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Foto Friday: Falvey Flowers (and Finals) In Bloom

Image of red tulips blooming in front of the Falvey Memorial Library sign.


“Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
—A.A. Milne

With finals in bloom, remember to take a break and enjoy the springtime!

Note: Alan Alexander Milne (A.A. Milne) is author of Winnie-the-Pooh (1926). Thinking of making a trip to the Hundred Acre Wood? May 3-9 is Children’s Book Week, the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Pause the studying and pick up your favorite childhood book for a brief recess.


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

 

 


 


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Foto Friday: Lounging on the Library Lawn

Photo courtesy of Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Happy Friday, Wildcats!

Monday, May 3 is the final day of classes. Looking for last minute research assistance? Contact Falvey’s subject librarians Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Electronic collections (articles, e-books, and more) are accessible through our website 24/7.

Looking for a quiet place to place to study? The Old Falvey patio (and library lawn) are perfect spots for reading. The library building is open 24/7! A wildcard is required to enter, and a mask must be worn while visiting. Information services are available at the service desk and online Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Be sure to return library materials borrowed by Tuesday, May 11. Students will be billed for materials not returned by this date. Login to your library account and view your checked out materials. Questions? Email circ@villanova.edu. 

Good luck on finals, Nova Nation!


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

 

 


 


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Foto Friday: Positive Inspiration

Photo courtesy of Joanne Quinn, Director of Communication and Marketing.


A special thank you to whoever left this little piece of inspiration on the path near the old Falvey patio!

It’s been a tough year, and with final exams approaching, its imperative that you don’t neglect your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. The Villanova Counseling Center is available to help you with personal and emotional concerns. All services are free of charge to students and appointments are typically available within a week upon request. Appointments are flexible and staff will work with your class schedule.

As we move towards the end of the semester, continue to make time for those activities that help you stay positive—phone calls with family and friends, a long walk, meditation, listening to your favorite album or podcast, etc. Mindfulness Meditation will continue on Mondays from 1-1:30 p.m. throughout the spring semester. The events offer a virtual, comfortable space where you are guided and encouraged to stop and focus on the “here and now.”

Sarah Hughes, Nursing & Life Sciences Librarian, and Merrill Stein, Psychology Librarian, compiled a few resources for positive well-being:


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Foto Friday: Gameday Swag and Snacks

Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager, and Kallie Stahl, Communication and Marketing Specialist

Happy Friday, Wildcats! Thank you for your commitment to the Slow the Spread directive and for putting our community first. Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager, and Kallie Stahl, Communication and Marketing Specialist, had a fun time distributing game day swag and snacks during the “Game Watch @ Home” last Saturday, Feb. 13. Many thanks to all the students who stopped by and best of luck to the Villanova Men’s Basketball Team as they take on UConn this Saturday. Let’s Go, Nova!


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Foto Friday: Just the Beginning

We’re continuing our lineup of virtual events for the spring semester, and we can’t wait to have you join us! Three exciting event series kicked off this week: the 2021 Villanova University Literary Festival, Falvey Fridays, and Researcher’s Toolbox.

Check out some screenshots below and see how you can join these exciting ACS-approved events!

The 2021 Villanova University Literary Festival kicked off with Brenda Shaughnessy on Thursday, Feb. 11. Shaughnessy read multiple poems to an engaged audience comprised of 98 Villanovans. Next up on the Literary Festival Lineup is Bryan Washington on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. Register here.

Falvey Fridays evite

 

Sarah Wipperman, Scholarly Communications Librarian, led the first of six Falvey Friday workshops today at 11 a.m. Wipperman discussed the basics of copyright and how to reuse content responsibly. Drawn from our popular brown bag lunch sessions, each Falvey Friday workshop will provide new and exciting information on research methods, tools, and pedagogies for researchers of all levels. During the next workshop, Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, will discuss “Bringing Historical Maps into GIS” on Friday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. Register here. View more information on all six Falvey Friday sessions here

Researchers Toolbox Workshop with Jutta Seibert

 

Jutta Seibert, Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement, led a workshop session entitled “Newspapers and Magazines” today at 3 p.m. as part of the Research’s Toolbox event series. The workshop took a look at the discovery of national and international news publications covering daily news, as well as texts aimed at specific interest groups. Seibert guided audience members in locating a cited source, determining the availability of news sources in the local collection, and citing news sources. Seibert will led another session focusing on newspapers and magazines on Wednesday, March 24, at 4 p.m. Register here.

For a detailed listing of upcoming events, visit the Falvey Memorial Library events page.


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

 

 


 


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Foto Friday: Studyin’ in the Snow

Even if Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who foretells whether winter will be long or short, saw his shadow and called for more weeks of winter chill, so what? Our students don’t need Will D. Cat to let them know that after “snow” in the Villanova dictionary comes “study.”

So, as soon as they were done making igloos, skiing, rolling down the campus hills, and flinging snowballs across the green, these smarty cats went right back to the books.

 


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Fun Friday: Falvey’s Festive Fir Flashback


Happy Holidays, ‘Cats! Seeing as we were unable to gather together to assemble Falvey’s Christmas tree, we thought we’d share a time-lapse video of last year’s festive fir! The decorating was documented by Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager, last December. Stay safe and have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, and a Joyful Kwanzaa!


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Foto Friday: Presidential Papers

 

Photo courtesy of Penguin Random House.


Former President Barack Obama’s memoir “A Promised Land” is the latest presidential memoir to be released. The first of two volumes, the book “encompasses parts of his early political life and his presidential campaign in 2008.” Whether you’ve already read “A Promised Land,” or are awaiting a copy of the memoir, be sure to explore President Obama’s other novels: “Dreams from My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope.” Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” is also available for contactless pickup at Falvey Library.

Looking for more resources about U.S. presidents? Be sure to explore these links curated by Merrill Stein, Political Science Librarian.


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


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Foto Friday: What’s in Your Fridge?

picture of Falvey grad assistant, Jenna Newman, peering from behind a refrigerator door

Graduate assistant, Jenna Newman, is pictured raiding the refrigerator at her parent’s in her Villanova mask.

Hope you all had a great time celebrating with friends, family, and food yesterday! Now, raid your parent’s refrigerator for all the good left-overs and settle in for some finals study time. If you’re still near campus, the library is still open for Wildcard Access from 6 a.m.-12 a.m., and you can find great digital resources Falvey’s librarians have put together here.

What’s your go-to Thanksgiving recipe and what tastes the best as left-overs? Let us know below!


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Foto Friday: Finals Can Get Ugly—Falvey Library Can Help

Villanova students stop for an ugly sweater photo with Will D. Cat during the 2016 Falvey Library Stress Busting Open House.


We’re reminiscing on this sunny Friday. We wish we could be hosting our annual stress busting open house. We’ve had so many fun events—from tasty treats (nacho bar, cereal bar, tater tot bar, dessert bar) to funky themes (spinning vinyl records, ugly sweater contests)—we always enjoy celebrating the end of the semester with the Villanova community.

“Finals can get ugly…so get help.” The ugly sweater theme from our Dec. 2016 open house rings true now more than ever—Falvey Library can help you virtually. Conducting research for a final project? Explore our collection of articles, e-books, and more! Looking for research assistance? Contact your subject librarian! Visit our blog for additional information on accessing Falvey’s resources off campus. Good luck on finals, ‘Cats!


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

 

 


 


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