Happy 2019 & Welcome Back!


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

We bid a fond farewell to Kristin “Kiki” Butler, Special Programs Librarian, who has resigned from McKillop Library after 10 years of service to pursue school media K-12 librarianship. Although she will be missed, we wish Kiki the best of luck in her endeavors.

Displays & Collections
Check-out our current DVD and book displays on the 1st FL:

Our “Diverse Children’s Films” display includes titles such as “Aladdin,” “Coco,” and “Pocahontas” (display created by Alicia Vaandering, education and instructional design librarian).

Our “Diverse Children’s Books” display includes titles such as “She persisted around the world : 13 women who changed history,” “Crown: an ode to the fresh cut,” and “Drawn Together” (display created by Alicia Vaandering, education and instructional design librarian).

Our “New Arrivals” display includes titles such as “The Art of Logic In An Illogical World,” “A more beautiful and terrible history : the uses and misuses of civil rights history,” and “The politics of petulance : America in an age of immaturity.” We also have a display of newly acquired Choice Outstanding Academic Titles 2018. (displays created by Nancy Barta-Norton, acquisitions and cataloging librarian.)

You asked, we delivered! We have MORE new chairs on the 3rd FL! Study in silence and comfort for longer periods on our padded chairs. 🙂

Homepage Website Changes
You may notice some visual differences when you go to our homepage at http://library.salve.edu.

  • We have added links to related content on each tab (books, articles, videos). For example, the “articles” tab includes links to additional popular databases.
  • On the right sidebar under Quick Links, we added shortcuts to library departments such as Circulation & Borrowing, Curriculum Resources and Archives & Special Collections.

Feel free to send in comments, suggestions, etc. on the changes we have made and/or any changes you would like to see either on our website or in the library at http://library.salve.edu/feedback.html or use an anonymous comment box next to any library printer!

Meet with a Librarian

Now you can register online to meet with a librarian for a one-on-one in-person research consultation in your subject area. Just click on the “Meet with a Librarian” link to set up an appointment. (hint: you should receive an email confirmation after you schedule your appointment. If you do not receive an email in your Inbox, check your Junk and Clutter folders)

And Remember…
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.

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Documenting Slavery Grant Project Completion


Salve Regina University Archives & Special Collections, in partnership with the South Kingstown Town Clerk’s Office and with support from the Rhode Island Foundation, has completed describing 78 colonial-era documents and has published them in Artstor. These files represent 300 pages of original documents.

History major Sarah Christiana ’21 identified people, activities, and places throughout these documents, with particular attention to illuminating the situations of enslaved individuals whose lives are little represented in the documentary record. Wills often gifted members of enslaved families to different individuals, or even granted shared ownership of a human being to multiple inheritors. Sarah noted that it is “completely different to learn about slavery in a classroom setting than seeing the actual papers that are splitting enslaved workers and their families apart. It is eye-opening and it makes it more personal.” University Archivist Genna Duplisea believes that important archival work often has an emotional toll, and hopes that this project helps to re-center historical analysis on marginalized individuals in this region.

In addition to the difficulty in subject matter, challenges included name variations, antiquated spelling, illegible handwriting, and confusing legal situations. Library resources like books written about the region and Ancestry Library were very useful to untangling some thorny problems. The probate and town council records show families separated, estates contested, early eminent domain disputes, and antiquated marriage customs among the people of colonial “King Towne,” which split into two towns in 1722.

The described documents represent volume I and part of volume II of many existing books of town records. The Archives hopes to secure additional funding in the future to continue digitizing and describing these records, and that historians, teachers, students, and the public can learn from them.

Click here to access the collection.

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Library Extended Hours – Dec. 9-19


The time for final projects, presentations and exams is here. But don’t stress: the library has you covered!

We have study rooms, floors for group and quiet study, and we are open 24 hours weekdays. We’re even giving away FREE hot and chilled COFFEE, tea and hot chocolate after 6 PM on Dec. 12 & 13!

Detailed calendar of extended hours and more information below. Oh, and don’t forget your Salve ID to enter the library after 10 PM.

During the 24-hour extended access times, please be aware:

  • The second and third floors will close at 1 AM
  • Only the first floor will remain open through 8 AM
  • Card swipe access only during extended hours; please bring your Salve ID to enter after 10 PM (use front doors only after 12 am)
  • Group work is encouraged on the first and second floors or in the study rooms


  • The 3rd floor is the SILENT study floor. Please be considerate!
  • Room 106 is reserved for quiet study from 1 am – 8 am
  • Computer Lab 006 (Garden Level) is designated as an extra quiet study area during finals

blog4Study rooms can be reserved online for a maximum of 3 consecutive hours. Most study rooms have a whiteboard, desktop PC and/or Mac, and seating for small groups; see this page for “what’s in a study room”?.

Please show courtesy to your fellow students and cancel an existing study room reservation if the room is no longer needed so that other students can use the room (to cancel a booking, see your reservation email for details or contact a librarian) for assistance.

