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Thank You Falvey Memorial Library Student Employees

A big “THANK YOU” to all of the Falvey Memorial Library 2020 student employees!

Credit: artwork Michael Sgier

 


Joanne Quinn ’15 MA, ’84 CLAS is Director of Communication and Marketing at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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Share Your Falvey Favorites for National Library Week

Happy National Library Week! Though the Falvey building remains closed, Falvey librarians and staff continue to assist the campus community virtually; ensuring continued collection access for electronic articles and e-books through Interlibrary Loan, coordinating live chat meetings with students and faculty, and expanding online resources for additional scholarship. 

Celebrate libraries and share your Falvey favorites using the GIF challenge below. Tag us on social (@villanovalibrary on Instagram) and we’ll share your favorites on our page! Challenge a fellow Wildcat and you’ll be entered to win a free Falvey Library long sleeve t-shirt. We miss you Nova Nation—share your memories with us for National Library Week (ends April 25 at 11:59 p.m.) Winner will be chosen Monday, April 26 at noon!


Graphic design poster featuring questions about Falvey favorites.

How to complete the GIF challenge:

1. Screenshot the template above and save to your camera roll.

2. Add the template to your Instagram story.

3. Select and size your GIFs using Instagram story.

4. Mention @villanovalibary in your Instagram story and share!


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. GIF challenge created by Joanne Quinn, Director of Communication and Marketing. 

 

 


 


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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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Foto Friday: Literary Festival Lineup

By Kallie Stahl 

The 22nd Annual Villanova Literary Festival begins Thursday, Feb. 20! A reception and book signing with the author will follow each reading. All events begin at 7 p.m. The festival, co-sponsored by the English Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Honors Program, Africana Studies, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, The Writing Center, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public.

Dinaw Mengestu — Thursday, February 20, Dougherty Hall, West Lounge 

Mengestu is the author of three novels, all of which were named New York Times Notable Books: All Our Names (2014), How To Read the Air (2010), and The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (2007). He is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow and recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction, Guardian First Book Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize, among other honors.

Bryan Washington — Tuesday, March 24, Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner 

Washington’s debut collection of short stories, Lot, was published by  in 2019. His fiction and essays have appeared in The New York TimesThe New York Times MagazineThe New Yorker, BBC, The Paris Review, Tin House, and numerous other publications. He’s also a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 winner, and the recipient of an O. Henry Award.

Brenda Shaughnessy — Thursday, April 2, Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner 

Shaughnessy is the author of five poetry collections, including The Octopus Museum (2019), So Much Synth (2016) and Our Andromeda (2012), which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award, The International Griffin Prize, and the PEN Open Book Award. A 2013 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, Shaughnessy is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Newark.

Robin Coste Lewis — Tuesday, April 21, Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner 

Coste Lewis is the poet laureate of Los Angeles. In 2015, her debut poetry collection, Voyage of the Sable Venus, won the National Book Award in poetry–the first time a poetry debut by an African-American had ever won the prize in the National Book Foundation’s history. Lewis’ writing has appeared in various journals and anthologies such as Time MagazineThe New YorkerThe New York TimesThe Paris ReviewTransition, and Best American Poetry.


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

 

 


 


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Now Playing: Films In The Griffin Room

By Deborah Bishov 

Stock image of headphones.

Falvey Memorial Library now offers a new option for students to watch films assigned for class. In a pilot program this spring, students can request reservations to use the Griffin Room, our library classroom on the first floor, during evenings and weekends to watch films. They’ll be able to check out a portable DVD/Blu-ray player that plugs into the room’s presenter stand.

This service is primarily intended to facilitate watching films on reserve, though it’s also available for students to watch other course-related media on disc. To see more details, or to request a reservation, see the reservation request form. Please direct any questions to deborah.bishov@villanova.edu.

 

 


headshot of Deborah BishovDeborah Bishov is Social Sciences and Instructional Design Librarian at Falvey Memorial Library. 

 

 


 


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Access the U.S. Presidential Impeachment Library, Courtesy of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

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Photo by Michael on Unsplash.

BY MERRILL STEIN 

Did you know? HeinOnline, a robust legal database, now offers a new collection: U.S. Presidential Impeachment Library.

The collection, organized based on the four affected Presidents, brings together a variety of documents, both contemporaneous and asynchronous to each President’s impeachment. It presents a snapshot of the political climate as each impeachment played out as well as the long view history has taken of each proceeding.

Accessible from the Falvey Library homepage

Subscription is courtesy of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.


Merrill Stein is Political Science Librarian at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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Foto Friday: The Joy of Sox

Photo courtesy of Tom Costello Jr.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, volunteers from Falvey Memorial Library, the Law Library, and Peer Ministry participated in the annual St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service. Teaming with Tom Costello Jr. ’69 COE, founder of The Joy of Sox, the group assisted in cleaning and painting the organization’s warehouse, sorting and taking inventory of socks, and assembling shelving. The Joy of Sox is a nonprofit organization that collects and purchases new socks to distribute to the homeless. The group’s Day of Service work was covered by the Philadelphia Inquirer! In all, they sorted nearly 4,000 pairs of socks for distribution.


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


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Foto Friday: V’s Up For Fall Break

Foto Friday: V’s Up For Fall Break

Finals are finished, Wildcats! Enjoy fall break!

Photo from Hoops Mania courtesy of Annabelle Humiston ’20 CLAS.


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


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#TBT: Look how they grow up

Throwback Thursday

This photo comes to you from the Yearbook of 1994, when the trees beside Falvey Library were little more than saplings. Look for their leaves to turn a vibrant orange this fall.


Nathaniel Gosweiler is a graduate assistant in the Communication and Marketing Department at Falvey Memorial Library. He is currently pursuing an MA in Communication at Villanova University.


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#TBT Outdated Upon Completion: The Library’s Brief Two Decades in Austin Hall

 

 

Throwback Thursday

“The old Villanova College Library in the east wing of Austin Hall proved too small almost as soon as it was completed in 1924. Unfortunately, the Depression of the 1930s and then World War II forced the College to postpone the building of a new library for another two decades.” -Ever Ancient, Ever New Villanova University

We have come a long way since our brief stay in Austin Hall! Can you imagine working in such a small space without headphones to eliminate distractions? Or maybe the headphones are the distractions?


Nathaniel Gosweiler is a graduate assistant in the Communication and Marketing Department at Falvey Memorial Library. He is currently pursuing an MA in Communication at Villanova University.


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Last Modified: August 29, 2019