|From the Director's Desk|
Based on a very informal survey of our users, here are Ten Reasons to Love McQuade Library:
Read on and discover some of the new and exciting resources and services McQuade Library provides to all of you. I’m sure you will find more reasons to Love Your Library not just in February, but throughout the year.
~ Barbara Lachance, Library Director
|Tolle Lege Reception -- A Success|
Fifty four members of the Merrimack College Community were honored at the Fifth Annual Tolle Lege Reception in McQuade Library on Tuesday, February 5th. This yearly celebration recognizes and celebrates the research and scholarship of Merrimack faculty and alumni.
Library Director Barbara Lachance led a short program held in the Perkins Periodicals Room of McQuade Library. Barbara began by noting the volume of high-quality research that Merrimack scholars were engaged in during the 2007 year. She also mentioned that many publications were co-authored by faculty and students. An opening prayer was delivered by Father Wenzel. Interim President Father Joseph Calderone gave some welcoming remarks and Interim Provost Russ Pinizzotto spoke briefly about academic scholarship.
Three authors then spoke about their work: Business management professor Dr. Deborah Litvin, Professor of Religious Studies Dr. Warren Kay, and Biology Professor Dr. Jon Lyon.
All authors participated in a signing ceremony, and their publications were added to the library's Tolle Lege collection which resides in the reference room. This collection continues to grow; it now houses 159 journal articles and 95 books.
RefWorks is an online research management tool that allows
researchers to create a personal database in which they can gather, manage and store all kinds of bibliographic
information. Citation information for articles, books and many other types of sources can be automatically imported
from most of McQuade Library’s subscription databases. You can also create citations and bibliographies within
RefWorks using hundreds of different citation styles, including APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian.
|Crack Open a Book - An eBook - On Your Computer!|
Wikis enable the development of new educational collaborations among librarians, faculty and students at Merrimack College. Pilot projects in the spring 2008 semester are being funded by a Davis Foundation Experiential Learning Development Grant.
MerrimackWiki provides students with the opportunity to develop wiki
pages related to a particular course. Wiki pages are easily edited and they simplify collaborative work. Students may work
together to create online course research guides, to design a research survey or other document, or to come together to
discuss and reflect upon their experiences related to a particular assignment. The possibilities are nearly endless, but
all projects have certain characteristics in common:
Watch for a program at the end of the academic year at which the librarians, students and faculty involved in these projects will present what worked, what didn’t, and lessons learned.
For more information, please contact Bridget Rawding, Head of Public Services at McQuade Library (Bridget.Rawding@merrimack.edu , or 978-837-5215, x4229).
Library Expands its DVD Collection
Did You Know?
The library houses 3 DVD collections:
Hot DVDs are located in located in the library lobby.
Titles include Yuma, Brave One, Good Luck Chuck, Waitress, Nanny Diaries, & SuperBad.
Permanent DVD Collection can be found in
the reference room on the 1st
ERC (Educational Resources Collection) DVD are on the 3rd floor.
Titles include Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix , Paper Clips, Bridge to Terabithia
If you need help finding a particular DVD, ask a librarian. You can check all these DVDs out with your MackCard for one week!
MCQUADE LIBRARY PARTNERS WITH BETTER WORLD BOOKS
Did you know that McQuade Library has been recycling books to the Better World Books program for the past 3 years?
Over 2000 books have been donated to Better World Books to help support global literacy programs such as Books for Africa. As well as the social impact of recycling these books, we have been able to reduce energy consumption by keeping them out of landfills.
“Better World Books capitalizes on the value of the book to fund and support literacy initiatives locally, nationally, and around the world.” ~ Better World Books Mission statement
You Asked For It, You Got It
Did you know that starting in January, McQuade
Library now subscribes to several new "fun" titles? These titles including Cosmo, Esquire
, Vogue, ESPN, and People en espanol.
Did you know February is...
Browse our Book Display on Black History in the Reference Room.
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