Library Newsletter

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Current Stories

  • Wall Street Journal Access:  Stonehill students, faculty, and staff now have access to the Wall Street Journal through an institutional group pass.
  • Luice Moncey '53:  March is Women's History Month.  Learn more about Stonehill's first female graduate.
  • Celebrating St. Patrick's Day:  Have you ever wondered how many of our St. Patrick's Day traditions are "really" Irish?  The answer is probably not as many as you may think.
  • The Strand Theatre Fire:  Please join Nicole Casper, Director of the Archives and Historical Collections, and James Benson, Brockton Historical Society City Historian as they present their new book on Friday, March 24th at 2:30 p.m. in the south end of the library.

Additional News

  • Streaming Media:  Are you planning an event for your residents or a club?  do you want something fun or educational?  Have you tired of the offerings available in Netflix?  Try one of our film collections.  Stonehill has access to over 40,000 films, less than Netflix, but nothing to sneeze at.  Learn more about our streaming media collections here
  • Reference Consultations are Available:  Need help with research or writing a paper?  We can help!  We can assist you at any stage of the research process.  To learn more about how you make an appointment with a reference librarian for more assistance, please click here.
  • Making the Most of eBooks:  Did you know you can highlight, bookmark, and take notes online in library ebooks?  Ebrary, our ebook platform, incorporates a number of annotation tools.  To learn more about the tools and features available, click here for online videos and tutorials.
  • Book of Kells:  Have you ever wondered about the artwork in Ace's Place?  Those beautiful images were photographed from the library's facsimile edition of the Book of Kells located on the first floor.  To learn more about the Book of Kells, please visit the Book of Kells LibGuide.
  • What's Up Thursday:  Please join us this Thursday, March 16th at 12:00 p.m. in the DisCo for this bi-weekly brown bag lunch series sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Affairs.  This week's topic will be "The Impact of 'Fake News': How are We Staying Informed and Finding the Truth?"  
  • Dean's Forum:  Please join us this Friday, March 17th at 2:30 p.m. in the DisCo as Professor Bob Dugan of the Department of Computer Science presents "Using an Accelerometer to Detect Mobile Device Interactions." 
  • Brown Bag Lunch:  The recent political climate resulted in a call to action that mobilized women and their allies to march all over the world.  The question remains: what are the next steps after these marches?  Join us for a brown bag lunch discussion on Monday, March 20th at 12:00 p.m. in the DisCo  to share your thoughts on where we go from here.
  • Disney Skype Lecture Series - J.B. Kaufman:  Join us on Tuesday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the DisCo for a Skype lecture with author and film historian J.B. Kaufman.  
  • Take a Study Break in the Library:  Need a fun way to take a break from studying?  Grab a friend, come to the library, and browse the selection of games available.  We have popular board games such as Sorry, Jenga, checkers, Bananagrams, and much more.  Games are available on the credenza next to Ace's Place.  Please be sure to return the game and all of its pieces when you are finished for the next person to enjoy.
  • March is National Irish American Heritage Month:  Scroll down to the bottom of the library homepage to view a collection of books about Irish heritage.
  • Visit the CWAA: Want some feedback on a paper? Want to review course content? Visit the peer tutors in the Center for Writing and Academic Achievement (CWAA), Room 314 in the library! Please check the CWAA website for schedules and satellite services.
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