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New Week: Summer Event listings, Hours & More!

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If you’re coming to Falvey this summer, here’s all you need to know to get you through the week!


This week’s hours:
Monday – Thursday:  8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday:  Closed


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New resource for Bloomsday
Burned, banned, impounded, and smuggled in 1922…yet now commemorated with its own ‘day’. Tuesday, June 16 is Bloomsday, a day marked by celebrations that reach far beyond Dublin, the setting of James Joyce’s complex and then scandalous book, Ulysses. Published last year and looking like an intriguing read is Kevin Birmingham’s story of the famous book’s publishing trevails, The most dangerous book : the battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses, available now. Find it: Call Number: PR6019.O9 U6257 2014 Located: Falvey Main – 4th Floor.


Annihilation_by_jeff_vandermeerThe year’s best Science Fiction announced

Last week, Sci-fi fans got some nice ideas for additions to their to-be-read lists with the announcement of the winners of the 2014 Nebula Awards (presented 2015), honoring the year’s best science fiction and fantasy novel, novella, novelette and short story.  Full lists of winners and nominees are listed here. And what better time than a firefly lit night in summer for checking out Falvey’s extensive collection of sci-fi? (Or let us beam down your next favorite futuristic post-apocalyptic tome through interlibrary loan.)


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All the latest from Cupertino

Though not as exciting as his appearance at Hoops Mania in 2011, Drake took the stage at Apple’s WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) last week – one of the company’s major product/service tweak and demo showcases of the year. The rapper was on hand to promote Connect – a platform that allows musicians to upload material directly to consumers as part of the show which was mostly dominated by Apple’s new music service. Though similar in many respects, it looks like Apple is now poised to compete directly with Spotify. Other iOS enhancements and things only developers could love were also revealed. The Verge was kind enough to compile all Apple’s latest announcements into a 12 minute video.


Selection page [4]. “Type XIV. Roadster, 30 Horse Power, $2,750″: The Autocar

Selection page [4]. “Type XIV. Roadster, 30 Horse Power, $2,750″: The Autocar


Take a spin through this Week’s Digital Library Roundup!

This update brings a number of newly digitized materials to your attention. The final 28 parts of the Hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church finish off the digitization of that important resource. Two photograph albums – one covering the cross-country road trip of three Pennsylvania men during the summer of 1924 and another depicting the reunion trip of a group of World War I veterans back to the battlefields of Europe a year after the war concluded, were added this week. Of significance also is the creation of the Autocar collection of materials covering the Ardmore automotive company. In addition a few new story paper issues and two complete Philadelphia Ceili Group music workshops conclude this set of offerings! – See more, read more here! There’s always something new!


001qAre you familiar with Juneteenth?

Friday, June 19 is the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the annual celebration of the end of slavery. Watch our blog for a list of resources curated by History liaison Jutta Seibert. In this video from the Library of Congress, folk musician Mike Seeger performs “Stolen Souls From Africa” an abolitionist song.


Help for those in accelerated classes

Librarians are on hand all week to help you with summer session classes or getting a head start on your fall projects. Let us know how we can help! Check out this Curious Cat post for tips from Falvey’s librarians on how to handle the unique research challenges of accelerated summer classes!


A valuable reminder from Joyce Carol Oates…
…who celebrates her 77th birthday tomorrow.

“We inhabit ourselves without valuing ourselves,
unable to see that here, now,
this very moment is sacred;
but once it’s gone –
its value is incontestable.”

Also celebrating birthdays this week are country singer Blake Shelton (39), actor Neil Patrick Harris (42) and Beatle Paul McCartney, who once wrote, “o-bla-di, o-bla-da, life goes on.” Perhaps the first person to remind us to not the sweat the small stuff was French philosopher Blaine Pascal, born on June 19, 1623, who said, “little things console us because little things affect us.” Moral of the story? Enjoy your week, and don’t forget to stop and smell those roses in front of Mendel Hall.


