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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (9/4)

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TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

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In celebration of World Meeting of Families 2015 and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia, Falvey Memorial Library invites you to celebrate your family by sharing a family photo. There are two ways to participate: 1.) Bring in a copy of your favorite family photo and hang it on the library display window. 2.) Post your family photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #falveyfamily and we’ll hang it for you. Please note, submission of a photo implies your permission to use images on library social media accounts, displays, and publications. Provide copies and not originals as photos displayed will not be returned.

If you would like the opportunity to take home the large sign of our Pope Francis display as a commemorative souvenir of the 2015 World Meeting of Families, please fill out a ticket with your name and contact email (available near the display). For a second entry, enter a family photo to be included in our display. (For remote participants, hashtag your photo #falveyfamily.) The random drawing will be held in November, when the display is dismantled.


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There’s plenty to do near Villanova this weekend. One free event offers farm-fresh local produce: the Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market, Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Held in Bryn Mawr’s Municipal Lot 7, Lancaster Ave. at Morris Ave. (between the Bryn Mawr Train Station and Ludington Library), it’s just two stops away from the Villanova train station or a 1.7 mile walk along Lancaster Ave.
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little ice age big chillNEW MEDIA NEWS

It’s going to be a long weekend. Why not stock up on some good viewing material? The History Channel produced Little Ice Age: Big Chill a few years ago, but we just added it to Falvey’s DVD collection. The History Channel website tells us the Little Ice Age “took over the Earth and the livelihood of all those who inhabit it.” This sounds a little like science fiction, but they further explain “its scientific properties, its natural causes, the people it affected and specific examples of areas it decimated.”

Sounds perfect for Labor Day weekend.


ATTENTION RETRO CAMERA FANS!

Interested in a little past-future hybridity in your photography? Yesterday, Polaroid announced its Snap Instant Digital Camera! Its coolest feature? Instead of ink, this camera prints using heat to activate crystals in the paper – a technology called “zero ink.” The device also has SD storage to allow for online uploads in addition to classic prints. “The result is full-color, high quality, long-lasting and smudge-proof images without ink cartridges, ribbons or toner,” Polaroid said.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Beyonce Knowles is 33 today. Speaking of things that number in the thirties, a quick Google search of reveals that Beyonce has had over 30 Billboard hits – how far over? Well, at least enough to have an article written about her “30 biggest.” Case in point, Beyonce has pop chops. She is, truly, everywhere. But some of today’s college generation will remember her most fondly for her time in Destiny’s Child. Say my name, say my name.

Beyonce – good study music or no? The urge to dance is far too strong.

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“I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.” – Beyonce Knowles


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Kallie & Michelle’s Infinite Playlist: 10 Songs for the Fall

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I’m Michelle Callaghan, a second-year graduate student at Villanova University. This is our column, “‘Cat in the Stacks.” I’m the ‘cat. Falvey Memorial Library is the stacks. I’ll be posting about living that scholarly life, from research to study habits to embracing your inner-geek, and how the library community might aid you in all of it.


Week two is just about over, so we know you’re two feet in the grind. Kallie and I are back with some super chill tunes for your Back to School stresses. Having already jammed to this playlist three times since we put it together, I’m willing to say it’s one of our best yet–some easy alternative to bring in the calm and the focus with an Autumnal flair.

Tune up, friends!

 


Kallie Stahl is the graduate assistant for scholarly outreach. She is currently pursuing her MA in Communication at Villanova University. Article by Michelle Callaghan, graduate assistant on the Communication and Service Promotion team. She is currently pursuing her MA in English at Villanova University.


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (9/3)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

ADD YOUR FAMILY PHOTO TO OUR  #FALVEYFAMILY DISPLAY & WIN SOUVENIR SIGN!

photo display In celebration of World Meeting of Families 2015 and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia Falvey Memorial Library invites you to celebrate your family by sharing a family photo. There are two ways to participate. 1.) Bring in a copy of your favorite family photo and hang it on the library display window. 2.) Post your family photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #falveyfamily and we’ll hang it for you. Please note, submission of a photo implies your permission to use images on library social media accounts, displays, and publications. Provide copies and not originals as photos displayed will not be returned.

