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.
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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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
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!
We’ve moved to the McQuade atrium where they can be found more easily!
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.
Or 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.