March is “Women’s History Month”


March is Women’s History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.

About Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” (Source:

Professor Presentation
Dr. Marian Desrosiers
March 26, 2015 @ 4 p.m.
McKillop 109


Presentation: “Justice Florence Kerins Murray of Rhode Island: Patriot, Public Servant, Distinguished Jurist, and Champion of the Rights and Progress of Women.”
This pioneering woman was one of the first women in many fields: Lt. Col. in the army, senator, trial judge, Chair of the National Judicial College, and Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice. She accomplished much in behalf of others locally as lawyer and legislator, establishing the Family Court and the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, and nationally through her service on DACOWITS, presidential commissions, and as a Founding Mother of the National Association of Women Judges. Murray took on her private roles as wife and mother, as seriously as her public roles as educator and judge. Free event, all are invited.

Library Display
To help commemorate Women in History, the library has created a book and informational display on the 1st FL. Some images from the display are below.



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Free Tax Preparation For All



FREE tax preparation assistance for Salve members and the local community for individuals and families earning less than $53,000. Located on the 1st FL of McKillop Library, facing the Wakehurst building. (see map below)

Tax assistance sessions will be open every Wednesday, Feb. 25 to April 15, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Be sure to bring:

  • Social security car(s) for self, spouse and all dependents
  • Picture ID for self and spouse (if applicable)
  • All 2014 W-2, 1099 and 1095-A forms
  • Copy of 2013 Federal Tax Return if you have one
  • Child & Dependent Care Expense – Tax Identification Number (SSN, EIN) of the care provider
  • For direct deposit: bring a check or savings account number with routing number (both found on a blank check)


This program will be run by the accounting students from Salve Regina who have completed the AARP extensive tax preparation course as well as passing the VITA/AARP advanced certification which then qualifies the preparers to do this work. The program will be open to the local public, Salve Regina students and staff. Everyone therefore is welcome to come. The process will include an interview followed by the preparation of the actual returns. No return is e-filed or mailed without a review by the site coordinator, Robert Lobecker, or another appointee from the AARP. This is the first year this service has been offered at Salve Regina and we hope that the general public will be able to access and experience the delight of our campus and library facilities as well as have their income tax returns completed to their satisfaction.

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week – Feb. 22-28



Update Feb. 27
Thanks to all who participated in Eating Disorder Awareness Week. We received a lot of positive feedback on our display from staff, professors and students. Special thanks to those who wore buttons and/or filled out paper hearts to show support.


Just because ‪#‎EDAW2015‬ is over doesn’t mean silence is OK.

*~*~If you or someone you know needs help, please contact Health Services or Counseling Services (both in Miley Hall).~*~*

“How To Help A Friend Who Has An Eating Disorder”


Credit: The Huffington Post | By Nina Bahadur


It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and the library is helping to focus attention toward a growing problem.

Did you know….?

    • Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder) in the U.S
    • Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness
    • 91% of women surveyed on a college campus had attempted to control their weight through dieting. 22% dieted “often” or “always”
    • An estimated 10-15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are male

From: The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

On the 1st FL of the library we have a number of displays related to eating disorders. First, we have a book display filled with books on all aspects of eating disorders. Feel free to borrow any of these books if they interest you!


On the opposite side of the same floor is a large grey board with various statistics on eating disorders, as well as how you can get help for yourself or for someone you know. While you’re there, take a second to fill out one of the paper hearts in the “I ♥ My…” display. Markers and paper hearts are provided.



Handouts are provided to take with you for future reference, such as “What Should I Say? Tips for Talking to a Friend Struggling with an Eating Disorder” and “What NOT To Say to Someone in Recovery”. Also please take and wear a button to proudly show your support!


If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating problem, please call or go to Health Services, Miley Hall (Garden Level), x2904 or Counseling Services, Miley Hall (Garden Level), x2919.

Below are some informative online resources about Eating Disorders:

National Eating Disorder Association

National Institute of Mental Health

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)

Eating Disorder Coalition

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Research Help is Here with “Research from Start to Finish”



“Research from Start to Finish”

Easy to follow guide with steps on how to do research. Finding and researching a topic, using library materials, search strategies, evaluating information and more. Includes assignment calculator. Click here to access the guide.

Why should you use this guide?

  • Get it right the first time! Learn the research process; it will save you time and reduce your stress level!
  • Answer the question “where do I begin?”
  • Manage your time by creating a personal assignment calendar.
  • Know that you’re not in this alone. Help is available, find out where.
  • Use this guide again to tackle other papers you will be assigned.
  • Continue to develop skills needed to research and write at the college level and make your life easier!

Access additional general subject guides and specific course guides at or use the scroll-able list by topic on the front page of the library’s website.

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