Library Newsletter - February 25, 2015




Additional News

  • 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.
  • Blog Stories: Do you have other stories you'd like to see featured on our Library Blog? If you have ideas for stories, links to pertinent articles, or other resources you’d like to see featured on our website, please email Liz Chase.
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