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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Happy International Women's Day!

This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women's Day, and during the whole month of
March we are celebrating National Women's History Month.

Fogelson Library has an excellent collection of works (authored, directed, designed, painted, etc.) by women. Our Southwest Collection is especially rich in local women artists, and all sorts of intriguing Southwestern characters.

Drawing from this, and other areas of the library, we have selected a sample of materials to share with you in celebration and in recognition.

Films Directed By Women display, located by the elevator on the main level of the library:

Feminist Art Theory & Critique:

If you have some time, I recommend investigating the following links for more information about International Women's Day, National Women's History Month, and for links to additional historic, political, & art resources:

International Women's Day: Information & Resources

Article in The Guardian: "Why do we need an International Women's Day?"

National Women's History Museum

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Purdue University Internet Course: Women Artists of the American West

Please feel welcome, too, to offer suggestions of other sorts of library displays you would like to see for Women's History Month, or artists/women you would like to see represented!

Sunday, February 23, 2014


Fogelson Library is now on Instagram

Follow @fogelsonlibrary for pictures of new materials and events, & of the library and its inhabitants.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

New Media Area, Library Gallery Exhibits, & New Displays

As those of you who visit us regularly have noticed, we have been making quite a few (physical & other) changes around Fogelson. The DVDs are now located on the lower level. The CDs can be found down there as well, by the LP collection, in the music corner.

We're discussing many possibilities for expanding or fine-tuning our music area to make it more accessible for students, and would like very much to hear what you think!

Finally, the magazine display has also moved down a floor, right next to the DVD collection. All magazines on display are available for in-library perusal, and most back issues are available in the serials area downstairs.

Our Alumni Photography Exhibit is still up, so please stop by & take a look if you haven't yet. Also, we're continuing to accept submissions for our gallery naming contest! Please share your ideas with us by dropping a paper slip suggestion into the jar at the information desk.

If you are interested, or know someone (students, faculty) who might be interested in exhibiting work here at Fogelson in the future, please come up to the desk & speak with one of us about the procedure for doing so. We're excited to have more art in the space, and to hear about your current projects.

Finally, you will want to take a look at both the Black History Month display located off to the right of the information desk, and the "New to Our Collection" display, located off to the left.

The Black History month display focuses on Black filmmakers and cinema, and highlights some really great work you may not have seen.

The "New to Our Collection" display showcases some fun new books that we'd like to share with you on your next visit to the library!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Fogelson Gallery Exhibit Opening, & Naming Contest

Thank you for joining us on Thursday evening for our Alumni Photography Exhibit! We enjoyed seeing so many of you in the library at once, perusing works by the following artists.

For those of you who weren't able to make it out, the exhibit will remain up throughout the month. Please stop by & take a look!

We are also holding a gallery naming contest throughout the month, accepting paper submissions and suggestions in a jar at the library service desk. We encourage you to share as many ideas as you can come up with.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Photography Department Alumni Exhibit

Please join us this coming Thursday evening for the opening night of Fogelson Library's second gallery show!

 Original work by Thea Rose Light

The exhibit features SFUAD & CSF Photography Department Alumni work, including pieces by:
  • Cliff Shapiro - CSF 2010 
  • Thea Rose Light - SFUAD 2011 &
  • Helen Maringer - SFUAD 2012

The reception will last from 5 to 7 p.m.

 Original work by Helen Maringer

Friday, January 17, 2014


The Santa Fe Shakespeare Society Readers will be reading Coriolanus the next two Wednesdays, January 22 and January 29, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. here at the library.

The London National Theatre's production of  "Coriolanus" will be shown by delayed HD broadcast at The Lensic Performing Arts Center in late January.  The Wednesday afternoon readings will be a wonderful opportunity to gain familiarity with the play and discuss it so that you will be able to appreciate the film more deeply.

 "Coriolanus and his mother Volumnia" by Angelica Kauffmann, 1765. 
The picture depicts a moment in Act V, Scene iii, in the tent of Coriolanus. His wife Virgilia, his mother Volumnia, his son Marcius, and Valeria enter the scene and come to his tent to plead with him to spare the city.           (Image in public domain.)