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Foto Friday: Cool it!

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


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Philosophy Librarian Nik Fogle Wins Above and Beyond Award

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Nikolaus (Nik) Fogle, PhD, received the Above and Beyond Award, one of three awards given by the Villanova University Staff Council each year to members of the University staff. He received the award at the University Staff Council Awards Luncheon on May 1.

The criteria for the award are that the recipient “will have performed a significant action or service that: surpasses the requirements of their job description, is voluntary, is unexpectant of compensation in time off or payment, [and] is either within or outside of their scheduled work hours.”

Dr. Fogle joined Falvey in 2012 as the philosophy librarian and Philosophy, Theology and Humanities team coordinator. He works with several humanities departments and programs on campus, providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, and support for a range of collaborative projects.

For the last two years he has held a fellowship in the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowships provide recent PhDs with “a unique opportunity to develop expertise in the new forms of scholarly research and the information resources that support them.”

Asked about receiving the award, Dr. Fogle said, “I’m really grateful and honored. I’m so lucky to get to work with so many brilliant, encouraging and thoughtful people.”


imagesArticle by Alice Bampton, digital image specialist and senior writer on the Communication and Service Promotion team.


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The Curious ‘Cat: Taking Accelerated Courses? Tips to Help You Succeed

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks four library professionals: “What tips, suggestions, or advice do you have to offer for students taking accelerated courses this summer?”

Nik-Fogle crNik Fogle wants students to know that “the Library is here to provide them with whatever resources they need to succeed in their coursework. … the Library is a great place to turn for background readings, or resources that go into more depth than can sometimes be covered in class. If their coursework is research-intensive, our goal is to provide them with everything they’ll need for well-informed research projects and papers—from books and journal articles to news sources, original data, government documents, etc. And the Library is probably the quietest and most peaceful place to study, which really helps when you need to focus and get through a lot of material.”

AlfredFryAlfred Fry recommends the “Live Chat” feature on the Subject Guides pages (lower, right corner). He also encourages each student to “get sources for your project early.  Don’t wait until the weekend before a project is due.  Subject specialists don’t work on weekends and may take vacation.”

 

RS4522_FML164_LindaHauck_003_EDITLinda Hauck—“Research in summer classes is by necessity condensed and intense.  There just isn’t time to allow for serendipity to guide your research path. Find out if there is a course guide for your project, and if there isn’t make an appointment with a librarian.  Bring your research prompt to the meeting, so that the librarian can hone in on just what you need.”

FML164_BarbaraQuintiliano_011_EDITBarbara Quintiliano encourages students to reach out to the contact librarian for their subject area (From the “Subject Guides” page on Falvey’s site, click the subject name to find contact info. for the librarian who specializes in that subject). Barbara adds that “the Library has a wealth of specialized resources that are not available for free to the general public but that they can access as Villanova students.

“The subject librarians really want to be contacted so that they can help students save time. So, if students are looking for specialized information for their course work, they should not spend valuable time searching at random on Google but should contact their subject librarian right away.”


Be on the lookout! The Curious ‘Cat (Gerald Dierkes) and his trusty roving photog (Alice Bampton) may be stopping you next time you visit the library! ;-)


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Falvey staff welcomes Millicent Gaskell, University Librarian

Falvey Library staff welcomed our new library director, Millicent Gaskell, on Monday, June 1st during a morning reception. Staff members had fun getting to know Millicent and enjoying fellowship.

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Millicent (center) getting to know (l. to r.) Robin Bowles, Sarah Wingo, Melanie Wood and Darren Poley.

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Millicent chats with (l. to r.) Rev. Dennis J. Gallagher, OSA, Michael Foight and David Burke.

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Millicent talks with members of the Business and Administration team, Lorraine Holt and Jackie Smith.

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Demian Katz and Nik Fogle enjoying coffee and conversation.

