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Foto Friday: Calvin and Maggie


Calvin, a cocker spaniel with Pals For Life, excitedly greeted Villanova students enjoying a study break. At the end of every semester, Falvey Memorial Library, the Office of Health Promotion, POWER, and Student Advancement Ambassadors, co-sponsor the Stress-Free Healthy Happy Hour event, bringing therapy animals to campus; helping students relieve the stress of finals. Calvin’s friend Maggie and Sprinkles the bunny also stopped by!

 


End of the Semester New Resource Countdown: Day 8

  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: December 14, 2018
  • Filed Under: Library News

 

Dear students,

There are many ways the library can help you prepare for the stress that accompanies the end of every semester. Whether you have a handful of final exams or one large research paper, we know that it can be a lot to handle. But Falvey Library can be an incredible source of academic help and support. The list of excellent and peer-reviewed primary and secondary scholarly sources accessible to all Villanova students grows everyday. Additionally, no matter what your major, there’s a librarian who specializes in instructing you on how to access articles, books, and information you need to succeed. Stop by and meet your subject librarian soon…you’ll be glad you did!

During December, we’re counting down to the holidays by featuring a new Falvey Library acquisition every day…sort of like those fun Advent calendars you enjoyed as a kid! Have fun discovering the latest choices here at your library!

 

The Person you Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh, recommended by  Sarah Wingo, Librarian for English Literature, Theatre, and Romance Languages and Literature

Chugh, an award-winning social psychologist, wrote The Person you Mean to Be around confronting difficult issues such as sexism, racism, inequality, and injustice. This book is the smart, “semi-bold” person’s guide to fighting for what you believe in.

Her work stretches across psychology, sociology, economics, and political science. She combines compelling stories with surprising science reports, practical tools, and advice.

According to Chugh, whether you’re a long-time activist or new to the fight, you can start from where you are.

 

 

 

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger by Soraya Chemaly; recommended by  Sarah Wingo, Librarian for English Literature, Theatre, and Romance Languages and Literature

Chemaly argues that women have been urged for long to bottle up our anger. It corrodes our bodies and minds in ways we don’t even realize. But she tells us that women’s anger is not only justified, but an active part of the solution to sexism and damaging gender norms in society.

She’s intentional in making anger a vital instrument for progress, and a catalyst for change.

Bustle writes that Rage Becomes Her is an “utterly eye opening” book that gives voice to the causes, expressions, and possibilities of female rage.

Check the blog tomorrow for another new resource!


Library Service Hours: 12/13/18 – 12/20/18


Thursday, December 13

8:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Friday, December 14

8:00 AM – 10:00 PM ***Extended Service Hours 

The front doors and book collections will lock at 9:30pm on this day, with the service desk closing at 10pm. Once the doors lock, 24/7 building access will be available with a valid Wildcard.

Saturday, December 15

9:00 AM – 10:00 PM ***Extended Service Hours

The front doors and book collections will lock at 9:30pm on this day, with the service desk closing at 10pm. Once the doors lock, 24/7 building access will be available with a valid Wildcard.

Sunday, December 16

12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Monday, December 17 – Thursday, December 20

8:00 AM – 12:00 AM

24/7 areas [ground, first, and second floors] will remain accessible to students, faculty and staff with a valid Wildcard when the service desk is closed. Looking for more study space…Old Falvey is also open 24/7! Check the Hours link on the library homepage for a full listing of service hours. From everyone at Falvey, good luck on your papers and final exams!


End of the Semester New Resource Countdown: Day 9

  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: December 13, 2018
  • Filed Under: Library News

 

Dear students,

There are many ways the library can help you prepare for the stress that accompanies the end of every semester. Whether you have a handful of final exams or one large research paper, we know that it can be a lot to handle. But Falvey Library can be an incredible source of academic help and support. The list of excellent and peer-reviewed primary and secondary scholarly sources accessible to all Villanova students grows everyday. Additionally, no matter what your major, there’s a librarian who specializes in instructing you on how to access articles, books, and information you need to succeed. Stop by and meet your subject librarian soon…you’ll be glad you did!

During December, we’re counting down to the holidays by featuring a new Falvey Library acquisition every day…sort of like those fun Advent calendars you enjoyed as a kid! Have fun discovering the latest choices here at your library!

