Library Events & Displays – Fall 2017

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We will be offering a number of events this year for students, faculty and staff. Some events are still in the planning stages and will be advertised in the near future, so check back for updates!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Library Lessons
No specific date/time. All workshops are available by appointment for individuals or groups. Please email salvelibrarian@salve.edu to schedule.

New Library Catalog: Worldcat Discovery: Learn about our new search tool that allows you to find and request books, articles, and other research materials.

APA Style: Overview of APA Style citation.

MLA Style: Overview of MLA Style citation.

Introduction to Today’s Library Services: Learn about access from home, finding books and articles, and requesting from other libraries.

How to Do Research: How do I decide on a topic? What are the steps in the research process? How do I decide which research tools to use?

Using a Bibliographic Citation Manager – Refworks: How to use RefWorks to create a bibliography and save references.

Conducting a Literature Review: What is a literature review? How do I make sure I don’t miss anything? How do I optimize library tools to keep up with new research as I’m writing?

For more information or to schedule a workshop or consultation:
401-341-2289 or salvelibrarian@salve.edu

PAST EVENTS

Dr. Esther Alarcòn-Arana: “From Dispossessed to Agents of Change: Participatory Culture in Icíar Bollaín’s In a Foreign Land”

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
4pm-5pm
McKillop Library – East Wing Atrium

The year is 2014. Spain is still in the middle of an economic crisis that has sent more than 700,000 people abroad in search of jobs. With this presentation I aim to demonstrate the capacity that participatory culture and social networks (Baym, 2015 and Jenkins, Ito and Boyd 2016) have to build a bridge for those “dispossessed” (Butler and Athanasiou, 2013) by the economic crisis, allowing them to become agents of social change.
I will examine three modes of civilian participation, which are intertwined with the structure of the documentary: academic thought, artistic representation, and citizen mobilization. The identity of the post-crisis subject emerges from the combination of these three elements in a space that is initially perceived as a non-place (Augé, 1995) but that allows the formation of support networks that, ultimately, have the potential to effect the changes they are seeking.

Dr. Esther Alarcòn-Arana has a M.A. in English, a M.A. in Hispanic studies, and a Ph.D. in Hispanic studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Blind Date with a Banned Book

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
11 am – 1 pm
Miley Lobby

This is a first year Navigator event. As part of the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, librarians from McKillop Library will be checking out banned books in Miley Lobby. The books are wrapped leaving participants with only the reasons why the book has been banned to choose which book to check out.

Students participating the Navigator program will have a worksheet to complete and return to either Kevin McDonald in The Center for Student Development or Kiki Butler in McKillop Library.

 

Dirty Pictures? Gender, Sexuality, and the Censorship of Books

Join Dr. Anthony Mangieri and Professor Susannah Strong in a discussion about censorship, art, and illustration.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
1:00pm – 2:15pm
McKillop Library – East Wing

Dr. Anthony Mangieri and Professor Susannah Strong will discuss books such as R.Crumb’s Genesis, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer, Jessica Herthel’s I am Jazz, and David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing.

Susannah Strong, assistant professor of art and art history, and a faculty fellow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, received a B.F.A. in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a M.A. in visual art, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Anthony Mangieri, associate professor of art and art history, cultural, environmental and global studies, has a B.A. in modern languages, Pace University, a M.A. in art history, Hunter College, and a Ph.D. in art history, Emory University.

ArtsSlam

Wednesday, Sept 27, 2007
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: inside McKillop Library (due to weather)

As Part of Banned Books Week this year, McKillop Library and the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance will host ArtsSlam to promote awareness of censorship and its effect on artists. The event will include music from the jazz combo, dance performances and a craft project.

Students participating the Navigator program will have a worksheet to complete and return to either Kevin McDonald in The Center for Student Development or Kiki Butler in McKillop Library.

Crafting in the Makerspace: Spooky Paper Ghost

Come get in the ghostly spirit of Halloween and learn to make a spooky decoration for your room.

Sunday, October 1, 2017
3:30pm – 4:30pm
McKillop Library – Second Floor

All Salve students welcome! Free and supplies are included!

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Celebrate Banned Books Week – Sept. 24-30

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We are hosting a number of events to celebrate Banned Books Week this year; come celebrate the freedom to read with us! All events are free and open to the Salve community.

Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read, challenging censorship by drawing attention to banned or challenged books.!

“The Banned Books Week Coalition is a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.” (source: http://bannedbooksweek.org/about)


Blind Date with a Banned Book

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
11 am – 1 pm
Miley Lobby

As part of the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, librarians from McKillop Library will be checking out banned books in Miley Lobby. The books are wrapped leaving participants with only the reasons why the book has been banned to choose which book to check out.

Note: This is a first year Navigator event. Students participating the Navigator program will have a worksheet to complete and return to either Kevin McDonald in The Center for Student Development or Kiki Butler in McKillop Library.

