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

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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

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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


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Author: Tulley, John, 1638-1701.
Title: Tulley 1700 Date: 1700 Reel position: Wing / 856:15
Copy from: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery


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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!

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The Highlighter: What does it take to become a librarian?

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Before earning the position of Falvey librarian, each applicant undergoes a rigorous screening process that includes the following:

1. Spell “Boolean,” “authentication,” “tertiary” and “plagiarism.”

2. Teach a class on college-level academic research while balancing Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged on his/her head (poise counts!).

3. Simultaneously show a first-year student how to find resources for her research project, answer a Live-chat question about citing sources in APA style, and help a caller limit his search results to only peer-reviewed, full-text articles.

4. Exit his/her office; hurdle a laptop computer, a taut power cord, and a studying student; and greet the patron standing at the Information Desk within 20 seconds.

Seriously,

to become a Falvey librarian, a person must be—

– an expert both in scholarly research and in one or more academic disciplines,

– a caring person who possesses a stalwart service ethic, and

– a dedicated professional committed to your success.

Whether you are exploring possible research topics, already have a well-developed research question, need help citing sources, or have other research needs, Falvey librarians look forward to helping you accomplish your goals.



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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.


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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.


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/17)

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

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A LITTLE YEATS TO START YOUR DAY…

My favorite Yeats poem, only I like to substitute the words “the library” for “Innisfree.” Try it — it works! -JQ

“I will arise and go now,
And go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there,
Of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there,
A hive for the honey bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there,
For peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning
To where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer,
And noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings

I will arise and go now,
For always night and day
I hear lake water lapping
With low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway
Or on the pavements gray,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.”
― W.B. Yeats


TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

English Department Coffee Break. 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the second floor lounge. Questions? Contact: heather.hicks@villanova.edu

APA Demystified. 4:00-4:45 p.m. in room 207. Come learn the basics of citing all types of documents: books, journal articles, and websites. Questions? Contact: barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu

Multicultural Affairs’ Professional Development Series: Talking Tuesday. 5:00-7:00 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: nicole.davis@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…

The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois’ 7th Ward.  Lecture featuring Amy Hillier, PhD, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania. This Friday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. in room 204. Dr. Hillier’s talk is titled “The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois’ 7th Ward.” The Ward is a 10-year-old teaching, public history, and outreach project based on Du Bois’ 1899 book,The Philadelphia Negro.


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WHAT DOES 700 MILLION OF SOMETHING LOOK LIKE?

In dollars, it’s what’s in Madonna or P. Diddy’s wallet. In real life, it’s the ubiquitous scene of everyone looking at their phone instead of watching where they’re walking. That’s because 700 million is now the number of iPhones that Apple has sold since the device’s debut in 2007. With last year’s introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the company posted a year-over-year growth of 49% for smartphones, totaling that inconceivable figure, according to CEO Tim Cook at the Apple Watch live event last week. That’s a lot of screens! How does your iPhone help you with your academic work? Could you survive college without your smartphone? Have you ever almost walked into the Oreo while texting? Let us know in the comments section!


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IRISH QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.”
― James Joyce, Ulysses


HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!
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Mood Board: Eoin McEvoy

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This week’s Mood Board features visiting Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from University College, Dublin, Eoin McEvoy. This Thursday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner as part of Nova Feis, Eoin will be giving a lecture in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The lecture is entitled “Gaelic Yesterday and Today: Tracing the Irish Language through History.” Eoin is currently teaching Introductory Irish II and Intermediate Irish to Villanova students.


EoinI am inspired by languages and the communities that keep them alive in the face of adversity.

I’m listening to Kate Boy from Stockholm.

My favorite street in Dublin is the red-bricked Exchequer Street.

I wish more people knew that Ireland is having a referendum on same-sex marriage in May and that the polls suggest it will pass by a very wide margin.

At least once, everyone should try to write creatively – short story, song, play or full-length novel. Even if nobody else ever reads it, is is an immensely rewarding experience.

I’d really like to read the Quran.

If I could be any person for a day, I’d be Björk. What a character!

"Björk - Hurricane Festival" by Zach Klein from New York, New York, USA - Bjork, Hurricane Festival. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.

Björk – Hurricane Festival” by Zach Klein from New York, New York, USA – Bjork, Hurricane Festival. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.

It’s never too late to start learning a new language. And of course, everybody should give Irish a shot – it’s available on the fun language-learning app Duolingo now! (iOS | Android)

When reading James Joyce, it is important to read aloud whenever you encounter a difficulty and to laugh at him when you can – he is always laughing at you.

My favorite phrase in the Irish language is Tá muc ar gach mala aige, which means “He is scowling”. It literally means “He has a pig on every eyebrow.”

Thanks, Eoin! 

Interview 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 (3/16)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Dante in our World. 750 Years Later. Speakers’ Corner at 4 p.m. Questions? Contact: luca.cottini@villanova.edu

Nova Feis: film screening War of the Buttons. Room 204 at 4 p.m. Questions? Contact: eoin.mcevoy@villanova.edu or joseph.lennon@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…
EoinNova Feis: Lecture featuring Eoin Mc Evoy, visiting Fulbright Scholar. This Thursday, March 19 at 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.


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NEED A DOSE OF PHILOSOPHY?
Check out 8-Bit Philosophy! This clever series uses retro video games to entertainingly illustrate some hard-hitting theory. Nietzsche and Mega Man, a match made in heaven.