 

Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America by Catherine Kerrison

A recent publication by Villanova history professor, Dr. Catherine Kerrison tells the remarkable untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters– two white and free, one black and enslaved– and the divergent paths they forged in a newly independent America.

Kerrison, a scholar of early American and women’s history, recounts the remarkable journey of these three women, through never-before-published documents written by the Jefferson family and interviews with family descendants.

Jefferson’s Daughters provides an interesting lens in which to examine the personal and political legacy of one of our most controversial Founding Fathers.

 

Check the blog tomorrow for another new resource!

 


End of Semester New Resource Countdown: Day 10

  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: December 12, 2018
  • Filed Under: Library News

 

Dear students,

There are many ways the library can help you prepare for the stress that accompanies the end of every semester. Whether you have a handful of final exams or one large research paper, we know that it can be a lot to handle. But Falvey Library can be an incredible source of academic help and support. The list of excellent and peer-reviewed primary and secondary scholarly sources accessible to all Villanova students grows everyday. Additionally, no matter what your major, there’s a librarian who specializes in instructing you on how to access articles, books, and information you need to succeed. Stop by and meet your subject librarian soon…you’ll be glad you did!

During December, we’re counting down to the holidays by featuring a new Falvey Library acquisition every day…sort of like those fun Advent calendars you enjoyed as a kid! Have fun discovering the latest choices here at your library!

 

Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for a Chicago art gallery, is about to pull off a coup, bringing an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDs epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico’s funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico’s little sister.

 

Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago epidemic, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways the AIDS crisis affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. Yale and Fiona’s intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of 80’s and the chaos of the modern world, as both struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster (from Rebecca Makkai’s website).

 

 

 

There There: A Novel by Tommy Orange

Selected as one of The New York Times‘ Top 10 Books of 2018. The novel follows a large cast of Native Americans living in the area of Oakland, CA, as they face depression, alcoholism, unemployment, and the ethnic identity of being “ambiguously nonwhite.”

There There explores themes of native people living in urban spaces, issues related to natives’ struggles with identity and authenticity.

Check the blog tomorrow for another new resource!


Find your finals seat in Falvey!

  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: December 12, 2018
  • Filed Under: Library News

I’m Daniella Snyder, a first-year graduate student at Villanova University, and your newest ‘Cat in Falvey Library’s Stacks. I’ll be posting about academics– from research to study habits and everything in between– and how the Falvey Library can play a large role in your success here on campus!

Happy finals season, Wildcats!

We know that when it gets this stressful during the semester, the last thing you should have to do is worry about where you’re going to sit in the library. But don’t worry, Falvey’s got you covered. We did some investigative research to track down some empty spots in the library. Now, you can save your time and energy for more important things…like that 20 page paper you’ve been procrastinating for the last month and a half.

Good luck studying!

 

Falvey Basement:

     

All of these spots are down by the Idea Accelerator. It’s a pretty quiet hallway with little foot traffic, the perfect set up for long-term studying.

 

Falvey West Stacks:

Okay, I know the Falvey West Stacks can be a little scary sometimes, but if you want the most isolated and quiet spot in Falvey, this is the spot for you.

 

Old Falvey Basement:

Look at all of these! open! seats!

 

Main Floor:

Whenever there isn’t a class in the Griffin Room, it’s open for studying. Use it!

 

3rd Floor, Old Falvey:

    

The third floor of Old Falvey houses the the Graduate Student Lounge, but there are a ton of additional quiet study spots in the hallway.


Affordable Materials Project Book Matching Project

Pierre Venescar, Graduate Assistant, Center for Access, Success and Achievement (CASA)


The Affordable Materials Project (AMP) has seasonal initiatives focused on helping students save money on assigned course readings. Last fall we learned that the book matching program delighted students old and new. Some might even say it was Christmas in September. Many first time college students enrolled in the Augustine and Culture Seminar (ACS) were able to read assigned digital edition books at no extra cost. Even master’s level student, Pierre Venescar, was “surprised but content” when he received an email notifying him that two of his graduate textbooks for the fall were available online. “The cost of textbooks can weigh heavily for some students and I feel this is something often ignored. It is refreshing to know that there is a program like AMP that is actively trying to help reduce the cost for students,” said Venescar.

