Librarian Lyena Chavez Publishes Article

Lyena

Lyena Chavez, Head of Instruction and Outreach, recently published an article entitled, “Creating a Research Center: Space for Collaborations and Conversations” in a peer-reviewed journal.

This article was published online in February and will appear in the 57(3) summer issue of The Reference Librarian.

Congratulations, Lyena!

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New! Cambridge Structural Database

CSDC web page

CSD is a world wide repository of small molecule crystal structures hosted by Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center (CCDC). Access this resource in the Library Research Center on the 2nd Floor of McQuade or in the Chemistry Department.

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Flipster – More Magazines Online

Merrimack College now has 23 50 business, education, science and popular magazines available online – via the Internet or your favorite IOS or android device.  Browse and view online, print articles from your desktop, or click the menu within the issue to download articles and issues for off-line and app viewing. Look for the free Flipster app in the iTunes app and Google Play Store sites.  For more tips, see the FAQ.

We’ve added more news & opinion, lifestyle, and general magazines!




 

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Native Species Threatened: the Environment, Climate Change and Faith, from 1600s New England to Pope Francis.

McQuade Library is hosting local artist, Janel Houton, from Beverly, Massachusetts. Her artwork will be featured on the first floor of McQuade Library in April in celebration of Earth Day! Stop by to see her work! She will also be presenting a talk entitled
Native Species Threatened: the Environment, Climate Change and Faith, from 1600s New England to Pope Francis.  Wed. April 13 at 2:45 in McQuade Lobby by the art.  Click here for more information about the art and artist.

Artist Janal Houton with some of her Massachusetts Endangered Species Art

 

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Congratulations, Bob!

Operations Manager Robert J. O’Brien, Merrimack Class of 1973, is retiring this spring after 37 years at the McQuade Library. Please join us in wishing him the best at the Merrimack Club at 4:30pm on April 7.  Bring your best Bob story!

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Library Instructional Sessions

Schedule your class to come in for a Library Instruction Session today!

Librarians help students develop a research strategy, produce and distribute online resources guides specifically designed for the class, and provide a hands-on, active learning experience. Research instruction is most effective when students are engaged in a learning partnership between librarians and their instructors. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that faculty collaborate with librarians on class content and attend the library session with their class. Also, instruction is most useful when coordinated with an assignment that requires library research so consider scheduling a class later in the semester rather than the first week of class.

Please let us know your information needs and how we might assist you in introducing your students to the research process. We want to ensure that your students have a positive library experience.

For more information about our instructional program, please visit:
http://libguides.merrimack.edu/information_literacy

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Check out the new seating at McQuade!

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Therapy Dogs Visit McQuade

Over 400 members of the Merrimack community made their way over to the Sakowich Center and the McQuade Library this December to have the chance to relax and enjoy some down-time with a few very special (and fury) friends. Thanks to the Pets and People Foundation, an organization committed to pet-assisted therapy, as well as Hamel Health and the McQuade Library, eight fluffy, energetic, and well-trained pooches were able to pay a visit in an effort to help the Merrimack community de-stress during the busy week on finals. Each of the pups were accompanied by their human, who were all very knowledgeable and encouraged questions from the ever-growing crowd. “This has probably been the most popular event the library has seen in a long time,” commented Kadie Turcotte, McQuade’s Reference/Access Associate. “We had over 100 signed waivers within the first fifteen or twenty minutes!” With the undoubtable success of this event, it’s hopeful that the therapy dogs will return to Merrimack for Finals Week Spring 2016.

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Time to Sign Up for Farmer Dave’s CSA Pick Up at McQuade Library

McQuade Library is collaborating with Farmer Dave’s Community Supported Agriculture to provide fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits to the Merrimack College community. It is time to sign up.  Pick up is Wednesday afternoons between 3-6 at McQuade.  E-mail C.J. Wong (wongc) if you have any questions or would like to find a partner to share a share.

 

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Open Access and Digital Repositories: Openness in Teaching, Research, and Publishing

The Library Resources Committee invites faculty to the McQuade Library to hear Hillary Corbett speak about Open Access and Digital Repositories: Openness in Teaching, Research, and Publishing. 

Learn how Open Access affects your publications, and the advantages it has for faculty, students, the college, and academic publishing as a whole.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 1 at 3:30 PM in the Alden Classroom, located on the third floor of the McQuade Library (across from the Writing Center). Light refreshments will be served.

Hillary Corbett is the Director of Scholarly Communication & Digital Publishing and University Copyright Officer at Northeastern University

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