 

Dirty Pictures? Gender, Sexuality, and the Censorship of Books

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
1 pm – 2:15 pm
McKillop Library – East Wing

Dr. Anthony Mangieri and Professor Susannah Strong will discuss books such as R.Crumb’s Genesis, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer, Jessica Herthel’s I am Jazz, and David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing.

Susannah Strong, assistant professor of art and art history, and a faculty fellow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, received a B.F.A. in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a M.A. in visual art, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Anthony Mangieri, associate professor of art and art history, cultural, environmental and global studies, has a B.A. in modern languages, Pace University, a M.A. in art history, Hunter College, and a Ph.D. in art history, Emory University

Salve Regina ArtsSLAM

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
4pm – 6pm
Wakehurst Rose Garden
Join Salve Regina dance, music, poetry and other performing arts students as they explore the meaning of freedom of expression through performing arts.

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Welcome to McKillop Library 2017-18!

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Greetings everyone! Welcome to our new Class of 2021 and Welcome Back to all of you who are returning for another great year at Salve Regina.

Make sure you find time to stop in the library and say hi to friendly librarians and staff. Our Floor Plans and Maps page gives a layout of each floor.

Remember, librarians are here to help! Contact us anytime and ask us anything!

Catalog changes
Over the summer, we made some improvements to our online search interface. In response to user feedback regarding our new library catalog, changes were recently made to this search tool to improve the usability and overall search experience. The catalog is now focused primarily on finding books, ebooks, and videos (this search is the default search from the library home page):

Users can perform a quick search for articles by clicking on the “articles” tab, which will search EBSCOhost databases:

To search other research databases, such as JSTOR, Science Direct, CINAHL Complete, Academic Search Complete, or Lexis Nexis, users can find lists of research databases under the databases button on the library webpage.

Database changes
The online bibliography tool Easybib was recently purchased by another company, which decided to discontinue the library subscription version of Easybib. Unfortunately this means that the library is no longer able to offer access to Easybib Premium. The library continues to offer access to RefWorks, which provides similar functionality to Easybib. Please contact a librarian if you have questions about RefWorks or the changes to Easybib.

We have also acquired some new databases, which are:

    • America’s News: A large collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. 1978-present.
    • Providence Journal Historical: Historical coverage of newspaper from Providence, Rhode Island. 1832-1978
    • Gale Literary Sources: Previously called Artemis Literary Sources. Includes literary criticism, author biographies, work overviews, and articles from the Gale databases Contemporary Authors Online, Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, Scribner Writers on GVRL, Something About the Author Online, and Twayne’s Authors.
    • Kanopy: A large collection of online streaming documentaries, instructional videos and feature films.
    • Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law: All known law related materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.
    • Something About the Author: Provides information on the lives and works of authors and illustrators writing books for children and young adults.

Find these databases on our new database page; you can also access any database by clicking on the “Databases” button from the library home page.

Study Rooms

Want to study in a group? The library has four study rooms (one on the 2nd FL and 3 on the 3rd FL). Most rooms have large tables with moveable chairs, desktop computer(s), a whiteboard and additional technology such as large screen displays to connect your laptop.
Reserve any study room online anytime with any device! For a full list of what’s in each study room, see our study room page.

Library Lessons Workshops

LibraryLessons_Fall2016“Library Lessons” is a series of workshops led by librarians to assist you with various aspects of research such as navigating the online catalog, citing sources, searching databases and more (click for full list of workshop topics). Registration is required. Register online at http://library.salve.edu/librarylessons/register.html.

Visit our Makerspace
Need to make a poster or collage? Or perhaps a swanky button? Or just need a fun distraction from all that studying (whew!)? Come to the Makerspace (Library 2nd FL)! We offer free supplies like pipe cleaners, colored paper, crayons and more, as well as a button maker, CriCut machine and laminator (bring your own laminating sheets please). Have fun!

We also offer free craft workshops in the Makerspace starting in October on the 1st Sunday of every month at 3:30 pm (no registration required and materials are provided). Information on each craft will be posted as the date approaches.

Computers & Technology

See the Computers & Technology page for the full list of technology available in the library, including software on public computers (PCs and Macs), technology in the study rooms and items for check-out such as an iPad 2. The Media Services department in User Support Services also loans equipment such as video cameras, microphone headsets and more. Click for a full list (Ground Level of the library).

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).

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Always remember to bring your Salve ID card to be able to…

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Important Changes to EasyBib

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The online bibliography tool Easybib was recently purchased by another company, which decided to discontinue the library subscription version of Easybib. Unfortunately this means that the library is no longer able to offer access to Easybib Premium.

Users are still able to access their existing Easybib accounts, but can only format references in MLA Style with the free version of Easybib. Individual subscriptions to the new Easybib Pro, which includes APA Style, are available, but this requires users to pay a monthly fee. The library continues to offer access to RefWorks, which provides similar functionality to Easybib. Please contact a librarian if you have questions about RefWorks or the changes to Easybib.

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