 

Photos by Alice Bampton, Visual Specialist and Senior Writer, Communication and Service Promotion Team

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 Highlighter: Explore Falvey’s Many Blogs

 

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In addition to the Library News blog, Falvey publishes several subject-specific blogs on its site. This video shows how to access the library’s subject-specific blogs.  (Enable Closed Captioning for silent viewing):

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


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New Week: Summer Event listings, Hours & More!

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OK, Monday – Let’s Do This!
If you’re coming to Falvey this summer, here’s all you need to know to get you through the week!

This week’s hours:

Monday-Thursday, June 8 – 11: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, June 12: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 13: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


This week’s events:

Monday, June, 8:

Grant Application Discussion. Room 204. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (private event)

Tuesday, June, 9:

University Advancement Department Retreat. First Floor Lounge. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Joint CFDV and DVMSDG Meeting. Reading Room. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June, 10: 

Think Tank. Room 204. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Did you catch the ‘Caturday photos of Alumni Wildcats at Reunion University? Click on the photo below to go there now!

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Alumni Author Panel Discussion kicked off Reunion Weekend activities at the library with presentations from (clockwise,) playwright Michael Hollinger and authors Sean Harvey and Judy Lee Burke. Photos by Alice Bampton.


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It’s Monday and you’re knackered, but look. how. cute.
Though it’s inconceivable that this could be your first viewing of this photo, what better way to start your week than with a kingly dose of royal cuties, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Also inconceivable to have first official royal portraits snapped and then tweeted by their mom, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Bit quicker than waiting for Hans Holbein’s paint to dry! I do think I see a little of Alfred the Great in her, don’t you? Around the eyes, maybe?


Digital Library Content Roundup – First Week – June 2015

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XXXVII, no. 16, Saturday, April 17, 1909

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XXXVII, no. 16, Saturday, April 17, 1909

This week finds a number of resources newly available including more of the Falvey Daily Doodles (for more on Joanne Quinn’s work, see:The Falvey Whiteboard Artist), more Story Paper issues, and more Great War content! And of special note in the World Collection is the additional of an early Photograph Album depicting daily life in the Philippine countryside. There’s something new every week! See all this week’s items by clicking here.


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Draggin’ your wagon this morning? Oh, don’t be so dramatic

Maybe you shouldn’t have stayed up so last night to watch the Tony Awards, AKA the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre!

This year’s Broadway productions may have piqued the interest of bibliophiles more than usual, as several Best Play and Best Musical nominations were based on popular books. Fun Home, subtitled A Family Tragicomic, is a graphic memoir written by Alison Bechdel in 2006 and is a riveting examination of a father-daughter relationship. Fun Home was adapted into a Broadway musical and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Tony-nominated for Best Play, is a 2003 novel by Mark Haddon which tells the story of Christopher, a 15 year old boy with an autistic spectrum condition who decides to investigate death of his neighbor’s dog for which he’s been accused. And nominated for eight Tonys, including Best Play, is Wolf Hall, Parts One and Two, which is based on Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize winning historical novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, and center on Thomas Cromwell and political intrigue in Henry VIII’s court and the king’s desperation for a male heir.

P.S., we hear through the grapevine that at least one Falvey librarian has already put in the 6 hours needed to view Parts 1 and 2. Can you guess who?


icloudIn The Cloud:

It was another busy year. Who had time to figure out the iCloud? Now that summer is here, this book, How to Do Everything iCloud, could be the answer to your cloud questions. Since it’s an eBook, you can easily dig into it while your toes dig into the sand. See you in the Cloud!



WB_Yeats_ndBirthdays abound

Birthdays this week include acknowledgments of architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) former First Lady (and First Mother?) Barbara Bush who turns 90 today and Maurice Sendak, who passed away in 2012. English Stuart lyricist and poet Ben Jonson and Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage share a birthday on Wednesday, and on Thursday, another Bush family member, former President (and First Father?) – George Herbert Walker Bush (41) turns 91. Wednesday is also the birthday of diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Sadly, Saturday would have been Nobel-prize winning mathematician John Nash‘s 87th birthday. And, believe it or not, Mary Kate & Ashley will turn 29. You wanted birthdays? You got it, dude! :-)


We’ll end with a quote from another June 13 birthday celebrant, Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939): an invocation to end writer’s block for all beginning to form their midterm papers. It comes up quick in summer semester!

writerblockHANDS, do what you’re bid:


Bring the balloon of the mind

That bellies and drags in the wind


Into its narrow shed.

