Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Current Stories

  • Continuing the Conversation: Just over two months ago, a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, sparked counterprotests around the United States; this story explores research topics and library resources for continuing conversations around free speech, systemic racism, and injustice.
  • An Inconvenient Sequel - Truth to Power: On October 26th, from 4:45pm-7pm in Martin Auditorium, join former Vice President Al Gore for a nationwide screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, sponsored by the Growing Climate Justice at Stonehill initiative and the MacPhaidin Library.
  • Introducing a New Version of Refworks: The library recently made an updated version of RefWorks available to students, faculty, and staff. There are significant improvements and changes to the product.
  • You Asked, We Answered: Introducing the Library's new workshop series. In response to study survey feedback, we asked students to vote on the workshops that sounded most interesting to them, and selected workshop topics to address common concerns that students may have.  

Additional News

  • Celebrating Stonehill PRIDE Week: The second annual Stonehill PRIDE Week is happening now! From October 16th-20th, we celebrate, appreciate, and honor our students, faculty, and staff at Stonehill who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or other underrepresented sexual and gender identities (LGBTQ+). Join us for events throughout the week, including the LGBTQ+ & Ally Community Reception on Friday, October 20th, from 3:30pm-5pm in the MacPhaidin Library DisCo.
  • What's Up Thursdays - The NFL, Kaepernick, and Protests - What’s this all about?:  Join us on Thursday, October 19th, for a brown bag lunch in the DisCo from 12pm-1pm. In 2016, then Quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, and instead chose to #TakeAKnee to call attention to the oppression of people of color in the United States. Join us for a conversation to unpack the questions surrounding this movement. All perspectives are welcome. Co-facilitated by Athletics.
  • Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Festival: M.A.T.U. invites you to take part in this great cultural event to celebrate Latin American and Hispanic culture with your fellow Stonehill peers. Enjoy a festival full of great music, great food, and great fun. Friday, October 20th from 7pm-10pm in Alumni Hall Auditorium. 
  • Faculty Book Launch: Join us in the South end of the MacPhaidin Library on Friday, October 27th from 2:30pm-4:30pm to hear Professor of Sociology Corey Dolgan discuss his new book Kill It To Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph Over Democracy
  • Digital Commons Presentation: As the CID explores the next steps in establishing an institutional repository at Stonehill, please join us on Monday, October 30th at 2pm for an overview and discussion of bepress Digital Commons as a potential hosted solution.  Digital Commons is a digital repository and publishing platform. Content in Digital Commons is optimized for discovery, access, and scholarly impact on the open web.
  • Security Certificate Warnings in Library Resources: The library provides off-campus access to databases via a proxy server; due to websites increasing their security protocols, we are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of security certificate warnings received when trying to access resources.
  • German American Heritage Book Ribbon: October is German American Heritage Month. Scroll to the bottom of the Library website to see a collection of books about the German-American experience.
  • Congratulations to our first Easter Egg winner! Each month, the Library will share trivia and fun facts or ask you to share your favorite things about the Library on our social media, for the chance to win prizes. After our last newsletter, our first contest winner was Jamie MacKinnon '21!
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