Final projects and exams got you StReSsEd? Relax, we can help! The library’s Bookends Cafe (1st FL across from the Circulation desk) will have stress busters like games, activities, a graffiti wall and of course you can purchase hot and cold beverages and snacks as well. We are also giving away FREE hot and chilled COFFEE, tea and hot chocolate after 6 pm on Dec. 12 & 13! Make sure to take periodic study breaks, get enough sleep, stay hydrated and eat every meal! The mobile snack cart will be making its rounds again as well on evenings of Dec. 12 & 13!

For the consideration of your fellow library users, aromatic meals such as pizza, soups, and take-out (Chinese, etc.) should be consumed in the Bookends Cafe (1st FL across from the Circulation desk).


Some library computers have duplicates of the software found in Computer Labs 006 and 005. Here’s where they are in the library and the extra software that is installed.

Table of 4 PC computers outside of Classroom 106 and rear pod of 4 PCs on the DVD side:

  • Adobe Design Suite CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver)
  • MatLab
  • Pro Tax Series (Intuit)
  • QuickBooks Premier
  • QuickBooks File Manager
  • TexMaker

Note that Microsoft Visio and Project are only available in the Labs (Garden Level). Also, all of our Mac computers are duplicates of those in the Mac Labs (Antone). If you need other software, try the Computer Labs in the Garden Level of the Library.

When working on library computers, don’t forget to periodically SAVE YOUR WORK to an external source such as a flash drive. Library computers are auto-set to restart periodically; upon restart, all saved information is lost. So be sure to use File>Save As and do not save your work to library computer desktops for long periods of time.


The McKillop Library’s public printers are multi-purpose Ricoh machines which can copy, print, and scan to email. Several features are available with these machines:

  • Color printing as well as black & white
  • Double-sided (duplex) printing
  • Scan-to-email feature (to Salve email addresses only)
  • Selection of paper size
  • Laptop printing (Mac and PC) over the wireless network (Salve Students only; excludes Faculty, Staff and Guests.)
  • Scan to USB or Memory Card

Print jobs can be released from any of the four Ricoh multifunction printers in the library: two on the first floor, and one each on the 2nd and 3rd floors (as well as one in the Garden Level across from User Support Services).

You can also print from your laptop or other mobile device from https://printing.salve.edu/myprintcenter/ (see the Wireless Printing Guide for detailed instructions)

Students, faculty, and staff need their Salve IDs release prints.

Need research tips?

If you have any questions or need help, please ask library staff; we’re here to serve you!

Happy studying!

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Celebrate International Education Week – Win Prizes! – Nov. 12-15



Join Salve as we celebrate International Education Week 2018! The Salve community will have multiple opportunities to hear about the experiences and insights of Salve Regina students who have studied abroad and students can learn about new national scholarship opportunities.

International Education Week is the theme of many on-campus events (see Salve Today’s article for full list) and the library is no exception!

Exhibit of Capture It contest photo entries.

Exhibit of Capture It contest photo entries.

The library will host a week-long trivia contest as well as exhibit entries in the “Capture It!” photo contest (come and vote for your favorites!). Check this blog or our Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram pages every day starting Monday for a new trivia question.

Submit your entry online with each question’s URL or by in-person ballot at the library. One winner of a $10 Amazon.com gift card will be selected each day by random draw and winner will be contacted via Salve email (only correct trivia answers will be entered into the drawing).

This contest has ended. Thanks to all who participated and congrats to all of our winners! See you again next year!

Since we did not have a winner on Monday we chose two winners for Thursday. Congratulations to Kelsey Miller (’19) and Peter Tsemberides (’22) who each won a $10 Amazon.com gift card for providing the correct answer and winning the drawing!

Answer the following trivia question on Thurs. Nov. 15 by midnight for a chance to win a $10 Amazon.com gift card:

What does UNESCO stand for?
A)  United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (Correct answer)
B)  United Nation Emerging Statistical Calculus Organization
C)  It stands for nothing
D)  Translated from the French it means United Nations Continuing a Stable Climate Organization

Enter at https://bit.ly/2DyKqb0 or by filling out an entry form in the library. Good luck!

Congratulations to Sara Champagne (’20) who won on Wednesday for providing the correct answer and winning the drawing!

Answer the following trivia question on Wed Nov. 14 for a chance to win a $10 Amazon.com gift card:

Which of these flowers is important in the Mexican Holiday Día de los Muertos?
A) Marigolds (Correct answer)
B) White Lilies
C) Peonies
D) Snowdrops

Enter at https://bit.ly/2DyKqb0 or by filling out an entry form in the library. Good luck!

Congratulations to Anne-Marie Brilhante (’22) who won on Tuesday for providing the correct answer and winning the drawing!

Answer the following trivia question on Tues. Nov. 13 for a chance to win a $10 Amazon.com gift card:

This place has hottest average year round temperature, where is it?

A) Kruger National Park, South Africa<
B) The Gobi Desert, China
C) Yellowstone, United States of America
D) The Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

Enter at https://bit.ly/2RMqcxj or by filling out the paper form in the library by midnight. Good luck!

No winner for Monday – no eligible entries were received. 🙁

Answer the following trivia question on Mon Nov. 12 for a chance to win a $10 Amazon.com gift card:

Which country is not in the Iran Nuclear Deal?

A) Iran
B) Russia
C) Unites States of America (Correct answer)
D) China

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