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FROM THE DIRECTOR'S DESK

We've had quite a wintry start to this 'Spring' semester--but snow and ice will not defeat us! Take a look at what your library has been up to--and stay warm!

Kathryn GeoffrionScannell

Tolle Lege 2014

Photo of Tolle Lege 2013 authors

On Tuesday, February 4th, twenty-eight Merrimack authors were honored for their works published September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013.  See the Tolle Lege 2013 List of Publications with department affiliations and alumni class year.

Standing in the picture left to right are Jim Kaklamanos, Ray Shaw, Janine LeBlanc-Straceski, Rose Titus, Mary McHugh, Gordene MacKenzie, Kerry Johnson, Lisa Michaud, Heather Maietta, Ana Silva, Marc Velotzos, and Kathleen Shine Cain.

Seated are Barbara LaChance, Dana Rowland, Laura Pruett, Courtney Gray, Laura Hsu, Kathleen Tiemann, and Cynthia McGowan.

Authors not shown are Brittnie Aiello, Mark Allman, Michele Beausoleil, Charlotte Berkes, Dan Butin, Charles Comegys, Sean Condon, Sally Ann Connolly, Michael DeCesare, Kevin Finn, Christina Hardway, George Heffernan, Joe Kelley, Kristen Lemay, Edward Martin, Kyle McInnis, Benjamin Paradis, Jane Parent, Andrea Politano, Danyel Saud, Laurie Faria Stolarz, Michael Stroud, Marian Walsh, William Wians and Alisha Wilkinson.

Some of these authors have already submitted publications for Tolle Lege 2014.  It’s never too early!

 

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The lucky winner will be selected at random from our followers on March 1.

We tweet about library tips, news, events, and new books and DVDs.

 

 

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Twitter is not the only place to find McQuade!  Whatever flavor of social media you prefer, we're there--or we'd like to be. Where should we go next? Should we get our own YouTube channel, set up a Tumblr, grow a Vine? Let us know in the comments!

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New Online Journals

McQuade has added a number of online journals & trade publications, some previously in print only. Many will support our diversifying education curricula. All our online & print publications are listed in our Journal Finder.

 

Cobblestone and Cricket: New Children's Magazines in the ERC

       

Two new magazine titles have been added to the Education Resources Collection.

Cobblestone is an American History magazine for children in grades 5-9. Each issue explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, graphics, historical photographs, and maps. This magazine is designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, and also aligns to the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (nine issues /year).


Cricket is a magazine for children ages 9-14. Each issue has classic literature, poetry and non-fiction stories on culture, history, science and the arts (nine issues/year).

 

New Major Reference Works: Available Online!

Introducing...



The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance provides authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. In addition to performances in playhouses, it covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions. Entries range from short definitions of terms to lengthy considerations of genres and movements, such as feminism and psychoanalytic criticism. Entries on cities and regions place performance in its local social and political context. Written in accessible language, this encyclopedia brings together an international cast of over 300 specialist contributors.

 

 


AmeriGrove!

The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 
second edition, is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on American Music. Twenty-five years ago, the four volumes of the first edition of the dictionary initiated a great expansion in American music scholarship. This second edition reflects the growth in scholarship the first edition initiated. At eight volumes, it provides greatly expanded coverage, particularly in the areas of popular music, cities and regions, musical theater, opera, concert music, and music technology, as well as the musical traditions of many ethnic and cultural groups.

This Dictionary features 11 articles by our very own Laura Moore Pruett.  Congratulations, Laura!

 

From Night to Day: A New Role for Joseph St. Germain

Starting this semester, there will be a new, but familiar face in the Research Center. Joseph St. Germain was recently promoted from Evening Access Services Manager to Reference/Access Associate and will now be working during the day instead of the evenings.

In this new role, Joseph will be answering reference questions, developing and maintaining subject and course LibGuides, participating in library instruction sessions, and assisting with collection development, while retaining some Access Services responsibilities such as facilitating the iPad lending program and seeing to the department’s technical needs.

