FALVEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

You are exploring: VU > Library > Blogs > Library News

The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/24)

EIGHT-THIRTY-GRAPHIC2

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.m. in room 205. The discussions provide a forum for networking and exchanging ideas with colleagues from across the campus. Faculty are invited to bring their lunch. VITAL will provide dessert and beverages. Questions? Contact: gabriele.bauer@villanova.edu 

Scholarship@Villanova/Endowed Chair Lecture featuring Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN. 2:30 p.m. in room 204. Dr. Moriarty is a nurse advocate for military veterans and their families who has targeted her scholarly work on the health needs of those who have served in the military. Her lecture will focus on her research with interprofessional teams at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Questions? Contact: laura.matthews@villanova.edu

Search, Capture, Done!  Bibliographies Made Easy with Zotero! 4:00-4:45 p.m. in room 207. If you are still hand-copying references and typing bibliographies the old-fashioned way, here’s your chance to learn how to use the powerful citation management tool and Zotero. Open to students, faculty, and staff. Questions? Contact: barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu

VSB Peer Tutor Office Hours. 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 205. Open to all VSB students. Walk-in study sessions. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester.) Questions? Contact: patricia.burdo@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…

Tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. in room 205! “Lafayette and the Farewell Tour: Odyssey of an American Idol” Lecture featuring Alan R. Hoffman, JD, Harvard Law. After earning a JD from Harvard law School Alan R. Hoffman practiced law in Boston. An avid reader of early American history, he “discovered” Lafayette in 2002 and translated Auguste Levasseur’s “Lafayette en Amérique, en 1824 et 1825.” Hoffman has lectured widely on Lafayette and currently serves as President of the American Friends of Lafayette and President of the Massachusetts Lafayette Society. Food and refreshments will be served.


SHAMELESS SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG ☺

TumblrWe’re on tumblr. Add us to your infinite scroll! Reblog and like us, too.

 

 


NOM NOM NOM!

Sweet Sixteen is upon us in #NomNomNomatology! Be sure to vote for the winningest foods in some intensely delicious match-ups right here, or vote in person at the front desk in Falvey!

NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY


HAVE SCIENTISTS FOUND THE GRAVE OF CERVANTES?

Scientists say they have found the bones of Cervantes, his wife and others recorded as buried with him in Madrid’s Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians. Cervantes has been dubbed the father of the modern novel for The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, published in two parts in 1605 and 1615. While location of his grave may or not be certain, the location of his books at the library is not. Click here to start your search of Falvey’s wide array of Cervantes resources.

 


QUOTE OF THE DAY

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” – Hamlet by William Shakespeare 


tradition performance bookTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL…NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

According to the publisher, Tradition, Performance, and Religion in Native America: Ancestral Ways, Modern Selvesexplores a possible theoretical model for discussing the religious nature of urbanized Indians. Donald L. Fixico, (Shawnee, Sac & Fox, Muscogee Creek and Seminole), Professor of History, Arizona State University, comments on the book saying that “Indians have acculturated to live according to nature’s cycles and the circle of life, and [the author] Dennis Kelley brilliantly shows how this was done in the twentieth century and now.”


HAVE A GREAT DAY!

If you have ideas for inclusion in The 8:30 or to Library News in general, you’re invited to send them to joanne.quinn@villanova.edu.


Like
1 People Like This Post

Dig Deeper: Helene Moriarty, PhD

MoriartyOn Tuesday, March 24 at 2:30 p.m. in room 204 of Falvey Memorial Library, Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, Professor at the College of Nursing will present a Scholarship@Villanova/Endowed Chair lecture. Dr. Moriarty is a nurse advocate for military veterans and their families who has targeted her scholarly work on the health needs of those who have served in the military. Her lecture will focus on her research with interprofessional teams at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She will present findings from an intervention study, funded by NIH, that evaluates the impact of an innovative in-home intervention for veterans with traumatic brain injury and their families.

Dr. Moriarty is the inaugural appointee to the College of Nursing’s first endowed faculty chair, the Diane L. and Robert F. Moritz, Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Research. This award was established in 2013 by Robert F. Moritz, Jr. DDS ’51 VSB and his wife Diane to advance research and scholarship within the College and its academic programs.

