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The Curious ‘Cat: “Fall favorites!”

Curious 'Cat - imageThis week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “Fall has officially begun, what do you enjoy most about the season?

Elizabeth Klehm – “I like apple picking!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Ammondson – “I love wearing fall clothes.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cliff Pierre – “Snow….at the very end.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zayed Abdalla – “I like seeing the trees change colors. It’s beautiful.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bradley Bowers– “Adjusting to stay warm with friends and loved ones.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madeline Blaisdell– “I really like my flannels. Well, I’m not wearing flannel today. But I like fall’s perfect flannel weather.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Need a Book or Article That’s Tough to Find? . . . Have It Delivered via E-ZBorrow or ILLiad!

BOOKS—If the book you need is listed as “Unavailable” in Falvey‘s catalog or is not part of our collection, have it sent here from another library. Here’s how—

If you’ve searched our catalog, found the title, but it’s not available,
Click the E-ZBorrow link from within the item’s catalog record to request the book from another library.Blog post - E-ZBorrow 2If you’ve searched our catalog but have not found the title—
Click the E-ZBorrow link on Falvey’s homepage.

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Once you’ve logged in with your Villanova username and password, use the E-ZBorrow search engine to find and request the book(s) you need.

E-ZBorrow Policies

Only current Villanova University students, faculty or staff …..may use E-Z Borrow
Borrowing term = 6 weeks
Renewals = one time (for 6 additional weeks)

Here’s a full description of E-ZBorrow policies


If you’re seeking an uncommon book, it’s possible E-ZBorrow-member libraries may not have it. If you don’t find the title in E-ZBorrow, Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) may be able to get it for you.

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Once you’ve logged in with your Villanova username and password, click “book” in the menu on the left to connect to the “Book Request” form.

Please provide as many details—such as the book’s ISBN (International Standard Book Number), the date of publication, the edition—as possible. This information will help our staff to quickly and accurately process your request.

Interlibrary Loan Policies

Only current Villanova University students, faculty or staff …..may use ILLiad
Borrowing term = about 30 days
Renewals = either one week, two weeks or none
…..(depending on the lending library)


ARTICLES—If you need an article but it is not available through Falvey‘s website, have it sent to you from another library. Here’s how—

Click the Interlibrary Loan link on Falvey’s homepage.
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Once you’ve logged in with your Villanova username and password, click “article” in the menu on the left to connect to the “Article Request” form.

Please provide as many details—such as the title of the publication in which the article appears, that publication’s ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), the date of publication—as possible. This information will help our staff to quickly and accurately process your request.

………Here’s a full description of Interlibrary Loan policies


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Sneak Peek: Falvey Reading Room Renovation – The New Ceiling

The beautiful new ceiling in the Reading Room is installed and the scaffolding is gone! Indirect lighting is also installed around the perimeter of the ceiling.

The new ceiling.

The new ceiling.

 

The ceiling just before the renovation.

The ceiling just before the renovation.

 

Photographs by Alice Bampton, Communications and marketing Dept.


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#FalveyPeek at the Week: Sept. 26-30

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Quote of the Week:

“It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man,” –Henry David Thoreau,
who wrote an entire essay on the importance, practicality, and mystique of the wild apple—which Johnny Appleseed would’ve definitely retweeted (well, probably), especially since today is National Johnny Appleseed Day!

He, instead, had to tweet the old fashion way. (Photo from Pixabay.com)

He, instead, had to tweet the old fashioned way. (Photo from Pixabay.com)


This Week at the Library:

Monday, September 26th
-ORA Open House Luncheon, Room 205, 11:30-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 27th:
-Food for Though Discussion-VITAL, Room 206, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
-OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop, Room 204, 12:05 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
-Agape Latte Event, First Floor Lounge, 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 28th:
-Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL, Room 206, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
-Theology & Religious Studies: Talk by Professor Agnieszka Lekka-Kowalik, Room  205, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 29th
-VSB Advisory Board Meeting, Room 204 and Room 205, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Friday, September 30th
-DH Launch: Intro to DH Class, Room 204, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
-Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club: Regular Group Meeting, First Floor Lounge,   2:30 p.m.-4:30


#MindfulnessMonday

In case you’re in a warm, Autumn mood, here is a recipe for apple cake which only requires apples, a dry cake mix, and melted butter to help you keep in touch with the season:
1.) Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.
2.) Place chopped apples in pan. Top with dry cake mix, and pour melted butter over top, making sure to cover top with butter as much as you can.
3.) Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm.