Joseph states: “I am looking forward to serving the library and its patrons in this new capacity. One of my favorite parts of working in the library has always been teaching students about the vast resources the library has to offer and helping them learn to take full advantage of them. In my new role, I am excited to be able to devote more time to this endeavor through providing reference services and being involved in instruction classes. I am also looking forward to working more closely with faculty and staff during the day and being more involved in the Merrimack community.”

Joseph graduated from Merrimack College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and began working at the library soon after. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science degree at Simmons College.

 

WWI Research in HIS 3991

Author and historian Michael Neiberg says that World War I is poorly understood and that "we must push for a fresh understanding of the war."  Dr. Susan Vorderer’s History Methodology students are doing just that.  As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, Professor Vorderer’s HIS3991 History Methodology students are researching and writing about the Great War.  Librarian Lyena Chavez designed a HIS 3991 course research guide (see widget below) containing numerous WWI resources that offer a global perspective of “The War to End All Wars.”  Recommended resources include WWI books that Doctor Vorderer purchased for the collection, databases such as Historical Abstracts and JSTOR, and a variety of primary source materials found via the web.  Lyena met with these students in a library workshop and described how to find and use primary source materials.  As these future historians sharpen their research skills, develop critical thinking, and engage in history scholarship during their capstone sequence, McQuade Library truly serves as their “lab” and librarians are available to assist them along the way.

 

New Print Magazines in the 2nd floor ERC

 

Merrimack ScholarWorks

Open Access literature is free, digital and available to anyone online. At Merrimack, our institutional repository Merrimack ScholarWorks houses the college community’s collection of open-access material. Broadly defined, an institutional repository is a digital collection that captures and preserves the intellectual output of our college communities. Our site went live in February, 2013. As we approach our first year anniversary, we have thus far added 71 items and achieved more than 4417 downloads. That is 4417 times that someone, somewhere in the world took the time to access scholarship and other works that were created by members of the Merrimack community, faculty and students!

Interested in contributing your research, scholarship, or creative work to Merrimack ScholarWorks?  Contact scholarworks@merrimack.edu -- we'd be happy to help you get started.

 

Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

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The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine - Pollmann, Karla. Otten, Willemien.
Call Number: [REF] BR65.A9 .O9 2013
ISBN: 0199299137
Publication Date: 2013
This work is a ground-breaking international and interdisciplinary enterprise on the impact of the thought and work of Augustine of Hippo (AD 354 - 430)

 

Alexander McCall Smith Tour of Scotland

Above: C.J. and Dale at Callanish

Librarian C.J. Wong and her son Dale love Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith so much they made up their own Alexander McCall Smith Tour of Scotland!  They flew to Edinburgh where they spent two days mesmerized by the festival happenings and visiting places that Alexander McCall Smith mentions in his books, especially his Scotland Street series. They stopped by Valvona and Crolla, the Cumberland Bar, Glass and Thompson’s, and, of course, Scotland Street.

They then hopped on a small plane to fly to Orkney, an island north of the mainland, where they met up with their small touring party. Orkney has a Scandinavian flair and is known for wheat grown there called Bere.  Orkney is full of standing stones and ruins, which they were able to visit such as Maize Howe and the Ring of Brogdar when the heather was in full bloom!

After a ferry ride and glorious drive through the Highlands they took another ferry to the Isle of Lewis and Harris. Lewis is known for its rocky outcroppings, sheep, standing stones, and peat bogs. They spent quite a bit of time in the standing stones called Callanish. They had a brief stay in Harris as well and were able to pick up a few small tourist tweed items. They also had a brief visit to the Isle of Skye and a couple of days in Fort William where they did some hiking on Ben Nevis. It was a wonderful trip with lots of happy memories for Dale and his mom.

Many of Alexander McCall Smith's books are available on NOBLE Overdrive.  Click below to check them out!

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