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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month!

The Kanopy streaming film database has curated a series of films celebrating  culture and film, which includes 105 titles found in the Hispanic Heritage Month Collection.    Any of these films can be used in classrooms, viewed by enrolled students, or added to Blackboard courses.

The official Hispanic Heritage Month organization’s website is also a great resource for primary source content, storytelling, image and film collections, and exhibits that have been organized around the country.  Visit www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov to explore!

Black History Month on Kanopy

To celebrate Black History month, we are highlighting a selection of Independent films, many exclusive to the Kanopy streaming video database, that tell the stories of extraordinary African American musicians whose talent has shaped today’s music industry.

Bayou Maharajah
This film explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker, who is described as, “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” This roller coaster portrait brings to life the unforgettable story of this amazing musician.

Continue reading Black History Month on Kanopy

November is Native American Heritage Month

Here are a few ways to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

View a documentary about the contemporary experiences or history of Native Americans available via Healey Library streaming video databases.

Up Heartbreak Hill

“Up Heartbreak Hill chronicles the lives of three Native American teenagers in Navajo, New Mexico-Thomas, an elite runner; Tamara, an academic superstar; and Gabby, an aspiring photographer-as they navigate their senior year at a reservation high school.”

The Way West: Ghost Dance

“The story begins with the opening decades of expansion, key technological advances, and the uprooting of the native people through the Civil War period. It then examines the four-year period immediately following the Civil War to the completion of the transcontinental railroad. The conclusion traces the sequence of events leading to the battle of the Little Big Horn, the oppression of Native American tribes, the rise of the Ghost Dance religion and the massacre at Wounded Knee.”

In Whose Honor?

“In Whose Honor? takes a critical look at the long-running practice of “honoring” American Indians as mascots and nicknames in sport. It follows Native American mother Charlene Teters, and her transformation into the leader some are calling the “Rosa Parks of American Indians” as she struggles to protect her cultural symbols and identity.”


Read a book about Native American history or literature.

Green, Thomas A., ed. Stories from the American Mosaic: Native American Folktales. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2008. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 13 November 2015.

Mann, Charles C. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus. New York: Knopf, 2005. Print.

Treuer, David. Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual. Saint Paul: Graywolf Press, 2006. Print.


Streaming Media for Instruction

Earlier this summer, librarian Tina Mullins contributed a post on our streaming video collections.    These collections are some of our many digital content offerings.    In building on this, did you know that Healey Library can also help you locate digital media we don’t currently own or convert physical content into streaming formats for instructional purposes?

If you find that something you’d like to use online is not currently in our digital collections, you now have the option to submit  a Streaming Media Request.  Staff from Library Reserves, Library Acquisitions, and Video Production (IT Department) will work together to locate, purchase and convert material to a streaming format when it supports your curriculum.

streaming_nav1Our Streaming Media Request can be found on the Info for Faculty page on the library website.   Once there, select “Film & Media” and then  “Request streaming media for instruction.”

You will be asked to provide pertinent information such as your course number,  the semester you’d like to use the streaming content, information that will help us identify the correct film or audio recording, and  pedagogical reasons for using it in support of your course.

Things to keep in mind:  Copyright restrictions apply. Streaming media must be used behind password protection (e-reserves or Blackboard).  If you’d like to re-use streaming content in subsequent semesters, you must re-request streaming access.  Streaming media access will be disabled at the end of each semester to adhere to copyright law.   How quickly streaming content can be made available will depend on how quickly we are able to find your film or audio recording.   If we need to order it from a vendor, it could take as long as three weeks, so get your requests in early!

Direct Link:   Streaming Media Request Form