Resources in Sociology
The Jane Bancroft Cook Library at New College is home to a broad assortment of books, scholarly journals, national and international databases, and other print and electronic media related to the study of sociology and is available to students throughout the year. Also available at the library is the Dr. Helen N. Fagin Holocaust Collection. Named in honor of Holocaust survivor and New College benefactress Dr. Helen Fagin, the collection holds materials related to the Holocaust, genocide and humanitarian studies. The Fagin room can be reserved for occasional small meetings connected with the collection.
In addition to the library and its collections, students studying sociology at New College are also free to enjoy and participate in an array of on and off-campus events. These include:
New Topics New College is a public lecture series that runs from October through March. Free to students, the series features guest speakers discussing a wide range of current topics and issues — local, national and international.
Each February, the New College community celebrates Black History with an African American Read-In, a community talk by a noted Black author and a student-led community service project. Participants read for two hours straight by passing it along from reader to reader — a reading marathon for literature lovers. The library’s Read-In is part of a national event in conjunction with Black History Month, endorsed by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association.
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