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Falvey Memorial Library: Spring 2022 Service Hours

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Falvey Memorial Library service hours for the spring 2022 semester are listed below:

  • Sunday: 12 p.m.–12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)
  • Monday—Thursday: 8 a.m.–12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (book stacks close at 4:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (book stacks close at 4:30 p.m.)

Masks must be worn on all floors and spaces of the building, regardless of vaccination status.

Villanova University students, faculty, and staff with a valid Wildcard have 24/7 card access to the first, second, and ground floors of the Main Library, and all three floors of Old Falvey. Electronic collections (articles, e-books and more!) are accessible through the Library’s website 24/7. Research librarians are available Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., or by appointment. View the full list of service hours here.


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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Falvey Memorial Library: Winter Break Service Hours

Image of a holly plant in front of Falvey Memorial Library.

Image courtesy of Joanne Quinn, Director of Communication & Marketing.


Falvey Library service hours for winter break are listed below. Happy Holidays, Nova Nation!

Winter Break Service Hours

  • Saturday 12/18: Closed (24/7 access available)
  • Sunday 12/19: Closed (24/7 access available)
  • Monday 12/20: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. (book stacks close at 4:30 p.m., 24/7 access available)
  • Tuesday 12/21: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. (book stacks close at 4:30 p.m., 24/7 access available)
  • Wednesday 12/22: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. (book stacks close at 4:30 p.m., 24/7 access unavailable after 4:30 p.m.)

24/7 access is unavailable from 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday 12/22 until 6 a.m. on Wednesday 1/5. The Library building will be fully locked and closed during this time period.

  • Wednesday 1/5: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. (book stacks close at 4:30 p.m., 24/7 access available)
  • Thursday 1/6: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. (book stacks close at 4:30 p.m., 24/7 access available)
  • Friday 1/7: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. (book stacks close at 4:30 p.m., 24/7 access available)
  • Saturday 1/8: 12 p.m.—5 p.m. (book stacks close at 4:30 p.m., 24/7 access available)
  • Sunday 1/9: 12 p.m.—8 p.m. (book stacks close at 7:30 p.m., 24/7 access available)

Regular semester hours resume on Monday 1/10, 8 a.m.—12 a.m.

Masks must be worn on all floors and spaces of the building, regardless of vaccination status. Electronic collections (articles, e-books and more!) are accessible through the Library’s website 24/7.



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Extended Library Service Hours Begin Friday, Dec. 3


Hang in there, Wildcats—the semester break is almost here! Beginning this Friday, Dec. 3, Falvey Library will have extended service hours the next two weekends:

Friday, December 3: 8 a.m.–10 p.m. (book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)Saturday, December 4: 9 a.m.–10 p.m. (book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)

Friday, December 10: 8 a.m.–10 p.m. (book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)Saturday, December 11: 9 a.m.–10 p.m. (book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)

For a full listing of service hours, visit the Library website.

Looking for a place to study? Villanova students, faculty, and staff may enter the Library building 24/7. Masks must be worn on all floors and spaces of the building, regardless of vaccination status. Electronic collections (articles, e-books, and more!) are accessible through the Library’s website 24/7.

Good luck on finals, Nova Nation!


 


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From Laptop Chargers to Calculators, Falvey has You Covered!

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How many of these items have you checked out at Falvey?

Did you forget your calculator on the way to your big math test? Laptop charge dwindling down when you need it most? No worries! Falvey maintains a variety of technology equipment for the use of our patrons, including laptops, calculators, laptop chargers, headphones, and ethernet cords. (And if you need to charge your phone, there’s a convenient charger next to the TechZone!)
Please visit the Service Desk on the 1st floor to check out equipment.

