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Foto Friday: “A Slam Dunk!”

The “Wildcats Past & Present: Moments from the History of Sports at Villanova” exhibit is a slam dunk! Be sure to include a trip to Falvey Memorial Library in your holiday travels. But hurry, the exhibit, on the 1st floor of the Library, will only run through the end of the fall semester. (You can also view the collection online.)


Laura Bang, Digital and Special Collections curatorial assistant, pictured above with the 2016 NCAA DI Men’s National Championship basketball. Go Wildcats!

 


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Matthew Gray Joins the Collections Directorate

Matthew Gray recently joined the Collections Directorate, reporting to Laura Bang, Digital and Special Collections curatorial assistant, and Michael Foight, Digital and Special Collections coordinator. The Collections Directorate consists of several critical library functions to support Falvey Memorial Library’s general and distinctive collections.

Since reporting as Digital Library intern, Gray has been involved in a number of projects. “Right now, I’m working in the scan lab digitizing a collection,” Gray exclaims. After scanning the collection, Gray will upload the images to the Library’s online server. “I’m in charge of the metadata for [that] collection…helping to facilitate access to the items so people are able to find them” he explains.

Gray is also working with Demian Katz, director of Library Technology, digitizing Falvey’s dime novel collection. He is also assisting Sue Ottignon, research/web services librarian, on the Sherman-Thackara Collection, and is aiding Bang in digitizing the Smith Map Collection.

A native of Oklahoma, Gray earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2016. He is currently working on his Master of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University. “Preserving and providing access to history is something that I’m passionate about” Gray describes of his work at Falvey. In his free time, Gray enjoys hiking, traveling, reading science fiction novels and watching television shows in the same genre.


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#ThrowBackThursday: Lovebirds on a Drive

  • Posted by: William Repetto
  • Posted Date: November 16, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

Now that it’s the season of giving thanks, make sure you’re thankful for the loved ones in your life. Here’s a #TBT for all you lovebirds out there – taking a drive in the 1967 Belle Air (p. 14).


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Article by William Repetto, a graduate assistant in the Communication and Marketing Dept. at the Falvey Memorial Library. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.


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’Cat in the Stacks: Thanksgiving Survival Kit

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I’m William Repetto, a second year graduate student at Villanova University. This is the “’Cat in the Stacks” column. I’m your ’cat. I’ll be posting about college life, about learning and growing here at Villanova, and, of course, about the Falvey Memorial Library’s role.


Given the strange, savage, and seemingly omnipresent American political landscape, many may find giving thanks a strangely difficult task this Thanksgiving season. Typically you would expect the ’Cat in the Stacks to walk you through some sappy way to find the silver lining. In true Michelle Callaghan form, though, I would like to offer some irreverent ways to get through the holiday season with family members.

I mean seriously, as much as I have loved taking over the ’Cat in the Stacks persona, Callaghan’s declaration of “thankfulness month” and her “(un)helpful tips” were second to none blog-post-wise.

I would now like to introduce the…

Thanksgiving and Cat in the Stacks

Falvey Thanksgiving Break Survival Kit 

Popular Reading

In the past, I have urged you to get help with the subject librarians and utilize the databases to the most effective extent possible. I’m telling you today to check out a fun read. Yes, the Falvey Memorial Library is more than just your campus intellectual center. We have Grisham and Brown and, gasp, even Nicholas Sparks. Stop in, grab a book, and tone out the family nonsense.

eBooks

So you packed your things and ran out of the dorms to your car so quickly that you forgot to stop by the Falvey for one of our popular reading books. That’s okay! You can still access resources at the library via your phone, tablet, or laptop. You simply need to follow this link and login from home. On the EBSCO eBook collection you can even find cookbooks, in case, you know, mother’s cooking really isn’t anything to, well, write home about.

New hobbies!

Two of your newest hobbies! You’re looking more intellectual already!

Pick up a new hobby

If popular reading and eBook cookbooks aren’t your thing, then I suggest picking up a new hobby while you’re on break. If your business degree has prevented you from the appreciation of history you crave, take up reading Making of the Modern World. If engineering assignments have stunted your film watching, take a look at EBSCO’s Film & Television Index. These scholarly hobbies may impress family members, especially when Uncle Larry brings up his beer-can airplane collection for the umpteenth time.

‘Cat in the Stacks

Surely when you get home, your family is going to want to know if you’ve met the Internet celebrity sensation of Villanova – the ‘Cat in the Stacks. You don’t want to embarrassingly say that you’ve never heard of him, do you? So get caught up on ‘Cat in the Stacks! We have some good ones this semester. And while you’re clicking around, learn something new with our Dig Deeper series of posts.

Thanksgiving Survival Tool

Your Thanksgiving survival tool. You’ll find us on Facebook, too!

Tweet us

You can do this from your phone at the Thanksgiving table if you’d like, and tell your parents that you’re texting all your new friends from school. We young PR professionals are bound to answer at any time of the day or night – but more probably on Monday, Nov. 28, when we return to our desks. But we would love to know your #NovaGivesThanks, so shout us out on twitter @FalveyLibrary.

 

These five tools should get you through the short break back home before classes pick up heading into the final stretch of the semester. Unwind and enjoy the company of those who love you, Wildcats. We’ve almost made it through another fall semester, and before you know it, we’ll be celebrating the start of 2017. I’m very thankful for all my readers and thankful for having the opportunity to write for you all.


