McQuade Messenger
Fall 2005

From the Director's Desk
Honoring 50 Years of Teaching

Our READ poster series continues!
Professor Robert (Bud) Keohan is featured in our latest READ poster. He is reading a book which he authored entitled "Merrimack College : The First Fifty Years."


As a former Merrimack student, I am very pleased to extend my heartfelt congratulations to English Professor Bud Keohan on his 50 years of teaching at Merrimack College. Professor Keohan embodies what is special about our Merrimack faculty – he cares about his students. He sets high standards for student achievement and he guides them through the process of learning. He not only wants each student to be successful in his class, but also to thrive as Merrimack graduates.

As Library Director, I have observed this same level of commitment from many faculty members. I see them as advisors, as researchers, as chaperones, and as committee members. They demonstrate an interest in the whole student. They are excellent teachers who truly care about their students’ success. So as I congratulate Prof. Keohan on 50 years of teaching and thank him for his loyalty to Merrimack students, I thank our entire faculty for their dedication.

~ Barbara Lachance, Library Director

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New Databases

What's New on our Website

After multiple trials last year, the library has acquired and upgraded several electronic resources.

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In the Social Science area, we have added Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) and SOCIndex with Full Text.

In the Sciences, we now have access to the Scientific American Archive and will shortly be trialing SCOPUS.

In the Humanities, we have upgraded our access to Literature Resource Center to allow for multiple users.

Of benefit to all disciplines is our upgrade to EBSCOHost's Academic Search Premier.

We hope this increased access to information will help you with your studies this year.


Our New Books Lists feature recent additions to the McQuade Library collection:

September 2005 Acquisitions

Are you looking for a good read? Check out

McQuade Library Hot!Titles

Take a look at our Booklists area.

Recent booklists include:

National Coming Out Day
Constitutional Law Materials
Theater History Materials

We have also created an
International Students Library Website

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ERC: Educational Resources Collection


Are you a student in the undergraduate or graduate teacher preparation program?
Involved in community outreach as a volunteer with school age children?
Are you a professional educator in grades preK-12?
Looking for a comfortable space to study and do research?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions then the ERC is for you!

What you will find:

• Instructional materials for curriculum planning and lesson preparation (preK-12)
• Children’s and young adult literature and non-fiction books
• Math manipulatives and games
• Language/Reading kits
• Special Education materials
• Viewing station to preview the many educational VHS tapes and DVD’s
• Copier
• Wireless network connectivity
• Variety of comfortable seating and study areas

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The Educational Resources Collection, previously known as the Curriculum Library, has a new location on the third floor of the McQuade Library which was made possible by a grant from Verizon. The grant allowed the library to purchase new shelving as well as multicultural materials such as bi-lingual children’s books, English language learner kits and teacher resources. Additional new resources that support preK-12 curriculum, teachers & teaching, pupils with special needs, and more have been purchased by the library in cooperation with the Education department. This growing collection includes not only books and multimedia, but also databases and websites which can be accessed through the Educational Resources Collection website (or go to the McQuade Library homepage and click on Subject Guides – Educational Resources Collection).

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Not on Campus? Not a Problem!!

We are proud to announce that McQuade Library now has the same access to all of our online resources for all users, wherever they may be. As long as you have a valid Merrimack College ID, you can use any of our databases, whether at home or at school. Just click on a link from either the A to Z List or the Subject List and enter your 13 digit Merrimack ID number from the back of your card. This service is made available through NOBLE, our library consortium. Call or email us if you have any problems!

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Give the Gift of Reading

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita damaged or destroyed many school and public libraries in the Gulf Region. Estimated expenditures for needed books for Library Media Centers alone are over $32 million.

With your support, the McQuade Library would like to “Give the Gift of Reading” to the children of the Gulf Region by collecting new children’s books (K-12) to be donated to school and public libraries in the affected areas. The books will be sent to a storage facility in Austin, Texas and through the Texas Library Association will be distributed to the affected libraries from all states at the appropriate time.

Please consider donating new books to our program. A collection box is now in the lobby of McQuade Library. Donations will be accepted through November 23, 2005.

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Fall 2005 Regular Hours
Monday thru Thursday
7:30am - 12:00midnight
7:30am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
11:00am - 12:00midnight

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