Celebrate Banned Books Week

Celebrate Banned Books Week by reading a banned book or watching the DVD version of a banned book!

Many classic banned books are on display on the 1st floor of the library, while young adult banned books are on display in the ERC. 

Banned books are those that have been selected for removal from libraries due to objections to their content by patrons.

Take a look at some of the items on display:

Follow McQuade Library’s board Banned Books Week 2014 on Pinterest.

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Be Seen and Win #mcquadeselfie

Our #mcquadeselfie contest is in full swing.

Everyone was talking about it the activity fair, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a gift card and become a famous library patron! :)

Watch the video below to learn more or check out our flier.  Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @McQuade_Library to see all your friends’ selfies!

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Jorie Graham’s Poetry

Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham will be speaking at the Writers House on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 4:00pm.  For more details on her visit, click here.

Stop by the library to check out some of her poetry, which is currently on display on the 1st floor.  Also, be sure to check out our Writers House LibGuide, which will highlight books written by Writers House speakers that are available in the library’s collection.

Follow McQuade Library’s board Jorie Graham – Writers House on Pinterest.

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Access Services Student Worker Orientation

Access Services student workers gathered at McQuade Library to participate in an orientation on Tuesday September 9th for some team building, training, and a few laughs.

Supervisors Chris Condon, Joseph St. Germain, and Linda Wilkins emphasized how Access Services student workers support the library and its patrons in countless ways by staffing the Help Desk, keeping items organized, retrieving materials, and referring questions to appropriate departments.

Returning student workers shared their experiences with new hires and all were introduced to a new Blackboard classroom created by Joseph St. Germain that encourages further team building and increased collaboration among the student worker staff to keep the department focused on providing McQuade Library patrons with friendly, professional, and outstanding customer service.

Access Services Students Workers

Access Services student workers pose outside the library after orientation.

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#McQuade Selfies Contest

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MACKsearch is here!

MACKslapWe’re kicking off the new academic year with our brand new search tool, MACKsearch! Now available on the library website, you can search through the majority of the library’s physical and electronic materials. You can read more about what is included, and how it works on the MACKsearch Guide.


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Welcome Class of 2018!

During Orientation first year students traveled to the library for a multimedia QR Code Walking Tour adventure.  Students were issued earbuds and used their personal devices (ipads and smartphones) to scan QR codes throughout the building and then listen and watch 10 videos to learn about the amazing academic resources available at McQuade.

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Hula Hoops & Engineers

photo of CJ Wong with studentsLibrarian C.J. Wong shared her hula hooping skills with First Year Engineering Students.  She explained that she could never get the hula hoop to work as a child because she was using the wrong size hoop, but she learned to hoop as an adult when she discovered a bigger hoop.  She said,  “library tools are a lot like the bigger hoop, they help students to complete the tasks they need to accomplish.  Using the right size hoop, or the best library database, just makes sense.”photo of engineering students in Alden

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We’re Hiring Student Workers

McQuade Library is currently hiring student workers for the fall.  Interested students should log in to Advantage to apply.  You can find us using post id# 2203.

Job Title: Library Student Assistant

Department: Access Services

Job Description: Library Student Assistants play a vital role in the daily operations of the Access Services Department by covering the front desk, providing superior customer service to the library’s patrons, opening and/or closing the library, performing checkout procedures for all library materials, shelving new and returned materials, interacting with a variety of library patrons (both in person and on the phone), retrieving books and photocopying articles, and performing other tasks as assigned.

Review of applications will begin immediately.  Questions about this position can be directed to circ@merrimack.edu.

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Check Out Our New Brochure

We just finished updating our brochure for the upcoming academic year.

Preview it below, download a copy, or come by the Help Desk next week to pick one up!

Library Brochure 2014 - Side 1

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Library Brochure 2014 - Side 2

Side 2

Download a PDF copy: Library Brochure 2014

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