SGA donates $1,000 to purchase DVDs
The McQuade Library is pleased to announce that SGA, (Student Government Association), gave the library a one–time donation of
$1,000 to purchase DVDs in April 2010! We decided to put a suggestion box at the library circulation desk to solicit suggestions from
the students and we received over 50 requests. Many students asked to be notified when the DVDs arrived so they could check them out!
We have ordered over 50 DVDs, and some selected titles that have already arrived include:
Avatar, Crazy Heart,
Pirate Radio, Sherlock
Holmes, An Education, and
All DVDs are free, circulate for 5 days, and are searchable in the library's online catalog.
Many thanks to SGA and Shawn DeVeau, Dean of Students, for this generous donation!
Integrated Search Trial extended through June 30
It's not too late! Help us evaluate Integrated Search from EBSCO. This service allows you to search multiple
databases simultaneously. For example, you could search a history topic in "Historical Abstracts", "JSTOR", and the
"Library Catalog" all at once.
More results, with fewer searches.
Choose from one of the pre–selected groupings below, or roll your own at the
database selection page.
Let us know what you think! Comment here, IM us, or
email a librarian.
How Green is McQuade Library?
Through a "How Green Is My Library" mini–grant, McQuade Library continues to promote environmental literacy by acquiring green
resources and sponsoring various programs:
Lawrence Math and Science Partnership is an after–school program in which Merrimack students visit sites and engage middle
school children in hands–on enrichment activities. This year all the activities were built around a "Healthy Environment"
theme. McQuade Library partnered with the
Stevens Service Learning
Center to offer resources to support this program.
In April, Merrimack students used "Investigating Groundwater Concepts"
kits to teach Lawrence students to examine groundwater movement and contamination. "Reduce, Re–Use, Recycle: Plastics
Identification" kits helped make these students "plastic literate" and everyone enjoyed playing a recycling game.
Additional resources designed to help teachers integrate environmental education into their classrooms are housed in McQuade Library's
Educational Resources Collection.
- On Wednesday, April 14th, over 100 Merrimack College faculty, students, and staff attended
Dyan deNapoli's "Penguin Rescue!"
program and heard the amazing story of the world's largest rescue of oiled wildlife. During this program, students learned how to protect
the environment and help save animals, just in time for Earth Day.
- McQuade Library provided resources for the
Initiative's Blue, Gold, and Green Environmental Festival. Films such as
Food Inc., Heat,
Trashed! and others were shown in various locations throughout
the successful three day festival. A sampling of McQuade Library's recent DVD purchases can be found
- In addition, librarians created booklists to support
"green bag" lunch topics such as alternative energy, green business, and global climate change.
Final Exams 2010
|Friday, May 7
||7:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
|Saturday, May 8
||10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.
|Sunday, May 9
||11:00a.m. – 1:00a.m.
|Monday – Thursday, May 10 – 13
||7:30a.m. – 1:00a.m.
|Friday, May 14
||7:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
|Saturday – Sunday, May 15 – 16
|Monday – Thursday
||8:30a.m. – 8:00p.m.
||8:30a.m. – 12p.m. NOON
|Saturday & Sunday
|See our website for special holiday and intersession hours.
Merrimack College uses Smugmug for Photography Archive
Media Instructional Services has started a Merrimack College Photography Archive, which is intended to serve as a high–quality,
selective collection of Merrimack College photographs and images for students, alumni, parents and friends. So far the site has been
populated with photographs from Father Jim's 80th birthday party, experiential learning trips (including
landscapes, McQuade Library Read posters, and images from the college archives and yearbooks. To check out what's available visit:
Congratulations, You Are About to Graduate From a Terrific College! Now What?
If you have secured a job or admission to a graduate program in your chosen field, kudos to you! If you, like many of your peers here and
at other colleges, are about to embark on a job search, remember wherever you are the library can be a great resource. Whether you need to
research an industry, develop a targeted list of companies to contact or the most up–to–date information for an interview tomorrow
morning, the library is a wise stop on the road to your first job.
Titles like What Color is Your Parachute, the Knock'em Dead series by Martin Yate, The Everything Practice Interview Book;
Occupational Outlook Handbook, along with titles, The Twitter Job Search Guide and I'm On LinkedIn, Now What? that help you
optimize social networking sites and books to identify graduate programs or prepare for admissions and licensing exams, GRE,
LSAT are all in our collection.
Use the search strategies you learned here to mine our databases to find current information on a company, firm, agency or potential
There are many excellent career resources on the Web, especially the resources made available by
Merrimack's Career Center. Dont't forget to check them out.
Who's hot right now?
Good luck on your road to success!
A collection of career and job hunting resources is on display in the Roddy Reference Room of the McQuade Library through commencement.
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