ArchivesSpace is Live!

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You can now search a catalog of archival materials at Salve Regina via ArchivesSpace: http://salvearchives.libraryhost.com. This catalog contains item records and descriptions of university archives and collections, like a library catalog. From this interface you can find details on university record groups, manuscript collections, and other resources in our holdings.

Our ArchivesSpace public interface is a work in progress, and will continue to grow as we describe more of our collections. You can also use the “Names” tab to find short biographical descriptions of some individuals related to Salve Regina and our archival collections.

As it is a catalog, ArchivesSpace does not host digital materials. If you are looking for digital collections or photographs, please visit our online collections, all of which are available for public access:
• Salve Regina University Archives Photographs: http://bitly.com/salve-archives-photos
• Salve Regina University Property and Architecture Images: http://bitly.com/salve-property
• Johannes von Gumppenberg Digital Collection: http://bitly.com/johannes-vg-artstor
• South Kingstown Colonial Records: http://bit.ly/sk-colonial-records
• Archives & Special Collections on Digital Commons: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/archives/

The archives will remain open for as long as the university directs the library to be open during the coronavirus outbreak. You can ask archives reference questions or request scans by e-mailing [email protected] or [email protected].

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week – Feb. 24-March 1

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

Did you know….?

  • As many as 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and associated disorders) 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 including all types and aspects of eating disorders and body image. Feel free to borrow any of these books if they interest you!

Next to the book display is a large board with a collage of various statistics, quotes, infographics, images, etc. on eating disorders, as well as ways you can get help for yourself or for someone you know such as handouts like “What Should I Say? Tips for Talking to a Friend Struggling with an Eating Disorder” and “What NOT To Say to Someone in Recovery.” Take a button to show your support!

On the back of the display are blank hearts that say “I love my ___.” Fill one out with a positive message for yourself or someone you know!

If you know someone who may need help, take a “Let’s Talk About It” card and start the conversation; both Counseling Services and Health Services can assist students who may have an eating problem or friends of those who have an eating disorder.

Take an online screening for eating disorders at the National Eating Disorders website. If you suspect that you or someone you know may be 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:

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February Library Displays

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New library book and film displays for February!

“Words Have Power” – Black History Month [1st FL]

Black History Month DVDs [1st FL]

Dr. Cornel West [1st FL]

We have many books in our collection authored by Dr. Cornel West, as well as many titles that feature an introduction of support by Dr. West. Join Dr. West in a conversation with Salve President Dr. Kelli Armstrong on Tuesday, Feb. 25th, from 7-9 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall in O’Hare.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week [1st FL]

It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and the library is helping to focus attention toward this growing problem. See our full blog post for details.

Oscar Nominated Films [1st FL]

The Oscars are just around the corner and we have many of the nominated films from last year and this year in our collection.

The Life of Saint John Henry Newman [1st FL]

Come and learn more about the life of Saint John Henry Newman in a new display from the personal collection of English professor Dr. Stephen Trainor. Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was declared a saint in a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square in Rome on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

Dr. Trainor, who attended the ceremony, has graciously provided first edition copies of Newman’s works, as well as mementos from the ceremony in October. The display is located on the first floor of the library, near the library café.

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What’s New @ McKillop Library

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Happy 2020 and welcome back! We hope everyone has had a merry holiday and a restful break! We’ve been busy here in the library, preparing for the new semester. Here’s some of what we’ve been up to:

Study Room Changes

Study Room 317 is being repurposed, therefore is offline and not available for booking through the online study room module. It is locked and unavailable for student use.

By student request, we have placed laminated guides on how to use the technology in each study room, including who to contact for assistance. Each of our three study rooms (217, 306 and 304) include a wall-mounted display with cables to connect your laptop or mobile device!

New Arrivals

Our New Arrivals list has been updated with newly acquired books and DVDs! Below is a small sampling — see the full list by collection or subject area at http://library.salve.edu/newarrivals.html.

