Welcome Michaela!


Michaela Keating, Instruction/Liaison Librarian for Scholarly Communication

Please join the library staff in welcoming our newest member, Michaela Keating, to campus!

Michaela began working at McQuade Library on July 1 as the Instruction/Liaison Librarian for Scholarly Communication.  In this capacity, she will be overseeing the library’s digital repository, Merrimack ScholarWorks.  She will also be working closely with students, faculty, and staff while teaching library workshops and staffing the Research Center.

Learn more about Michaela below and feel free to stop by the Research Center to say hi!

1. What is your favorite movie?
It’s a tie between John Carpenter’s The Thing and Jaws

2. What is the last great book you read?
Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys

3. What is the song you play most often?
Overkill by Motörhead

4. What is one thing that may surprise your colleagues?
I’m pretty sure the Motörhead just gave it away, but my go-to music genre is metal (especially doom metal).

5. When are you in the Research Center?
Sunday 2pm-10pm, Monday-Thursday 11am-6pm

6. What is your contact information?

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Transportation Jeopardy


Photo by Kevin Salemme, Director of Media and Instructional Services

On July 9, McQuade Library hosted two exciting rounds of Transportation Jeopardy with the students from this year’s Summer Transportation Institute.

Host and organizer Joseph St. Germain, Reference/Access Associate, quizzed students on a variety of topics including bridges, space travel, and library services.

Chris Condon, Head of Access Services, Janet Graham, ERC and Technical Services Coordinator, and Chris Coflan, Acquisitions and Serials Specialist, and Lisa Vasallo, Student Library Assistant, helped ensure the event ran smoothly and that fun was had by all participants.

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Fourth of July Hours

Fourth of July is approaching. The library closes at 10:00pm on Wednesday 7/2/14 and reopens Monday 7/7/14 at 8:30am. Enjoy the holiday!

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Welcome Class of 2018!

Picture of Banner Students at Library

Class of 2018 students enjoy a “relaxation station” at McQuade during orientation!

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New Billing Policy Effective 7/1/14

In order to ensure that all patrons have equal access to library items, the library will be changing our billing policy as of 7/1/14. The change will apply to all existing or future loans.

As of 7/1/14, a non-refundable library fine of at least $50.00 per item will be charged through the college bursar for any library item that reaches 49 days overdue.  In order to assure patrons have adequate notice of this consequence, they will receive a reminder notice shortly before the item is due, three overdue notices after the due date, and one bill notice seven days before the charge is applied.  Returning the item any time before the bill is issued will prevent the charge from being levied. Once it has been charged, the fee will not be refunded, whether the item is returned or not.

Questions concerning this policy can be directed to circ@merrimack.edu or 978-837-5215.

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New Ebooks

We have added a number of new ebooks to our collection.  You can access them by clicking on the Pinterest board below.

Ebooks can be accessed on and off campus. Off campus access requires users to enter the number on the back of their MACK Card (starting with 2315) and a password.  To set up or reset a password, click here.

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New Items – June 2014

Preview some of our newest acquisitions:

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Remembering Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou passed away on May 28.

In remembrance of her literary achievements, the library has put together a display of books at the Help Desk.

In addition to being a prolific writer, Angelou was also a supporter of libraries: “Information is so important, and it must be open,” she said. “Information helps you to see that you’re not alone. That there’s somebody in Mississippi and somebody in Tokyo who all have wept, who’ve all longed and lost, who’ve all been happy. So the library helps you to see, not only that you are not alone, but that you’re not really any different from everyone else. There may be details that are different, but a human being is a human being.” – Maya Angelou*

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*Source: Montefinise, A. (2010). Interview: How libraries changed Maya Angelou’s life. Huffington Post.  Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-new-york-public-library/interview-how-libraries-c_b_775980.html


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Summer Reads

Looking for something good to read this summer?  Check out one of our books on display or one of our Hot Titles!

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Congratulations Class of 2014!

Now that commencement is over, check out these books that will inspire and inform you as you set out on an exciting new chapter in your life.

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