Have a great week! Let us know how we can help!



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‘Caturday: Alumni Wildcats at Reunion University

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Dean Lindenmeyr brought to life the period of the Russian revolution with research and anecdotes about the Countess Sophia, her family, and the politics of that era.

Unlike 8:30 a.m. classes that students sometimes have during the school year, the first session of Reunion University started at 10:30 a.m. and featured the newly appointed Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Adele Lindenmeyr, who presented her research on A Russian Downton Abbey: A Countess, a Great Estate, and the Russian Revolution.

There was a buzz of energy and lots of chatting just before the reclassification session began.

There was a buzz of energy and lots of chatting just before the reclassification session began.

After lunch, old friends and alumni association colleagues gathered for On the Move: Preparing for Villanova’s 2016 Reclassification and Re-ranking. Ann Diebold and Jim Trainer explained the process that leads to a Carnegie Foundation reclassification. Re-ranking of Villanova University by U.S. News & World Report would follow suit and place Villanova in the national, rather than the regional, category.

Talented and passionate faculty, staff, students and alumni are proof positive that Villanova will continue to ignite change. Go Nova!

 


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Reunion Weekend FAQs: Falvey Alumni Questions

WILDCAT QUESTION MARK2Other than where are the restrooms (through the lounge doors, to your left) and when is Holy Grounds open (a bit trickier during summer months – check their website), here are the questions most often asked by visiting alumni!


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Am I able to look at past issues of The Villanovan?

Yes! The collected issues of the Villanovan and the Villanova Monthly are available here. Issues are fully searchable from the Library Catalog and are in pdf format for easy reading, printing and downloading.

Search the fulltext in the Digital Library search box or in the library Search tab.  Selected content is available to the Villanova Community members from 1995-current in the Lexis-Nexis database.

Print copies of articles published since 1995 can be requested at the front desk.  When requesting an issue, please use the call number LD4834 .S75V (Garey Hall).

Falvey has an index, in excel format, to assist in finding specific articles published in the Villanovan from 1992 through 2006.


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Can I look at old Belle Air yearbooks?

Yes! These are not digitized, but the library does has paper format only of the yearbooks available for browsing during library hours. Check our home page for hours – which do often vary during this time of year.

Here is the following information on the title and holdings:

Title: Belle-air. Publisher: [Villanova, Pa. : Villanova College, 1922- . Call Number: LD4834 .S75

Available Volume  Holdings: 1922, 1924-1941, 1943-2004, 2006- to present. Ask at Circulation for the specific volume.


GRADPICTOAm I still entitled to use the library as an alumni?

Yes! VU alumni are eligible for a free courtesy membership that allows borrowing privileges and on-site access to most of our online databases. To apply, simply come to the Falvey circulation desk with a photo ID.  Check out the  ‘Alumni — Courtesy Membership’ and ‘Courtesy Member Borrowing’ pages for more information:

Villanova Alumni and Residents of Radnor or Lower Merion townships may apply annually for borrowing privileges and on site access to subscription databases. There is no membership fee for these privileges.

Villanova University Catalogs


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Are you on social media?

Heck yeah! We are on social media! Follow both the main library and the digital library on a wide selection of platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, GoodReads, Google+ and Pinterest! Or, get a great sampling of all of them on our new Rebelmouse account.

 


Thanks to Sue Ottignon, the Great Place to Start Librarian for her help on this post!


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Foto Friday: Weekend Reflections

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Alumni t-shirts hot off the press.

Have a Great Weekend!

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


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