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Nicole Daly Joins Research Services and Scholarly Engagement

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Nicole Daly, Social Science Librarian.


Nicole Daly joins Research Services and Scholarly Engagement as the Social Science Librarian. Research Services and Scholarly Engagement works to “support research, teaching, and learning at Villanova University; enabling the discovery of, access to, and stewardship of a vast array of scholarly resources.” You may have seen Daly at Falvey’s front desk; she joined the Library staff in 2021, working as the Service Desk Coordinator in Access Services.

Daly earned a BA in Psychology from Arcadia University, a MS in Psychology from Villanova University, and will complete her MLIS degree from San José State University this fall. She also earned an advanced certificate in Digital Assets with a focus in Data Analytics and Data Driven Decision Making from San José State University.

Daly’s first day as Social Science Librarian was Monday, July 11. She is liaison to the communication department, sociology and criminology department, and the College of Professional Studies. “Right now I’m working on collection development for those specific areas; anticipating their needs, making sure they are getting the resources they need from the Library,” said Daly. “When we get into the semester, I’ll be teaching information literacy courses, helping students to develop research skills. I’ll be creating subject guides so patrons can easily find resources, and I will be providing research assistance to those that may need help tracking down resources.”

Collaborating with the Villanova community is an essential part of Daly’s role. “All of it is very interconnected: As I build these relationships with students and faculty, I feel like those relationships will inform what is needed from the Library as far as collections.” Listening to various groups on campus will also assist Daly in ensuring Falvey’s collection reflects all voices. “Learning from the Villanova community, I will work to broaden Falvey’s collection; creating awareness and providing students with the information they need to expand their own knowledge and continue advocating for social change. Building an understanding of the current collection is essential moving forward; understanding if I need to provide context for specific content or edit material to reflect current language or provide content warnings. Thinking ahead but also addressing current material will be an important part of my role as liaison librarian.”

Transitioning from Service Desk Coordinator to Social Science Librarian, Daly feels her experience working in Access Services will help inform her new role. “In Access Services, we are the first to welcome Library patrons. Working with people and physically seeing and speaking with them, those experiences will inform how I approach my new role.” Working together with Falvey’s librarians, Daly was able to see what questions were frequently asked by community members when working at the front desk. She also worked in course reserves, assisting faculty and helping to send requests to Falvey’s librarians to see what items were needed for a particular course. “I’ve learned so much working in Access Services, specifically all of the different pieces (Interlibrary loan, course reserves, etc.) that people sometimes miss because they tend to be more behind the scenes. Having a vast knowledge of the innerworkings of an academic library is a valuable resource.”

A graduate of Villanova University, Daly wants students to know that Falvey librarians are here to help! “As someone who has gone to Villanova and lived that experience I remember thinking “Oh gosh, how do I conduct this research project?” She fondly remembers Falvey librarians coming to her undergraduate classes to provide helpful outreach. “We had wonderful librarians that came to our classes and gave very targeted help for specific projects. It was very enlightening, just showing us that they are available.” Acknowledging that the first year of college can be a challenge, Daly encourages students to reach out to her. “I can do so much more than just find a book. I can help students narrow down resources, determine which resources are valid, and find resources that may be unavailable at Falvey Memorial Library. I can help in so many different ways.”

If you happen to miss Daly at the many orientation fairs this fall, stop by the Library and say hello. She is also meeting students on Zoom. Daly’s office is located in the Learning Commons on the second floor of Falvey Memorial Library in room 225.

Telephone: 610-519-5207. 

Email: .

For more on Daly, check out her “Welcome to Falvey” blog here. Visit her webpage here.


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

 

 


 


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Falvey Memorial Library Service Hours: Summer 2022

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Falvey Memorial Library Service Hours: Summer 2022

Villanova students, faculty, and staff may enter the Library building 24/7 with a valid Wildcard. Library services are available to the University community during posted service hours. Electronic collections (articles, e-books, and more!) are accessible through the Library’s website 24/7. For a full listing of service hours, visit our website. Have a relaxing and safe summer, Wildcats!

Saturday, May 7—Sunday, May 8

  • Service desk and book stacks closed.

May Intersession (effective Monday, May 9—Tuesday, May 31)

  • Monday—Thursday
    • Service desk: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. (book stacks: 9 a.m.— 4:30 p.m.)
  • Friday—Sunday
    • Service desk and book stacks closed.

Memorial Day—Monday, May 30

  • Service desk and book stacks closed.

Summer Sessions (effective Wednesday, June 1—Sunday, July 31)

  • Monday—Thursday
    • Service desk: 9 a.m.—7 p.m. (book stacks: 9 a.m.—6:30 p.m.)
  • Friday—Sunday
    • Service desk and book stacks closed.