Item

Calculators*
  • TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator

*Calculators may be taken out of the library building

**Five additional calculators may be borrowed for the semester.

5**
Dell Laptop Kits
  • Dell Latitude 7490, 14 inch Windows 10 Business Laptop
    • Click here to view list of installed software
  • Kit includes charger
3
Dell Laptop Chargers
  • Dell 90w AC adapter
8
External CD/DVD Players
  • External portable CD/DVD player
  • Compatible with Windows XP-Windows 10, Linux, Mac 10 OS systems
  • No extra driver needed, plug and play
2
Portable DVD/Blu-ray Player
  • Standalone DVD/Blu-ray Player
  • Plays Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
  • Intended for use in viewing course-assigned films in the Griffin Room; please fill out the reservation request form to make a reservation
1
Mac Laptop Chargers
  • 60w MagSafe power adapter with “L” style connector
  • Compatible with:
    • 13-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2010 through 2012
    • MacBook models introduced in late 2009 through 2010
6
Mac Laptop Charger Converters
  • MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter
  • Compatible with:
    • MacBook Pro models introduced in 2012 through 2015
    • MacBook Air models introduced in 2012 through 2017
4
USB-C Mac Laptop Charger
  • Compatible with:
    • MacBook models introduced in 2015 or later
    • MacBook Air models introduced in 2018 or later
    • 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models introduced in 2016 or later
3
Headphones
  • On-ear, wired headphones
  • 3.5 mm jack
5
Bloomberg keyboard
  • For use with the designated Bloomberg for Education workstation on the 1st floor of the main library
1

Borrowing Policies

  • Loan Period: 3 hours
  • Restrictions: Library use only
  • Overdue fine rates apply
  • Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Equipment reservations are not accepted.
  • Equipment is available to Villanova University students, faculty, and staff. Courtesy Patrons are eligible to check out all equipment except laptops and the Bloomberg keyboard.

*More information about overdue fine rates and lost item replacement fees at the Borrowing Policies page.

Need help? Contact the Falvey Service Desk for additional help. Email us at circ@villanova.edu.


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Welcome To Falvey: Nicole Daly Joins Access Services

Photo of Nicole Daly, Service Desk Coordinator.

Nicole Daly, Service Desk Coordinator.


Nicole Daly recently joined Access Services as the Service Desk Coordinator. Supporting the University’s teaching, learning, and research goals, Access Services provides a number of services to patrons including access to and maintenance of Falvey’s collections, library information and assistance, support for library equipment and technologies, placement of selected print or scanned materials on Course Reserves and Blackboard, and delivery of materials that are requested through Interlibrary Loan or E-ZBorrow.

“Working in Access Services, you do a bit of everything” said Daly, who works alongside Michael Sgier, Service Desk Coordinator, supervising the service desk and the library’s student employees. “I also manage course reserves, so if there is a specific book or book chapter(s) that a professor would like their students to have access to, I work to ensure that resource is available at Falvey.”

Graduating with a BA in Psychology from Arcadia University, Daly earned a MS in Psychology from Villanova University. Her master’s thesis examined sex differences in susceptibility to stress-induced increases in binge drinking. Daly and her colleagues’ research “Brain 5-HT Deficiency Prevents Antidepressant-Like Effects of High-Fat-Diet and Blocks High-Fat-Diet-Induced GSK3β Phosphorylation in the Hippocampus” was published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience.

While attending Villanova, Daly a native of Bristol, Pa., worked at the Yardley branch of the Bucks County Free Library as a Customer Service Associate. During her academic journey at Villanova, Daly discovered another career path. “I had some wonderful professors at Villanova and they always wanted you to find your fit…your place in the field. Working in a library had always been a passion of mine, and I realized I wanted to pursue a Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLS).” Currently enrolled at San José State University, Daly plans to graduate with her MLS next year, also earning an advanced certificate in Digital Assets with a focus in Data Analytics and Data Driven Decision Making.

Knowing of Daly’s plans to work at an academic library, Abby Cengel, former Falvey Library Access and Collections Coordinator, urged her to apply for an opening at Falvey Library. “I worked with Abby at the Bucks County Free Library, and she urged me to apply for the position. Having worked at Villanova, Abby knew that it would be a great opportunity.”

Her transition from the lab to library provides her with the research background that will inform her future work as a social sciences librarian. “They do work really well together. Working in a library you are the information professional…working to connect and find resources for your community. I was already doing quite a bit of that as a researcher in the field.”

In her free time, Daly enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and baking. “I recently made a cookie dough cheesecake. I’m a big cookie person, so I frequently make a bunch of cookies recipes. I love baking these lemon ricotta cookies (that are supposed to have icing on them) but I always end up eating them before they can be frosted.”

Before the pandemic, Daly and her mother would frequent the cinema multiple times a month to keep up on new releases. Currently she is watching more television and recommends “The Witcher,” “Shadow and Bone,” and “A Discovery of Witches.” She recommends the book series for those screen adaptations as well.

Daly’s desk is located in Access Services on Falvey’s first floor (Email: ndaly3@villanova.edu). Stop by and say hello if you see Daly at the service desk! “I loved Villanova while I was here and I’m happy to have this opportunity at Falvey Library.”


