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Doing sociology research and going through tons of journals...reading about Irish history...studying for Greek mythology... When my girls were little and I began my masters @ CAL, I still did my research at Hillman with them at my side.


I was a commuter student with an hour bus ride each way. Some terms my class schedule was 8am - 8:30pm, with mid-day breaks. I discovered Hillman's Oversized Books Room had large square, high-sided chairs I could pull together to make a private cubbyhole. Taking naps in "my cubby" got me through some very long days on my way to a double major in Biochemistry and Chemistry.


The Hillman Library proved invaluable when attending grad school, and provided a convenient place to study and research. The librarians were very helpful in obtaining materials for me by interlibrary loan.


I worked alone in the Stark Listening Center. What a peaceful place to study once my duties were done. A great job for a student!


Digitized resources are amazing, but a couple times I had to actually dig in to microfilm of old periodicals at Hillman -- just like in the movies!


Ahhhhhh, Hillman Library! When I needed to do some major studying and research, the Hillman Library is where my friends and I did it at. No laptops, cell phones and computer tablets for us!!! In between studying, we'd watch our fellow, cute college classmates out of the Hillman Library windows. Awesome experience!


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Socialism on Film

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This collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba


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