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Feedback Friday: Share your summer reading suggestions!

globeCan you suggest any titles that others might enjoy? A novel about travels to a domestic or distant land? Or perhaps a thriller, a mystery, a romance, or an old favorite?

Tell us in the Comments!

Some of our recommendations include:


Falvey Bids Farewell to Louise Green: Grateful for Her Years of Distinguished Service

Louise Green

Louise K. Green

During her 40-plus years at Falvey Memorial Library, Louise K. Green, who has a bachelor’s degree in education and a master of science in library science, has been a reference librarian, head of the reference department, lecturer in the library science department, instructor, acting library director, associate director for public services and a member of the Academic Integration team. She will retire at the end of May.

Early in May, she answered the following questions:

NT:  At what colleges did you receive your undergraduate and library degrees?
LG: I majored in mathematics at East Stroudsburg Teachers College (now East Stroudsburg University) and received my library degree from Villanova University in 1965.

NT:  How did you come to Falvey and when did you start?
LG:  While pursuing my degree, I worked as a graduate assistant in the library science department where I taught a one credit course to arts and sciences undergrads on the use of books and the library. When a part time position opened in Falvey, I was interested. Since my daughter was still young, I worked part time for six or seven years. I also taught graduate reference courses while working at Falvey. (more…)


Feedback Friday: Have you seen any good movies lately?

santa_monica_theater1It’s summertime and the living is easy (or easier than it was a few weeks ago). New movies are coming out all the time, many of which are based on books (Coraline, Angels & Demons, and Slumdog Millionaire). Have you seen any good movies lately? Did you read the book first? How do they compare?

Tell us in the Comments!


Business Bestsellers


The Bartley Business Bestsellers collection is vacationing at Falvey Memorial Library this summer.  Our hot new business books can be found on a display directly across from the circulation desk.  When things cool down in September they will return to their home outside room 2008, Bartley Business Info Center. (Image by Joanne Quinn)


Books in Print

Books in Print (Bowker) 
Use Books in Print to find records for in-print, recently out-of-print and forthcoming books from over 44,000 North American publishers.


Feedback Friday: What are your plans this summer?

  • Posted by: Luisa Cywinski
  • Posted Date: May 8, 2009
  • Filed Under: Feedback


Will you take classes? Do you have an internship? Or, do you have a job lined up?

Tell us in the Comments!

Whatever you do, have a sweet summer!


2009 Falvey Scholars Honored

On May 1, Falvey Memorial Library honored graduating seniors with the Falvey Scholars award. The award is given each year to distinguished Villanova seniors who have demonstrated outstanding undergraduate research in writing a senior thesis or completing a capstone project.

The 2009 Falvey Scholars, their mentors and research are as follows:

Sinead CloughleySinéad Cloughley, English/Irish Studies (College of Arts and Sciences); Mentor: James Murphy, Ph.D.; Project: “A Study of Impact of the Irish Language on the Work of Four Modern Irish Writers: Yeats, Joyce, Ní Dhomhnaill and Friel”

Sara FridingerSara Fridinger, Biology (College of Arts and Sciences); Mentor: Louise Russo, Ph.D.; Project: “Bisphenol A: An Environmental Threat to Endocrine Function”

Martha HughesMartha Hughes, Economics and Statistics (School of Business); Mentor: Mary Kelly, Ph.D.; Project: “The United States and the European Union: How Differences in Monetary and Fiscal Policies Contribute to Differences in Economic Competitiveness Over Time”

Scholars Group

Jennie Kotschneff (back, second left), with team members (front, l. to r.) Kristina Salcedo, Christine Matula, Patricia Abel, (back, l. to r.) Melissa Kay, Meghan Dwyer and Sarah Galvanek (College of Nursing); Mentor: Marcia Costello, Ph.D., R.D.; Project: “A Population Assessment of Chulucanas, Peru”

Mark WoodsMark Woods, Mechanical Engineering (College of Engineering); Mentor: C. ‘Nat’ Nataraj, Ph.D.; Project: “Unmanned Sailboat Control”

The students presented their papers in Falvey’s first floor lounge and were supported by family, friends and faculty. Library director Joe Lucia served as emcee and introduced the winners and their mentors. After presenting their research and engaging in a lively question and answer session with the audience, the students received framed certificates recognizing their achievements.

The Falvey Scholars steering committee consists of Lucia, Darren Poley, Outreach librarian, Edwin L. Goff, Ph.D., associate dean, Honors Program, and Jane Morris, director, and Nora Pillard, assistant director, Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.

“The Falvey Scholars award honors the work of undergraduate exceptional talent,” said Lucia. This year, the award selection was broadened to name a student from each of the five discipline areas: Arts, Business, Science, Nursing and Engineering.

The winners were highlighted in a window display outside the first floor lounge. Joanne Quinn, Events and Outreach team, designed the display and the event programs and certificates.

Photographs by Natalie Tomasco


Villanova University Partners with Philadelphia’s Independence Seaport Museum to Digitize Historic Commodore John Barry Papers

John BarryMay 13 event recognizes Falvey Memorial Library’s digitization of the Barry-Hayes Papers, making these once obscure documents easily accessible on the Internet

Villanova University has partnered with Philadelphia’s Independence Seaport Museum to digitize historic documents related to the life of American Revolutionary War hero Commodore John Barry. Through this partnership, Falvey Memorial Library agreed to digitize the Barry-Hayes Papers Collection, which chronicle the legacy of the “Father of the United States Navy.” (more…)


Feedback Friday: Are you ready for finals?

  • Posted by: Luisa Cywinski
  • Posted Date: May 1, 2009
  • Filed Under: Feedback

StudentsWith final exams starting tomorrow, we thought some helpful hints might be in order. Some of the experts say that choosing a comfortable environment with fewer distractions is first and foremost. They also suggest organizing your notes and reviewing them at a designated time each day. Where is your favorite place to study? What are your study strategies? Tell us in the comments!



Last Modified: May 1, 2009