Displays in the Library

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Civil Rights Display
A civil rights-themed library display highlights 2015 Civil Rights Bus Tour, in which students can receive up to 6 core credits while following the footsteps of history on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the civil rights south. The tour this year coincides with several major milestones: the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the Assassination of Malcolm X, and the March from Selma to Montgomery, which was violently repressed and ended in what became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

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On the Road to Freedom
October 29, 2014 @ 4:00pm
McKillop Library 109
Join Dr. Anthony LoPresti, Associate Professor of Religious and Theological Studies. Dr. Timothy Neary Associate Professor of History and American Studies and Salve Regina University students who will share experiences from their journey into the deep South on Salve Regina University’s first Civil Rights Bus Tour. Refreshments will be served

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Food Insecurity in Rhode Island Display
Rhode Island ranks highest among the New England States for food insecurity. This means that 15.4% of RI households are food insecure, and 5.5%, or 24,000 households have severe food insecurity, which means they regularly go hungry. Join the Salve Regina Community Service Office in their Stuff the Van food drive and the Thanksgiving Basket Drive, or volunteer at one of Newport’s soup kitchens and food pantries.

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What’s new in the library — update!

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A lot has happened since our last post: all of the books have been moved to the third floor and half of the collection is housed in compact shelving units. We have gained more space on the 2nd FL and added a Makerspace (more details below)…and those are just the big changes!

New Quiet Study Zone
In response to student comments about wanting more individual quiet space, we are creating a “Quiet Study Zone” area in the rear atrium of the 2nd FL (West Wing). This space is for more individual quiet study:
• Limited conversations
• Low speaking voice
• No cell phone conversations
• Set cell phones and devices to silent

(For SILENT Study, please go to the 3rd FL). Enjoy!

What’s a MakerSpace?
A MakerSpace is created to offer library-goers the space and tools to create. Right now our space is in the beginning phases but we hope to expand as time goes on. The space contains open cabinets with free supplies such as colored paper, glue, scissors, old magazines, stencils, pipe cleaners, and more. We also have the following machines:

  • a button maker (2 ¼” button maker templates can be found online)
  • CriCut machine (by popular demand from the suggestion boxes)
  • a laminator, max size 8.5”x11” (by popular demand via student comments from the annual survey)

Use of supplies is free. Please clean your area when finished and place unused items back from where you retrieved them. If you are not sure how to use a machine or have issues or questions, we ask that you please ask library staff or a student worker for assistance. If machines are broken, we cannot guarantee they will be replaced.

We would love to see what kinds of things you create in our space! Take a shot of your creation and post it to our Twitter or Instagram with #mckillopmakerspace . We’ll randomly choose the best creations and the creators can come and choose some goodies from our prize bag!

Updated Photos
Here are some updated photos of the 2nd and 3rd FLs:

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Mobile Device Charger
In the Bookends Café we have added a mobile device charger. This charger handles most mobile devices, phones and tablets (please no laptops). Make sure you monitor your own personal device; the library is not responsible for stolen property. Laptop chargers and portable phone chargers are still available for checkout at the front Circulation desk.

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See you in the library!

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What’s new in the library? Quite a lot!

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The library is still undergoing some construction, mostly on 3rd FL. Until further notice, the 3rd FL is closed and restricted to library staff only. If you need a book on the 3rd FL, library staff will retrieve it for you. Also the two study rooms on the 3rd FL are temporarily closed until the floor re-opens.

UPDATE: as of Sept. 22, the 2nd and 3rd FLs are open for use. We still have some cleaning and rearranging yet to do on both floors, but they are no longer restricted. Yay!

Remember that the 3rd FL is restricted to silent study.

Take a look at the Technology in the Library and the study rooms available along with what each study room contains.

Temporary book storage.

Temporary book storage; and a hint as to why the 3rd FL was closed.

When construction is finished, the entire main collection (about 150,000 books) will reside on the 3rd FL in compact shelves and we will gain extra study space on the 2nd FL. What are compact shelves? A way to allow a LOT of books to take up less space than using conventional shelving. View the video below to see a demonstration.

