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Quick Tip: How to Print in Falvey

There are two self-service print stations in the Library: one on the first floor for all first floor computers and one on the third floor for computers on the 3rd and 4th floors. Villanova University students, staff and faculty can use library public workstations to print from any Internet, email or desktop application. Alternatively, items can be sent to iPrint, the University online printing service, to be picked up at Bartley Print Services.

For self-serve printing:

Choose single- or double-sided, and make sure to note which printer you are sending to (first or third floor). At the print workstation, identify and click on your print job by your username or document name. Click the Print button on the bottom left hand corner. Swipe your Villanova University Wildcard with the magnetic stripe facing to the bottom right. Remember to slide your card all the way through and make sure the card is placed firmly in the reader. This will deduct money from your VPrint account.

For personal laptop printing:

This one-time procedure allows Villanova University students, staff, and faculty to send work to the library printers from their personal (non-Apple) laptops.

  • On your laptop, press and hold the Windows key and the letter R.
  • In the “Run” window that appears, type goprint and press the Enter button.
  • You will then be prompted for your (Villanova email) username and password.
  • Username: type VUADusername
  • Password: type your password
  • Double-click the printer you wish to access (Falvey printers have the prefix FML).

The rest is automatic. The printer has now been added to your computer’s “Devices and Printers” and will be available each time you print from your laptop.

For Graphic Services printing:

Go to the iPrint website and log in with your University username and password. Upload the document to print.  Be sure to choose Bartley as the pickup location.  Choose printing options and quantity, and approve the proof and payment information. Click “Place Order.” You will then get a receipt of your printing job.  Items can be picked up from the Bartley Print Center.

You do not need to be in the library to send items to iPrint!  You can print files from any computer and pick them up in Bartley.

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Questions? Suggestions? Let us know in the Comments below. Or give us a call at the Information Desk at 610-519-4270.

Also contributing: Gerald Dierkes, Luisa Cywinski, Judy Olsen

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Showing off our wares at the Villanova Tech Expo

Pictured: Michael Foight and Laura Bang; Demian Katz.

Our digital library and technology development teams showed off our home-grown, open source software projects at this year’s Villanova University Tech Expo. The University hosts this free exposition as an opportunity for the regional education community to see the latest technology from leading vendors, learn from informative keynote speakers and connect with peers to find solutions and best practices.

Taking a place among over 100 exhibitors, Falvey’s table promoted two open-source software projects: VuFind, a library resource portal, and VuDL, a digital library content management system.

Photos by Alexandra Edwards and Michael Foight


Quick Tip: "Find It" Helps You Find Articles with the 360Link Page

You’ve located an article on the “Articles & more” section of the library catalog or from a library database that you want to use for your paper.  But how do you get the full text of the article?

When you click (the Find It button), you are taken to the 360Link page. This page allows you to access the article you found.

Here is what the 360Link page looks like:

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From this page, you can do a number of things:

1. Click “Article” to get the full text of the article.  You can also click “Journal” to browse the contents of the specific journal the article was published in.  Or click the name of the database to browse or search that specific database.

2. If the full text of an article is not available, you can click a link to request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), also called ILLiad.

3. You can export the citation of the article to RefWorks.  (Find more information about using RefWorks.)

Note that the Catalog link on the 360Link page will take you to the library catalog if Falvey has a print subscription to the journal you want.


Disclaimer! This article touches on the highlights of the 360Link page.  If you have further questions, or are having trouble accessing articles, please contact us via email or call (610) 519-4270.

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Share Your Work at This Year’s Open Mic Poetry Reading on Tuesday, April 24

Calling all poetry enthusiasts!

You’re invited to share your work at this year’s Open Mic Poetry Reading on Tuesday, Apr. 24, at 12:00 p.m. in the Speakers’ Corner.  Hosted in partnership with the English Department, this annual event provides a fun and relaxed forum for students, faculty, staff and others to read their own poetry and listen to the work of their peers.  It also serves as the release party for the new issue of Arthology, one of the University’s student-produced art and literary magazine.

You are encouraged to arrive promptly to sign up for a spot on the reading list or just to get a good seat for listening to the readings.

