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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/13)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Philosophy Graduate Workshop. 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: john.immerwahr@villanova.edu

Food for Thought Discussion-VITAL. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in room 205. The discussions provide a forum for networking and exchanging ideas with colleagues from across the campus. Faculty are invited to bring their lunch. VITAL will provide dessert and beverages. Questions? Contact: gabriele.bauer@villanova.edu

Search, Capture, Done! Bibliographies Made Easy with Refworks! 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. in room 207. Are you still hand-copying references and typing bibliographies the old-fashioned way?   Here’s your chance to learn how to use the powerful citation management tool RefWorks. With just a couple of clicks, capture references from databases and search engines and then generate a bibliography in the style of your choice. Get subject search help too! Bring your laptop or Mac. Open to students, faculty, and staff. Questions? Contact: barbara.quintiliano@villanova.eduAdam-Bradley

Africana Studies: Ida B. Wells Lecture. 4:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. The lecture is titled “Ralph Ellison Listens to Kendrick Lamar and Other Counterfactuals” given by Dr. Adam F. Bradley, associate professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder. A distinguished scholar of African American Literature, specializing in the work of Ralph Ellison, Professor Bradley is also a nationally recognized scholar of Hip Hop and Cultural Studies. Most recently, he collaborated with rapper and actor, Common, on his memoir, One Day It’ll All Make Sense. Questions? Contact: joyce.harden@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…

Tomorrow! Scholarship@Villanova. 4:30 p.m. in room 205. Scholarship@Villanova lecture featuring Lisa Sewell, PhD,associate professor of English and co-director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Sewell will read from and discuss her newly published collection of poetry, Impossible Object, which won the first annual Tenth Gate prize. The Tenth Gate, named in honor of Jane Hirshfield, recognizes the wisdom and dedication of mid- and late-career poets. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.


WE’RE EVIDENTLY NOT THE ONLY LIBRARY WITH A ‘DRONE SERVICE’ 

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Proving that laughter is the international language, we heard from another library from almost halfway around the world that tried to pull the same April Fool’s Day trick on their patrons that we did! The Stadtbibliothek Koln – the City Library in Cologne, Germany, shared their announcement of their new, exciting drone delivery system via this YouTube video. And in the amazing way that only a world with an internet can do, the kind librarians there shared it with us in our comments section as well.  

Gerald Dierkes, senior copy editor on Falvey’s Communication & Service Promotion team and the author of our clever drone piece, was quick to reply to the Germans after viewing their video, stating, “Thank you for your comment and for providing the link for your wonderful video. Your six-propeller drone is impressive, a more capable aircraft than our quad-copters. And you’ve developed a clever name: Library Air Transportation Express (aka LAT-EX). The best part, though, is seeing LAT-EX in action. Also, the item delivered—Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines with the inimitable Terry-Thomas and the unique Red Skelton—was ideal for your video. Congratulations on your achievement!


I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNEW THIS, BUT WE TWEET!

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travel writingTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

According to the author, Paul Smethurst, in his book Travel writing and the natural world, 1768-1840, “academic discourse on the subject [of the natural world] has been dominated by romantic ideas of wilderness, new primitivisms, and philosophical approaches to the concept of nature.”  Smethurst examines the height of travel writing about the natural world from 1768-1840 and how its practice turned “nature into a detached and abstract space.”


QUOTE OF THE DAY
“It’s in vain, Trot, to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present.” – David Copperfield by Charles Dickens


FORGET YESTERDAY AND HAVE A GREAT TODAY!

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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Last Modified: April 13, 2015