Friday, September 27, 2013

Banned Books Week: Online Exhibit to Raise Awareness

For Banned Books Week, September 22-28, 2013 SLCC Digital Archives has created an Online Exhibit to raise awareness of censorship and to celebrate the freedom to read!

Throughout history, some of the most culturally important books have been banned, drawing attention to the important issues they present and, ironically, making them more enticing, especially to young readers.

Books are still being banned or challenged in today’s society. Just last week, a North Carolina County School Board voted 5-2 to ban Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man,”stating that they found “no literary value” in the work and that it was “too much for teenagers.” “Invisible Man” is one of the most famous pieces of literature about Black life in America in the 1950s and won the National Book Award, so the school board’s assertion that it had no literary merit is, at the very least, questionable. It is also the number one most cited book on the College Board’s Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition exam.
Just a few days before North Carolina’s decision, in Arizona, “Dreaming in Cuban,”Cristina Garcia’s critically acclaimed book about politics and family after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, was banned. The American Library Association says that the book has never been banned before, even though the parent who challenged the book cited sexually explicit material. Considering Arizona’s long history of banning booksand stripping courses having to do with Latino/a culture, this decision is questionable as well.
Be sure to also check out the highlighted article on the Banned Books Online Exhibitabout a Catholic School Student who started a “secret library of banned books” that she runs out of her locker at school!

For more information about the SLCC Digital Archives / Digital Collections visit our website.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Congratulations to the new SLCC employees!

Welcome to SLCC!

Samantha Wood
Accounting Technician 3
Business Office

Russel Jones
Grounds Keeper

Megan McDowell
Coordinator III
Institutional Advancement

Daniel Carpenter

4th Annual SLCC Chapbook Competition

Fourth Annual

2013 Genre: Fiction
SLCC students are invited to submit fiction manuscripts of 4,000-12,000 words by November 22. Submissions may include one or more pieces of fiction and must be within the word limit.

Winning Writer:  $100 honorarium and publication of your manuscript by the Publication Center—you receive 25 copies. 
Finalists:  Opportunity to work with Publication Studies students to publish a limited run of your manuscript (10 copies).
Any current student at SLCC may submit a manuscript. The work must be the original work of the writer, and must not have been previously published.
The winning manuscript will be published in chapbook format and printed in a run of 250 copies; it will be circulated on campus and placed in local bookstores. The publication of the chapbook will be publicized at SLCC and in the community.
To submit: Send manuscript to in this format:
·      Double-spaced and paginated, PDF format
·      Separate title page with the following information: Name of writer, e-mail address, street address, phone number, title of manuscript, and word count.
·      NOTE:  Your name must not appear on the manuscript anywhere but on the title page.
More information: Charlotte Howe at or 801-957-5117.

Special Ticket Sale 3OH!3 Concert

Wednesday, September 25 through Friday, September 27, the College is running a 3OH!3 ticket special. During this special, one FREE ticket to the concert will be given for every ticket purchased at regular price!

Wednesday, October 2 at 7:30 pm
LAC, Taylorsville Redwood Campus

With SLCC ID: Floor, $15, Bleachers, $10
Community: FLoor, $25, Bleachers, $20

Tickets are available at the Taylorsville Redwood, South City, and Jordan Info Desk.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Banned Books Week: Censorship and Challenged Books

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. According to the American Library Association, there were 464 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2012, and many more go unreported. Check out this website to read more about frequently challenged books!

The 10 most challenged titles of 2012 were:

1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey; [Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group]

2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie; [Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group]

3. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher; [Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group]

4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James; [Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit]

5. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson; [Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group]

6. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini; [Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit]

7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green; [Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group]

8. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz; [Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence]

9. The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls; [Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit]

10. Beloved, by Toni Morrison; [Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence]

And don’t forget to explore the following pages for listings of banned/challenged books!

2013 Job Fair & Major Fair

Need to find a major? Don't know what you want to do when you graduate? Ready to find a job? Check out the Job Fair and Major Fair!

Salt Lake Community College

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Lifetime Activities Center
Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Presented by Career and Student Employment Services

For additional information"



Contact one of these offices:

Taylorsville Redwood Campus: 801-957-4014
South City Campus: 801-957-3047
Jordan Campus: 801-957-6242

Students Prepare to Impress:

Create a Professional Resume
Attend a Resume Development Workshop

See the Workshop Schedule at:


Don't miss your chance to visit with our academic program representatives.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Lifetime Activities Center
Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Program info! Fun! Prizes!

Sponsored by Academic & Career Advising

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Personal Computer Tune-ups 2013

School of Applied Technology

Personal Computer Tune-ups for Faculty and Staff

Offered FREE through the School of Applied Technology Computer Support Specialist Program
(Does not include parts or recommend software licenses)

Some of the services available:

Performance optimization
Spyware and virus removal
System upgrades
Temp file cleanup

Beginning Sept 16

By appt only: Monday- Thursday at the Meadowbrook Campus

Banned Books Week: Virtual Read-Outs!

As part of the annual awareness campaign that draws attention to censorship ALA (American Library Association) has partnered with fellow cosponsors of Banned Books Week to host a Virtual "Read-Out" where readers from around the world will be able to participate!
-- Videos are featured on the dedicated Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out YouTube channel.
-- YouTube videos of authors reading from their favorite banned/challenged book or talking about the importance of the freedom to read are also featured.

Interested in participating?
-- Any individual who would like to participate in the 2013 Banned Books Virtual Read-Out event can access the submission criteria here.

To check out a few Virtual Read-Outs selected by SLCC Digital Archives staff, be sure to check out theOnline Banned Books Week Exhibit, or come visit the Physical Exhibit at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus Library and “Listen In” to more Virtual “Read-Outs” and other videos about Banned Books Week!

For more information about the SLCC Digital Archives / Digital Collections, visit our website.

National Student Day 2013

Study. Serve. Celebrate.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
8 am - 6 pm
SLCC Campuses

Food! Fun! Prizes! Will be available around campus to students wearing wristbands.

Wristbands are available after 8 am on Thursday, October 3 at the College Store

Free Stuff:

College Store – Have fun with academics! Play games to test your skills in different academic disciplines – everyone wins something – chance to win headphones, chance to enter drawing for iPad.
Student Life – Movies all day, free popcorn. 
Auxiliary Services – T-Shirt and cup giveaway
LAC – Candy
Veterans Center – Free pencil, fill out survey and enter drawing
Thayne Center – Sign up to volunteer, enter drawing
OneCard –Lanyards
Student Express and Enrollment Services – Candy
Athletics – Free drink coupons for home volleyball games
Copy Center – Free window sticker
Academic and Career Advising  – Prize Wheel” for the students at their lobby 
Institutional Marketing – Free book! The Invisible Employee at the Administration Building basement main desk (ask for Lisa!). 

Info for each campus:

Taylorsville Redwood 

South City



Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section of the official Banned & Challenged Books Website to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools.

To celebrate Banned Books Week, the SLCC Digital Archives has created an interactive exhibit at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus Library which will run from September 23rd into the beginning of October. This physical exhibit highlights:
-- books in the SLCC Libraries collections that have been banned or challenged
-- Virtual Read-Out videos available to view
-- information about the history of Banned Books Week
-- and some suggestions about what people can to get involved.

Be sure to stop by the Redwood Markosian Library to see the exhibit!

For more information about the SLCC Digital Archives / Digital Collections, visit our website.