Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Current Stories

  • Student Safety Tips In the day of the smartphone, there are many apps designed to promote personal safety.  This story includes a list of "6 Safety Apps Every Student Should Download" and tips from staff and students.
  • Update from the DisCo: September 2014  Our new, primarily grant-funded classroom officially opened on August 20th, 2014, when we hosted two sections of ACE students for an introduction to the Library. Read more here about the feedback we've received so far about our new space.
  • Learn More About MLA The Modern Language Association has started to create videos to help users navigate their database. Click here to watch an introductory video about the MLA International Bibliography and how to conduct searches.
  • Need Something To Read Over the Weekend? Heading home for fall break? Need a good book but don’t want to pack anything that takes up too much space? The solution: Read a book on a Kindle or a Nook, available from the Library.
  • Volume in the Library Thanks to graphic designer Burke Oppenheim ’14,volume signs now direct students to their preferred library study location.

Additional News 

  • Academic Development Day, Tuesday, October 14th: Read more about this year's topic, "Creativity Across the Disciplines," here.
  • Jon D. Lee,  Adjunct Professor of Writing, has recently published two books: An Epidemic of Rumors: How Stories Shape Our Perception of Diseaseand a collection of poems, These Around Us.
  • 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. 
  • Accessing the New York Times: View this video for more information on accessing the New York Times using Stonehill's campus pass.
  • October is Archaeology Month: Join Assistant Archivist Jon Green and retired Academic Dean Dick Grant for a walk to Stone House Hill, “The Caves,” and learn about the history and recent restoration project on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12pm. Meet in front of New Hall. After the tour, the archives will have an open house until 2:30.  Come see artifacts from the Daily Homestead Digs in 1996 and 2000. Light refreshments will be provided in the Martin Institute, Room 208. RSVPs for the tour are not necessary but are appreciated. To RSVP contact, ext.1121.
  • Active Learning Technologies Reading Group: In conjunction with the launch of the Flynn DisCo, we are organizing an informal reading group to talk about active learning technologies.  Open to faculty and librarians, the group will meet monthly to discuss a variety of technological tools and how they can be used to better engage students in the classroom.  More details will be announced soon.  Contact Trish McPherson with any questions or suggestions.
  • Columbus Day Hours: For information on the Library's hours over Columbus Day weekend, visit our hours page.
  • 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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