Library Newsletter

Library Newsletter – December 4, 2019

Featured Stories:

  • Finals Survival: It’s finally that time of the semester: finals are kicking into gear! This is one of the most stressful times of the semester, and it’s important to remember to make the time not only to study but to take care of yourself. Olivia Phillips ’20 shares her suggestions for getting through finals and how the library can help.
  • December Events in the Library: Over the course of the month, the library has several fun, free events to enjoy as you prepare for finals. Come join us to sample new foods, participate in a movie marathon, enjoy midnight snacks, and more!
  • Holiday Gift Wrapping: Finals are stressful enough without all the tasks that come with the holiday season. Let us help with that! Stop by with any gifts that need wrapping. We have a fully stocked gift wrapping station in the alcove to the right of the print room, and you are welcome to use all the supplies to wrap your gifts before you head home.
  • Overnight Hours at the Library: The library is open additional hours during the finals period. Please note, between 2am and 8am you will need to ring the doorbell and show your HillCard for admittance. The doorbell is located next to the card swipe. 


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

  • Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men: Have you ever wondered why things are designed the way they are? Have you ever wondered why certain things are too big, or too heavy to be easily used? A new book by Caroline Criado Perez explains why half the population is not considered in the design of products, effectiveness of medications or implementation of public policy. Invisible Women is a fascinating book on how data blindness hurts us all, but especially the women who are not accounted for in the data.


Additional Stories:

  • Introducing the Journal of Religious Competition in Antiquity: Stonehill has just delivered the first journal in our new Digital Commons. The Journal of Religious Competition in Antiquity is the brainchild of Professor Nathaniel DesRosiers, who has been working to bring this journal to life for several years. Now the first issue is available in the Digital Commons.
  • CWAA Fall 2019 Finals Schedule: The CWAA will have extended hours and tutoring available during finals.
  • Finals Advice from Eaton the Pig: Eaton the Pig hasn’t been on campus since September, but he shared his advice on taking care of yourself during finals. He has many tips on taking care of your physical and mental health during this stressful time.
  • Puppy Therapy During Finals: Need some stress relief with a furry friend?  Come to the library to pet a puppy during scheduled puppy therapy sessions.  Dates and times are located here
  • For Faculty: Spring course reserves are due by January 2nd.  Please contact The Deskif you have any questions. 
  • Books on Social Media: In the last newsletter, the library featured a story on detoxing from social media. Scroll to the bottom of the library website to view a selection of books that explore social media and its impact.
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