Library Newsletter - April 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Current Stories:

  • How Print Management is Greening Our Campus: In celebration of Earth Day 2014, Associate Director and Circulation Librarian, Susan Conant shares the effect of the print management system in place in the library.
  • New, expanded access to The New York Times! The Library is happy to announce expanded access to the most up-to-date editions of the online New York Times for Stonehill community members. We have purchased an Academic Site License, through the Center for Research Libraries and our NERL Consortium.
  • What’s New in Collections? Last year, as part of an ongoing review and assessment of our Collection Development policies and practices, the MacPhaidin Library updated its Gift Policy. This spring, the Library has updated both its overall Collection Development Policy and its Video Collection Development Policy.
  • Fishing: Spring has finally sprung and the library’s own cataloging assistant, Barbara Urbanus, shares her favorite pastime with us.
  • From the Archives: Massachusetts China on Display: A selection of Massachusetts China is now on display in the South Entrance lobby of the Martin Institute.  This selection of china is part of the Joseph W. Martin Jr. Papers  and is believed to have been purchased sometime during the 1940s, during one of Martin’s terms as Minority Leader or his first term as the Speaker of the House in 1948.
  • Google Glass is here! The library purchased a pair of Google Glass last week. Library staff are currently testing the new device, but are hoping to work with students and faculty to help find uses for it in the classroom.
  • Learn More About Software with Skillsoft: Check out Skillsoft, an online collection of self-guided software tutorials.
  • Can You Haiku? April is National Poetry Month and the Library is celebrating by asking students, staff and faculty to write original library or book related haikus. Haikus will be featured on the library’s Facebook page.

Additional News

  • Assistant Professor of English Matthew Borushko recently published “History, Historicism, and Agency at Byron’s Ismail” in ELH. You can read Professor Borushko’s article here.
  • 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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