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Today’s database: a powerful tool for research on MLK and African American and African History and Culture

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Falvey Memorial Library is fortunate to be able to provide access to hundreds of instructional databases for the Villanova Community. While the choices may be vast, each searchable collection presents a unique treasure trove of information. Today, in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we’d like to direct your attention to a uniquely browsable resource, the Oxford African American Studies Center. Touted as “the online authority on the African American Experience,” the Oxford AASC provides a wide array of primary source documents, educational resources and articles, and multimedia.

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The database provides students, scholars and librarians with online access to the finest reference resources in African American studies. At its core, AASC features the new Encyclopedia of African American History: 1619-1895, Black Women in America, the highly acclaimed Africana, a five-volume history of the African and African American experience, and the African American National Biography project (estimated at 8 volumes). In addition to these major reference works, AASC offers other key resources from Oxford’s reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature and selected articles from other reference works.

Feel free to contact a librarian if you’d like further help exploring and utilizing any of Falvey Memorial Library’s databases.



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Foto Friday: Will D Cat Visits Falvey

Will D Cat in Falvey

Will D Cat is a fan of Falvey; here he is in the stacks, but we’ve spotted him in the Dugan Polk Family Reading Room, in the small second floor lounge, visiting librarians and even behind the circulation counter.

Today Will is competing in the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship, Jan. 13-15, in Orlando, Florida. Last year Will placed third in the Mascot Open Championship and he was the Fan Favorite! Go Will D Cat!

 

Photograph by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing.


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The Curious ‘Cat: “Lights, Camera, Wildcats!”

Curious 'Cat - imageIn honor of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards Ceremony this past Sunday, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanovans, “Who would play you in a movie of your life?”

Joanne Quinn [Director of Communications and Marketing] – “Shrek.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Bang [Digital & Special Collections Curatorial Assistant] – “Carrie Fisher.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue Ottignon [Research/Web Service Librarian] – “Cate Blanchett.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melanie Wood [Academic Integration Technical Specialist] – “Michael Shannon.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacueline Smith [Business Processes & Administrative Services Specialist] – “Joy from Inside Out.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Duffy [Manager of Budget & Administrative Services] –  “Renee Zellweger.”


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More Photos from the Holiday Lunch

 

Academic Integration Team Leader, Jutta Seibert, and Margaret Duffy, Director's Office

Director of Academic Integration, Jutta Seibert, and Margaret Duffy, Director’s Office

 

Librarians Rob LeBlanc and Laura Bang talking with Kallie Stahl and Sarah Wingo

Librarians Rob LeBlanc and Laura Bang talking with Kallie Stahl and librarian, Sarah Wingo

 

Joanne Quinn with librarians Linda Hauck and Sue Ottignan. (Sue is camera shy!)

Joanne Quinn, Director of Communications and Marketing, with librarians Linda Hauck and Sue Ottignan. (Sue is camera shy!)

 

Margaret Duffy and Jee Davis who will join Falvey this month

Margaret Duffy and Jee Davis who will join Falvey this month

 

A tower of cupcakes, especially the chocolate ones, made us all very happy.

A tower of cupcakes, especially the chocolate ones, made us all very happy.

 

Photographs by Alice Bampton

 

 

 

 


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Falvey’s Holiday Lunch – More Photos

Roberta (Robbie) Rosci and Laura Hutelmyer, Collections Directorate

Roberta (Robbie) Rosci and Laura Hutelmyer, Collections Directorate

 

Stephen Spatz, Collections Directorate; Christopher (Chris) Hallberg and Demian Katz, Library Technology Development

Stephen Spatz, Collections Directorate; Christopher (Chris) Hallberg and Demian Katz, Library Technology Development

 

Jacqueline (Jackie) Smith and Lorraine Holt, Director's Office

Jacqueline (Jackie) Smith and Lorraine Holt, Director’s Office

 

Falvey staff enjoying the party

Falvey staff enjoying the party

 

Photographs by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.

 


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Course Reserves – A Falvey Service for Faculty

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As one of its services, the Library processes and houses Course Reserves for faculty. “In addition to library materials, faculty may place their own books, DVDs, VHS, exams, desk copies, manuals, etc. on reserve.” (website)  Processing is done Monday through Friday, 9 am through 5 pm when staff is available.

Reserve materials are kept on the first floor behind the circulation desk and are usually available only to registered students. Each faculty member sets the loan period for the materials s/he has placed on reserve unless it is a library item that has a permanent non-circulating status.

Trisha Kemp

Trisha Kemp

Patricia (Trisha) Kemp oversees the processing of Course Reserves, aided by Cordesia (Dee-Dee) Pope. Contact Kemp at Patricia.Kemp@villanova.edu , 610-519-3899 or visit her in the Library.

For more information about Course Reserves see  https://library.villanova.edu/about/services/coursereserves/

 

 

Photos by Laura Hutelmyer and Alice Bampton.

 

 


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Library Holiday Lunch Photos

More photos from the holday lunch on Jan. 4.

Luisa Cywinski, Access Services Team Leader, and Michael Sgier, Access Services Specialist

Luisa Cywinski and Michael Sgier, Access Services

 

Librarian Sarah Wingo; Kallie Stahl, Librarians Robin Bowles, Rob LeBlanc and Laura Bang

Librarian Sarah Wingo; Kallie Stahl, Librarians Robin Bowles, Rob LeBlanc and Laura Bang

 

Librarians Darren Poley, Nik Fogle, David Burke and Janice Bially Mattern enjoying a conversation.

Librarians Darren Poley, Nik Fogle, David Burke and Janice Bially Mattern enjoying a conversation.

 

Library staff members, Melanie Wood and Jesse Flavin

Library staff members, Melanie Wood and Jesse Flavin

 

Photographs by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.

 

 

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Foto Friday: Tolle Lege, Tolle Lege

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A quiet spot near the Library with the first snow of 2017. Today is the 12th day of Christmas, Epiphany, so we did get snow for Christmas, albeit the last day of the season.

 

Photograph by Alice Bampton, Communication and Marketing Dept.


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The Curious ‘Cat: “Ringing in the new year!”

Curious 'Cat - imageThis week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanovans, “What are you looking forward to this upcoming year?”

1Luisa Cywinski [Access Services Team Leader] – “I’m looking forward to writing more letters (on paper) to my relatives.”


2ShravaniPriya Narra – “I’m looking forward to graduating with my master’s in computer science.”


3Michael Sgier [Access Services Specialist] – “I’m looking forward to finishing a comic story I’ve been working on since last year.”


4Sarah Wingo [Liaison Librarian for Literature & Theater] – “I’m looking forward to spending more time reading.”


5Robin Bowles [Life and Health Sciences Librarian] – “I’m looking forward to meeting my nephew, Jude. He’ll be born in February.”


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Happy 2017!

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