Did you notice? It happens only once per century.

Saturday, March 14 was Pi day. The mathematical expression 3.1415926 … is commemorated annually on 3/14/(current year). This year, however, the date—3/14/15—shows the first five digits of Pi, making Saturday Perfect Pi day. True devotees ate their pie at 9:26.


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Do you follow the library on YouTube? We have a great array of Falvey-produced videos old and new that are instructional and entertaining. Newcomers to the channel are archival copies of Gerald Dierkes’ Highlighter videos, which debuted last semester, featuring helpful insider tips on getting the most out of the library’s resources. View and rewind to your heart’s content!


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in Heaven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another.” – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw


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Irish Studies Program & Nova Feis ’15: Celebrating Irish Culture at Villanova

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The Villanova campus community is cordially invited to a series of lively events held in honor of St. Patrick’s Day: Nova Feis 2015!  The festivities, presented by the Irish Studies Program in conjunction with Falvey Memorial Library, celebrate Irish history and culture. Events will include an Irish dance showcase, film viewing, several talks and a reception.

Joseph Lennon, PhD, associate professor and director of Irish Studies; Joyce Harden, administrative assistant/events assistant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Eoin McEvoy, visiting Fulbright foreign language teaching assistant, Irish Studies, are the main organizers of the Nova Feis 2015 series of events. This feis (aka festival) has been held at Villanova since March of 2012. The Irish Studies Program hopes to continue this timely celebration for years to come to highlight Irish culture and tradition.

Please see a detailed line-up of the Nova Feis ‘15 events here.

In addition to the feis every March, the Irish Studies Program honors Irish history, culture and language in other ways throughout the year, including a wide array of classes and activities. Eoin McEvoy, who currently teaches the Irish language at Villanova this school year and has become heavily involved in Irish Studies programming, remarks: “I am very impressed by the Irish Studies Program at Villanova and hope that it will continue to grow. Dr. Joseph Lennon and the other Irish Studies lecturers, with the support of the indefatigable Joyce Harden, are doing great work in the field and the Fulbright program continues to provide its valuable assistance in growing the Irish language offerings on campus.

“At the moment, we are offering two beginners classes and one intermediate class to registered students, but we also offer events that anybody, on or off campus, can attend:

……- a group of Irish-language learners meets to eat lunch
………together and chat at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays in Café Nova;
……- I host an Irish language club in the Library on Thursdays at
………6:30 p.m. where we play games in Irish, learn songs and
………have general conversation;
……- The War of the Buttons, a fun Irish adventure film with
………phenomenal child actors, will be screened on March 16 at
………4:00 p.m. in the Library. This film, the third in a series of
………four, is in English, and everybody is welcome to drop in –
………for even part of it, if their schedule is tight at the time.
……- the full schedule of Irish Studies events is available on the
………Program’s webpage.

“The community at Villanova has been extremely welcoming, and I have learned a lot from both my lecturers (I’ve been taking a number of classes while here) and my students since August. I’ve learned many things about East Coast America and about the Irish-American community and it is really striking that, although their experience is vastly different from the experience of the Irish in Ireland, they remain still so closely connected to their heritage. The students I have the pleasure to teach here are a credit to Villanova and to Irish-America and they are an inspiration for speakers of Irish at home.”

McEvoy invites anyone, with or without Irish heritage, who is interested in finding out more about the program, Irish language classes or events, to contact him with questions. He will continue this semester to teach Introductory Irish II and Intermediate Irish to Villanova students.

Be sure not to miss out on all of the Nova Feis ’15 fun; it’s just one of the many endeavors in which the Irish Studies Program is involved!


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‘Caturday: ‘Cats in the Championship, 1985

Most Villanova students weren’t yet born when the Villanova University Wildcats won the 1985 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

I remember exactly where I was on that memorable night when they won the National Championship in 1985. A group of my friends were gathered around the TV just a few miles from campus. One of them was a Georgetown alumnus. (Yes, we were fraternizing with the “enemy,” but he was happy for us when Villanova won that night.) After the game ended and we had screamed until we were hoarse, we jumped in the car and drove to the Villanova campus to witness the revelry first hand.

The next day, the campus was littered with the remnants of a celebration. I went to work at the Villanova University bookstore and waited for the first batch of championship t-shirts to arrive, hot off the presses. I folded t-shirts for weeks, handing them out as fast as we could unpack them from the huge cardboard boxes, right off the truck.

Where were you on April 1, 1985? Where will you be tonight?

1985 Big East Champions

 


LuisaCywinski_headshot thumbnail‘Caturday feature by Luisa Cywinski, writer, Communication & Service Promotion team, and team leader, Access Services.

 


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Foto Friday: Potato Race

PotatoesBe sure to register your “winningest foods” vote on the bracket located on Falvey’s first floor or here to log your online vote.

Laura Hutelmyer is the photography coordinator for the Communication and Service Promotion team and special acquisitions coordinator in Resource Management. 


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/13)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Theology Department Meeting. 12:30-2:30 p.m. in room 205. Questions? Contact: karen.cunningham@villanova.edu

English Department Spring Reception. 1:00-2:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Open house event for students looking to pursue a major or minor in the subject area. Questions? Contact: michael.berthold@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


HEADS UP, I’VE SPOTTED A TANK!
Talk about a real think tank (ba-dum, tiss). An artist in Argentina is hitting the streets with a “tank” lined with books for anyone to take and read. War of words, indeed!


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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.” – Dracula by Bram Stoker


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