If you would like the opportunity to take home the large sign of our Pope Francis display as a commemorative souvenir of the 2015 World Meeting of Families, please fill out a ticket with your name and contact email available near the display. For a second entry, enter a family photo to be included in our display. (For remote participants, hashtag your photo #falveyfamily.) The random drawing will be held in November, when the display is dismantled.


THERE’S A NEW SERIF IN TOWN…

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…and it’s sans. Google has changed its logo – did you notice? Redesigned to reflect material design – a sensibility which marries the tactile, physical world with technological capabilities (I admit it – I had to look it up) — the new rainbow G logo is legible on the tiniest screens as it only measures 305 bytes as opposed to the existing logo, which measures 14,000 bytes. And living on tiny screens count among Google’s newest, biggest goals, according to new CEO Sundar Pichai.


Did you know—

—that comfortable, Griffin Instruction Room - 3quiet room to the rear of Falvey’s first floor is an open computer lab? The Griffin Room, when it isn’t being used for instruction, serves as an open computer lab with 32 computer workstations—each able to send work to Falvey’s printers.


GET YOUR BREAKFAST NOM ON
Did you hear that McDonald’s is going to serve breakfast all day? Not that we’re in the business of encouraging less-than-nutritious food choices, but every once in a while, don’t you just want some pancakes and eggs for dinner? Now you can! Treat yourself.


nature of value ebook coverNEW BOOK NEWS

Don’t have time to stop at Falvey? Check out the e-books in our collection, like this new title from Columbia Business School Publishing, The Nature of Value: how to invest in the adaptive economy. The book receives high praise from a reviewer in ValueWalk (Newstex Global Business Blogs) who wrote that Nick Gogerty “takes a first-principles approach to explore the parallels between economic and ecological systems. Not only does Gogerty show how value is born out of tiny sparks of adaptive innovation, but he also explores the full scope of the economy as a complex network.”


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today marks the 51st anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act, made law by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. This act provided means of protection for vast areas of American wilderness (9.1 million acres!) and the creation of the National Wilderness Preservation System. These “unspoiled” lands can be enjoyed by hikers, campers, fishers, and other wanderlusting humans – and we’re happy this law keeps the gates open for the next generation’s Thoreaus!wilderness act

“If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.” – Lyndon B. Johnson


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The Curious ‘Cat: Why do you do your printing at the Library?

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “Why do you do your printing at the Library?

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Caroline Nelson—“I’m usually here studying, and it’s just a convenient place to get it done”

 

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Samantha Nitto—“probably because it’s most convenient—I don’t have one in my room, so I can always stop here on my way to classes.”

 

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Lea McNabb
—“Well, I have all my classes in Tolentine or Mendel, so it’s just the closest … rather than going to Bartley or something like that. It’s very accessable.”

 

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Charles Smith—“This is just convenient for me today. I was kind of in a hurry … on my way to class kind of in the middle of campus, so it’s convenient for me.”

 

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Emily Walthouse—“To do printing, I know that there are three printers here: there’s two on the first floor and one on the third floor. So I know that a printer’s always going to be available … Even though sometimes the printer’s not always working, I feel that this is the most reliable location. It’s also closer to my classes than the Bartley Print Center or other printing locations.”


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Library Essentials for Villanova Graduate Students

Calling all grad students! We know life is hectic and powering through night classes takes all the brain juice you’ve got left in reserve. Fortunately for you, we are always here to help! Think of us as your trusty companion, your loyal steed. As you get going on this busy year, keep this info handy – why do more work than you absolutely need to? Find out how to contact a librarian for research help (the options abound). Learn where to find your online account preferences to make our website work for you. We’re convenient, efficient, and always your biggest cheerleader. Check us out! (…see what I did there?)

