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The Curious ‘Cat: Have you made any new-school-year resolutions?

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “Have you made any new-school-year resolutions?

RS9858_DSC_3756-scrChelsea Runkle—“to get back in the swing of things since I haven’t been to school in a couple of years. I’m just starting grad school today … and working full time—so making time for class.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alexander Fernandez
—“to not procrastinate and stay on top of all my work this year”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christian Powers—“I’m a transfer student, so trying to get involved with the community here and find out what Villanova has to offer.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aleczandra Bryant
—“Well, I’m a first-year student, so just trying to get through freshman year, trying to keep my grades up, join new activities.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Jowayria Rahal—“Not to allow myself get overwhelmed by school work, get it done on time and not procrastinate on it. That would be amazing if I could just shut my Facebook for a minute and get down to work and get it done. This is my one and only resolution this year.”

 

 

 

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Daniel Doris— “I’m trying to pull my GPA up, so just a general rule of staying on campus until 5:00 whether my classes are done at noon or not. So I’m coming in for my 8:30s and treating it like a job and then coming home only after I’ve spent time in the Library to do some work. … I get here when I can, and then I leave when I’m done.”


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (8/26)

 

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

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SAVE THE DATE…

On Thursday, Sept. 10, Reyna Grande, the author of The Distance Between Us: A Memoir  will visit Villanova University.  Her book was chosen as the new OneBook Villanova, the campus wide reading program that is now in its eleventh year. First year students were mailed the book during the summer and all others can purchase the book from the Center for Multicultural Affairs or the Office of Student Involvement or by ordering online by cash, check or budget transfer.

Ms. Grande will appear in the library’s Speakers Corner between 4:40 and 5:30 on September 10 to provide readers with an opportunity to meet the author and get their book signed.


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ADD YOUR FAMILY PHOTO TO OUR FIRST FLOOR 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.

Receive official Villanova Papal Visit news and info by following #VillanovaUatWMF


HUGO AWARD WINNERS

CNEv3MuW8AA0bb6With a plot and climax as twisty as sci-fi itself, the Hugo Awards – the annual science fiction and fantasy awards – were announced this past weekend. This year’s nominations and voting process were roiled by a scandal called “PuppyGate,” fueled by groups that suspected the process to be ruled more by political correctness than good writing. The Puppy-backed nominees were generally shut out of awards, however, and according to novelist John Scalzi,  “good work was rewarded and bad action was penalized.”

You be the judge! Find the list of award-winning works here and if anything strikes your fancy, check our shelves via our catalog or use E-Z Borrow for quick delivery from other libraries. We also have a large collection of vintage paperback sci-fi if you prefer the classics!


GRAD STUDENTS & COMMUTERS!  LESSEN YOUR SCHLEP!

Student with booksHave you ever looked longingly at the lockers on the fourth floor and wondered who could use them? Good news, graduate and commuters! Lockers are available to Graduate and Commuting students with a $5 fee per semester use. Requests can be made at the Circulation desk.

 


QUOTE OF THE DAY

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Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born on this day in 1910. Add a bit of optimism and reassurance to your day by Googling “Mother Teresa Quotes.” You’ll be glad you did!


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.


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The Highlighter: Top Ten Things to Know About Falvey

 

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Heading to the Library? Here are a few things you need to know.

1. Bring your Villanova University Wildcard: to enter the Library; to check out books, DVDs, library laptops and reserve readings; to use a group study room; to print and much more. RS6922_100_0605-scr

2. The Falvey home page is your gateway to rich resources, collections, links to our social media accounts and services.

3. Check the library catalog for print and web holdings: books, magazines, DVDs, audio books, new fiction, popular reading and more. The catalog links you to articles too!

4. Use the public workstations for paper writing, research, email and other applications. Other services: wireless connectivity, printing, photocopying and scanning.

5. Need a late-night place to study? Try Falvey’s 24/7 study lounge. When the Library is closed, enter by swiping your Wildcard at the exterior lounge door. Meet here during the day for coffee and special events.

Next door, the Falvey Hall lobby and its adjacent Reading Room, on Falvey Hall’s second floor, provide additional 24/7 study spaces.

6. Library materials have Library of Congress (LC) call numbers, not Dewey Decimal, so items are shelved alphabetically by the first letters of the call number, and then numerically (LA229.P34). There are two floors of circulating books above the main floor and three floors of circulating books in the Falvey West stacks.

