Library Information for Summer Conference Attendees

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If you’re on-campus for one of the many conferences that Salve hosts, you are welcome to come to the library to use our computers for leisure, research and/or print your documents and boarding passes!

The computers (PCs & Macs) on the 1st FL East Wing (to the left as you enter the front doors) are reserved for use by conference attendees only. No login is necessary to use these computers.

For Salve community members (faculty, staff and students) and other Guests, please use the computers on the opposite side of the 1st FL (Guests should ask at the front desk to be logged into a computer).

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You also have full on-campus access to all of our 140+ research databases which includes articles, e-books, streaming educational videos, historical newspapers and audio clips on a variety of topics. Go to our library website at http://library.salve.edu to get started.

If at any time you need assistance, please ask a library staff member for help. Enjoy your stay at Salve Regina University!

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McKillop Library Summer 2018

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The library is open all summer on an abbreviated schedule. Please check the library hours web page for current library hours.

Fun Collections

Did you know we have a whole browsing area of popular books? It’s a great way to discover books for fun beach reading. Also check out our vast collection of films on DVD! Both areas are located on the 1st FL, East Wing (to the left side as you enter the front door). Come in, cool off and relax!

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Related resources:
NPR’s Book Concierge: Guide to 2017’s Great Reads
Popular Summer Reading from Goodreads
New York Times Best-Sellers List

Community Borrowers Program

Not a member of Salve but still would like to borrow materials from the library? Then consider becoming a member of our Community Borrowers Program. Members of the community not affiliated with Salve Regina University as faculty, student, staff, or alumni, nor are active faculty, student, or staff at any HELIN institution, are welcome to join the McKillop Library Community Borrowers Program for a fee of $100.00 per year. Patrons must present a valid photo ID in order to obtain a community borrower’s card. Community borrowers may borrow circulating books, audio-books, and DVDs located in the McKillop Library collection only**.

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**Please note: special borrowers do not have HELIN borrowing privileges or access to databases from off-campus

Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you this Fall!

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month! This year’s the theme is Fitness #4Mind4Body. which is a call to action for Americans to identify strategies that work for themselves individually to attain better overall health status.

Wellness is more than an absence of disease. It involves complete general, mental and social well-being. And mental health is an essential component of overall health and well-being. The fact is our overall well-being is tied to the balance that exists between our emotional, physical, spiritual and mental health.

But there are steps that maintain well-being and help everyone achieve wellness. These involve a balanced diet, regular exercise, enough sleep, a sense of self-worth, development of coping skills that promote resiliency, emotional awareness, and connections to family, friends and the community.

Just as we check our blood pressure and get cancer screenings, it’s a good idea to take periodic stock of our emotional well-being. One recent study said everyone should get their mental health checked as often as they get a physical, and many doctors routinely screen for mental health, which typically include a series of questions about lifestyle, eating and drinking habits and mental wellness. But a checkup doesn’t necessarily require a special trip to the doctor. There are also online screening tools you can use. While conditions like depression are common (roughly 1 in 5 Americans have a mental health condition) they are extremely treatable.

May is Mental Health Month was started in 1949 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of mental wellness for everyone. (Source: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may)

Come check out our Mental Health Awareness book display on the 1st FL! (next to the front doors, across from the Circulation desk)

Mental Health Resources

American Psychiatric Association

National Institute on Mental Health

Mental Health America

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Mental Health Resources for Children

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Children’s Bureau of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Child Care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Head Start

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Selected resources from the catalog:

Recovery and wellness lifestyle : a self-help guide / [e-book]

 

 

The biological mind : how brain, body, and environment collaborate to make us who we are / [ebook]

 

 

 

A mindfulness-based stress reduction workbook / [eBook]

 

 

 

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety and Shyness : Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Free Yourself from Fear and Reclaim Your Life / [e-book]

 

 

Staying sane in the fast lane : emotional health in the 21st century / [e-book]

 

 

 

Dealing with anxiety and related disorders : understanding, coping, and prevention [print book]
McKillop Library Main Collection RC531 .N93 2012 (3rd FL)

Maintaining mental health [online video]

 

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Library Extended Hours : April 29 – May 11

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The time for final projects, presentations and exams is here. But don’t stress: the library has you covered!

