Welcome Back!

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Welcome back! We hope you all have had a joyous and restful break. We’ve been busy here in the library though, getting ready for the new semester.

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In one of the comment boxes in the library (near the printers; we do read comments so please keep them coming!) a student asked the library to purchase a CriCut machine. We researched it, but due to cost and maintenance we decided it isn’t feasible at this time. But we still wanted to do something to try and meet your needs, so we have purchased pre-cut shapes and letters that can be used to create posters, signs, etc. To use them, ask the 2nd FL Information desk librarian Christine Bagly or any library staff member.

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The library offers access to four group study rooms! The rooms are bookable online. For a list of technology, seating and other features, see the study rooms page.

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We have some exciting events coming up in the library this semester!

Dr. Jon Marcoux, assistant professor of cultural and historic preservation at Salve Regina University, will present the preliminary results of the 2013 Salve Regina University archeological field season at the site of St. Giles Kussoe — one of the earliest plantations in the Carolina colony (ca. 1674-1685) — during his presentation titled “A Plantation on His Own Land in Carolina: The Archaeology of Lord Ashley’s St. Giles Kussoe.” The presentation will be held in the library on Thurs. Jan. 30th, 4-5 pm.

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Artifacts (two of which are pictured above) from the Archaeological Field School are on display in the case outside of the Munroe Special Collections 109.

Our Library Lessons reasarch series is also continuing this semester with some useful workshops such as “How to do research” and “MLA/APA citation.” For the full list of workshops and dates, see the Library Lessons web page.

In February, we will be starting a series of technology workshops called “Tech Bytes.” Attend a short session and learn about useful apps, websites and technologies. The full schedule will be announced soon.

View the full list of library events on our website.

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Just a reminder that 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.

We’re also planning some fun contests for this semester, so keep checking the website for updates. Or, to be the first to hear about library news, events and resources, follow us on Twitter or Facebook!

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