NEW Hot Titles @ McQuade

Check out all of the new and popular reads on the 2nd floor of Mcquade!

There are lots of new books in both fiction and nonfiction, including graphic novels!

To view all of McQuade’s Hot Titles and to see what’s new, visit: http://libguides.merrimack.edu/HotTitles

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Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Are you a faculty member interested in learning about advantages and opportunities of leveraging OERs, Open Educational Resources?  Check out McQuade’s OER guide and contact librarian Michaela Keating if you have questions.

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Congratulations to Ashley Morin!

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Check out The Monument here!

 

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McQuade Library Awarded STEMsmart Teachers Grant

McQuade Library was recently awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant for $7,810 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).

This one year project is entitled “STEMsmart Teachers: Bringing Hands-On Learning from the Library to the Classroom.”

With this grant, McQuade librarians, in collaboration with School of Education faculty, will select, acquire, and promote STEM resources for McQuade’s Education Resource Center (ERC) to support Merrimack’s growing STEM major. McQuade Library will also host a series of “STEMsmart” workshops for aspiring teachers on how to integrate hands-on STEM resources in the classroom.

Librarian Lyena Chavez is serving as Project Director.  She will be working with Janet Graham, ERC Coordinator, and School of Education Faculty this year.

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#HaveYourSay @YourLibrary

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Take the library survey and Give McQuade a Grade

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Theatre, Counseling Videos on Trial

Merrimack regularly reviews new resources that may be helpful for broad and specific topics.  This October we are reviewing the following resources.  Please send your comments on these resources, and suggestions for others to Frances Nilsson at nilssonf @merrimack.edu.

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Michaela Keating and Kadie Turcotte speak on WMCK on Banned Books Week

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Librarians Kadie Turcotte and Michaela Keating are taking the banned books read-out on the air this year during WMCK‘s faculty and staff radio hour. Tune into WMCK from noon-one September 28 to hear them talk about and read from some banned classics and popular books, accompanied by a special Banned Books Week playlist. #BannedBooksWeek

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It’s Banned Books Week!

 

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McQuade Library has two book displays of books that have been targeted for removal or restrictions in libraries and schools.  There is an interactive display of banned books on the first floor; librarians have created some helpful signs to “warn” our readers about what they’re getting into! There is also a terrific display of children’s picture books and the reasons for their banning in the ERC.

We’re excited to take our banned books read-out on the air this year, during WMCK’s faculty and staff radio hour. Tune into WMCK from 12-1 on Wednesday 09/28 to hear librarians Michaela Keating and Kadie Turcotte talk about and read from some banned classics and popular books, accompanied by a special BBW playlist.

We also partnered with Chrissi DiMartino and Rachel MacKelcan, two English majors and the hosts of the weekly WMCK show Bookish. On Thursday 09/29 from 7-8PM Chrissi and Rachel will be discussing several banned books, and playing songs that relate to each title.

While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read!

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Where are the newspapers & magazines?

We’ve moved to the McQuade atrium where they can be found more easily! photo of magazines in the McQuade atrium photo of newspapers in the McQuade atrium.

Read a current newspaper – the Boston Globe, Herald, New York Times or Wall Street Journal – and relax a minute while scanning current news and entertainment.  There are Andover, North Andover and Haverhill newspapers as well.

logo of Flipster appOr browse a current magazine, in print or online in Flipster – from Astronomy and The Atlantic to Sports Illustrated and Time! In print only we have Catholic newspapers, the Utne Reader, Yes! and more! And in Flipster we most of your favorite magazines – from Entertainment Weekly to Vogue. And now ArtNews, Communication Arts (great for graphics majors), Mindfulness, and Yoga Journal.



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You can still sign up for Farmer Dave’s CSA!

McQuade Library has partnered with Dracut’s Farmer Dave’s again this year to provide sustainably grown and local fruits and vegetables to the Merrimack Community.  Vegetable shares are available in small and large sizes and fruit shares are also available.  The vegetable shares come loaded in a plastic crate, which is easy to pick up.  The full season is 20 weeks, but if you are past the starting week, you can still sign up.  If you think the share might be too large to handle, find someone to share with.  Contact Librarian C.J. Wong (wongc) at McQuade if you are looking to share a share.  If you are ready for a convenient way to get your produce then click here to visit Farmer Dave’s CSA page!

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