Library Newsletter - March 9, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Current Stories

Additional News

  • Moving from Faculty to Administration: Stories from the Field Dean's Forum, Friday March 18th, at 2:30pm in the DisCo. Some faculty wonder if they should explore a move from full-time teaching to administration. Perhaps such faculty are looking for a new challenge, realize that they are energized by service on college-wide committees or task forces or enjoy their work as a department chair or program director. Joe, Maria and Craig will discuss their own experiences of moving from faculty to academic administration and what they believe faculty interested in exploring such a move should consider. This session is open to faculty at all points in their career, will be interactive and will discuss the balance between personal and professional goals.
  • Distinguished University of Chicago Professor to Deliver 2016 Salameno History Lecture: Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago, will be the featured guest at this year’s Salameno History Lecture. Free and open to the public, Doniger’s presentation, "Blasphemy and Censorship in Ancient and Contemporary India," will be held on Monday, March 21 at 4 p.m. in Stonehill’s Alumni Hall. For more information click here.
  • Commemorating the Easter Rising: A Terrible BeautyJoin the Irish Studies programs of Stonehill College and Bridgewater State University in Martin 105 at 5pm on Tuesday, March 22nd, for a screening of the film A Terrible Beauty, commemorating the centenary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland. 
  • Faculty Database Requests: The Library is reviewing our databases to identify goals for future electronic resource acquisitions. While our FY17 database budget will be fully allocated to existing resources, we would like to identify potential future resources to enhance faculty teaching and research and student learning. We are interested in your requests for both resources to support new majors and programs and existing needs. To nominate a database for consideration, please send the database name, information about its centrality to research and teaching in your field(s), and courses/majors/minors for which this resource would be relevant to Liz Chase,
  • Faculty Feedback Requested: The Library is evaluating our subscription to Swank for streaming access to major motion pictures. If you have used Swank films in your courses, we would greatly appreciate your feedback on your experience. Please email Heather Perry,
  • Watching Streaming Videos on Swank: The Library uses a streaming service called Swank to provide Stonehill users with access to major motion pictures. Our tips for viewing these films are available here. You can also watchthis video for help accessing Swank titles. Video by Alexi Navarro ‘17.
  • Citing Your Research: Confused about when to cite your sources, or how to manage sources for your research? The Library can help! Read more here about when to cite, or explore RefWorks as a way to keep track of all your sources. If you need assistance, visit us at the Reference desk or make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation!
  • Faculty: Have an Idea for Academic Development Week? A faculty group is currently planning the schedule for this Spring's Academic Development Week, which will take place May 19th-20th and May 23rd-25th. If you have ideas for sessions you'd like to see offered, please email Liz Chase at
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