This event, co-sponsored by the College of Nursing, Falvey Memorial Library and the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), is free and open to the public.

For more information related to Dr. Moriarty’s area of expertise, check out today’s Dig Deeper, organized by Barbara Quintiliano, nursing and life sciences liaison and an instructional services librarian.


Dig Deeper 

Challenges Faced by Veterans Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been called the “signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.” It is caused by trauma to the head, most often from an explosive device, vehicle accident or fall. Since 2001, the number of active U.S. service personnel suffering from TBI has been rising, and almost 25,000 new cases emerged in 2014 alone. In 2013, the directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a joint report to Congress in which they stated that TBI had become “a public health problem, the magnitude and impact of which are underestimated by current civilian and military surveillance systems.”

Even mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly termed a “concussion,” can have detrimental consequences for returning veterans, their spouses and others who love and care for them. However, unlike more severe cases, mTBI often goes undiagnosed, and resulting cognitive and emotional problems may not appear until long after the vet returns home. Some of the challenges associated with mTBI include short- and long-term memory loss, attention deficits, impaired executive function and strained interpersonal relations.

Dr. Moriarty and her colleagues have been conducting innovative research sponsored by the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and funded by the NIH. In this controlled study they are investigating the efficacy of a veterans’ in-home program (VIP). Dyads composed of a veteran who has sustained mild to moderate TBI and his/her spouse or partner are recruited for participation. Through in-home intervention the researchers hope to facilitate increased understanding and deeper communication between veteran and partner so that both will enjoy an improved quality of life.

Learn more about TBI and its effects on vets and their families:

DoD Worldwide Numbers for TBI
http://dvbic.dcoe.mil/dod-worldwide-numbers-tbi

Family Caregiver’s Guide to TBI
http://www.caregiver.va.gov/pdfs/FamilyCaregiversGuideToTBI.pdf

‘Hidden’ Brain Damage Seen in Vets With Blast Injuries
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_150550.html

Hyatt, K.S. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (American Journal of Nursing)
http://tinyurl.com/mtbivets (VU LDAP ID and password required)
Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_150855.html
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (video)
http://afterdeployment.dcoe.mil/topics-traumatic-brain-injury
Report to Congress on Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Understanding the Public Health Problem Among Current and Former Military Personnel
http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/pdf/Report_to_Congress_on_Traumatic_Brain_Injury_2013-a.pdf


Dig Deeper introduction written and resources selected by Barbara Quintiliano, nursing and life sciences liaison and an instructional services librarian.


Like

The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/23)

EIGHT-THIRTY-GRAPHIC2

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Theology & Religious Studies: Dies Academicus. Graduate Students in the Theology & Religious Studies Program will present their thesis defenses to faculty and other graduate students. 12:30 p.m. in room 205.


SAVE THE DATE…

DON’T MISS HELENE MORIARTY, PHD, RN TOMORROW! Join us in room 204 at 2:30 p.m. for a Scholarship@Villanova/Endowed Chair Lecture featuring Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN. MoriartyDr. Moriarty is a nurse advocate for military veterans and their families who has targeted her scholarly work on the health needs of those who have served in the military. Her lecture will focus on her research with interprofessional teams at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She will present findings from an intervention study, funded by NIH, that evaluates the impact of an innovative in-home intervention for veterans with traumatic brain injury and their families.


TODAY IS ….WAIT FOR IT….NATIONAL PUPPY DAY!!

Screen Shot 2015-03-20 at 12.34.30 PM

What better way to kick off your Monday morning than with this sweet face! If you regularly follow us on social media, you may recognize Nellie, the 12 week old yellow labrador retriever currently being prepped for Seeing Eye service by our Outreach Specialist, Laura Matthews, and her family. And hey – it looks like Nellie’s reminding you to cast your vote in the Sweet 16 Round of #NomNomNomatolgy this week! Vote for your favorite study snack foods in each round to win a private study suite for you and your friends for finals week, and a free Final Four Feast of the winning foods! Visit the big bracket at the front desk or click library.villanova.edu/promotions to vote online.


AND, IT’S OK DAY – MMMKAY?