Tailored to those of you who have pantries like mine (Photo from Flickr.com)

Tailored to those of you who have pantries like mine (Photo from Flickr.com)


Save the Date:
Monday, September 26th
-First Presidential Debate Watch Party, Cyber Lounge

Wednesday, September 28th
-Register to Vote Drive, All of Campus

Friday, September 30th
-CAT FILMS: Star Trek, Connelly Cinema, 5:30 p.m.


Snap Us!
Falvey Library finally has a Snapchat and is snapping regularly (it wasn’t exactly easy to learn all the tips of the trade, but we think the staff has it down). Add us at vulibrary (we’re #teamfollowback if that’s still a thing?). We will keep you updated of the soup de jour, library events, and cozy study spots.
Also, we promise to not even add one dog-face selfie to our story.
For anything else you’d like to see snapped, please reach out to hhoutzer@villanova.edu! (which is me!)

Look! We already have 8 points!

Look! We already have 8 points!


Books for your App(l)etite:

Resource librarian Darren Poley valiantly stepped in when I vocalized trouble in finding Johnny Appleseed themed books (my mother complains I speak too loudly, but this time it paid off). I remain living proof that contacting library staff is the perfect—and sometimes, only—way to find what you’re looking for:

Hoosier folk legends, Ronald L.

The tree of life, Hugh Nissenson

The botany of desire: a plant’s eye view of the world, Michael Pollan, for which the abstract explains, “In nineteenth-century America, frontier dwellers far from the trading posts of the East lacked a source of sweetness in their diet-and sugar with which to make alcohol. So when a man named John Chapman (a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed) floated down the Ohio River with bushels of apple seeds in his canoe, the settlers seized on the opportunity to grow the fruit on their new land. The pioneers’ desire for sweetness was satisfied-and the apple was given a whole new continent on which to blossom.”


#FalveyPeek at the Week provided by Hunter Vay Houtzer, a graduate assistant on the Communications and Marketing Team at Falvey Memorial Library. She is working toward an MA in Communication at Villanova University, and slowly learning to eat spaghetti noodles more neatly so she can stop needing so much stain remover. Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more.


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Sravanthi Adusumilli – New Library Technology Development Graduate Assistant

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Sravanthi (Sravs) Adusumilli , a graduate of Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntar, India, joined the Library Technology Development team in August. She reports to Demian Kratz, team leader. She is currently working on redesigning “Finding Augustine.” “Finding Augustine” is “[a] rich and readily accessible biographical collection concerning Augustine of Hippo and his legacy;” it is sponsored by the Augustinian Institute at Villanova University.

Adusumilli has a bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering and is now enrolled in the Master of Science in Computer Engineering program with an anticipated graduation in May 2018. She plans to work as a data scientist.

Her hometown is Machilipatnam, India, a city on the southeast coast. Adusumilli’s hobbies are cooking and gardening.


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Foto Friday: St. Thomas of Villanova Day

Sculptor - A. Visco. Sculpture behind monastery. Photo by Alice Bampton.

Sculptor – A. Visco. Sculpture behind Monastery. Photo by Alice Bampton.

Friday, Sept. 23, is St. Thomas of Villanova Day. Saturday, Sept. 24, is St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service. For information on St. Thomas of Villanova Day, see here.

Villanova University is named for the Spanish Augustinian, St. Thomas of Villanova.

 

 


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The Curious ‘Cat: “Wildcats go green!”

This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “In honor of Elizabeth Kolbert’s ‘The Sixth Extinction,’ what have you done to go green?

Erin Mysogland – “I’ve stopped using plastic bags and have been using plastic containers instead since there’s so much plastic in the ocean.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Guy – “Recycle! And, I use a reusable bag, when I remember, to take it to the store so I stop using all those plastic bags.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Connor Kovacs – “I got a canteen water bottle, so I stopped using plastic water bottles.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Flanagan – “Well I live off campus, so we try and recycle in the house. And we try to save water, well for the water bill too, but for the environment. And we try to turn off lights and stuff.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Cronin – “I’ve been using a reusable water bottle every day!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Brady – “I try to be conscious of recycling using renewable materials. And, I try to be conscious of driving around and using gas and stuff.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Falvey Memorial Library Presents: Info to Go at Driscoll Hall

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Librarian Robin Bowles is all smiles with the crash cart!

