McQuade Library Closed Wednesday, 8/23/17

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Convocation Speaker

A Question of Freedom by Dwayne Betts

Dwayne Betts will be the 2017 Convocation speaker. Check out his book! It is an ebook so click to read. If you need help setting up your library password, please contact a librarian.

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Chronicle of Higher Education Online?

Did you know that Merrimack has a campus subscription to  On campus you can go to and read articles and share.  Register with your Merrimack email address and you will be able to log into the Chronicle on and off campus, on a mobile device or computer, as well as sign up for email alerts.  If you have questions, contact your favorite librarian or

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Summer Reading Pick: The Captain Class

The Captain Class

As we cheer our favorite teams this summer, from Merrimack lacrosse to the Celtics and Red Sox, take a look at this book to find out what makes a team great.

– Frances Nilsson, Head of Resource Management, Business & Economics Liaison

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McQuade Library Operating Hours – August 11 – 20th

Please note the updated operating hours for the coming week:

Fri. & Sat., Aug. 11 & 12th: Closed

Sun., Aug. 13th: 1-5PM

Mon., Aug 14th: 8:30 AM -10 PM.

Tues. to Thurs., Aug 15 – 17th: 8:30 AM – 7 PM

Fri., Aug. 18th: 8:30 AM – 4:30PM

Sat. & Sun., Aug. 19 & 20th: Closed

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New Resources from McQuade Library

Early American Imprints screen

  • Early American Newspapers 1780-1809 and Early American Imprints: Series 2: Shaw-Shoemaker 1801-1819 (books).
    This collection expands our Early American Newspaper collection providing primary sources for study of the Federalist period.  Funded by the School of Liberal Arts.JSTOR Sustainability logo
  • JSTOR Sustainability
    Search the full text of journals, books and research reports on environmental issues and their impact on society spanning 40 disciplines from sustainable business practices to energy policy and economics to transportation, urban studies and water management.
  • Morningstar Directcoming soon!
    Provides data, analysis and tools for managing mutual funds, equities, EFTs, and more. Students will have access to a tool used in the workplace, and Finance professors will help the rest of us who may want to know more about our own portfolios. For the summer Morningstar Direct will be available on two Bloomberg workstations that will be set up temporarily in McQuade Library 2nd floor until their move to the new Business School building. Web access for Morningstar will be rolled out later this summer.


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Summer Reading Pick: That’s Not How We Do It Here

That’s Not How We Do It Here

John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber, who wrote Our Iceberg Is Melting! have another fun little book that follows a clan of meerkats looking at new way of doing things. Read one, or read them both before they go on reserve in the fall.

-Frances Nilsson, Head of Resource Management, Business & Economics Liaison

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New News Nook

Are you looking for the latest Boston Globe, Herald, New York Times or Wall Street Journal? Or perhaps the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Economist, Minerva, or Pilot. Relax and expand your mind in our new News Nook on McQuade’s second floor.

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Interview with McQuade Student Worker & Recent Merrimack Grad, Amanda Cook

What have been some of the most positive aspects of this job for you?
I would say the most positive aspect of this job has been getting to work with, and for, some of the kindest most caring people that I have ever known.  I have made so many friends while working here and I even consider many of my coworkers and supervisors to be like family.
What has been challenging about this position?
I have absolutely no complaints.  Working here has always been a positive experience for me.
How would you say your employment experience matched the expectations when starting this job?
I would say that my employment experience exceeded my expectations when starting this job.  I never would have expected that I would end up considering McQuade like a second home and family.  I was pretty shy when I was a freshman so it made me a little nervous to be interacting with so many people, but I quickly came to love it. Coming in here at the end of a long day of classes was like coming home.
In general, how would you describe the relationships you had while working in this role?
My coworkers have always been excellent friends of mine.  I always enjoyed the time I spent working with them and getting to learn more about who they are as people.  My supervisors have always been great to work with.  I always felt that they took an interest in me, not only as an employee, but also on a more personal level.  I felt like everyone here was always rooting for me and I always appreciated that.
What are some things you’ve learned or developed in this job that you think you’ll be able to use in the future?
This job has helped me become an even more outgoing person.  When I left high school I was pretty shy and talking to new people made me a little anxious.  This job gave me the opportunity to interact with new people and helped me become more socially confident with a variety of people.
 Any other feedback you would like to share?
As a commuter student it was very important to me to be able to have a place on campus that I could feel at home and this job has really provided that for me.  I am truly thankful for the time that I have spent here.
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Collection Moves

1800 boxes of books in the auditorium

One of this summer’s many building and relocation projects is a renovated space for the Academic Success Center on the 3rd floor of McQuade.  The collections currently shelved there will be moved to other parts of the building, including a refurbished lower level.  The books have been packed into boxes while the construction is underway. We anticipate regaining full access to the books in mid-August.  In the meantime, librarians can help you obtain needed materials digitally or through interlibrary loan–please don’t hesitate to contact us with your requests. Call your favorite librarian, or email us at

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