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Spring 2024 Overdose Reversal Trainings

Learn how to save a life! Join Savage Sisters, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and helping others learn how to administer life-saving Narcan, for a training that includes two free doses of Narcan for every participant. Registration is not required.

Spring 2024 Trainings:

  • Monday, Feb. 12, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Andy Talley Athletic Center, room 191;
  • Thursday, March 14, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Falvey Library’s Speakers’ Corner;
  • Wednesday, April 17, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Driscoll Hall, room 132.

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Falvey Library Welcomes Dr. Dionne Irving

Africana Studies is hosting Dr. Dionne Irving for a public lecture of her work in Falvey Library’s Speakers’ Corner on Monday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. The title of Irving’s talk is “Caribbean Women Will Have Their Revenge on the New World.”

Irving is originally from Toronto, Ontario. She is the author of Quint (7.13 Books) and The Islands (Catapult Books). Her work has appeared in StoryBoulevardLitHubMissouri Review, and New Delta Review, among other journals and magazines. The Islands was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, The Scotiabank/Giller Prize, The New American Vices Award, and The Clara Johnson Award. Irving teaches in the Creative Writing Program and the Initiative on Race and Resilience at the University of Notre Dame.

Registration is encouraged. RSVP HERE.

This ACS approved event, co-sponsored by the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies, the Department of English, and Falvey Library, is free and open to the public.

View the full calendar of Black History Month events on campus.



Falvey Library provides free trial access to Symptom Media Collection from January 22nd to March 7th, 2024

By Laurie Ortiz Rivera, PhD 

Image courtesy of Alexander Street.

Mental health is essential to overall health. Did you know that nearly 20% of children and young people ages 3-17 in the United States have a mental, emotional, developmental, or behavioral disorder? And suicidal behaviors among high school students increased more than 40% in the decade before 2019? (2022 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report). One thing every one of us can do is to be more informed by learning from resources about mental health available at Falvey Library.

Symptom Media is one of these resources, and it is an online mental health education and training film library with over a thousand streaming videos dedicated to recognizing mental health disorders and providing accurate diagnoses. Films of Volume V include various series of multiple disorders, such as ADHD, Violence, Eating Disorders, PTSD, and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders. Sample titles include:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Traumatic Brain Injury;
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder;
  • Bipolar I Disorder with Mood Congruent Psychotic Features;
  • Anorexia Nervosa Binge-Eating Purging;
  • Suicide Assessment;
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder;
  • Adolescent Antisocial Behavior;
  • Alcohol Use Disorder;
  • Substance Use Disorder;
  • Major Depressive Disorder;
  • Opioid Use Disorder.

The film collection includes Teletherapy, Assessment Tools, Case Studies, Mental Disorder & Illness Symptoms, Coping Mechanisms & Defenses, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, Text Revision (DSM-5-TR), International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition (ICD-10) categories, among others. The Training Library tab lists all the videos organized by relevance, new arrivals, title, and release date. The platform tools allow for clip-making, playlist creation, LMS integration, citations, mobile sharing, and more. The text for each video is also included.

For more information, visit


2022 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2022 Oct. Available from:

Photo of Laurie Ortiz-Rivera, Social Science Librarian.Laurie Ortiz Rivera, PhD, is Social Sciences Librarian at Falvey Library.




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Join Us For Mindfulness Meditation on Mondays This Semester

We invite the Villanova Community to join us for a taste of mindfulness meditation on Mondays from 1-1:30 p.m. during the spring semester. Mindfulness Mondays will offer a comfortable space, both in person and virtually, where you are guided and encouraged to stop and focus on the “here and now.” Mindfulness is proven to reduce stress and enhance well-being, which can be beneficial to all faculty, staff, and students.

Sessions will take place each week in person at St. Rita Hall, Multifaith Prayer Room and Zoom (join here). Sessions will take place on most Mondays from January 22 through April 29. *Please note: there will not be sessions on March 4 (spring break) and April 1 (Easter break). A full list of dates are available here.

These ACS-approved events are presented by The Office of Mission & Ministry and co-sponsored by Falvey Library. Registration is not required. All are welcome!



Falvey Library Service Hours: Spring 2024

Falvey Library service hours for the spring 2024 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.)

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 Falvey Hall. 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.



Falvey’s Data Visualization Competition: Working Session with Michael Posner, PhD

Are you interested in submitting to Falvey’s Data Visualization Competition but feeling unsure about your data visualization skills? Do you have a draft that’s almost ready to go, but need some help with the final touches? Come to our working session and receive one on one guidance to improve your visualization and chances of winning! Michael Posner, Professor of Statistics and Data Science and Director of the Center for Statistics and Data Science Education, will be there to offer advice and give coding support for those using R.

Feel free to bring your laptop or use one of the DSL’s workstations! Please register in advance by using this QR code and feel free to drop in any time during the 3-hour working session! Register here or with the QR above!




Textbooks and Tacos: Bring Your Laptop and an Appetite on January 17

Have you felt overwhelmed by the cost of course materials and options for getting the books you need? You’re not alone. Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 5-6 p.m. in Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner, located on the first floor, to share tips with your peers and to learn how Falvey Library can help. Nicole Daly, Social Sciences librarian, and Linda Hauck, Business Librarian, are hosting “Textbooks and Tacos” to explore different ways to save money on class materials. Bring your laptop and an appetite so you can use your newfound knowledge to check out options for sourcing your course materials with a librarian’s assistance.  This event, sponsored by Falvey Library is free and open to the Villanova Community!



Undergrads: Applications for the Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellows Summer Program are now open!

Interested in leading a research project and collaborating with a faculty member this summer? CRF encourages all first-years, sophomores, and juniors to apply for a VURF! Grantees work 35 hours a week, are paid a $3500 stipend, and receive up to $500 for supplies. On campus room and board may also be provided! The VURF application deadline is March 1, at 11:59 p.m.

Additional details can be found HERE.

You can connect with a CRF team member to chat more about the VURF HERE.



Foto Friday: Believe in your S(Elf)

Finals are in full swing, so here’s a cute puppy in an elf hat.

Good luck, Nova Nation. You got this!

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




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TBT: Chapel Christmas Carols

Photo courtesy of the Villanova University Digital Library.

The holiday season is in full swing! This week we’re throwing it back to Dec. 12, 1951. The program, advertising a holiday concert for the Rosemont College Glee Club, featured traditional carols and a special Christmas message. Happy holidays, Villanova!

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




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