Noted in nineteenth century society pages as a granite palace where lavish dinners and balls were staged, Wakehurst served also as a home, first to the Van Alens and now to Salve Regina University. How the vision of James J. Van Alen was adapted and preserved is explored by Sister Therese Antone, Dr. Jayme Hennessy, and Dr. Sarah Littlefield.
October is National Information Literacy Awareness month (it’s actually cooler than it sounds!).
“Contrary to popular opinion, information literacy is an acquired skill set that engages critical thinking and information management best practices to facilitate problem solving techniques and strategies. Even in the worst of all situations, this practice most often produces effective and efficient outcomes” (from NFIL.org).
To help celebrate, we created paper Fortune Tellers with some interesting info for you to discover about the library! Just grab one from the basket at either the Information or Circulation desks (1st FL).
How to use your Information Literacy Month Fortune Teller!
- Find a friend and ask them to pick an animal on one of the flaps.
- Moving the flaps in and out and side-to-side in time with the letters, spell out the word they have chosen. (example: B-E-A-R)
- Open the Fortune Teller to reveal the words and ask them to pick one. Count out the letters to the word they have chosen by moving the flaps in and out and side to side.
- Ask them to pick another word and this time reveal the fortune on the inside flap.
- Have fun!