Please join us for a series of faculty workshops on Thursday, May 23rd from 9:00am — 12noon.
|“The library is understaffed, but those that are there are great, very helpful, friendly, and quick to respond to questions.”||“The library is very nice, but it is always too damn loud.”|
|“Due to the dramatic increase in students with the library as other places on campus have stayed the same size over crowded conditions are almost constant and it puts a damper on the education experience and the overall experience at MC.”||“I honestly, love spending time in the library. The third floor provides a suitable environment for quiet study and there are many rooms available for group work and computer work.”|
Let your voice be heard!! Use the invitation in your email to participate in the LibQUAL Service Quality Survey.
The McQuade Library is conducting a web-based survey of faculty, students, and staff at Merrimack to evaluate user perceptions of library service quality. LibQUAL+™ is a web-based survey instrument that measures library users’ perceptions of service quality in three key dimensions:
Information Control: do we have what you need?
Affect of Service: do we help when, where, and how you need us?
Library as Place: do our spaces meet your needs?
The survey should take between 5 and 8 minutes to complete, and will help guide decisions and determine priorities in our ongoing strategic planning efforts. This will be our fourth iteration of this survey, and each time the results have taught us something!
The survey is anonymous and has Merrimack IRB approval. If you wish, you may provide contact information for entry into a prize drawing. This information is compiled separately and is not linked to survey responses.
The survey will run from April 22 — May 10, 2013. Merrimack Community members were sent a link to the survey in an email message. Log in to the McQuade Library page on MyMack (under Student Info or Resources) if you can’t find yours, or email firstname.lastname@example.org from your Merrimack College email addresss.
Do you have a citation and are you looking for the article at McQuade?
Start with our Journal Finder:
- Click Journals on the library web site, just below the catalog box.
- Enter your journal title – just the first few words may be enough – and click Search.
The results will tell you if McQuade subscribes, and what years.
- Choose your title.
- The link will take you to the journal’s web page where you can either
- search your article title, or
- browse by year and volume to the issue & article.
If you can’t find an article, consult with a librarian at the 2nd Floor Research Center, or request a copy of the article via Interlibrary Loan.
In observance of the Day of Silence, an annual event held across the country with the purpose of calling “attention to anti-LGBT name calling, bullying, and harassment in schools,” a display of LGBTQ library resources has been set up in the main entry way.
In addition, a new LibGuide highlighting the library’s physical and electronic LGBTQ resources and the college’s Safe Zone program is available: LGBTQ Resources.
This year’s Day of Silence is Friday April 19. Merrimack College will be observing the day with activities on Wednesday April 17:
- 5pm-6pm: Silent Demonstration in Honor of the Day of Silence – Sak Patio
- 6pm-6:30pm: Breaking the Silence Ceremony – Sak Patio
Lastly, check out this year’s Day of Silence posters featuring Merrimack College students, faculty, and staff by clicking here.
The library is continually adding new titles to the Hot Title collection located on the 1st floor around the fireplace.
Here is a sampling of some of the newest additions (click on a link to see more information or visit the Reading for Fun guide for a complete list):
Merrimack College and the Eagle Tribune are pleased to present
The Merrimack Valley Leadership Series
Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
2:00 PM, Cassia Hall discussion with all keynote speakers
Don’t miss your chance to see these inspirational speakers live and in person!
Attendance is free for all Merrimack College faculty, staff and students. Please RSVP to the Office of External Affairs at (978)837-5156 or to email@example.com.
Please state which lecture you will attend.
All others may purchase tickets at www.eagletribune.com/mvleadership
Use promotional code “AlSentMe” and save $20.
Have a happy Passover, Easter and spring break.
Easter Week 2013
|Mon March 25 – Wed March 27||
8:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
|Thur March 28 — Sun March 31||
|Mon April 1||
Library opens at 8:30 A.M.
Library extended evening hours for MACKcard holders are suspended until Monday, April 1 at 8:30 A.M.
On Monday, March 18th students in Professor Gatling’s EDU4340 “Teaching Children’s Literature” class visited McQuade Library. Students met with librarian Lyena Chavez to review appropriate online resources to support their assignments. See online course guide here. ERC Coordinator Janet Graham gave students a tour of the ERC –our excellent Educational Resources Collection. Students enjoyed browsing the collection and selecting books for their final projects.