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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (10/1)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: michael.j.pennington@villanova.edu

Reading Villanova: The Global and the Interdisciplinary ‘Education and Privilege’. 4:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Several prominent Villanova scholars present: “The Global and the Interdisciplinary ‘Education and Privilege’” as part of the Reading Villanova series. Jerusha Conner, PhD, Department of Education and Counseling; Carol Anthony, MA, Center for Peace and Justice Education; Jill McCorkle, PhD, Department of Sociology and Criminology; and Bryan Crable, PhD, Department of Communication will share their thoughts with us at this series kick-off event. Questions? Contact: maghan.keita@villanova.edu


Did you know—

October is National Pizza Month! (Before you hold that pizza party, check first to be sure it’s OK with your cat.)
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IT’S BOOK-TOBER! WHAT ARE YOU READING?

booktober logo smHey book fans, we think October is one of the best months of the year for reading! The air gets crisper, making you want to curl up with a comforter and a Kindle! In fact, next Thursday, October 8 has been dubbed Super Thursday by the UK publishing industry, with 503 hardback books coming out, which is twice as much as an average week. Many of these books are aimed at the holiday gift giving season.
So, what’s on your list? What have you read lately for work, school or pleasure? Let us know at socialmedia@villanova.edu or in the comments below. We’ll share your recommendations, to-read lists, author news, what’s dropping and more all Booktober long in The 8:30!

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GOLDEN THROWBACK THURSDAY: FROM 1965 BELLE AIR
#TBT Remember those days when herringbone, Weejuns and grandpa’s old signet ring were de rigueur in the library? We think this dude must be leafing through a first edition of The Official Preppy Handbook. From the 1965 Belle Air.

HEY, COOL SHIRT!

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Amazon is now implementing a service for app developers and content creators – t-shirt printing! Users and entrepreneurs simply upload custom art onto Amazon’s easy user interface, choose shirt specifications, and bam – they have physical merchandise. Royalties increase as demand increases, of course, but you never know what your potential consumer base might want until you offer it. Who knows? Maybe our favorite e-authors will get in on the action.


GOODBYE, SWIPING – HELLO CHIPS

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If you’ve been issued a new credit card lately and have shopped at, say, Target, then perhaps you have already had the slightly awkward experience of swiping a credit card that is no longer meant to be swiped. Then, instructed to stick the chip end into the card reader, you wait a few moments while some sort of computer magic protects your information and completes your transaction. This routine might be slightly longer than we are used to, but it’s for our benefit: “the chips send encrypted, one-time codes for each transaction,” so “the cards are harder for fraudsters to read and duplicate.” Retailers are required to procure the proper devices to make this possible, and soon the classic card swipe will be a thing of the past. Now if only it could be as quick and convenient as the turnstiles at Falvey, eh?


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ABRE LA PUERTA A HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
It is Hispanic Heritage Month – a celebration that recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Technically a month that straddles two, HHM is celebrated each year between September 15 and October 15,and includes the anniversaries of the independence of five Latin American countries.

The term Hispanic or Latino refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish cultures or origins regardless of race. According to the 2010 Census, 50.5 million Americans identify themselves as Latino or Hispanic, representing a 3% increase since 2000.

Each day this month we will reproduce one of twenty countries represented on a joint poster project sponsored by the library and the Office of Mission and Ministry. Each poster features QR codes linking to premier resources that the library has for researching Hispanic history, culture or language and more importantly, the names of the specialized subject librarians devoted to aspects of these studies. Contact Susan Ottignon (Romance Languages and Literature,) Jutta Seibert (History and Art History) or Merrill Stein (Geography and Political Science) for further research needs or assistance. Posters designed by library Communication team leader, Joanne Quinn, with the assistance of Ottignon and Stein. The library wishes to thank Christopher Janosik, PhD and the Office of Mission & Ministry for their support of this project.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today in 1890, Yosemite National Park was established. It is not the first national park, as Yellowstone was established in 1872, but it is an important and well-loved national treasure, home of the Half Dome and big sequoia trees. The weather might be pretty underwhelming right now, but next time you see the sun, why not take your books to the nearest park?

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“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.” – Ansel Adams


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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