Falvey Memorial Library is on the move. Research and Instruction Librarian Robin Bowles and Nursing Librarian Barbara Quintiliano are offering research assistance in Driscoll Hall to students! So, grab some research help with that cup of coffee. Look for the crash cart staffed by Robin or Barbara on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Driscoll Hall café from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The rest of the day they can be found in Driscoll Hall room 343. Ask them anything. Seriously. They can get you stats, pertinent journal articles for a paper or just help you find the odd fact from a reputable source. Research life support is their specialty! (Added bonus: they always have free chocolate and pens!)

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Librarian Barbara Quintiliano helps two students find the resources they need.


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#FalveyPeek at the Week: Sept. 19-23

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Ahoy!

It’s (finally) Talk like a Pirate Day.
You know what that means, Mates.

I finally get to show off my pirate knowledge and as well as my #hatgoals (Photo from Pixabay.com)

I finally get to show off my #hatgoals. (Photo from Pixabay.com)


Quote of the Week:

“’Proud and insolent youth,’ said Hook, ‘prepare to meet thy doom.’
‘Dark and sinister man,’ for long the two enemies looked at one another, Hook shuddering slightly, and Peter with the strange smile upon his face.
‘Dark and sinister man,’ Peter answered, ‘have at thee.’”
-J.M. Barrie

I've always had a soft spot for Captain Hook. (Photo from Flickr.com)

Captain Hook always had swagger. (Photo from Flickr.com)


This week at the library:

Monday, September 19th

  • Arab and Islamic Studies Event, Room 205, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Humanities Event, Speaker’s Corner, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21st

  • Theology & Religious Studies: Faith & Culture Lecture Series, Room 204, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 22nd

  • OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop, Room 204, 12:05 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
  •  One Book Villanova: Author’s Visit- Book Signing, Speaker’s Corner, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • One Book Villanova: Student Leader Meeting, Room 205, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Friday, September 23rd

  • Philosophy & Theology Professionalism Series: Choosing a Dissertation Topic, Room 204, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club Meeting, First Floor Lounge, 2:30-4:30

#MindfulnessMonday:

Long ago there were whispers of the boy who ate only Ramen (flavor unspecified) and contracted the first case of scurvy in one hundred and twenty years (scurvy being a disease contracted through a lack of vitamin C–famous for causing the death of many a rogue sailor).

Probably what happened to this guy. (Photo from Pixabay.com)

Probably what happened to this guy. (Photo from Pixabay.com)

This tip is that oranges cost, on average, thirty cents a pound and are a easy way to both 1.) not get scurvy and 2.) stave off the (much more) common cold. They’re healthy, affordable, and wonderful! (The perfect addition to any heavily ramen-based diet).


My Personal Ins-pirat(e)-ion:


I’m from North Carolina where we love the sea and we love buccaneers (a little too much, perhaps?). A whole unit of our fourth grade curriculum is based solely upon pirate-studies. I’ve taken multiple tests on pirates (with a wide and wavering array of grades about pirates).
Therefore,
I feel my elementary education has prepared me to tell you a few things about my favorite: Blackbeard. Like, his name is Edward Teach. He’s English. He’s never been documented as killing a single sailor held captive. He’s the easiest pirate to dress as for Halloween after Captain Jack Sparrow. He was pardoned by the Queen, settled in Bath, N.C., then changed his mind and went back to swashbuckling. It took twenty-five wounds (five of which were gunshots) to end his pirating career (and, well, life-career) in 1718. He is the perfect one to emulate for today’s ventures. All North Carolinian children know this.

He and I are #twinning right now. (Photo from Flickr)

Essentially my #ootd. (Photo from Flickr)


Save the Date:
Thursday, September 22nd

St. Thomas of Villanova Lecture – One Book Villanova Day –

Featured Speaker: Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Connelly Center,  Villanova Room, 7 p.m.

Friday, September 23rd 

Rock the Oreo, 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 24th

St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service Send-off,

Pavilion, 8:30 a.m.


Books about adventure:
(In case my Blackbeard indoctrination wasn’t enough)


#FalveyPeek at the Week provided by Hunter Vay Houtzer, a graduate assistant on the Communications and Marketing Team at Falvey Memorial Library. She is working toward an MA in Communication at Villanova University and leaving her house with her phone actually charged. Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more!


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Villanova Welcomes Parents This Weekend

Banners at the Ithan Ave. entrance. Photo by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing

Banners at the Ithan Ave. entrance. Photo by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing


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Last Modified: September 17, 2016