Pollak Library Exhibits Schedule

Current Exhibits and Displays


Dates:  February 3 - May 31, 2016
Student Curator:  Shannon Brayshaw
Location:  First Floor North (display case next to Academic Senate Office)
Description:  This exhibit focuses on and celebrates the work of Florentino Jimon Barba. Jimon is one of the most popular potters from Tonalá, a suburb of Guadalajara in the the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

The History of African American Concert Dance

Dates:  February 1 - March 20, 2016
Curators:  Rita D. Page and Alvin Rangel
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description:  The exhibit tells the story of African American concert dancers from the 1930s to the 1970s as part of the social protest movements for civil rights. This exhibit explores the contributions Black dancers and choreographers have made to the cultural, political and social context of life in America.

Black History Month

Dates:  January 29 - February 29, 2016
Curators:  Joy Sage, Anne Rimmer, and Joy Lambert
Location:  Pollak Library, First Floor North
Description:  This is a library-curated display honoring the history, contributions, and leaders of the African American community. The book display is also a compliment to the African American Concert Dance Legacy: 1930-1970s, an exhibit in the Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery, which will run from February 1 - March 20, 2016.

Open Access at the Pollak Library

Dates:  Opening October 19, 2015 (Ongoing)
Curators: Anthony Davis, Moon Joo Kim, Lindsay O’Neill, Michelle Swadish, Megan Wagner, and Greg Yorba
Location:  Faculty Commons, Pollak Library, Second Floor South (near the Academic Technology Center)
Description: October 19 – 25, 2015 is Open Access Week and the Pollak Library is participating in this global event that focuses on open access as it relates to information and research.

Science in Popular Media

Dates: September 18, 2015 - February 1, 2016
Curator: Zoe Pettway Unno, PhD, former Science Librarian, Pollak Library (CSUF)
Location: First Floor North Display Case
Description: Comic books are universally enjoyed and can be used to convey scientific concepts in education. This exhibit explores some of the forms of comics that present science for better understanding.

Igniting Sales Careers - Sales Leadership Center

Dates:  September 2015 - February 2016
Curator:  Mark Mantey
Location:  Second Floor North (near the elevators)
Description:   This display highlights the Sales Leadership Center in the Mihaylo College of Business, what it has to offer and how it can be used by students.  The goal is to help build awareness, highlight the Center's certificate, sales education, leadership, team-work, corporate partners and networking opportunities.


Dates:  May 27, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Student Curators:  Anna Coria and Cristina Omidsalar
Location: East and West Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description:  Sermel is a workshop located in Tonalá, Mexico. This display contains nine different papier-mâché sculptures primarily dealing with animals and nature. The selected pieces help to demonstrate the different painting techniques used by the Sermel artists.

Upcoming Exhibits and Displays

The following exhibits and displays are scheduled to show in Pollak Library.

Philip K. Dick Imagined

Dates:  April - June 2016
Curators: David Sandner (English) and Cliff Cramp (Art)
Location: Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description: The show celebrates the literary works of the legendary Science Fiction writer, Philip K. Dick and coincides with the Philip K. Dick conference being held at CSUF, April 29 and 30.

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