There will be two readings of the play, out loud, at Santa Fe University of Art and Design's Fogelson Library in the the Southwest Room: Wednesdays January 22 and January 29, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Come one, come all!
"Coriolanus," will be broadcast in HD on Friday, January 31, 7:00 pm at the Lensic  in downtown Santa Fe.  For more information on the broadcast, contact the Lensic.

For more information about the Santa Fe Shakespeare Society Readers, visit their page at


Monday, December 23, 2013

Fogelson Gallery Opens

Our first Gallery opening was held on December 5, when we hosted Marco Lukini's BFA Thesis Show.  It was a snowy day, snowy enough to cancel classes all over campus, but many people braved the weather to come to the opening.  Even Marco's family, who traveled from Mexico, were here.  It was a grand opening, and we are proud to have Marco's work in the gallery space.

Along with Marco's work, we were treated to a digital art piece by Julia Griffin and the books created by David Gray's Graphic Design 4 students.

 The artwork will remain on display until about January 10.   Please come by if you haven't seen it yet.  The library will be open Monday through Friday, 9-5 during the week of January 6 to 10.

Congratulations, Marco!  We know you'll accomplish wonderful things.

Watch for our second exhibition featuring photography by SFUAD and CSF alumni.  The opening will be held after the Spring Semester begins.  Updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Author Reception and Book Signing

On Wednesday, November 20, about 100 people came to Fogelson Library to hear author Richard McCord speak about his newest book, No Halls of Ivy: the Gritty Story of The College of Santa Fe, 1947-2009.
The book is available for checkout.

Library Director, Margaret Van Dyk, introducing the author.

The Christian Brothers, founders of Saint Michael's College and The College of Santa Fe, commissioned the book to document the history of our campus before it became Santa Fe University of Art and Design.   Mr. McCord is the co-founder of the Santa Fe Reporter, and the author of The Chain Gang: One Newspaper Versus The Gannett Empire.  A lively story-teller, he told several interesting stories about the book, its origin, and the research he did for it.

The event was sponsored, and refreshments provided, by Friends of the Fogleson Library.

Prairie Dog cookies recalled the mascot of the College of Santa Fe.

Thanks to Friends of the Fogelson Library.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Meet our new staff member, Jessa Lee, who joins us to serve as our Circulation and Reference Librarian.  Most recently, Jessa was a Reference Librarian at the public library in Fort Collins, Colorado.  She is happy to be back in an academic library and happy to be working with art students!  Stop by Fogelson Library to welcome her in person.  We are so happy to have her on our staff!

But wait, there's more good news!
With the addition of two new staff members (another is starting at the beginning of December), we will be able to resume our 9:00 PM closing time.  Beginning Sunday December 1, our hours for the remainder of Fall Semester will be:
  • Sunday:                                    1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Monday through Thursday:       8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday:                                      8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sorry, we will remain closed on Saturdays.  (We weren't able to hire THAT many new staff members!)

Keep in touch; we will announce our Spring Semester hours sometime in January.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Fogelson Library's Art Gallery

Our first exhibit is scheduled!

We are happy to announce that our first show will be the BFA Thesis Show by Marco Lukini, graduating senior.  Marco is a superstar Graphic Design student who has already been co-teaching workshops with Department Chair, David Grey.  We are especially happy to host Marco's show since he is a former Fogelson Library Work-Study employee.  We will miss Marco, but we know he has a wonderful future ahead of him.  

Join us for the show's opening on Thursday, December 5, 2013, 5:00 PM.  Check back here for more details, or follow our Facebook page at to stay up to date on all things Fogelson-related.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

More Changes

After a challenging deselection process, our reference collection has been decreased to the shelves on the east wall.  Volumes not kept in reference are being integrated into the main collection.

 Half the old reference collection shelving has been removed.

The current print periodicals and comfortable blue leather furniture have been relocated to the other side of the main level.   

