We will be tearing down our old green sorting room walls during Reading Week. Our apologies for the noise and distraction in the library during this time. Once the space is cleared, we will be putting in another student study area. Our CD and Sheet Music collections have moved to a nearby alcove. Please bear with us while we continue to try to meet students’ needs. And yes, we are also dreaming about all of the extra space in the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre!
This year the library is hosting the Banned Book Reader Series again, as well as a talk that will be presented by Scott Murray and Glen Ryland. Details of both are outlined below!
Please Join MRU Library on Main Street for Freedom to Read Week!
Denying and Affirming the Holocaust: The Challenges of Free Speech
After the copyright expired on Hitler’s anti-Semitic manifesto, Mein Kampf in 2015, an annotated version was published by the Institute for Contemporary History as it’s now in the public domain. Could the republication offer new ways for academics to demystify the Nazi regime to better understand contemporary cases of racism and genocide? Or will it contribute to the spread of neo-fascist beliefs and encourage Holocaust denial? Please join Dr. Glen Ryland and Dr. Scott Murray as they discuss the contemporary challenges of Nazi history, Holocaust denial and free speech.
To register please visit mru.ca/freedomtoread
- book chapters;
- books, videos, thesis (anything that needs to be physically borrowed).