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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (9/2)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Resume Review Day. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in room 205. Recruiters from local businesses will be available to critique resumes and perform mock one-on-one interviews with students. Questions? Contact: maureen.piotti@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…

Changing Landscapes: People and Place in the Mill Creek Valley, Lower Merion c.1870-c.1920. Monday, Sept. 14 at 3:00 p.m. in room 204. In spring 2015, ten junior-year students participating in a research seminar with the Department of History undertook a group project to examine how the farms and mills of the Mill Creek Valley transformed into the familiar residential properties of today. Each student chose a property from an atlas published in 1877, traced that property’s development over time, and reconstructed the lives of the inhabitants. Working alongside Digital Humanities staff in Falvey Memorial Library, students constructed an interactive website to communicate their research. Come join us for the website launch! Questions? Contact: laura.bang@villanova.edu


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In celebration of World Meeting of Families 2015 and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia Falvey Memorial Library invites you to celebrate your family by sharing a family photo. There are two ways to participate. 1.) Bring in a copy of your favorite family photo and hang it on the library display window. 2.) Post your family photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #falveyfamily and we’ll hang it for you. Please note, submission of a photo implies your permission to use images on library social media accounts, displays, and publications. Provide copies and not originals as photos displayed will not be returned.

#VillanovaUatWMF

#popeinphilly

#wmf2015


DIGITAL LIBRARY CONTENT ROUNDUP

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This week finds newly digitized issues of the story paper Comfort – containing serial fiction, sewing patterns, and news of interest! It’s also a proud export of Augusta, Maine and the key to success and happiness in a million and a quarter homes! As well, more issues of the Catholic Standard and Times and papers from the Robert O’Reilly collection add to variety that is now available for your reading and research pleasure. – See it all here!

 


Did you know—

many scholarly articles are not discoverable by Google? Peer-reviewed articles from Google Glasses
scholarly journals are usually available only by a fee or through a database subscription. Fortunately, Villanova students do not have to pay for these services because Falvey subscribes to over 250 academic journal databases.

To start, simply type your search words into the box located at the top of any library page. Falvey’s powerful search engine searches the library’s academic journal databases, and it lists your results under “Articles & More.”


dreamland japanNEW BOOKS NEWS

This book crossed our path quite accidentally when a student offered to replace the library’s copy that had gone missing while in his possession. Dreamland Japan: writings on modern Manga isn’t a new book. It was originally published in 1996, but the new copy is a 2011 Collector’s Edition. It’s been reviewed 532 times on Goodreads since 2008. Dreamland Japan was intended as a sequel to Manga! Manga!, a book that virtually became “the “bible” from which all studies and appreciation of manga” began (according to Amazon).


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Keanu Reeves is 50 today, and if you’ve ever wanted a celebrity life story about overcoming a whole variety of sadness and obstacles and still coming out gracious and kind on the other side, Keanu Reeves is your man.

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“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.” – Keanu Reeves


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The Highlighter: Where can you post announcements in the Library?

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You want to post your announcement in Falvey, but where are the approved posting sites?

This video shows how and where to display your announcement in the Library:

For additional “How to” videos, click the “Help” button on Falvey’s homepage.


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Library Essentials for Villanova Students Infographic

Welcome back, Wildcats! Whether you’re fresh on the scene or coming back for more, here’s a quick guide for your library essentials. We at the library want everything to be as convenient and helpful for you as possible. Below you’ll find out how to contact the pros; one of our esteemed librarians will always have your back. Our website is on your side, too! Learn where to find your account information to easily renew books or organize your many searches of our many resources. Take a look! If you have a question, we have an answer.

 

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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (9/1)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Office of Undergraduate Students: Pre-Law Advising Workshop. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: michael.j.pennington@villanova.edu

Resume Review Day. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in room 205. Recruiters from local businesses will be available to critique resumes and perform mock one-on-one interviews with students. Questions? Contact: maureen.piotti@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…

One Book Villanova Author Visit and Book Signing. Thursday, Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Join us as the University’s One Book Villanova author, Reyna Grande, visits us for a book signing. Her book, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, was chosen to be the 2015-2016 One Book Villanova selection for the University community. Please have your book with you ready to be signed! Questions? Contact: laura.matthews@villanova.edu


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In celebration of World Meeting of Families 2015 and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia Falvey Memorial Library invites you to celebrate your family by sharing a family photo. There are two ways to participate. 1.) Bring in a copy of your favorite family photo and hang it on the library display window. 2.) Post your family photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #falveyfamily and we’ll hang it for you. Please note, submission of a photo implies your permission to use images on library social media accounts, displays, and publications. Provide copies and not originals as photos displayed will not be returned.

