2014 was a busy year for Falvey Memorial Library. We acknowledged successes, welcomed new faculty and nationally acclaimed authors, waxed nostalgic over Choose Your Own Adventure books, said goodbye to old friends and even opened a 3D ‘automatic virtual environment’ – the first CAVE ever situated in a library setting with reserved time for public access. The following is a sample of our year in pictures. Enjoy!
Falvey Memorial Library 2014
Who can forget “Spring” Semester of 2014…
…a wintry winter…
…that eventually thawed.
A very busy event season gave patrons lots of choices!
Poets, scholars, politicians…
Shakespeare turned 450…
Wilbur the Pig took on Oedipus…
…Peeps took over the study rooms…
…and we celebrated Smart Money Week.
We offered tips…
Help and smiles from now retired Donna Chadderton
…and opportunities to “Choose Your Own Adventure” at VU Pop II, which celebrated Interactive Fiction.
We said goodbye to some retiring old friends…Mimi DeLenge, Sue Connor and Marie R.,
Librarian Kimberley Bugg, (off to pursue a PhD!)
Graduate Assistants Kelly Forst and Corey Arnold
and Librarian Susan Markley, who retired after 35 years of service to the University.
And we miss dear ones, like former Access Service ace and proud Villanova alumni Jim Fox, who passed away this year.
And we celebrated our Falvey Scholars, including
Noor F. Shaik
…and student and community poets at our annual Open Mic Poetry exhibition.
The Class of 2014 moved on…
..and the CAVE began to move in
Along with improvements to Falvey Hall side patio
Continued progress on the daCortona masterpiece
..and kudos for Dave Uspal, here celebrating his FACULTAS award with fellow tech team members, Dave Lacy and Chris Hallberg.
Before we knew it, summer was over and we were welcoming the Class of 2018…
New Faculty Reception
Teresa A. Nance, PhD, Assistant Vice President, Multicultural Affairs Associate Professor at the annual Multicultural Student Reception in the Holy Grounds lounge, and
and the Library’s new interim director, Robert DeVos, PhD.
Fall brought a new ACS display, a collaboration between First Year Experience Librarian Robert LeBlanc and ACS program faculty mentor Gregory Hoskins, PhD,
multiple WWI centennial exhibits, including Home Before the Leaves – wwionline.org – a collaboration between our Digital Library and other Great War scholars,
A visit from Wes Moore, author of the One Book Villanova 2014-15 selection, The Other Wes Moore,
…and the opening of the CAVE facility.
As fall semester rolled on
We reminded students to text a librarian,
..and NOT get their pretzels in a twist over finals!!
We said congrats to Access Services’ Bill Greene for his 40th Year Service Anniversary (here he’s getting a congrats kiss from Ann Stango!)
Business librarian and USC rep Linda Hauck made a beautiful contribution to the Villanova Holiday Bazaar (thanks, Linda!),
…and we decorated a tree!
As 2014 rocks on into 2015, we want to thank all of the Villanova Community for a wonderful year. As Edith Lovejoy Pierce once said, “the book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” Let’s all embrace this new, blessed opportunity to get it right.