September’s display features an array of work from JSU art students. Included among the pieces are cyanotypes, graphic designs, and printmaking.
"The Duality of Photosynthesis" by Anna Jacob
Cyanotype, I discovered, is a photographic printing process. For an explanation and history of cyanotypes, see Mike Ware’s Alternative Photography Web site. Also, see this YouTube video by Anthony Maddaloni on how to make cyanotype prints.
"Haiku Book" by Anna Jacob"
"Fashionable History" by Heather Miller
For the circulation entrance, library staff created a display on JSU history and facts. Check out the library’s digital collections page to access past issues of the student newspaper, The First 100 Years: The History of Jacksonville State University, 1883-1983 by Effie Sawyer, the Life and Times of Houston Cole (for whom the library is named), and other resources such as the “Oral History Collection” conducted by students in an American History class.
- Mixed Media Visual Documentation
Since so many of our students take distance education classes, I thought I would keep an archive of the library display cases. The themes regulary change. This month’s theme is a display of student artwork. I haven’t really given the pieces justice, as there is a glare from the lighting.
Handmade papers & journals
JSU’s official mace is also in display at the Houston Cole Library. The mace will be used by the faculty senate president during graduation ceremonies.