#VillanovaUatWMF

#popeinphilly

#wmf2015


Did you know—

Help for learning, study skills, math and writing is available in Falvey. Learning Support Services, the Mathematics Learning Resource Center (MLRC), and the Villanova Writing Center, are all located in The Learning Commons, on Falvey’s second floor.


Boom fracking book coverNEW BOOK NEWS

The Boom: how fracking ignited the American energy revolution and changed the world was published last year on the heels of the fracking (hydraulic fracturing) debate, which started to heat up a few years ago when the Marcellus shale in western Pennsylvania was targeted as a rich source of natural gas. According to Daniel Yergin, who is quoted in the book, the author, Russell Gold, “captures the personalities, and the drama and surprises, and brings clarity to the debate about the environmental impact” of fracking. Check out the book or see the Google books preview to browse a few pages.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today, September 1st, is the anniversary of the start of World War II. To brush up on your history and learn more about how the war broke out, check out History.com. Did you know that until WWII, the Marine Corps was (mostly) strictly male?

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“They are Marines. They don’t have a nickname and they don’t need one. They get their basic training in a Marine atmosphere at a Marine post. They inherit the traditions of Marines. They are Marines.” - General Thomas Holcomb, March 1944, in reference to women in the Marine Corps during WWII.


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (8/31)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

In celebration of World Meeting of Families 2015 and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia Falvey Memorial Library invites you to celebrate your family by sharing a family photo. There are two ways to participate. 1.) Bring in a copy of your favorite family photo and hang it on the library display window. 2.) Post your family photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #falveyfamily and we’ll hang it for you. Please note, submission of a photo implies your permission to use images on library social media accounts, displays, and publications. Provide copies and not originals as photos displayed will not be returned.

#VillanovaUatWMF

#popeinphilly

#wmf2015


SAVE THE DATE…

Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC). Most Fridays during the semester starting Friday, September 11 at 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge. The VEEC is a social club, focused on recreation and relaxation through games. Participants gather once a week to play video games in a safe and fun environment. Open to all. Come join the fun! Questions? Contact: laura.matthews@villanova.edu

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Did you know—

There’s a librarian for each subject. And there’s an easy way to find the name and contact info of each subject’s librarian.

1—From Falvey’s homepage, click either “Guides” or “Subject Guides.”

2—On the “Subject Guides” page, click the name of the subject you’re interested in.

3—The right side of that subject’s page provides the name, office, phone and email info for that subject’s librarian.

Falvey’s librarians are committed to your success!


ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHERS

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Born2Add“Who’s bringing Born To Run?’ was as critical a question to outfitting a mid-70’s dorm room as was who’s bringing the area rug or mini-fridge. The required soundtrack to, well, everything back then, Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run turned 40 years old last week. As iconic as the music inside, the cover photograph of Bruce and saxophone player Clarence Clemons has been honored and parodied in dozens of other homages, including our favorite, Sesame Street’s 1983 Born to Add. BorntorunTaking you inside the design process is the fascinating volume featuring Eric Meola’s contact sheet from the Born To Run photo sessions, Born to Run, The Unseen Photos. Check out  thumbnails here or use our ILL/EZ Borrow services for this, or any book that may stir the madness in your soul.


 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today is the 52nd  birthday of the voice actor and animal imitator you never knew you didn’t know, Dee Bradley Baker. Undergraduates (and, of course, the older crowd that appreciates good animation) might remember his name from the credits of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005), because he was the voice behind the animal sounds of Appa the sky bison and Momo the flying lemur. See? You never know what skills of yours might be highly marketable!

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“You’ve got to connect with the things that you love.” – Dee Bradley Baker

 


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