Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham will be speaking at the Writers House on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 4:00pm. For more details on her visit, click here.
Stop by the library to check out some of her poetry, which is currently on display on the 1st floor. Also, be sure to check out our Writers House LibGuide, which will highlight books written by Writers House speakers that are available in the library’s collection.
Access Services student workers gathered at McQuade Library to participate in an orientation on Tuesday September 9th for some team building, training, and a few laughs.
Supervisors Chris Condon, Joseph St. Germain, and Linda Wilkins emphasized how Access Services student workers support the library and its patrons in countless ways by staffing the Help Desk, keeping items organized, retrieving materials, and referring questions to appropriate departments.
Returning student workers shared their experiences with new hires and all were introduced to a new Blackboard classroom created by Joseph St. Germain that encourages further team building and increased collaboration among the student worker staff to keep the department focused on providing McQuade Library patrons with friendly, professional, and outstanding customer service.
Access Services student workers pose outside the library after orientation.
We’re kicking off the new academic year with our brand new search tool, MACKsearch! Now available on the library website, you can search through the majority of the library’s physical and electronic materials. You can read more about what is included, and how it works on the MACKsearch Guide.
During Orientation first year students traveled to the library for a multimedia QR Code Walking Tour adventure. Students were issued earbuds and used their personal devices (ipads and smartphones) to scan QR codes throughout the building and then listen and watch 10 videos to learn about the amazing academic resources available at McQuade.
Librarian C.J. Wong shared her hula hooping skills with First Year Engineering Students. She explained that she could never get the hula hoop to work as a child because she was using the wrong size hoop, but she learned to hoop as an adult when she discovered a bigger hoop. She said, “library tools are a lot like the bigger hoop, they help students to complete the tasks they need to accomplish. Using the right size hoop, or the best library database, just makes sense.”