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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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We wish you a Merry Christmas …

Falvey's Christmas tree

Falvey’s Christmas tree

 

The director, librarians and staff of Falvey Memorial Library wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you again in January 2017.

 

Photograph by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.


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Advent Poetry Calendar – Day 28 – “Trust”

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1 Day Till Christmas

“Trust” by Gerald Dierkes

Submitted by Gerald Dierkes

Gerald Dierkes is an information services specialist, and one of three Falvey staff members to submit one of their own poems for the Advent calendar.

With this final post I would like to thank everyone who has followed along with our Advent calendar as we made our way towards Christmas, my colleagues for contributing their favorite poems, and especially my colleagues who bravely shared their own beautiful work with us. 

I hope you enjoy our final poem, written  by Gerald Dierkes, a reflection on trust.

 

Trust

Joseph, Mary’s husband, did you feel shocked
to learn of Mary’s unplanned pregnancy?
_____________________________Betrayed
by her apparent infidelity
so soon after your commitment to each other?
_____________________________Confused
by Mary’s joy in anticipating her child’s birth?
_____________________________Overwhelmed
by her implausible explanation?
_____________________________Love
as you protected her from legal consequences
of her alleged adultery?
_____________________________Duty
as you accepted responsibility for her child?
_____________________-_______Judged
by your neighbors in your small community?
_____________________________Puzzled
by God’s plan?
_____Why didn’t God arrange things differently?

When Caesar Augustus’ decree forced you to
leave your home in Galilee,
journey to Bethlehem, and
cause Mary to travel in the ninth month of her pregnancy and
give birth away from her home, away from her family, did you ask,
_____Why didn’t God time things differently?

When you sought shelter at an inn for your obviously pregnant wife
—and were refused—
did you think, What gives, God? I’m trying to follow your will, aren’t I?
You persevered, though, finding a shelter for animals in which Mary could give birth,
without her mother, without a midwife, with only you at her side.
Mary did give birth, and God’s Son was born into our world.
_____Why didn’t God plan things differently?

Mere days later, the angel again directed you to change your plans,
this time fleeing to Egypt for an unspecified length of time,
causing your father, Jacob, and Mary’s mother, Ann, to wait years before seeing their grandson.
_____Why didn’t God do things differently?

Did you expect God’s will to be predictable, logical (by human standards), and non-challenging?
Did you ever pause, in your struggle to trust God, to consider how much He trusts you?


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Advent Poetry Calendar – Day 27 – “Fra Moses and the Flowers”

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2 Days Till Christmas

“Fra Moses and the Flowers” by Eleanor C. Donnelly

Submitted by Laura Bang, Falvey’s Digital and Special Collections Curatorial Assistant, and she  found this wonderful historical poem to share. This poem comes from page 2 of the first issue of The Villanova Monthly, from January 1893. The Villanova Monthly was the first student newspaper, published from 1893-1897. Returning after a hiatus in 1916, the paper was renamed The Villanovan.

The poem itself is by Eleanor C. Donnelly (1838-1917), a local Philadelphia Catholic poet. Falvey has digitized the Eleanor C. Donnelly Papers from the American Catholic Historical Society, which can be viewed in our Digital Library.

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The Curious ‘Cat: “Chex Mix and cheese – holiday customs!”

Curious 'Cat - imageThis week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanovans, “What is your favorite holiday tradition?”

Demian Katz, Director of Library Technology – “Watching Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean.”


Jesse Flavin, Access Services Specialist – Interlibrary Loan – “Two words: Chex Mix!”


Cordesia Pope, Access Services Specialist – “Eating!”


Darren Poley, Outreach Librarian/Program Team Leader – “Playing board games with my family around the fireplace.”


David Uspal, Senior Web Specialist – Library Services – “I watch Die Hard on Christmas Day and the 1951 film adaptation of A Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve.”


Melanie Wood, Academic Integration Technical Specialist – “Driving around and looking at Christmas lights…and also cheese plates.”


No matter your seasonal traditions, the ‘Cat has compiled a playlist of cheer for your festive gatherings. Happy Holidays, Wildcats!


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