Have you ever wondered about national holidays and how they began? Being a librarian I usually start with the background which means I go to a reference source like a dictionary or an encyclopedia. So I started with a dictionary to get a definition for a national holiday and found that Merriam-Webster defines it as “a holiday celebrated throughout a nation or a legal holiday established by the central government of a nation rather than by state or… Read more
In the middle of the night on Saturday, December 3, 2022, farmworkers from Mexico did what they always do: They crossed the border to get on a bus to be taken to work in the cold, muddy fields in Yuma. This time, however, NAU Yuma Social Work students were there to give the workers dry socks to change into later, as… Read more
She’s sassy. She’s savvy. And we’re sure going to miss her. Please join us in saying goodbye to Rosa Corona, who will retire December 15th after having served for nearly 23 years in various roles at NAU Yuma.
She began her journey to a career in higher education… Read more
It is hard not to consider the election this November as the news is filled with partisan politics, and misinformation bordering on slander and libel. Merriam-Webster defines slander as “false and defamatory oral statement about a person” and defines libel as “a written or oral defamatory statement or representation that conveys an unjustly unfavorable impression”. This century is filled with recrimination and disinformation. I purposely provide links to the definition of these terms… Read more
October brings the opening of the U.S. Supreme Court. Tradition for the past 70 years has the judicial season begin with what is known as the Red Mass, a Catholic Service dating back centuries.
This year one the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a number of interesting and eclectic cases. One of interest to librarians is regarding the 1st and 4th amendments in which The Onion wrote an amicus brief asking the court to revive a lawsuit against… Read more
Arizona is home to the country’s sixth-largest Hispanic population—a historically underrepresented population in higher education.
With parallel missions to broaden access and eliminate barriers to a high-quality degree, Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) are launching a partnership to support the state’s Hispanic communities and help remove barriers to higher education. This fall, the first cohort of high-achieving NAU-Yuma students throughout Yuma County has been awarded the Chicanos Por La Causa Scholarship, which covers tuition, fees,… Read more