7. Some current issues of magazines, newspapers and journals are available for browsing on the main floor. Many are online, so check Journal Finder or the library catalog. Print back issues are in our off-site collection. You can ask us to retrieve them or scan them by linking to Interlibrary Loan on our home page. This will take you to the ILLiad patron login screen where you can request electronic delivery of articles from the Falvey or off-site collection.

8. Can’t find what you need? Use E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan to borrow items not owned by Falvey—at no cost to you.

9. Need a good job? Falvey hires student employees in many departments, such as Scholarly Outreach, Access Services, the Digital Library and Resource Management. Check the Student Jobs Directory on Villanova’s Office of Financial Assistance site.

10. Need help? Ask at the Information desk, call 610-519-4270, or use Live Chat. Need help with research? Ask a research consultation librarian, make an appointment, call 610-519-4273 or email your query.

Above all, please ask for assistance. We are here to connect you to the information you need, regardless of format or location. We are committed to your success!



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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (8/25)

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

SAVE THE DATE!

On Thursday, Sept. 10, Reyna Grande, the author of The Distance Between Us: A Memoir  will visit Villanova University.  Her book was chosen as the new OneBook Villanova, the campus wide reading program that is now in its eleventh year. First year students were mailed the book during the summer and all others can purchase the book from the Center for Multicultural Affairs or the Office of Student Involvement or by ordering online by cash, check or budget transfer.

Ms. Grande will appear in the library’s Speakers Corner between 4:40 and 5:30 on September 10 to provide readers with an opportunity to meet the author and get their book signed.


CAN YOU IDENTIFY A SCHOLARLY JOURNAL?

MAGSDifferent types of publications have different purposes and different audiences. When we talk about journals/magazines, we can usually divide these publications into three broad categories: scholarly journals, popular magazines, and trade publications. For more information, see this handy checklist on the Falvey website: https://library.villanova.edu/help/faqs/typesofperiodicals/


ADD YOUR FAMILY PHOTO TO OUR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES DISPLAY!

POPEDISPLAY SMIn 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.

Follow #VillanovaUatWMF for official Villanova papal visit information.


NEW ON OUR SHELVES….
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From the catalog: Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her words. Now the beauty and spirit of those words live on in this new and complete collection of poetry that reflects and honors the writer’s remarkable life. New York : Random House, [2015]


QUOTE OF THE DAY
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Is that your final answer? – Regis Philbin

Incidentally, Regis Philbin celebrates his 84th birthday today so, Happy Birthday, Reege! Who remembers Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s classic primetime run when Reege used to make sure we were absolutely, positively sure that our answer was correct? One way to do that these days, ‘Cats, is to consult your subject librarian! Falvey has, well, about about a Million resources to help you on your way!


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.


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Librarians Welcome New Faculty at Annual Breakfast

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Falvey Memorial Library was again proud to host the traditional continental breakfast for Villanova University’s New Faculty Program, which took place Monday, Aug. 17. The program is hosted by VITAL, the Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning, and tailored to support the needs of new faculty members by easing them into their new teaching positions, answering questions and introducing them to campus resources. The library’s Learning Commons meeting rooms provided a bright, spacious environment for the new professors to network with subject librarians and begin their Villanova experience.

Gabriele Bauer, PhD, and Director of VITAL also introduced the new faculty members to Falvey’s newest entrant, Millicent Gaskell, University librarian and library director, who began here in May.


Photos by Alice Bampton.

 


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

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

 WELCOME BACK, Nova Nation!

We missed you! Come visit the Library as soon as you can and see all the changes that happened over the summer! We have beautiful new classrooms and  – talk about cool – the ICE Center is really impressive! Stop in soon to see it –  and reacquaint yourself with your subject librarian while you’re in the neighborhood! :-)


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


ADD YOUR FAMILY PHOTO TO OUR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES DISPLAY!

POPEDISPLAY SMIn 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

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YES WE SCAN! New at the Digital Library: 

Check out the most recent additions to the Digital Library, including The Brighton Boys with the Engineers at Cantigny, popular series fiction written by Lieutenant James R. Driscoll in 1919.


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JUST ADDED TO OUR SHELVES: 

From the publisher: Marquand Books recently completed an ambitious and fascinating project for the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, Kansas.Color in Ancient and Medieval East Asia examines the diverse roles color played in ancient and medieval Asian cultures. The seventeen essays in the book are the result of years of collaborative research conducted by an international team of historians, archaeologists, conservators, chemists, and scholars of Buddhism and Daoism. Topics covered include the role of color in Japan’s royal courts, the plant dyes used in Japanese and Chinese textiles, and color’s place in ritualistic practices in Korea and Japan.

