Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Current Stories:

  • Black History Month Movies on Swank - In honor of Black History Month, here are just some of the movies available through the Library that touch upon issues of race and moments that changed history. These films are available on the streaming media platform Swank, one of our library databases.  
  • Amazing Access at Boston Public Library - The Boston Public Library allows any resident of Massachusetts (including college students from out-of-state) to get a library card.
  • Love Notes to the Library - This February tell us what you love about the library. Has the library had an impact on your time at Stonehill? Your learning experience? 
  • Black History Month - February is Black History Month, which is celebrated each year at Stonehill. Black History Month began in 1926 when, in the Library of Congress, “Dr. Carter G. Woodson set aside a special period in February to recognize the heritage and achievement of Black people of the United States.”

Additional News:

  • Book Launch:  On Friday, February 2nd at 2:30pm in the south end of the first floor of the library, Kevin Spicer will discuss The Evil That Surrounds Us: The WWII Memoir of Erna Becker-Kohen which he edited along with Martina Cucchiara. 
  • Research Forum: The next Research Forum will take place in the south end of the first floor of the library on Friday, February 9th at 2:30pm. Stephen Brew, the Director of Studio Guitar and Guitar Ensemble for Visual and Performing Arts, will be giving a talk titled Jazz Standards Arranged for Classical Guitar in the Style of Art Tatum.
  • Introducing Libralien: Over the break, the Library acquired a new intergalactic intern. You may have seen Libralien on our social media. Keep an eye out for his antics this Spring and send your best #Libralien sightings to @macphaidinlibrary on Instagram or Stonehill College MacPhaidin Library on Facebook for a chance to win a Jolt Charger!
  • Learning Starts at the Library: Space in the DisCo and the Info Cafe are going fast! This fall we launched our new Information Skills Curriculum. You can read our article about the new curriculum here. We offer a wide variety of ways for students to work with the Library, including information skills sessions in the DisCo, small group consultations, one-on-one research consultations, and participation in your course eLearn site. Email, call 508-565-1203, or contact your Subject Liaison to discuss Spring instruction.
  • Welcome New Graduate Students! Heather Perry, the Liaison for graduate programs, has created a LibGuide to connect IMC graduate students with Library services.
  • What can I book? What can you book in the Library? You can book group study rooms and book appointments with a librarian, all online.
  • Security Certificate Warnings in Library Resources: The Library provides off-campus access to databases via a proxy server; due to websites increasing their security protocols, we are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of security certificate warnings received when trying to access resources.
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