Library Open Late – April 29 – May 11

Writing term papers? Studying for finals? No problem — the library is open!

During the 24-hour extended access times, please be aware:
–The second and third floors will close at 2 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!

Need quiet study spaces? We’ve got those too!

The 3rd floor is the silent study floor. Please be considerate!
Computer Lab 006 (Garden Level) is designated as an extra quiet study area during finals.
–Please do group work on the first or second floor.

Find more information on our study rooms, printing, and study tips at our extended hours web page!

Reminder: PLEASE SAVE YOUR WORK when using library computers! A good habit to get into is to save your document or project as soon as you open the program, before you even start typing. If you open Word, for example, and type your whole paper without saving it even once, and the computer reboots for some reason (power outage, or you walk away from the computer and it logs off, which library computers are programmed to do every few hours) you will LOSE YOUR WORK and we will be unable to retrieve it for you. If you save the document there is a good chance we’ll be able to recover it if something happens. But the best practice is to save it to another source aside from the library computer, such as a flash drive or MyData.

LIBRARY STAFF and LIBRARIANS are HERE TO HELP you! Have a question? Please ask! (I’ll share a secret with you — librarians love questions, so you’re really doing us a favor when you ask!).

Mobilize the Earth! Participate in Earth Day events!

April 19th
“Last Call at The Oasis” (film)
5:30 pm reception, 6:00 pm film, Jane Pickens Theater
Followed by Q&A with Alex Prud’homme
Firmly establishing the urgency of the global water crisis as the central issue facing our world this century, this documentary film illuminates the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system and shows communities already struggling with its ill-effects. Featuring activist Erin Brockovich, respected water experts including Peter Gleick, Jay Famiglietti and Robert Glennon and social entrepreneurs championing revolutionary solutions, the film posits that we can manage this problem if we are willing to act now.
April 20th

Earth Day Celebration
10 am to 2 p.m. O’Hare walk and lobby (depending on weather)
(Come visit the library table!)


April 25th

Dr. Jameson Chace presentation
4 pm – 5pm, McKillop Library
Dr. Jameson Chace, associate professor in the Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, will present “Aquidneck Island Watershed Monitoring: A Partnership Project.” An avian ecologist with interests in biogeography, habitat selection, behavioral ecology, population biology and landscape ecology, Chace will discuss the 2009 implementation of a citizen-science watershed monitoring program across Aquidneck Island. A reception will follow his presentation.

April 26th
“If a Tree Falls” (film)
6:00 pm, Jane Pickens Theater
“IF A TREE FALLS” is a rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s ‘number one domestic terrorist threat.’ With unprecedented access and a nuanced point of view, the documentary tells the story of Daniel McGowan, an ELF member who faced life in prison for two multi-million dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies.  The film employs McGowan’s story to examine larger questions about environmentalism, activism, and terrorism. Nominated for Oscar for Best Documentary

May 3rd
“Bag It” (film)
6 pm, O’Hare 260
A documentary about the effects of single-use plastic bags on the environment
Screening sponsored by the student environmental club and local non-profit Environment Rhode Island.

May 8th – May 11th

End of the year dorm cleanout donation drive
May 8 – Thursday, May 10 @ 9 am – 11 am OR 2 pm – 4 pm
May 11 @ 2 pm – 7:30 pm
If interested in volunteering:
Contact Kelly Powers
All donated items will be given to charity!

May 17th
“Urbanized” (film)
5:30 pm film, Casino Theatre
7pm conversation and cocktails.
Urbanized is a documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain. Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? Unlike many other fields of design, cities aren’t created by any one specialist or expert. There are many contributors to urban change, including ordinary citizens who can have a great impact improving the cities in which they live. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.

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