Ambiguity in Education Reading

The last session of the Faculty Interdisciplinary Studies Group will take place on Wednesday, April 23 at 3:30 in the MackClub. Russell Mayer (Political Science) will be leading a discussion on “Endemic Ambiguity in Educational Institutions.”
book cover for Educational Leadership by Hoyle and WallaceTo help frame our discussion, he has asked us to read chapter 2 “Endemic ambiguities: the preconditions of irony” in Educational leadership: ambiguity, professionals and managerialism  by Eric Hoyle and Mike Wallace, which is available electronically from the McQuade Library Website.
To access the reading, search the catalog or click this link, and then the link Access for Merrimack College via ebrary.  If off campus, you will be asked to login using your library login*.
Ebrary ebooks can be read online, or you can download up to 60 pages into a PDF:

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It’s National Library Week

It’s National Library Week. Join us as we celebrate the work of libraries across the countryLibrary Week and the world to provide patrons with resources, skills, and technology to access information for education and leisure.

To help us celebrate, please take a minute to write on the easel in the lobby and let us know how you’re using the library!

Also, this week only: win some candy by guessing all the flags on display on the 2nd floor. Visit the Help Desk or Research Center for more information.International Flags

Snapshot Photos!

Check out over one hundred photos taken during Library Snapshot Day 2014.

The photos illustrate the numerous ways that the college’s students, faculty, and staff take advantage of the library’s space, resources, and services on a daily basis.

Test these Gender Studies & History Databases in March

In honor of Women’s History Month, McQuade Library is testing several databases relating to issues and history of women, men, and LGBT life, including publications from World War I.  Take a look and let us know which one’s are most helpful for studies at Merrimack College.  Send your comments to

  • GenderWatch (ProQuest) – Trial thru April 4, 2014
    a repository of important historical perspectives on the evolution of the women’s movement, men’s studies, the transgendered community and the changes in gender roles over the years. Publications include scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books and NGO, government and special reports. It includes archival material back to the 1970s.
  • Gender Studies (EBSCOhost) – Trial thru 4-28-2014
    Gender Studies Database combines Women’s Studies International and Men’s Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues. GSD covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. This database includes more than 921,000 records with coverage spanning from 1972 and earlier to the present.
  • LGBT Life with Fulltext (EBSCOhost) – Trial thru 4-28-2014
    LGBT Life with Full Text contains all of the content available in LGBT Life as well as full text for more than 120 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than 150 full-text monographs and books. The database includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage as well as a specialized LGBT Thesaurus containing over 6,400 terms.
  • ProQuest History Vault: Women’s Rights – Trial thru April 4, 2014
    A searchable online collection of documents from The Schlesinger Library’s Woman’s Suffrage Collection.
  • The Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs (Chadwyck) – Trial thru April 4, 2014
    On campus only. In the late 1800′s, Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women’s rights, now providing a source for the study of women’s history in the world.
  • Women’s Studies International (EBSCOhost) – Trial thru 4-28-2014
    WSI, produced by NISC, covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 871,000 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present. This database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented. Included in Gender Studies Database above.