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We are happy to announce that the Academic Center for Excellence, which includes the Writing Center and tutoring services is now located on the 2nd FL of the library. Housed in a beautiful, comfortable glassed-in space, the center is open for business 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday – Friday, and Tutoring is available 1-9 pm Monday-Thursday and 5-9 PM on Sunday.

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We have a new catalog search interface called OneSearch. OneSearch is a new way to search multiple library resources simultaneously. OneSearch allows you to search for books, ebooks, DVDs, reference sources, online videos, and articles all from one search box. Try it by using the search box from http://library.salve.edu. For more information and a tutorial on how to use OneSearch, see our help guide.

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The library has a portable turntable for checkout at the circulation desk.  Students can check the turntable out for up to a week.  The Crosley Mini Turntable includes full range stereo speakers and an adjustable tone control.  It is enclosed in a handy carrying case.  The library also has a small collection of records available for circulation including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and the Grateful Dead.

See the Computers & Technologypage for the full list of technology available in the library.

On Wednesday afternoons from 1-4 PM beginning on Sept. 3, the Munroe Special Collections Room 109 will be open to use for quiet study or to ask archivist Genna Duplisea general questions. Details and updates will be posted to the Archives Twitter @SRUArchives.

We also have a series of workshops on various helpful topics, such as “How to Do Research” and citation styles. See below for topics and dates; don’t forget to register if you are interested in a particular topic!

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A Hello From Dawn Emsellem, Personal Librarian to the Class of 2018.

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“Welcome to Salve! I’m Dawn Emsellem, the Class of 2018’s personal librarian. I’m here to welcome you to Salve, and I’ll be working with you throughout your four years here.

What does a class librarian do? I’m glad you asked!

  • Serve as your point of contact at the library. If I can’t answer your question directly, I’ll put you in contact with someone who can.
  • Give you a personal tour of the library. I can show you how to find books, articles, streaming movies and DVDs you need for your course work.
  • Help you find fun books and movies when you need a little relaxing diversion. You can also ask me to order books and movies that we don’t have!
  • Be available to consult with you as you develop academically and your research needs change.
  • Work with you to develop library events and displays that are interesting to you. We can even display your art or course work, or create displays of your favorite genres, filmmakers, or authors.

Stop by any time for a visit, call, or email me….
Dawn Emsellem Wichowski
Class of 2018 Librarian
Research and Instruction Librarian
McKillop Library, Room 130
Salve Regina University
dawn.emsellem@salve.edu
direct: (401) 341-2336

Dawn’s Hours:
Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm
Monday 9 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 4 pm – 10 pm
Thursday 9 am – 4:30 pm”
(-written by Dawn Emsellem)

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A Hello From Lisa Kenyon, Personal Librarian to the Class of 2017.

“Welcome back Class of 2017! I met most of you last year during New Seminar Workshops but a few of you might have slipped by. My name is Lisa Kenyon; you can find me in the library Sunday through Thursday in room 129 or at the Information Desk. Last year we got started with the basics and I’m sure your classes will be even more challenging this year. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Your personal librarian is just another of the many resources on campus to take advantage of.
What can I help you with? I’d be happy to:

  • Answer any questions you have about the library and our services.
  • Meet with you one-on-one to assist you with research for any of your courses.
  • Request materials from other libraries.
  • Work with you or a club or activity you are involved in to arrange a program or display in the library.

Stop by and say hi or send me an email (lisa.kenyon@salve.edu) any time. I look forward to another great year!

Speaking of fun library events, be sure to come to the library September 22 through 26 and celebrate your freedom to read at McKillop Library’s Banned Books Week festivities including fun activities and contests. Look for a new blog post with all of the information coming soon.

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Just a reminder that all of the librarians are always here to help. Ask us anything—we’ll make sure you get the assistance you need. In addition to visiting us at the information desk, you can also call, text or email.

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