UnknownToday is the anniversary of the birth of the expression OK, 176 years ago, on the second page of the Boston Morning Post for Saturday, March 23, 1839. OK began as a joke, a deliberately misspelled abbreviation of “all correct.” And it remained a joke for the better part of a century, even as it was being put to serious use in OK-ing documents, train departures and arrivals. For more on this common expression, including the difference between OK and okay, click here.


old phila housesTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL…NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

If you have an interest in architecture and interior design, Old Philadelphia Houses on Society Hill, 1750-1840 by lifelong Chestnut Hill resident Elizabeth B. McCall, might be for you.

The back panel states that “150 photographs strike a nice balance of exteriors and interiors, displaying characteristic basics and details of structure and charming furniture pieces and accessories of old-time daily living.”

 


SHAMELESS SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG ☺
Goodreads small
What are you reading? If you use Goodreads (by the way, they have an app…and a page of literary puppy quotes!), join our Falvey Memorial Library group!


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Wisely, and slow; they stumble that run fast.” – Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


HAVE A GREAT DAY & REMEMBER HAPPINESS IS A WARM PUPPY!

If you have ideas for inclusion in The 8:30 or to Library News in general, you’re invited to send them to joanne.quinn@villanova.edu.


Like

Villanova University hosts The Hidden Room Theatre’s der Bestrafte Brudermord

BROD

On March 23-24, Villanova will host award-winning Texas-based theatre group The Hidden Room to stage their original-practices puppet-show production of der Bestrafte Brudermord, the mysterious slapstick Hamlet found in a German manuscript in the 18th century.  The Hidden Room’s visit to Villanova will include a talk by Zachary Lesser, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania; two evening shows, each followed by an artist talk-back; and two workshops on theatre scholarship, dramatic practice, and arts entrepreneurship.  Events will take place in the Villanova Cinema and are free with a Villanova or Penn ID.  Seating will be first-come.  ACS Approved.  Direct questions to Alice Dailey, PhD (alice.dailey@villanova.edu).

Monday, March 23

5:00 p.m.  Workshop

“Page to Stage: Turning Theatre Scholarship into Practice”

The Hidden Room’s collaborations with scholars from Shakespeare’s Globe, the American Shakespeare Center, and, most recently, Oxford University’s Tiffany Stern have yielded theatrical events that have won multiple awards, critical acclaim, and international attention.  Using Hidden Room’s der Bestrafte Brudermord as a model, this discussion hopes to illuminate ways that theatre practitioners might build successful working relationships with scholars and use their research to infuse old plays with new life.

6:30 p.m.  Scholarly Talk

Zachary Lesser, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

“Uncanny Hamlets: The Mystery of der Bestrafte Brudermord”

7:30 p.m.  Performance of der Bestrafte Brudermord followed by artist talk-back

Tuesday, March 24

5:00 p.m.  Workshop

“The Business of Playing Professionally: Making a Living in the Theatre”

The Hidden Room’s artistic director/theatrical deviser, Beth Burns, has worked as an actor, writer, director, stage manager, teacher, lighting board operator, publicist, grant consultant, tour manager, box officer, usher, house manager, dresser, personal assistant, talent wrangler and janitor.  Burns invites you to learn from her mistakes as she details her successes, stumbling blocks and ways into the future with a focus on a creating a sustainable economic model for a theatrical company.

7:30 p.m.  Performance of der Bestrafte Brudermord followed by artist talk-back

 


This event made possible by generous support from: Villanova University College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English, 
Department of Theatre, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Honors Program
University of Pennsylvania Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, Theatre Arts Program,
English Department Undergraduate Program, and English Department Graduate Program

Like
1 People Like This Post

Foto Friday: Who’s in charge here?

Pansies

Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.

