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‘Cat in the Stacks: Looking Back at It

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: May 5, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News


 I’m Michelle Callaghan, a second-year graduate student at Villanova University. This is our new column, “‘Cat in the Stacks.” I’m the ‘cat. Falvey Memorial Library is the stacks. I’ll be posting about living that scholarly life, from research to study habits to embracing your inner-geek, and how the library community might aid you in all of it.

The semester is coming to a close, and — drumroll — this is my penultimate ‘Cat in the Stacks. Can you believe it? A blog a week every week of every semester for the past four semesters. It has flown by. It seems only yesterday I assumed the role of the proverbial ‘Cat.


But don’t worry. The torch–er, the laser pointer shall be passed forward! In the meantime, what better way to spend this second-to-last hurrah than reminiscing about the good ol’ Thursdays of yore? Whether waxing poetic about the stresses of academia, telling you all about the goofy ways I’ve learned about library resources, or finding my favorite library shelf, I’ve had an absolute blast writing this column for the Library News blog.

Resource posts were always fun, as was this adorable collection of cat gifs for midterms. And you know I couldn’t go too long without letting my geek flag fly. Want more Yoda in your day? I’ve got you covered. How about motivational lessons from The Force Awakens? I’ve got that too. It’s not hard to write about Star Wars when your Library hosts the best finals event ever!

Vader Solo Wingo Callaghan (1)

Yes, yes, we know that Han doesn’t have a lightsaber. But our cool librarian Sarah Wingo does! (PS: I’m Darth Vader.) Photo Credit: Alice Bampton

And luckily, no one stopped me from writing about video games more than a few times! (Shout out to VEEC, Library-sponsored video game club.)

And who can forget all of Kallie’s and my playlists (of which there are nine)?

I certainly won’t forget my Thursday adventures in blogging. Because of blogging, I’ve learned so much about what kind of resources our library has to offer. And I will never stop bragging about that.

Tune in next week for a special graduation post–my true last hurrah!

Article by Michelle Callaghan, graduate assistant on the Communication and Service Promotion team. She is currently pursuing her MA in English at Villanova University.

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