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Foto Friday: A new leaf

A Blessed Easter and Happy Passover to all.

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Foto Friday: In a word …

Complete poem can be found hanging on the first floor of Falvey Library.

Complete poem is displayed on the first floor of Falvey Memorial Library. Don’t miss it!

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

 

 

 

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How Suite it is! You and your ‘peeps’ can win private meeting-room usage during Finals Week!

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Finding a quiet place to study on campus during Finals Week can be a challenge and the difference between an A and a, well, you know, blech. With our traditional Open Until 3am extended hours beginning, Monday, April 28, the Library is sensitive to students’ needs. But this year we are planning something extra special for one lucky group: a week’s use of an exclusive meeting room in our new Learning Commons – a venue usually reserved only for library events and meetings!

How to enter? Simply take a photograph of you and your ‘peeps’ and upload it to one of the library’s social media accounts: Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #falveypeeps. One lucky group will be selected randomly from all photographs submitted! That group (up to ten students) will be allowed access to Room 206 in the Learning Commons from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. each night from Sunday, May 4, through Thursday, May 8.  Peace, quiet, whiteboards and some sweet deliveries while you’re there (wink, wink!) – it doesn’t get any better than that!

Rules? Not a lot – just have fun! Creativity doesn’t count with this one – we know you’re super busy these days!! And who qualifies as your peeps? That’s totally up to you – but it is Easter time, and we do have a sweet tooth. Just sayin’.

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Submit your photos, either in-person or at Falvey’s main service counter or electronically, by noon on Wednesday, April 30. Winners will be notified on Thursday, May 1 by email and will have their winning photo published on our blog! Submission of a photo grants use of the photo on library social media accounts and promotional displays and materials.

 

DA FINE PRINT: Contest is open to full- or part-time students enrolled in the spring 2014 semester at Villanova University. Limit of five entries per student. Photos submitted must be original to the entrant and have been legally created; must not not infringe the intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party; and must be suitable for public viewing, i.e., not indecent or obscene. By submitting an entry, an entrant represents that he/she owns all rights to the photo. And other things, too, that we might not have thought of yet! :-)

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Foto Friday: Coming soon to a location near you

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

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Foto Friday: Just for fun

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VUClass II takes place today in Falvey Library. Participants will learn how to search their family tree in Introduction to Genealogy and how to knit a scarf for a tree (or a relative) in Knitting 101. Visit our blog for more information.

 

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

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Foto Friday: In need of spring

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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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Smart Search Tips to Save You Time: Get the Most out of Google Scholar

Why do you still need a librarian when “everything” is online? It’s because librarians are experts in showing you how to retrieve the reliable and scholarly information you need from the endless possibilities the Internet offers. Watch this space for regular time-saving data searching suggestions and secrets that only librarians know! Please Ask Us if there’s a particular searching dilemma you’d like us to cover.

Get the Most out of Google Scholar

Did you know you can turn Google Scholar into a super search engine that will allow you to access the full text of the library’s journal articles, even from off campus? Just set the following options:

· Go to Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com

· Click Settings.
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Click “Library Links” and type “Villanova” into the search box. Then click the search icon. When options are displayed, be sure to check off “Villanova University – Click here for full text.” (Sometimes other options are also displayed, but “Click here for full text” is the most useful.) Then click “Save.”
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Now when you do a search, look for the “Click here for full text” link. Click it, and at the next screen, click the Article link. You will be able to access the full text of the article, even from off-campus!

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Bonus tip: Want to retrieve the most recent articles? Try the publication-date options on the left-hand side of your results page.

 


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Barbara Quintiliano is a nursing and life sciences liaison and an instructional services librarian. Contact her at 610-519-5207 or by email.

 

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Photos from One Book Villanova author Susan Nussbaum’s visit to the library

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One Book coordinators Terry Nance and Tom Mogan talk with publicist Ina Stern from Algonquin books.

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Librarian Linda Hauck has her book signed by the author.

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Susan Nussbaum signs a book for staff member Gerald Dierkes.

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Students Katrina Schroeder, Joseph Kunetz and Cara Mathers proudly display their signed copies of Good Kings Bad Kings.

Photos by Alice Bampton.

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

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One Book Villanova Author Susan Nussbaum to Visit Campus on January 28

If you haven’t already done so, make sure to finish reading Villanova University’s 2013-2014 One Book Villanova selection, Good Kings Bad Kings. The author, Susan Nussbaum, will be visiting campus tomorrow, January 28, to take part in many exciting activities on campus throughout the day along with the Villanova Community.

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Susan Nussbaum

Good Kings Bad Kings is a novel told from the perspectives of several characters who either work or live in an institution for young adults with disabilities in Chicago. Readers follow the characters as they deal with the hardships of institutional life and experience personal triumphs and tribulations.

By weaving her intricate web of characters, Nussbaum helps to raise awareness about the hardships facing those who live in institutions; she doesn’t necessarily focus her whole story on the characters’ disabilities, but rather draws attention to the other obstacles that they face as young adults in their sometimes hostile environment.

Living with disability herself, Nussbaum is sensitive to the way in which disabled characters are often portrayed in books and movies. When she became tired of having disabled characters included in stories in stereotypical ways, she made it a goal in writing Good Kings Bad Kings to focus on the character’s lives and the way in which the “system” was tough on them. In a recent Huffington Post article, “Disabled Characters in Fiction,” Nussbaum said “Disabled people barely ever think about our disabilities. When we do think about them, it is usually because we are dealing with an oppressive, systematic problem…All sorts of interesting stories can be written about a disabled character, without the disability ever being mentioned.” In Good Kings Bad Kings, readers see that the problem is the corruption of the ILLC, the institution in which they live.

During Nussbaum’s visit to campus, Falvey will proudly host her for a book signing at 1:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Make sure to grab your book and stop by to meet the author in person! While here, take a look at the One Book Villanova display on the first floor of the Library. It includes a retrospective of previous years’ OBV selections and examples of famous novels that Nussbaum feels fall short of the sensitivity needed for depicting disabled populations.  The window was designed by Joanne Quinn, Team Leader for the Communication and Service Promotion, with help of Sarah Wingo, Literature and Theatre liaison librarian, and constructed by Outreach student employees Kelly Forst, Kyle Bowles and Molly Quinn. Special thanks as well to Ann Stango of Access Services and her son, Michael, for lending various mobility aids for the display.

Some other highlights of the author’s visit are to include a student talk, community dinner and a book discussion. Make sure to join us in welcoming Susan Nussbaum to Villanova’s campus!

In celebration of the One Book Villanova selection for 2013-2014, there have also been several other events planned across campus this semester. Make sure to check them out!

 

 

 

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Foto Friday: One Book Villanova

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One Book Villanova Day is Tuesday, Jan. 28. Book signing and student talk with author of Good Kings, Bad Kings, Susan Nussbaum, will take place 1:30 – 3:30 in the Speakers’ Corner at the Library. Bring your books and join us for an interesting afternoon.

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

 

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Last Modified: January 24, 2014