~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

Laura Hutelmyer is the photography coordinator for the Communication and Service Promotion Team and Special Acquisitions Coordinator in Resource Management


Like
1 People Like This Post

The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/20)

EIGHT-THIRTY-GRAPHIC2

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois’ 7th Ward. 2:00 p.m. in room 204. Lecture featuring Amy Hillier, PhD, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania. The Ward is a 10-year-old teaching, public history, and outreach project based on Du Bois’ 1899 book, The Philadelphia Negro. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact: laura.matthews@villanova.edu

Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) Regular Group Meeting. The VEEC is a social club, focused on recreation and relaxation. Participants gather once a week on (most) Fridays to play video games in a safe and fun environment. 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge (Holy Grounds). Always accepting new members. Questions? Contact: laura.matthews@villanova.edu


Teachers StalinismTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL…NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

In the Journal of Cold War Studies, Janet G. Vaillant reviewed The Teachers of Stalinism saying the author, E. Thomas Ewing, “argues that teachers served as agents of Stalinism but also retained some room for negotiation and choice, particularly in the early 1930s when directives from the central and local officials were often contradictory or impossible to carry out.”


NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY, WEEK 2
Week 2 of our favorite snack battle is on! Vote at the front desk or on our online ballot to have your hungry voice heard.
NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY


SHAMELESS SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG ☺
Screen Shot 2015-02-09 at 11.02.55 AM
Follow Falvey Library on Instagram for a fun assortment of people photos, quotes and whiteboard art!


DID YOU KNOW…
Emmet-legos-lego-movie…that there are 86 pieces of LEGO for every person on the planet? Check out this short documentary from the BBC 2 series, The Culture Show hosted by English architecture critic and broadcaster Tom Dyckhoff, who explores how the building blocks influence modern architecture and improve children’s concepts of space, structure, and design. Plus, they are awesome!


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven’t had that what HAVE you had?” – The Ambassadors by Henry James


HAVE A GREAT DAY!
If you have ideas for inclusion in The 8:30 or to Library News in general, you’re invited to send them to joanne.quinn@villanova.edu.


Like

The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/19)

EIGHT-THIRTY-GRAPHIC2

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

TODAY IS THE FEAST OF SAINT JOSEPH

MEDIUM file for this DataModel

“Joseph the Worker.” Sculpture located in the atrium of main entrance of Bartley Hall. Digital Library @ Villanova University. Date Accessed: 18 March 15, 1:41 PM.

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Search, Capture, Done!  Bibliographies Made Easy with Refworks! 4:00-4:45 p.m. in room 207. Questions? Contact: barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu

Nova Feis: Lecture featuring Eoin Mc Evoy, visiting Fulbright Scholar. 5:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. A lecture in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Eoin Mc Evoy, visiting Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from the University College, Dublin, will be giving a lecture: “Gaelic Yesterday and Today: Tracing the Irish Language through History.” Eoin is currently teaching Introductory Irish II and Intermediate Irish to Villanova students this semester.

VSB Peer Tutor Office Hours. 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 205. Open to all VSB students. Walk-in study sessions. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester.) Questions? Contact: patricia.burdo@villanova.edu

Irish Studies Conversation Circle. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact Jerry Sweeney: tighdon@gmail.com


BASKETBALL….

 

That is all!


#SXSW’s BURNING QUESTION: WHAT IS MEERKAT?

MeerkatThe other four letters making an impact this week besides NCAA would be #SXSW, the annual buzz-a-thon in Austin, TX, that brings together the latest fads, music, movies and technology. The buzz around Meerkat seems to be the biggest news to leave Texas borders this year. What is Meerkat you ask? It’s an app that allows you to instantly push live video to your friends and follow their lives in real-time. The implications astound on this one! Have to miss a class? Instead of borrowing a friend’s notes, you can just prop you phone up on your pillow and watch as your friend broadcasts the class live through their phone! Not that we condone that! Their tussle with Twitter brought them to the forefront, and has now introduced this remarkable idea to the general public.


THAT NEW BOOK SMELL…NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

En GuerreAccording to the publishers at The University of Chicago, the recently published book En Guerre: French illustrators and World War I “explores the conflict through French graphic illustration of the period. The exhibition presents themes essential to a deeper understanding of the war in France: patriotism, propaganda, the soldier’s experience, as well as the mobilization of the home front as seen through fashion, humor, and children’s literature.”

Vive la France!


NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY, WEEK 2
Week 2 of our favorite snack battle is on! Vote at the front desk or on our online ballot to have your hungry voice heard.
NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY


I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNEW THIS, BUT WE TWEET!
Twitter-icon
Follow us on Twitter to easily keep track of library announcements, blog updates, interesting retweets, and totally charming banter.