We have study rooms, floors for group and quiet study, and we are open 24 hours weekdays. We’re even giving away FREE COFFEE, tea and hot chocolate after 9 PM on May. 6 & 7!

Detailed calendar of extended hours and more information below. Oh, and don’t forget your Salve ID to enter the library after 10 PM.

During the 24-hour extended access times, please be aware:

  • The second and third floors will close at 2 AM
  • Only the first floor will remain open through 8 AM
  • Card swipe access only during extended hours; please bring your Salve ID to enter after 10 PM (use front doors only after 12 am)
  • Group work is encouraged on the first and second floors or in the study rooms

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  • The 3rd floor is the SILENT study floor. Please be considerate!
  • Room 106 is reserved for quiet study from 2 am – 8 am
  • Computer Lab 006 (Garden Level) is designated as an extra quiet study area during finals

blog4Study rooms can be reserved online for a maximum of 3 consecutive hours. Most study rooms have a whiteboard, desktop PC and/or Mac, and seating for small groups; see this page for “what’s in a study room”?.

Please show courtesy to your fellow students and cancel an existing study room reservation if the room is no longer needed so that other students can use the room (to cancel a booking, see your reservation email for details or contact a librarian) for assistance.

Final projects and exams got you StReSsEd? Relax, we can help! The library’s Bookends Cafe (1st FL across from the Circulation desk) will have stress busters like games, activities, a graffiti wall and of course you can purchase hot and cold beverages and snacks as well. We are also giving away FREE HOT BEVERAGES after 9 pm on May 6 & 7! Make sure to take periodic study breaks, get enough sleep, stay hydrated and eat every meal!

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For the consideration of your fellow library users, aromatic meals such as pizza, soups, and take-out (Chinese, etc.) should be consumed in the Bookends Cafe.

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Some library computers have duplicates of the software found in Computer Labs 006 and 005. Here’s where they are in the library and the extra software that is installed.

Table of 4 PC computers outside of Classroom 106 and rear pod of 4 PCs on the DVD side:

  • Adobe Design Suite CC 2017(Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver)
  • ArcGis
  • IBM SPSS
  • MatLab 2016
  • Pro Tax Series 2016 (Intuit)
  • QuickBooks Premier 2017
  • QuickBooks File Manager
  • TexMaker

Note that Microsoft Visio and Project are only available in the Labs (Garden Level). Also, all of our Mac computers are duplicates of those in the Mac Labs (Antone). If you need other software, try the Computer Labs in the Garden Level of the Library.

When working on library computers, don’t forget to periodically SAVE YOUR WORK to an external source such as a flash drive. Library computers are auto-set to restart periodically; upon restart, all saved information is lost. So be sure to use File>Save As and do not save your work to library computer desktops for long periods of time.

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The McKillop Library’s public printers are multi-purpose Ricoh machines which can copy, print, and scan to email. Several features are available with these machines:

  • Color printing as well as black & white
  • Double-sided (duplex) printing
  • Scan-to-email feature (to Salve email addresses only)
  • Selection of paper size
  • Laptop printing (Mac and PC) over the wireless network (Salve Students only; excludes Faculty, Staff and Guests.)
  • Scan to USB or Memory Card

Print jobs can be released from any of the five Ricoh multifunction printers in the library: three on the first floor, and one each on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

–Black & White printing/copying costs .10¢ per side of page;
–Color printing/copying costs .25¢ per side of page
–Each student is given $20.00 per semester on their Salve cards for printing. This initial $20.00 is free to the student and includes 200 sheets of single-sided black & white printing or 40 sheets of double-sided color printing. (Please note that color printing will deplete the number of allotted pages faster.)

Students, faculty, and staff need their Salve IDs to copy, print, and scan.

Need research tips?

If you have any questions or need help, please ask library staff; we’re here to serve you!

Happy studying!

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