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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Welcome To Falvey: Margaret “Meg” Schwoerer-Leister Joins Access Services

Meg Leister. Photo courtesy of Kallie Stahl, Communication & Marketing Specialist.

Meg Schwoerer-Leister, Student Employment Coordinator. Photo courtesy of Kallie Stahl, Communication & Marketing Specialist.


“On the weekends, I would walk through campus and think ‘This would be my dream to work at Villanova,’ and now it’s here.”

Meg Schwoerer-Leister recently joined Access Services as the Student Employment Coordinator. Supporting the University’s teaching, learning, and research goals, Access Services provides a number of services to patrons including access to and maintenance of Falvey’s collections, library information and assistance, support for library equipment and technologies, placement of selected print or scanned materials on Course Reserves and Blackboard, and delivery of materials that are requested through Interlibrary Loan or E-ZBorrow. In order to assist the University community, Access Services must be fully staffed, and Schwoerer-Leister ensures each area is operating successfully.

“What’s wonderful about Access Services is that everyone supports each other. There are various duties that we all do, such as supervising the service desk; however, my role as student coordinator is to assess which areas will need student employment for the upcoming semester. After going through applications and interviewing students, I coordinate with Access Services staff to see which areas would be a good fit for applicants. Working in the book stacks with Gerald Dierkes, Access & Collections Coordinator, aiding Roberta Pierce, Access & Collections Coordinator, with resource sharing, or working alongside Mike Sgier, Access & Collections Coordinator, at the service desk.”

Before joining the Falvey Memorial Library staff, Schwoerer-Leister worked as the Access Services Supervisor at the Paul J. Gutman Library, Philadelphia University/Jefferson University. “It was a similar position [to my role at Falvey], and I was so fortunate to work there. I really enjoyed working with the students. It was very hands on and involved a lot of scheduling. Like Falvey, everything at the library was constantly evolving and moving.” Having a vast knowledge of resource sharing, Schwoerer-Leister also aided in Gutman Library’s migration from SirsiDynix to Alma. “It was daunting in the beginning, but the people I worked with were amazing and I learned a lot behind the scenes implementing an integrated library system.”

Growing up in the area, Schwoerer-Leister attended Temple University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice with a minor in Sociology. “It’s the people aspect,” noted Schwoerer-Leister, when speaking of what drew her to Falvey. “I’ve always known the value of Villanova to the community, and I also know several people that work here. It’s such a positive place to be.”

In her free time Schwoerer-Leister enjoys spending time outdoors—hiking, walking, biking, and gardening. She also enjoys reading, particularly historical fiction. She recommends The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah and American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins for late summer reading. Schwoerer-Leister’s desk is located in Access Services on Falvey’s first floor (Email: Margaret.schwoerer-leister@villanova.edu.) Stop by and say hello if you see Schwoerer-Leister at the service desk!


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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Now Available: Pick Up & Go


Falvey Memorial Library is now offering Pick Up & Go for physical library items placed on hold. Use this easy service to get requested materials checked out and ready for pick up at your convenience!

Books and DVDs from the main collection will be available for Pick Up & Go. However, course reserves and Special Collections materials remain unavailable. Instructions for requesting items for pick are available on this web page. Please allow 2-5 business days for processing. You will receive an email when your items are available for pick up. Items will be held for 14 days from date of notification.

E-ZBorrow and Inter-Library Loan items will be processed for Pick Up & Go, but these items should still be requested through their specific services first. For Interlibrary Loan status, please go to ILLiad.

Pick Up & Go shelves are located on the first floor between the Service Desk and the printers. These shelves are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your items are wrapped with a book band that includes your last and first name. Your items will be checked out to you with an itemized receipt. Staff interaction is not required.

To view your checked out items and any Falvey hold requests that are still pending, please visit your Library account at this link: My Library Account (login required).

Pick Up & Go is not available for alumni, Courtesy Members, or visitors.



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Congratulations and Best Wishes to Abby Cengel, Access and Collections Coordinator

Photo of Abby Cengel courtesy of Rob LeBlanc, First Year Experience & Humanities Librarian.

Over her three years at Falvey Memorial Library, Abby Cengel became a familiar and welcoming presence for patrons at the service desk. She joined Access Services in 2018 as the Access and Collections Coordinator and helped “ensure access to the Library facility, coordinate borrowing of the Library collections, and manage resource sharing requests from patrons and other libraries.”

