10th Annual Tolle Lege Reception
When former director Barbara Lachance thought of starting a special collection of Merrimack–authored publications here at McQuade ten years ago, she couldn’t have imagined what would come of it. This annual celebration is a very special event, where we take the time to come together and recognize the achievements of our community.
With almost 600 works by more than 150 authors, the Tolle Lege Collection grows every year both physically and virtually. Invited speakers Dr. Susan Marine of Education, Dr. Dave MacLaren of Biology, Librarian Donna Maturi, Dr. Angela Senander of Religious and Theological Studies, and Dr. Jane Parent of Management spoke about the work they submitted and what they’re working on now. Fr. Jim Wenzel and Vice Provost Dr. Cindy McGowan also spoke on the history of the collection.
Don’t miss next year’s reception: February 4, 2014.
Courtney Gray co-authors Journal Article
Courtney Gray a senior sociology major and McQuade Library student assistant was a primary author on an article that appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning & Community–Based Research. With junior Michele Beausoleil, Courtney based the article on work they completed in their Spring 2012 Sociology of the Family course with Dr. McQueeney. The title of the article is “Using Community–Based Research to Study Bullying at a Local Non–Profit Organization”.
Profile in Collaboration: Center for Academic Enrichment has a LibGuide!
McQuade Librarians are constantly creating and updating engaging subject, course, and assignment–specific online research guides through a software program called LibGuides. Recently librarians partnered with the Center for Academic Enrichment to use the LibGuides platform to promote Academic Enrichment services and resources. First Year Academic Counselor Sara Quagliaroli and the Center for Academic Enrichment’s Graduate Fellow Ryan Kurtz designed a comprehensive Academic Enrichment online guide that offers resources on note taking, critical reading, test preparation, retaining information, and overcoming test anxiety:
Ryan also developed an “Off Campus Resources” tab, which includes information about filing taxes, the RMV, as well as movie times and menus for off–campus restaurants.
Both Sara and Ryan learned it is easy to embed multimedia content within these guides. Earlier this year, Ryan created a series of podcasts on a variety of study skills topics. He was able to link these audio broadcasts within the online guide. Sara notes:
“The LibGuides platform is very intuitive, and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to enter and maneuver text, videos, pictures, and links.”
LibGuides is used by McQuade Library and various departments across campus to provide quality resources for the Merrimack campus community. We invite you to contact us to learn more about how we can partner with you to create a LibGuide for your research or educational needs.
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Reading for Fun
McQuade Library strives to provide the books and resources needed for academic study, but also recognizes that students, faculty, and staff like to read for enjoyment. The library offers a collection of over 200 bestsellers, books in the news, and new releases.
The collection is housed on the 1st floor around the fireplace and older titles are regularly replaced with newer ones, so the collection is always being updated to provide the latest, most popular titles.
The Reading for Fun online guide allows patrons to quickly browse all available titles, place holds, view new arrivals, and see which titles are most popular with in the Merrimack community. Feel free to use the suggestion form to recommend that an item be added to the collection.
Attention All Faculty!
We know you all love looking through the Choice Review cards, but we also want for you
to know that they are now available online and you have access to the reviews via the web.
If you go to McQuade’s Databases A–Z list or directly to Choice Reviews Online
you can set up an account to find reviews of books in your subject area. We
will continue to get paper Choice cards this year, but may opt out in the future. If you see a
review for a book you think would be perfect for McQuade, please contact your liaison librarian.
- Lyena Chavez – Humanities (Communication Arts & Sciences, English, History, Philosophy, Religious & Theological Studies, Visual & Performing Arts, and World Languages & Cultures.)
- Melinda Malik – Education (School of Education)
- Donna Maturi – Social Sciences (Economics, Environmental Studies & Sustainability, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology & Criminology, and Women's & Gender Studies.)
- Frances Nilsson – Business (Girard School of Business)
- CJ Wong – Science & Engineering (School of Science & Engineering)
New Online Reference Works
Reference works give researchers a jumpstart into their topic with background information and lists of key references. McQuade has expanded our online collection with these works:
Plus a familiar friend in a new format including Excel tables:
||Statistical Abstracts of the United States, 2013
Also available in print:
JSTOR's Arts & Sciences XI expands coverage with scholarship in core fields of Language & Literature, History, and Art & Art History.