New Art Exhibit: Waves of Emocean by Adam Maganzini
My art is a fusion of techniques that I have embodied from experience, experimentation, and consistent innovation. I try to apply
all that I have learned about art, life, psychology, philosophy, and science to my work. My main focus is to provoke an emotional
connection that prompts the viewer to see, feel, think about and appreciate life in a new way. My exhibit at Merrimack College's
McQuade library will be open for the month of February and all are welcome. Visit my
website for more information. Thank you.
Celebrate Women's Month in March!
Native American Poet and Musician
Joy Harjo's Works on Display
For the college's annual spring celebration of Women's Month, the library will display the works of Native American poet and
musician Joy Harjo. Harjo has published seven volumes of poetry and is an award winning
scriptwriter. Internationally recognized for her artistry in a variety of disciplines including gender and spirituality, Harjo is a
major voice in contemporary American poetry and performance. On March 23rd, she will speak and read from her work at the Women's and Gender Studies annual free luncheon. The same evening, she will perform her new one-woman play "Wings of Night
Sky and Wings of Morning Light" in the Rogers Center.
Stop by the Reference Room during the month of March and browse the breadth and depth of the work of this high-profile writer
Greening Merrimack is McQuade Library's
website promoting programs and resources related to campus sustainability initiatives at Merrimack College. It is funded through the
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funds from LSTA (Library Services and
Technology Act), a Federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library
Profile in Collaboration: The School for Advanced Studies
and McQuade Library Target Services to Support Distance Education Students
This semester Public Services Librarians have welcomed some new students to Merrimack in the library instruction program:
Human Services Professionals and Massachusetts Firefighters. While you may not often
see these students at the cafeteria or in classrooms, they are an increasingly important part of our community. Due to the power
of the web and the distance education programs offered by SAS (School of Advanced Studies), these students are engaged in coursework to
better prepare them to meet the ever–changing challenges of their workplaces. While many of these courses are conducted
online, both of these groups of students met in the Alden classroom this year to refine research skills necessary to succeed in
a Web 2.0 world. Each class also enjoyed access to a Subject LibGuide,
available online, 24/7 to assist them with their studies.
If you teach a hybrid course and would like more information about how your students might benefit from research support
services provided by the library staff, contact the Public Services
LibGuides: A New and Improved Format for Providing Access to Resources and
Delivering Information Literacy Instruction to Students Online
In the Fall of 2009, McQuade librarians quietly began using a new method of providing students access to the
library's resources online through a software program called LibGuides. Used
by more than 17,000 librarians at over 1,000 libraries worldwide, LibGuides
enables librarians to create engaging and interactive online research guides on any topic imaginable. To test this new flexibility
and creativity, the librarians began by developing course and assignment specific research guides to correspond with each course they
The next step will be to transition all of the existing general Subject
Guides from their text–heavy .html webpages to the more user–friendly, Web 2.0 LibGuides platform. "We are
hoping to be able to complete the transition this summer and roll out the new Subject LibGuides for the Fall 2010 semester,"
said Melinda Raupach, Reference & Instruction Librarian. "LibGuides allows us to be more creative with how we provide access
to the library's resources, as well as teach basic information literacy competencies to students, such as critical thinking and
evaluation of print and electronic sources."
Please contact Lyena Chavez, Head of Public Services, if you would like to have a
librarian work with your class in a formal instructional setting, or if you would simply like a special LibGuide created to support
your course assignments.
Library Hours for Spring 2010
|Monday – Thursday
||7:30a.m. – Midnight
||7:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
||10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
||11:00a.m. – Midnight
|See our website for special holiday and intersession hours
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