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Foto Friday: Falvey Library Supports Freedom School 2019

Deborah Bishov and Susan Turkel

Deborah Bishov, Social Sciences and Instructional Design Librarian, and Susan Turkel, Sociology and Criminology, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies Librarian, hosted a table at Villanova University’s 2019 Freedom School on Thursday, Jan. 24. Students were provided informational pamphlets highlighting the many services offered at Falvey as well as some free swag (stickers, buttons, bookmarks, pens, etc.)! For more information on diversity and inclusion-specific resources, visit the library’s subject guide. Be sure to check out Villanova University’s Digital Library to view Falvey’s digital collections.

The Curious Cat: Strong Start to the Semester

This week, the Curious ‘Cat asked Villanova students, “What class are you enjoying this semester?” 

Eriny Tawfik: “Drugs and Behavior.”

(Gregory Wolz, Alan Yao, Raymond Ogunjimi)

Gregory Wolz: “Analysis of Algorithms.”

Alan Yao: “Theology.”

Raymond Ogunjimi: “Discrete Structures.”

Holly Hanson: “Monsters and Literature.”

(Giovanna Gallara, Savannah Restori)

Giovanna Gallara: “Animal Behavior.”

Savannah Restori: “Finite Elements.”

Foto Friday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Photo courtesy of Annabelle Humiston, CLAS ’20

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

-The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you to the volunteers participating in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 21.

The Curious ‘Cat: New Year, New Semester, New Resolutions

This week, the Curious ‘Cat asked Villanova students, “What is your new semester resolution?”

(Emma Mueller, Caroline Garvin, Julia Mustaro)

Emma Mueller: “Be more organized.”

Caroline Garvin: “Get more sleep.”

Julia Mustaro: “Try not to be so hard on yourself.”

(Leanna Marciano, Charlotte Montgomery)

Leanna Marciano: “I’m going to complete my homework in a timely manner.”

Charlotte Montgomery: “Handle stress in healthy ways.”

(Lucy Edwards, Alexandra Kinsey)

 Lucy Edwards: “I deleted the message app on my computer.”

Alexandra Kinsey: “Try not to procrastinate and try not to be late to class.”

(Lauren Garofalo, Dominic Corrado)

Lauren Garofalo: “Limit time spent on my phone.”

Dominic Corrado: “Explore more hobbies.”

Check out the Cat in the Stacks’ resolutions here! Happy new semester, Wildcats!



Feedback Wanted: Fourth Floor Furniture


Falvey fourth floor (before), photo courtesy of Millicent Gaskell, Library Director.

Falvey fourth floor (after), photo courtesy of Kallie Stahl, Communication and Marketing Specialist.

Hey, Wildcats! Notice anything new on the fourth floor of the library? As a response to requests for additional quiet study areas, we created the seating layout made of multipurpose furniture that you see pictured above. Falvey Memorial Library works hard to create and maintain a favorable environment for your study needs. A critical element of this ongoing process is your feedback and suggestions.

So, what do you think? Does it fit your needs? Does it provide more or less comfort while getting your work done? Did you prefer the old tables? How would you improve it…or do you like it like this? Let us know. Leave a comment below or tell a library staff member how you feel the next time you’re here. Thanks in advance, Nova Nation!

Foto Friday: New Microfilm Scanner

“We got a new microfilm scanner this semester, and it has been great! It is very accessible, user-friendly, and the numerous editing features available allow our patrons to customize their scans to meet their research needs. If you want to learn more about the microfilm scanner or need assistance, ask the library staff at the front desk—we’re happy to help!” -Caroline Sipio, access and collections coordinator. The microfilm scanner is located on the first floor of the library, near the service desk.


TBT: Nacho Average Stress Relief Winners

Peony Wong, CLAS ’19

Prisca To, CLAS ’19

Congratulations to Peony Wong and Prisca To! We’re happy to share that they each won a $25 gift card for El Limon. Both lucky Wildcats attended Falvey Library’s “Nacho Average Stress Relief” event on Thursday, December 13! Falvey’s bi-annual open house featured a hot nacho bar with all the fixings, video/board games, puzzles, coloring, perler beads, and last-minute research help from our librarians. Be sure to follow Falvey on social media for updates on this semester’s stress relief event. Thank you to everyone who attended the open house, we know it’s cheesy, but we think you’re grate!

The Curious ‘Cat: New Year, New Adventures

This week, the Curious ‘Cat asked Falvey staff,

“What is one thing you are looking forward to in the upcoming year?”

Marianne Watson, Managing Librarian for Resource Management:

“I’m looking forward to working with the new library staff members.”

Caroline Sipio, Access and Collections Coordinator:

“I would like to bake more bread in the new year.”

Rob LeBlanc, First Year Experience Librarian:

“My wife and I are going to see Justin Timberlake in concert.”

Gina Duffy, Library Events and Program Coordinator:

“I’m going to see comedian Jim Gaffigan this year.”

Joanne Quinn, Director of Communications & Marketing:

“I’m looking forward to another great March Madness run by our Wildcat teams!”

Chris Hallberg, Library Technology Developer:

“I’m looking forward to more free time.”


Welcome to Falvey: Rebecca Oviedo Joins Distinctive Collections

Rebecca Oviedo recently joined Distinctive Collections as distinctive collections coordinator, reporting to Michael Foight, director, Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement.

Originally from Havertown, Pennsylvania, Oviedo earned a BA in American Studies and Art History/Fine Arts from George Washington University and a MA in Public History from La Salle University.

Oviedo previously worked in the department of photography and digital imaging at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. Before joining the Falvey staff Oviedo lead a grant-funded project to digitize and provide online access to the entire art collection from the La Salle University Art Museum. Through partnerships with La Salle University, Oviedo became familiar with Falvey Memorial Library. “I was familiar with Villanova’s Digital Library through one of its partnerships with La Salle University’s Connelly Library – so I knew of the reputation for collaboration, quality, and scope of work produced, and am really excited to join the team!”

In her free time, Oviedo enjoys traveling, visiting museums, and spending time with her family.

Oviedo’s office is located in Collections on Falvey’s second floor; (610) 519-7508.

Falvey Memorial Library Staff Celebrate the New Year

On Thurs., Jan. 3, Falvey Memorial Library staff celebrated the new year by commemorating accomplishments achieved in 2018. The holiday gathering included lunch and remarks from Library Director Millicent Gaskell. Happy New Year, Wildcats! Wishing you all the best in the upcoming year. See you back on campus soon!

Geoff Scholl, Library Technology Developer, shares a smile and a Coke.

The camera loves Rob LeBlanc, First Year Experience Librarian.

Falvey staff enjoy lunch from Paniniz Cafe & Catering.

Robin Bowles, Nursing and Life Sciences Librarian,

and Chris Hallberg, Library Technology Developer, share some laughs. 

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Last Modified: January 8, 2019