Pollak Library Exhibits Schedule

Current Exhibits and Displays

Open Access at the Pollak Library

Dates:  October 19 - December 20, 2015
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.

Dune: From Print to Cinema and Beyond

Dates:  October 3 - December 20, 2015
Curator of Print Material:  Patricia Prestinary, University Archives and Special Collections Archivist Pollak Library
Curator of Art:  Cliff Cramp, Professor and Program Coordinator of Illustration in Visual Arts at CSUF
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description: Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Frank Herbert’s extraordinary achievement in science fiction literature through our Exhibition and Speaker’s Series (link to program page) throughout the months of October and November.

LGBT/Q History Month

Dates:  October - November 2015
Curators:  Joy Sage and Joy E. Lambert
Location:  East Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description:  This library-curated exhibit and display celebrates LGBT/Q History Month. There are a variety of resources, including oral histories, historical news print, and books from the collections in Pollak Library, in addition to resources from the LGBT/Q Resource Center.

Science in Popular Media

Dates: September 18, 2015 - December 2015
Curator: Zoe Pettway Unno, PhD, former Science Librarian, Pollak Library (CSUF)
Location: First Floor North
Description: Comic books are universally enjoyed and can be used to convey scientific concepts in education. This exhibit explores some of the forms of comics that present science for better understanding. A collaborative component with Dune: From Print to Cinema & Beyond, anexhibit in the Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery and other related programming.

Banned Books: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Dates: September 18, 2015 - December 20, 2015
Curators: Joy Sage and Joy Lambert
Location: First Floor North
Description: Collaborative programming paired with the Science Fact in Popular Meda book display and the exhibit: Dune: from Print to Cinema & Beyond in the Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery.

Igniting Sales Careers - Sales Leadership Center

Dates:  September 2015
Curator:  Mark Mantey
Location:  Second Floor North (near the elevators)
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.

STEM Education, it's Elementary!: Integrating STEM Across the Curriculum in Elementary Education

Dates: September 8 -  December 11, 2015
Student Curator:  Mariana Penaloza
Location:  Fourth Floor North (near the elevators)
Description: STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It has become a big buzzword in educational circles in the last few years. This student curated book display focuses on STEM curriculum highlighting items from the library's collection.


Dates:  May 27 - October, 2015
Student Curators:  Anna Coria and Cristina Omidsalar
Location: West Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description:  Sermel is a workshop located in Tonalá, Mexico. This display contains nine different papier-mâché sculptures primarily dealing with animals and nature. The selected pieces help to demonstrate the different painting techniques used by the Sermel artists.

Upcoming Exhibits and Displays

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

The History of African American Concert Dance

Dates:  January - March 2016
Curators:  Rita D. Page and Alvin Rangel
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description:  The exhibit tells the story of African American concert dancers from the 1930s to the 1970s as part of the social protest movements for civil rights. This exhibit explores the contributions Black dancers and choreographers have made to the cultural, political and social context of life in America.

Exhibiting Gender De/Re-Constructed: The Women's History Month Prize for Artistic Excellence

Dates:  January - March 2016
Curator: Karyl Ketchum, PhD
Location:  Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description:  In support of "Women's History Month" during the month of March, the Women & Gender Studies Program at CSUF will explore age-old beliefs about gender identity as well as reconstructing our notions of gender based on ideals of fluidity, diversity and nonconformity. The goal is to raise campus community awareness on the ways in which we can intellectually and socially stretch our notions of gender identity.

Philip K. Dick Imagined

Dates:  April - June 2016
Curators: David Sandner (English) and Cliff Cramp (Art)
Location: Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description: The show celebrates the literary works of the legendary Science Fiction writer, Philip K. Dick and coincides with the Philip K. Dick conference being held at CSUF, April 29 and 30.

The Birds & the Beasts: Following the Great Wildebeest Migration (working title)

Dates:  TBD
Curator:  Diane Witmer, PhD, APR, Fellow PRSA
Location:  Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description:  This exhibit consists primarily of photographs and images taken or created by Witmer. The images displayed are of wildlife from Tanzania, including Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti, following the route of wildebeest on their great migration, which is widely considered one of the wonders of the natural world.

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