A QUOTE FROM POPE FRANCIS

“St. Joseph’s mission is certainly unique and unrepeatable, as Jesus is absolutely unique. However, in protecting Jesus, in teaching him how to grow in age, wisdom and grace, he is a model for every educator, and in particular for every father. … I ask for you the grace to be every closer to your children, allow them to grow, but be close, close! They need you, your presence, your closeness, your love. Be, for them, like St. Joseph: protectors of their growth in age, wisdom and grace. Guardians of their path, and educators: walk alongside them. And with this closeness, you will be true educators.”

– General audience on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19, 2014


HAVE A GREAT DAY!

If you have ideas for inclusion in The 8:30 or to Library News in general, you’re invited to send them to joanne.quinn@villanova.edu.


Like

The Curious ‘Cat: Which search engine(s) do you prefer?

Curious Cat

This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks six library professionals, “Which search engine(s) (Google, Baidu, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, DuckDuckGo, etc.) do you prefer?”

JuttaJutta Seibert, team leader – Academic Integration

“I prefer Google mostly out of habit because I am familiar with it. I started using Google in 2000 and back then it performed superior when compared to other search engines. It was refreshingly uncluttered. I have tried other search engines on occasion, but none of them has performed as well as Google for me.”

 

2014-01-16 12.16.23-3Sarah Wingo, team leader – Humanities II, subject librarian for English, literature and theatre

“Google, only Google. Partly familiarity, I understand how Google works better than any of the others, which means that I can use that knowledge to produce better results through my searches. I also think Google has the best search metrics.”

 

 

 

2014-01-15 11.08.18-4Robin Bowles, nursing/life science librarian

“I personally use Google as my general-purpose search. It is fully featured with lots of search options (now hidden under the link “Search tools”) and will recommend results from other Google search products like Google Scholar when appropriate.

A few thoughts about the others: Baidu, sometimes called the “Chinese Google”, is Chinese language only so we don’t see much use of it here. Yahoo and Bing are the same search now. Although they are different websites, Yahoo Search has been “powered by” Bing since 2009 so their results will be the same. Bings results are very comparable to Google (so much so they have been accused of digitally “watching” users’ behavior on Google and using that data to adjust Bing rankings) and Bing is wildly with PC users popular due to its integration with Internet Explorer and Windows 8.

DuckDuckGo is a perennial favorite for people who are concerned about Google and Bing’s data retention policies as it promises to retain no data about you and show the same search results for any and all users. The results are generally as good as Google or Bing’s although it only searches webpages and has no image or map search functionality.”

2014-01-17 14.27.13-2Kristyna Carroll, research-support librarian for business and social sciences

“I prefer Google as my search engine. I like the way many tools that I use are integrated together through Google Chrome, and I only have to log in once (Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive). I use all of these Google tools every day, and sometimes additional ones.”

 

 

 

dave-uspal white bkg2USPAL

Dave Uspal, senior web specialist for library services and scholarly applications

“Mostly Google.  Its fast and thorough, and it has features (word spellings if searching for a single word, Wikipedia definitions, built-in maps) I actually use. I know other browsers have their strengths (Bing for media browsing, Ask for whole question searching) but for what I need, Google is usually the best answer.”

 

 

2014-01-15 11.11.37-2-2Rob LeBlanc—first-year experience/humanities librarian

“I’m a hardcore Google search fan. It is still the most comprehensive, fastest, and most accurate engine. I also prefer its clear and elegant layout and advanced features (like Google maps). Bing is good for hardcore Microsoft users due to its MS Office Online interface options, and DuckDuckGo is the best for privacy (it does not track you at all) but Google works best for both PC and Mac in my opinion.”