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Article by William Repetto, a graduate assistant on the Communications and Marketing Team at the Falvey Memorial Library. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.

 


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The Curious ‘Cat: “Pies and Potatoes!”

With the holiday season upon us, the Curious ‘Cat asked Villanovans, “What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?” 

(Meghan Dunbar, Sarah Racanelli, Emily Stanley)

Meghan Dunbar: “Mashed potatoes.”

Sarah Racanelli: “Mashed potatoes.”

Emily Stanley: “Mashed potatoes.”

(Michelle Kung, Arianna Moniodes )

Michelle Kung: “Sweet potatoes.”

Arianna Moniodes: “Pumpkin pie.”

(Julia Toolen, Zach Ellenhorn, Meredith Whitcomb)

Julia Toolen: “Stuffing.”

Zach Ellenhorn: “Butternut squash.”

Meredith Whitcomb: “Mashed potatoes.”

(William Kazmierczuk, Stephen Barr)

William Kazmierczuk: “My grandma’s turkey.”

Stephen Barr: “My aunt’s sweet potato casserole.”


Have a relaxing Thanksgiving break, Wildcats!


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The Highlighter: Black Villanova Oral History Project

Welcome to “The Highlighter,” where we’ll be exploring the various new and old services and resources available through the Falvey!


Did you know that Falvey has a digital library? Did you know that it hosts various exhibits? Did you know that one of those exhibits is a Black Villanova Oral History Project? Well now you know all those things!

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Falvey Memorial Library will be co-sponsoring a talk by Tom Mogan, Dean of Students at Boston College, tilted “The Social Significance of Villanova Athletes During the Civil Rights Movement.” Mogan’s dissertation on the same topic formed the foundation for the digital library page as it exists today.

This week’s highlighter is about bringing some of these resources to you in preparation for that event:

  1. The Digital Library Page: Black Villanova Oral History Project
  2. One of the exhibit’s histories on Dr. Edward Collymore, ’59; it is, as far as I can tell, the earliest oral record on the page.
  3. Another of the exhibit’s histories: Normadene Murphy, ’76 – the only woman to feature on the page.
  4. Mogan’s dissertation, titled “The Limits to Catholic Racial Liberalism: The Villanova Encounter with Race, 1940-1985.”
  5. A couple of pertinent news stories from the Washington Post and the Daily News. accessible via ProQuest Newsstream.

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    Article by William Repetto, a graduate assistant in the Communication and Marketing Dept. at the Falvey Memorial Library. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.


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Falveydelphinovian: Isaiah Gabriel on CASA

  • Posted by: Hunter Houtzer
  • Posted Date: November 13, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

This Falveydelphinovian blog showcases the students who find themselves situated in Falvey throughout the week. 


This is Isaiah Gabriel, a global interdisciplinary studies major,

“What is your favorite part of the CASA space, which is new to the Falvey Memorial Library?”

“The family environment and work space CASA provides. The CASA space on the second floor of Falvey is an outlet CASA students use to connect, study, and even relax at times. “


Falveydelphinovian written and photographed by Jaivian Gaetan, team member of the Communication and Marketing team at Falvey Memorial Library. 


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Peek at the Week: Nov. 13-17

  • Posted by: Hunter Houtzer
  • Posted Date: November 12, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

Quote of the Week: 

“Argue like you’re right and listen like you’re wrong.”
-Adam Grant

Similarly, we also feel you should read like you’re wrong and write like you’re right


This Week at the Library: 

Monday, Nov. 13

Restorative Practice, Room 206, 11:00-1:15 p.m.
Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL, Room 205, 11:30-12:45 p.m.
Damas-Senghor-Cesaire Lecture, Room 205, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 14 

Food For Thought Discussion-VITAL, Room 205, 11:30-12:45 p.m.
Center for Speaking and Presentation, Room 214, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Center for Speaking and Presentation, Room 214, 6:30-11:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

The Social Significance of Villanova Athletes During the Civil Rights Movement, Speaker’s Corner, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Center for Speaking and Presentation, Room 214, 6:30-11:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 16 

College Day, Room 205, 9:00-1:00 p.m.
Center for Speaking and Presentation , Room 214, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Grad Student Meeting, Room 206, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
The Thomas F. Martin Fellow Public Lecture, Room 205, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 17 

Graduate Student Conference, Room 205, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club: Regular Group Meeting, Speaker’s Corner, 2:30-4:30 p.m.


#FalveyPeek at the Week provided by Hunter Vay Houtzer, a graduate assistant on the Communication and Marketing Dept. at the Falvey Memorial Library. Photos are from Pixabay. Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more!


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Foto Friday: “Fall Festival 2017!”

In case you missed these tags all over the Library, Villanova University will host the 29th Annual Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fall Festival. The festivities begin TODAY! Best of luck to all the athletes competing this weekend.

 


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#ThrowBackThursday: Alan Drew in Speakers Corner

  • Posted by: William Repetto
  • Posted Date: November 9, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News

#TBT to when Alan Drew spoke in Speakers’ Corner during the 2016 Lit Fest. He also visited Falvey today, Nov. 9, 2017, to give a reading from his new novel “Shadow Man.”


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Last Modified: November 9, 2017