The reading will feature contestants for theSenior Class Poet award, given by the English Department every spring. The following Senior Class Poet entries are posted around the Library: “The modern conception of zero” by Jonathan De Martino, “St. Paul’s Cathedral, London” by Meghan Farley, “The Angel of 30th Street Station” by Sarah Zinn, “Flushed” by Nicole Battisti, “The father, the father!” by Daniel Pepe, “debtor” by Theresa Donohoe, “A Sunday” by Joseph Bagnasco, “Building Houses” by J.D. Hall, an excerpt from “The Almost” by Melanie Romero, “Crow Creek Reservation, midnight” by Emma DelVecchio, “Nothing’s Planted…” by Ashley Dunbar and “In the wrong place at the wrong time” by Julianna Brown.

The reading, which is free and open to the public, is timed to coincide with National Poetry Month, celebrated across the country every April.  It is organized by Lisa Sewell, PhD, Gerald Dierkes, Joanne Quinn, Judy Olsen and Gina McFadden Duffy.

Refreshments will be served.


“High historical drama”: Dr. Michael Tomko on Catholic Emancipation and the British Romantics

By Alexandra Edwards

Dr. Michael Tomko’s work examines one of the Romantic Period’s most controversial issues, Catholic Emancipation, and describes how this period in history not only caused political and cultural conflicts but also provoked some of the most exceptional writings of the time. He explains, “Any student of Romanticism knows that understanding the British reaction to the French Revolution is integral to understanding Romantic literature. But what if, I asked, an understanding of Britain’s relationship to its Catholic past is integral to understanding not only the French Revolution but to many other major political events?”

This is the question Dr. Tomko, assistant professor of literature in the Department of Humanities, examines in his Scholarship@Villanova lecture on Monday, Apr. 23 at 4:30 p.m., in room 205. He will speak on his book, British Romanticism and the Catholic Question: Religion, History, and National Identity, 1778-1829.

“The book focuses on the way that writers and poets from the Romantic period in Britain (c.1780-1830) were involved with the political campaigns over the Catholic Emancipation bill and how that involvement affected their writing.”


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How Spacetime is Like Italian Food: Dr. Robert Jantzen Explains

By Alexandra Edwards

Robert Jantzen, PhD, is the recipient of Villanova’s 2011 Outstanding Faculty Research Award. Dr. Jantzen will speak as part of the Scholarship@Villanova lecture series on Thursday, Apr. 19, at 1:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner.  His lecture, titled “General Relativity, Cosmology and Pasta? A Life of USA-Italy Academic Commuting,” will touch on his more than three decades of research, which garnered him this prestigious award.

We asked Dr. Jantzen, a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, to give us some details about his transatlantic research, his upcoming talk, and why he’s brought his love of food into his academic research.

How did you end up researching and working in Italy?

I was an undergraduate at Princeton University during its “golden age of general relativity” and met an Italian physicist Remo Ruffini collaborating with John Wheeler (Feynman’s advisor) on black holes to do some independent work translating a long paper by Luigi Bianchi from 1898 on homogeneous spaces for use in mathematical cosmology. Some years later I then did a postdoc with Ruffini in Rome (1979-1980) and never stopped returning.

How would you explain relativity to a freshman?

Special relativity is relatively simple: the laws of physics show have the same form for any pair of observers which are each moving at constant velocity (inertial observers, as in inertial guidance systems for jets). For example, if a laser gun on a jet fighter is shot in the forward direction, the speed at which its beam arrives at the target should be the same as measured on the ground or as measured by the jet fighter instruments. General relativity is more complicated in that there are no preferred inertial observers moving at constant velocity due to the curvature of spacetime. I don’t have a short answer for this. The presence of matter and energy curves spacetime, and spacetime in turn tells matter how to move, in the rephrased words of John Wheeler. But in any region small enough compared to spacetime curvature, the laws of special relativity should apply.

Can you say a bit more about the pasta metaphor?  How did you come up with it?


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Quick Tip: "Check Out" a Group Study Room

The Library is a good place to find quiet study areas — but sometimes you need to work on ideas out loud. We can accommodate this too! Work on group projects or hold study sessions with your classmates in one of our group study rooms, located on the third and fourth floors.

