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Photo Friday: 1842 Day Gifts Continue To Support Falvey Memorial Library Patrons

Beaudry Rae Allen '13 MA, Preservation and Digital Archivist, removes dust from books in Falvey Memorial Library's Special Collections.

Beaudry Rae Allen ’13 MA, Preservation and Digital Archivist, removes dust from books in Falvey Memorial Library’s Special Collections. Photo courtesy of Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager.


Tuesday, Sept. 21, is 1842 Day, Villanova’s day of giving! This is a special day honoring Villanova’s founding in 1842 and celebrating all the things that make Villanova great. Your gifts to Falvey Memorial Library these past five years have enhanced the library’s collection—impacting Villanovans for years to come. Beaudry Rae Allen ’13 MA (pictured above), Preservation and Digital Archivist, purchased preservation supplies with support from 2018 donations. Allen was able to “rehouse thousands of at-risk, rare materials—including 10,000 photo negatives, 35 scrapbooks, photographic albums, and University logos—and inventory more than 1,100 CDs and DVDs.” The funds also allowed the Library to purchase a specialized vacuum to safely clean books in Special Collections. Preserving these rare materials ensures scholars can access resources for future projects.

Support Falvey Memorial Library by giving any amount to our campaign! To donate, please use this link or scan the QR code below. Thank you to all of our past and future donors! Be sure to download the Reading Room as your zoom background!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

 


 


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Celebrate National Coloring Day with Villanova Themed Pages

 


Today is National Coloring Day! Celebrate with Villanova-themed coloring pages crafted by the  Communication and Marketing team and student employees, as part of a 2016 Falvey Library display titled, “Colour Your World.” You can also color images from the Library’s Special Collections, courtesy of Laura Bang, Distinctive Collections Librarian. Grab your colored pencils and start creating!

Villanova coloring pages available here:

St. Augustine

St. Thomas of Villanova

Jay Wright

Denise Dillon

V for Villanova, V for Victory

Wildcat Logo

Will D Cat and the Oreo

Villanova Football

Villanova Love Logo

Falvey Memorial Library coloring pages available here:

Falvey Memorial Library

Falvey Library Building

AMP

Retrieving Books

Fall coloring pages available here:

Fall Leaves

Pumpkin


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. Article originally posted Aug. 2, 2019. 

 

 


 


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Cat in the Stax: Wrapping Up Your Summer Reading

By Ethan Shea

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The weather may feel like mid-July, but the beginning of September means summer is winding down.  Hopefully you were able to squeeze some summer reading into your seasonal schedules. This summer I enjoyed spending time sitting in the sun with a book in hand and focused on some classics I had on my “To Be Read” pile.

If you get the chance, I recommend you do the same and grab one of these classic reads at Falvey Memorial Library!

The Old Man and the Sea

Short novel packing a big punch. As one of Ernest Hemingway’s most celebrated works, The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and contributed to his 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature. The story tells of Santiago, an old man whose life is dedicated to fishing, as he braves the sea in search of the catch of a lifetime. If you’d like to experience the story in other forms, it has been adapted three times: in 1958 as a film, as a miniseries in 1990, and as an animated short in 1999 which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

Giovanni’s Room

James Baldwin’s 1956 novel explores the life of David, an American man, as he travels to Paris and experiences a sexual identity crisis while his girlfriend is away. Baldwin contemplates issues of masculinity and identity while elegantly telling of the tragic, passionate, and complex relationship between David and Giovanni. This story was controversial before it was even published. In fact, Baldwin’s publishers wanted the novel to be burnt because they feared a story about the gay experience would disappoint the African-American audiences Baldwin had reached out to earlier with texts such as Go Tell It on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son. Baldwin has authored many extraordinary pieces of writing, but Giovanni’s Room stands out as a timeless story that took bravery to bring to life.

Although summer isn’t officially over until Sept. 22, I’ve always felt that autumn begins when the academic year does. Nevertheless, you still have some time to accomplish your summer reading goals. No matter what book you decide to end the season with, I hope you enjoy yourself and stay cool!


Headshot of Ethan SheaEthan Shea is a first-year English Graduate Student at Villanova University and Graduate Assistant 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 already been 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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FALVEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY SERVICE HOURS: FALL 2021


Welcome back, Wildcats! Villanova students, faculty, and staff may enter the library building 24/7. A Wildcard is required to enter. Electronic collections (articles, e-books, and more!) are accessible through our website 24/7.

All off-campus visitors to campus, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks inside the library building. Kindly use a mask, if asked.