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Updated Food/Noise Policy

We have updated our Food and Drink Policy and Noise Policy to ensure that everyone experiences a comfortable environment when in the library. Some of the guidelines include:

  • Items purchased from the McKillop Café, as well as snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages in spill-resistant containers are permitted in the library. Messy and/or aromatic meals (e.g. soup, subs, pizza) should be consumed only in the McKillop Café area on the first floor and away from public access computers.
  • Takeout foods delivered to the library front desk will be refused and returned to the delivery driver.
  • Alcohol, as well as tobacco or vaping products of any kind are prohibited in the library.
  • Cell phone ringers should be disabled or turned to vibrate. Please be considerate of those around you and keep conversations to a minimum and at a low volume.
  • On the first and second floors, conversation at a normal volume is allowed. This environment is conducive to group work and for people who study better with environmental stimulation.
  • The third floor is designated for silent study, so any conversation should be kept to an absolute minimum. This environment is conducive to individual study and for people who study better with very little environmental stimulation.
  • On all three floors, headphones or earbuds are required for listening to music or videos; this type of sound cannot be played out loud in any open areas of the library. Headphones are available to check out at the circulation desk.

Thank you for your cooperation in creating a supportive, relaxing atmosphere for everyone!

Upcoming Events

We have some fantastic events planned for this semester, such as:

Faculty Lecture Series: Elaine Silva Mangiante, Ph.D.

“Creating a Culture of Critical Thinkers: Novice and Veteran Teachers Embrace Educational Reforms to Foster a Collaborative and Critical Environment.”

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: McKillop Library – East Wing

Educational standards in the US have shifted in the last decade emphasizing the promotion of students’ critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving. Students are now expected to be able to construct arguments based on evidence to explain a phenomenon—the focus now is on why and how rather than merely what. Dr. Mangiante’s research reveals how teachers, both prospective and veteran, have embraced innovative pedagogical strategies and educational reforms to create a classroom culture for collaborative problem-solving.

The Inclusive Reading Club: “The Hate U Give” and “Race Matters”

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: McKillop Library – Munroe Special Collections Room (109)

Join us for a discussion of The Hate U Give, the award-winning, critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas that chronicles the experiences of a black family in Georgia confronting racial norms and police brutality, and Race Matters by Dr. Cornel West, a national bestseller that recently celebrated 25 years of publication. For more information, including on how to access the readings online, go to the event page at https://salve.libcal.com/event/6199914.

 

Johannes von Gumppenberg Reception

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Room 306

The vibrant acrylic paintings on display between the second and third floors of the McKillop Library are the work of modern artist Johannes von Gumppenberg. His work demonstrates a lifelong interest in modern art and design and a desire to explore the fundamentals underlying new freedoms.

New Displays

The Life of Saint John Henry Newman [1st FL]

Come and learn more about the life of Saint John Henry Newman in a new display from the personal collection of English professor Dr. Stephen Trainor. Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman was declared a saint in a ceremony in St. Peter’s Square in Rome on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

Dr. Trainor, who attended the ceremony, has graciously provided first edition copies of Newman’s works, as well as mementos from the ceremony in October. The display is located on the first floor of the library, near the library café.

Diversity in Children’s Films [1st FL – DVDs]

Black History Month [1st FL]

Immigration [1st FL]

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles 2019 [1st FL]

CHOICE, a publisher of the American Library Association, publishes its yearly list that reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice</eM and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community. The books on this display were ordered from the list of Outstanding Academic titles.

Calligraphy as Expression of Devotion [3rd FL]

University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Genna Duplisea first noticed in the collection Maria Thomas’s beautiful calligraphic art used for the Mission Statement, Christmas cards for Sister Therese Antone, and other Salve celebrations. Such pieces recall religious manuscripts, in which the meaning and the form of words were both important. Writing is both an expression of the self and, in some cases, a practice of devotion.

She sought to find examples of hand-lettering, everyday handwriting, and designed fonts in the archives. The collaboration between Special Collections and Jamestown artist Johannes von Gumppenberg, whose paintings hang on the mezzanine, also provided many examples of calligraphy design. Many of the selections relate to Christmas because of Salve Regina’s Sisters of Mercy heritage, and so only represents a small fraction of the possibilities of writing as art and religious practice. Duplisea hopes that this display will spark conversation about writing across all faith traditions.

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