Come in, look around, and let us know what you think!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 28 -- Construction started today!

One of the many changes we are making in your library is the addition of a small gallery space on the main level.

After many months of planning, construction started today.  We expect our first exhibit to be up by the end of November. 

Our first exhibit will be work from SFUAD alumni.  Join us for the opening to be announced closer to the event time.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Fall Semester Hours for Fogelson Library

Sunday:  3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed on Saturday

If you have any questions about our hours, please call us at 505-473-6569.

Friday, July 5, 2013

ArtFest Hours

ArtFest attendees will have library privileges!  You may check out up to four items for one week.  This includes a DVD!

The library will be open 9 AM - 6 PM M-F during ArtFest, July 8 - 25.

We will close at 5:30 on July 26.

If you have any questions about our summer hours, please call us at 505-473-6569.

Look for more changes at the library.  We are busy with several projects including a new catalog and physically rearranging some of the collection.  Check back for updates in August.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Hours for the Summer

Summer 2013 we are open:
Monday - Friday:  9 AM - 5 PM
Closed weekends.

Fogelson Library will be closed for staff development on Wednesday June 26, Thursday July 4, and Friday July 5.

The library will be open 9 AM - 6 PM M-F during ArtFest, July 8 - 26.

If you have any questions about our summer hours, please call us at 505-473-6569.

Sunday, May 5, 2013


During Finals Week, May 5-10, Fogelson Library is open these hours:
Sunday, May 5:  1 PM - 9PM
Monday - Thursday May 6-9:  8 AM - 9 PM
Friday, May 10:  8 AM - 5 PM

We will be open for a few hours around graduation:
Saturday, May 11:  9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Beginning Monday, May 13, our hours for the month of May will be:
Monday - Friday:  9 AM - 5 PM
Closed weekends, Closed Wednesday, May 15, and Closed Memorial Day, May 27.

We will announce our June schedule as soon as it is determined.  Due to many on-going projects in the library, our hours may change throughout the summer. 

If you have any questions about our summer hours, please call us at 505-473-6569.

Monday, April 8, 2013

GUEST POST BY SUNAMITA LIM: Celebrating April--National Poetry Month

April is appropriately anointed National Poetry Month. 'Tis the season to delight in fragrant blossoms bursting forth overnight with exquisite new energy—from lifeless branches embalmed too long in winter’s brown shrouds—on our high mountain desert.

“Energy is eternal delight,” celebrates English poet William Blake; while his fellow poet Alexander Pope encourages, “Hope springs eternal.” And therein lies the magic of poetry—pithy, positive profundity in a few words to heal broken dreams and barren living.

Poets are peerless in lifting up our spirits, in helping us soar or reach deep, deeper, deepest, to reconnect with the Creator’s gifts of grace from the infinite realms of the soul.

Take for instance the enduring the gift of hope. Emily Dickinson (who published only seven poems during her lifetime, but garnered accolades galore afterwards; indeed, an irony that artists accept) describes it thus:
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.

Poets exhort us never ever to give up. Never allow dreams to fade; dreams fueled by the soaring power of the soul. African American poet Langston Hughes urges:
Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.

Let us tune in anew to this apt analogy of the soul-bird constantly winging us from within such precious gifts of grace, in gifting us this soaring metaphor of quiet joy and fulfillment.

Poet Henry David Thoreau admits: “I am a happy camper so I guess I’m doing something right. Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”

What “other things” to turn softly to, in the pursuit of happiness?

Consider then, a recent acquisition of Fogelson Library—The Jewels of Happiness  by poet-painter-musician-composer Sri Chinmoy  [call number B187 .H3 J49 2010]. Archbishop Desmond Tutu writes in the foreword: “These sweet gems of wisdom are timeless truths full of encouragement, love and goodness.” Primatologist Jane Goodall (a regular visitor to our City Different) finds: “Reading this book will allow you to experience a radiant and abundant awareness of how to achieve happiness.”

