Welcome to the Stonehill College Libraries newsletter. This bi-weekly newsletter shares significant updates, news, and events from the Library and Archives. If you have any questions, or would like to suggest a story to our Newsletter team, please email Liz Chase or call (508) 565-1329.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
- The Saint Andre Lecture Series presents author and activist, Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J. Sister Prejean splits her time between counseling death row prisoners and informing the public about the injustice of the death penalty. She will give a lecture on Tuesday, March 3, at 7-9 PM in the Martin Auditorium.
- Whose History? A student perspective on “The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass” For Black History Month, we asked student Amanda Phillips ’18, to share her perspective on what she and others are learning in Prof. Todd Gernes's First Year Seminar.
- More ebooks, better research Do you want a say in the library’s eBook collection? Thanks to our newest system for purchasing ebooks, now you can help us decide what to buy!
- Rare disease day February 28th is International Rare Disease Day. There are 7,000 Rare Diseases, each of which affect fewer than 200,000 people. One in ten Americans is affected by a Rare Disease, but sadly, there are limited resources for fighting these conditions.
- Traveling for spring break? Borrow a Nook or Kindle, or read up on off-campus access to library databases and ebooks.
- Chat Services: Not just for snow closings! Read more here.
- Congratulations to Colbie Blaisdell ’18 and Daniel Greaney ’15, winners of the Library Student Survey Prizes. Colbie received a $50 giftcard to Dunkin Donuts and Daniel received a $50 giftcard to Amazon. Thank you to all 578 students who responded to our annual survey.
- Fair Use Week: According to the Association of Research Libraries, “Fair Use Week is an annual celebration of the doctrine of fair use and fair dealing. It celebrates the important role fair use plays in achieving the Constitutional purpose of intellectual property rights in the US: to promote the progress of science and the useful arts.” Read more from ARL here, visit the Harvard Office of Scholarly Communication’s Fair Use Week 2015 tumblr, or visit our LibGuide on Copyright & Fair Use for more information.
- Net Neutrality: Tomorrow the FCC is voting on whether or not to regulate the internet as a utility. Proponents for and against net neutrality are deeply invested in this vote. Visit these links to read up on net neutrality, President Obama's plans for the internet, and the Wall Street Journal's take on those plans. Want to learn even more? Contact the library for research assistance.
- Cheryl McGrath, Library Director, recently published “Seizing the Opportunity for Innovation and Service Improvement,” in The Library Innovation Toolkit, published by the American Library Association.
- Faculty publications: If you are a faculty member with a recent publication, we encourage you to submit your publication information to Liz Chase so that we may include your news in our Library Newsletter.
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