Falvey Memorial Library Service Hours: Fall 2021

Monday—Thursday (8 a.m.—12 a.m.)

Friday (8 a.m.—5 p.m.)

Saturday (9 a.m.—5 p.m.)

Sunday  (12 p.m.—12 a.m.)

Visit the Library website for updates.


 


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Foto Friday: Coffee and Course Guides

 

Alfred Fry, Science and Engineering Librarian, collaborates with Villanova faculty.

Alfred Fry, Science and Engineering Librarian, collaborates with Villanova faculty.


Partnering with the Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning (VITAL), Falvey Memorial Library co-sponsored an orientation breakfast on Wednesday, Aug. 18, in Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner to welcome new Villanova faculty to Falvey Library. Gathering according to discipline, subject librarians like Alfred Fry, Science and Engineering Librarian, highlighted library services and initiatives for the Villanova community.

Are you a science major? Engineering major? Contact Alfred Fry for a research consultation. Find your subject librarian here.


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

 

 


 


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Service Alert—EZProxy Upgrade: 8/4

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Some Falvey Library and Law Library databases may be temporarily unavailable on Wednesday, Aug. 4, between 6:30–8:30 a.m., due to routine server maintenance. If you encounter a problem during this time, please keep trying; we will endeavor to have systems back online as quickly as possible.

Contact libtech@villanova.edu for questions.


 


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Announcing the 2021 Falvey Scholars


Announcing the 2021 Falvey Scholar Award Winners:

Jacqueline Thoet

  • Project Title: “How Effective Were COVID-19 Lockdown Policies? Mobility Changes After Reopening Industries in Four States”
  • Faculty Mentor: Zeynep Yom, PhD

Nicholas Yoo

  • Project Title: “The Atomic Interaction between Polymers and Two-Dimensional Materials”
  • Faculty Mentor: Bo Li, PhD

Danielle Markey and Tara Reddy

  • Project Title: “Interprofessional Collaboration Promotes Parkinson’s Medication Safety”
  • Faculty Mentor: Diane M. Ellis, MSN, RN, CCRN

Chloe Benson

  • Project Title: “The (Dis)Invention of Black Womanhood: A Rhetorical Analysis of Intersectional Oppression within Cosmetics Practices”
  • Faculty Mentor: Billie Murray, PhD

Annelise Laughlin

  • Project Title: “Spatial and Temporal Study of Drought and Violence Incidence in Darfur, Sudan”
  • Faculty Mentor: Francis A. Galgano, PhD

Audrey Lawrence

  • Project Title: “Use of an Orally Delivered Oxidized Cholesterol to Relieve Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms in a Mouse Model”
  • Faculty Mentor: Anil K. Bamezai, PhD

Kaylan Purisima

  • Project Title: “Examining Violence Against Indigenous Women in the United States through a Settler Colonialist Framework”
  • Faculty Mentor: Brianna Remster, PhD

Join us on Friday, April 30, at 9 a.m., for the 2021 Falvey Scholars Virtual Research Presentation and Awards Ceremony. At the event, award recipients will give short presentations on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of the thesis or in the creation of the project report.

Please register for the event here.

The Falvey Scholar award is an annual program established by Falvey Memorial Library to recognize outstanding undergraduate research. It is a collaborative initiative of the Library and the Center for Research and Fellowships. The winners of the Falvey Scholar award are selected from a pool of candidates that will be generated by applications submitted by a senior Villanova University student or a group of students working on a senior project together with the recommendation of the advisor to the senior thesis or capstone project completed for academic credit.

Digital copies of the winning papers are maintained in the Digital Library. View the 2021 Falvey Scholars Awards virtual booklet.


 


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Students—Please Return All Library Materials By Tuesday, May 11

 


All library materials borrowed by students, especially graduating students, must be returned to Falvey Library by Tuesday, May 11. Students will be billed for materials not returned by this date. Click here to login to your library account and view your checked out materials. Questions? Email circ@villanova.edu.


 


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TBT: Staring at a Screen

This photo from the 1991 Belle Air shows senior Rory Finmeister working on his senior project on one of Falvey’s computers.

Although long nights in front of the computer, never-ending group meetings and tedious hours in the Library isn’t anything new for students today, our computers are definitely way newer. Today’s TBT is deceptively familiar if only the computer was a MacBook Air as opposed to the device pictured here.


jenna newman headshotJenna Newman is a graduate assistant in Falvey Memorial Library and a graduate student in the Communication Department.

 

 

 


 


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Last Modified: April 29, 2021