The UI Cultural Houses and Resource Center managed by the Office of Student Life are fundamental in bringing to light issues that are important to African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latinos and Native Americans and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community. The “Spotlight” displays, located by the Information Desk on the first floor of the Main Library, are meant to connect the Libraries to the UI cultural houses and resource center.
To date, the “Spotlight” displays have included: “Spotlight: Hispanic Heritage Month,” “Spotlight: Honoring Native American/First Nations Poets and Novelists,” “Spotlight: African Americans Making Difference,” “Spotlight: 70’s Activism at the UI Cultural Centers,” “Spotlight: Films That Inspire” and “Spotlight: Human Experience in Popular Films and Songs,” “Spotlight: The Color of Truth,” “Spotlight: A Harvest of Knowledge,” and “Spotlight: Putting Idealism To Work.”
The displays are “living displays,” meaning that students can take the displayed books off the shelf and check them out. The displays are learning tools and the materials provided generate interest in the subject.
Contact: Rachel Garza Carreón