Recently Cengel accepted a position with Bucks County Free Library in the Yardley-Makefield branch as their new Assistant Library Manager, a professional librarian and leadership position. The entire Falvey staff and University community wishes her well in her new role.

Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Cengel earned a BA in History from Wittenberg University (Springfield, OH), and an MA in Museum Studies from Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis (IUPUI). She began her online MLIS program in the fall of 2018 at Kent State University (Kent, OH).

During her three years at Falvey, Cengel made significant contributions to the Library including the introduction of LibCal, a system that allowed patrons to book study rooms online, which has since been used to manage curbside service and faculty browsing appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to her contributions to web team efforts, various Collections and Stewardship projects, and numerous virtual (and in-person) service desk shifts, Cengel implemented SubItUp, a cloud-based scheduling system for which she was honored with the 2020 Work Process Improvement Award (WPI). The system helped maintain and organize shifts for 50 Villanova students working at Falvey Library.

“No matter what we needed, or in what area of the department, Abby’s answer was always, without exception, ‘Sure. No problem,’” said Luisa Cywinski, Director of Access Services. “She was completely undaunted by challenges and seemed to thrive on projects, especially when she could take them from A to Z. On a personal note, she had an impressive collection of Funko Pops on her desk ranging from Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings. She loved to come up with activities for the student staff, including crafts, candy, and other fun things for the end of year department reception and for holiday celebrations. I will miss her positive energy, can-do attitude, and sense of humor.”

On behalf of Falvey Library, congratulations, Abby! We wish you all the best on your next professional adventure!


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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Back By Popular Demand: KIC Scanner Now Available for Use at Falvey’s Front Desk

Picture of Villanova student using the KIC scanner.


Falvey Library patrons can now scan and email/save/print their scanned images. Ensuring CDC Guidelines are being followed, Luisa Cywinski, Director of Access Services, announced the return of this essential service for Villanova students, staff, and faculty.

“In response to student requests, the library has reinstalled the Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) Scanner and, in compliance with safety protocols, we will replace the touchscreen protector and clean the keyboard cover daily.”

The KIC Scanner is located at the Access Services front desk on Falvey’s first floor and is available for use during building hours from Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. until midnight. Here’s a brief set of instructions, but don’t worry, if you forget, there is a sign right next to the scanner to remind you!

Book and Document Scanner Instructions: 

  • Place document or book on scanner glass, and close the lid.
  • Press Scan.
  • Press Accept & Scan.
  • Scan will appear on screen!
  • Press Compose Content to make image adjustments.
  • Press Scan to scan additional documents or pages.

To Email Scans:

  • Press Save PDF file(s) via Email.
  • Villanova username and password required!

To Print: 

  • Press Print.
  • Villanova username required. Enter only once! The second window will automatically enter your username.

To Save to a USB Device:

  • Insert USB Device.
  • Press Save PDF file(s) to USB.
  • Press End Session when finished.

Questions? Visit the Service Desk for assistance! Patrons may also submit an ILLiad request to scan a physical item in Falvey’s collection or request electronic copies of articles from other library collections. For additional information email ill@villanova.edu.

 


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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New! Book Group Study Rooms Online @Falvey

By Abby Cengel
Photo of group study room in Falvey Memorial Library.

Photo by Shawn Proctor

Group Study Rooms are going digital! Starting Monday, March 9, Villanova students will be able to reserve group study rooms online using LibCal! (https://falvey.libcal.com/).

How do I book a room?

Book your room in 4 easy steps:

1.  Open LibCal (https://falvey.libcal.com/)
2.  Select a time
3.  Submit your booking
4.  Visit the Service Desk to check in at your reservation start time. 2 group members are required for check-in.

Rooms can be reserved up to 7 days in advance, and are available during Service Hours.

What else do I need to know?

  • Reservations are required to occupy Group Study Rooms. Groups without LibCal reservations must vacate the rooms at the request of groups with scheduled bookings.
  • Limit 2 room bookings per group per day
  • Bookings are limited to 2-hour time slots
  • Walk-up reservations will still be accepted at the Service Desk

Questions, thoughts, concerns?

This is a pilot program for the Spring 2020 semester and we’d love your feedback! Students may receive an emailed request for optional feedback at a later date.

Please contact the Service Desk by phone at 610-519-4270 or email at circ@villanova.edu with any questions!


Abby Cengel is Access and Collections Service Desk Coordinator at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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Last Modified: March 5, 2020