These exquisite jewels sparkle with timeless truths that seekers of the eternal beyond dream of: peace, love, joy, hope, wisdom, patience, enthusiasm, power, simplicity, sincerity, humility and gratitude.

Whether aspiring to becoming an accomplished poet, painter, musician, filmmaker or writer, our slog as artists is long and hard. Yet, as Emily Dickinson showed, there is abiding satisfaction towards attaining a never-ending state of perfection. It’s a journey tangled with uncertainty and fear of the unknown. However, when we prevail on the soul’s jewels of happiness, they can bless us with divine confidence to never let our dreams die.

When I introduced this book to Margaret van Dyk, Fogelson Library’s Acting Director, she asked:
     “What can artists learn from these jewels?”
     “To accept the art of learning with due diligence and patience,” I responded.

Lo and behold! Margaret spontaneously flipped to page 83, Chapter 6, on—you guessed it—“Patience.”  Morgan Light, another librarian, also witnessed this page-turning sleight of The Unseen Hand. The three of us broke out in laughter in Fogelson Library, unsilenced by the gravity, and levity, of the situation. Divine serendipity had intervened, yet again.

So, artists and all alike, take heart. “Anything that is momentous, anything that is enduring, cannot be achieved overnight. But the fact that something momentous requires patience is no reason for you to be discouraged,” offers Sri Chinmoy. This chapter ends with his poem:
Always bows
To humanity’s

When we wish upon a star or for our soul’s light to shine the way, good things do happen. “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours,” observes poet Henry David Thoreau.

For your own copy, try these Santa Fe indies: More Books and Op Cit on Cerrillos Road, Garcia Street Books and Collected Works; in Albuquerque, Bookworks and Page One.

On March 19, 2013 the audio book for The Jewels of Happiness was released at the United Nations in New York City. Fittingly, from 1970-2007, the author had led twice-weekly, “Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations.” This audio book features readings by singer Roberta Flack, Olympian Carl Lewis, Broadway star Judith Light and others.

(BTW, back in 1987, Sri Chinmoy founded the largest relay run to promote world peace, a biennial global event that includes Santa Fe. Runners are welcome in 2014 and beyond!  

Wishing you divinely serendipitous moments with poetry and patience,
Sunamita Lim

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


It is April, and once again National Poetry Month when Fogelson Library features some of the many volumes of poetry in the collection.

On our "New Books" you will find an entire shelf of new poetry volumes.

The main display table holds some of the books we have about the craft of poetry.

Don't forget to come by the library for your poem on 
April 17 and 18 for POEM-IN-YOUR-POCKET days.
You can read more about the Poem-In-Your-Pocket project here .


Monday, March 18, 2013


The Fogelson Library Research Award Committee is pleased to announce the three winners of our second annual Research Award.  In first place is Nicholas Cueto.  Bryce Chismire earned a second place award.  Our third place award winner is Mickel Estrada.  Each student wrote a research paper that met or exceeded our expectations. We were looking for well written and well researched thesis-driven papers.

These students were enrolled in Writing Roundtable I and II classes. Their research papers were submitted by their professors who decided the papers merited our consideration. Nicholas Cueto, a Contemporary Music student, was a student in Mendy Gladden’s “Language Mind and Culture” class, as was Bryce Chismire, who is studying Graphic Design. Mickel Estrada, a Creative Writing student, was in Liz Tidrick’s “The Writer as Outsider” class. Thank you to these two professors for inspiring their students to excel in this area of academic writing and research.

The three winners gathered at the library to receive their award Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

Nicholas Cueto, student of Mendy Gladden

Bryce Chismire, student of Mendy Gladden

Mickel Estrada, student of Liz Tidrick

Go to our FogelsonLibrary Research Award site for more information about the award.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their donation of the prize money.  Their continued support of the Fogelson Library is a valuable asset to the Santa Fe University of Art and Design community.

Congratulations to Nicholas, Bryce and Mickel!
        Thanks to the Friends for this program. 

Photos courtesy of Thea Rose Light  ©2013.