, and Greg Yorba
Location:  Faculty Commons, Pollak Library, Second Floor South (near the Academic Technology Center)
Description: October 19 – 25, 2015 is Open Access Week and the Pollak Library is participating in this global event that focuses on open access as it relates to information and research.

Upcoming Exhibits and Displays

The following exhibits and displays are scheduled to show in Pollak Library.

Banned Books 2016

Dates:  August 29 - September 30, 2016
Curators:  Eric Karkhoff and Joy Sage
Location:  First Floor North
Description:  Annual book display celebrating our right to read banned and/or challenged books. Books from library collections will be highlighted.

Presidential Campaign Collections

Dates:  October 1 - 31, 2016
Curator:  Patricia Prestinary
Location:  First Floor North Wallcase
Description:  In this Presidential election year, Pollak Library has a diverse collection of materials, which includes Presidential campaign ephemera. This display will highlight a selection of material from University Archives & Special Collections to commemorate this election year.

Art of My Science

Dates:  October - December 2016
Curator:  Merri Casem (Biology)
Location:  Second Floor Terrace
Description:  This exhibit will display the beauty behind the science conducted by students and faculty from the Department of Biological Science at CSUF. The exhibit consists of photographic images and models representing the range of research activity occurring in the department.

A Country Called Syria

Dates:  October - December 2016
Curators:  Maria Khani and Dania Alkhouli
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description: The exhibit provides a comprehensive background into the history and culture of Syria. It includes artifacts, artwork, books, portraits, paintings and textiles directly from Syria.

Igniting Sales Careers - Sales Leadership Center

Dates:  October - December, 2016
Curator:  Mark Mantey (Sales)
Location:  TBD
Description:   This display highlights the Sales Leadership Center in the Mihaylo College of Business, what it has to offer and how it can be used by students.  The goal is to help build awareness, highlight the Center's certificate, sales education, leadership, team-work, corporate partners and networking opportunities.

Campus as Living Lab: A Sustainable Campus

Dates:  October - December 2016
Curator:  Tamara Wallace (Facilities)
Location:  Second Floor Terrace
Description:  Campus as a Living Lab provides students with opportunities to apply theory to real world situations without having to leave campus. While strengthening problem solving and reinforcing the bond between the student and campus, the exhibit provides a greater understanding of and appreciation for the management and operation of a university campus through fostered partnerships.

Cartography Collections

Dates:  January - March 2017
Curator:  Patricia Prestinary
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description:  This exhibit will highlight cartography selections from University Archives and Special Collections here at Cal State Fullerton.

Taking a Stand: Legacies of Latina Activism in Orange County

Dates: April - June 2017 
Curator:  Margie Brown-Coronel (History) 
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description:  This exhibit explores the historical anc contemporary stories of women who advocated for political rights locally, regionally, and nationally. Drawing from archival research and the rich collection of oral histories housed at the Center for Oral and Public History, the exhibit tells this story in three different segments.

Imagining Our Stories, Narrating Our World

Dates:  April 2017 Tentatively
Curator:  Erin Hollis (English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics) and graduate student Frank Alanis
Location:  Second Floor Terrace
Description:  The goal for this exhibit is to highlight the power of stories and images in creating a world through the works or various graphic novelists, bridging the gap between visual and written language. In addition to using examples of written and illustrated stories, this exhibit functions as an interactive space where members of CSUF have the opportunity for creative expression.

CSUF 60th Anniversary (working title)

Dates:  Spring 2018 Tentatively
Curator:  TBD
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description:  Celebrating the 60th anniversary of California State University, Fullerton.

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