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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/27)

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

SAVE THE DATE…

Just in time for final papers – attend our From EndNote to Zotero Workshop this Wednesday, April 29 at 2:00pm in Room 204, Learning Commons.

Are you ready to move your work from EndNote to a more modern and responsive citation manager? Sick of downloading CIW and ENW files and struggling to find the right import filter?

This workshop will show you how to move your citation library from EndNote to Zotero painlessly and how to find all your old favorite features including merging duplicate records, creating a citation from just a PDF, and inserting citations into a Word document or other work.

Bring your own laptop to work along or take home instructions for later. Open to Faculty, staff, and students of any level. To RSVP or questions email  Robin.Bowles@Villanova.edu. Drop-ins welcome.


AND HERE WE ARE IN FRONT OF THE ELEPHANTS…

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YouTube is ten years old!! Have you ever watched the video that started it all for the video-sharing site back in 2005? It featured a compelling (not) clip of YT founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo.

 

 

Annnnyway…Falvey has a great array of  videos old and new that are instructional and a little more entertaining than Jawed at the zoo. You’ll find archived events, student-produced vids and an array of Gerald Dierkes’ Highlighter videos which feature helpful insider tips on getting the most out of the library’s resources. View and rewind to your heart’s content!


THAT NEW BOOK SMELL: NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

PAUL BEATTY’S THE SELLOUT

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Described by the New York Times as a metaphorical multicultural pot almost too hot to touch, Beatty’s new novel is a biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court. NYT reviewer Dwight Garner continues, “The first 100 pages of [Paul Beatty’s] new novel, The Sellout, are the most caustic and the most badass first 100 pages of an American novel I’ve read in at least a decade. I gave up underlining the killer bits because my arm began to hurt . . . [They] read like the most concussive monologues and interviews of Chris Rock, Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle wrapped in a satirical yet surprisingly delicate literary and historical sensibility . . . The jokes come up through your spleen . . . The riffs don’t stop coming in this landmark and deeply aware comic novel . . . [It] puts you down in a place that’s miles from where it picked you up.” (Dwight Garner The New York Times)


QUOTE OF THE DAY

“If all the world’s a stage, I want to operate the trap door.”
― Paul Beatty


HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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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