Falvey has six study rooms available for groups of two or more. All rooms have network connections for laptop use and a chalk board.

To use a group study room, ask for a key at the Circulation Desk. You will need to present Villanova Wildcards from at least two group members. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations are not taken.

The study room may be used for up to 2 hours per group while others are waiting. In consideration of others, we ask that you leave the room in good condition.

Priority for study room access is given to Villanova University students, staff or faculty. Please note that eight weeks prior to final exams, the Library adjusts the group study room policy to restrict use only to undergraduates and non-law graduate students.

For further information, contact Circulation Desk staff at 610-519-4270 or via e-mail.

Four of the 6 rooms are officially known as the Kolmer Group Study Rooms.  The family of John H. Kolmer, III, funded renovations of the rooms in honor of his memory.

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Lent and the Wisdom of Pope John Paul II

Falvey Memorial Library is pleased to announce this year’s Pope John Paul II Legacy Lecture. Join us on Monday, April 2 at 1:00 pm in Falvey Room 204 as John Kruse, PhD, presents a talk entitled “John Paul II: Companion on Our Lenten Journey.”

“The lecture,” Dr. Kruse explains, “will look to the inspiring writings of Pope John Paul II to lead to deeper reflection on life and faith this Lenten season.”

Dr. Kruse is an assistant professor in the Theological Studies Department at Neumann University. His lecture, which will be taking place during Holy Week, will focus on his book, Lent and Easter Wisdom from Pope John Paul II. The book features the late Pope’s thought-provoking words, leading readers through a journey of conversion throughout the season.

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of Dr. Kruse’s book will be available for sale.

About the Pope John Paul II Legacy Lecture:

Karol Wojtyla served as the supreme pontiff of the Catholic Church from October of 1978 until his death in April of 2005. After his death, Villanova University’s Office for Mission and Ministry held a panel discussion on the legacy of Pope John Paul II’s papacy. In subsequent years Falvey Memorial Library has invited a speaker to campus each spring to discuss some aspect of the impact of the second-longest documented pontificate. The event, held in the Library at the heart of Villanova University’s campus, is called the Pope John Paul II Legacy Lecture.


Library staff promote homegrown technology at PLA 2012

Laura Bang, Digital and Special Collections curatorial assistant, and Michael Foight, Special Collections and Digital Library coordinator, (pictured) organized Villanova University’s recent table presence at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2012 Conference held in Philadelphia, Pa. The biennial PLA Conference is the largest conference devoted to public library professionals in the United States.

The University’s table in the exhibitor’s hall promoted two open-source software projects developed at Falvey Memorial Library: VuFind, a library resource portal, and VuDL, a digital library content management system. Bang and Foight were joined by Diane Biunno, David Burke, Alexandra Edwards, Chris Hallberg, Demian Katz, David Lacy, Brian McDonald, and David Uspal. The team shared information on VuFind and VuDL, including our recent partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, with the more than 8,700 conference attendees.

Photo by Chris Hallberg


Women's History Month lecture and library resources

Dr. Tracey Hucks

Africana Studies and Falvey Memorial Library invite you to celebrate Women’s History Month with a lecture by Tracey Hucks, PhD, associate professor of Religious Studies at Haverford College. Dr. Hucks will speak on her new forthcoming book, Poaching the African God: Yoruba Traditions and African-American Religious Nationalism, on Thursday, Mar. 15, at 4:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner.

Dr. Hucks will discuss women and religion in the African Diaspora. She has previously published an article on the topic, entitled “’I smoothed the way, I opened doors’: Women in the Yoruba-Orisha Tradition of Trinidad,” in Women and Religion in the African Diaspora: Knowledge, Power, and Performance (Johns Hopkins, 2006).

Other resources:

For more Women’s History Month resources, try the library catalog’s “Search by Subject” feature.  Subjects of interest could include “women and religion,” “women in Christianity,” or even simply “women and history.”


Here are some recent books and suggestions for further reading to help commemorate Women’s History Month:


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Last Modified: March 12, 2012

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