Summer Exception Dates

  • Monday, June 20 (Juneteenth)
    • Service desk and book stacks closed.
  • Monday, July 4 (Independence Day)
    • Service desk and book stacks closed.

August Intersession (effective Monday, August 1—Sunday, August 14)

  • Monday—Thursday
    • Service desk: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. (book stacks: 9 a.m.—4:30 p.m.)
  • Friday—Sunday
    • Service desk and book stacks closed.

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. Her summer break reading recommendation is “Hello Molly” by Molly Shannon.


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Falvey Memorial Library: Portable Power Packs Now Available for Loan

Falvey Memorial Library recently added two portable power packs to the list of equipment items available for patron use. The power packs can be checked out at the service desk on the Library’s first floor for a three-hour loan. The packs are able to charge an item for up to two hours. Each pack has three USB ports and one USB-C port. Each pack also has one USB to USB-C cable and one USB-C to USB-C cable included.

“Access Services decided to add the power packs to our collection as part of a broader effort to revamp and expand the tech resources available to students at the service desk,” said Nicole Daly, Social Science Librarian, and former Access and Collections Coordinator.

“We wanted to make sure we were anticipating the needs of our students, and throughout the fall and spring semesters students were asking about charging stations. To meet that need we decided to add a selection of the most popular device chargers. We also added power banks so that students weren’t restricted to study spots near a power outlet. Adding these power banks offers students the ability to move around and find the perfect study spot, which is especially important during midterms and finals when study space is a hot commodity.”

Image of portable power pack.

Portable power pack.

In addition to power packs, Falvey Memorial Library maintains a variety of technology equipment for the use of our patrons, including laptops, calculators, headphones, and personal DVD players. Equipment is available for Villanova University students, faculty, and staff on a first-come, first-served basis. View a full listing of equipment loans and borrowing policies here. Courtesy patrons are also eligible to check out items on an hourly basis. For additional information on courtesy memberships and borrowing policies click here. Please visit the service desk on Falvey’s first floor to check out equipment.

Questions? Stop by the service desk Monday—Thursday; 9 a.m.—7 p.m. Email: circ@villanova.edu. Phone: 610-519-4270. 


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

 

 


 


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Falvey Memorial Library Extends Service Hours For Final Exams

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Falvey Memorial Library is extending service hours for final exams. Library services are available to the University community during posted service hours, (bolded below are the extended service hours.) Villanova students, faculty, and staff may enter the Library building 24/7 with a valid Wildcard. Electronic collections (articles, e-books, and more!) are accessible through the Library’s website 24/7. For a full listing of service hours, visit the Library website.

Friday, April 22: 8 a.m.—10 p.m. (front doors lock at 5 p.m., book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)

Saturday, April 23: 9 a.m.—10 p.m. (front doors lock at 5 p.m., book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)

Sunday, April 24: 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)

Monday, April 25 —Thursday, April 28: 8 a.m.—12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)

Friday, April 29: 8 a.m.—10 p.m. (front doors lock at 5 p.m., book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)

Saturday, April 30: 9 a.m.—10 p.m. (front doors lock at 5 p.m., book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)

Sunday, May 1: 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)


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


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Falvey Library Service Hours: Easter 2022


Falvey Library Service Hours: Easter 2022

Tuesday, April 12: 8 a.m.—12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 13: 8 a.m.—10 p.m. (book stacks close at 9:30 p.m.)

Thursday, April 14—Sunday, April 17: Service desk and book stacks closed.

Monday, April 18: 2 p.m.—12 a.m. (book stacks close at 11:30 p.m.)

Villanova students, faculty, and staff may enter the Library building 24/7 with a valid Wildcard. Library services are available to the University community during posted service hours. Electronic collections (articles, e-books, and more!) are accessible through the Library’s website 24/7. For a full listing of service hours, visit the Library website.

Easter blessings, Nova Nation.


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

 

 


 


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2022 Spring Break Service Hours

Image of Falvey Library building. Falvey Memorial Library Service Desk Hours: Spring Break 2022

Saturday, Feb. 26: 12—5 p.m. (book stacks close at 4:30 p.m.)

Sunday, Feb. 27: Service desk and book stacks closed.

Monday, Feb. 28 through Friday, March 4: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. (book stacks close at 4:30 p.m.)

Saturday, March 5: Service desk and book stacks closed.

Sunday, March 6: 12 p.m.—8 p.m. (book stacks close at 7:30 p.m.)

Semester hours resume on Monday, March 7.

Villanova students, faculty, and staff may enter the Library building 24/7 with a valid Wildcard. Library services are available to the University community during posted service hours. Electronic collections (articles, e-books, and more!) are accessible through the Library’s website 24/7. For a full listing of service hours, visit our website.

Have a relaxing and safe break, Wildcats!


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. Her spring break reading recommendation is The Tradition by Jericho Brown. 

 


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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

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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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Last Modified: October 26, 2021