Designed by Ryan Polich, the 288-page book includes 136 color images, as well as maps, tables, graphs, and chemical diagrams.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

 “A child can teach an adult three things:

to be happy for no reason,

to always be busy with something,

and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”

Paulo Coelho

Today is the 68th birthday of Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist, said to be Will Smith and Madonna’s favorite novel, and the book that Pharrell said “changed his life.” Have you read it? (No, me neither.) Nevertheless, it has sold over 83 million copies and is one of the world’s greatest selling books. Good advice about what kids can teach us for a new school year, too. What book has changed your life? Tell us in the comment section!


Be sure to check out The 8;30 every morning before class! And 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. Have a great day!


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Foto Friday: Find Yourself in the Stacks

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Welcoming the Class of 2019! #Nova19

 


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Class of 2019 – How They’ve Experienced Our World

Class of 2019 members always lived in a world in which—

– roving probes from Earth have searched the surface of Mars 2015 - 08 Aug - class of 2019 Mars-rover

– WIFI has connected computers and mobile devices to the Internet

– wiki sites have allowed visitors to change, contribute to or correct those websites

– the terms girl power, laser pen, e-learning, webinar and Emoji have been a part of our lexicon.

Class of 2019 members have probably never—

– used a physical road map (much less had to fold one up after reading it!)

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– traveled without a phone in the car
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– needed de-icer to unlock their car in the winter

– surfed the web using Netscape Navigator

– used a film camera, much less had to wait till the film had been developed before seeing their photos
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Popular toysThese millennials may have collected a set of SpongeBob SquarePants toys or characters from Monsters Inc.—included in fast-food children’s meals. At Christmastime, many of them received Bratz fashion dolls or a Robosapien toy robot.

Our campus 18 years agoThe year most Class of 2019 members were born (1997), the campus at Villanova looked different.

Although the CEER: Center for Engineering Education and Research was being constructed that year, the following buildings had not yet been built:

Farley Hall (residence hall, 2000),
Gallen Hall (residence hall, 2000),
Jackson Hall (residence hall, 2000),
St. Clare Hall (residence hall, 2000),
Health Services Building and its Parking Garage (2002),
Structural Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory (2005),
Davis Center (2007),
Driscoll Hall (2008), and
School Of Law and its Parking Garage (2009).

Also, the University had yet to acquire the Villanova Conference Center (1998).

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What’s missing from this list?
Certainly you could add examples not included on this list. Please share your own ideas/observations about the Class of 2019 in our Comment section.


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The Curious ‘Cat: What do you look forward to?

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “What do you look forward to this semester?

RS9838_DSC_3721-scrCaitlin St. Amour—“I’m starting law school, so it’s going to be a whole different way to go to school, different kind of classes. So I’m looking forward to really starting learning about what I want to do—if that makes sense—as opposed to undergrad classes, which were so broad. So that’s what I’m excited for: to actually start what I’m going to be doing [as a career].”

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Danielle Morro—“I’m going to start grad school here in a week, for school counseling. So I’m looking forward to that. And probably most specifically, I have an internship placement within a classroom setting, so I’m excited to get some experience within the classroom and learn through some hands-on experience.”

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Mary Connors—“It’s my first semester of law school, so I look forward to meeting everyone and making new friends. And that’s probably what I most look forward to. … I have a great story now on my first day!”

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Mary McLaughlin—“Well, it’s my senior year, so that’s kind of nerve-wracking but also very exciting. I guess I’m looking forward to—I’m working this summer and also taking classes—so having that balance and putting [into] practical use what I’m learning. I’m getting deeper into classes that are more specific to my major and more specific to what I want to do within my major. I’m marketing and international business, so a lot of my classes are going to have overlap between the two, which is exciting. And also just doing all the things I can do one last time.”

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Sydney Riley—“I’m excited to meet a bunch of new people, especially—I haven’t met my roommates yet, so I’m excited to meet them. I come all the way from Seattle, so it’s going to be very interesting to get used to the east coast culture. I’m a freshman, so I’m excited to be away from home and be independent. I think that’s what I’m looking forward to the most.”

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Zachary Schlake— “I guess I’m looking forward to meeting my friends again and seeing them and just kind of getting back to hanging out with my friends that are here. … I’m going to be a junior.”


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Falvey Memorial Library welcomes new faculty members to Villanova

Falvey Memorial Library welcomed all new faculty members to Villanova to a breakfast reception this morning. If you are a faculty member who was unable to attend, we’re reprinting the general handout that was provided here, which gives a brief rundown of key contact information and services (double click graphic for expanded view). Contact us anytime if you have any further questions or suggestions for library staff.

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