Like

The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/18)

EIGHT-THIRTY-GRAPHIC2

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

BEGINNING AT 3PM TODAY
ALL ARE INVITED:
UNIVERSITY ARCHIVIST REV. DENNIS J. GALLAGHER, OSA, PHD GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
IN THE PRESIDENT’S LOUNGE IN CONNELLY CENTER

image002

Falvey Memorial Library would like to cordially invite the Villanova Campus Community to a reception being held for Rev. Dennis J. Gallagher, OSA, PhD, in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination. Father Gallagher, the University’s Archivist since 1985, was ordained as an Augustinian priest in St. Thomas of Villanova Church on Jan. 30, 1965. Please join us for a light cocktail reception to give him your best wishes and to help us celebrate this landmark occasion. The reception will be held Wednesday, March 18, in the President’s Lounge, Connelly Center, 3-5 p.m. Please note that RSVPs are not required in order to attend the reception


TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

VSB Peer Tutor Office Hours. 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 205. Open to all VSB students. Walk-in study sessions. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester.) Questions? Contact: patricia.burdo@villanova.edu


THANKS #NOVANATION FOR HELPING US REACH 1700 INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS!

1700

 

Click on the image above to go directly to Instagram and join the fun!

Early English Books Online Image retreived from: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&res_id=xri:eebo&rft_id=xri:eebo:image:52989
Author: Tulley, John, 1638-1701.
Title: Tulley 1700 Date: 1700 Reel position: Wing / 856:15
Copy from: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery


NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY, WEEK 2
Week 2 of our favorite snack battle is on! Vote at the front desk or on our online ballot to have your hungry voice heard.
NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY


FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
facebook logo
If you give our page a like on Facebook, you’ll be so in the know. Not only do we share links to all the goings-on of our blog, but we also post announcements and share very cool content from all around the internet!


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“It was joyful to hear the merry whistle of blackbirds as they darted from one clump of greenery to the other. Now and again a peaty amber colored stream rippled across their way, with ferny over-grown banks, where the blue kingfisher flitted busily from side to side, or the gray and pensive heron, swollen with trout and dignity, stood ankle-deep among the sedges. Chattering jays and loud wood-pigeons flapped thickly overhead, while ever and anon the measured tapping of Nature’s carpenter, the great green woodpecker, sounded from each wayside grove.” – The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


CONTINUE YOUR DAY WITH A MERRY WHISTLE!

If you have ideas for inclusion in The 8:30 or to Library News in general, you’re invited to send them to joanne.quinn@villanova.edu.


Like

Dig Deeper: Irish Novelist Claire Kilroy Appears Tonight

Claire_KilroyIrish novelist Claire Kilroy, Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Chair of Irish Studies, will be giving a reading on Tuesday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m. following a reception in the President’s Lounge of the Connelly Center. Each academic year, a distinguished Irish writer is chosen to serve for the spring semester as the Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Chair of Irish Studies. Inaugurated in 2000, it has become one of the most prestigious Irish studies positions in the United States.

The reading, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Irish Studies Program, the Irish Dance Team and the Irish Cultural Society, is free and open to the public. It is part of a weeklong series of events celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, presented by the Irish Studies Program in conjunction with Falvey Memorial Library. Other events include Nova Feis: Lecture featuring Eoin Mc Evoy, visiting Fulbright Scholar on Thursday, March 19, 5:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner, Falvey Memorial Library.

From the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: “Claire Kilroy was born in Dublin, Ireland. She attended Trinity College, Dublin, where she studied English as an undergraduate and where, after a brief time working in television, she also earned her M.Phil in Creative Writing in 2001. Kilroy is the author of four novels—All SummerTenderwireAll Names Have Been Changed, and The Devil I Know—and has been described by Barbara Kingsolver, author of Flight Behaviour, as a writer who “packs a stunning worldly wisdom into her beautiful prose”; and has also been called “a quirky and excitingly original writer” by Anne Fogarty of the Irish Times. Kilroy cites her literary influences as John Banville and Vladimir Nabokov, and Lolita as her favorite book. She currently resides in Dublin with her husband and infant son, to whom she devotes most of her time.” Read more here.

To learn more about Claire Kilroy and her bibliography, check out the resources below selected by Sarah Wingo, liaison librarian for English and Theater.


Dig Deeper

Falvey Holdings:
All Summer

Tenderwire

Devil I Know

All Names

Read a Guardian review of Kilroy’s most recent book.

Check out and follow Kilroy’s Goodreads profile.

Read a 2010 interview.


Sarah WingoDig Deeper links selected by Sarah Wingo, team leader – Humanities II, subject librarian for English, literature and theatre.


Like

« Previous PageNext Page »

 


Last Modified: March 17, 2015