Library elves are hard at work, making lists and checking them twice to hopefully bring joy in January to Villanova students. With the essential help of the the Villanova University Bookstore, Chris Hallberg, Library Technology Developer, matches faculty assigned course readings to ebooks available for library purchase. Some disappointments are always to be expected, and the book matching program is no exception. What we typically recognize as textbooks are rarely available for libraries to license as ebooks. For those that we can, University Information Technologies (UNIT) works it’s magic by placing links to assigned readings in Blackboard for eager students to open, if not on the first day of class, soon thereafter.

For faculty that want to join in the festivities, you may write your librarian to suggest a book for inclusion in the matching program. If for whatever reason a faculty member does not wish a course to partake, they can email Linda Hauck, Business Librarian, or Nik Fogle, Philosophy Librarian, to opt out.


Call for Papers: 2019 Gender and Women’s Studies Student Research Conference

 


The 30th Annual Gender and Women’s Studies Student Research Conference is on Friday, April 5, 2019. It is an exciting opportunity to showcase your work, discuss your interests with students and faculty from Villanova and other area universities, and see the broad range of intellectual disciplines encompassed by Gender and Women’s Studies. Essays and creative work must engage gender, sexuality, or feminist theories. All papers must have been written during Spring or Fall 2018 or written specifically for the conference. The conference is accepting submissions for both undergraduate and graduate students. Full paper eligibility and submission guidelines can be found here. The submission deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019. The conference is presented by Villanova’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program and The Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium. Questions? Email gws@villanova.edu. Content taken from The YAWP: Villanova’s Graduate English Blog.

Looking for more Gender and Women’s Studies resources? Contact Susan Turkel, Sociology & Criminology, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, and Gender & Women’s Studies Librarian.

 


All the Art you’ll ever need

  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: December 11, 2018
  • Filed Under: Library News

The Highlighter is your run down on the best resources Falvey Library has to offer.

Have you ever needed high-quality images or works of art for a paper? Have you ever been thinking of a painting, but can’t remember the artist? Or the title?

Falvey Library wants you to work smart and work hard, and ArtStor can help.

ArtStor is a database/digital library with over two million images. Yes, you read that correctly! You can browse through images, refine your search by subject (“apples” or “sailboats”), refine by era, refine by geographic location, etc. etc. Then, you can even catalog them and store them in your own personal collection!

Use ArtStor for your next PowerPoint Presentation, art history paper, or browse it for hours as a fun way to procrastinate.

Good luck with finals, Wildcats!


End of Semester New Resource Countdown: Day 11

  • Posted by: Joanne Quinn
  • Posted Date: December 11, 2018
  • Filed Under: Library News

 

Dear students,

There are many ways the library can help you prepare for the stress that accompanies the end of every semester. Whether you have a handful of final exams or one large research paper, we know that it can be a lot to handle. But Falvey Library can be an incredible source of academic help and support. The list of excellent and peer-reviewed primary and secondary scholarly sources accessible to all Villanova students grows everyday. Additionally, no matter what your major, there’s a librarian who specializes in instructing you on how to access articles, books, and information you need to succeed. Stop by and meet your subject librarian soon…you’ll be glad you did!

During December, we’re counting down to the holidays by featuring a new Falvey Library acquisition every day…sort of like those fun Advent calendars you enjoyed as a kid! Have fun discovering the latest choices here at your library!

 

LGBTQ Social Movements by Lisa Stulberg; recommended by Susan Turkel, Sociology & Criminology, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, and Gender & Women’s Studies Librarian

There has been incredible progress in the development and advancement of LGBTQIA+ civil rights in the United States in recent years. However, we’re currently in a time of incredible political uncertainty for queer people. Stulberg’s book gives readers an easy-to-read and informational introduction to mainstream LGBTQ movements in U.S. history.

This book is an important tool for understanding current LGBTQ politics and will be essential reading for students and scholars of sexuality, LGBTQ studies, and social movements, as well as anyone new to thinking about these issues.

Check the blog tomorrow for another resource!

 

 


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Last Modified: December 11, 2018