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Green Dot Reads

Green Dot's reading lists on healing, support, feminism, race, LGBTQ+, politics, advocacy, general good reads, and more!

Green Dot Reads


ISU Library Book Lists for Green Dot Programs


- Collaboration of Green Dot, Student Wellness & ISU Library


Welcome to GreenDotReads!  This guide is a collaboration between Iowa State University Parks Library and Green Dot at Iowa State. Green Dot is a violence prevention strategy aimed to decrease power-based personal violence on campus by utilizing education, outreach, and development as mechanisms for increasing awareness and competency around bystander intervention skills. The GreenDotReads Guide is comprised of books and reading guides designed to create awareness around various topics impacted by power-based violence. This Guide hopes to connect readers to new ideas and spark action to make our community safer.

Green Dot at Iowa State: Green Dot launched September 2017. The program provides trainings for students, faculty and staff; hosts programming and initiatives, and facilitates outreach. Over 2,000 campus and community members have received Green Dot training, volunteered for programs, and continue to find ways to integrate Green Dot into our campus culture.

Request a Green Dot training:

Learn about programs, involvement and more:

Get Connected! Follow. Like. Subscribe. @ISU Green Dot (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube) Email:
Phone: 515-294-1099
Location: A37 Friley Hall (next door to Friley Windows Dining Center)


For questions or comments on this Guide, please contact Susan Vega García.

Book Retrieval Service!

A helpful service to know about:

Pick from Shelf: Wish you could have assistance in getting library books you need pulled from the shelves for you, and you pick them up from an easy location? You can now, with our "Pick from Shelf" service! 

Here's how it works:  On the Library's website, login using the My Library Card link in the top right corner.  Now use Quick Search to find a book you want, and then click the book's title to open its record.  See the Request Options section? Just choose the Request link, and choose where you want to pick up the book - from the Parks Library Circulation Desk, or the Vet Med Library, or Design Reading Room - you're done! More info

Pick from Shelf - Request link