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Instructional Media Center: Exhibits & Events

Exhibit Guidelines


The exhibits in the main lobby are coordinated by the Library Exhibit Committee and the Instructional Media Center. Most of these exhibits are educational in nature, well researched, artistically developed, and promote the resources of the library. The IMC maintains a rich collection of study prints and picture files. Resources from past exhibits are also maintained here and are available for use. Campus faculty members are invited to participate.

  1. Any faculty member may volunteer to mount an exhibit. The subject and scope of the proposed exhibit should be discussed at a meeting with the Exhibit Committee.
  2. The faculty members may assemble the exhibit from materials available in the library, or from other sources, or from an outside agency.
  3. The exhibits should display quality and conceptual development appropriate to the subject of the exhibit and should attempt to publicize the resources of the library.
  4. Some assistance will be extended by the Instructional Media Center, for example mounting posters (maximum 8), provision of reasonable supplies. No artwork will be done by the IMC staff. Banners, word processing, putting on simple backings, selecting book jackets or books, and physically mounting the exhibits should be done of by the faculty member(s).
  5. Please check with the coordinator for availabilty of dates for exhibit.
  6. No security is available for the materials exhibited.
  7. The faculty member is in charge of taking down the exhibit on the assigned date.
Contact for exhibits:
Prof. Manju Prasad-Rao
Tel: (516) 299-2868

Votes for Women

March – May 2020

Votes for Women

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary (1920-2020) of the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.

The exhibit highlights the struggles and important contributions of many suffragettes in advancing the rights of women. It includes resources from the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, the Library of Congress, and original drawings of Long Island suffragettes by internationally renowned artist, Dan Christoffell.

Votes for Women!

Exhibit in the Library

Past Exhibits

In celebration of Shakespeare's birthday (April 1564) and 400th death anniversary (April 23, 1616)

Exhibit and events will be held during March/April 2016

Jewish Songwriters

The exhibit celebrates many Jewish composers of the "American Songbook" such as Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein, and their great contributions to American popular culture during the period 1910-1965. The traveling exhibit is further enhanced with a display of original movie posters from the library's Special Collections Department, as well as original drawings and sketches by internationally renowned artist Dan Christoffel.

Past Exhibits

February, 2020

The B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library celebrates Black History Month with the exhibit African Americans and the Vote.

This exhibit marks the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to the ballot.

Muslim Journeys 

October 7 - November 13, 2013

Abraham Lincoln

March 21 - May 3, 2013

Abraham Lincoln: 1861-1865

"This site is dedicated to the much admired 16th president of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln. His tall frame always stood out in crowds and to this day his words, thoughts, and actions, are echoed by every succeeding President of America. This site is enriched with educational resources. It also contains information about Lincoln events sponsored by the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, LIU Post Campus of Long Island University and its partners. These series of events start with the Lincoln Bicentennial in 2009, and will culminate in 2013 with the exhibit Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition for libraries, organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War, has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library is the selected host library and recipient of the grant from NEH."

For a complete list of exhibits, lectures, film screenings and discussions, click on Lincoln Exhibits and Events

 Original art work
Includes works inspired by the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's, by internationally renowned artist Dan Christoffel.
Hutchins Gallery, LIU Post library (lower level)