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Falvey Memorial Library 2014 Year in Review

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. ┬áThe following is a sample of our year in pictures. Enjoy!

Falvey Memorial Library 2014

Falvey Memorial Library 2014

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Who can forget “Spring” Semester of 2014…

...a wintry winter...

…a wintry winter…

...that eventually thawed.

…that eventually thawed.

A very busy event season gave patrons lots of choices!

A very busy event season gave patrons lots of choices!

Poets, scholars, politicians...

Poets, scholars, politicians…

Shakespeare turned 400...

Shakespeare turned 450…

Wilbur the Pig took on Oedipus...

Wilbur the Pig took on Oedipus…

Peeps took over the study rooms...

…Peeps took over the study rooms…

...and we celebrated Smart Money Week.

…and we celebrated Smart Money Week.

We offered tips...

We offered tips…

Help and smiles...

Help and smiles from now retired Donna Chadderton

...and opportunities to "Choose Your Own Adventure" at VU Pop II, which celebrated Interactive Fiction.

…and opportunities to “Choose Your Own Adventure” at VU Pop II, which celebrated Interactive Fiction.

We said goodbye to some old friends...

We said goodbye to some retiring old friends…Mimi DeLenge, Sue Connor and Marie R.,

Librarian Kimberley Bugg (off to pursue a PhD!)

Librarian Kimberley Bugg, (off to pursue a PhD!)

Kelly Forst and Corey Arnold

Graduate Assistants Kelly Forst and Corey Arnold

Susan Markley

and Librarian Susan Markley, who retired after 35 years of service to the University.

...and miss dear ones, like Jim Fox.

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

And we celebrated our Falvey Scholars, including

Noor F. Shaik

Noor F. Shaik

Student and community poets at our annual Open Mic Poetry exhibition

…and student and community poets at our annual Open Mic Poetry exhibition.

The Class of 2014 moved on...

The Class of 2014 moved on…

..and the CAVE began to move in

..and the CAVE began to move in

Along with improvements to Falvey Hall side patio

Along with improvements to Falvey Hall side patio

Continued progress on the daCortona masterpiece

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.

..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!

Before we knew it, summer was over and we were welcoming the Class of 2018…

New Faculty Reception

New Faculty Reception

Multicultural Student Reception

Teresa A. Nance, PhD, Assistant Vice President, Multicultural Affairs Associate Professor at the annual Multicultural Student Reception in the Holy Grounds lounge, and

New interim director, Robert DeVos, PhD

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

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

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

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.

…and the opening of the CAVE facility.

As fall semester rolled on

As fall semester rolled on

We reminded students to text a librarian,

We reminded students to text a librarian,

...ask questions!...

…ask questions!…

..and NOT get their pretzels in a twist over finals!!

..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!)

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!),

Business librarian and USC rep Linda Hauck made a beautiful contribution to the Villanova Holiday Bazaar (thanks, Linda!),

...and we decorated a tree!

…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."

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.


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